Get a free Gear VR headset with these Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus deals

Have you plunged into the world of virtual reality (VR) yet? Unlike Google Glass, VR is looking like it's here to stay as more and more manufacturers and developers jump on the accelerating bandwagon. 

And, thanks to this Samsung Galaxy S8 offer, now is a great time to jump right in - virtually speaking, of course.

As if you needed any extra incentive to snap up an impressive Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, several smartphone sellers and networks are currently chucking in a Samsung Gear VR headset as well. That's £119.99 worth of kit - check out our review at the bottom of this page to see why it's worth it.

To claim this offer, you have to buy a participating Galaxy S8 deal from one of the following:

Not every tariff is included though, so double check on the retailer's website that your chosen plan comes with the Gear headset.

Even though there's still a month to go until Black Friday 2017, we're already beginning to see great mobile phone deals like these crop up. So you don't have to wait to get your new Samsung Galaxy S8 - check out our favourite current deals below.

Today's best Galaxy S8 deals in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S8 | O2 | £115 upfront (with 10FF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £27pm
If you simply want the cheapest Galaxy S8 deal on the market, then congratulations - you've found it! 3GB of data will be the sweet spot for most people and £27 bills are hard to argue with. Plus, our exclusive code with Mobiles.co.uk gets a tenner off the upfront cost. An all-round belter. Total cost over 24 months is £763

Get this Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
Even after the included Gear VR headset, there are two more brilliant reasons to get this deal from Mobile Phones Direct. First, you don't have to pay a penny upfront. And second, the small matter of £120 cashback, which you claim back in installments over the course of the contract. Total cost over 24 months is £792 (after cashback)

Get this Galaxy S8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 | EE | £119 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £27.99pm
Possibly the best value Galaxy S8 deal out there at the moment, in terms of quantity of data compared to overall cost. There's a fair whack to pay at the outset, but that brings the monthly payments down. Plus, don't forget you'll be on the UK's fastest 4G network EE. Total cost over 24 months is £790.76

Get this Galaxy S8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Today's best Galaxy S8 Plus deals in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | O2 | £135 upfront (with 10FF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £29pm
Another 3GB O2 tariff, another sensational deal. Mobiles.co.uk can offer the Galaxy S8+ for less than £30 per month, while the lofty-looking upfront cost actually isn't so bad when you consider the size and quality of the handset. And you also get the network's Priority rewards for first dibs on gig tickets and cheap lunch deals. Total cost over 24 months is £831

Get this Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | EE | £139.99 upfront (with 10FF code) | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37.99pm
What's the point of splashing out on that gorgeous 6.2-inch display if you haven't got enough data to stream Netflix and the like when you're away from Wi-Fi? (That's rhetorical, by the way). 15GB is a generous amount of data to play with and because you'll be on EE's Max Plan, you get FREE access to the BT Sport app for the whole two year contract. Total cost over 24 months is £1051.75

Get this Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront (with 10FF code) | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
Hells bells! You really do like streaming, don't you! This is the Galaxy S8 Plus tariff to opt for if your loooong commutes and car journeys rely on a constant source of data use. All-you-can-eat data costs an extra £11 per month, but you'd have to do a massive amount of Facebook scrolling and video streaming to go over 100GB. Total cost over 24 months is £1471

Get this Galaxy S8 Plus deal direct from Three

Samsung Gear VR review in brief

This is the VR headset to go for if you have a Samsung phone

Light and comfortable
Intuitive controller included
Perfect companion to Galaxy S8
Still some way behind Google Daydream View

Samsung's Gear VR headset with controller is one of the best VR options on the market right now. That goes double if the phone you crave is one of the Samsung Galaxy family. We especially like how comfortable it feels, thanks to its adjustable fit. While the motion controller has massive potential, too.

Read TechRadar's full Samsung Gear VR review