The best Galaxy S9 Deals for June 2018

Best Galaxy S9 Deals: If you’re after Samsung’s latest flagship but don’t fancy forking out £739 for one, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the very best contract deals and offers for the Galaxy S9.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 is a fantastic smartphone but you do typically have to pay a premium for those flagship specs and super camera.

But fear not, there are currently a number of fantastic Galaxy S9 deals doing the rounds. These include contract deals on all the big carriers. We’ve done the leg work and found the best offers currently available to help save you money on this fantastic phone.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 4GB, £23pm, £100 upfront from Vodafone (use code: TRUSTED10 to save £10)

This is a ridiculously good deal with a super-low TCO. The TCO is less than the SIM-free price of an S9, making this contract deal insane value. One not to be missed.

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  Samsung Galaxy S9 – 30GB, £30pm, £40 upfront from EE

A sensational deal for anyone who needs lots of data. Fonehouse has taken a further £20 off the upfront cost, making this a top pick for anyone who wants a low monthly and upfront cost. You even get 3 months of BT Sport and Apple Music thrown in.

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Jump to: How to choose the right Galaxy S9 deal for you

If you want to know more about the phone before parting with your cash, jump over to our in-depth Galaxy S9 review.

Best Galaxy S9 Deals – 4-8GB of data is currently offering an incredible deal if you want 4GB of data. It’s not clear how long this deal will last, so we’d snap it up now to avoid disappointment.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals – 4 to 8GB data

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 4GB, £23pm, £100 upfront from Vodafone (use code: TRUSTED10 to save £10)

This is a ridiculously good deal with a super-low TCO. The TCO is less than the SIM-free price of an S9, making this contract deal insane value. One not to be missed.

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Best Galaxy S9 Deals – 10+ GB of data

If you need lots of data so you can stream with complete disregard, then these are the deals for you. The 30GB offer from Fonehouse is particularly great as a further £20 has been wiped off the upfront cost to make this a positive bargain.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals – 10GB+ of data

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 30GB, £33pm, £40 upfront from EE

A great exclusive deal from Fonehouse if you need a lot of data. You get a low monthly cost and upfront cost, and 3 months BT Sport and 6 months Apple Music to sweeten the deal. This deal has had £20 wiped off the usual upfront cost making it even better.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 – 10GB, £32pm, £15 upfront from O2 (use code TRUSTED10 to save £10)

A low up front cost and monthly cost make this a great deal for a good amount of data overall. Knock £10 off the upfront with our code, too.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 – 25GB, £39.46pm, no upfront from EE

A cracking deal if you need a generous amount of data and don't want to pay anything upfront.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 not the phone for you?

What’s new with the Samsung Galaxy S9?

For the first time, the Galaxy S9 has a mechanical aperture, that allows it to perform even better in low-light conditions, while adapting to when you have more light readily available. You can think of it a bit like how your pupils dilate.

This means it has superb low-light picture taking capabilities, as well as the ability to take photos with gorgeous background blur, making your subject really stand out. There’s also optical image stabilisation to keep everything tack sharp.

On top of this, there’s a brand new super slow-motion mode that can capture 960fps for some seriously dramatic footage. This can record in the blink of an eye, taking 0.2 seconds and slowing it down to 6 seconds of footage, for a new and exciting way to see the world. Your cat videos will never be the same.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a stunning super AMOLED display and the bezels have gotten even thinner, making this one stunning smartphone. There are also Dolby Atmos speakers that have been tuned by AKG. These are a massive improvement on the disappointing speakers of most smartphones. The Galaxy S9 also has the latest smartphone chips, meaning it’s a serious pocket powerhouse.

Samsung’s new AR Emoji are sure to get you excited as well, letting you create customised animated emoji with your own face. Samsung has also partnered with Disney on a range of AR Emoji featuring characters from the famous House of Mouse.

How to pick the best Galaxy S9 deal for you

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Decide what you’re willing to pay upfront

The upfront cost is what you pay at the beginning of your contract for your shiny new phone. As a general rule of thumb, the more you can pay upfront, the less you’ll pay overall. The overall cost is known as the total cost of ownership (TCO), and this is your monthly charge multiplied by the length of your contract plus the upfront cost.

So a £30pm contract that lasts 24 months with a £100 upfront cost would equate to (£30 x 24) + £100 = £820.

But what you’re willing to pay upfront will be down to personal circumstance. It’s not the end of the world paying slightly more after two years if that’s the difference between having the smartphone of your dreams… and not.

How much data do you need?

Data is the biggest differentiator between one tariff and the next. No one really cares how many call minutes or texts they get, as they’re no longer as important. Most contracts will give you far more than you’ll ever need.

Nowadays, data allowance is the biggest commodity. Data is needed to let you browse the web, stream video or music and use apps like WhatsApp to send and receive messages or make video calls. Light users will typically get away with 4-10GB of data, but anyone who is a heavy streamer will likely want more.

Likewise, if you plan on tethering a second device off your mobile internet connection, you’ll want to have more data, too. Pairing a laptop or tablet can be a quick way to burn through your allowance otherwise.

Be sure to compare the higher data tariffs against the lower options, too. Often, you can pay the same price a month and get more data, and there’s really no reason not to opt for the bigger package if the price is the same. It gets you peace of mind that you won’t run out, and you never know when you might become engrossed by a new Netflix show that you absolutely must stream while on your morning commute.

How to choose the right mobile network

Network providers will go to great lengths to try and pry you away from rivals. That means they can offer a number of great perks and extra to help separate them from the pack. These can include anything from data rollover to extra subscriptions that save you more money. Here are the main perks from each provider:


Three’s Go Binge service is its big selling point. This means apps like Netflix and Apple Music don’t count against your data allowance. Considering streaming films off Netflix can take a massive dent, that’s a great incentive. It can mean the difference between needing to opt for a low data package versus a more expensive big data package. It can also mean you don’t use up all of your data a week into the billing month, potentially leaving you sitting there twiddling your thumbs until it renews (or you fork out more money).


Vodafone has tariffs like Red Entertainment, which includes free subscriptions to the likes of NOW TV, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV. Considering Spotify normally costs £9.99 a month, that’s a massive saving over the course of your contract. If you already want one of these services, it’s worth factoring this when picking your provider.


O2 Refresh is a great incentive. This splits your monthly bill into essentially two payments: the cost of your phone, and then your service plan. Once you’ve paid off the cost of your phone, your monthly bill will reduce. You can also choose to trade in your phone to upgrade to a newer model at any time. Great if you always need the latest and greatest, and the idea of using the same phone for 24 months doesn’t appeal.

There are also flexible contracts that let you adjust your airtime tariff up or down once a month. Great if you need the flexibility.


EE offers six months free Apple Music and three months of BT Sports on mobile as part of most of its packages. It also has the biggest 4G coverage in the UK (in its own words), which is great.


If you find yourself not using all of your data each month, it won’t go to waste with iD Mobile. That’s because handily anything not used rolls over to the next month.

Make sure you check mobile coverage

Finally, the one thing you should definitely do before you commit to a network is check to make sure the coverage is good in your area. Here are links to coverage checkers for the main networks:

Wi-Fi calling

If you find yourself in a place with no network coverage but a solid Wi-Fi connection, you can use Wi-Fi Calling to still make and receive calls and text messages. This uses an internet connection instead of cellular coverage, and the calls and minutes just come out of your regular tariff allowance. It can get you out of a bind and is a great option for places that traditionally have bad coverage, such as a basement.

Keep your phone number

If you’re changing network providers, there’s no reason you need to change your phone number. Simply contact your old provider and ask for your PAC code. Then contact your new provider and provide this PAC code, either on the phone or often online. The PAC code gives them permission to port over your old phone number.

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