Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition now available for $649

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition now available for $649
We've been waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition to be released, and it looks like it is finally available for Verizon. The listing for the device went up on Samsung's website last month for both the Verizon and AT&T variants. The AT&T variant has been removed, but the Verizon model is back and on sale.

The S4 Developer Edition is exactly what it sounds, although it could just as easily be sold simply as an unlocked model of the S4. There is no real difference between the standard S4 and dev edition, except that the dev model of the S4 comes with an unlocked bootloader, making it easier to mess around with custom ROMs and other device hacks (not that those things are all that difficult on the standard edition of the device). 

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition will set you back $649 and is available directly from Samsung. 

source: Samsung via Droid Life

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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)



1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All phone should come like this

7. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Aparently in the US they dont come like this in mexico all phones come like this no carrier bloatware no carrier logo on the phones but then again telcel mexico and movistar sells em for a lot more when compared to the US but for those that have the money get a phone like this .

2. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Can you provide S4 performance comparison between touchwized and stock android?

3. SleepingOz unregistered

Should be faster because Vanilla-flavoured Android isn't as resource-hungry as Touchwiz.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Dev edition still has touchwiz

10. SleepingOz unregistered

Oh, I thought it was an early version of the Google edition for devs.

4. horsecock unregistered

I already unlocked my bootloader on my T-Mobile GS4 with unlimited lte...

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I would of done the same thing if I still had tmobile but over here in LA its coverage is soo spotty half of it is edge so an unlimited plan wasnt worth it, good thing i still have my grandfathered unlimited plan on verizon and at&t I used 20 gigs before on both and so far no problem and I have better lte coverage and overall nationwide coverage I rarely see EDGE on att or 3g on verizon were as with tmobile I would see edge in lots of places like on the 105 or on the way to vegas all edge or san fran was all edge were att n verizon have lte.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2240; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What a waste of a unit. All Samsung has to do is include a bootloader for all of their S4's. No one is going to pay $650 for this phone.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wait. I can have an unlocked bootloader? Like the one I've had for over 6 months? Beanstown just released Casual, based on Adam Outler's work, which is a one click root and bootloader unlock for Verizon S3s.

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