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Where can I buy the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge?: Best deals, prices, and networks

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now on sale in the UK, with all manner of networks and retailers stocking the two handsets.

Given the iPhone 6 rivalling status of the two devices, a mass of sellers are all vying for your flagship phone-bound cash. As such, there is a raft of S6 deals and offers to choose from. The phone's have been released just days after the HTC One M9 landed.

A complete overhaul from its S5 predecessor, the Galaxy S6 carries a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution for starters. It’s also got Samsung’s custom-built 14nm 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset on board, paired with 3GB of DDR4 RAM and an OIS-enhanced 16-megapixel primary camera.

The S6 Edge runs a similarly high-end component roster, but also shows off an over-edge curved display, riffing on last year’s Galaxy Note Edge.

This premium array of specs doesn't come cheap. The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 will set wannabe owners back £599.99 on a SIM-free basis while the lowest storage S6 Edge, 64GB, will cost a wallet-busting £720.

Fortunately, with the S6 expected to be one of the most popular handsets in the 2015 smartphone race, Blighty’s mobile retailers have tied the handset to a series of more affordable contracts. You can check out all of the best deals below.

Watch our Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on video

EE

The UK’s 4G powerhouse network is stocking both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on its 4GEE network.

The S6 will be available in black, white, gold, and blue, while its edgy counterpart will come in black, white, gold, and green.

In terms of pricing, don't expect the two handsets to come cheap.

The 32GB Galaxy S6 will set wannabe owners back £43.49 per month on a 24 months contract with EE. This is after a £49.99 asking price. Paired with a monthly allowance of unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of 4G data, this deal will set you back £1,093.75 throughout the course of the contract, assuming you remain within your bundled limits.

Plumping for the 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge will see the monthly fee rise to £53.49 with an improved 20GB data allowance.

EE also says it will have a ‘wide range of Samsung accessories available’, including a wireless charging pad.

Vodafone

Keeping pace with its rivals, Vodafone UK is also retailing both of Samsung’s new handsets.

On Vodafone the S6 is tied to a £48.50 per month, two year deal, with the S6 Edge setting wannabe owners back £53.50 per month.

These fees see the handsets paired with Vodafone's Red 4 L plan which includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 7GB of data. Free access to Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass is also included.

With Vodafone, the 32GB Galaxy S6 will cost you £1,164 during the two year deal.

Looking to better tempt potential consumers away from the competition, Vodafone has confirmed it will bundle its S6 and S6 deals will a selection of freebies.

Those taking the handset on the company's L, XL or XXL plans will see their handsets bundled with a free Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and phone case.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge: What's different?

O2

O2 is another one to offer a free gift with both the S6 and S6 Edge. Unlike Vodafone, however, O2 has gone for something a little less relevant to all S6 owners, a Fitbit Charge activity tracker.

As with all new launches, the S6 and S6 Edge will be available on the company's new O2 Refresh tariffs which let users pay for the phone and their call plans separately.

Through O2, the 32GB S6 is tied to a £38 per month, 2 year deal alongside unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a 2GB monthly data allowance. This is preempted by a £99.99 upfront fee. In total this plan will set users back £1,011.99 over the next 24 months.

Similarly, the S6 Edge will demand an upfront cost, with the same monthly allowances setting wannabe owners back £48 per month.

Three

Keeping pace with the competition, Three has tied the flagship S6 to a £39 per month, 24 month deal with a nominal £49 upfront fee.

This deal sees the handset bundled with unlimited minutes and texts and 1GB of RAM. As a bonus, those joining Three's network will benefit from the company's brilliant Feel at Home roaming service which allows for free calls and data usage when abroad.

The S6 Edge with the same monthly allowances will cost you £48 per month and a £49 handset fee.

Carphone Warehouse

Bundling the best of the networks, high street seller Carphone Warehouse has announced its own S6 plans.

Available on a £39.50, 24 month plan with a £79.99 asking price, the S6 will cost Carphone Warehouse customers £1,027.99 across the duration of the contract.

The S6 Edge, by contrast, will set wannabe owners back £43.50 per month with a hefty £159.99 upfront fee.

Looking to sweeten the deal, the Carphone has confirmed all pre-orders will be paired with a free wireless charging pad.

giffgaff

Giffgaff has also revealed that it will be selling both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at 'a competitive price' as soon as the phones are released.

The network is contract-free, which means the new phones will come unlocked and ready to go with a giffgaff PAYG SIM.

Mark Fairman, giffgaff's CEO, said: "Since we started to sell phones in late 2013 Samsung has been a popular choice amongst giffgaff members - we've been hearing a lot of 'six appeal talk' within our community."

Tesco Mobile

Looking to keep pace with the big boys, Tesco Mobile has announced its own, highly competitive S6 plans.

Offering special launch deals for early adopters, Tesco will give double data (2GB) for those signing up to a contract before May 21.

These launch prices see the S6 tied to a £36 per month contract with no upfront fee. This deal sees the phone line up alongside 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and 2GB of 4G data.

With the same allowances, the S6 Edge will cost £43.50 per month.

SIM-free Price

Although contracts offer an more managable way budget your new phone purchase, for those looking to splash the cash upfront, Samsung has now confirmed SIM-free S6 and S6 Edge prices.

The bad news is neither will come cheap. The base model, 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 will set you back £599.99 through Samsung while the lowest storage S6 Edge, 64GB, will cost a wallet-busting £720.

Finalised pricing for the 64GB and 128GB S6, and the 128GB S6 Edge are still to be confirmed.

Stay tuned for more details on the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge deals as we have them.

John

March 21, 2015, 1:44 pm

S6 Edge on Vodafone for £53.50 pcm for 2 years? OUCH!!

ElectricSheep

April 10, 2015, 11:27 am

Three: 'This deal sees the handset bundled with unlimited minutes and texts and 1GB of RAM.'

Typo aside, the price / size of data packages has become significantly worse value for money than it was 2 years ago. We used to get unlimited data for a few quid (Certainly, on Three) and I was able to hotspot my phone a few times a week for a few hundred MB's when it was convenient for me to do so, and no one kicked up a fuss or tried to charge me extra. Now, there are so many pathetically low data limits and extortionately high prices and I am expected to pay extra to tether for any amount of data. This is a step backwards for the consumer. There doesn't even appear to have been much increase in 3G coverage and contention ratio capacities (let alone 4G) in the usual black spots from years ago to justify the price increases in contracts and data packages...and that's before we even mention the arrival of the £1,000+ asking price for some phones and standard 2 year contracts!

Carl

April 13, 2015, 1:31 pm

Wow the price of these things is shocking. Charging even more than Apple for a Samsung? No thanks.

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