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Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB Goes on Sale at AT&T

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB model is now available on AT&T, offering users significantly more storage than the maligned 16GB Galaxy S4 which ships with about 8GB of free memory.

AT&T is now selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB for $249 online and in stores, though only in the black finish at this time.

Samsung and U.S. carriers remain silent about the Galaxy S4 64GB model, but this is good news for users who plan to play high-end Android gamers and movies purchased from Google Play on the Galaxy S4.

Read: Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 Micro SD Card is Useless

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a Micro SD card and can connect to cloud storage, which is the reason at least one carrier is only offering the 16GB model. Unfortunately the usage here is limited as games, rented movies and TV shows as well as Google Music cannot be transferred to the SD card.

The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives on AT&T today.

The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives on AT&T today.

Between the pre-installed software, which cuts the memory in half, and these limitations savvy shoppers will be better off buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB rather than buying the 16GB and getting a Micro SD Card. After downloading a handful of games and an HD movie from Google, the 16GB Galaxy S4 from AT&T is almost out of storage.

Other carriers are not yet offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB model. Verizon stated that it will not carry the 32GB Galaxy S4 model. T-Mobile and Sprint are silent on the matter, which leaves some hope. U.S. Cellular isn’t ruling it out, but has yet to confirm that it will offer a 32GB Galaxy S4.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

Users who typically play a lot of games or want to keep movies purchased on Google Play on the device should be sure to pick up the 32GB model. Thankfully photos can go to the Micro SD card and users who rip their own movies and side-load music can use the Micro SD card for storage.

Samsung also offers a 64GB Galaxy S4 model, but it is only available from select importers, and may never see an official U.S. release. Negri Electronics offers several unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 64GB models for sale, but they are just shy of $900 and can’t be purchased on a contract.  The phones are only up for pre-order so far.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

8 Comments

  1. Jack

    05/10/2013 at 6:12 am

    Great news!
    I need 2 phones, a black for me and white for my wife, too bad the white is not available yet.

  2. Phillip J. Fry

    05/10/2013 at 6:35 am

    Great news!
    Already got the 16GB that’s half filled up with 8 apps!

  3. Tony

    05/10/2013 at 6:40 am

    ROFLMAO, Phillip J. Fry, you’re killing me!

  4. Karin

    05/10/2013 at 8:43 am

    Just went and picked mine up!! The 32Gb version has 24Gb available once you take out the OS…

  5. DashingsAshburn

    05/10/2013 at 8:56 am

    Just so everyone is clear, this article is BOGUS. I spoke to a Verizon rep last week, who informed me that Verizon is entirely silent as to whether or not they will release a 32GB version of the S4. Note that “Gotta Be Mobile” is the ONLY website reporting that Verizon has “confirmed” that they will not be releasing the 32 GB S4. They are the only site reporting that because it is NOT TRUE. Ultimately, Verizon may not release the S4… no one knows yet. But it has NOT been confirmed.

  6. Sheldon

    05/11/2013 at 5:59 pm

    no 32GB available in-store in Houston. most of the stores weren’t even aware of 32Gb being sold on May 10th. sad really…

    • Jack

      05/12/2013 at 5:18 am

      You can always order it on ATT website with free divery.
      I checked a few stores in my area and they didn’t even know it was made in 32 GB and told me they weren’t going to carry it at the store because nobody is asking for it and selling tons of the 16 GB.
      I will wait a few days to see if they get the white one on line.

  7. Fred

    05/14/2013 at 2:54 am

    It will be interesting to see how much market share ATT will take away from Verizon. I guess Verizon looked at the numbers and said its too much work to offer a top of the line phone. I would select Verizon if I was to go with the 16…errRR 8GB model, and ATT if I purchase the 32 GB model. For $50 dollars extra its a no brainer. If ATT has bad service I will revert to Verizon and byte the 16 GB errrr.. 8GB bullet.

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