Best Samsung Android phones (2015 edition)


Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has always stood out with its prolific portfolio consisting of a myriad of different devices tailoring to every customer and every price. With heated competition from Apple and emerging companies from China, though, Samsung has gone back to the drawing board to come up with a much more focused Android smartphone lineup in 2015.

We have already started to see the results with the sleek-looking new Samsung A series of metal phones, as well as a brand new Galaxy E affordable family of devices.

You might still wonder, though, what are the very best Samsung phones so far in 2015, and we’ve summed them up, dividing them by price and appeal. Take a look.

Premium

Samsung Galaxy S6

Price: not announced | Galaxy S6 rumor round-up

The upcoming Galaxy S6 has leaked profoundly, and it’s clear that it is the star of the 2015 Samsung show. Carrying the internal codename ‘Project Zero’, the Galaxy S6 is a ground-up redesign with a metal frame, a 5.1” display, and - likely - a 20-megapixel camera. All of this will run on the newest of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, and come with an overhauled version of TouchWiz, trimmed out of all fat.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Price: $749.99 | Note 4 Review

Samsung has kickstarted the phablet category with its Note series, and the Note 4 is the most powerful handset in the series. The 5.7-inch Quad HD phone offers a powerful Snapdragon 805 system chip, a 16-megapixel shooter that consistently ranks as one of the best cameras on a handset, and a massive 32GB of internal storage.


Mid-range

Samsung Galaxy A series (Galaxy A7, A5, A3)

Price: not on sale yet | $404.99 | $309.99

The new Galaxy A series stand out with sleek, thin and sturdy, metal bodies that chart the way towards the new face of Samsung in 2015.

The Galaxy A7, Samsung thinnest phone ever, will go on sale in most markets in the following weeks, and it offers a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution, an impressively slim 6.3mm body, and it runs on the upper-range Snapdragon 610 64-bit chip.

The Galaxy A5 is available right now and stands right in the middle of the company’s portfolio. A 5” Super AMOLED creation with a 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 chip with 2 gigs of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera, it is a phone that should please the masses.

The Galaxy A3 offers the slimness and style of the A series at the lowest price. It’s a smaller, 4.5-inch qHD phone with a Snapdragon 410 system chip and an 8-megapixel camera.


Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Price: $459.00 | Galaxy Alpha Review

The Galaxy Alpha was the earliest sign that change in the design language of Samsung phone is coming. Launched late last year, it offers a very good performance in a compact body: a 4.7” Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution, Samsung’s own Exynos 5 5430 octa-core chip, and a 12-megapixel camera.


Affordable

Samsung Galaxy E5

Price: $319.99

Looking down to the most affordable tier of Samsung phones, the new E series is a great illustration of where the company is going here. The Galaxy E series follows the styling of the Galaxy A family, but lacks the sturdy metal build. The Galaxy E5 features a 5” 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, and it runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 system chip.

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19 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You forgot Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Note Edge, Grand 3.

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

The Edge is a bit of an experiment, but I'm glad you mention it - definitely interesting devices.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They all look the same.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dam samsung is getting a s**t load of hype. it is way too much. htc and sony gets like 1 in 2 weeks but samsung is every 6 hours. too much hype = alot of disappointment

6. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

and nobody give a s**t to HTC and Sony, the stocks are piling up in my store right now. while on the other hand, Samsung Lenovo Huawei and Xiaomi is selling like crazy everyday, until the level which I dont have enough stock for customers.

11. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Sadly you are right...

5. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Galaxy market prices without telco contract: S5 : 415 USD Alpha : 360 USD A7 : 420 USD Note 4 : 610 USD S4 (non-LTE) : 290 USD Note Edge : 770 USD only 5 USD differences between S5 and A7. (note: market price in my country is usually 5% to 20% lower than retail price)

7. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Absurd article! There are NO good Shamesung devices. Only copycats, filled with bloatware and operated by "Stolen product". Shamesung CEO is convicted criminal, company has charges about corruption, uses childs in factories. Shamesung has been catched by doing dozens and dozens nearly criminal acts, while trying to compete. Ask LG any many others, they know. Good thing is, that now Chinese have learned a lot about Shamesung and they are doing the same for Shamesung. We already see downfall for this copycat and its a good thing.

8. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

U mad bro?... YES YOU MAAAAD!!

17. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

He mad as hell. Go have a drink or something bro.

10. samsboy unregistered

Some of these foolish comments let us know those who got discarded by their girl friends or wives and they tend the aggression on Samsung. Those who can't boost of any meal cooked by themselves calls the hard work of others copycat. Or if your boss got you fired, you better nurse your uselessness alone.

12. samsboy unregistered

Some of these foolish comments let us know those who got discarded by their girl friends or wives and they tend the aggression on Samsung. Those who can't boost of any meal cooked by themselves calls the hard work of others copycat. Or if your boss got you fired, you better nurse your uselessness alone.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

You sounds like an Apple employee.

9. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I like their high ends but samsung is the #1 brand for me . I hope you write this article for other brands, too. .. I've got a quistion , is that plastic or glass on galaxy s6 back?

15. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

I hope it will carry a metal back, but truth is we won't know for sure until they release it on March 1st. And yes, more articles about the best phones from other companies are coming up. Stay tuned!

16. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Of course.we'll stay tuned !

13. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Other than s6 and note 4, ask ate expensive sht

14. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Sony and HTC are more becoming affordable right now. Wish that people would buy them instead of Sammy 's.

18. kattman

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Massive 32 GB Storage? Is this sarcasm?

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