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Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available across the nation, with all major carriers participating in the April 11 global launch. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile should all have the device in store, but if not, are guaranteed to have it available online. Some are running special deals, like Verizon’s BOGO (buy one, get one free) special or AT&T’s $50 discount off of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo devices should you pick up the GS5.

We’ve linked directly to all of the major carrier stores below, along with the current offers from Best Buy and Amazon. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a spot to pick up Samsung’s 2014 flagship phone. 

  • Verizon:  $199 (2-year contract) | $25.22 (Edge) | $599 (full retail)
  • AT&T:  $199 (2-year contract) | $32.50 (Next) | $649 (full retail)
    • Deal:  Get $50 off Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo
    • Store Link
  • T-Mobile:  $27.50 (monthly) | $660 (full retail)
    • Deal:  They’ll pay your early termination fees to leave another carrier
    • Store Link
  • Sprint:  $199 (2-year contract) | $27.09 (monthly) | $649 (full retail)
  • US Cellular:  $199 (2-year contract) | $660 (full retail)
  • Best Buy:  AT&T, Verizon and Sprint – $199 (2-year contract)
    • Deal:  Trade in phone, receive up to $200 store credit
    • Store Link
  • Amazon:  AT&T and Sprint – $189 (2-year contract)
  • MaliciousCivic

    AT&T ” Only offering 16gb storage , you can get a 128 GB SD card though !” ……I’ve heard this multiple times , unfortunately we are not going to see ANY 32 gb versions of the galaxy S5 from carriers. The few on ebay are likely mishaps or are plain lying and are 16 claiming 32. Quite disappointing , I think I’m about all through with phones…..I’ll keep my like 3 dollar throw away units, we are all being absorbed and manipulated in this crazy tech money making scheme…..is your life really better because of it? ’cause all I do is stress anymore with all these “New” smartphones releasing one after another after another…..disgust. true and utter disgust and loathing

  • mrockk

    Can No contract phones from Verizon be used in other countries as well? And in particular for galaxy S5 GSM or CDMA??

  • MrleoKoopa

    costco Verion 100 free stuff Dock charger and screen covers

  • Didn’t see costco (membership wireless dot com) mentioned. $99 + free accessories + $100 bill credit rebate. Solid deal. That’s for the Verizon one — might apply to the other carriers as well.

  • RaptorOO7

    No thanks. I am waiting for the 32GB version and we all know AT&T will be weeks, if not months ahead of Verizon on that.

  • Mark J. Skuba

    This is disappointing… I was ready and set to leave Verizon and jump to T-Mobile and finally ‘Old Yeller’ my Droid 4 for the GS5. Of course you can’t get the 32GB version everyone wants *smh* so the wait continues till the 32GB version is available 🙁 I hope T-Mobile/Samsung don’t make us wait too much longer.

  • gokusimpson

    Is it possible to buy an S5 (or two) full retail at Verizon and just walk over to T-Mobile and use them there? Verizon LTE phones are supposed to be unlocked, right?

  • Adam Johnston

    After using (and being frustrated by) the S4 I just couldn’t go with the S5 so I picked up the M8, which so far, I love. In between these 2 phones, I’ve used the Moto X, Nexus 5, and iPhone 5S (all on AT&T) before the service just annoyed the hell out of me and decided to jump to Verizon for better coverage. Thus far, with some tweaking the M8 is damn good.

  • billyboy boyboy

    Available today?…maybe the S5 but NOT the Gear 2 that’s for damn sure! I just got off the phone with
    every tech store in Illinois, and also with ALL phone carriers AND even called Samsung

    This is a shame because I am more than willing to buy it IF it
    really existed and was released today as everyone is saying. But
    basically, this device still doesn’t exist if absolutely NO ONE has it
    on it’s “release date.”

    Some have even mentioned buying it online (which I am against doing
    because I like to see/feel products before dropping $300 on one), but
    This is really ridiculous when even Samsung can’t tell me where I can
    buy the device that they made AND supposedly released today.

    I guess they just don’t want my money today…

    • shooter50

      just like google when they release a new nexus

  • Max_Hardcore

    It’s funny people here always slag on them but the full retail version of the Galaxy 5 is cheaper on Verizon then all the other carriers and so are the monthly installment equivalents (Edge, Next and what ever T mobile and Sprint call theirs). Just thought that was interesting.

  • Verizon rep

    Trying to decide between the S5 and the 5S. Glad apple finally made a phone with a large screen. Been wanting a fingerprint scanner in the home button.

    • Kisuk3

      Yeah that screen is huge..

  • Royal2000H

    We have one non-smartphone line on our account, so we can do the unlimited trick. How does that play with BOGO in mind?

  • illregal

    I heard you can pick them up at your local junkyard.

  • dnvrmark

    any idea how long the VZW BOGO deal for the S5 will be going on?

  • Danial Wilson

    Simply a cautioning to the individual who is purchasing the M8, I purchased a HTC One M8 on the day it was discharged and returned it the exact one day from now. I had been sitting tight for it since the gossipy tidbits began. I even pondered the Ultra Pixels and the double Polaroid might permit it to adversary the
    higher MP Polaroids. Though I adored the construct quality (HTC improves it than whatever available) the Polaroid was not even as sharp as my 2 year old Galaxy Nexus. I can hardly imagine how HTC did something like this. It is going to sink them. I’m taking off today to examine the S5 and trusting the plastic isn’t as shabby feeling as a large portion of their past variants. Otherwise, sitting tight for the Nexus 6 and trusting urgently that Verizon doesn’t pass on an alternate Nexus.

    • Chris

      I had the m8 for oer a week now and I’ve had zero problems….

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Is this micro Sim or nano?

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  • jbworldwide1

    Wow, almost 2 years ago I preordered the GS3 as a hyped Samsung fanboy. Today, I have no desire for anything Samsung. Not even TVs.

    • Mark
      • jbworldwide1


    • …..
      • jbworldwide1

        2nd time’s the charm eh?

    • michael arazan

      I totally get an S5 GPE if it also came with the camera software though, wonder if it’s possible to get a gpe device then find an apk for the camera softaware.

      I got an S3 as a replacement from asurion for my GNex, although it is faster and louder, the home button lags bad and is a terrible Achilles heel to the device and just robs me of my time, TW just sucks.

  • mmark27

    Is/was Radioshack doing a thing for the S5?

    • Nick Floria

      We had a preorder where you paid 50 to reserve the phone and you pay for a 50 dollar giftcard. Nothing as exciting as verizon or sprint though.

      • mmark27

        I don’t see that the Galaxy Tab 3 is free through sprint? It says its still $50.

  • Drummer62

    I wonder if Verizon will now finally update the S4 to KitKat or do you think they will wait till the S5 has a few weeks or so under its belt for sales?

    • milton bradley

      they will probably wait till the S5 has been out a little while just like they did when the note 2 came out with the new firmware

  • Cael

    You know where I’m going to buy my next phone? Motorola’s website to use my promo code before it expires on the 15!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The carriers must love this “16GB only” for now nonsense. They’re charging $650 (att, tmob) for the 16 and M8 32 is the same price. Something isn’t right there. If the 32GB were out right now ….there is no WAY they charge $700 since that’s a pretty abnormal number for the average unlocked person buying in the US.

  • reyalP

    For the second year in a row I will not be buying a Samsung S phone. I am waiting to see what moto x2, iphone 6, and nexus 6, etc. bring to the table before I decide. I think Samsung should release their phone closer to summer or late summer so it would be easier to put them in consideration.

    • NickA

      No problem. I’m sure Samsung will change their whole business plan to accommodate you :p

      • reyalP

        I don’t me just for me but a lot of the other big dogs release later in the year and i think more people hold out to see what is coming from other camps.

        • Grizzy

          Since Samsung sells a sh*t ton of phones, I think they’re strategy is working.

          • evilfatcow

            I hate Samsung but they found a nice spot. Instead of trying to fight Apple, They chose a couple months before/after Apple. Sure when people have upgrades in Sept, they’ll be looking at the iPhone and lose sales there. But anyone looking to upgrade around April, hey Samsung just released a new phone and its x months newer than the iPhone. Obviously it works the same way with Apple but I think it boost their sales.

          • Literacy

            Yes. They are strategy is working. Well done.

          • Grizzy

            Did that make you feel better about yourself? I’m glad.

          • Kisuk3

            Given the alternatives available at the time they were simply the best of the worst.

            This is one seriously ugly phone. If Z2 hits US, Samsung will take a huge hit.

    • Chris

      the world doesn’t revolve around you.

      • reyalP

        Sure it does! /s

  • MichaelFranz

    Not gonna lie, im picking one up today. I’ve read good things about it, bloat and all. The camera is supposedly great which is a big plus for me. i would of liked at 32Gb version but i have no probably sticking in an SD card. I just wish Verizon would of thrown a 32Gb card in like they did with the dreadful thunderbolt back in the day.

    • illregal

      Unfortunately, the camera is meh.. http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/23772/galaxy-s5-vs-htc-one-m8-camera
      And sd card won’t help much for installing apps. Few can actually be moved to sd. the 8gb they actually give you is pretty low. 3 big games and you’re done.

      • BOB Dudek

        Most low info consumers wont find that 16 thingie annoying…until 50 installed games after Candy-crush.

  • rawr

    So where to buy the 32GB variety… 16GB is not enough, even 32 isn’t but at least it isn’t 16…

    • mcdonsco

      Youll be waiting a few months then.

      • rawr

        Well, I won’t if the Z2 or G3 is announced before then.

        • The Narrator

          They will be. And you’ll be happy you waited.

  • EdubE24

    Excitement seems to be low for this phone…

    • Akashshr

      not surprised..look at it!

      • EdubE24

        I know it’s an upgrade year, but damn it’s still the Galaxy S release!

        • halkun

          Well, regular consumers would not even take a look at the S5 if they already bought S4 last year.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Thank you for posting the full listings with 2-yr and full retail options. Tired of seeing “GS5 on sale for $99!*********” in the media.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Kellen, M8 or the S5?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Kellen be like…………Nexus 5 bro

      • Geppetto

        Ron be like……… iPhone 5s bro

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          omg… I forgot about Ron….the heck is he?

          • The Narrator

            watching Jobs on netflix

      • Chris

        moto x

    • MichaelFranz

      Im pretty sure in the next day or 2 there will be a post comparing the 2. Both phones are getting high praises where it counts and being hit with scrutiny in other areas and rightfully so. others are gonna hate one entirely and love the other, others are gonna hate both and favor nexus/moto x. Its always going to be like that. In years of android there hasn’t really been the 1 phone that everyone jumped on probably besides the OG droid or maybe the nexus. Im a favorite of all the devices and i have my pros and cons of all. Im excited to pick mine up in an hour.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        True that. Which one are you picking up? I jumped on the M8 since T-Mobile just got it today. It’s really nice so far. Just curious as to what Droid-Life thinks.

        • BOB Dudek

          YOU have to pay for yours.

    • The Narrator

      Z2 if you’re on any network other than Verizon, and G3 in a few months.

      Also note the Oppo Find 7 is worth a look, and the One +

    • Chris

      for kellen, its always gonna be nexus or moto x

  • Jason Kahn

    would prefer a GPE, hopefully we’ll find out a launch date soon

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      If M8 GPE is $700 I’m guessing this will be too. Is it worth it for you over the Nexus 5?

      • mcdonsco

        If you’re on Verizon.

        I would consider gpe if it was $50 more…$100 more I’ll just ROM.

        • Jason Kahn

          I kicked Verizon to the curb a month ago. I live in NYC T-Mobile is great, if I need to travel out to the countryside I’ll pick up a Prepaid AT&T sim for a couple of days.

      • Jason Kahn

        I have the Nexus 5 Looked at the HTC, and the low res camera was a real turn off, the N5 is good, if not quirky, the S5 might have significantly better battery life though

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    …………Is Verizon Pandering to you “Unlimited” Folks? With both the M8 and the S5 they’ve undercut the competition full retail by at least $50

    • mcdonsco


    • reyalP

      They have no choice. At&t and Tmobile are offering cheaper data plans and Verizon still thinks they can justify charging people premium rates.

      • EdubE24

        With superior coverage to both…

        • rawr

          Unless you are at a college football game in Atlanta… Though if you are at a pro football game in Atlanta, VZW works surprisingly well.

          • EdubE24

            My phones never work at Ohio State football games…the NCAA got us locked down!!

          • theShamrocker

            That’s at every sporting event everywhere edub. You’re not special in this instance.

          • EdubE24

            Oh yeah?? Worked fine at my sons little league game this weekend!!

    • Cael

      No unless the G3/Z2 is of the same price.