The new Samsung Galaxy S8 – the mobile we lauded as ‘one of the best phones ever made’ – officially comes on the UK market today. It’s been available to pre-order for the last month, so if you bagged an early deal you should have now received your phone!
If you haven’t already been tempted to pre-order the S8, or the massive Galaxy S8 Plus, then we’ll tell you how to buy this stunning handset for the best price.
Use our comparison widget below to tailor the perfect Galaxy S8 deal for you. Or scroll down to see our picks from the major networks such as O2, EE and Vodafone. And if you still need some convincing of whether it’s worth splashing out for the S8 or S8+, then check out our Samsung Galaxy S8 review.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals right now:
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 deal
Samsung Galaxy S8 on O2 | £150 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
O2 has blasted off the Galaxy S8 space race with a very eye-catching £32 a month tariff. You have to find £150 to start with, but after that it won’t do too much damage to your monthly bank statements. It’s a good balance and works out cheaper even than deals with less data.
Total cost over 24 months is £918
You can find this affordable Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk
If you don’t think 3GB is quite going to cut it, you can crank up the data allowance to a health 7GB per month with EE at Mobiles.co.uk. You’ll save £25 on the handset, but the monthly price rises to £35.99 – that’s around £70 over the course of the contract.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on Vodafone | FREE upfront + £72 cashback | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £46pm
Unless you opt for a measly 1GB of monthly data, there’s no way to get the massive Galaxy S8+ for less. Thanks to the £72 redeemable cashback, it’s less than £30 more expensive than the 1GB offer in total on Vodafone. It’s a lot of phone for a good price.
Total cost over 24 months is £1,032.
Get this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deal with big data
Samsung Galaxy S8 on Three | £99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
This is a pretty astonishing deal from Three considering the sheer amount of data you get to play with a month. Unless you genuinely think you’ll need one, we’d go for this over Three’s unlimited data deals everytime.
You’ll save over £500 if you do, and will still have an enormous data allowance for streaming and downloading away from wi-fi.
Total cost over 24 months is £1059.99
View this deal: at Affordablemobiles.net
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal with big data
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on Vodafone | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £46pm (with cashback)
Although Three is offering a decent rate for 30GB data on the Plus as well, the free handset you get with this Vodafone offer catches the eye thanks to the £48 cashback spread over the term. It also means you don’t have to spend a dime at the outset and 16GB should be more than plenty of data for most people.
Total cost over 24 months is £1104.
View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deal with free phone
Samsung Galaxy S8 on Three | 2GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
There may not be any such thing as a free lunch, but thankfully that doesn’t apply to mobile handsets. £40 is a bit on the high side to pay every month (especially considering the same tariff will could get you an extra 28GB data a month – see above), but this isn’t bad if you’re determined on a freebie.
Total cost over 24 months is £960
Get your free Samsung Galaxy S8 now at Buymobiles.net
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal with free phone
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on EE | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50.99pm
If freebies are your thing, EE can go a few better than a mere free phone. As well as a shiny new mobile and a hefty 20GB of monthly data, his deal also comes with six months of Apple Music, three months of BT Sport for free and 500MB of free EU roaming data.
Total cost over 24 months is £1223.76
Get this bumper Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at BuyMobiles.net
What rewards can I get with my Samsung Galaxy S8?
Considering the record breaking Galaxy S8 pre-orders, it’s no surprise that some of the major networks are throwing in freebies to try and get you to join their ranks.
O2 – JBL Flip 4 speaker and music streaming
As long as you take a tariff that includes at least 3GB of data, O2 is handing out a free wireless speaker worth £120. Continuing the musical theme, unlimited music streaming from the likes of Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music is available to those who take at least a 5GB a month contract. As ever with O2, you also get Priority perks, such as cheap lunches and event pre-booking.
Vodafone – NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile
TV bingers, music heads and sporty types rejoice – your chosen passion is catered for by Vodafone. Take a Galaxy S8 contract with the network and you can pick between access to one of these three services for the length of your two year contract.
EE – BT Sport and Apple Music
EE is seeking to tempt in a huge cross section of people – music and sport fans. An Apple Music subscription and unlimited access to the BT Sport app are available to all users on the EE network. But beware, the cup runneth over for a limited period only – half a year for Apple Music and only three months for BT Sport (so at least it will get you to the end of the football season!).
Three – Nada
The last big player on the phone network scene isn’t relying on gimmicks and gifts to lure you their way. Instead, Three is backing its competitive pricing for big data to turn your head – and judging from some of the above deals, it might just work.
It’s worth considering sim only for your Galaxy S8
£689 – or £779 for the Galaxy S8 Plus – is a hell of a lot of cash to splash on a mobile phone. But if you box clever and check out our pick of the best sim only deals, you can save yourself a little bit of cash by spending big up front.
Take this 4GB a month deal from Buymobiles.net, for example. It costs a mere £9 per month, including unlimited texts and minutes. If you claim the £5 cashback offer, you get down to just £902 over the course of two years for the Galaxy S8. No sim-inclusive deals can match that.
And you aren’t limited to a measly data plan. Vodafone is chucking in 20GB a month at Mobiles.co.uk for £17.29. £1063.96 (if you take advantage of £40 cashback) over two years is a fraction more than the Three 30GB deal above, but you get the bonus of signing up for only 12 months.