Samsung's highly-anticipated Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android flagships are now up for preorder at all major carriers as well as from Samsung itself.
Pricing and availability vary based on where users make the purchase, so here's a compiled comprehensive buying guide to list available options. It should help users get a better idea of what's on offer, and make a more informed decision.
AT&T Galaxy S9/ Galaxy S9+ Prices And Deals
AT&T is offering the latest Galaxy flagships on its Next installment plan, allowing existing customers to get either handset and pay for it in 30 monthly installments. With this plan, the Galaxy S9 costs $26.34 per month, amounting to a total of $790.20 while the Galaxy S9+ costs $30.50 per month, for a grand total of $915.
It's worth pointing out, however, that AT&T's prices are higher than Samsung's, as it is only offering the Galaxy S9 at $719 or $30 per month for 24 months, and the Galaxy S9+ at $839.99 or $35 per month for 24 months.
On the other hand, customers can get up to $350 in credits at AT&T if they trade in another phone. The value of the credits will depend on the phone being traded in, but AT&T guarantees a minimum credit of $200 if the phone being traded in is worth at least $20.
On top of this, AT&T is also throwing in an extra $150 bill credit for those who switch over from a competitor, allowing savings of up to $500.
Verizon Galaxy S9/ Galaxy S9+ Prices And Deals
Verizon is offering the latest Samsung flagships in 24 monthly installments, at $33.33 per month for the Galaxy S9 and $38.74 per month for the larger Galaxy S9+. The totals amount to $800 for the Galaxy S9 and $930 for the Galaxy S9+, which is the most expensive of all options and carriers.
On the other hand, Verizon is also offering various promotional deals, including up to $350 off the price of the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ with a device trade-in. Again, the value of the credits will vary based on the device being traded in. Verizon will spread the credits over a 24-month period.
Big Red is also offering a $150 prepaid MasterCard for those who switch to its network and open a new line of credit. Customers can take advantage of both this offer and the trade-in one, for cumulated savings of up to $500.
Verizon customers can also get half off select Samsung tablets with a two-year contract, and $100 of a Samsung Gear 3 with a two-year contract when purchasing one of the latest flagship smartphones. Verizon is further offering a Samsung Fast Charge Power Bundle at $99, and a $10 discount on select accessories for Verizon Up clients.
T-Mobile Galaxy S9/ Galaxy S9+ Prices And Deals
T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed Un-carrier, is offering the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the lowest prices of all carriers. Purchasing the phones outright requires $720 for the Galaxy S9 and $840 for the Galaxy S9+. Those who don't want to buy the phones outright, meanwhile, can get them at $30 per month for 24 months, with the larger Galaxy S9+ also requiring $129 up front.
T-Mobile is also offering up to $360 off the price of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with a phone trade-in, with the value of the credit varying based on the phone.
Sprint Galaxy S9/ Galaxy S9+ Prices And Deals
When purchasing the smartphones outright, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cost $792 and $912, respectively, at Sprint. The carrier is also giving up to $350 in credits for an eligible smartphone trade-in and through its Sprint Flex 18-month program.
The discount means that customers could pay just $13.55 per month for the Galaxy S9, or $18.55 per month for the Galaxy S9+. Sprint's Galaxy Forever program, meanwhile, allows users to trade up once a year to a new Galaxy smartphone. Opening a new line with Sprint also nets customers a $150 prepaid Visa card.
Galaxy S9/ S9+ Prices And Deals At Samsung And Best Buy
Samsung itself is selling the Galaxy S9 at $720 and the Galaxy S9+ at $840, the same prices as T-Mobile. However, getting the Galaxy S9+ in monthly installments from Samsung is slightly more expensive, at $35 per month for 24 months.
On the other hand, Samsung doesn't require a $120 down payment like T-Mobile does. The Galaxy S9, meanwhile, costs $30 per month for 24 months.
Lastly, Best Buy shaved $100 off the price of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ for preorders placed on March 2, but it also has more deals in place for those who missed the initial discount. Smartphone trade-ins will net up to $350 in credits,however, only high-end smartphones will get top dollar.
Best Buy is offering either carrier options, or the unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The unlocked versions start at the same prices as at Samsung and T-Mobile, meaning $720 for the Galaxy S9 and $840 for the Galaxy S9+.