With the impending launch of the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s current Galaxy S8 continues to see its prices drop.
Over the past few weeks there’s been plenty of offers on this current flagship, making it an incredibly good time to own one.
Now a new deal has appeared on Amazon which reduces the cost of buying the S8 without a contracy to one of its lowest ever.
This price crash means you can now take delivery of a new S8 for just £508.50 – that’s a saving of over £180 off its price direct from Samsung.
It’s unlikely you’ll find this smartphone any cheaper on a SIM-only plan but is it really the best way to own an S8?
Many technology users have long believed the myth that choosing to buy a device without a contract is the cheapest option.
However, even with this new low price from Amazon it seems this isn’t always the case.
Express.co.uk has taken a look at some of the current deals from mobile operators and, over a two year period, a contract can actually be cheaper.
Mobiles.co.uk currently has an offer on the S8 which includes 4G of data and unlimited calls/texts for £23 per month.
There’s a £170 upfront fee to pay with the total price over two years costing £722. YOU CAN FIND THE DEAL HERE
Buying the phone direct from Amazon only costs £508.50 but adding a similar amount of data and minutes will set you back £10 per month for the SIM.
The total for this over the two years is £748.50 – over £20 more than the contract.
There are clearly cheaper SIM-only plans but it’s unlikely someone wanting to own a flagship device will want any less that 4GB of data per month.
When buying any phone it’s always worth adding up the price over a two year deal.
Some offers, which have a large upfront cost, can actually end up being cheaper over the term of the contract as the 24-monthly payments are likely to be a lot less.
Shop around and always find out the total price before you sign up for any new deal.