Looking for a contract plan on a Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ or S8?
There are plenty of ways to get your hands on one - you can buy it straight from Samsung and get a SIM-only deal, for instance. The best way to spread the cost out, however, is to take out a contract plan from a mobile network.
What's the Samsung Galaxy S9 like?
Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, is available for pre-order and will hit the shops proper on 16 March 2018. It's a substantial improvement on its predecessor, coming with a massive screen, a new AI, and more processing power than ever.
Samsung's ninth generation handset looks impressive right off the bat, sporting a smooth (and very tough) glass case. The display reaches almost right to the edges, curving sleekly down at the sides. You’ll find it in either black, blue, or funky lilac.
The glass screen is made from extremely tough Gorilla Glass 5. Its resistance to damage is among the best on the market, which means that there's less chance you'll have to get the screen replaced anytime soon. On top of that, the whole thing is IP68 certified - meaning it’s dust- and water-resistant.
With a crisp 5.8in Quad HD (1440x2960) display, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is great for watching videos, movies and TV shows on your device. It’s high resolution, and Super AMOLED tech means it’s got some of the brightest and clearest colours you can get on a phone - and it’s HDR-enabled too. You’ll also notice the ‘always on’ display - even when the screen is asleep, it’ll show you the time, battery level, and key notifications.
A high-powered screen tends to suck up a lot of battery power, but luckily that’s no problem for the Galaxy S9 - it’s kitted out with a big 3,000mAh battery. It’s also got fast charging, and with the right tech you can charge it wirelessly too.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 boasts a 12 megapixel (MP) camera, and, for the first time ever, it has a variable aperture. That means the lens can adjust its size to fit the kind of photo you want to take - the widest aperture can be brought into play for low-light pics, for instance. Along with that, it's also capable of recording super slow-mo video in HD resolution.
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Prefer a phablet mobile - one that’s sized somewhere between a phone and a tablet? The larger version of the Galaxy S9, the S9+, is one of the best around. It’s exactly the same as the standard S9, only with a ginormous 6.2-inch screen, a more powerful battery, and a dual-lens camera. The display gives you more than enough space to read documents, watch Netflix, and flick through your 12MP photos.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung’s previous flagship was the Galaxy S8 - an impressive phone that’s still worth owning. It has much the same design and specs as the S9, although it's missing the clever cameras and the processors are a step behind. On the plus side, it's a good bit cheaper and looks fantastic.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
If you want a little more pizazz from your Galaxy S8, you can grab the Plus version - it’s got all the same specs, but with a larger 6.2-inch display.
Not only does it look funkier - and offer a little extra functionality, thanks to the slightly bigger screen - it’s also available with 128GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Before the S8, Samsung’s big boy was the Galaxy S7. The screen is flat and a little smaller at 5.1 inches, and it’s got the classic lozenge-shaped home button. Specs include a QHD display, an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, 12MP camera, and either 32GB or 64GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
As per usual, the Galaxy S7 came out alongside a curvy-screened S7 Edge - for that funky look and extra screen real estate. It’s got the option of 128GB of internal storage too, and comes with a slightly larger battery to power it all.