We compare the best UK tariffs for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, including a range of monthly contracts from the biggest providers such as Tesco Mobile, Three and Sky Mobile.
If you’ve just read our hands-on Galaxy S8 review, chances are you’ll be drooling at the prospect of owning this gorgeous flagship mobile. So now it’s time to check out the best possible S8 UK deals, to see which monthly tariff offers the best value for money.
We’ve already heard from some of the biggest UK providers about their Galaxy S8 pricing schemes, and taken the chance to compare their offers below. This includes up-front handset cost, monthly cost, amount of data you can burn through each month and any other extra bonuses that are bundled along with the phone.
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: O2
O2 is offering Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone on a selection of O2 Refresh tariffs, along with the usual perks and benefits offered to all customers.
For instance, if your chosen tariff includes access to the Yearly Upgrade Programme, that means you can trade your S8 in after just 12 months if you so desire. O2 is also offering a free JBL Flip 4 speaker (worth £119.99) to all pre-order customers. And when you’re on O2 you’ll also enjoy benefits like O2 Priority (which gives you discounts on goods and services as well as first dibs on concert tickets) and unlimited music streaming via the likes of Spotify (on certain contracts).
O2’s Galaxy S8 contract options (all of which come with the free speaker and unlimited minutes and texts) include:
£49.99 upfront, then £51 a month for 3GB of data
£9.99 upfront, then £55 a month for 5GB of data, plus free music streaming
£9.99 upfront, then £59.00 a month for 10GB of data, plus free music streaming and access to O2’s Yearly Upgrade Programme
Head to O2’s Galaxy S8 webpage to check out the tariffs and pre-order Samsung’s phone. All pre-order customers should receive the handset eight days before it goes on general sale.
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: Sky Mobile
Sky Mobile is a relative newcomer to the scene, as Sky only started offering its mobile network service at the beginning of 2017. Regardless, there’s plenty of reason to join, least of all the simple contract pricing and value for money on offer.
From Sky Mobile you can bag the Galaxy S8 from just £36 per month, with no up-front cost for Samsung’s handset.
£36 per month (broken down as £26 per month for the handset and £10 per month for your service) bags you an S8 on Sky Mobile’s Swap24 tariff. This offers 1GB of data (with unused data rolling over each month), as well as free unlimited calls and texts if you’re a Sky TV customer. If you’re not a customer, you can either pay an extra £10 per month for the same service, or go Pay-As-You-Go.
The Swap24 tariff allows you to swap your Galaxy S8 for something new after that 24 month period. If you decline, you can have your monthly payments dropped to just £24.50 per month for six months instead.
Alternatively, Sky Mobile also offers the Galaxy S8 on its Swap12 tariff. This starts at £51 per month for the same deal as the Swap24 contract, but allows you to swap your precious S8 for a new blower after just 12 months instead of 24. Or if you decline, you can drop your payments to just £33 per month for the next 12 months.
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: Three
The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be pre-ordered from Three in either midnight black or orchid grey. Good news for impatient types too, as if you pre-order the S8 you’ll receive it eight days ahead of the official UK release.
Those S8 tariffs start at £35 per month, with a £99 up-front cost. Some of Three’s S8 24-month contract deals include:
500MB data, 300 minutes, unlimited texts – £99 upfront cost, £35 per month on Three’s Essential plan.
2GB data, unlimited minutes and texts – £99 upfront cost, £40 per month on Three’s Essential plan.
12GB data, unlimited minutes and texts – £99 upfront cost and £45 per month
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile is also offering the S8 on contract here in the UK.
Currently the cheapest contract offer we know about costs £45 per month, with just 600MB of data on offer. The following tariffs will be availale, including no up-front cost.
600MB data – £45 per month
2GB data – £48 per month
6GB data – £51 per month
8GB data – £54 per month
20GB data – £64 per month
Customers also get a free 64GB memory card if they pre-order the Galaxy S8.
If you’re already on Virgin Mobile you can upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 early by trading in your current phone using the Freestyle Trade Up scheme. Existing customers will bag themselves a £50 Amazon voucher when Trading Up to the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: EE
EE will be ranging the Galaxy S8 in both midnight black and orchid grey finishes. You can pick one up with an upfront cost of £29.99 on a £55.99 per month plan, which gives you 5GB of data and unlimited everything else. That’s a 24-month 4GEE plan.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also available for free on a £60.99 per month 4GEE Max plan as long as you’re an existing EE customer. That bags you 7GB of data per month.
Best UK tariffs for the Samsung Galaxy S8: Tesco Mobile
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available from Tesco Mobile in the UK also, from £44 a month. That tariff gives you 1500 minutes, 5000 texts and 3GB of data to use each month.
Raise that to £54.50 a month and you’ll bag yourself 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and 20GB data.
We’re updating this article as new tariffs and deals are reported by the UK providers.