Here’s how much the Galaxy S9 will cost you

 

Eager to get your hands on the Galaxy S9 but don’t know how much it’s going to cost? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re planning on buying the device directly through Samsung or you want to go through a carrier, we’ll break down the cost and monthly payment options.

Samsung

Galaxy S9

Outright: $719.99

Monthly payments: $30/mo for 24 months

Galaxy S9+

Outright: $839.99

Monthly payments: $35/mo for 24 months

If you want to buy the device directly through Samsung, you can either pay the full price upfront or split it into monthly payments, just like a US carrier. However, Samsung’s store has the advantage of selling an unlocked phone that you can use on whatever carrier you want. Samsung also offers a trade-in program that will net you up to $350 for some newer models of smartphones to ease that payment.

Verizon

Galaxy S9

Outright: $800

Monthly payments: $33.33/mo for 24 months

Galaxy S9+

Outright: $930

Monthly payments: $38.74

If you’re on Verizon, it might make sense to go ahead and upgrade directly through your carrier, especially if you’re doing their monthly installment plan. However, do keep in mind that Verizon is one of the carriers charging a premium for the device, so you can expect to pay more than what Samsung is asking for when you’re getting the exact same phone.

Verizon does offer trade-in deals, and every so often they’ll run promotions with free phones and gift cards, but if you’re wanting to get the phone on day one you might want to think about getting it directly from Samsung this year.

AT&T

Galaxy S9

Outright: $790

Monthly payments: $26.34/mo for 30 months

Galaxy S9+

Outright: $915

Monthly payments: $30.50/mo for 30 months

AT&T, like Verizon, is charging more than Samsung would charge directly for both models of the phone. They do offer longer financing terms (30 months instead of 24 months) which can help lower the monthly cost, but it doesn’t actually save you any money.

If you’re already on AT&T and want to save a few bucks a month this could make sense, but like with Verizon, you might want to give Samsung’s online store a consideration this time around.

Sprint

Galaxy S9

Outright: $792

Monthly payments: $33/mo for 24 months

Galaxy S9+

Outright: $912

Monthly payments: $38/mo for 24 months

Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon in charging more for the device than Samsung, but without a great network to back it up. Unless you can catch a great promotion after launch or you have some Sprint credit saved up, you’ll probably want to skip the carrier here, too.

T-Mobile

Galaxy S9

Outright: $720

Monthly payments: $30/mo for 24 months

Galaxy S9+

Outright: $840

Monthly payments: $30/mo for 24 months after $120 down payment

T-Mobile, unlike the other three US carriers, isn’t upcharging for the Galaxy S9. Those monthly installments are basically the same was Samsung directly, although if you want the Plus you’ll have to put $120 down on the phone up front.

T-Mobile is also offering some trade-in discounts that come in bill credits, so if you’re planning on dumping off an old phone, this might make sense.


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.


  • Draken Blackknight

    I think I’ll stick with my OnePlus 5T. I was able to recover from a massive brick the other day with minimal data loss