AT&T Galaxy S4 pre-orders official: $249.99 with new contract starting April 16

by: Chris SmithMarch 28, 2013

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AT&T on Wednesday has quietly announced its Galaxy S4 pre-order details, becoming the first U.S. carrier to make such information available to potential buyers, but the second U.S. operator to mention pricing details for the handset, after T-Mobile.

The Galaxy S4 will be available for pre-order starting on April 16, for $249.99 with a new two-year contract:

Continuing our legacy as the first carrier to launch Samsung’s Galaxy series, we are excited to announce AT&T customers will be able to begin pre-ordering the Galaxy S4 beginning April 16 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment. We are proud to offer this iconic device and continue to offer our customers the best smartphone line-up, with a variety of devices for every lifestyle and budget. For more information and to pre-order, please visit

The carrier has not mentioned whether the phone will be available both in Black Mist and White Frost in the first round of pre-orders. But since it only offered one pricing option for the handset, we’re almost convinced that AT&T will only have the 16GB in stock initially.

Moreover, since it will naturally be a 4G LTE model, we’re looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Galaxy S4 version for AT&T.

Shipping dates are not available, and it will be interesting to see what carrier will be the first one to launch the handset. T-Mobile said its $99 off-contract-but-with-monthly-installments Galaxy S4 will be available around May 1.

Now that AT&T has announced its Galaxy S4 pre-order, we expect all other U.S. carriers that will stock the phone (and we have at least six of them) to announce similar details in the very very near future.

Meanwhile, UK buyers can already pre-order the handset (only the 16GB Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version also,) and we have a pre-order shopping guide already in place for them.

  • rather go tmobile at that price

  • poop mcguinness

    250?? haha. I’ll take an htc one with twice the space, better looks, and not as many gimmicks. for 199.

    • fixxmyhead

      don’t forget no sd card slot, slower updates, outdated version of android, gimmicky camera, smaller screen and a smaller non-removable battery :-)

      • bob

        Anyone who uses 32gb and needs more should have it stored somewhere else other than their phone! Also, battery tests were done on the GS4 and the HTC One blew it out of the water! Smaller OHM but a better quality battery! (do research). Gimmicky camera on htc one? (see gimmicky features on GS4) Screen size is preference I personally don’t want screen the size of a book.

        • bob

          And at least HTC changed their hardware. Instead of just keeping it EXACTLY the same… for 50 bucks more than any other phone EVER?! I own a GS3 and I still think this is a joke!

          • Cole Raney

            Exact same hardware? What are you smoking. The 1.9 Ghz snapdragon 600 blows the S3s hardware away. And beats the htc one

          • jake

            That’s the software dummy. The hardware is the body. lol

          • Cole Raney

            A processor is part of the hardware…

          • John Koetsier poyo

            bob why u too angry like nate lame swanner

        • fixxmyhead

          the only time the HTC ONE beats the s4 in battery is web browsing everything else the s4 wins plus u can ALWAYS just pop in another battery , htc one not so much. its ok to admit there are better phones i know u wanna root for the underdog but just let it go HTC is done put a fork in them. this is gonna be flop #2

        • Tcv4

          32gb? Lol, I have 16gbs in photos and videos alone and I’ve only had this phone for a few months. Add to that apps, music, and movies and I’ve blown through 32 gbs like it was nothing. I can only assume that final software will increase the battery life of the gs4 so that it may even beat the one in web browsing and increase it’s lead everywhere else. Also you just shrugged off the gimmicky camera on the one like it doesn’t mean anything. The galaxy s4’s gimmicks don’t really hurt the performance as most of them can be disabled, Good luck squeezing 8 more mp out of the One’s camera. I may still get the One, but I’m sick of people looking over serious issues with a device and acting like they are irrelevant to everyone. No phone is perfect.

    • Cactuscat

      You can get either phone on Tmo for $99…