Samsung Galaxy S4 UK network price guide

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK network price guideLast night, Martin penned: Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans revealed, and concluded: “We'll have a detailed breakdown on just where the best deals can be found in the morning”. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

Yep, I’ve spent a vomit-inducing amount of time on the Orange, T-Mobile, Three, O2 and Vodafone websites this morning, perusing contract deals and chatting with advisors and that. Good times.

It’s worth noting that I’m simply looking at the Big Five. I’d be here all year if I were to look at all the online retailers, too. Which is where the HotUKDeals community comes in.

As is often the case, the respective site layouts mean it’s not exactly clear what’s on offer (O2 aside, which opts for a lengthy no-frills list of tariffs). Maybe they’re hoping you get sucked in by the online help/chat or something.

Anyway! For now, here’s what the Big Five are saying. Martin touched on EE yesterday, so it’s over to O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three and Vodafone. Take it away, boys.

O2

No Samsung Galaxy S4 PAYG price from O2 just yet (that seems to be par for the course at present).

Instead, you can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S4 on contract for free on the following tariffs:

  • Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB data, £47PM, 24 months (£1,128 total)
  • Unlimited calls and texts, 4B data, £52PM, 24 months (£1,248 total)

The cheapest O2 Samsung Galaxy S4 contract option carries a meaty £399.99 up front cost. With that, you’re getting:

  • 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB data, £22PM, 24 months (£927.99 total)

As for offers, O2 is doubling data on the £37PM tariff at £99.99 up front. Check it:

  • Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB (instead of 1GB), £37PM, 24 months (£987.99 total)

Orange

Again, no Samsung Galaxy S4 PAYG price from Orange. Actually, that does indeed appear to be the case for all networks at the moment.

On contract, the Orange website (which is a nightmare to navigate) displays The Works contracts, all of which have unlimited calls and texts. They are:

  • 1GB data, £36PM, 24 months, £99.99 up front (£963.99 total)
  • 2GB data, £41PM, 24 months, £79.99 up front (£1,063.99 total)
  • 3GB data, £46PM, 24 months, £29.99 up front (£1,133.99 total)
  • 4GB data, £61PM, 24 months, £19.99 up front (£1,483.99 total)

If you’re willing to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 today, Orange will throw in an accessory pack worth £54.99. It includes an in-car charger, flip case and 16GB microSD card (effectively doubling the 16GB internal storage).

T-Mobile

Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile has the same Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-order accessory pack as its sister network. Its price plans are also vaguely similar.

The Fully Monty plans (all unlimited texts and internet) T-Mobile lists are:

  • 2,000 minutes, £36PM, 24 months, £99.99 up front (£963.99 total)
  • Unlimited minutes, £41PM, 24 months, £79.99 up front (£1,063.99 total)
  • Unlimited minutes, £46PM, 24 months, £29.99 up front (£1,133.99 total)
  • Unlimited minutes, £61PM, 24 months, £19.99 up front(£1,483.99 total)

Three

Three lists just two options under Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans, specifically:

  • 500 minutes, 5,000 texts, all-you-can-eat data, £35PM, 24 months, free phone (£840 total)
  • 2,000 minutes, 5,000 texts, all-you-can-eat data, £37PM, 24 months, free phone (£888 total)

Vodafone

Vodafone gets a tentative thumbs-up for being the only network seemingly offering a 12-month contract for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The cheapest of which looks like this:

  • 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250MB data, £39PM, 12 months, £179 up front (£647 total)

I’m about to pass out, so hit the blue link above for Vodafone’s Samsung Galaxy S4 contract options in full.

As for incentives, you can trade in your old phone and get up to £120 off your Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ll go out on a limb and say you’re probably better off going with one of the recycler sites, but don’t quote me on that.

And on that non-committal note, I’m off! If you’ve spotted any sweet Samsung Galaxy S4 deals, let us know below.

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17 comments

universe1992  Mar. 29, 2013 at 14:27

Out of all, three seems the best as usual.

breathtakingben2  Mar. 29, 2013 at 14:39

In the past tesco offered great iphone deals, worth seeing what they do.

judgey  Mar. 29, 2013 at 14:42

No thanks samsung getting even more like apple...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 14:49

No thanks samsung getting even more like apple...
Samsung or the networks? I'd be interested to see who's really making the profit from these contracts...

The SIM Free price of the S4 isn't too high, it's ~£500 like every other high end device (including both the S3 and S2 when they were new).

judgey  Mar. 29, 2013 at 15:41

Well if they are the same price for sim free i take my words back.

BananaMannn  Mar. 29, 2013 at 17:47

No thanks samsung getting even more like apple...
Samsung or the networks? I'd be interested to see who's really making the profit from these contracts...

The SIM Free price of the S4 isn't too high, it's ~£500 like every other high end device (including both the S3 and S2 when they were new).


Isn't CPW selling them at £599 sim free so is Expansys.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 19:08

No thanks samsung getting even more like apple...
Samsung or the networks? I'd be interested to see who's really making the profit from these contracts...

The SIM Free price of the S4 isn't too high, it's ~£500 like every other high end device (including both the S3 and S2 when they were new).


Isn't CPW selling them at £599 sim free so is Expansys.

They're available for £530 somewhere, and it's nearly a month until they are released.

AhmadCentral  Mar. 29, 2013 at 20:41

Everything is expensive on pre order. If you look at the HTC One contract pricing for pre order and the contract price now it's a world apart.

People are stupid and pre order stuff without even seeing the product for ridiculous pricing.

You can get a HTC One with 500 mins & unl texts/data for £26pm with a free medialink device and £40 cashback. I'm sure you could get the Galaxy S4 at a similar price in a months time.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 20:44

Everything is expensive on pre order. If you look at the HTC One contract pricing for pre order and the contract price now it's a world apart.

People are stupid and pre order stuff without even seeing the product for ridiculous pricing.

You can get a HTC One with 500 mins & unl texts/data for £26pm with a free medialink device and £40 cashback. I'm sure you could get the Galaxy S4 at a similar price in a months time.

Ahh, thank God. Someone who understands how these things work :).

AhmadCentral  Mar. 29, 2013 at 20:51

I know. I always have some colleagues at work saying,

"ohhhh look at the S4, it's £41pm. That's so expensive!!! My nokia 3310 only cost £2pm on contract...."

well duh!

That's an extreme example but what i mean is that the S4 will drop in price after it's released via third parties. Just like the HTC One did.

judgey  Mar. 29, 2013 at 20:57

not always true but i do get your point, sony z was always £499 but i got it in the end for £459 from phones4u

AhmadCentral  Mar. 29, 2013 at 21:00

not always true but i do get your point, sony z was always £499 but i got it in the end for £459 from phones4u

I think the best example i can give is that Final Fantasy 13-2 launched at £44.99. I picked it up for £7 2 months later....

judgey  Mar. 29, 2013 at 21:06

I know what your trying to say (bad example btw lol) Just saying i can see the samsung going for £599 as "normal" people will think its "samsung galaxy" ill pay whatever just like apple have done, and also i think they will bring out that 8core cpu in about 5 - 6 months so people can do a new upgrade like they did with the sg3 4g only time will tell.

AhmadCentral  Mar. 29, 2013 at 21:08

I know what your trying to say (bad example btw lol) Just saying i can see the samsung going for £599 as "normal" people will think its "samsung galaxy" ill pay whatever just like apple have done, and also i think they will bring out that 8core cpu in about 5 - 6 months so people can do a new upgrade like they did with the sg3 4g only time will tell.

Clearly you don't know how big Final Fantasy is. :P

But yeh i see what you're saying, standard prices won't fall that quickly, but third party prices will. I expect to see sub £30pm contracts at least less than a month after release.

judgey  Mar. 29, 2013 at 21:10

lol sorry never played mate :)

Yer for sure contracts will go dead cheap fast

Rimi  Mar. 31, 2013 at 13:34

Lol this is feckin great, all you apple haters slagging apple for there high prices for all this time, at least apple make there products out of decent material! Not cheap nasty plastic and now charging you mugs the same prices aswell, This was inevitable though!! Round them up, Get them onside, Then BAM hit them with the price hikes. Even gone the same as apple with their "not much of an upgrade" upgrades aswell, That is why apple is one of the richest companys on the planet, now Samsung want a piece of that pie, Gulable numptys. REMEMBER, these companys don't force you to buy there products its up to you the consumer! Apple followers are considered SHEEP, now it seems samsumg followers are "LAMBS to the slaughter".

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 31, 2013 at 13:40

apple make there products out of decent material!
Firstly, why do people find using the correct there/their/they're so damn difficult?

Secondly, aluminium and glass aren't any more or less "decent" than plastic. Neither are a premium material...well, they weren't before 2007 when Apple told everyone that they are.

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