Samsung's Galaxy S21 range flagship phones are now on sale, following a 14 January launch.

Mirroring last year's line-up, the S21 range includes three 5G phones: the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra – while a midrange S21 FE is also expected to join the range later this year.

The phones launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (RRP £219) and the SmartTag Bluetooth tracker (RRP £30). While the pre-order offer that bundled the accessories with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, and the Galaxy Buds Live (RRP £179) with the S21 and S21+ has now ended, customers can now pick up a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live with the purchase of any S21 phone. The offer ends 25 February and you'll need to claim within 30 days of purchase.

If you missed the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event, watch it again here. And without further ado, here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy S21 phone's pricing and availability, along with all noteworthy deals.

Galaxy S21 deals highlights

Before we dive into the best deals per handset and per network provider, below are some of the key deals worth checking out:

  • Samsung Student discount - Get up to 15% off Samsung products
  • EE - Contract deals from EE with Smart Benefits (such as an Amazon Prime add-on) will also include a free 12-month Xbox Game Pass and Razer Kishi controller worth £218 (also includes Galaxy Buds Live)
  • Virgin - Currently bundling a free Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 from £45 per month (also includes Galaxy Buds Live)
  • O2 - Plans from O2 include Disney+ for six months, or you can choose from alternative streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Audible, Calm, McAfee and others

How much do the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones cost?

The good news: the standard S21 starts at £769/US$799/€849, which places the S21 range's starting price £30 lower than its S20 predecessor for UK shoppers.

In fact, the starting prices for each S21 handset is lower than its S20 equivalent, with the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra priced £50 cheaper for the entry-level configuration. Here are the full prices as follows. We are updating these details as they become available:

Galaxy S21 prices

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 (8GB RAM/128GB storage) £769/US$799/€849 (vs. £799 for S20)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 (8GB RAM/256GB storage) - £819/US$849

Galaxy S21 Plus prices

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (8GB RAM/128GB storage) - £949/US$999.99/€1049 (vs. £999 for S20+)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (8GB RAM/256GB storage) - £999/US$1049.99

Galaxy S21 Ultra prices

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (12GB RAM/128GB storage) - £1149/US$1199.99/ €1249 (vs. £1199 for S20 Ultra 5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (12GB RAM/256GB storage) - £1199/US$1249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (12GB RAM/512GB storage) - £1329/US$1379.99

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 trade-in deals

Don't forget you can shave hundreds off the price when you trade in an old device. Samsung is offering up to £550 off with phone trade-ins, but will also give you money for tablets (up to £330) and smartwatches (up to £150). Find out more about Samsung's trade-in program.

Carphone Warehouse is offering up to £330 with trade-in plus an extra £100 on trade-in with S21 range purchases.

Mobiles.co.uk is also offering up to £330 when you trade in your old Samsung phone.

Vodafone's trade-in offer saves customers up to £360 on contracts when trading in a Galaxy S9 or S10, while EE's plans save customers up to £350 when trading in a fully working Galaxy S9/S9+, S8/S8+, Note 9 or Note 8.

Argos and AO is offering up to £150 on top of the standard trade-in value. AO is also offering 30% off S21 accessories.

Amazon often offers up to £400 on device trade-ins. Evaluate your device here.

Where to buy the Galaxy S21 range phones SIM-free

The S21 range phones are available to buy directly from Samsung and the following retailers:

Samsung Galaxy S21 phones

Where to buy the Galaxy S21 range phones on contract

We also expect the S21 should be available from all major network providers:

You should also be able to find contract offers on the S21 from the following retailers, many of which have cashback offers:

Vodafone customers who buy the S21 and trade in a Galaxy S9 or S10 (in a good working condition), can get a guaranteed saving of £15 per month on top of a £4 monthly discount over a 24-month term, which totals to £360 off. The offer reduces starting prices to £43 per month and £28 upfront for unlimited (Lite) data. Otherwise, plans start at £58 per month and £28 upfront for 48GB data.

EE is offering up to £350 off when you trade in the S20, S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note10, S10, S10+ or S10e, which removes the upfront cost on the 40GB data plan (£72 per month).

Sky's plans start at £36 per month with no upfront costs for 2GB of data.

Over at O2, you can get six months of free airtime on plans with 30GB data or more. You also get six months of Disney+ for free. See all O2 Galaxy S21 plans.

Best Samsung Galaxy S21 deals

  • Carphone Warehouse Best deal: 100GB data on Vodafone for £99 upfront, £39 per month
  • EE Best deal: 40GB data for £59 per month, £50 upfront; trade-in deal: 40GB data with no upfront cost, £54 per month when you trade in fully working Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note10, S10, S10+ or S10e Bundles: Plans smart benefits include Xbox Game Pass with Razer Kishi controller (total worth £218)
  • iD Mobile Best deal: 20GB data for £39.99 per month, £29.99 upfront
  • O2 Best deal: 30GB data for £49.99 per month (reduced to £20.99 first six months) and £30 upfront with 6 months of Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video (36-month term)
  • Sky Best deal: 25GB data for £42 per month (usually £45 per month), no upfront cost
  • Tesco Mobile - Best deal: £43.79 per month for 6GB data over 30 months
  • Three Best deal: Unlimited data for £59 per month (£29.50 for first six months), no upfront cost
  • Virgin Best Deal: 50GB data for £40 per month (usually £44), no upfront cost (over 36 months)
  • Vodafone Best deal: 48GB of data for £55 per month, £48 upfront; Trade in deal (save £360 on total cost): 48GB data for £40 per month, £48 upfront when you trade in working Samsung Galaxy S9 or S10 series phone
  • Verizon (US) Best deal: Trade in and save up to $600, £33.33 per month
  • AT&T (US) Best deal: Trade in and save up to $800, or $26.67 per month

Best Samsung Galaxy S21+ deals

  • Carphone Warehouse Best deal: 100GB data on Vodafone for £79 upfront, £47 per month
  • EE Best deal: 40GB data for £59 per month, £50 upfront; trade-in deal: 40GB data with no upfront cost, £54 per month when you trade in fully working Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note10, S10, S10+ or S10e Bundles: Plans with smart benefits (like Amazon Prime) include Xbox Game Pass with Razer Kishi controller (total worth £218)
  • iD Mobile Best deal: 20GB data for £41.99 per month, £99.99 upfront
  • O2 Best deal: 30GB data for £54.99 per month (reduced to £25.99 first six months) and £30 upfront with 6 months of Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video (36-month term)
  • Sky Best deal: 25GB data for £49 per month (usually £52 per month), no upfront cost
  • Tesco Mobile - 6GB of data for £50.99 per month (over 30 months)
  • Three Best deal: Unlimited data for £68 per month (£34 for first six months), no upfront cost (24 months)
  • Virgin Best Deal: 50GB data for £46 per month (usually £50), no upfront cost (over 36 months)
  • Vodafone Best deal: 24GB of data for £63 per month, £48 upfront; Trade in deal (save £360 on total cost): 48GB data for £48 per month, £48 upfront when you trade in working Samsung Galaxy S9 or S10 series phone
  • Verizon (US) - Trade in and save up to $750 and more, From $33.33 per month
  • AT&T (US) - Trade in and save up to $800, or $33.34 per month

Best Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals

  • Carphone Warehouse Best deal: 48GB data on Vodafone for £99 upfront, £51 per month
  • EE Best deal: 40GB data for £77 per month, £50 upfront; trade-in deal: 40GB data with no upfront cost, £72 per month when you trade in fully working Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note10, S10, S10+ or S10e Bundles: Plans with smart benefits (like Amazon Prime) include Xbox Game Pass with Razer Kishi controller (total worth £218)
  • iD Mobile Best deal: 20GB data for £52.99 per month, £99.99 upfront
  • O2 Best deal: 120GB data for £64.99 per month (reduced to £32.99 first six months) and £30 upfront with 6 months of Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video (36-month term), up to £350 off with trade in
  • Sky Best deal: 25GB data for £56 per month (usually £59 per month), no upfront cost
  • Tesco Mobile - 6GB for £58.79 per month (30 months)
  • Three Best deal: Unlimited data for £76 per month (£38 for first six months), no upfront cost (24 months)
  • Virgin Best Deal: 50GB data for £52 per month (usually £56), no upfront cost (over 36 months)
  • Vodafone Best deal: Unlimited data for £75 per month, £29 upfront; Trade in deal (save £360 on total cost): 48GB data for £48 per month, £48 upfront when you trade in working Samsung Galaxy S9 or S10 series phone
  • Verizon (US) - Trade in and save up to $750 and more, from $40 per month
  • AT&T (US) - Trade in and save up to $800, from $40 per month

We're comparing all the best phones on the market in our dedicated chart if you want to see what the S21 is up against. For the best phone deals of the month across all top devices see this useful round-up

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About the Galaxy S21 range

The 6.2in S21 and 6.7in S21+ phones, both with Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays, feature triple camera set-ups on the rear crowned with a massive 64Mp telephoto sensor. This sits alongside a 12Mp wide and 12Mp ultrawide lens.

Both phones also feature a 10Mp front-facing camera, a figure that leaps to a whopping 40Mp sensor on the S21 Ultra. As for the S21 Ultra, you can expect a quad-camera set-up on the back, with an incredible 108Mp wide lens, a 12Mp ultrawide lens, and not one but two additional telephoto lens at 10Mp each.

Battery specs jump to a beastly 5000mAh on the S21 Ultra – fitting, to power the large 6.8in WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with S-Pen support. The S21+ and S21 offer 4800mAh and 4000mAh batteries, respectively. All phones support Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging and Fast Wireless Charging. To get further into the technical details of the new Galaxy S21 range phones, see this handy article.