The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals in May 2017

The Galaxy S8 Plus is here - we'll help you find the best price

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has arrived. With its huge screen, superb camera and sleek dimensions, we've branded it as the best big Android phone on the market.

So how much does it cost to get your hands (note the plural) on the massive Samsung Galaxy S8+? We've made it very easy for you to find out - we have the full rundown right here, with the best deals from the likes of EE, O2 and Three. But Vodafone is currently leading the way, whether you want a big or small data plan. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus key details:
Screen size: 6.2-inches | Resolution: 2960 x 1440 |  Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 173g  | OS: Android 7 |  RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | External storage: microSD up to 256GB | Battery: 3500mAh

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. Keep an eye out for special promotions that include free access to Apple Music or BT Sport.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | O2 | £180 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm @ Mobiles.co.uk
3GB of data is plenty for the average user thanks to the abundance of free Wi-Fi. This is a front-runner for the best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal for moderate data users so far. The £180 upfront cost is offset by the low £37 monthly fee. You can also sign up to O2 Priority for lots of monthly freebies and discounts. Total cost over 24 months is £1068.

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | EE | £23.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | Apple Music | BT Sport | £47.99pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
As long as 15GB is enough data for you per month, then this deal is a belter. Plus, you'll 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, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1146.75.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | FREE upfront + £48 cashback | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
Make the leap to Vodafone and a mighty 16GB of data, and you'll be rewarded with effectively a month free on your contract via cashback. This is one the best deals we've seen on any network - and you don't have to pay anything upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1104.

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £99.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm @ Three
Three is offering the cheapest 30GB deal of any network so far and this deal is around £250 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. Total cost over 24 months is £1179.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

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 | EE | FREE upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | Apple Music | BT Sport | £47.99pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
EE isn't known for being cheap but it does offer some seriously fast 4G speeds. This new and improved (free handset) deal from Mobile Phones Direct comes with six months of Apple Music, three months of BT Sport for free and 500MB of free roaming data. Total cost over 24 months is £1151.76.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | EE | £23.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | Apple Music | BT Sport | £47.99pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
As long as 15GB is enough data for you per month, then this deal costs less than £30 more than the above. You'll still 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, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1146.75.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on O2

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | O2 | £180 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm @ Mobiles.co.uk
3GB of data is plenty for the average user thanks to the abundance of free Wi-Fi and this is a front-runner for the best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal so far for moderate data users. The £180 upfront cost is offset by the low £37 monthly fee. You can also sign up to O2 Priority for lots of monthly freebies and discounts. Total cost over 24 months is £1068.

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | O2 | £125 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £44pm @ Mobiles.co.uk
If the 3GB deal above isn't quite enough, then for just an extra £113 over the contract you could get 5GB instead. Prices for larger data bundles leap up astronomically after this, so have a serious think about it. Total cost over 24 months is £1181.

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | O2 | £199.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £51pm @ Carphone Warehouse
Why the big jump up to 30GB in our deal highlights? We looked at the best O2 Galaxy S8 Plus deal with 10GB of data and this one actually only costs a measly £3.99 more over the course of the contract. Still expensive though compared to other networks. Total cost over 24 months is £1423.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Carphone Warehouse

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | £141.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £36pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
Just want the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal on contract? You're only getting 1GB of data, but with home Wi-Fi and free public hotspots in such abundance, it's a very workable amount and the way to go if you're after the cheapest Galaxy S8 Plus deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1005.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | FREE upfront + £72 cashback | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £46pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
If 1GB isn't going to cut it but you don't need loads and loads of data per month then this 4GB deal is the next best offer. It comes with £72 redeemable cashback to sweeten the deal further, making it less than £30 more expensive than the 1GB offer in total. Total cost over 24 months is £1,032.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Vodafone | FREE upfront + £48 cashback | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48pm @ Mobile Phones Direct
Make the leap to a mighty 16GB of data, and you'll be rewarded with effectively a month free on your contract via cashback. This is one the best deals we've seen on any network - and you don't have to pay anything upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1104.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Mobile Phones Direct

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Three

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £95.99 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm @ Three
If you don't need huge amounts of data, this 8GB deal is very competitive across all networks. We'd be tempted to go for the larger 16GB Vodafone deal mentioned earlier - it's cheaper than this if you use the cashback offer. Total cost over 24 months is £1127.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £99.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm @ Three
Three is offering the cheapest 30GB deal of any network so far and this deal is around £250 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. Total cost over 24 months is £1179.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £99 upfront | 200 mins | Unlimited calls and texts | £55.15pm @ Three
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 200 minute call restriction as it's around £200 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 £1422.60

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Time to go SIM only?

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 £5 a month too.