The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were announced at the beginning of the month at annual electronics show MWC but the phones weren’t available for purchase immediately. With such premium devices, it was clear that interest would be high, so the manufacturer had to secure enough units to make sure initial demand would be satisfied. It took Samsung almost an entire month to do that but finally the Galaxy S6 and the Edge variant are ready to go on sale with pre-orders starting today. Want to know which US carrier offers the cheapest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge? Find out below.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will arrive to the US through all major US service providers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile plus several retailers offering the handsets in three storage options: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. To avoid confusion, let’s take each model one by one starting with the Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 at Verizon
The Samsung Galaxy S6 for Verizon can be had with a two-year contract, installment plan or outright. The first option will set you back $199.99, $299.99 or $399.99 for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB model, respectively, all after a $50 mail-in rebate. Choosing installment plan with Verizon Edge means that you will have to pay monthly $24.99, $$29.16 or $33.33 depending on which storage variant you want. Prices without contract start as low as $599 for the 32GB version and increase by $100 with each increment of built-in storage.
Samsung Galaxy S6 at AT&T
AT&T is offering the Galaxy S6 with a two-year agreement at exactly the same price as Verizon, that is $199.99, $299.99 or $399.99 for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variant, respectively. Users who can’t afford to pay that much up front, can choose AT&T Next installment plan. The 32GB model will require monthly payments of $22.84, $28.55 or $34.25 with Next 24, 18 and 12, respectively. If you want twice as much on-board storage, you should be ready to pay $26.17, $32.71 or $39.25, while the 128GB version costs $29.50, $36.88 or $44.25 with AT&T Next 24, 18 and 12, respectively. Full retail price is set at $685, $785 and $885.
Samsung Galaxy S6 at T-Mobile
T-Mobile will be selling the Galaxy S6 32GB for $28.33 per month with $0 down. The 64GB and 128GB variants can be had for $27.50, however, both require down payments – $99.99 and $199.99 for the 64GB and 128GB model, respectively. Full retail price works out to $679.92, $759.99 and $859.99. Moreover, customers who order the phone before April 12th will receive a one-year subscription to Netflix for free.
Samsung Galaxy S6 at Sprint
The Samsung Galaxy S6 for Sprint can be had through the carrier’s leasing program for the 32GB model for $80 per month which include Unlimited Plus plan free of charge. The carrier acclaims that offers the Galaxy S6 for free with the inclusion of the $80 plan. If you are not interested in the free offer, you can opt in for 24-month lease at $20 monthly for 32GB model. Going further, additional $5 per month will allow customers to upgrade to a 64GB version, while for $10 per month more they can grab the Galaxy S6 with 128GB of memory. Sprint didn’t reveal on-contract pricing but we assume that this option will be available as well when the phone hits the stores on April 10th. Sprint’s Boost Mobile prepaid arm is offering the Galaxy S6 starting at $650 without a contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is almost identical to the regular S6 in most aspects, but comes with one major difference – it has dual curved screen which extends to side edges. Other specs are the same including QHD resolution, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera. Innovative screen and slightly larger battery (the regular S6 has a 2,550 mAh cell, while the S6 Edge is equipped with a 2,600 mAh battery) accounts for higher price, as you can imagine.
Galaxy S6 Edge at Verizon
If you want the Galaxy S6 Edge for Verizon on contract, it will set you back $299.99, $399.99 or $499.99 for the 32GB, 64GB or 128GB model, respectively. The price includes a $50 mail-in rebate. If you go for Verizon Edge installment plan, the prices are as follows: $29.16 for the 32GB model, $33.33 for the 64GB version and $37.49 for the handset with 128GB of storage. Buying the phone at full retail price means forking out $699, $799 or $899, depending on which version you choose.
Galaxy S6 Edge at AT&T
AT&T is also offering the Galaxy S6 Edge with a two-year contract and will ask $299.99 (32GB), $399.99 (64GB) or $499.99 (128GB). If you prefer to pay your phone off in monthly installments, AT&T Next program is what you might want to consider. If you choose this option, the S6 Edge with 32GB of storage will set you back $27.17, $33.96 or $40.75 with Next 24, 18 and 12. Double the storage will cost $30.50, $38.13 and $45.75, while the most capacious model is priced at $33.84, $42.30 and $50.75 with Next 24, 18 and 12, respectively. Outright price is pretty hefty and means parting with $815, $915 or $1,015, depending on how much storage you want.
Galaxy S6 Edge at T-Mobile
T-Mobile is also selling all three storage variants and they go for $32.49, $31.66 plus $99.99 down and $31.66 with $199.99 down payment. Full retail price is set at $779.76 , $859.83 and $959.83 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively. Like the regular Galaxy S6, the Edge version purchased before April 12th will come with one year of Netflix for free.
Galaxy S6 Edge at Sprint
Sprint has the Galaxy S6 Edge on sale through its leasing program starting at $85 per month that includes cost of Unlimited Plus plan. For $90 per month customers can have the 64GB variant, while $95 per month will land them the 128GB model. On-contract and full retail prices are yet to be announced.
Best Buy Deal on Galaxy S6 Edge
If you are considering to grab the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on contract and don’t necessarily need to purchase the device directly from the carrier, you may want to consider buying the phone from Best Buy. The retailer launched today a special promotion which bundles the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with a free Samsung wireless charging pad which otherwise costs $59.99. The deal starts today and runs through April 11th.
It sometimes happens that a phone is exclusive to a certain carrier, which significantly limits its availability. We are grateful that it’s not the case with Samsung’s latest offerings. Both models are available on four US major carriers and a number of retailers with plenty of payment options to choose from. Which one are you going to choose?