32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 to sell for $299.99 on-contract starting with June 29

June 28, 2013

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Verizon on Friday officially announced that starting with June 29 it’s going to sell a 32GB version of the Galaxy S4 for $299.99 with new two-year contracts.

So far, AT&T was the only mobile operator to offer Samsung’s flagship handset in a higher capacity, with the carrier pricing its own 32GB version of the smartphone at $249.99 with new two-year contracts.

Verizon’s offer is $50 more expensive, but customers that don’t want to leave the carrier may still be interested in the device, considering the added storage it has to offer.

The 64GB Galaxy S4 model is yet to show up in carrier stores, but we’ll remind you that all smartphone version come with microSD card support for up to 64GB of additional memory.

That said, you should know that Verizon will start shipping the 32GB Galaxy S4 version on July 3, so there’s some waiting to be done before you get your hands on this particular model.

In case off-contract handset purchases sound better to you, we’ll also going to remind you that the Verizon Galaxy S4 Developer Edition is available directly from Samsung.com for $649.99 – sadly, it’s the 16GB version.

Comments

  • Johnathan Katz

    An SD card slot doesn’t mean squat if I still can’t install apps to it.

    • Travis Danger Guilliams

      Agreed. The only way to do so is with root access. I’ve been rooting and hacking since before Gingerbread and even when it was a built in part of Android, it was not as stable as when the app was moved to an SD card. 32GB should be the BARE MINIMUM for internal storage in all phones coming out today.

      I read somewhere that only 1% of users root their phone, so rooting is not a viable solution for most. It’s total bullshit for power-users that have 100s of apps installed on their phone.

  • Johnathan Katz

    An SD card slot doesn’t mean squat if I still can’t install apps to it.

    • Travis Danger Guilliams

      Agreed. The only way to do so is with root access. I’ve been rooting and hacking since before Gingerbread and even when it was a built in part of Android, it was not as stable as when the app was moved to an SD card. 32GB should be the BARE MINIMUM for internal storage in all phones coming out today.

      I read somewhere that only 1% of users root their phone, so rooting is not a viable solution for most. It’s total bullshit for power-users that have 100s of apps installed on their phone.

      • Michael McGrade

        So true that SD’s shouldn’t be the answer especially since NAND is better and faster for apps than using SD cards. It’s nice to have apps to SD for petty apps but with big games it just doesn’t make sense.

        • Travis Danger Guilliams

          Exactly! Quite frankly, an SD card slot was a MUST HAVE for me, however, after going over everything, I’d be happy with a phone that has 64 or 128GB of internal storage. I have a 32GB GNex and with the music and pictures I want on it, I still have over 9GB of storage left.

          Granted I don’t have a ton of large games installed. Some of which I’ve seen are over a GB (Take Iron Man 3 for example).

          In essence, I do put part of the blame on us, the consumers. We settle for mediocre specs and features and that allows the big companies to continuously put out mediocre phones with mediocre specs and features. A phone like the S4 would be an incredible buy if it came with 64GB of internal storage. The HTC One would be great if it had a better battery and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have an SD card slot in it.

          I’ve said this before and I’ll say it until the day I die: “Why make a decent product, when you can make a GREAT product?”

          • Michael McGrade

            Same here. I store a lot on disk because you never know when you’re not going to be near Wi-Fi or have coverage and honestly without having unlimited data I don’t want to burn through my plan listening to music or watching movies. I also play a lot of the bigger games so more memory is a must for me. I play a few very graphics intense shooter games or games like that (Spider-Man, Dark Knight plus Dead Trigger, NOVA, ShadowGun, Predators, AVP Revolution, MC4, the Need for Speed series…all 3) as I have a MOGA controller so I take it seriously. I really though by now we’d have at least options of a 128 internal…I would totally pay for it…although 64 would probably suffice. I also take a lot of photos and videos so space is really required for me. I don’t see why OEM’s don’t see this.

      • Topcat488

        I agree with both of you… I carry a iphone too, man ole man will that thing hold some apps. :/ Thousands.

    • Piyush

      who will tell to android authority ;)

    • Cristi13

      Can you just buy an sd card,move all your music, videos etc. on it? And then you will have those 9gb (or 10,5 gb depending where you are) for your apps and games. I don’t know about you but i think it is plenty enough (I don’t use more than 3-5 gb for my apps and games and i don’t even use an s4). Btw do you have an s4 or are you only complaining for the sake of it?

      • box14380

        Currently I’m using SGS3 with 32GB SD Card. My 6GB+ song and 11 movies are stored in sd card. Only 3GB left.

        However, the internal sd has a lot of space left around 6GB.

        • Cristi13

          You have a lot of content on your phone and you still have quite something left, it’s just shows that is not that bad. I mean people were(and are) shouting all over the place, like samsung did some kind of crime. But you know, when other companies like microsoft or htc did the same thing, it was not a big deal. What can I say more, some people really hate samsung. But me I can’t wait to get one, because of my really bad experience with my xperia s (sony isn’t really the same as they were before, the don’t give too much of a damn about their past users). For example my xperia s received jb last month, sgs3 received jb in october. Samsung doesn’t deserve all this hate

          • Piyush

            what the hell are you taliking microsoft was sued for marketing false storage for surface rt , please dont just blame anyone before researching dude.

  • ServedTheUS

    Funny… the additional cost of the NAND unit for this phone is probably $1.30 – $2.50 for Samsung over the 16 GB model (which turns out to only be 9 GB usable) and yet we pay $100 more as consumer. No…. we aren’t getting ripped off.

    • Cristi13

      But is Verizon who sets the price right? I remember that on at&t is cheaper.

      • King-Podigy-X

        But Verizon has the 32GB White Samsung Galaxy S4, AT&T does not.