The best Galaxy S9 Deals for July 2018

Best Galaxy S9 Deals: After a few months on the market, the latest iteration in Samsung’s Galaxy series can now be snagged for a fantastic price from a variety of retailers.

Ever since its release in early 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has stood strong in the fast-moving mobile market, still emerging against its competitors as an incredible device with a whole host of features lying beneath the hood.

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

Thanks to the watchful eye of Trusted Reviews, you can now find all the best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals that are available on the market right now. All that’s left is for you to decide which deal is right for you – and we’re here to help you make that choice.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 4GB, £23pm, £115 upfront from Vodafone (use code TRUSTED10 to save £10) + £25 Gift Card

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. Right now, exclusive deal also gets you a £25 gift card for either Amazon, Currys PC World or M&S to make it unmissable.

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 20GB, £30pm, £15 upfront (use code TRUSTED10)

An absolutely staggering deal on the Galaxy S9 with 5x more data than usual and a low upfront and monthly cost. The total cost of ownership amounts to just £735, which is less than buying the phone SIM free. Insane.

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

Mobiles.co.uk 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, £115 upfront from Vodafone (use code TRUSTED10 to save £10) + £25 gift card

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. Right now, you also get a £25 gift card to spend at either Amazon, Currys PC World or M&S.


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 – 20GB, £30pm, £15 upfront (use code TRUSTED10)

An absolutely staggering deal on the Galaxy S9 with 5x more data than usual and a low upfront and monthly cost. The total cost of ownership amounts to just £735, which is less than buying the phone SIM free. Insane.

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 20GB, £33pm, £109 upfront from EE (after cashback)

A good amount of data and low monthly cost. You also get added value from 6 months Apple Music and 3 months BT Sport.

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 25GB, £41.13pm, no upfront from EE

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

  Samsung Galaxy S9 – 10GB, £33pm, no upfront on EE

A great price with no upfront cost and a good amount of data. Better yet, you get 6 months of Apple Music thrown in (with streaming not counting against your data allowance) and 3 months of BT Sport thrown in, too.

  Samsung Galaxy S9 – 20GB, £36.96, no upfront on EE

If you need more data, then there's this option again with no upfront cost and the same Apple Music and BT Sport incentives. This is a good choice if you don't want to pay any upfront cost.


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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

Samsung Galaxy S9

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

When it comes to deciding which network provider to side with, you’re so spoilt for choice that the process can seem rather daunting. Every provider is vying for your attention and they’ll do all that they can to get it. Luckily for you however, we’ve narrowed down the best perks and packages to suit everyone from the data junkie to the long-distance caller.

Three

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

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

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

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.

iD

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

Deciding which provider to go with based on the amount of data they offer is a frequent occurrence in the modern age. Before you make that choice however, you should check to see how well each provider fares in covering your local area. As we all know, there’s nothing worse than failing to update your Instagram story with the next great shot because of a lousy signal.

Check the links below to see which of the main providers offer the best coverage for you:

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

Happy with the fact that you’ve finally remembered your mobile number off by heart? Well there’s nothing stopping you from keeping that number when you change to a new network provider – and the process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is get in contact with your previous provider and ask them for your PAC code. Once it’s been sent over, simply tell your new provider what the PAC code is and you’ll be back to reciting your old number before you know it.

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