Samsung Galaxy S6
A metal chassis and thinner profile makes the Galaxy S6 feel lightyears ahead of the year-old Galaxy S5 IBTimes UK

The Samsung Galaxy S6 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 one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.

Galaxy S6 specs

  • 5.1in display (2660 x 1440)
  • 16MP rear; 5MP front
  • 6.8mm; 138g
  • Exynos 7 64-bit processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB storage
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Release date: 10 April

The Galaxy S6 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 is a significant upgrade from the last year's poorly received Galaxy S5 with initial reaction from the world's tech press very positive on the whole.

As well as the use of premium materials like metal and glass, Samsung has added some new features such as Samsung Pay and wireless charging which promise to make the Galaxy S6 real competition for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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

[Note: Unless stated, all deals are for the 32GB version of the Galaxy S6 and all contracts are two years in duration]

Galaxy S6 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 in black, gold, white and blue in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB configurations - but has only announced the pricing for the low-end model so far and the gold and blue models are still unavailable:

  • 32GB: £599
  • 64GB: TBC
  • 128GB: TBC

Galaxy S6 Deals: O2

O2 is offering the Galaxy S6 edge in a range of configurations. The 32GB black and white models are all available to pre-order now for delivery on 10 April. The 64GB model is available for pre-order and will be available on 17 April, while the 32GB gold, and 64GB white and bold models can be pre-ordered for delivery on 1 May.

O2 is also ranging the 128GB model in all three colours but that is not available for pre-order yet.

O2 is offering the Galaxy S6 on its O2 Refresh plan, which allows customers to change phones whenever they want without affecting their contract. The Galaxy S6 is available on a wide range of contracts with one of the more appealing being the £38-per-month for the 32GB variant with unlimited minutes, texts and 2GB data - though you will have to pay £99 up front.

The cheapest deal paying nothing up-front is the £48-per-month tariff which bags you 5GB of data on O2's 4G network.

The lowest monthly tariff available is £13 but that will mean you need to shell out a huge £649 up front and you only get 500MB of data.

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

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

Galaxy S6 Deals: EE

EE, the UK's biggest network has a huge range of tariffs available for the Galaxy S6 but only offering the 32GB and 64GB models in gold, black and white but not blue.

EE's "recommended" tariff will cost you £43.49-a-month which will give you 4GB of data on EE's double speed 4G network (if you are in an area covered by this of course) along with unlimited calls and texts. This comes with an upfront cost of £49.

Samsung Galaxy S6
The S6's 16-megapixel rear camera now has optical image stabilisation and improved low-light performance IBTimes UK

EE is however offering those existing customers upgrading from the Galaxy S4 £70 if they trade in their old phone.

The lowest monthly tariff available is £32-a-month which will give you only 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts, but you will have to pay £200 up front.

EE isn't offering any tariffs where you don't pay anything up-front, with the lowest amount you will have to pay being £10, which is on a contract costing £58.49-a-month, that gets you a huge 20GB of data along with unlimited calls and texts.

Those pre-ordering from EE will get a free wireless charger and £20 towards selected Samsung-branded cases for their shiny new phone.

Galaxy S6 Deals: Vodafone

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

The company will be offering the black, gold and white versions of the Galaxy S6 in all three configurations (32GB/64GB/128GB). On 4G tariffs, customers will also be able to chose between getting access to Now TV, Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile each month.

If you are trading in an old Galaxy smartphone you can get a pretty good deal on a £43.50-a-month contract without an up-front cost which gives you 7GB of data, along with unlimited calls and texts. If you are not trading in, then the monthly cost rises to £48.50-a-month.

If you want to minimise the monthly cost, then it's lowest tariff will cost you £26.50, but that will only get you 100MB of 3G data, 100 minutes and unlimited text - as well as an up-front layout of £199.

Galaxy S6 Deals: Three


Galaxy S6 Deals: Carphone Warehouse

The high street retailer has all three models available (32GB/64GB/128GB) in three colours - black, white and gold - though not in the attractive Blue Topaz.

Carphone Warehouse has deals from most major UK networks (thought not Three) on offer and it's big selling point is that it is offering a "free" wireless charger worth £40 with all pre-orders of the Galaxy S6.

It has three deals with no up-front cost to customers, two from O2 and one from Vodafone with the latter deal "recommended" by Carphone Warehouse. The tariff sees you getting the 32GB model in black, white or gold with 4GB of data and unlimited calls and texts for £48.50-a-month.

The lowest monthly tariff available from the retailer is £30.50, also from Vodafone which will give you 1GB of data, 600 minutes and unlimited texts, but you will have to pay £160 up-front.

Galaxy S6 Deals: Tesco Mobile

Maybe not a major UK network, but Tesco Mobile is offering the Galaxy S6 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 £36-a-month with no upfront cost, which is a very good deal.

If you need more data, then you can pay £49-a-month to get 8GB of data, again with 1000 minutes, 5,000 texts and no up-front cost.