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Our list of the best Samsung mobile and the best samsung phones 2020 models below contains both those at the top end and those that are more affordable, so there should be something for almost everyone, but what they all have in common is that they’re all great handsets. There are all sorts of great Samsung phones, as the company routinely releases some of the best Android phones and even some of the best phones overall.

While those tend to be its priciest handsets, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 range, there are also some very good Samsung phones that don’t need to decimate your wallet. We’re thinking phones like the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A80 and Samsung Galaxy S10e.

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BEST OVERALL GALAXYSamsung Galaxy S20

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The Galaxy S20 has an elegant design and cutting-edge hardware specs, headlined by a sophisticated, AI-powered camera setup with a high-resolution telephoto sensor and head-spinning zoom capabilities. The latter includes the ability to capture images with a mind-boggling 30X Space Zoom range. This means that the Galaxy S20 is not only capable of capturing objects way down the block, but are also legit tools for mobile wildlife photography.

The video-recording capabilities of the Galaxy S20 smartphone are also truly remarkable. Unlike its rivals, the phone can capture 8K footage with four times as many pixels as 4K video. On other hand, a groundbreaking feature, dubbed Single Take, utilizes artificial intelligence to capture multiple photos and video clips, ensuring that user can always capture a perfect shot.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 packs Qualcomm’s range-topping chipset, more RAM than many laptop computers, and the best display panels in the business. Of course, like its predecessors, the latest Galaxy also features a fully waterproof build, built-in stereo speakers, and expandable storage.

An editor from The Verge concluded that the Galaxy S 20 is “the best complete package of an Android phone available right now and a high bar for the rest of 2020 Android phones to try to clear.” Samsung offers the phone in a trio of colors: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Display:
 6.2-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120 Hz maximum refresh rate and HDR10+ compatibility
Camera:
 Triple camera with 12 MP main, 64 MP telephoto, 12 MP ultra-wide; 10 MP selfie camera
Memory:
 12/16 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of expandable storage
Battery:
 4,000 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other:
 Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, built-in stereo speakers, waterproof body

THE ULTIMATE BIG-SCREEN GALAXYSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra lives up to its epic name. The range-topping smartphone has the biggest screen, the largest battery, and the most advanced camera setup Samsung has put in a Galaxy smartphone to date. It’s all but guaranteed to be the best big Android phone of 2020.

With the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung has taken the already amazing camera setup of the S20 and S20+ to a whole new level. The big Galaxy has a main camera sensor with a mind-bending 108 MP, a 10X telephoto snapper, and 100X Super Resolution Zoom capabilities (that’s higher than those of a superzoom camera!). The 40 MP front-facing camera of the phone, on the other hand, will capture sharper selfies than any other Galaxy.

The device’s main camera, in addition to capturing still images with industry-leading resolution, can capture 12 MP images with a remarkable level of detail. Samsung has accomplished the feat by gathering the data of 9 sensor pixels into one.

Overall, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s most advanced smartphone to date, packed with futureproof tech. There are two colors to pick from: Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black.

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THE TABLET REPLACEMENTSamsung Galaxy Note10+

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The Galaxy Note10+ is Samsung’s most productive smartphone to date. Like all Note products that precede it, the latest one is defined by the S Pen stylus, as well as its massive 6.8-inch display panel. A Tom’s Guide review editor concluded that the Note 10+ “is the ultimate big-screen phone for those who want a stylus.”

Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, the S Pen stylus of the Galaxy Note+ is more capable than ever. The accessory can even allow you to channel your inner Harry Potter by opening apps with gesture controls. 

Of course the Galaxy Note10+ also has superb front- and rear-facing cameras. There’s even a sensor on the back, which is solely tasked with collecting data to enhance your images. The video-recording and editing capabilities of the Note10+  are also exceptional.

In case you are finding the Galaxy Note 10+ a tad overwhelming, consider the Samsung Galaxy Note10 instead. It has the same design, but a smaller 6.3-inch display and battery with a lower capacity. 

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display:
 6.8-inch QHD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display
Camera:
 Triple camera with 12 MP main, 12 MP telephoto, 16 MP wide-angle; 10 MP selfie camera
Memory:
 8/12 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of non-expandable storage
Battery:
 4,300 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other:
 Built-in stereo speakers, waterproof body

A FEATURE-PACKED GALAXY FOR LESSSamsung Galaxy S10+

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If you can’t stretch your budget to grab one of the latest big-screen Galaxy smartphones, consider the Samsung Galaxy S10+ instead. It has a striking design, a powerful chipset, a captivating Infinity Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor underneath it, a total of five excellent built-in cameras (three rear-facing and two front-facing ones), and great battery life.

Paired with plenty of RAM, the Qualcomm-made chipset of the Galaxy S10+ can perform any task without even a hint of hesitation. You can choose between variants with up to a whopping 1 TB of expandable storage.

In case you’re looking for a more compact option, consider the Samsung Galaxy S10 instead. Compared to the Galaxy S10+, it has a 6.1-inch display, one front-facing camera instead of two, and a smaller battery, all at a lower price point.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.4-inch QHD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display
Camera: Triple camera with 12 MP main, 12 MP telephoto, 16 MP wide-angle; dual selfie camera with 10 MP and 8 MP sensors
Memory: 8 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of expandable storage
Battery: 4,100 mAh with fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other: Built-in stereo speakers, waterproof body, standard audio jack

BEST BUDGET GALAXYSamsung Galaxy A51

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Priced below $400, the Galaxy A51 has a large and vibrant Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor underneath, a powerful chipset, impressive front- and rear-facing cameras, and solid battery life. According to a CNET editor, “the A51 is a convincing effort that proves Samsung can make a good midprice phone that’s worth buying.”

I only wish that it had a more powerful chipset, a waterproof build, as well as built-in stereo speakers. A PCMag review editor rightfully concluded that the big phone “has a gorgeous display, good cameras, and a battery that will easily get you through the day, but it can use a boost in the processor department.”

But Samsung has equipped the phone with a fun quadruple camera — an impressive feat for a device in this price range. It includes a 48 MP sensor, a 12 MP one with an ultra wide lens, a 5 MP snapper for capturing closeup shots, and a 5 MP unit that’s tasked with gathering data to enhance your photos. The selfie camera packs a sensor with impressively high resolution as well.

I really like that the Galaxy A51 has a standard audio jack, as well as a bundled fast charger. The phone is available in black, and for the time being, you can grab a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds with your purchase. 

Chipset: Exynos 9611
Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display
Camera: 48 MP main, 12 MP ultra wide, 5 MP macro, 5 MP depth field sensor, 32 MP selfie camera
Memory: 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage
Battery: 4.000 mAh with fast wired charging
Other: Standard audio jack

THE FOLDING GALAXYSamsung Galaxy Fold

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the tech giant’s most futuristic and expensive smartphone. Equipped with a 4.6-inch AMOLED display and a foldable 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel, it can instantly transform from a compact smartphone to an Android tablet. Its unique form is a real conversation-starter.

Samsung has equipped the Fold with a powerful chipset and plenty of RAM, ensuring that nothing will slow it down. The device’s triple camera is also excellent — it will consistently capture photos and 4K video with great quality. The trio of front-facing cameras it packs is also impressive. You have a duo of sensors when you open the device, as well as a single selfie camera when folded.

Unlike all top-shelf Galaxy smartphones, though, the Fold is not water-resistant. Considering its unique build, you will always need to be careful with the device.

As expected from a product with price tag this high, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has an awesome retail package. It includes a pair of the excellent and completely wireless Galaxy Buds, as well as a protective cover made from aramid fiber.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display: 7.3-inch folding QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED, 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED
Camera: Triple camera with 12 MP main, 12 MP telephoto, 16 MP wide-angle; Triple selfie camera (two 10 MP and 8 MP)
Memory: 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of non-expandable storage
Battery: 4,380 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other: Built-in stereo speakers

A BIG-SCREEN GALAXY FOR LESSSamsung Galaxy S10 Lite

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If you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy with a giant screen, but don’t want to plunk down $1,000-plus for a Note10+ or an S20 Ultra, consider the Galaxy S10 Lite. Announced during CES 2020, the Lite has a massive and incredibly vibrant 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a capable triple camera with a high-resolution main sensor, a speedy Qualcomm chipset, and fantastic battery life for a lot less.

The Galaxy S10 Lite is as powerful and futureproof as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. However, it’s worth noting that its massive display panel has a lower resolution. The phone also lacks stereo speakers, support for wireless charging, and a built-in audio jack (though you’ll still get a pair of USB-C earbuds in the box). It’s crafted from polycarbonate instead of glass and metal, and it lacks a waterproof build.

The Galaxy S10 Lite does support Samsung’s speedy wired charging — it comes bundled with a fast, 25-watt wall adapter.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus display with HDR10+ compatibility
Camera: Triple camera with 48 MP main, 5 MP macro, 12 MP wide-angle; 32 MP selfie camera
Memory: 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage
Battery: 4,500 mAh with fast wired charging
Other: Built-in fingerprint sensor underneath the display

THE FLIPPING GALAXYSamsung Galaxy Z Flip

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will join the bigger Galaxy Fold as the company’s second smartphone with a foldable display. The smartphone has a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display that’s crafted from flexible glass. When folded up, the smartphone’s discreet external panel will display your notifications.

This Samsung phone has a unique user experience, which allows users to multitask and control several built-in apps by using the folding display of the Galaxy Z Flip. When open, the smartphone can split the app’s interface and separate its controls into the bottom half of the display. This feature is handy for streaming all kinds of content, making video calls, and taking selfies, among many other things.

This Samsung smartphone is available in a trio of colors: Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and Mirror Gold.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
Display:
 6.7-inch folding Full HD+ Infinity Flex Glass AMOLED, 1.1-inch external Super AMOLED
Camera:
 Dual camera with 12 MP main, 12 MP wide-angle; 10 MP selfie camera
Memory:
 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of non-expandable storage
Battery:
 3,300 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other:
 Built-in stereo speakers

MOST COMPACT GALAXYSamsung Galaxy S10e Unlocked Smartphone

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If you’re looking for a feature-packed Samsung smartphone that’s compact and easy to handle, this is your best option. With an almost completely borderless Infinity Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is easy to operate with one hand, unlike its pricier siblings.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e packs the same powerful chipset as the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+. You can choose between variants with 128 or 256 GB of expandable storage. Depending on the version, you’ll get 6 or 8 GB of RAM.

Because it’s considerably more compact, it has a smaller battery and two camera sensors on the back. It lacks a fingerprint sensor under the display, too. Instead, it has one embedded into the power button on its right side.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display: 5.8-inch FHD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display
Camera: Dual camera with 12 MP main, 16 MP wide-angle; 10 MP selfie camera
Memory: 6/8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of expandable storage
Battery: 3,100 mAh with fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Other: Built-in stereo speakers, waterproof body, standard audio jack

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