The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is, without doubt, one of the best phones on the market right now. It is also one of the most expensive, with the new curved screen adding to the cost of the device, as well as new memory capacities of 64 and 128GB that have the potential to push up the cost of ownership as well.
Buying, as an example, your S6 Edge with 64GB of RAM adds £100 to the cost of the 64GB S6. At the moment, Samsung isn't listing the 32GB Edge price, although it will appear at some point with the same price gap. Right now, your cheapest S6 Edge outright buy is £760.
As a rule, expensive phones like this can work out cheaper on a 24 month tariff than buying the phone and picking up a SIM only deal, so let's check out the best value deal we can find.
The UK's best Galaxy S6 Edge deal:
Free phone, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 10GB of data, £59pm Plenty of data here, but a very steep total cost of ownership. Mind you, if you take of the cash value of the phone maths tells us you're paying £27 per month for this tariff alone.
EE is the network to go to if you want high-speed 4G
Deal 1: £49.99 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 10GB of data, £53.49pm This deal is cheaper than Vodafone's above, but you do have to pay £50 for the phone. The cost is less in total though, and it has a massive amount of included data.
Deal 2: £350 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 4GB of data, £28.49pm This is a smashing deal, but the up-front cost will put some off. What you get though is low total costs over the 24 month period and a reasonable £28.49 monthly fee. Data allowance is generous too.
Deal 3: £200 phone, 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB, £38.49pm Moderate cost over two years, but has more than enough calls and texts, plus the phone comes in gold, which is a lovely colour if a bit of a fingerprint magnet.
O2 is the network with extras, including the popular O2 Priority service
Deal 1: £129.99 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 10GB of data, £59pm If you want the S6 Edge on O2 you won't be getting the handset for free. This is the cheapest deal we have found so far. Good amount of data included and you get the 128GB handset, so plenty of room for your music and videos.
Deal 2: £299.99 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data, £32.50pm A much cheaper deal than most but requires a £300 up-front payment for the phone. The lifetime cost is one of the lower ones we've seen though and it's a 128GB handset too.
Deal 3: £249.99 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 10GB of data, £49pm Like the other deals, this is for a 128GB phone so its slightly higher price is somewhat more appealing than other tariffs, most of which are offering the 64GB model.
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, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 10GB of data, £59pm If you want a phone without up-front charges this is your best option on Vodafone. It's a good tariff too, with plenty of data but the lifetime cost is pretty high.
Deal 2: £199.99 phone, 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data, £35pm By far the best price for the S6 Edge on Vodafone, but less data than we'd really like to see. There are a choice of colours too, unlike some of the deals.
Three is one of few providers that offers unlimited data, and Feel at Home is amazing for regular travellers.
Deal 1: £49 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data, £48pm Three isn't often the cheapest for phone and contract deals, but this offer isn't bad over 24 months. The data allowance is a little mean though.
Deal 2: £49 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of data, £50pm The cost of having twice as much data as deal one is about £48 over two years, or two quid per month. You'd be silly not to go for this one really.
Deal 3: £49 phone, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data, £55pm The only tariff in the UK with unlimited data doesn't come cheap, but it's also well-priced in comparison to other network deals with much less data. One for the Netflix streamer.