The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals in August 2017

With its huge screen, superb camera and sleek dimensions, we've branded the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus as the best big Android phone on the market. Quite the acclaim, considering some of the competition. And a great option while we wait on the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8.

In fact, the Note 8-shaped silhouette on the horizon is probably what's causing Samsung Galaxy S8+ prices to slip slowly downwards over the last coupleof months. We have the full rundown right here, with the best deals from the major networks - EE, O2 and Three - with Vodafone producing some of our favourite prices at the moment, especially on 16GB tariffs.

That said, EE's sub-£33 per month tariff with 2GB data is still leading the way for value. And if the prices still look to rich for your blood, then you can buy the smaller Galaxy S8 for less. But if it's the Plus-sized screen that you need, then we'll find you the best deal here.

See also: Galaxy S8 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | Mobile phone deals | SIM only deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review 

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals this month:

Directly below we'll take you through all of the best value Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals available to purchase - handy if you don't want to wait until Black Friday 2017. This page breaks down the best deals in the UK, but if you're after the US or Australian pages, go to the best Galaxy S8 Plus deals in the US page or check out the best Australian Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £99.99 upfront | 2GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £35.49pm
The Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn't come cheap, but this tariff is one of the least expensive ways you can get hold of it - it's getting closer and closer to the £950 mark for the two years. And now you get 2GB of data instead of 1GB. £36 a month is actually rather good for a phone this good...and big. Total cost over 24 months is £951.75

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £180 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm
3GB of data is plenty for the average user thanks to the abundance of free Wi-Fi. The £180 upfront cost is offset by the low £37 monthly fee. Plus, you can sign up to O2 Priority rewards for lots of monthly freebies and discounts. Look downwards before you buy, however - there are better tariffs to be had... Total cost over 24 months is £1068.

View this Samsung Galxy S8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | £100 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £38pm
POW! Mobiles.co.uk just dropped this terrific tariff on the Galaxy S8 Plus. This is a top, top deal considering you get 16GB of data and unlimited everything else. The retailer has somehow got the monthly bill down to less than £40 a month, which is fantastic for such a premium handset. Everything about this deal is excellent. Total cost over 24 months is £1012

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £19.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
Three is offering the cheapest 30GB deal of any network so far and this deal is almost £400 cheaper than the most affordable unlimited data deal over the 24 month contract. 30GB is a serious amount of data a month and the savings speak for themselves. So don't go for unlimited for the sake of it... Total cost over 24 months is £1099.99

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

Best large Android handset on the market

Screen size: 6.2-inches | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 173g | OS: Android 7 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | External storage: microSD up to 256GB | Battery: 3500mAh

Huge screen
Market leading camera
Powerful performance
Annoying fingerprint scanner

If you want a huge Android phone with market leading specifications, an incredible display and a superb camera, then the Galaxy S8 Plus is a must for your shortlist. The price might still put you off, but this is for tech fans who crave the best of the best.

Read TechRadar's full Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

Now let's take an in-depth look at the best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals by network...

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on EE

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £99.99 upfront | 2GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £35.49pm
The Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn't come cheap, but this tariff is one of the least expensive ways you can get hold of it - it's getting closer and closer to the £950 mark for the two years. And now you get 2GB of data instead of 1GB. £36 a month is actually rather good for a phone this good...and big. Total cost over 24 months is £951.75

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £140 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £32.99pm
This deal costs more upfront than the last one, but it's even cheaper over the two years! Plus you get more than double the data allowance. That makes it probably the very best Galaxy S8 Plus deal on the market right now. Total cost over 24 months is £931.76

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Buymobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | FREE upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42.99pm
Big data from EE on Samsung's big flagship phone just got a little more affordable. This tariff now includes a FREE handset, and the monthly payments are a very reasonable £42.99 relative to what else is around. You'll also be able to take advantage of EE's super fast 4G signal to use BT Sport for three months and Apple Music for six months for free. Total cost over 24 months is £1031.76

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on O2

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £180 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm
3GB of data is plenty for the average user thanks to the abundance of free Wi-Fi. The £180 upfront cost is offset by the low £37 monthly fee. Plus, you can sign up to O2 Priority rewards for lots of monthly freebies and discounts. Look downwards before you buy, however... Total cost over 24 months is £1068.

View this Samsung Galxy S8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £189.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £39pm
We've deleted all the O2 Galaxy S8+ tariffs at 5GB and 10GB, because this 20GB plan beats them all. It's a huge amount of cash to pay upfront, but those sub-£40 monthly bills make it worth the pain. 20GB is a fantastic amount of data, as it will allow you to stream videos, download tonnes of podcasts and still not have to worry about going over your allowance using Google Maps or Facebook. Total cost over 24 months is £1125.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Carphone Warehouse

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal on Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £129.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £34pm
The cheapest Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Vodafone have been yo-yo-esque in their ups and downs. And at the moment, the price is nice and low. You only get 1GB data allowance, with unlimited calls and texts. But £34 a month actually is very good for a phone this good. Total cost over 24 months is £945.99

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | £100 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £38pm
POW! Mobiles.co.uk just dropped this terrific tariff on the Galaxy S8 Plus. This is a top, top deal considering you get 16GB of data and unlimited everything else. The retailer has somehow got the monthly bill down to less than £40 a month, which is fantastic for such a premium handset. Everything about this deal is excellent. Total cost over 24 months is £1012

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48pm
Now this is a very interesting offer. The free handset was enough to pique our interest initially. But dig deeper and you find that there's a massive £182 cashback promotion attached to it as well. That brings the tiotal price in below £1000 for the two year term, which, frankly, is incredible. Total cost over 24 months is £1152

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Three

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £19.99 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm
If you don't need huge amounts of data, this 8GB deal is competitive. We'd be tempted to go for the larger 16GB Vodafone deal mentioned earlier - it's cheaper than this. Three becomes a lot more attractive if you start cranking up the data; just look below to see what we mean. Total cost over 24 months is £1057.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £19.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
Three is offering the cheapest 30GB deal of any network so far and this deal is almost £400 cheaper than the most affordable unlimited data deal over the 24 month contract. 30GB is a serious amount of data a month and the savings speak for themselves. So don't go for unlimited for the sake of it... Total cost over 24 months is £1099.99

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £99 upfront | 600 mins | Unlimited data and texts | £58.15pm
There's no getting around it. The cost for true unlimited data access per month is incredibly high. Three still won't give you the handset for free upfront either! We've chosen this deal with a 600 minute call restriction as it's over £100 cheaper than unlimited and you can always use apps like WhatsApp to make calls with all that data instead. But bear in mind that going for 30GB instead is considerably cheaper (see above). Total cost over 24 months is £1494.60

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Unshackled

Should you go SIM only on the Galaxy S8 Plus?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus costs £779 SIM-free and you can find the latest deals in the comparison chart above by clicking the 'Handsets' tab at the top. If you can afford to buy the phone upfront and pair it with your own SIM only deal it can be a lot cheaper than buying it on a two-year contract. Check out the best  SIM only offers below. You can choose 30-day or 12-month SIM only deals. So there's lots of room for flexibility - ideal if you're not 100% sure how much data you're going to need. Deals start from just £3.99 a month too.