Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 deals

The rather shiny Samsung Galaxy S9 was unveiled at MWC 2018, alongside the larger S9+ model - and as always, Samsung impressed us. It's not a dramatic difference from the previous Galaxy S8, but it nonetheless launched as Samsung's best mobile to date. Want a deal on this fantastic phone? Here's how to get one.

How to find a Samsung Galaxy S9 deal

Finding a deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is easy: just use our mobile comparison tool. Take a look at the deals in the table above, and compare what you can get all in one place.

The filters at the side can help you narrow the deals down to find the right kind for you. You can choose the monthly allowance, network, contract length, budget, and even what colour and storage size you want on your phone.

What is the Samsung Galaxy S9 like?

It's a lot like the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy S8 - only with a few tweaks to make it even better.

Screen

The screen is a big selling point on the S9. It's a big 5.8-inch 'Infinity' display, which covers almost the entire front of the phone and curves lightly at the edges. It has a QHD (Quad HD) resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, so it's about as crisp as you can get.

Camera

Here's where the S9 brought a big improvement on the S8. It's the first phone in the Galaxy range to have a camera lens with a variable aperture - meaning it can be closed for close-up shots, or opened wider to get better photos in low light. It's also capable of super slow motion video in HD, and can automatically detect motion so it captures what you need it to.

Performance

The Galaxy S9 has a speedy Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset, paired with 4GB RAM, so it's very fast and can handle just about anything.

Battery

Powering the S9 is a 3,000mAh battery - big enough to run the high-res screen all day - that you can even charge wirelessly.

Features

That's not all this stunning phone is packing. You'll also get:

  • Up to 256GB internal storage
  • Stereo speakers
  • Water-resistant body
  • Fingerprint sensor and Samsung Pay
  • Personal AI assistant Bixby

Samsung Galaxy S9 pay monthly contracts

There are plenty of pay-monthly contracts available on the S9, offered by lots of networks - including EE, O2, Sky Mobile, Three, and more. The Galaxy spread is a popular range of phones, so you should have plenty of choice.

Data allowances on plans can vary a lot, from a low 500MB per month all the way up to unlimited data. So can prices - some contracts come with cheap monthly costs but more to pay upfront, while others have no upfront cost at all but higher monthly bills.

See all the Samsung Galaxy S9 contract deals we can find in the table above, compare what you can get, and find the one for you.

What's the best price on a Samsung Galaxy S9?

The Galaxy S9 isn't a cheap phone, but you may find it more affordable by going for a long-term contract plan. This helps make the high cost more manageable, and means you can get your mitts on the handset today without spending a bomb.

To find the cheapest price for you, choose everything you want from your deal on the comparison table, then sort the deals by total cost to see the best overall prices first.

To keep costs as low as possible, you can also:

  • Look out for existing customer deals from your current network - or even your broadband/TV provider
  • Go for a smaller, more budget-led network
  • Get a deal through a reseller
  • Grab a refurbished handset

If you have a budget you want to stick to, you can also set maximum upfront and monthly costs using the filters at the side.

What's good about the Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • Amazing camera
  • Great design
  • Large, high-resolution 'Infinity' display
  • Powerful processors and slick interface

What's bad about the Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • Not a huge update on the Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Expensive
  • Bixby isn't as popular as Siri or Alexa

Galaxy S9 specs

Reasons to buy the Galaxy S9

  • Large Battery
    3000 mAh
  • Large Screen
    5.8 inch
  • High Resolution Screen
    1440x2960
  • Sharp Display
    570 PPI
  • Fast CPU
    2800 MHz
  • Multiple Processor Cores
    Octa Core
  • Memory Card Slot
    Micro SD
General
Manufacturer Samsung
Operating System Android
Release Date
Sim Card Type Nano
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
GPS Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 8.5 mm Is average size
Size 68.7x8.5x147.7 mm Is average size
Weight 163 g Is heavier than average
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity 3000 mah Has a higher than average battery capacity
Standby hours
Talktime hours
Display
Display Size 5.8 inches Has a bigger than average screen
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 1440x2960 inches Has a higher than average screen resolution
Pixels Per Inch 570 ppi Has higher than average pixels per inch
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 2800 mhz Has a very fast processor
Processor Cores Octa Core Has huge amounts of processing power to be very responsive under heavy loads
Memory 4 MB Has not much RAM
Storage
Internal Storage 64
External Storage Micro SD
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP Has an average megapixel camera
Flash Yes
LED Flash No
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus Yes
Touch Focus No
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection No
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 2160p
2nd Camera 8 MP Has an average secondary camera
Data
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes