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Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals: The best contract and SIM-free deals on Samsung's S10, S10e and S10 Plus handsets

Matt Breen Rachel Erdos
12 Feb 2020
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Having been knocked off its flagship perch, now is the ideal time to save big on the Samsung S10 range.

The latest generation of Samsung’s hugely popular Galaxy series, curiously called the S20 instead of the S11 as logic would dictate, has finally been announced. Early adopters, who can’t go without the latest tech, are rejoicing but if you’re not quite as desperate to have a phone straight from the developers’ lab it should be cause for celebration as well. 

Whenever a new set of flagship phones are revealed, their predecessors typically see a sharp decline in price. Letting you pick up a handset that is still more than capable of keeping pace for a bargain price. 

READ NEXT: Samsung Galaxy S20 deals

The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus look to be no different, as retailers and network providers scramble to offload stock of phones that are soon to lose their top-of-the-line status. 

We urge you to read our full, hands-on reviews of each model (linked to above) – but you can rest assured that the Korean tech giant's S10 smartphones do not disappoint even if they're no longer the flagship handsets. 

Features like an in-screen fingerprint reader, triple-camera hardware and the HDR10+ display are still impressive in 2020 – after all these phones only launched 10 months ago so haven't had the time to become outdated. 

Anyway, let's get to the brass tacks: how much is a contract or a sim-free deal going to set you back? As is standard when picking up a new phone, it’ll largely depend on factors like your data requirements and how much you’re willing to pay upfront.

Best Samsung Galaxy S10e deals 

It may be the smallest of Samsung's new handsets but it's still a nifty smartphone with "top-end flagship specifications" according to our hands-on review. Samsung's answer to the iPhone XR comes with a Dynamic AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and a 10-megapixel in-display selfie camera.

Buy sim-free from £499


Best for low upfront costs: O2

Thanks to this offer from O2, you can pick up the S10e for absolutely zero upfront cost, and 45GB of monthly data. Thereafter it's a not-too-bad-at-all £34 a month.

Data: 45GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £34 | Upfront cost: £0 | Lifetime cost: £816

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Best for loads of data: Vodafone

Vodafone are currently offering double the data - so that's 50GB per month for the price of 25GB. Factor in an upfront cost of just £30, we're calling that £49pm cost a bit of a bargain.

Data: Unlimited | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £39 | Upfront cost: £30 | Lifetime cost: £966

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best for low monthly costs: EE

If you're working to a strict monthly budget, consider this deal from EE for £26 per month. There's an initial outlay of £80 but the total package will only set you back around £700 over the course of two years.

Data: 4GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £26 | Upfront cost: £80 | Lifetime cost: £704

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals

"Every bit as impressive as we could have hoped for" according to our hands-on review, the Samsung Galaxy S10 offers an in-screen fingerprint reader and triple camera arrangement including a 10-megapixel selfie camera. While it might not feature a hotly anticipated foldable screen, it "still represents the very pinnacle of smartphone technology".

Buy sim-free from £595


Best for low upfront costs: Vodafone

Sign up for a 24-month contract and you can nab an S10 for an initial outlay of £29.99. The monthly fee will then set you back £44 for unlimited data, though it's restricted to 2mbps so won't be super speedy. 

Data: Unlimited | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £44 | Upfront cost: £30 | Lifetime cost: £1,086

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best for loads of data: O2

Get 60GB of data on the O2 network for £39 a month and an additional upfront fee of £50. 

Data: 60GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £39 | Upfront cost: £50 | Lifetime cost: £986

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best for low monthly costs: EE with Mobiles.co.uk

If you can manage that hefty upfront cost, the monthly cost of £33 is pretty good value for such a good phone with 30GB of monthly data - and the total cost comes in at less than £850. 

Data: 30GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £33 | Upfront cost: £50 | Lifetime cost: £842

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Best for flexibility: Giffgaff

Once you get your head around Giffgaff's goodybag system (you buy your phone's data on a rolling basis) then you'll realise the network provide a pretty awesome service, as you can pick every last detail of your contract, from its length to the upfront cost. Click through to take a closer look at your various options.

Data: 3GB+ | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 6-24 months | Monthly cost: From £36 | Upfront cost: From £25 | Lifetime cost: From £889

Buy now from Giffgaff


Best Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deals 

Samsung's premium S10 handset features some pretty "ludicrous specifications" according to our hands-on review  including up to 12GB RAM, 1TB internal storage and the most advanced Samsung Exynos chipset to date.

Buy sim-free from £669


Best for low upfront costs: EE

Sign up for a 24-month contract and you can nab an S10 Plus for an initial outlay of just £10. The monthly fee will then set you back £64, but you'll get unlimited data which makes the hefty price easier to swallow.

Data: Unlimited | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £64 | Upfront cost: £10 | Lifetime cost: £1,546

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best for loads of data: EE

Our top pick for heavy data users is actually the same as our recommendation for low upfront costs. As above, this package will get you unlimited of data for a monthly fee of £64 and an upfront cost of £10.

Data: Unlimited | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £64 | Upfront cost: £10 | Lifetime cost: £1,546

Buy now from Carphone Warehouse


Best for low monthly costs: iD

Pay less than £45 for a brand-new S10 Plus with this tempting deal from iD. The upfront cost is pretty steep at £60 but from then on in you'll pay £44.99 per month for 1GB of data.

Data: 1GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £45 | Upfront cost: £60 | Lifetime cost: £1,140

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