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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
fees see the handsets paired with Vodafone’s Red 4 L plan which
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fairman, giffgaff’s CEO, said: “Since we started to sell phones in late
2013 Samsung has been a popular choice amongst giffgaff members –
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.
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.