With the mass of options available, it can be difficult to decide which Samsung phone is right for you. We’ve compiled a helpful list of the various features and benefits of different handsets, so you can find the perfect Samsung phone.
Samsung has been breaking mobile boundaries since the beginning, so regardless of what you want from your phone, you can be assured that this Android flagship has a mobile for you.
Released not too long ago in August 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the newest and largest phone on offer. This phone is so large it almost ventures into tablet territory, and with a super long battery life, high megapixel cameras, and lots of storage, this is the best phone Samsung has right now.
Retailing at around £1170, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers multiple features for a phone user to enjoy:
Size: 6.9 inches
Processor: Snapdragon 865 Plus / Exynos 990
Rear: 108MP, 12MP, 12MP
Storage: 12GB, 128GB, 512GB
One of the most impressive features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the S Pen, which allows you to touch the screen with sensitive responsiveness. The latency has been reduced to 9ms, meaning it will drag and disrupt less on the screen.
The camera also has a 50x zoom capability to capture beautiful landscapes with crystal clear imagery. The rear 12MP camera has a laser autofocus sensor to ensure photos are clear and stabilised.
Though the price point is high, you’re paying for the most advanced technology Samsung has to offer.
Released in August 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is the second largest smartphone, after the 20 Ultra. Retailing at £899, the Note 10+ has multiple features to provide users with a computer-like experience:
Size: 6.8 inches
Processor: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825
Rear: 12MP, 16MP, 12MP
Storage: 12GB, 256GB, 512GB
The S Pen stylus sets this Note 10+ apart from other smartphones, allowing users to tap and swipe across the large amoled display screen with ease and sensitivity.
It’s a fast and reliable performing Android phone, with a powerful processor and enough RAM to support any task. Its everlasting battery life and fast 25-watt charger means you won’t be rushing to plug it in every few hours. Check out our post to see more phones with the best battery life.
And with its giant 6.9 screen, this phablet-like smartphone is a great option for large display lovers.
Released in 2014, the S5 Mini is Samsung’s smallest smartphone. Perfect for fans of the iPhone SE, 5, and below, the S5 Mini is good for people who like a compact, portable phone.
Size: 4.5 inches
Storage: 12GB / 16GB / 64GB
This tiny phone will slide easily into any pocket or handbag as an accessible, travel-friendly handset. Though the small screen might be off-putting for some, others may enjoy the tinier display and lightweight device.
Although the cameras and battery life aren’t as effective as others on this list, the S5 Mini only retails at around £200, making it a steal for anyone looking for an ultra-portable Samsung phone.
If you’re concerned about the S5 Mini’s battery life, don’t worry, there’s plenty of ways to make your battery last longer.
This 2015 phone retails at around £145, making it the cheapest Samsung phone on the market (that’s not refurbished or second-hand).
Size: 5 inches
Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 chipset
Storage: 8GB, 128GB
If you’re concerned about price, but still want a reliable Android handset, the J5 is a good option for you.
The display is bright and colourful, and the J5 is known to produce vivid photos, even in low light. Despite only having one rear camera, as opposed to the triple cameras on newer handsets, the J5 still takes good photos, and has expandable storage if you feel 8GB isn’t enough. Its battery life isn’t half bad too if you only plan to use your phone for a couple of hours a day.
If you’re looking for more cheap handsets, check out our post on the best phones for under £200.
While the 20 Ultra is the fastest and newest Samsung, the Galaxy S10 is one of the most powerful Samsung handsets to date. Released in early 2019, the S10 can be found online for around £400-£500.
Size: 6.1 inches
Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855
Rear: 12MP, 12MP, 16MP
Front: 8MP, 10MP
Storage: 128Gb, 512GB
The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor means that the S10 is a speedy and capable device.
The 3400mAh battery can carry the phone for most of the day, but if it does run out of charge, the S10 is supported by Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. This means it will charge a lot faster than older devices which don’t have this feature.
The biggest and most impressive feature of the Galaxy S10 is probably its 5G connectivity. This will make internet browsing, streaming, and downloading super fast in comparison to 3G and 4G enabled devices. 5G is around 10-20x faster than 4G. Of course, your network has to support 5G, as well as provide it in your area, but coverage is improving all the time.
Regardless of what you’re looking for from your Android device, any one of these Samsung phones would be a solid and reliable choice.
For the best, newest release: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
For a large screen: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
For the smallest screen: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
For the most budget-friendly: Samsung Galaxy J5
For a fast phone: Samsung Galaxy S10
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