Save up to £70 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 price with this little-known contract deal

The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone is an expensive handset, the most expensive mainstream handset we’ve ever seen at nearly £600.

Yet there’s a nifty little trick that allows you to cut down the price of the smartphone, allow you to pay less upfront and even give you a nice little goody.

The trick (if that can be called so) is quite simple. Chitter Chatter, an official T-Mobile and EE online retailer, is taking preorders of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on a two-year contract. The cheapest plan has an upfront fee of £350 and monthly costs of £7; you only get 50 minutes and 250 texts (and no data allowance).

But obviously, the main attraction of this deal is the total cost of ownership which is £518, far less than the £590 that Carphone Warehouse is charging for the phone by itself.

True, the phone might be locked but if you want the Galaxy S4, are on T-Mobile, Orange or EE, happen to have an existing SIM card that you want to keep and have some spare cash, then we challenge anyone to come up with a better deal.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S4, from the very beginning until the launch (and beyond), including the rumours, the rehashed reports, the disappointments and the expectations.

You can also read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 here.