It has often been difficult to keep track of the newest Samsung phone given that the company releases so many throughout the year. Samsung has dozens of models across different series which cater to all price ranges. This page will be updated on a monthly basis to ensure that you can always know what is the best entry level samsung phone in each series.
The best entry level samsung phone in every series
The Galaxy Fold is currently the only device in Samsung’s foldable smartphone series. It went on sale in September 2019 and has been quickly selling out in the markets where it has been available.
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone features a 4.6-inch cover display and a 7.3-inch foldable display. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It has a grand total of six cameras. This includes a 10MP on the cover display, a dual 10MP and 8MP camera on the foldable display and a triple 16MP ultra wide, 12MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto camera. Get the full Galaxy Fold specs on our dedicated device page.
The Galaxy Fold costs $1,980 and is available in limited quantities across the globe. You can read our review of the Galaxy Fold to find out if this device is worth purchasing.
Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung’s second foldable smartphone wasn’t launched as part of its Galaxy Fold series. The company decided to launch it as the Galaxy Z Flip instead. The Galaxy Z Flip was released in February and has quickly become one of the most highly sought after foldable smartphones on the market, and for good reason.
As we point out in our Galaxy Z Flip review, the device feels surprisingly normal despite the fact that it can fold in half into something you can easily wrap your hand around. It features 2019 flagship-level specs with a Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. There’s also a 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera at the back. Selfie duties are handled by a 10-megapixel f/2.4 camera embedded in a punch hole in the 6.7-inch foldable display. It also has a combined battery capacity of 3,300mAh.
The Galaxy Z Flip is available far more widely than the Galaxy Fold was. It costs $1,380 and comes in three colors – Mirror Purple, Mirror Black and in select markets, Mirror Gold.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ in August 2019. The company released multiple models this time around, something which it hasn’t normally done for this series. These devices will remain the only entrants in the Galaxy Note series until next year when their successor becomes due, unless that Galaxy Note 10 Lite ends up being released.
There are many similarities and a few differences between the two models. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ feature a 6.3-inch and 6.8-inch Infinity-O display, 8GB and 12GB RAM, 3,500mAh and 4,300mAh battery respectively. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ support 25W and 45W fast charging as well. Both have the same Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855 setup and the same camera setup with the exception of the 3D ToF sensor on the Note 10+. The camera setup includes a 12MP primary sensor with a 12MP telephoto and a 16MP super wide-angle lens. There’s a 10MP camera on the front. Visit our devices page for the full Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ specs.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are widely available across the globe. Prices start at $949 and $1099 respectively. There’s also a Galaxy Note 10+ 5G available in select markets. It doesn’t differ in terms of specs. Check out our Galaxy Note 10 review as well as our Galaxy Note 10+ review for a more in-depth analysis of both devices.
Samsung also launched the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in January 2020. Priced at 599 euro (~$670), it features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display, features an Exynos 9810 processor with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The handset also comes with a 12MP primary, 12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto and 16MP super wide-angle triple camera system in addition to its 32MP front camera.
Much like it did last year, Samsung has launched three separate variants of the Galaxy S20 series in 2020. Therefore, the newest Samsung phones in the Galaxy S lineup are the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The entire lineup is powered by the same Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865 chip with varying RAM and storage options on some variants. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate display. This is also the first time that the entire series is 5G-enabled, only select markets have got units that only support LTE.
The Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the bunch with a 6.2-inch display. Its camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel f/2.8 OIS primary sensor, a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide and a 64-megapixel f/2.0 OIS telephoto camera. There’s a 4,000mAh battery with support for Wireless PowerShare. The handset ships with 12GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S20+ has a larger 6.7-inch display but the same camera setup with the ToF sensor being the only addition. Both devices have a 10-megapixel front camera while the Galaxy S20+ is also available with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It also has a larger 4,500mAh battery. Both handsets feature Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X.
Samsung has truly thrown everything and the kitchen skin at the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It has a massive 6.9-inch display and a truly bonkers camera setup. There’s a 108-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and a 48-megapixel telephoto sensor accompanied by a ToF sensor. A 40-megapixel selfie camera is also present. The 5,000mAh battery is the biggest we have seen yet in a Galaxy S flagship. The handset also touts up to 100X Space Zoom. It’s available in 12GB/128GB and 16GB/512GB configurations.
Prices start at $999 for the Galaxy S20, $1,199 for the Galaxy S20+, and $1,399 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Read our Galaxy S20/S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra hands-on reviews to learn more about these devices.
Galaxy S Lite
The Galaxy S10 Lite was added to the family in January 2020. Starting at 649 euro ($720), it comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 855 processor with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. In addition to its 4,500mAh battery, the handset features the same triple camera setup as the Galaxy A51, which consists of a 48MP primary, 12MP ultrawide and 5MP macro camera. A 32MP front camera is also present.
Samsung has significantly expanded its Galaxy A series in 2019. It now offers over a dozen smartphones across all price ranges. You can get a entry level device like the Galaxy A10 and a 5G-capable device like the Galaxy A90 5G.
The Galaxy A31 is currently the latest Galaxy phone in this lineup. It was unveiled in March 2020. The Galaxy A31 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ Infinity-U display, MediaTek Helio P65 processor with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. The rear camera setup includes a 48MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and a 5MP depth sensor. A 20MP selfie camera is also present upfront.
The Galaxy A31 is currently available in markets like South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil and India for the equivalent of $280.
Samsung introduced its Galaxy M lineup earlier this year. It’s a new budget lineup aimed primarily at India with features that were previously never seen on devices in this price range from Samsung. The series is also unique in that Samsung only sells the Galaxy M devices online.
Launched in June 2020, the Galaxy M01 has a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD Infinity-V display, a Snapdragon 439 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0. It also features a 13MP + 2MP dual camera system at the back in addition to a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The Galaxy M11 has a 6.4-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a Snapdragon 450 processor, 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. Powered by Android 10 and One UI 2.0, the handset features a 13MP + 5MP + 2MP triple camera system at the back in addition to an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Priced at the equivalent of $120 and $145 respectively, the Galaxy M01 and Galaxy M11 are now available for purchase in India.