Years after it launched, 2017's Galaxy S8 Plus remains one of the best Galaxy S smartphones around. From its high-grade cameras to its appealing design, it's got everything that's good about the S8, but adds a larger screen and a bigger, longer-life battery.
Top Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals by network
Use our comparison tool to pick the best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal for you. Choose everything you need from your plan - including things like monthly allowance, network, upfront cost, and monthly cost - and sort the deals by whatever criteria you want, such as price.
However, perhaps the most critical thing before committing to a deal is that you spend some time considering which network's best for you.
To help you, here's a snapshot of what you kind of freebies, connection speeds and coverage quality you can expect when you buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus from one of the major networks.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on O2
Pick up the Galaxy S8 Plus on O2 and you'll get free gifts, money-off promotions and priority booking at O2 venues.
You also get to use your UK allowances free of charge within O2's Europe Zone and use of the O2 WiFi network while you're out and about.
Coverage quality is good too, borne out by O2 winning the award for Best Network Performance at the Mobile News Awards 2019.
Keen to know more? Read our O2 network review.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Vodafone
Galaxy S8 customers who buy the phone on select Red Entertainment contracts on Vodafone benefit from a free 24-month subscription to their choice of Amazon Prime Video, Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium. Or there's the option of a 24-month Now TV Entertainment Pass.
Depending on the Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus contract you pick, you can also get inclusive roaming in 48 mostly European locations or in 77 across the globe.
So what else has Vodafone got to offer? Read our Vodafone network review.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on EE
EE is consistently named the UK's best network by RootMetrics and offers among the UK's fastest connection speeds.
Select plans also include swappable benefits, including BT Sport app and a Video Data Pass that lets you stream TV without eating into your data allowance.
All EE plans offer inclusive roaming in 48 locations in Europe, but you can extend the range of locations covered by adding a Roam Further pass or choosing it as your swappable benefit.
EE phone customers also get a free data boost of 20GB per month when they sign up for EE home broadband.
Take a closer look at what's on offer with EE network review.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on Three
Benefits for Three customers its Go Roam Around the World scheme that gets you inclusive roaming in 71 locations in Europe and further afield.
Select contracts also include use of Go Binge, which lets you stream Netflix and Apple Music without eating into your data allowance.
Like the sound of Three? See what else it's got to offer with our Three network review
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus at a glance
So what's the S8 Plus really like? Well, it's big for starters. The display is a massive 6.2 inches in size - the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and OnePlus 6 - with a Quad HD resolution and curved sides.
A gorgeous design means it looks and feels great in your hand. It's a very powerful phone too, with octa-core processors and 4GB of RAM. It offers more internal memory than the standard S8 as well - 128GB, with a microSD card slot if that's still not enough space.
The cameras are some of the best you'll find on a 2017 phone. On the back there's a 12-megapixel lens with lots of pro-level controls, and there's an 8-megapixel lens on the front for nice, clear selfies.
On top of all that, Samsung has packed in more features you didn't realise you needed, such as the Bixby AI assistant, a heart rate monitor, and an iris scanner as well as a fingerprint sensor. Oh, and a standard headphone plug.
More phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Take a look at a few other phones that are similar to the Galaxy S8 Plus, and compare all your options before you commit to a plan.
- Refurbished Samsung S8 Plus deals
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
Can I get a Samsung S8+ contract with no upfront cost?
Shop around and you'll plenty of contracts that offer the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with nothing to pay up front. And they're certainly a very good option if you'd prefer to spread your costs a bit more or don't have a lump sum to hand over to the network you've chosen.
The catch? When you choose an S8 Plus deal with no upfront costs, monthly payments will be a little higher. So make sure you compare all the no-upfront-cost deals out there to find one with the best value.
What's the cheapest Samsung S8 Plus deal this week?
'Plus'-sized Samsung phones tend to be on the expensive side, but there are some ways to keep costs down when you take out a contract.
Your best bet is always to compare deals to find one that gives you everything you need at the lowest price. As well as that, there are a few cost-cutting measures you can try…
- Budget networks - Lesser known providers and 'MVNOs' are more likely to focus on low prices. Try ones like giffgaff, iD Mobile, or Plusnet Mobile.
- Refurbished phones - These handsets are previously owned and have been given a revamp so they're good as new - and they cost less.
- Existing customer deals - We list a bunch of these right there in the comparison table. It could mean an upgrade deal from your current network; a monthly discount on BT Mobile if you have BT broadband; unlimited calls and texts on Sky Mobile if you have Sky broadband/TV; and more.
- Retailers - Companies like Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk buy phones and plans in bulk, then sell them to you at nice low prices. You'll see deals from these guys alongside ones direct from networks so you can see at a glance which is best.
Is the Galaxy S8 Plus a good buy in 2020?
Sure, the Galaxy S8 Plus doesn’t have all of the newest specs and features you’d on today’s flagship smartphones, but it still has a lot to offer, none the less. And it's still a good buy in 2020.
We’re big fans of the phone’s spacious, 6.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2960 resolution, which is ideal for watching TV on the go. And the cameras still take excellent shots, even compared to some of today’s new handsets.
What’s more, the S8 Plus is still a fantastic looking phone. So, if you want an Android device that’s less than the price than a newer model, but still boasts some of the same features, the S9 Plus is well worth a look.
Does the Galaxy S8 Plus support 5G?
Unfortunately, the Galaxy S8 Plus does not support superfast 5G.
Is the Galaxy S8 Plus waterproof?
Although the Galaxy S8 Plus isn’t totally waterproof, it is water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
How many cameras does the Galaxy S8 Plus have?
At the back, there's a brilliant 12-megapixel lens with, and there's an 8-megapixel lens on the front for selfies.
What size is the Galaxy S8 Plus?
The Galaxy S8 Plus measures 152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9mm.
Does the Galaxy S8 Plus have wireless charging?
The Galaxy S8 Plus can be charged wirelessly with one of Samsung’s wireless charging pads, and also boasts fast-charging capabilities.
Does the Galaxy S8 Plus have portrait mode?
Although the Galaxy S8 Plus did not launch with Portrait Mode, it’s now possible to get it as part of the phone’s latest software update.
Galaxy S8 Plus specs
|Release Date||21/04/2017 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||73.4mm x 8.1mm x 159.5mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.2 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||529 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128|
|External Storage||Micro SD|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||8 MP|