With the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now officially available, here's a roundup of some of the major outlets offering it for sale on launch day.
Today is the global launch day for Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which means the major networks and independent retailers are finally free to unleash the latest Android flagship on customers around the world.
In the UK, there are countless ways to get hold of the phone, and so we've rounded GS7 deals from the major UK networks, as well as retail behemoth Carphone Warehouse. You'll find them all right here.
The outlet also offers both phones on contracts with EE, Vodafone and O2, with a wide variety of data bundles. Assuming you're willing to eat a fairly substantial upfront cost, it's possible to get either the GS7 or the edge for a pretty reasonable £36-37 per month. GS7 buyers can get unlimited calls and texts on either of the three bigger networks, paying £79.99 upfront and 3GB on O2, 5GB on EE or 11GB on Vodafone. If it's the GS7 edge you're after, the same data buckets and monthly fees apply, but you'll pay £129.99 upfront on EE or O2, or £149.99 on Vodafone.
The cheapest way to get a free Galaxy S7 through Carphone Warehouse is on a £40 per month, 2GB plan with Vodafone. Alternatively the GS7 edge is yours with no upfront cost on a £54 per month 6GB plan, also on Vodafone.
The biggest 4G network has the Galaxy S7 on a range of plans from £39.99-49.99 per month. At the cheaper end of the spectrum, £39.99 gets you 1GB, 500 minutes and unlimited texts with a hefty £109.99 upfront cost. Bumping up to £44.99 per month gets you a choice of two plans — 4GB and unlimited calls and texts with a £49.99 upfront fee, or 2GB, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts with £29.99 payable upfront. For data-hungry consumers, the GS7 is yours for £49.99 per month with a 20GB allowance, unlimited calls and texts and a £29.99 upfront payment.
Galaxy S7 edge buyers will pay a little more — monthly prices range from £44.99 to £54.99. The cheapest monthly plan gets you 2GB, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts for £44.99 per month and £99.99 upfront. A little more reasonable is the 10GB plan with unlimited calls and texts, which comes in at £49.99 per month and £49.99 upfront. However, paying just £20 more upfront lets you double that to 20GB for the life of your contract.
Galaxy S7 prices on Vodafone UK range from £26 to £75 per month. At the lower end of the spectrum you're looking at £26 per month and £199 upfront for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and a mere 500MB of data. (Bumping up to £29 per month doubles your data and minutes, and cuts the upfront cost down to £169.) The cheapest upfront cost for a regular GS7 is £9, which comes on a £50 per month, 20GB plan with unlimited calls and texts. Voda's biggest data allowance, a 25GB bucket, comes in at £55 per month with the same £9 upfront charge.
For the Galaxy S7 edge, your cheapest option in terms of monthly cost is a £32 per month deal with £199 upfront, which gets you 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB. As with the regular GS7, a small increase to £35 per month doubles your data and minutes, and cuts the upfront price to £169. The lowest upfront cost across Voda's range is also £9 — that's on a £56 per month 20GB plan with unlimited calls and texts. For a GS7 edge on the carrier's 25GB plan, you're looking at £61 per month and £9 upfront.
All the contracts noted above run for 24 months; the carrier also offers 12-month deals with pricier monthly costs and upfront fees.
O2 is offering the regular GS7 on plans from £33.50 per month — though that'll get you just 500MB and 500 minutes in addition to unlimited texts, with a hefty £139.99 upfront cost. The carrier's main plans — all with unlimited calls and texts — come in at between £41 and £59 per month for 3 to 30GB. The 3GB plan costs £46 per month with £29.99 upfront, or £41 with a larger £99.99 upfront charge. The biggest 30GB allowance comes in at £59 per month with £9.99 upfront, or £54 per month with a £49.99 upfront payment.
For the GS7 edge, your lowest monthly price on O2 is £38.50 per month with £79.99 upfront, however we'd recommend stumping up the extra cash for at least a 3GB allowance, which can be had for as little as £46 per month with a £59.99 upfront fee. At the highest end, O2's 30GB GS7 edge deal can be had for £59 per month and £29.99 upfront.
O2 GS7 customers on price plans of 3GB or above can also get a free pair of Jabra Sport Pulse earbuds and a Gear VR headset for £40, half the usual price until April 21. It's also worth expanding O2's list of tariffs, as it's possible to shave money off your monthly bill by paying more upfront.
The smallest of the big four, Three is the only major UK network offering Samsung's latest phones with unlimited ("all-you-can-eat") data. All the carrier's GS7 contracts also come with unlimited calls and texts. And its price plans are arguably the most straightforward of all.
The cheapest plan for a regular Galaxy S7 comes in at £35 per month for 1GB, with a £99 upfront fee, going up to 12GB for £50 per month and £29 upfront. For all-you-can-eat data, that increases to £56 per month.
As for the edge, the cheapest 1GB plan costs £41 per month with £99 upfront, increasing to £56 per month with £49 upfront for 12GB. And you'll pay £62 per month and £49 upfront for a GS7 edge with unlimited data.
If you're buying unlocked, Amazon has the regular Galaxy S7 in black for slightly less than Carphone's price — £560 with free delivery — or the GS7 edge for £629 with free delivery. At the time of writing, dispatch estimates range from 3 to 4 days.
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