Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes Up for Pre-Order Today at Phones 4 U and Carphone Warehouse

By Gerald Lynch on at

With HTC having shown its hand with the HTC One M8, and Sony's Xperia Z2 also long having been revealed, we've now got a clear look at the Samsung Galaxy S5's Android competition. And if you still feel the latest Galaxy flagship comes out on top, you'll be able to pre-order it from today.

Phones 4 U will be putting the phone up for pre-order at £569.95 SIM-free, getting it into your hands by April 11th. On contract, they'll give you the phone for free on £47 per month deals. Carphone Warehouse will offer the phone for free on a slightly cheaper £42 a month contract with Vodafone (3GB of data, unlimited calls and texts), but will sell it SIM-free at a slightly more expensive £579.95.

On Three, the  Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available for an upfront cost of £69 on a choice of four different 24-month price deals. These start at £38 a month with 600 minutes and 2GB of data, up to £44 a month for unlimited minutes and all-you-can-eat data.

Existing Virgin Media customers can pick up the handset from £29 a month with a £99 upfront cost, bagging 100 minutes, 250 texts and 250MB of data, going up to a premium £41 for unlimited texts, data and minutes. Those monthly costs rise to £39 and £51 for those not already customers of the network.

Those that grab the Galaxy S5 for £59.99 on a £37.99 per month EE Extra plan before 11th April, will receive a pre-order offer giving them twice the amount of data than standard, upping their 4G mobile data limit to 4GB. Unlimited texts and calls are also included.

Though similar to its S4 predecessor, the Galaxy S5 still impressed at MWC 2014, with a gorgeous 5.1-inch full HD display, 16MP rear camera, 2.5GHz quad-core processor and discrete fingerprint scanning system.