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.
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.
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.
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.
Powering the S9 is a 3,000mAh battery - big enough to run the high-res screen all day - that you can even charge wirelessly.
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
- Bixby isn't as popular as Siri or Alexa
Galaxy S9 specs
Reasons to buy the Galaxy S9
Large Battery3000 mAh
Large Screen5.8 inch
High Resolution Screen1440x2960
Sharp Display570 PPI
Fast CPU2800 MHz
Multiple Processor CoresOcta Core
Memory Card SlotMicro SD
Good Front Camera8 megapixel
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size & Weight|
|Thickness||8.5 mm||Is average size|
|Size||68.7x8.5x147.7 mm||Is average size|
|Weight||163 g||Is heavier than average|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Capacity||3000 mah||Has a higher than average battery capacity|
|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|
|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|
|External Storage||Micro SD|
|Camera & Video|
|Primary Camera||12 MP||Has an average megapixel camera|
|2nd Camera||8 MP||Has a better than average secondary camera|