Don't make the mistake of thinking that just because the S6 is out now that the Galaxy S5 isn't worth considering. Far from it, this is probably the best time to get a great deal on a great phone from last year.
After all, you may not be worried about having an older model, but the phone shops are keen to move old stock out before they have to discount it to a ridiculous amount to get them out the door.
The S5 does cop some flack because it's not that much of an evolution of the Galaxy S line. Indeed the S6 is clearly a reaction to that, but what the S5 offers is amazing amounts of power with some really neat features to boot.
You get a smashing camera, sleek design with a removeable battery and microSD card, plus one of the best screens on any phone. There are also nice features like the fingerprint reader and heart rate monitor.
Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 1GB data for £27.50pm The best deal we can currently find on the S5 is on the O2 network in the UK and offers a free phone, unlimited calls and texts along with a reasonable 1GB of data. That will cost you £27.50 direct from The Carphone Warehouse.
Now let's break down the best Samsung Galaxy S6 deals by network...
Best Galaxy S5 deals on EE
EE is the network to go to if you want high-speed 4G
Deal 1: Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 5GB of Data, £31.99pm This deal is, honestly, red-hot. That amount of data is perfect even for pretty heavy data users, and you get all the calls and texts you want thrown in. The total cost of ownership over two years is pretty reasonable too.
Deal 2: £49.99 phone, 500 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data, £28.49pm This is a bit of a mix and match deal. It has more data than the super-cheap deal below, along with a lower handset cost and it's got a good amount of included minutes too. The total cost of ownership over two years is reasonable too.
Deal 3: £159.99 phone, 400 minutes, unlimited texts, 500mb of data, £16.99pm Would suit a light user, but the cost of this phone over two years means that it's a great deal. The problem is you have to pay up-front for the handset, which can be bothersome for some people. It is, without doubt, the cheapest way to get the smashing little phone though.
O2 is the network with extras, including the popular O2 Priority service
Deal 1: Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1GB of data, £27.50pm This is a great deal that adds up to just £660 over the two years of the contract. The data allowance should be fine for modest users, and of course calls and texts are unlimited.
Deal 2: Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 3GB of data, £31.00pm This deal costs a touch more than O2's best value package, but it gives a much more generous data allowance. For modern use, on 4G, you really want to get as much data as possible to make your web experience as great as possible.
Deal 3: Free phone, 500 minutes, unlimited texts, 500mb, £23.50pm Usually we don't recommend going for less than 1GB of data, but if you're just looking for a really cheap deal, and mostly spend your time connected to a Wi-FI network then this deal is so cheap it's a no-brainer.
Vodafone prides itself in coverage and quality, it's often a bit mean with data, but there are extras like Spotify and Sky Sports Mobile thrown in.
Deal 1: Free phone, 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB, £29pm For less than £700 over two years you get the snappy little S5, along with 1GB of data, which should be enough for most people. There are also more than enough minutes included, and of course, unlimited texts.
Deal 2: Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 6GB of data, £39pm One for the data-hungry amongst you here. 6GB of data is a considerable amount, and while it does push the cost of the phone up to nearly a grand over two years, it does give you freedom to stream music and video more than other tariffs.
Deal 3: £129.99 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of data, £26pm The overall cost of this one is a bit more than deal 1, but you get twice as much data and unlimited calls and texts. The only downside is that you have to cough-up £129.99 for the phone.
Three is one of few providers that offers unlimited data, and Feel at Home is amazing for regular travellers.
Deal 1: Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, unlimited data, £40pm Three seems to have some problem offering free phones on decent tariffs. That said, although this one is expensive it is, as Three always is, the only way to get unlimited data.
Deal 2: £19.99 phone, 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500mb of data, £20.00pm This is one of the cheapest deals around, and it's a good one as long as you can handle that mean data allowance. The free minutes are also a little low, but for those who are looking for a day-to-day phone, this is an amazing choice at a great price.
Deal 3: £29.99 phone, 600 minutes, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, £36pm This is the best possible deal for unlimited data, and it's a saving on the first deal but you have to pay just shy of £30 to get it. That seems like a good compromise, as long as you can bear to pay up-front for a phone.