Samsung Galaxy S9 deals: How to get the best Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price in the UK
Given the amount of hype, and the vast number of leaks and official announcements, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little fatigued when it comes to news about the Samsung Galaxy S9.
The flagship phone had been rumoured since before the muted release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 last year, and the covers were officially taken off at an Unpacked event ahead of MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
Samsung Galaxy S9 release date
Pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus opened on 25 February ahead of the 16 March release date.
Samsung Galaxy S9 price
The Samsung Galaxy S9 UK price starts at £739 for a SIM-free handset. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price is £869.
Samsung Galaxy S9 deals
A number of mobile operators opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at the end of February. Below are a selection of the best Galaxy S9 deals so far and we’ll update this page as we get more information.
Vodafone is running a particularly strong deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus right now. Through uSwitch, you can get a 128GB Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus handset for an overall cost of £752. That’s broken down into an upfront payment of £200 and 24 monthly payments of £23.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are available from Sky Mobile with prices starting at £33 per month on a Swap24 plan.
Mobile Phones Direct
Mobile Phones Direct is offering Samsung Galaxy for £35.00 a month on a 24-month contract with no upfront cost. This package comes with 4GB Data, Unlimited minutes & texts on Vodafone.
Available from EE in lilac, blue and black, the Galaxy S9 is available on an EE Essential plan at £33 a month with an upfront fee of zero pounds on a 24-month contract. This gives you 30GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts. You have to deploy the discount code ‘RAMS99’ at the checkout stage to waive the upfront costs.
Three UK is ranging the Galaxy S9 in black, lilac and blue. Prices start at £39 per month (£44 for the S9 Plus) with an upfront cost of £79. This gets you 8GB of data.
All contracts from Three also include free roaming in 71 countries, streaming deals plus weekly rewards through the Wuntu app.
For the Samsung Galaxy S9, prices start from £47 per month with an upfront cost of £39.99. That deal only gets you 2GB of data, though, so the next package up the price scale is probably worth considering: that next deal up costs £39.99 upfront followed by £57 a month for 24 months, which gets you 15GB of data instead.
For the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, the 2GB package is £39.99 upfront and £52 per month, and the 15GB package is £39.99 upfront followed by £62 a month.
For both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, O2’s Yearly Upgrade and Free Screen Replacement services start at £69 a month, with £49.99 upfront for 50GB of data (20GB plus 30GB Extra Data).
At Carphone Warehouse, an upfront cost of zero quid and 24 monthly payments of £38 will get you a Samsung Galaxy S9 with 30GB of data.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, with the same amount of data, would set you back £30 upfront and £44 monthly.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in black, blue and lilac from Tesco Mobile. If you’re willing to sign on for a 36-month contract, you can pay nothing in upfront fees and just £38.25 per month. You only get 5GB data, 5000 minutes and 5000 texts, though.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available from Virgin Mobile from £27 a month, with prices for the S9 Plus starting from £30 a month.
Tariff-wise, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will be available on the Truly Unlimited plan, which, as the name suggests, offers unlimited data, minutes and texts on a 12-month SIM Only deal or included as part of their handset loan deal.
The full breakdown of plans is below:
£27 – 1GB, unlimited texts, 1000 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£30 – 5GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£36 – 10GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
Truly Unlimited (cable exclusive) – £41 (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£30 – 1GB, unlimited texts, 1000 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
£33 – 5GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
£39 – 10GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
Truly Unlimited (cable exclusive) – £44 (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
£37.50 – 1GB, unlimited texts, 1000 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£40.50 – 5GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£46.50 – 10GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9)
Truly Unlimited (cable exclusive) – £51.50 (Samsung Galaxy S9)
£42 – 1GB, unlimited texts, 1000 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
£45 – 5GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
£51 – 10GB, unlimited texts, 2,500 minutes (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
Truly Unlimited (cable exclusive) – £56 (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus)
Samsung Galaxy S9 specs
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 5.8in, 18.5:9 QHD+ display with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440, giving it a PPI of 567.5.
Powered by an octa-core 2.7GHz Exynos 9810 processor, the Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of storage built-in, expandable up to 400GB via microSD.
The invitation for the Unpacked event simply described the Galaxy S9 has having a “reimagined” camera, and this reimagining involves a 12-megapixel shutter on the rear of the device with dual f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture, OIS, as well as super slow motion video capture at 960fps.
This adds 12-shot multi-frame noise reduction and gives the Samsung Galaxy S9 the widest aperture ever seen on a smartphone meaning it’s ideal for low-light environments. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Elsewhere, the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and a 3D emoji system called AR Emoji, Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Animoji. Thanks to a partnership with Disney, you’ll even be able to create Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse AR emojis, as well as characters from Pixar’s Incredibles.
Read our Samsung Galaxy S9 review
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The larger cousin of the Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a 6.2in, 18.5:9 QHD+ display. The resolution is the same as on the smaller model, giving the Galaxy S9 Plus a lower PPI of 530.
Elsewhere, little separates the two phones. The Galaxy S9 Plus runs on the same 2.7GHz Exynos 9810 processor, has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (expandable up to 400GB via microSD) and the same front and rear camera combinations.
Read our Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review
Images: Jon Bray