Galaxy S9 deals
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Monthly cost: £5 - £85
Contract length: 12 - 24
Data: 1GB - 100GB
All about Samsung Galaxy S9...
Samsung made it clear in advance what the Galaxy S9 is about: the focus is on the camera. So you can shoot photos that are even sharper, brighter and with lower noise recordings in the dark, than ever before. But is the S9 worth buying, or is it a waste of money when its predecessor, the S8 is still a perfectly decent phone? Read on for the oneCOMPARE verdict...
Capture crystal-clear light with variable aperture
So, that camera. The main camera has 12 megapixels and f = 1.5 - a particularly bright aperture, which is automatically or manually changeable to f = 2.4. This is a novelty in the smartphone sector. So you can take better pictures especially in dim light. Compared with the S8, the S9 made brighter and sharper images in a darkened room.
In addition, to reduce noise during night-time photography, an algorithm is used that combines 12 shots into one image for the first time. In the S8 beefore it, there were only 3 multi-frame recordings possible.
Superslow motion and 3D emojis anyone?
Videos can now be recorded and brought to life in super-slow motion recordings in Full HD quality. Given the price of the S9, you'd sort of expect this, and it works with up to 960 frames per second for a maximum of 0.2 seconds. Then you have to delete it to record another super-slow motion video, but it's worth it. This feature brought our tester a lot of joy. In addition, images look impressive in low light , nevertheless we feel that the dual camera of the S9+ is worth the additional investment because it is more versatile.
The front camera features 8 megapixels and copies a feature of the iPhone X: You can create 3D emojis that accept your facial features, although the Apple version comes out better in most tests, because it's more intuitive.
Improved fingerprint sensor
Smaller changes (compared to the predecessor anyway) concern the design: Samsung thankfully have added Lilac Purple as a new colour scheme. At 8.5mm, the S9 is a little thicker, but has narrower edges at the top and bottom than the S9 Plus.
The fingerprint sensor is now on the back — instead of just below the camera and is thus more accessible. The display can be unlocked by iris or face scanner. Both are combined with the "Intelligent Scan" function if one is causing problems, then just switch to the other one.
Design and processing are truly top level - up to 40% faster than the S8 , this new model has much promise. The capacity of the built-in battery is unchanged at 3000 mAh but this is more than enough for most users and lasts for about a day in our testing.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 raises the bar with the camera very high. It has a wonderful bezel, which appears different depending on the situation and lighting. Initial tests confirm that photo enthusiasts can expect sharp and low-noise images - especially in low light. Added to this are camera features such as super slow motion and 3D emojis, some of which are not entirely new. Users are rewarded with high performance and lots of features, including a neatly positioned fingerprint sensor.
How much is the Galaxy S9 in the UK?
Overall, the S9 has been improved in droves. Whether it justifies the high price, you will need to decide for yourself, which incidentally started at about £699 in the UK at launch - but is now cheaper, and indeed can be had for about half this price as of writing.
If you want to opt for a monthly contract, then the S9 or S9 plus are worthy of your considerations, with prices starting at around £20 a month with a 24 month contract, and nominal upfront fee. Make sure to compare monthly deals above for the S9, adjusting your filters on the left you can sort by minutes, data, perks/gifts and much more.
What else is there if not the S9?
If you can afford to splash out a bit more, then the Galaxy S10e is a newer model with some budget options, or consider the fully fledged replacement the S10 (compare monthly S10 deals here) - but be warned, this is not a cheap model.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications
- Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 163 g
- Platform: Android
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Resolution: 1440 x 2960
- Display Type: Super AMOLED
- Display Size: 5.8
- Memory Card:
- Memory Card Slot: MicroSD up to 256GB
- Chipset: Exynos 9 9810
- Processor: 1.7 Ghz
- RAM: 4 GB
- Stanby Time: 78 hours
- Battery Capacity: 3000
- Battery Type: Non-removable
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Back Camera: 12 MP
- Connection Type: 4G
- GPS Type: A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo
- SIM Capacity: 2
- WIFI Type: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- WIFI Hotspot:
- Bluetooth Type: 5.0 with A2DP, LE
Contract & Deals FAQs
We are currently comparing 15757 Samsung Galaxy S9 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):
- Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the EE Network
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- Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the iD Network
- Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the O2 Network
- Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the Virgin Network
- Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the Sky Mobile Network
We'll shortly be adding Three, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.
Not sure which Mobile network to go for?
OneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Samsung Galaxy S9 ee contract or a Samsung Galaxy S9 Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - OneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signal across all major mobile networks across the UK.
So which network has the best signal?
According to Which?, In their latest research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
OneCompare.com extensive deals & contracts database includes 15757 Samsung Galaxy S9 deals covering 5 model(s):
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- 2338 Samsung Galaxy S9 Black Contracts - Free from £17.00 a month
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Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.
Out of our 15757 Samsung Galaxy S9 deals, our cheapest Samsung Galaxy S9 deal over the entire life of the contract is £408.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
We have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile Networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Samsung Galaxy S9 SIM free phone would cost, this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront. The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile Networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S9 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Samsung Galaxy S9 Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contract is to consider purchasing a pre owned Samsung Galaxy S9 phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.