Where and When You Can Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5

By Kat Hannaford on at

Announced at Mobile World Congress, Samsung's Galaxy S5 may have disappointed in the style stakes with its plastic dimpled back, but with 200m Galaxy S customers out there, there'll be a tonne wanting to upgrade to this year's flagship model. Luckily UK networks Vodafone, Three, Virgin Media and EE have confirmed they'll be stocking the S5 (with the latter promising an April 11th date).

Phones 4 U will be offering the phone up for pre-order at £569.95 SIM-free, shipping it out 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.

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

On the Three network, 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.

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.

Unlocked-Mobiles has a pre-order price of £600 up for a Galaxy S5.

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.