Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is now available to pre-order ahead of its launch in the UK on 10 April and we have rounded-up all the best deals to buy the smartphone with a unique curved screen.

Galaxy S6 edge specs

  • 5.1in display (2660 x 1440)
  • 20MP rear; 5MP front
  • 7mm; 152g
  • Exynos 7 64-bit processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB storage
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Release date: 10 April

The Galaxy S6 edge can be bought directly from Samsung without a contract or on a huge variety of contract options from all the UK's major mobile phone operators as well as high street retailer Carphone Warehouse.

The Galaxy S6 edge is a pretty unique offering from the South Korean company with a screen that curves on both edges and is a development from the company's Galaxy Note edge which was release last year.

As well as the curved screen and use of premium materials like metal and glass, Samsung has added some new features such as Samsung Pay and wireless charging.

Here are the best deals available for Samsung's new curved smartphone:

[Note: All prices related to the 32GB model unless stated and all contracts are two years in duration unless stated]


Galaxy S6 edge Deals: Direct from Samsung


As well as offering you the chance to buy the smartphone without a contract, if you buy the phone directly from Samsung then you will get to pick it up an day before anyone else on 9 April.

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S6 edge in black, gold, white and green in 64GB or 128GB configurations - but has only announced pricing for the lower end model so far:

  • 64GB: £760
  • 128GB: TBC

Galaxy S6 edge Deals: O2


O2 is offering the Galaxy S6 edge in a range of configurations. The 64GB model in black or white is available to pre-order now for deliver on 10 April, but the gold version won't be available until the 1 May. It is also ranging the 128GB model in all three colours but that is not available for pre-order yet.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on
From some angles the Galaxy S6 Edge looks a lot like the iPhone 6

The Galaxy S6 edge is available on the O2 Refresh plan, which allows customers to change phones whenever they want without affecting their contract. The Galaxy S6 edge is available on a wide range of contracts with with one of the more appealing being the £48-per-month contract which gets you the 64GB variant with unlimited minutes, texts and 2GB data - though you will have to pay £100 up front.

You will also get a free Fitbit Charge fitness tracker if you buy the Galaxy S6 edge on an O2 Refresh tariff.

If you are upgrading from the Galaxy S5, O2 will offer you £175 in cash for the phone when you upgrade.


Galaxy S6 edge Deals: EE


EE, the UK"s biggest mobile phone network, is offering the Galaxy S6 edge in one configuration only, the 64GB model, which is available in Pearl White, Gold Platinum or Black Sapphire. It will also offer a free wireless charger and £20 voucher for official Samsung cases.

Also of interest is the addition of a Wi-Fi calling feature which aims to provide better mobile phone coverage.

EE's "recommended" tariff will see you pay £90 up-front and £53.49-a-month for two years. For this you will get a huge 20GB of data on EE's double speed 4G network as well as unlimited calls and texts.

The lowest monthly tariff available is £32-a-month but this will only get you 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts and you will have to shell out £390 up-front.

The lowest up-front cost is £70 but this is for a two year contract paying £58.50-a-month which again gets you 20GB of double speed 4G data as well as unlimited calls and texts.


Galaxy S6 edge Deals: Three


TBC


Galaxy S6 edge Deals: Vodafone


Vodafone, like O2, is trying to entice Galaxy S6 edge customers with some additional accessories for "free" offering those pre-ordering the curved phone ahead of the 10 April release a wireless charger and a case as part of the bundle.

Vodafone is offering both the 64GB and 128GB models of the Galaxy S6 edge on pre-order in black, white and gold. They are available on a range of 12-month or 24-month contracts with 3G or 4G plans. On 4G tariffs, customers will also be able to chose between getting access to Now TV, Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile each month.

One of Vodafone's "recommended" deals is a £48.50-a-month tariff which is available if you trade in an old Galaxy smartphone, and means you won't have to pay any upfront cost. The tariff includes 7GB of 4G data along with unlimited calls and texts. The tariff rises to £53.50-a-month if you don't have a phone to trade in.

If you want to minimise the monthly cost, then it's lowest tariff will cost you £31.50, but that will only get you 100MB data, 100 minutes and unlimited texts - and you will have an up-front layout of £199.


Galaxy S6 edge Deals: Carphone Warehouse


Carphone Warehouse is offering the 64GB and 128GB models of the curved screen phone which is available in white, gold and black (but not the rather attractive green) and has deals from all the major UK networks on offer.

Unlike the Galaxy S6 pre-orders, Carphone Warehouse is not offering a "free" wireless charger to those pre-ordering the Galaxy S6 edge - which seems a bit mean.

It has four "recommended" deals with the most enticing the £48.50-a-month tariff from Vodafone which gets you 4GB of data along with unlimited calls and texts but will cost you £160 up-front.

The least amount you will pay up-front is £99 which is available on a £43.50-a-month contract from Vodafone also, and will get you 1GB of data, 600 minutes and unlimited texts.

If you want to minimise you're monthly outlay, then the lowest deal available from Carphone Warehouse is £32-a-month, a deal from EE which will get you 1GB of data, 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts, but you will need to shell out £330 up-front.


Galaxy S6 edge: Tesco Mobile


Maybe not a major UK network, but Tesco Mobile is offering the Galaxy S6 edge for pre-order

As an introductory offer it is adding an extra 1GB of data to its two lowest tariffs, so you will now get 2GB of data along with 5,000 texts and 1000 minutes for £43.50-a-month with no upfront cost, which is a pretty good deal.

If you need more data, then you can pay £56.50-a-month to get 8GB of data, again with 1000 minutes, 5,000 texts and no up-front cost.