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The world's largest phone maker, Samsung
, is at the market share top for a reason. Ever since the first Galaxy S
, it has been relentlessly pursuing things like unique OLED display panels, or innovative camera tech like dual optical zoom, culminating in the Galaxy S21 Ultra
. So, what is the best Samsung phone?
Best Samsung 5G phones list
- Galaxy S21 Ultra - the best of the best among 2021 phones, in display, camera, and battery life.
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra - the most advanced phone Samsung has to offer with an S Pen silo.
- Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ - fantastic Android smartphones - they make little compromise and just aren't as overkill as the S21 Ultra.
- Galaxy S20 FE - the best value for money phone Samsung has ever released.
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G - a good price-to-performance ratio with nice screen and good battery life.
Best Samsung flagships
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The hrandest, the meanest, the best Samsung Galaxy S line phone right now - the S21 Ultra
! In a way, it is also the best S Pen-supporting phone, too, all at under a grand right now with Amazon's $200 off promo
, the best phone deal in a while.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
No need to panic, but Samsung's best phone with an S Pen stylus is also large and wide. Thankfully, it also has the largest battery in the Note line, the S Pen sensitivity is out of this world, and a giant 108MP camera plus a periscope zoom kit adorn the rear.
Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+
OK, OK, how about the second best Samsung smartphones? This option is rolled into one since these are very, very similar — from camera modules to hardware and performance but not size and fit. And yes, you still get adaptive 120 Hz screens!
Best midrange Samsung phones
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Where to begin with the Galaxy S20 FE, the best value-for-money phone at launch that has now become even more affordable for its 120Hz display, telephoto zoom, and excellent battery life.
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
With a Verizon UW version, the A71 is the best midranger Samsung currently has, and with a 5G connectivity on top. The Galaxy A71 offers most of what's great about flagship Samsung phones for a much lower price now that our Galaxy A72 review
didn't find a compelling reason to upgrade from the excellent (and now much cheaper) A71.
Best cheap Samsung phones
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
In addition to 5G Ultra Wideband support, you get a respectable screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, the same general design language, 128 gigs of internal storage space, quad rear-facing camera system, single 32MP selfie shooter, in-display fingerprint sensor, microSD card slot, and... a headphone jack, woohoo! While not perfect, there is a reason the A51 was been the most popular Samsung phone on the market in 2020, and its 2021 successor can't be an exception at its sub-$400 price point.