The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was announced on 29 March at events in New York and London alongside the smaller S8, and it is a hardware beauty.

It's now on general sale across the world.

Here is our hands-on review of the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Carrying on and debatably improving on the huge screens but smaller bodies of the LG G6 and Xiaomi Mi Mix, Samsung will be hopeful the S8 Plus is a return to form following the Note 7 debacle.

The S8 Plus has a 6.2in Super AMOLED display, a pressure sensitive touch home button and a gentler but just as immersive screen as the S7 edge.

The S8 Plus is order from major UK retailers and operators on contract and also just the handset on a SIM-free deal. Samsung is also selling the phone, obviously.

The RRP for the S8, which comes with 64GB of storage but is expandable to 256GB, is £779. This puts it at £60 more than the cheapest iPhone 7 Plus, but with double the storage, so probably about right.

Below are the best deals and prices out there, split between different retailers and operators. There will be one that suits your data requirements and budgets, though they are quite expensive at present, given this is such a new, high-end model.

The S8 Plus is available in Midnight Black or Orchid Grey at this time.

S8 Plus on contract from Three

Huge data: 30GB data, unlimited texts and minutes: £99 upfront and £55 per month 

All-rounder: 2GB data, unlimited texts and minutes: £99 upfront and £51 per month

Cheapest monthly cost: 500MB data, 300 minutes, unlimited texts: £99 upfront and £40 per month

S8 Plus on contract from Vodafone

Huge data: 24GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £169.99 upfront and £42 per month

All rounder: 5GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £120 upfront and £53 per month

S8 Plus on contract from O2

All-rounder: 5GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £150 upfront and £44 per month

S8 Plus on contract from EE

Huge data: 10GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £29.99 upfront and £60.99 per month

All-rounder: 5GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £149.99 upfront and £45.99 per month

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SIM free deals

From Unlocked.co.uk: S8 Plus SIM free, £764.98

From Samsung: S8 Plus SIM free, £779

From Carphone Warehouse: S8 Plus SIM free