Prices and where to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the UK

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With just a couple of weeks left till Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, being launched, all major UK networks are taking pre-orders. Most also include free accessories or other deals on a limited time only. But rather than having you open multiple tabs in your browser, let PocketDroid do the leg work for you and show you all the deals on ONE page. We’ll go by network and include the two major high street stores at the bottom for you (in this case, we will treat Orange, T-Mobile and EE as one network).

EE:

EE are offering the S4 on the following contracts and terms:

24 Month Contract:

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Calls: Texts: One off Payment:
£31.00 500MB Unlimited Unlimited £269.99
£36.00 500MB Unlimited Unlimited £179.99
£41.00 1GB Unlimited Unlimited £79.99
£46.00 3GB Unlimited Unlimited £29.99
£51.00 5GB Unlimited Unlimited £29.99
£56.00 8GB Unlimited Unlimited £19.99
£76.00 20GB Unlimited Unlimited £19.99

12 Month Contract:

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Calls: Texts: One off Payment:
£41.00 500MB Unlimited Unlimited £299.99
£46.00 500MB Unlimited Unlimited £239.99
£51.00 1GB Unlimited Unlimited £199.99
£56.00 3GB Unlimited Unlimited £159.99
£61.00 5GB Unlimited Unlimited £109.99
£66.00 8GB Unlimited Unlimited £69.99

With a pre-order, you get an accessory pack worth £54.99 which includes a car charger, a flip case to match the colour of the phone (currently only black or white) and a 16GB Micro SD card to double the size of the memory.

O2:

If you pre-order with O2 by the 25th April, they will give you double the Monthly data allowance on their £37.00 plan if you pay £99.99 upfront, which isn’t a bad deal. Otherwise, the tariffs are as follows (note: O2 don’t do any 12 month contracts on the S4).

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£22.00 750MB 600 Unlimited £399.99
£27.00 750MB 600 Unlimited £279.99
£32.00 750MB 600 Unlimited £159.99
£37.00 750MB 600 Unlimited £99.99

On this plan, you get a one month early upgrade.

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£27.00 1 GB Unlimited Unlimited £299.99
£32.00 1 GB Unlimited Unlimited £179.99
£42.00 1 GB Unlimited Unlimited £49.99

This is O2’s On & On plan, their most popular, also with a one month early upgrade.

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£37.00 2 GB Unlimited Unlimited £99.99
£42.00 2 GB Unlimited Unlimited £99.99
£47.00 2 GB Unlimited Unlimited Free

O2’s 2GB On & On plan, with a one month early upgrade option again.

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£47.00 4 GB Unlimited Unlimited £99.99
£52.00 4 GB Unlimited Unlimited Free

On & On with 4GB of data, still with a one month early upgrade option.

There are no free accessory packs with O2, but getting double the data for £99.99 and £37 a month isn’t a bad offer.

Three:

Three also don’t give any free accessories with their pre-order, however, they do let you have the phone for free for as little as £35 over 24 months! That’s a great offer. Shame the network isn’t as reliable. Still, here are the tariffs.

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£35.00 Unlimited 500 5000 Free
£37.00 Unlimited 2000 5000 Free

Vodafone:

Vodafone’s offer states that you can save £120 (equivalent to £5 off your 24 month tariff) if you trade in your old touch screen phone and pre-order with them. They offer both 12 and 24 month contracts.

12 Months:

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£43.00 500MB 600 Unlimited £139.00
£47.00 1GB Unlimited Unlimited £99.00
£52.00 2GB Unlimited Unlimited £59.00
£57.00 4GB Unlimited Unlimited £29.00

24 Months:

Monthly Cost: Monthly Data: Minutes: Texts: One off Payment:
£37.00 1GB Unlimited Unlimited £69.00
£42.00 2GB Unlimited Unlimited Free
£47.00 4GB Unlimited Unlimited Free

Carphone Warehouse:

Carphone Warehouse will offer all the deals above, and will give you a bundle pack too. This bundle will include a Rocketfish Car charger, a Rocketfish flip case and a 32GB micro SD card. This card will allow you to treble your storage space, which is a good option with Google Play games getting bigger and bigger in size. And with a full HD AMOLED screen, you’ll find it difficult not to be tempted to download the big HD graphic games. Carphone Warehouse will also offer up to £200 in return for your old phone.

Phones4U:

Phones4U will also offer you the tariffs above. They will not only give you an accessory pack worth £80 (although it doesn’t say what it consists of, one can imagine that it is similar to the other accessory packs), they will also give you up to £100 to spend on the Google Play Store. Finally, they give you the chance to enter into a competition to win Samsung goodies everyday.

The terms and conditions of the Google Play offer state that to get the voucher, you have to pre-order your S4 on an EE tariff. The voucher will be emailed to you within 28 days of the dispatch of your handset. The amount of the voucher will depend on the size of the tariff you get.

  • £100 voucher on £46 EE4G tariff or above
  • £50 voucher on £41 EE4G tariff and above
  • £25 voucher on £36 EE4G tariff and above

Having got my Galaxy Note 2 through Phones4U in October 2012, I can highly recommend them. Even though their delivery was late due to supply difficulties, they were very helpful on the phone and via Twitter. Their voucher arrived by email within a month of dispatch as promised (my deal included a voucher to download music from 7Digital).

Conclusion:

This ends the round up of tariffs and deals on Pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Most pre-orders state that dispatch will be around 26th April at the time of writing, but it’s fair to say that as orders come flooding in, dispatch dates may be pushed back. In order to get your new phone ASAP after launch, it would be advisable to get your pre-order in soon.

Happy hunting, and let us know if you get any details of delays or holdups from the sellers.

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