AT&T Galaxy S4 price will be $249, pre-orders start on April 16

AT&T Galaxy S4 price will be $249, pre-orders start on April 16
Never wanting to be left behind, AT&T has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 on April 16. Unfortunately, it's still unknown when the device will actually ship, as AT&T hasn't revealed the release date, unlike T-Mobile, which has announced that it'll ship the GS4 starting May 1. Anyway, we guess AT&T's Galaxy S4 release date will be quite similar.

Interestingly, AT&T's price for the Galaxy S4 will be $249 with a two year contract, which is $50 more than what the carrier's offering the iPhone 5, Z10 and GS III for, but $50 less than its Galaxy Note II price. Suddenly, T-Mobile's initial price of $99 seems to good...

So, who's buying the Galaxy S4 and which carrier do you plan to get it from? At least we know that all four major carriers are going to have it!

via: UnwiredView

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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49 Comments

1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

pay 50 dollars more and get the nexus 4 with out contract

7. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Pay $50 more and receive an outdated phone that can barely keep up with the new bunch? Ill take my luck with an S4. This phone is future-proof.

9. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

While your Galaxy S4 is on 4.2, Nexus 4 users will be on 5.1 :)

13. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

And while you guys are on 5.1 we will be on 5.0, with the support of the best developers in the android world.(this is not pertaining to stock users of course) The Nexus 4 came too late in the game. Still a good buy but it is now obsolete.

18. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Beware this might be the last bestselling samsung device. sammy can't increase size of the device further sammy can't increase screen resolution further soon sony and htc will soon release phone with snapdragon 800.

41. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Don't worry ... Samsung will start increasing storage ... 32G being min ... going upto 128 in few years who knows ...

42. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

U must be talking about an iphone 18

22. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

good luck, hopefully samsung will release some source to work with... if not, have fun with those bugs

32. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and? can u fly to the mars with 5.1?? stupid people..^^ i mean come on..what are u expecting

28. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You're smoking the bad sh*t, bro. The N4 is far from outdated. You're just a Sammy boi

40. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Take your luck with the S4 and have fun with your God awful sh*tty TouchWiz! LMFAO I will take the pure Google Android experience any day over any bad designed UI and be locked to a 2 year contract...

46. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

im running 4.2.2 on my Note II. notevenmad

50. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

The Nexus 4 is over $1000 cheaper than the S4 in the long run. AT&T's unlimited talk/text plan and 3GB of data is $100 a month, so that's $2650 over two years for an S4. With the Nexus 4, you can go with T-Mobile or Straight Talk for $50-$45 a month unlimited talk/text/2GB of data, that's $1500-$1380 over two years for a Nexus 4.

19. p5yb0rg unregistered

Paying anything for a phone without LTE is throwing away money

20. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

really? OMG!

43. jcarrigan unregistered

I am getting a GS4 for free, but if i wasnt then I wouldnt pay any more than $200 because its not a phablet which are usually $300 at launch. If its $250 it should have 32 gb built in with a mirco sd slot.

2. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I only care about the retail price. I don't sign contracts to get phones lol

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Last time I got a phone on contact was 2009 with Verizon lol. Idk what I'd do without Craigslist.

21. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

have you ran into any blacklisted phones?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Surf are you getting an s4?

3. MattGioff

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I'm too accustom to $200 for a premium phone with contract. Even though its only 50 dollars for something that I'd have for 2 years I wouldn't do it. I agree with YaBoiDre10, I'd rather spend $300 on the Nexus 4 on principle than signing a 2 year contract and pay $250.

4. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Simple. Sell your old phone and pay the difference of the retail price. I got the S3 and Note II by doing this.

5. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Or, you can sell the old phone and pay nothing for on contract. Or maybe even have money left over for a case...

14. Hemlocke unregistered

Not with an Android phone. I sell a lot of phones, and if you bought the S3 from AT&T, you will be roughly 10 months from launch, and you don't qualify for the 1 year partial upgrade (-$450). Your phone is worth about $350 if it is mint. If you bought the Note II, your sale will net you $450-$500, but you are under 6 months, so you have to pay full price (-$650). The only phone that holds its value is the iPhone, and The 5 only goes for -$500, used.

6. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

wow...$250 with 2years contract? hellllls no~~~~ samsung think they are # 1 mobile company? they think people willl buy this phone even high price? people buy phone from samsung because they are cheap.....otherwise there is no reason to buy phone from samsung....

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'm leaning towards At&t not Samsung pricing it this way. If Verizon releases it at $250 then I would agree with you. $250 is too much because this phone will be $100 on Amazon.com in one month.

45. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

i heard one of my friend who working at verizon marketing team said, verizon will be some with $299 with 2 year contract or $249.99.... after he told me about that, i will be wait for iphone5s

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The OEM price to carriers is quite less retail price. So the contract price depends on how much carrier wanna subsidy.

23. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

How smart

34. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is the carrier price idiot. Not samsung price. If you dont want it then dont bother talkin bout it.

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