Galaxy S5 comes with free subscriptions to Endomondo, Box, and more

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a range of free subscriptions to apps, social networks, and news sites including Evernote, Endomondo, RunKeeper, and The Wall Street Journal.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with free access to various apps and services. Rich Trenholm/CNET

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is rocking' in the free world with a range of gratis apps, subscriptions, and other free stuff. Depending where you live, buying the new Android smartphone nets you premium membership of Evernote, Endomondo, RunKeeper, The Wall Street Journal, and more for the princely sum of nothing at all.

Read on to find out what free apps and subscriptions you can enjoy when you unwrap your new Galaxy S5.

Free stuff in the UK

In Great Britain, a free three months of LinkedIn premium connects you with serious business people doing serious business, so you can post your CV, talk to people in your industry, and hunt for jobs.

Stockpile your stuff online with three months of note-taking app Evernote, or 50GB of free cloud storage for two years in Dropbox, keeping safe your files, photos, music, and more.

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To keep you fit, the S5 comes with a free year of premium membership to sports community Endomondo, which logs your running and cycling routes with the S5's GPS and records your progress. If you're already a member of a different fitness social network, the S5 also comes with a free year of RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, Skimble, and Lark.

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Also on the exercise tip is a free three-month subscription to Instructor Live, an app that lets you download and watch fitness classes. That's worth it for the names alone: classes include "Cellulite Dynamite", "Beditation", "Top Guns", "Yogini Bikini", and "Pyjama Pilates".

While working out you can also listen to ad-free music from Deezer.

After all that exercise has worn you out, you want to relax with the news; free subscriptions to Bloomberg Businessweek and The Wall Street Journal should keep you up on the latest happenings in the financial world.

For more on the S5, check out our guide to the best S5 prices and deals in the UK.

Free stuff in the US

Phone fans in the US of A can enjoy deals and discounts on apps including Box, PayPal, Evernote, and Bloomberg Businessweek. They're also accessed through the Samsung Apps widget.

The Samsung Gifts app shows deals on services including Box, PayPal, Evernote, and Bloomberg Businessweek for US phone fans. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

The Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives on shop shelves on Friday 11 April. To find your free stuff, unwrap your brand spanking new S5 and swipe to the Samsung Apps widget, which highlights apps that Samsung wants you to play with. Look in Samsung Gifts and you'll have handy direct links to download the apps offering you free access. Because you can choose which apps you want, your phone isn't clogged up with bloatware -- apps you don't want.

Do free app subscriptions influence your thinking when buying a new phone? Which app are you most excited about getting for free? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.