The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone powerhouse has finally gone up for pre-order from all leading UK mobile phone networks, and we’ve got the run-down on every deal going.
The 5-inch, 1080p handset (which you can read about in detail here) won’t come cheap, so we’ve put together this guide as to what you can expect to pay from each mobile retailer. Expect a late April shipping date, with the majority of retailers here pushing from an April 26th release.
A 16GB SIM-Free Samsung Galaxy S4 from Carphone Warehouse will set you back £629.95, while contracts start at £41 a month for a free handset on a two year contract. That puts you on the T-Mobile network, with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and unlimted data (subject to a fair usage policy). Carphone Warehouse are also offering a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for the first 2,000 people to pre-order a handset, sweetening the deal considerably.
No SIM-free offer from Phones 4U, so it’s straight to their contract deals. The free handset can be picked up on £41 a month contracts from either Orange or EE on a two-year deal. With Orange that bags you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB of data. With EE you get unlimited minutes, unlimited data and 1GB of superfast 4G data, as well as £50 worth of Google Play app store credit. Anyone who orders through Phones 4U also gets entered into a prize draw to win Samsung prizes.
If you’re looking for the handset on a superfast 4G network, head over to EE, currently the UK’s only LTE contract vendor. They’re highlighting their best value deal as a 24-month, £41 a month contract with the handset costing £79.99, bagging you 1GB of 4G data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts. In this respect, it seems the deal they’re offering through Phones 4U seems better, so maybe head over their first. If you’re looking for 3G deals through Orange and T-Mobile, EE are also the place to grab them. T-Mobile are offering the handset for £36 a month on a two year deal with an upfront cost of £109.99, which gets you the 16GB handset, 2,000 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. Details of Orange plans are yet to be finalised, but start with the phone costing £19.99 on £51 a month deals over two years.
As ever, Three have gone a good value approach. On their network you can grab a free Galaxy S4 handset on a two year contract which costs £35 per month and gives you all-you-can-eat data, 500 minutes and 5,000 texts. Jump up a mere two quid to £37 and you get an additional 1,500 minutes and 5,000 Three-to-Three network call minutes too.
O2 have yet to open their pre-order page, but you can sign up for updates from the network for news on their deals by clicking here.
Vodafone are offering the 16GB phone for free on a two year contract priced at £42 a month, bagging you unlimited UK minuted, unlimited UK texts and 2GB of data. Jump up to £47 a month and you bag an extra 1GB of data on top. If you’ve got a half-decent touchscreen phone to trade in, you can also get the Galaxy S4 for free on a £37 a month deal, with unlimited texts, minutes and 2GB of data. Vodafone’s handsets are 4G-ready too, meaning you’ll be able to sign up for their super-fast mobile download speeds once the network launches.
Again, just a pre-registration page, which you can find here, to check out for now. But existing Virgin broadband and TiVo customers will get £5 off any eventual Galaxy S4 deals that arise.
No pre-order pricing or pre-registration page from Tesco yet, but they have confirmed they will be carrying the phone at some point.
Unlocked-Mobiles are offering the best SIM-free price, offering the Galaxy S4 for a relatively cheap £529.98
Again, just a pre-registration page from Expansys, who had initially been taking pre-orders for both black and white versions of the Galaxy S4. It may be a sign of stock shortages for the online retailer.
Another pre-registration page is all that’s on offer from Clove.
By Gerald Lynch | March 28th, 2013