Pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 are now live after Samsung took the wraps off its newest phones. As expected, you've got three phones to choose from — the 6.2-inch Galaxy S21 ($799), the 6.7-inch Galaxy S21 Plus ($999), and the 6.8-inch Galaxy S21 Ultra ($1,199).
All three phones arrive in stores on January 29. However, Samsung is offering one of the better pre-order deals if you have an eligible phone trade-in. Pre-order your Galaxy S21 at Samsung and get up to $700 off with trade-in. After discount, you'll pay just $99 for the Galaxy S21. Plus, you'll get up to a $200 Samsung credit. So if you're wondering how to pre-order the Galaxy S21 — here's everything you need to know.
|Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21 Plus||Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display (Resolution; Max. refresh rate)||6.2 inches (FHD, 120Hz)||6.7 inches (FHD, 120Hz)||6.8 inches (QHD, 120Hz)|
|Rear cameras||12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto||12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto||108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto, 10MP 10x telephoto|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888|
|Operating System||Android 11 with One UI 3.0||Android 11 with One UI 3.0||Android 11 with One UI 3.0|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Size||5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm)||6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches (161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8mm)||6.5 x 2.9 x 0.4 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm)|
|Weight||6.1 ounces (172g)||7.1 ounces (202g)||8.0 ounces (228g)|
How to pre-order the Galaxy S21
Galaxy S21: from $99 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
It may be the smallest phone in Samsung's new lineup, but the Galaxy S21 packs nothing but power. It features a 6.2-inch 120Hz adaptive display, Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 10MP front camera, and 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto rear camera lenses. Pre-order the Galaxy S21 by January 28 and you'll get a $100 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $2.78/month via a 36-month contract. If your trade-in phone has a cracked screen, Samsung will still give you up to a $550 credit.
Galaxy S21 Plus: from $299 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are very similar, but the latter sports a bigger 6.7-inch 120Hz display. Otherwise, you get the same Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 10MP front camera, and 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto rear camera lenses. Pre-order the Galaxy S21 Plus by January 28 and you'll get a $150 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $8.34/month via a 36-month contract.
Galaxy S21 Ultra: from $499 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the top-of-the line Galaxy phone. It features a massive 6.8-inch adaptive 120Hz QHD display, Snapdragon 888 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 40MP front camera. Rear cameras include a 108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto, and 10MP 10x telephoto. Pre-order the Galaxy S21 Ultra by January 28 and you'll get a $200 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $13.89/month via a 36-month contract.
Galaxy S21: $600 off w/ trade-in + Unlimited @ Verizon
Current Verizon customers can take up to $600 off any Galaxy S21 phone with trade-in and sign up on a Verizon Unlimited plan. Alternatively, buy any S21 phone and get $1,000 off the cost of another when you add a new line with Unlimited.
Galaxy S21: $800 off w/ trade-in + Unlimited @ AT&T
New and existing customers can get $800 off any Galaxy S21 phone with trade-in of an eligible phone and activation of an Unlimited plan. After discount, you can get the Galaxy S21 for free, the Galaxy S21 Plus for $199.99, or the Galaxy S21 Ultra for $399.99.
Galaxy S21: from $792 @ Visible
Verizon-owned carrier Visible will have both the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus available for sale starting on January 29. Purchase any of the phones and you'll get a $200 Samsung credit. Plus, new customers who port their number from a competing carrier will also get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live. Prices start at $792 for the Galaxy S21 and $984 for the Galaxy S21 Plus.
Galaxy S21: Get up to $200 in credit @ US Cellular
Like Samsung, US Cellular is offering credits to anyone who pre-orders a Galaxy S21 by Jan. 28. You get a $100 credit for the S21, $150 for the S21 Plus and $200 for the S21 Ultra. US Cellular lets you pay off the phone over 30 months; prices are $26.66 per month for the S21, $33.33 for the S21 Plus and $39.99 for the S21 Ultra.
Galaxy S21: up to $800 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile will get the entire Galaxy S21 family starting January 29. Even better, you can take $800 off any phone with an eligible trade-in. (No new line or port-in is required). If you don't have a phone to trade-in, you can still get up to $800 off your new Galaxy S21. Just purchase an S21 phone, port in a new line, and get $800 off your second Galaxy S21 phone.
Galaxy S21: up to $400 off w/ new line @ Xfinity Mobile
New Xfinity Mobile customers can get up to $400 off any Galaxy S21 phone when they switch and open a new line. Existing customers can take advantage of the same Galaxy S21 pre-order, however, they'll need to add a new line. They'll then receive a $400 Visa pre-paid card. All customers will also get a $100 Samsung credit with the S21, $150 credit with the S21 Plus, and $200 credit with the S21 Ultra.
Galaxy S21: 50% off w/ new line @ Google Fi
The entire Galaxy S21 family is available for pre-order at Google Fi. Even better, Google is taking up to 50% each phone via a Fi bill credit when you add a new line. Alternatively, current members can get a $300 bill credit when they upgrade. In both instances, you'll also get up to a $200 Samsung credit based on which phone you pre-order.
Galaxy S21: $100 off w/ new line + trade-in @ Spectrum Mobile
Spectrum Mobile is taking $100 off all Galaxy S21 smartphones when you trade-in an eligible phone, open a new line, and activate a new phone. Plus, you'll get up to a $200 Samsung credit with the purchase of any new Galaxy S21.