Blue Arctic Samsung Galaxy S4

Best Buy this morning announced that it'll carry a "Blue Arctic" (no, not Arctic Blue) Samsung Galaxy S4 starting Nov. 18. Preorders begin Nov. 10. You'll be able to get one for use on AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.

Here's how pricing breaks down:

  • Verizon: $249.99 with a two-year contract.
  • AT&T and Sprint: $199.99 with a two-year contract.
  • Outright: $749.99

The phone will be available online or in stores.

Source: Best Buy

 
There are 31 comments

Jdane07 says:

$250 on-contract from Verizon? $750 full price?
Yeah okay....

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jonnyships says:

Probably still an S600 too.

NoNexus says:

Well it isnt an sgs4s

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jonathan3579 says:

Not that I am interested but what the fuck is wrong with T-Mobile not offering assorted colors of devices like other carriers?

NoNexus says:

You get what you pay for?

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Amir47 says:

Get the AT&T or Verizon one and unlock it. Both support HSPA. Both support band 4 LTE. Profit

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afazel says:

Is there any indication of the model number for the Sprint version? Rumor (and by that I mean FCC filings) has it that there's a tri-band LTE version of the S4 coming for Sprint with a "T" after the model number.

rkopsie says:

Heard the same.. would be nice for elaboration.

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weknsmith says:

I agree, this would be very helpful information. I had been looking at the Nexus 5, G2, and the re-released S4 with tri-band support as the candidates for my next phone.

Users are reporting issues where the Sprint G2 & Nexus 5 do not support simultaneous data & voice. I'm hoping the tri-band S4 doesn't have this issue.

ReggieTee says:

The Nexus 5 makes all off-contract prices look ridiculous.

NoNexus says:

Until you take a picture, then it is a bargain

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MERCDROID says:

Lol

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ReggieTee says:

Take the difference and buy a point and shoot if it's that important to you.

coinmanmat says:

Already have a GS4 so im good besides Best Buy overcharges on cell phones

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NoNexus says:

Lol, when all was said and done, I paid roughly $180 for my Note 3. On Sprint, it was 349$. An informed consumer is a good consumer.

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MERCDROID says:

Couldn't have said it better.

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newboyx says:

Exactly

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Duncan1982 says:

Just to give you a rough idea here in the UK i paid £70 up front and then £47 per month for my Note 3 and that nabs me unlimited mins, texts and 10gb of data which im happy with.

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Of course, Verizon has to be different and charge $249 for theirs...

sublimaze says:

People should be glad to pay an extra $50 for the privilege of using their network.
/s

nikkisharif says:

LOL

Droidanomix says:

Logos cost money.

dadathepanda says:

Of course Verizon is greedier....

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cowboys2000 says:

Didn't Sprint launch the S4 @ $249?

Sidenote Radio Shack has S4 for $49 on black Friday. ...

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Mobius360 says:

Damn $250 still for an S4.

Tri-Band, S800 on Sprint would make sense though.

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UJ95x says:

+1

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Really? Blue is my favorite color.

But of course, I already have the white one so I'll stick to the one I have.

Howard Sylve says:

she's a beauty, but that VWZ price

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UJ95x says:

I like how this phone is being sold on VZW, AT&T, and Sprint but the model shown here appears to be a T-Mobile model (See 4G LTE icon and signal icon)

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According to this article it says
"Best Buy this morning announced that it'll carry a "Blue Arctic" (no, not Arctic Blue) Samsung Galaxy S4 starting Nov. 18. Preorders begin Nov. 10. You'll be able to get one for use on AT&T, Verizon or Sprint."

On the best buy page http://www.bby.com/best-buy-launching-exclusive-blue-samsung-galaxy-s-4-... It says Nov. 14.

Please get your facts straight before posting the article.