March 25, 2019
Samsung is one of the biggest players in the world of phones, selling models ranging from the wallet-busting S10 flagship to the cheap-and-cheerful J-series.
If you’re looking at buying a Samsung phone, you should expect top-drawer screen quality and impressive battery life. However, when compared to phones from rivals such as Google or Apple, Samsung phones typically don’t have the same seamless user experience thanks to their insistence on bloatware.
Don’t let this put you off Samsung phones for good, though, as the Korean company makes some of the best phones on sale across a range of price points.
In this guide, we’ll cover:
- Which is the best Samsung phone? – We round up the phone giant’s best models
- Are Samsung phones good? – A deep dive into the Samsung brand, and whether you should put your faith in its phones
- Samsung Galaxy S10 – The company’s newest flagship, which might be one of the best phones on sale
- Samsung Galaxy S10e – The budget version of the S10, but it's still a great phone
- Samsung Galaxy S10+ – The bigger version of the S10. However, it might be a bit too expensive
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – Last year’s phone is still a mighty impressive bit of kit
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – A big phone ideal for power users, but it won’t suit everyone
- Samsung Galaxy A6 – A great mid-range option
- Samsung Galaxy J7 – An impressive sub-$300 phone
- Incredible display
- Fantastic cameras
- Super-fast processor
- Micro-SD card slot and headphone jack make it very user-friendly
- Samsung is slow to issue software updates
- Cheaper than most of the competition
- Very similar features and specs to the more expensive S10
- A great choice if you’re not keen on Samsung’s curved screens
- Samsung can be slow to issue software updates
- Huge, bright, impressive screen
- Extra depth-sensing front camera should give better selfies and face recognition
- Larger battery will help it last even longer than the S10
- Very expensive
- Might simply be too large for some people
- Remarkable value
- Fantastic display
- Strong camera
- Software rollouts can be patchy
- You’ll notice the difference when comparing it to an S10
- Fantastic large screen
- Powerful chipset
- Unique stylus opens up loads of new interactions
- Large battery will easily give you more than a day’s worth of power
- Very expensive
- Very large
- Good range of premium features
- Micro-SD card storage and headphone jack
- Materials aren’t quite as premium as other phones
- Isn’t as powerful as other Samsung phones
- Incredibly cheap
- Decent camera quality
- Good-sized battery
- Lackluster materials
- No fingerprint sensor
- Screen isn’t the best
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