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Which Samsung smartphone is right for you?

Samsung is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, rivalling Apple and their iPhone range. Founded in 1938, Samsung has been the leading provider of Android devices for years, but which one of their phones is right for you?

With such a wide variety of Samsung models on the market, it can be difficult to know which one would be the best pick for you. But this flagship brand has been breaking boundaries since the beginning, so regardless of what you’re looking for in a phone, you can rest assured that Samsung has something for everybody. 

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra

Best overall - Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

One of the newest smartphones available right now, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (with 5G) is our top pick from this Android manufacturer. With a huge screen, powerful cameras, long battery life, and massive storage options, what’s not to love about the S21 Ultra?
 

Price

From £1,144.99 

Size

6.8 inch screen

75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9mm

Cameras

Rear 

108MP Wide

12MP Ultra Wide

10MP Telephoto (3x)

10MP Telephoto (10x)
 

Front

40MP
 

8K video

Battery

5,000mAh

Storage

128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Processor

CPU speed Octa-core

5G Compatibility 

Yes


The S21 Ultra also comes with S Pen compatibility, so you can use your screen with a stylus, allowing you to write notes and navigate your home screen more fluidly. 

This device is also good for photography fanatics, with Hybrid Optical Zoom up to 30x, giving you the ability to take clear, vivid, and detailed pictures from afar. It also has a 108MP sensor that can naturally adjust lighting to achieve a rich quality. 

Though the price point is high, you’re paying for the most advanced technology Samsung has to offer. 

 

Budget-friendly options

 

Samsung Galaxy A03S

Samsung Galaxy A03S

If you’re after a Samsung phone, you can’t get more budget-friendly than this. The Galaxy A03S came out just last year and will only set you back £140! For this price you’ll still get a speedy handset with a decent camera that won’t leave you disappointed. 

Price

£140 from Asda

Display

Infinity-V Display with HD+ technology

6.5 inch TFT  screen

1600 x 720 resolution

Size

H = 166.5mm

W = 75.9mm

D = 9.2mm

Weight

198 grams

Camera

On the back

13MP Main Camera, 2MP Macro Camera, 2MP Depth Camera

On the front

5MP Camera

Chip

MT6765 CPU

Battery

5,000mAh

Storage

32GB

Operating system

Android 11

5G Compatibility 

No

 

Samsung Galaxy A22

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

 

Available for just over £200, the Galaxy A22 5G is fantastic value for money. With its powerful triple rear camera, 5G compatibility and long-lasting battery, you’re set wherever your day may take you. 

Price

£208.99 from Asda

Display

Infinity-V Display

6.6 inch TFT  screen

2400 x 1080 resolution

Size

H = 167.2mm

W = 76.4mm

D = 9.0mm

Weight

203 grams

Camera

On the back

Triple camera: 48MP Main, 5MP Ultra Wide, 2MP Depth

On the front

13MP Camera

Chip

Octa-core MT6853V CPU

Battery

5,000mAh

Storage

64GB

Operating system

Android 11

5G Compatibility 

Yes

 

Samsung Galaxy A32

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

If you’ve got slightly more to spend, the A32 5G is a worthwhile step up. 

Compared to the A22, you’ll get extra screen protection (thanks to Gorilla Glass), an extra macro lens for ultra-detailed photography, and an upgraded selfie camera. It’s also upgradable to Android 12. 

Take a look at the full specs below. 

Price

£248.99 from Asda

Display

Infinity-V Display with HD+ technology

6.5 inch TFT  LCD screen (protected with Gorilla Glass)

1600 x 720 resolution

Size

H = 164.2mm

W = 76.1mm

D = 9.1mm

Weight

205 grams

Camera

On the back

Quad camera: 48MP Main, 8MP Ultra Wide, 5MP Macro, 2MP Depth

On the front

13MP Camera

Chip

Octa-core MT6853V CPU

Battery

5,000mAh

Storage

64GB

Operating system

Android 11 (upgradable to Android 12)

5G Compatibility 

Yes

 

Samsung Galaxy A41

For such a cheap price, the Samsung Galaxy A41 is an absolute steal! With triple rear cameras and a decent front camera, a 3,500mAh battery, and a large 6.1 Infinity-U display, you’re not missing out on any of the fun features from Android. 

With both a 2.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 5.0, you don’t have to compromise on how to listen to your music and podcasts either.

Price

£200 - £250

Size

6.1 inch screen

149.9 x 69.8 x 7.9mm

Cameras

Rear

48MP Wide

8MP Ultra Wide

5MP Depth
 

Front

25MP Wide
 

Video recording

Battery

3,500mAh

Storage

64GB

Processor

Octa-core

5G Compatibility 

No

 

 

Largest screen - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Released in August 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the largest model on offer, almost venturing into tablet territory. If you’re looking for a smartphone that will allow you to watch films and play games all day, this is the phone you’re looking for!
 

Price

From £1,179

Size

6.9 inch screen

164.80 x 77.20 x 8.10mm

Cameras

Rear

108MP Wide

12MP Ultra Wide

12MP Telephoto
 

Front

10MP Selfie
 

8K video recording

Battery

4,500mAh

Storage

256GB or 512GB

Processor

Octa-core Exynos 990

5G Compatibility 

Yes


This model’s camera has a 50x Space Zoom capability to capture beautiful landscapes with crystal clear imagery. A laser autofocus sensor is attached to the rear 12MP camera, which ensures photos are clear and stabilised. 

Additionally, the Note 20 Ultra comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which is currently the toughest glass you can get in a smartphone. 

 

 

Smallest screen - Samsung Galaxy S10e

If you’re searching for a small phone, without sacrificing everything that Samsung phones have to offer, look no further than the Galaxy S10e. Size isn’t everything!
 

Price

£300 - £500

Size

5.8 inch screen

142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm

Cameras

Rear

12MP Main

16MP Ultra Wide
 

Front

10MP
 

4K video recording

Battery

3,100mAh

Storage

128GB

Processor

Octa-core

5G Compatibility 

No


The S10e is small enough to be portable, but large enough to still offer a good viewing experience. With a 3,100mAh battery that can still last all day with average use, the S10e also doesn’t sacrifice on camera quality or the storage space to file all of your photos and videos. 

Even though it’s not 5G compatible, 4G will still be fast enough for the majority of users. And for £300 - £500 from various online retailers, it’s a good bargain for a handy model. 

 

Samsung Z FLIP3

Best foldable phone - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

Arguably Samsung’s coolest looking phone to date! With a clamshell design straight out of the noughties, you’ll be turning heads with the Z Flip3. 

Don’t let the old-school design fool you, this is innovative technology at its finest. Samsung has somehow created a strong and durable foldable screen that doesn’t compromise on display quality. It’s also packed full of other goodies, such as its digital cover display for showing (and controlling) what matters most to you. 

If you want to stand out in the crowd, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is the phone for you. 

Price

£945.99+ from Asda

Display

6.7 inch FHD+ AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Folding display (protected with Gorilla Glass)

2640 x 1080 resolution

Size

Folded

H = 86.4mm

W = 72.2mm

D = 17.1mm (hinge) - 15.9mm (sagging)


Unfolded

H = 166mm

W = 72.2mm

D = 6.9mm

Weight

183 grams

Camera

On the back

12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 12MP Wide-angle Camera

On the front

10MP Camera

Chip

Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G

Battery

3,300mAh

Supports fast wireless charging

Storage

128GB / 256GB

Operating system

Android 11 (upgradable to Android 12)

5G Compatibility 

Yes

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Fast and dependable - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Although the newest models will always be the fastest, if you’re not overly concerned about having the most recent smartphone (and paying the price for it!), but still want a guaranteed fast model, then the S20 FE might be right for you. 
 

Price

£696.99 

Size

6.5 inch screen

Cameras

Rear

12MP Ultra Wide

12MP Wide-angle

8MP Telephoto
 

Front

32MP

Battery

4,500mAh

Storage

128GB

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

5G Compatibility 

Yes


This model is fast enough to take on all of the tasks you ask of it, with a speedy Snapdragon processor (one of the fastest going around), the latest S20 chipset for fast data speeds, and an enhanced NPU (neural processor) for seamless navigation between apps. 

Enjoy 25W Super Fast and 2.0 wireless charging too, so you can get back into your immersive Infinity-O display in no time. 

Noteworthy mentions

There’s more to Samsung than just these five recommendations, and there’s a reason the brand is one of the best in the world. They have a massive range of powerful phones to select from. Other noteworthy mentions include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ with a 6.8 inch screen, triple rear camera, 4,300mAh battery life, and 512GB storage
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 as one of the cheapest and smallest Samsung’s on the market, at around £145 from various retailers for a 5 inch screen, 2,600mAh battery, and 128GB storage
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 with a 6.1 inch screen, Snapdragon processor, triple rear camera, 3,400mAh battery, and 5G compatibility 

If Samsung isn’t the right brand for you, why not check out our other guides?

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