AT&T revises pricing on Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders; 16GB model will be $199.99 on contract

AT&T revises pricing on Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders; 16GB model will be $199.99 on contract
Back late last month, we passed along to you the word that AT&T would start accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on April 16th. That part, at least, was correct. But for some reason that may never be explained, the carrier posted that pre-orders would be $249.99 with a signed two year contract. While some were upset, considering that most carriers are thinking about ways to wean the public off subsidized pricing of new handsets, no one thought twice about this. $249.99 for the Samsung Galaxy S4 might have seemed a little pricey, but it could be understood in the current environment.

As it turns out, AT&T wasn't making a statement with its pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S4 after all. The mobile operator had merely left out a few words from its statement. Nothing important mind you, just that the $249.99 price was for the 32GB version of the upcoming Android phone. The 16GB model will be priced at the expected $199.99 with a signed contract. AT&T has yet to announce a launch date for the phone.

source: AT&T via GIGaom


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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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39 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31644; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I will be getting the white 32 with a 64 gig sd card. 96 giggers comin up

5. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

no thanks not intrested in last year phone 2 years same phone features and same desgin. i want something fresh.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Well said,,, lol @ galaxy S3S

26. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

BITE YOUR TONGUE! BITE IT NOW!

12. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

What else can they change about the phone? 720p vs 1080p. 2100 mah battery vs 2600 mah battery. quad core vs dual core. The design is different. I can see if it was the same EXACT phone. You people are never satisfied. There's a huge difference Between the phones

15. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

i agree but people were expecting a much bigger change i guess. which is probably why some people(me included) went nuts over the one.

34. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

no sense of arguing with them kid,they're just the htc one, sony XZ's and othe smartphones' fanboys who cant accept their defeat during smartphone battle reviews and trying their ONLY means to elevate again their smartphone's glory..

20. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Theres not much difference between the S3 and the S4. the fact that they made the 16GB S4 at $199 is a good idea if they wanted to sell them as much as the S3 has been for over 9 months now. I dont regret upgrading to the S3, but its a great phone for those who dont want to pay $300 to upgrade to the Note II

22. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Well, no one's forcing you to change your opinion on the S4 but you dont need to bash a guy for expressing his desire on having high portable storage! Personally, I'm still very torn between the S4 and the One.. Its a very hard decision to make. On one hand I'm a very very happy S2 user, especially after rooting and custom ROMing to escape the crappy buggy updates that AT&T keeps pushing out, so needless to say I love TouchWiz. And Samsung's skin is very easy to use. On the other hand, I love the design of the One (obviously! :D) and the dual front speakers with Beats! (I am an extreme audiophile!). The only arguments I can come up with is that I am sure I will be comfortable with the S4 out-of-the-box. Once the necessary tools are put in place by the good folks at xda devs, I can port Beats and be taken care of. The 5 inch Super AMOLED is too enticing! To watch shows or YouTube vids, or just plain browsing. The camera we know is pretty awesome. With 2600mAh of juice, I can already feel the good vibes form this phone. In short, it makes sense for me to upgrade from the S2. HTC One I imagine will be better for me since I feel 5-inch might be too big for me. (although, this is what I thought when I was getting the S2) 4.7 inches feels comfortable. The design is just drool-worthy. But the camera plain sucks! We haven't seen whether the 6 way blind test on PA was after HTC's firmware update to fix the camera. So for time being I have decided that I will go into the AT&T store and hold these 2 beastly phones side-by-side and then judge for myself. OK, rant out! :) I hope I make some sense, and that people dont start bashing me for the long post. Or if you just wish to troll on, its upto you. Peace.

31. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thats the beauty of competition!! you cant go wrong with either phone. phones have become an investment like a car or even a marriage lol. You're stuck with the contract once you pick a phone and you dont return it b4 the buyers remorse period is over. Choose wisely because both phones will do you justice!!

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

"HTC One I imagine will be better for me since I feel 5-inch might be too big for me. (although, this is what I thought when I was getting the S2) 4.7 inches feels comfortable. Keep in mind that while S4 has a larger screen, it's still a smaller phone than the One.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31644; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True it's only an incremental upgrade, but it's an upgrade of a revolutionary device. The s3 set the bar. S3 720p s4 1080p, s3 4.8 in. s4 5.0 in., s3 8mp s4 13mp, s4 exynos octa, s4 thinner too. Sammy as apple has settled on a beautiful design that only needs to tweaked here and there, innovation is more in the software with this model... Did I mention a bigger battery, and improved front camera also. The s4 is a beast... Everyone including apple has there work cut out for them due to the s4.

21. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

htc one vs samsung galaxy s4 and the HTC ONE has Won http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/04/01/htc-one-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mm-2013/

24. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I'm right there with you bro! I already have a 32gig card ready to go into the S4 64gig model, if I go with this phone in the end :) Sucks that the One lacks microSD slot, wish it had it.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Well looks like att did some bad advertisment. new contract should always be 199$. I wasnt going too buy one if it was 199$. N i was piss when they said 249$.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

250$ for sure, there is no 200$ model is coming guys.....!!!

39. itsjustme

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Yes the s4 16g will be $199

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

bad news for the HTC One... :P

6. nacixem

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

yup, and they can only blame themselves taking this long to launch...can't sleep on samsung!

4. Stayfly2407

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

im picking up the 64g with a 64g sd card, 128G is perfect for uploading my bluray movies on that 1080p screen. Im switching to Tmobile though :)

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

The 64GB version didn't make it to our shores last year & it's looking like it may not this year either.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31644; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

g2 are your shores here in the states as are mine?

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31644; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait for them to announce the launch date.

9. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

well I was confused by the choice between the htc one and the s4, the only problem isni owned the S3 and was never a fan of touchwiz, and design wise nothing really change drastically, yes it gives you removable battery, but i never take my battery out anyways, and expandable storage... you know how many times I have seen SD cards fail, as well as sandisk report that there were some bad production on the S3 phones. The One while it doesnt have those things it gives me one of the things I wanted, which was stereo speakers for all the media I watch, the build quality is outstanding, many reviewers calling it the best looking phone so far. The camera with software improved, but I am not sure how much, Zoe is a nice feature and all, I am not sure how useful. Both are good options going to take me sometime to think about this.

18. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I'm in the same dilemma. Idk what to choose lol. Well since the HTC One is the same price with twice the internal memory I might go for it. I have had Sd cards fail and give me problems, and my Nexus has only internal memory which has given me a better experience. I still like the idea of removable storage though... So hard.

19. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Get the SGS4 since it is smaller and buy a Great looking case Bigger battery, Screen, and better support

10. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

the amount of thumb downs proves there is a lot of samsung haters on this website.

14. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

everyone on this site seems to down-vote whatever phone company they don't currently own.

17. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

yeah thats what usually happens and the only time they agree is to clown on ios

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