Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 32Gb (Sim-free) for £599.99 at CPW
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 32Gb (Sim-free) for £599.99 at CPW

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Found 20th Aug 2015
Carphone Warehouse are taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (sim-free) at some of the cheapest prices I've seen:

32Gb model in Black or Gold - £599.99 (Samsung selling it online for £749.00)
64Gb model in Black or Gold - £679.99 (Samsung selling it online for £829.00)

I'm not sure if this qualifies for any of the Quidco cashback deals associated with CPW at the moment, perhaps someone else would like to confirm?

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they currently selling the normal s6 edge for the same price, seems like a good deal

Original Poster

Looking at the website, they're selling the normal s6 edge 64gb for £699, £20 more than the 64gb edge+

I wonder if it's some kind of admin mistake on the website? I hope they honour the prices though, mine is already ordered! ;-)

£699 for a fone. It just seems nuts.

Original Poster

Try £829 for a phone! That's what Samsung are asking for on their website!

it is really nuts but I've preordered it too like a moron

Hopefully folk won't find they are charged £829, and have their time wasted (or even charged double what they paid)....

Can happen, as when I Ordered the recent Smatchwatch 3 deal with them...


DonkeyKonk
Utter bumholes
Just wasted an hour of my life in Cpw,
As mentioned earlier I had paid £94.99 to pick up instore, and initial email confirmed this, but subsequent ones showed £190.
They confirmed it was £190 and couldn't help me directly instore....even though they saw my original email, etc
...
Well after a lot of messing about, using my phone for about half an hour as their store phone doesn't get through, and being passed between staff, etc, I and a voucher being applied to my account, etc...
I just had enough, got a £190 refund and walked off.
Awful CS, Awful.
Shocking customer service. Did you show the manager your initial email showing £94.99?

Yup.

I have lodged a complaint etc. They have got back to me saying sorry, etc and that the staff should have used the voucher to give me the discount there and then.
I have a copy of the emails between us and will probably post here (edited etc) for any similar deals to warn others to be wary (this thread is kind of dead now).

They have given me a chance now to buy it at £94.99 (special code given to me), but they did not provide, as I had suggested, any kind of extra discount for a kind of compensation for my time, and having my phone being used for nearly half an hour, so I turned the offer down and told them why (even if they offered me £10 it would have been something).

I was not too bothered about the watch really, just wanted to try it out and seems a good deal. So now I am waiting on my refund of £189 to come through (should be fine), but that if I did not have that much money in my bank account, etc.

Really bad CS, all round. Told them I would buy from Amazon in future.

Original Poster

I can rationalise the cost to myself by taking into account that I'll get about £100-125 back for trading in my Galaxy Note 3, but even about £550 will make a lot of people balk.

We morons are a special breed! :-P

Original Poster

Cripes DonkeyKonk! That's a horror story.

I suppose the best we can do is just preorder at this price in good faith and hope that CPW honour their stated price when the time comes...

lol which colour you go for? I went for the black

youtu.be/-n0…Da8

Original Poster

Yup, me too. Once you go black, you never go back!

when do they take the money out btw?

Original Poster

That's a good question. If they haven't taken it already, then they'll probably take it around the time the phone is despatched, or just before.

rodman

£529 with O2 … £529 with O2 refreshhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-edge-plus-32gb-o2-refresh-529-99-2265905#comments




That is the galaxy S6 Edge they have released the S6 Edge Plus Last week

Original Poster

DBoniface, it looks like rodman's deal is for the Plus 32Gb model. ;-)

Edited by: "Lukasx123" 20th Aug 2015

Lukasx123

DBoniface, it looks like rodman's deal is for the Plus 32Gb model. ;-)




Your right my bad haha good spot

I'm going to Vegas on Wednesday and I can get an S6 edge plus 32gb for ~£500.
Does anyone know if there are any downsides to buying in the US other than the plug? From what I can tell, the S6 edge plus will have all of the LTE bands I need for my network (three)

Maffew

I'm going to Vegas on Wednesday and I can get an S6 edge plus 32gb for … I'm going to Vegas on Wednesday and I can get an S6 edge plus 32gb for ~£500.Does anyone know if there are any downsides to buying in the US other than the plug? From what I can tell, the S6 edge plus will have all of the LTE bands I need for my network (three)


I would just make certain on that it is the same model you've seen the specs on especially as most American 4g networks are incompatible with European ones.

Also you may struggle to buy one sim free in most stores.

Maffew

I'm going to Vegas on Wednesday and I can get an S6 edge plus 32gb for … I'm going to Vegas on Wednesday and I can get an S6 edge plus 32gb for ~£500.Does anyone know if there are any downsides to buying in the US other than the plug? From what I can tell, the S6 edge plus will have all of the LTE bands I need for my network (three)



I got a zenfone 2 in the US. Checked that the bands were available as used in the UK manually but also used willmyphonework.net doesn't look like this phone is listed there yet though unfortunately. I haven't had any problems getting 4g from any network.

£600 is supposed to be a good for a phone...lol!

Original Poster

True, it is crazy money! But then I use my phone so frequently, and in so many different ways, it ultimately pays for itself many times over. It's priced higher than what I paid for my TV, but then I use it so much more than my TV.

Folks who won't make the most of the features and specs are better off going for a cheaper, less premium handset - there do seem to be handsets at every price point, to suit every type of user these days.

£600 for this handset, at this time, is the best price I've seen. I'm sure it'll come down in price soon enough, possibly when the new iPhones are unveiled in September...

Edited by: "Lukasx123" 21st Aug 2015

bankerscum

£699 for a fone. It just seems nuts.



​Sure, but people are also happy to spend £100 upfront and £40/month for 24 months to buy something like this on contract.

I'd be much happier spending £700 up front and £140 on my cheapy three contract over the same time.

Or, you know, keeping it in my pants for five minutes until all the I-need-it-NOW children have got bored of theirs, and pick one up at half the price, nearly new.

How can I buy the Note 5? I was really looking forward to that and its not coming to the UK

£600 for a SAMSUNG smart device. LOL
Edited by: "iwo" 21st Aug 2015

shop.ee.co.uk/mob…ils

EE shop selling for £29.99 upfront and £19.99 per month.

Only 1gb of data though.

Original Poster

Samsung have really made some questionable decisions with regard to the direction they have decided to take the Note range. I have owned a Note 2, then a Note 3. I didn't jump on the Note 4 because it didn't seem to offer any revolutionary new functionality that appealed to me, and now with the much maligned loss of the SD Card slot, and the fixed battery, it's going to lose a lot of what made it uniquely popular.

On the other hand, I'm very enthusiastic about the S6 Edge Plus, because whilst I loved the big screen, raw power and SD card slot of the Note, the one feature I didn't feel I was really making best use of was the stylus and freehand functionality. So, by keeping all the features I liked the Note for, and stripping off the ones I didn't really use, I'm hoping this handset will give me the 'Note experience' I've enjoyed from my previous two phones, but without paying out for features I'm not interested in.

I imagine this is the case for many others, which is why they've come up with this Plus model. Of course, limiting the release of the Note will leave a lot of 'true' Note users out in the cold, and may end up being a strategic mistake for Samsung, leaving them without that niche they had established with the Note.

If they start limiting the territories they will release the Note to, then it could spell the gradual decline of the model. That would be a real shame, as I believe it is the best freehand-capable handset available.

I was stunned that Samsung were selling the S6 Edge Plus for £829 on their website! It seems a lot if you think if it as a stripped down Note model. I suppose putting the edge technology on it is what has kept the price so high. Personally, I would ha e released a non-edge S6 Plus option as well.
Edited by: "Lukasx123" 21st Aug 2015

I pay £18 a month for unlimited data on a month by month contract, to get an iPhone 6 64GB (because 16gb is not enough) it costs £51 a month plus £100 upfront, that's 1324 over 24 months. Compare that to the £432 I pay over that same period, plus I can quit any time I want and it means the network have to offer a better service if we're all free to quit at any time.

For that money I can buy a Motorola X Style which has a Micro SD Slot and it only comes to £792 with my month by month plan of unlimited data. That means I'll be able to sell it the next year for around £200 (if I keep it nice) and it'll effectively be £592 I spent, then I can get next years model and still come to under £1000.

I do not get why people would pay £600 for a phone that cost less than £200 to make. I get they have to make profits, but they make so much profit, Apple especially just make so much money, they should be the ones reducing their prices since they have iTunes and the App store where they make the bulk of it.

Phones like the Motorola X Style just prove how much we're being ripped off, they can make a phone with specs every bit as good, yet they're charging far less and still making profit.

Ice cold because no good deal involves a £600 phone. Why even bother coming onto a site like this if you're gonna spend that much on a phone?

bankerscum

£699 for a fone. It just seems nuts.


actually £599, you have 6 likes from nuts people

Lukasx123

Samsung have really made some questionable decisions with regard to the … Samsung have really made some questionable decisions with regard to the direction they have decided to take the Note range. I have owned a Note 2, then a Note 3. I didn't jump on the Note 4 because it didn't seem to offer any revolutionary new functionality that appealed to me, and now with the much maligned loss of the SD Card slot, and the fixed battery, it's going to lose a lot of what made it uniquely popular.




Tbh though Android is making Micro SD Cards more and more useless, OEMS hate them because most people buy them off Amazon and eBay, where you'll probably get a counterfeit or a slow one. The Internal Storage of the GS6 is around 320MBps sequential and the various other storage benchmarks are wayyyy above what Micro SD cards can do. Most people will buy a Micro SD card that's 30MBps, you can get them as bad as 4MBps even if they advertise faster, the really expensive good ones will top out at 90MBps. The main problem though is their random read times, which is crucial for multitasking especially, even the top ones will be only 10Mbps, the GS6 70Mbps and write 1.5MBps with the GS6 being 20MBps.

So Micro SD cards will cause lag if say you store photos on them and use those photos in backgrounds, or when you want to access them. If you have a lot of things on them, the OS is constantly trying to get data from it, you'll get lot of that lag/stutter. That is why they get rid of them, not only are they a potential security risk, but they are a main factor into why people always go on about lag. So you're getting a better deal if you just buy a 64GB version instead of wanting a 32GB + Micro SD, especially considering the speed differences, the fact you can install everything to internal and you only have to deal with one partition.

As for the removable battery, whocares? I don't know a single person who has two batteries, the official ones are so expensive and buying a cheap Chinese one is no good. It's not even convenient to keep taking off a back cover, which will warp and become loose over time.Your internal battery is good for three years before it starts losing a noticeable about of efficiency, usually people blame the battery when really it's just an update they downloaded or a bugged app running in the background.

Who has their phone for 3 years? Besides it's easy to replace the battery, just get a hairdryer to the back, lift up the rear and you're in.

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slannmage

Tbh though Android is making Micro SD Cards more and more useless, OEMS … Tbh though Android is making Micro SD Cards more and more useless, OEMS hate them because most people buy them off Amazon and eBay, where you'll probably get a counterfeit or a slow one. The Internal Storage of the GS6 is around 320MBps sequential and the various other storage benchmarks are wayyyy above what Micro SD cards can do. Most people will buy a Micro SD card that's 30MBps, you can get them as bad as 4MBps even if they advertise faster, the really expensive good ones will top out at 90MBps. The main problem though is their random read times, which is crucial for multitasking especially, even the top ones will be only 10Mbps, the GS6 70Mbps and write 1.5MBps with the GS6 being 20MBps. So Micro SD cards will cause lag if say you store photos on them and use those photos in backgrounds, or when you want to access them. If you have a lot of things on them, the OS is constantly trying to get data from it, you'll get lot of that lag/stutter. That is why they get rid of them, not only are they a potential security risk, but they are a main factor into why people always go on about lag. So you're getting a better deal if you just buy a 64GB version instead of wanting a 32GB + Micro SD, especially considering the speed differences, the fact you can install everything to internal and you only have to deal with one partition.As for the removable battery, whocares? I don't know a single person who has two batteries, the official ones are so expensive and buying a cheap Chinese one is no good. It's not even convenient to keep taking off a back cover, which will warp and become loose over time.Your internal battery is good for three years before it starts losing a noticeable about of efficiency, usually people blame the battery when really it's just an update they downloaded or a bugged app running in the background. Who has their phone for 3 years? Besides it's easy to replace the battery, just get a hairdryer to the back, lift up the rear and you're in.



I take your point about the technical issues with removable media, but why take away the ability to add removable memory, AND reduce the maximum internal capacity to 64gb, particularly when you're already offering 128gb on a smaller handset?

Likewise, why remove the ability to swap batteries, then downgrade from 3200mah to 3000mah?

I appreciate the strides Samsung are making with fast charging technology, but it's not much use when you're out and about with no access to power sockets, and not wanting to be weighed down and bulked out with portable power packs.
Edited by: "Lukasx123" 21st Aug 2015

I feel a price war coming on.

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commenter14

Ice cold because no good deal involves a £600 phone. Why even bother … Ice cold because no good deal involves a £600 phone. Why even bother coming onto a site like this if you're gonna spend that much on a phone?



A 'good deal' involves finding a competitive sale price for a product that is comparably cheaper than what other vendors are offering it for.

The actual price of the product is irrelevant.

Perhaps you're mistaking the finding of a good deal on a high-end product for simply making a compromise, and opting for an alternative lower-end product instead?

Even people buying expensive items want to get the best possible price. ;-)


Edited by: "Lukasx123" 21st Aug 2015

shaky1910

£600 is supposed to be a good for a phone...lol!



In comparison to a contract it is a good deal

I'm going to be getting this phone when it's released. £59.99 up front and £50 a month is the package I'm going for (Hoping to haggle somewhat and get it down) Over the 24-month period it's going to cost me £1244.74

Compare this to buying this for £600 up front. With a comparable Sim costing £15 a month (Which is a rolling 30-day contract). But lets say you keep this for 24 months. The total cost will be £960. A saving of just under £300 over the 24 months.

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alexchegwin

I feel a price war coming on.



That would be very handy! :-D

Reading1991

In comparison to a contract it is a good dealI'm going to be getting this … In comparison to a contract it is a good dealI'm going to be getting this phone when it's released. £59.99 up front and £50 a month is the package I'm going for (Hoping to haggle somewhat and get it down) Over the 24-month period it's going to cost me £1244.74Compare this to buying this for £600 up front. With a comparable Sim costing £15 a month (Which is a rolling 30-day contract). But lets say you keep this for 24 months. The total cost will be £960. A saving of just under £300 over the 24 months.



What sort of sim package are you looking for? I have pre-ordered from the CPW for £220 upfront on a £27 a month tariff which allows for unlimited calls, texts and 2gb data on EE. The sim would be £17.00 a month normally. So total cost £868 with the sim. Sort of like paying the above £600 for the phone but then only £268 for 24 months contract works out about £11 a month for a decent contract - i thinks not too bad? Oh and that came with the wireless charger too.

slannmage

I pay £18 a month for unlimited data on a month by month contract, to get … I pay £18 a month for unlimited data on a month by month contract, to get an iPhone 6 64GB (because 16gb is not enough) it costs £51 a month plus £100 upfront, that's 1324 over 24 months. Compare that to the £432 I pay over that same period, plus I can quit any time I want and it means the network have to offer a better service if we're all free to quit at any time.For that money I can buy a Motorola X Style which has a Micro SD Slot and it only comes to £792 with my month by month plan of unlimited data. That means I'll be able to sell it the next year for around £200 (if I keep it nice) and it'll effectively be £592 I spent, then I can get next years model and still come to under £1000. I do not get why people would pay £600 for a phone that cost less than £200 to make. I get they have to make profits, but they make so much profit, Apple especially just make so much money, they should be the ones reducing their prices since they have iTunes and the App store where they make the bulk of it. Phones like the Motorola X Style just prove how much we're being ripped off, they can make a phone with specs every bit as good, yet they're charging far less and still making profit.



I'm with you on this one. I buy a sim only deal and buy the handset separate, which works out much cheaper than buying a handset contract.
As long as the sheep continue to follow the phone manufacturers will continue charging huge amounts.
All said and done the Galaxy S6 Edge is a amazing piece of kit but I will wait for the price to drop to a reasonable price

wadz

I'm with you on this one. I buy a sim only deal and buy the handset … I'm with you on this one. I buy a sim only deal and buy the handset separate, which works out much cheaper than buying a handset contract. As long as the sheep continue to follow the phone manufacturers will continue charging huge amounts. All said and done the Galaxy S6 Edge is a amazing piece of kit but I will wait for the price to drop to a reasonable price



Yeah, the GS6 dropped to £410 pretty quick after launch and the Lg G4 will be as steel come Sept. That phone isn't selling, it'll have competition with the Motorola X Style and the Nexus and new iPhones... I bet it'll be £299 like the G3 was at that point.

Bluebergice

What sort of sim package are you looking for? I have pre-ordered from the … What sort of sim package are you looking for? I have pre-ordered from the CPW for £220 upfront on a £27 a month tariff which allows for unlimited calls, texts and 2gb data on EE. The sim would be £17.00 a month normally. So total cost £868 with the sim. Sort of like paying the above £600 for the phone but then only £268 for 24 months contract works out about £11 a month for a decent contract - i thinks not too bad? Oh and that came with the wireless charger too.



I go through Data like you wouldn't believe. Thus I need plenty of it. The plan I've found is £59.99 up front and £50 a month for Unlimited Calls and Texts and 10GB of Data with Vidafone. If there's a better deal out there I'd be chuffed but unfortunately I've estimated I need at least 8GB of Data and that's at a premium

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Bluebergice

[quote=Reading1991]What sort of sim package are you looking for? I have … [quote=Reading1991]What sort of sim package are you looking for? I have pre-ordered from the CPW for £220 upfront on a £27 a month tariff which allows for unlimited calls, texts and 2gb data on EE. The sim would be £17.00 a month normally. So total cost £868 with the sim. Sort of like paying the above £600 for the phone but then only £268 for 24 months contract works out about £11 a month for a decent contract - i thinks not too bad? Oh and that came with the wireless charger too.


Take my example. I want all-you-can-eat data and device tethering. Three offer the best data tariffs.

The tariff I would have to go for with Three for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ 64GB would be £56 per month (x24) = £1344. To be fair, it also comes with all-you-can-eat minutes, but this is overkill for me.

Plus an upfront payment of £99. So, a total of £1443 over 24 months.

My current 1-month rolling contract costs £23 per month and gives me unlimited data and 600 minutes (enough for my needs).

So, 24 months at £23 = £552 + £679 for the handset = £1231 total (saving me £212 over 24 months) , plus no 24 month commitment.

Everyone is different, but this setup works best for me. ;-)
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