Best Galaxy S8 deals: If you’re looking to pick up a Galaxy S8 on the cheap then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve checked all the major stores to find the latest SIM-free and contract Galaxy S8 deals.
The Galaxy S9 may have robbed it of the top spot, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 is still a fantastic handset that’ll more than meet most people’s needs. Highlights include a stellar rear camera that continues to outperforms most Android rivals, a beautiful mixed metal and glass design and a superb AMOLED screen that’s ideal for Netflix binges.
Amazon SIM Free Unlocked Deal
Amazon is currently selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 SIM free and unlocked for a whopping discount. You can save up to £220 off the usual SIM free price. This is perfect if you already have a SIM only contract.
If that’s not enough to tempt you, it’s also being sold on a number of great deals that make it a great option for buyers on a budget, hunting for a top notch, no compromise Android phone. Scroll down to see our picks of the best Galaxy S8 deals currently running.
Today’s cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 deals
Even better, you can now pick one up for a bargain price as it’s a little older. We’ve looked at some of the best contract offers available across all of the UK networks and hand-picked the best prices for you.
The top Samsung Galaxy S8 deals right now
A great deal with plenty of data and a low monthly cost from Vodafone. Use our code to take £10 off the upfront cost, too.
A respectable amount of data for light users and a low monthly cost make this a great choice. Use our code to knock a further £10 off the upfront.
Be sure to also read our Samsung Galaxy S8 review to find out everything you need to know about this excellent smartphone.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Deals – 4-8GB of data
If you’re only a light data user, these deals will be perfect and ensure you’re not paying for more than you need.
Be sure to use our exclusive code TRUSTED10 when buying from Mobiles.co.uk to instantly take £10 off the upfront cost of a Samsung Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 deals – 4-8GB of data
This level of data is perfect if you generally have access to wifi and don't stream music or video on the move. The monthly cost is also nice and low.
If you don't fancy paying anything upfront, this is a great choice helping you to spread the cost across the length of your contract.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Deals – 10-30GB of data
These are the best deals for heavy data users or anyone planning on tethering their mobile data to a second device. Remember to use our exclusive TRUSTED10 discount code if buying from Mobiles.co.uk to instantly save £10.
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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals – 10-30GB of data
If you need more data, this is a great deal from Vodafone. You'll pay an upfront cost, but you'll be paying less each month, making this a great choice. Use our code to save on the upfront cost, too.
Lots and lots of data with no upfront cost makes this offer from EE a tempting prospect. A good choice for the particularly data dependent out there.
If you're after a deal with O2, this gets plenty of data with a low upfront cost.
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How to pick the right Samsung Galaxy S8 deal for you
Think about what you’re willing to pay upfront
Typically, the more you spend upfront, the less you’ll pay each month for your contract. Not everyone can afford to part with a lot of cash at the beginning, however, so getting a phone on contract can help you spread the cost. Consider your priority when balancing up different contracts and calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the life of the contract. To do this, just multiply the monthly cost by the contract length, then add the upfront cost if there is one.
Again, you might find yourself paying a little more by the end of the contract if you want to pay less upfront, but that’s the compromise you might want to make.
Work out how much data you need
For most people, data is going to be the biggest priority above minutes and texts when it comes to picking the right contract. Nowadays, most contracts will give you more minutes and texts than you’ll ever need, if not just giving you an unlimited amount.
Your data allowance will decide how much you’re able to stream, such as watching Netflix or YouTube, or streaming music from Spotify. You’ll also need to have data to browse the internet over 4G, so you don’t want to be running out. For only light users, 4GB will be the minimum you’ll want just to ensure you never run out.
Heavier users will be looking at double digit data allowances. You can also create a mobile hotspot from your phone to let you tether your mobile data to a secondary device, such as a tablet or phone, letting you share your internet. Some networks will limit how much data can be shared this way.
Be sure to compare the contract prices of low- and high-data contracts. You might find that you can get more data for the same money, and there’s really no reason not to opt for the higher data offer. You never know when that extra data might come in handy, or when you might become addicted to a new Netflix show you just have to binge-watch on the train home.
How to choose the right mobile network
Even if you’re pretty sure which network you’d like to go with when you upgrade, it’s always worth finding out what else the main networks are offering as part of their mobile contracts. You might find that there’s a free subscription package, add-on or contract perk that completely changes your idea of what makes a good deal.
Here’s our summary of the various benefits of the main mobile networks at the moment to help you make the right choice.
Three doesn’t do things by halves; its free Go Binge service is designed to cater for the Netflix addicts, serious music streamers and telly watchers among us. Go Binge gives you unlimited 4G streaming on apps like Netflix, Deezer, TVPlayer and SoundCloud without touching your personal data allowance. Details here on what contracts qualify for Go Binge.
There’s good news for holidaymakers, too. Three now offers ‘Feel at Home’ roaming in 71 countries, which means you can seamlessly use your data allowance abroad.
EE could well be the most popular UK mobile network, and it claims to have the biggest 4G coverage of all the networks too. Perks with EE include three months of free BT Sports for watching sports like football and rugby, and six months of free Apple Music for pay monthly subscribers.
Savvy shoppers could save some pennies by picking a Vodafone deal that offers a free subscription package. Certain Vodafone Red Entertainment plans throw in a free subscription to the likes of Spotify, Now TV or Sky Sports Mobile TV. Some of those services are pricey when bought alone, so this could be a shrewd move indeed.
O2 offers a Priority Tickets service to its customers, dishing out tickets for gigs 48 hours before the rest of the country get a look-in.
It also offers its customers free access to certain public Wi-Fi networks across the UK, as well as now supporting 75 countries for roaming.
Customers wanting more flexibility with their contract might like the network’s O2 Refresh feature, which lets you upgrade after a year. It also cuts the price of your monthly bill once you’ve paid the cost of the phone.
iD is a budget friendly network launched by Carphone Warehouse, and we really like its Data Rollover feature. If you haven’t used all of your mobile data by the end of the month, it rolls over for you to use in the next month. Lovely.
Make sure you check mobile coverage
Network coverage is an important factor worth considering before entering a new contract. It’s no good having a shiny new Galaxy S8 if you’re struggling to get any reception where you use it most.
Below are the coverage checker pages for the major networks, simply plug in a post code and it will tell you what to expect around 4G and voice/text coverage. We’d recommend checking both your home and work to start off.
- O2 network coverage checker
- Vodafone network coverage checker
- EE network coverage checker
- Three network coverage checker
- iD network coverage checker
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