The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is finally here, and it's the most expensive Galaxy S series yet. The entry-level Galaxy S20 starts at $1,000, while the S20+ will set you back $1,200. To top it all off, the S20 Ultra costs $1,400 — you might need to sell a kidney for that one.
Of course, those are just the retail prices. Stores and carriers will often have pre-order and/or launch day discounts for new Samsung devices, so depending on what network you're subscribed to (or willing to switch to), you might be able to get the phones at a better price.
In this post, we'll sum up the prices of all the S20 phones at each major retailer and carrier in the United States.
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If you buy an S20 directly from Samsung's website, you'll be paying full price: $1,000 for the Galaxy S20, $1,200 for the S20+, and $1,400 for the S20 Ultra. There is a nice bonus for pre-orders, though. Buying an S20 will get you $100 of credit towards Samsung's online store, the S20+ will get you $150, and the S20 Ultra will get you $200. That's money you can put towards smart home stuff, a new Galaxy Watch, earbuds, or anything else Samsung sells.
If you want to roll the dice on a trade-in (Samsung's program isn't perfect), you can get up to $700 towards your purchase if you send in your old phone. Here are the estimated trade-in values for devices that can still turn on and have no physical screen/camera cracks:
- Pixel 4/4 XL: $600
- Pixel 3/3 XL: $300
- Pixel 3a/3a XL: $200
- iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max: $700
- iPhone 11: $600
- iPhone XS/XS Max: $600
- iPhone XR: $300
- iPhone 8/8 Plus: $300
- iPhone 7/7 Plus: $200
- iPhone 6/6S/6S Plus: $200
- Galaxy Note10/Note10+: $700
- Galaxy S10/S10+: $600
- Galaxy S9/S9+: $300
- Galaxy S10e: $300
- Galaxy Note9: $300
- Galaxy S8/S8+/S8 Active: $200
- Galaxy Note8: $200
- Galaxy S7, S7 Active, S7 Edge: $200
Those are much better prices than you would be able to sell most of those phones for, especially the S10 series (since they're now outdated).
Just like Samsung's online store, Best Buy will sell the S20 series in both unlocked and carrier variants. Best Buy also has its own trade-in program, which may give you more money for your device than Samsung — the company promises up to $850 off, while Samsung trade-ins max out at $700. The exact trade-in values for each model don't seem to be live yet, though.
- Best Buy
AT&T will be selling the S20 series for full price, but with the option of payment plans. The Galaxy S20 will be $33.34/mo, the S20+ will be $40/mo, and the S20 Ultra will be $46.67/mo. Those payments are stretched across 30 months.
The S20 and S20+ will have access to AT&T's sub-6GHz 5G network, and the S20 Ultra will support both the sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G+ networks (the latter is mainly in high-traffic areas, like arenas and campuses). Customers who sign up for an AT&T Unlimited Extra and AT&T Unlimited Elite plan can get a Galaxy S20 5G free (or a Galaxy S20+ 5G starting at $200) when they port a line, buy on a qualifying installment plan, and trade-in an eligible smartphone.
Pre-orders for the S20 series on Verizon will start on February 21st at 12:01am Eastern Time, and they should be stocked in physical stores in time for the March 6th release date. All models will work on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network.
As with AT&T, Verizon isn't selling the phones at a discount, but you can pay them off in installment plans. The S20 will be $41.66/mo, the S20+ will cost $49.99/mo, and the S20 Ultra will be $58.33/mo. Those plans are spread across 24 months, with a 0% APR. You'll also get $200 in Samsung credit if you pre-order an S20+ or S20 Ultra.
The Galaxy S20 series is also coming to T-Mobile, and all models will support the carrier's low and mid-band 5G (the S20 Ultra will also work with mmWave 5G). Pricing is similar to other carriers: $41.67/mo for the S20, $50/mo for the S20+, and $58.34/mo for the S20 Ultra (all across 24 months). T-Mobile says customers can get up to half off any S20 phone with an eligible trade-in, and if you open a new line, you can get a second S20 for free.
Pre-orders for the phones start on February 20th at 9:01pm Pacific Time, and regular sales start March 6th.
Sprint will sell all three models of the Galaxy S20, but the carrier hasn't revealed exact pricing information yet. You can only sign up to be notified about when pre-orders start.
Visible, the digital-only carrier using Verizon's network, will start selling the phones on March 6th. Prices are also a bit cheaper than MSRP: the S20 will be $984 ($16 off), while the S20+ will be $1,176 ($24 off). However, the carrier will not be offering pre-orders, and the Ultra won't be available until March.
Visible says it will introduce a special offer for anyone buying a Galaxy S20, so stay tuned for that.
AT&T's prepaid carrier, Cricket Wireless, isn't actually going to sell any S20 phones at launch. AT&T mentioned in a press release that the S20+ will become available on Cricket once a 5G plan becomes available:
Plus, we plan to offer 5G service to Cricket Wireless customers soon using the Samsung Galaxy S20+ on a compatible plan.
On the bright side, all carrier-unlocked versions of the S20 should work just fine on Cricket.
The Galaxy S20 series will be U.S. Cellular's first 5G-capable smartphones, and the carrier has started to deploy 5G in Iowa and Wisconsin just in time for the launch. Buying an S20 will get you $100 of credit towards Samsung's online store, the S20+ will get you $150, and the S20 Ultra will get you $200.
U.S. Cellular will sell the S20 for $33.30/mo, the S20+ for $36.63/mo, and the S20 Ultra for $43.30/mo across 30 months. Also, new customers who switch to U.S. Cellular on an Everyday or Even Better Unlimited Plan can receive $500 off any of the Galaxy S20 devices, and current upgrade-eligible customers can receive $200 off. The discounts are delivered through monthly bill credits.
- U.S. Cellular
Comcast's MVNO carrier, Xfinity Mobile, will offer all three S20 models. Pre-orders start on February 21st, and full availability will come on March 6th. The carrier is also apparently taking $300 off the price for both new and existing customers:
In addition, any customer that switches to Xfinity Mobile between February 21st and April 5th will receive $300 off the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series and other select Samsung devices. Existing Xfinity Mobile customers can also receive a $300 pre-paid card with the purchase of the S20 series or select Samsung devices.
Exact pricing information isn't live yet, but you can click the below link to be notified when the phones become available.
- Xfinity Mobile
Boost Mobile will seemingly only sell the base Galaxy S20, starting on March 6th. The device will cost the standard MSRP of $999.99 (plus tax).
- Boost Mobile