UK Galaxy S4 pre-order shopping guide: prices, contracts, contests, special offers – all you need to know

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The Galaxy S4 will hit European markets first, at least according to the data we have so far, with the UK release date set for April 26. Until then, starting today, interested Galaxy S4 buyers will be able to pre-order the handset in the country from various sources.

In what follows we’ll show you the best Galaxy S4 deals available in the UK right now, from carriers to other retailers. Mobile operators will obviously offer the cheapest Galaxy S4 prices if you’re not looking to pay a lot of cash upfront and don’t mind inking a new contract that will tie you to a carrier for up to two years.

The cheapest way to buy the handset would be paying for it full price, as you’re likely to save money down the road on carrier service. And there are a few interesting unlocked Galaxy S4 offers to check out.

Everything Everywhere

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: For two-year 4G LTE contracts, £19.99 with monthly contract of £76. The price goes up to £269.99 with a contract of £31 per month.

For one-year 4G LTE contracts, between £69.99 with a £66 monthly contract fee, and £299.99 with a £41 monthly contract fee.

For two-year roaming contracts, £19.99 with a £61/£81 monthly contracts (depending on data allowance,) and £269.99 with a £36 monthly contract fee.

The full off-contract price is not listed at this time on the carrier’s website.

What you get: All Galaxy S4 plans come with unlimited texts and calls, the only thing that differs being the amount of included data. For two-year contracts (global roaming included,) data allowance ranges from 500MB to 20GB, while for one-year agreements, data goes from 500MB to 8GB.

When you get it: Pre-orders will take up to 28 days for delivery according to EE’s website.

Vodafone

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: For two-year contracts (4G LTE is not available, even if the phone supports it,) the phone costs between £0, with £37 monthly fee when trading in your current phone (£5 savings per month,) and £69 when buying it with a different £37 monthly contract.

For one-year contracts (again, no LTE,) the phone will cost from £29 (£57 monthly fee) and £179 (£39 monthly fee).

The full off-contract price is not listed at this time on the carrier’s website.

What you get: Just like with EE, most plans include unlimited minutes and texts, with data allowance being a differentiating factor. For two-year contracts data varies between 1GB and 4GB, while one-year agreements come with data between 250MB and 4GB. The cheapest one-year contract only offers 300 voice minutes.

When you get it: starting with April 26.

Three

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: The Three Galaxy S4 will be available free of charge with two two-year plans: Ultimate Internet 500 (at £35 per month) and The One Plan (£37 per month.)

The full off-contract price is not listed at this time on the carrier’s website.

What you get: With Ultimate Internet 500 you’ll get “all-you-can-eat data,” 500 minutes and 5,000 texts, while The One Plan gets you 1,500 minutes and 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes on top of what’s already available in the previous plan for £2 extra a month. Despite selling the 4G LTE version, Three won’t offer actual 4G LTE support for it yet.

When you get it: starting with April 26.

O2

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost

Price: From £0 to £179.99 with new two-year contracts. The cheapest contract will cost you £32 per month, while the most expensive one goes up to £52.

The full off-contract price is not listed at this time on the carrier’s website.

What you get: No matter what plan you pick you’ll end up with unlimited voice calls and texts, while data may vary from 1GB to 4GB per month. All plans come with the “On & On” extra feature and will offer you a 1-month early upgrade.

When you get it: on Friday, April 26, as long as you pre-order “by 4PM Thursday 25th of April.”

Virgin Media

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Virgin Media has only set up a registration form for the Galaxy S4, so pre-orders aren’t available at this time.

Amazon

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost Frost version retails for £699 .

Price: Amazon’s Galaxy S4 versions cost £629.95 contract-free.

What you get: Just the phone. And no matter what you read on Amazon’s website right now, the Galaxy S4 will pack a 2600mAh battery, not an 800mAh one.

When you get it: expected delivery is not listed, but Amazon does say that the phone will launch on April 26.

Carphone Warehouse

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: The phone costs £629.95 contract-free.

What you get: In addition to the phone, the retailer is throwing in a free accessories bundle that’s worth £84.96. Moreover, the first 2000 buyers will also receive a free Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on top of everything else.

When you get it: expected delivery is “launch day 26th April.”

Phones4U

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: The retailer does not offer the handset contract-free. Instead you’ll have to pick a contract from either EE or Vodafone and pay for the handset from £0 to £149, depending on what you choose.

What you get: Most plans contain unlimited minutes and texts, while data varies from 1GB to 3GB. Some EE plans also come bundled with Google Play vouchers, from £25 to £100, depending on the contract’s monthly fee.

Additionally, Phones4U also has a contest in place for those that pre-order the phone, offering £800 worth of Samsung goodies every day to lucky winners. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Camera are included in the available prizes.

When you get it: expected delivery is set for April 26.

Clove

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: £579.99 for the off-contract version.

What you get: The contract-free Galaxy S4 4G LTE version. Special offers or prizes are not available from Clove either.

When you get it: both Galaxy S4 versions will be available “from approximately 26th April.”

Unlocked Mobiles

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Galaxy S4 version: GT-I9505 model with 16GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4G LTE support. The phone is available in both Black Mist and White Frost.

Price: £529.98, the cheapest unlocked price available in the UK.

What you get: The same 4G LTE Galaxy S4 with 16GB of storage storage, but for an even more affordable price. No extra perks are included in the offer.

When you get it: starting with April 26.

Conclusion

There are definitely quite a few good Galaxy S4 pre-order offers in the UK. Have you decided whether to buy the handset yet? Where are you buying your Galaxy S4 from, UK Android fans – answer our quick poll here:

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