The Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced the other day, alongside the Galaxy S10+ and S10e. That's a lot of phones, and if you're in the market for a new device you might be wondering where to even begin. Thankfully we've been sifting through the deals, and have found a selection of some of the cheapest and nest offerings from the main UK networks. Let's take a look.
If you don't fancy hitting up one of the big networks, then you can just head over to the official Samsung store and get your phone there. Not only will your phone be SIM free, you can split the cost of buying the handset over the course of many months (6, 12, 18, or 24) using PayPal credit. Sadly Samsung doesn't appear to be offering its own financing deals on Galaxy S10 pre-orders at the time of writing. The amount you pay will naturally depend on how you split the cost.
If you want to pay everything in one lump sum, prices range from £669, £799, and £899 for the S10e, S20, and S10+, respectively. That brings us to the other advantage of buying from Samsung. You can get all the different variants in one place, regardless of whether need more phone storage than your average laptop. No more hunting the network pages to see if it's hidden away, because it usually isn't.
But of you'd rather bundle your phone and your phone contract together, here are the best deals from all the UK's best known networks:
Galaxy S10 on EE
The cheapest standard S10 is the 128GB model, and all the deals come with unlimited calls and texts. The cheapest monthly cost is £49 a month with £100 upfront, and gets you 1GB of monthly data. Of course if you trade in an S8 or Note 8 you can get a 10GB plan for £48 a month and nothing up front. The most expensive 128GB deal is £68 a month, with £10 upfront, that gets you 100GB of data, the option to upgrade anytime, and 24 months of BT Sport. If you don't want the upgrade anytime option, you can get the same deal for £63 a month.
The 512GB model will cost you a minimum of £63 a month, with an extra £100 upfront, and comes with 4GB of data. Trading in an S8 or Note 8 also lowers the upfront cost to £0 and the monthly cost to £58 a month. That's with 10GB of data. The most expensive is £78 a month with £10 upfront, plus 100GB of data, 24 months of BT sport, and the option to upgrade whenever you like. Like the 128GB model you can get the same deal without the upgrade freedom for £73 a month
All models are available in green, black, and white, while pre-ordering gets you a free pair of Galaxy Buds. The 512GB model also comes with a free wireless charger.
Galaxy S10+ on EE
EE has the 128GB and 512GB S10+ models available, with prices starting at £63 (with £100 upfront) for the 128GB model with 1GB of data. Trading in an S8 or Note 8 and you get to pay nothing upfront, and pay £53 a month for 10GB of data. The most expensive is £73 a month with £10 upfront. That gets you 100GB of data, 24 months of BT Sport, and the option to upgrade whenever. Skip the upgrade freedom and you can get the same deal for £68 a month.
The 512GB model is obviously much more expensive, with prices starting at £68 a month and £150 upfront for 10GB of monthly data. Trade in an S8 or Note 8 and you can get the same 10GB for £53 a month and nothing upfront. The most expensive is £83 a month with £10 upfront, getting you 100GB of data, 24 months of BT sport, and the option to upgrade anytime. That price drops to ££78 a month if you choose to stick with the contract for the whole two years.
The 128GB S10+ comes in black, white, and green, and gets you a free pair of Galaxy Buds when you pre-order. The 512GB model is available in ceramic black and ceramic white, and comes with a free pair of Galaxy Buds and a wireless charger when you pre-order.
Galaxy S10e on EE
The Galaxy S10e is available in green, white, black, and (fittingly) yellow at EE, with all deals offering unlimited calls and texts. Prices start at £38 a month with a £250 upfront cost, which gets you 4GB of monthly data and the typical EE speeds that reach up to 60MBps. The cheapest one with the lowest upfront cost is £53 a month, plus £10 upfront, and comes with 10GB. But if you sacrifice 2GB of data each month that same price gets you 24 months of BT Sport instead.
Your most expensive deal is £68 a month with £10 upfront. That comes with 100GB of data, 24 months of BT Sport with three months of free TV casting, as well as the option of upgrading whenever you like. If you can do without the upgrade anytime, you get the exact same perks for £63 a month and £10 upfront
Perks on EE
EE isn't one for giving out extra perks with its deals, seemingly feeling as though those free months of BT Sport and faster data are enough.
Galaxy S10 on O2
O2 only has the 128GB model on sale right now, in white, green, and black. If you don't want to customise your contract, the cheapest one available is £46.20 a month, for 36 months, with £30 upfront. That gets you 8GB of data, plus unlimited calls and texts. The most expensive is another 36 month contract that gets you 100GB of data for £57.20 a month with £30 upfront. You also get a free pair of Galaxy Buds if you pre-order.
Galaxy S10+ on O2
Like the S10, only the 128GB S10+ is available from O2, in white, green, and black. On the cheap end you get a 36 month contract with 8GB of data, unlimited calls and texts, all for £48.70 a month and £30 upfront. The priciest one is £59.70, with £30 upfront, and gets you unlimited calls and texts, plus 100GB of data. Again that's a 36 month contract, and all of them come with a free pair of Galaxy Buds when you pre-order.
Galaxy S10e on O2
The cheapest S10e deal is £42.59 a month with £20 up front, which gets you 8GB of data plus unlimited calls and texts. The priciest is £53.39 a month, with £20 upfront, and gets you 100GB of monthly data. Again those are all 36 month contracts. It's available in black, white, green, and yellow.
Perks on O2
The main perk of being on O2 is the fact you can choose to customise your plan however you like. Add data, reduce the length of contract, pay more upfront to reduce your monthly cost, and so on. Of course it also comes with Priority Moments, which gives you exclusive deals and lets you buy tickets for certain events ahead of time. It also gets you special treatment at O2-sponsored events, if you know where to look.
Galaxy S10 on Sky Mobile
The great thing about Sky Mobile right now is that it's giving everyone free unlimited calls and texts, not just existing Sky customers, which will save you £10 a month. That means you can get a 128GB model for the base price of £33 a month (with no upfront cost) on the Swap 24 contract. The base price for the 512GB model is £41 a month with £12 upfront, and the nice thing about sky is that you can just pay off the phone if you want to.
That said if you don't want to sign up to a different contract for calls, texts, and data then you can add those into your basket. The cheapest option for both phones comes with 1GB of data for an extra £6 a month (£39/£46 total). The priciest deal they offer is an extra £25 a month (£58/£66 total), which ups your data allowance to 20GB a month.
Unfortunately these are all on the Swap 24 contracts, and despite the name this only lets you upgrade after 24 months. You're actually locked into the contract for 36 months. Swap 12 contracts are £40 have a base cost of £40 and £48 a month for the 128GB and 512GB models, plus a £49 upfront charge. But that gives you the freedom to leave Sky in two years time, or upgrade next year.
Galaxy S10+ on Sky Mobile
The allowance prices for the S10+ are exactly the same as the S10, so the only difference with Sky is how much you're going to have to pay for the phone itself. The 128GB S10+ will cost you £36 a month, meaning your cheapest and expensive Swap 24 deals total £42 and £61 each month. On Swap 12 your prices increase to £41 a month for the phone, so you'll end up paying £47 and £66 a month respectively for the 1GB and 20GB deals. You also need to pay a £49 upfront charge.
Sadly the 512GB S10+ isn't available with Sky.
Galaxy S10e on Sky Mobile
Again the allowances prices are the same for the S10e, and with a £27 a month base price you'll end up paying £33 and £52 a month for the 1GB and 20GB deals on Swap 24. If you want to get out sooner, with Swap 12, your base price is £33 a month - meaning you pay £39 and £58 a month for the same allowances.
Perks on Sky Mobile
Plenty of perks to be had on Sky, but the main one is data piggybank that lets you store unused data to be redeemed again at a later date. That's all done automatically and you have three years before it expires. You also get Sky Go at no extra cost, and Sky customers normally don't have to pay the £10 a month it costs to call and text people. Thankfully, at the moment, it's free for everyone.
Galaxy S10 on Three
Sadly Three does not carry the 512GB S10, so you're stuck with the base 128GB model. That said the cheapest deal is pretty cheap, with the network asking for £41 a month and £29 upfront for a 24 month contract. Sadly the allowances are pretty poor with just 500MB of data, 300 minutes, and unlimited texts. If you want unlimited calls you'll need to pay £43 a month and £29 upfront, which has the added bonus of bumping your data allowance up to 1GB.
The most expensive data plan by Three is a crazy £90 a month for 24 months, though you do get to skip the upfront fee in its entirety. While that gets you unlimited everything, you don't want that deal. You can get the same allowances for just £63 a month if you choose to pay £29 upfront, which is a *much* better deal. Only a fool would pay an extra £648 to avoid paying £29. You can also get unlimited everything for as little as £53 a month, though you do have to pay £300 upfront.
The 128GB S10 is available in black, white, and green, with a free pair of Galaxy Buds if you pre-order.
Galaxy S10+ on Three
Like the S10 Three only has the 128GB S10+, so there's no stupidly high storage options for you to choose from. Still the cheapest 24 month deal isn't too bad, costing £45 a month with £29 upfront, and netting 500MB of data, 300 minutes, and unlimited texts. As with before, paying an extra £2 a month might be a better deal since you get 1GB of data and unlimited calls thrown in.
The stupid expensive deal is available here too, asking for £94 a month for unlimited everything with no upfront cost. Don't get that. Get the £69 a month deal instead. You get unlimited calls, minutes, and data, with the only caveat being a £29 upfront fee. Again if you're willing to pay £300 upfront you can get all that for an even smaller £57 a month. That's a £17 total saving!
The 128GB S10+ is available in black, white, and green, with a free pair of Galaxy Buds if you pre-order.
Galaxy S10e on Three
If you need to save your money, the S10e is available for £37 a month with £29 upfront. Again that's 500MB of data, 300 minutes, and unlimited texts, so you might want to pay £39 a month to up those figures to 1GB of data and unlimited calls.
The idiot deal, as I'm now calling it, is available here too. It's £86 a month for unlimited everything with no upfront cost. Don't buy that, since £61 a month also gets you unlimited everything provided you pay £29 a month. Unlimited everything can also be obtained for £49 a month, provided you pay £300 upfront.
The Galaxy S10e is available in black, white, green, and yellow.
Perks on Three
Three offers a lot of perks, and beyond being one of the few UK networks to offer unlimited data. There's Go Binge, which lets you use several different services without using up your data allowance - not that it matters if you have unlimited data anyway. Netflix, Deezer, and Snapchat were all mentioned in the press release I was sent, but they're certainly not the only ones included.
Three is also mentioning Go Roam, which lets you use your regular data allowances in a number of countries outside the EU, but most networks offer services like that. I only mention Go Roam because it's related to Three's partnerships with easyJet, that let passengers get a bunch of extra perks when they're travelling out of the UK. Three also wants you to use the Wuntu discount app, which is like O2's Priority Moments, netting you money off offers and free stuff if you happen to be in the right shop at the right time.
Galaxy S10 on Vodafone
No 512GB model on Vodafone either, so you're stuck with 128GB of storage that you probably won't even fill. The cheapest deal you'll get without a trade in is £38 a month with £299 up front. That gets you 1GB of data, plus unlimited calls and texts. It's not much, but it's certainly one of the more reasonable 24-month deals we've seen so far. The most expensive is £61 a month with £29 up front, which nets you 100GB of data, unlimited calls and texts, plus a 24 month subscription to Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Sports Mobile, or Spotify Premium.
The S10 is available in black, white, and green, plus you get a free pair of Galaxy Buds if you pre-order.
Galaxy S10+ on Vodafone
Again there's no 512GB model, so it's 128GB or nothing with the S10+. The good news is that the cheapest cost is still pretty reasonable, and for £42 a month (with £299 upfront) you can get 1GB of storage with unlimited calls and texts. That's not much, though, so you might want to check out some of the other options. The most you'll have to pay is £65 a month, with £29 upfront, which gets you 100GB of data, unlimited calls and texts, plus 24 months of Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Sports Mobile, or Spotify Premium.
The S10+ is available in black, white, and green, plus you get a free pair of Galaxy Buds if you pre-order.
Galaxy S10e on Vodafone
Last but not least, the S10e, which is only available in one hardware configuration. The cheapest model is a lovely £34 a month with £299 upfront, which gets you (you guessed it) 1GB of data with unlimited calls and texts. The most expensive is £57 a month, with £29 upfront, which gets you 100GB, unlimited calls and texts, plus 24 months of Prime Video, Spotify, Now TV, or Sky Sports Mobile.It's available in green, black, white, and yellow.