Reminder: Samsung Galaxy S5 launching this Friday, here’s where you can pre-order it

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Love it or hate, but Samsung’s next Galaxy S iteration is nearly upon us and is sure to be followed by another big Samsung ad/marketing blitz. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 officially launching in the US this Friday on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, we just wanted to give you guys a friendly reminder, and let you know exactly where you can still pre-order the phone should you be planning on picking one up (or having it delivered) for launch day.

Those who are “free agents” and not currently tied down by a contract will find themselves in the best position, taking advantage of the numerous carriers deals to get you to sign up for a 2-year agreement. Let’s take a look.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order

At $0 upfront (with approved credit), the Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile is nearly a steal. If going the payment route, customers will be expected to fork over $27.50 a month for 2 years (24 months), or simply pay the full retail price of $660.

This version of the Galaxy S5 will come with T-Mobile’s WiFi calling software, and support for their already live HD voice network. You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S5 for T-Mobile here.

Sprint

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order

For the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sprint is looking to leverage the device to get more people into their new Framily plans. For those with approved credit, you’ll not only get $0 down on the phone — with $27.09 a month for 23 months — but a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 if you sign up for a new Framily plan.

Those already on with Sprint and have an upgrade (and willing to jump on a new Framily plan), Sprint says you’ll need to do that at one of their retail locations. Those that aren’t down with Framily, can still upgrade to the phone for $200 (after $50 mail-in rebate). Pre-order the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

AT&T

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 preorder

AT&T customers can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S5 — which, at the time of this writing, is only available in black — for $200 with a new 2-year agreement (or upgrade). Full retail buyers are looking at $650, while AT&T Next customers get the benefit of putting the phone on payment plans of either $32.50 for 20 months, or $25 for 26 months.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 actually begins shipping tomorrow, so there’s a good chance you might even get it before the 11th (don’t quote us on that). You can pre-order the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 preorder

Verizon Wireless is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $250 out of pocket costs, but will later send a $50 debit card (essentially, $200). Those upgrading with Verizon Edge can also score the Galaxy S5 for $25.22 a month, over the course of 2 years. Even though the phone doesn’t actually ship until April 11th, Verizon will ship the phone overnight for free.

Verizon’s other incentive involves their BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deal where customers can either pick from another Galaxy S5, or a completely different device like the HTC One M8 when adding a new line (with 2-year agreement). Can’t beat that with a stick. Pre-order the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

US Cellular

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 preorder

US Cellular may not be one of “the big 4,” but that’s not stopping them from offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on launch day. US Cell customers can pre-order the phone for $200 with new activation, or pay $660 for the full retail price. Keep in mind that a Shared Connect plan is required for the discount, and is subject to a $35 activation fee.

US Cellular says they’ll begin shipping pre-orders on April 9th, and will come with a free $50 Google Play gift card (that’s a lot of apps). Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S5 on US Cellular here.

Google Play?

Google Play edition devices

Oddly enough, Samsung has been quite mum on details of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition. Last year we didn’t even learn of a Google Play variant until Google I/O, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 being the first device to kick off the new trend with Android OEMs. We imagine we wont learn more until the 11th, so stay tuned.

 

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  • MK2

    Sooooo, when can we expect your full review?

    • No_Nickname90

      April 11th at 10am, Tmo opens. The review will be posted at 10:05am. It will be a 10 minute review.

      Do not question how they will accomplish that feat. Just accept.

      • phinn

        I’m sure they got final phones in hand already and are waiting for an NDA to lift.

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex

    I’ve been in 2 different Verizon stores and neither lets you BOGO unless it’s on the same account, even though the commercial makes it seem like you can get one and your gf can get one. Anyone else having problems? Anyone able to do 2 different accounts?

  • Baba

    Are any phone companies going to offer the colored phones? I’ve only seen the black and white! I don’t want to have to pay full price to get a colored one!! Ptthhh!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, noticed that myself. It’s all black and white for now. Hoping more colors (and the 32GB storage size) will be available closer to launch. Definitely not getting the 16GB version. It’s far too limiting.

  • Jcastag

    They will release the other colors and 32gb version that day after the expiration of the return period for anyone that buys it the first week of release.

    • MK2

      Yep, standard practice.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Looks like I’ll have to wait another week for the 32GB version :/

  • simpleas

    Check this out guys, The Galaxy S5 gets water tested in a ….. yes Washing Machine for edit: like 20 minutes lol. survives perfectly intact. http://goo.gl/tTdjD3

  • Alex James Simon

    My Samsung Shimmery White Galaxy S5 is on Backorder with T-mobile… So I’m not sure if I’ll be getting it Friday…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Freakin’ a. I was just about to pre-order too. Was planning on picking it up in-store, but then I heard they’ll only have the 16GB version.

      Which storage size did you pre-order?

      • Alex James Simon

        16GB only one available, most of the big games can be be moved over to the SD card, such as gameloft games, wish they had the 32GB model, would have got that but I should be able to survive with the 16GB model. I have Google play all-access, so music won’t effect storage.

        • No_Nickname90

          I cannot live without All-Access. It has become so easy to listen to music.

        • MastarPete

          At this time, no US carrier has the 32gb available for pre-order.

          Supposedly there was a leaked T-mobile in-store promo sheet (TMOnews.com) that lists the 32gb as being web-only. However there was no mention of when it would be available. I tried contacting T-mobiles device guru (@askdes) and while he didn’t confirm they would offer it, he didn’t say they wouldn’t either. I got the impression that they want to offer the 32gb. If you are serious about wanting 32gb internal storage you just have to wait it out.

      • Alex James Simon

        Now it’s saying mine has shipped, not sure if I’ll be getting on friday still, as it shipped a day late. I guess it just said backordered, as it was on the next shipment of devices they get.

  • toomuchgame441

    that gold/band-aid colored one is just hilariously ridiculous… *shutters*

  • Joel Romirre

    mine will be delivered wed, I’m not sure if it was mistake on ATT’s part or not lol

  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    Amazon has the GS5 up for pre-order for Sprint & AT&T for $189.99 on contract. No mention of mail-in rebates, either.

  • deh2002

    Locked bootloader, 16gb at launch. May wait for a Google play edition or just stick with my unlocked, s-off, rooted m8.

  • Angel De La Riva

    When can I order the Z2?

  • Maxim Poddubny

    For those with BJ’s or Costco nearby – preorder of Verizon S5 is available with $150 rebate both on contract and Edge.

  • pr1nyc1

    Is it true that sprint never got a 32gb galaxy s4, so it’s highly unlikely that they’ll get the 32gb version of the S5

  • USAPatriot123

    I don’t care if you call me a fan boy buy I am getting this.

  • andrew

    been watching this phone online very closely. can’t wait to get it on friday. been on the iphone 5 since it came out and im itching to come back to android and be able to swap my battery as well as customize the phone lol

  • MattB

    I’ll buy an S5 Google Play Edition. I won’t buy an S5 with TouchWiz.

  • Ryan S

    Looks like the S5 is already available! This company GSM Nation is already selling them. Just called them to make sure, and they indeed have it. They seem to have pretty good reviews as well.

    http://www.gsmnation.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-unlocked-1532.html

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Gsm_Nation

  • phinn

    After seeing the awesome videos related to its IP67 capability, in addition to DisplayMate’s screen review I gotta say this phone is impressive.

    If it wasn’t running TouchWiz and was smaller, say 4.7″ I’d buy it. Waiting to see what the Moto X2 and Nexus does this year instead.

    • Alex James Simon

      The main thing that swayed me to wait over the HTC One m8 was the displaymate review. For me I wouldn’t want the screen any smaller, I carried around my Nexus 7 2013 in my Jeans pocket with a Hardcover Dodocase on it, so screen size doesn’t bother me. As for TouchWiz, I don’t see the big deal about it, I owned the Galaxy S2 and was perfectly happy with it.

  • Jossue Munoz

    I was about to buy the HTC One M8 GPE to upgrade from my S4 GPE, but I’m going to hold off to see if there is any news this Friday about the S5 GPE. Don’t want to lose the gorgeous OLED screen and removable backdoor :D

  • texans11

    I switched from Sprint, to AT&T, and pre-ordered mine first online, but they canceled my order. I went to the store and verified my identity, which was on 04/03. The rep told me I should have my phone by 04/14, but got an email saying “Expected Shipment Date for devices Samsung SM G900A BLK PHONE 6234A 04/08/2014 to 04/09/2014″, and ended up having my phone on 04/08.

    This is my first Galaxy phone, after having the HTC Touch, and both Evo’s, and I absolutely love this phone!

  • http://www.framilylist.com FramilyList

    We are still rocking the S2′s at FramilyList… does anyone know of a feature comparison between the versions so that we can quantify an upgrade? We are saving so much on our monthly bill by having a full “Framily” we can upgrade all of our lines if there are must-have features. Otherwise, our S2′s are all still great at 3 years old… all still perfect like day 1!