Samsung S20 deals: the best contracts and SIM-free prices in 2020

Compare Samsung S20 deals to find the absolute cheapest prices on this handset. See the best plans and contracts

Samsung Galaxy S20 deals
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Samsung S20 deals seem to be the best value option Samsung currently has. Mixing the two worlds of Samsung's older, more affordable devices and its two even more powerful S20 Plus and Ultra devices.

Of the three, Samsung S20 deals are the cheapest and therefore going to be the best option for most people, allowing you to upgrade to Samsung's latest smartphone technology without blowing all of your savings on it.

Of course, considering the cost of these handsets, you would expect them to have some strong spec sheets. With the S20, you're getting a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery and a massively improved camera set-up and that's barely scratching the surface of what's new here.

If you already know that the Samsung Galaxy S20 is for you then this will be easy. Simply make use of the price comparison chart above to see the contract that best fits your needs.

However, if you're uncertain that this upgrade will be worth your time, you can also use this guide to find out more about what Samsung S20 deals have to offer, where you can buy it and how it compares to its two bigger brothers.


Samsung S20 deals

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A brief look at our thoughts on the Samsung S20:

"The Samsung Galaxy S20 is, without a shadow of a doubt, an excellent flagship smartphone. Is it perfect? No. Is it too much phone for some? Yes. Is it awesome, packed full of great features, with a really enjoyable design and UI? Yes."

★★★★

Read our hands on Samsung Galaxy S20 review for a detailed examination


SIM-free Samsung S20 deals - how much will it cost you?

If you've looked into this new range of phones at all, you'll likely know that they are by no means cheap. The cheapest of the three, the Samsung Galaxy S20, comes in two separate price points depending on whether you want 4G or 5G.

Opt for the cheaper 4G option and you'll be paying £799. Jump up to the 5G addition and you'll add a decent amount in cash, having to pay £899 instead. 

Obviously, that's the cheapest of the three handsets, step up to the S20 Plus and you'll be forking out £999. Go all out and buy the S20 Ultra and it will be £1199 you're putting into it!

Obviously none of those handsets are exactly cheap so it is worth considering what cheap SIM only deals you can pair with it.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and Ultra: specs at a glance

Samsung Galaxy S20:

  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Screen: 6.2-inch AMOLED display
  • IP rating: IP68 rating
  • RAM: 8GB Ram / Snapdragon 865
  • Cameras: Back: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP / Front: 10MP

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:

  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Screen: 6.7-inch AMOLED display
  • IP rating: IP68 rating
  • RAM: 8GB Ram / Snapdragon 865
  • Cameras: Back: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP / Front: 10MP

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:

  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Screen: 6.9-inch LCD display
  • IP rating: IP68 rating
  • RAM: 12/16GB Ram / Snapdragon 865
  • Cameras: Back: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP / Front: 12MP

Samsung S20 deals: compare the specs on-board

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4G or 5G - which Samsung Galaxy S20 is best?

If you go for the cheapest of the three handsets when picking up a Samsung S20 deal you get two choices - 4G and 5G. The difference is pretty self-explanatory, one comes with the latest 5G connections and the other is limited to 4G networks.

Both phones are identical except for this so it really is a case of what's more important to you - saving money or getting onto the 5G connections across the UK. Of course, 5G isn't fully developed yet but this will be more about future-proofing for when it does work better.

SIM-free or contract: what's the cheapest for S20 deals?

Technically, going SIM-free and pairing it with cheap SIM only deals will be the cheapest option. However, this will mean paying a very large fee upfront to secure the SIM-free handset.

If you choose a contract, you'll likely end up paying more overall but your payments will be spread out a lot more. You'll be relying more on monthly payments and taking out some of the work, allowing you to get both the handset and SIM at the same time.

Is it worth upgrading to the S20 Plus or Ultra?

While the S20 is the cheapest of the three handsets, it also offers the weakest performance of the three. The smallest battery, screen, weakest camera and lowest 5G performance.

However, it is a lot cheaper. If you're not fussed about having the absolute best specs out there, this will be the handset you should choose. 

Do I need a big data package on the Galaxy S20?

While you should pick a data package that works with your normal data usage, those planning on buying this phone for its 5G capabilities should keep in mind that to really make the most of 5G, a larger data cap will be needed.

To make the use of the new world of gaming on the go, streaming and downloading that 5G can offer you, consider going for something in the 50GB or more area.

Who has the best Samsung S20 deals?

There is no definitive answer to this question with the best Samsung S20 deals changing all the time. While certain retailers and networks do provide more consistent winners, it could be anyone who has the top offer at one time.

However, we do tend to see the best offers come from the likes of Mobiles.co.uk, Three or brands like Affordable Mobiles or Buymobiles and Fonehouse.