If you want a stylish smartphone with stand-out features, a Samsung Galaxy handset is well worth a look. But with so many to choose from, how do you pick the right one?
Alongside Apple, Samsung is perhaps the most popular smartphone manufacturer in the world. For years, its Galaxy handsets have jostled with Apple’s slick iPhones for dominance of the mobile markets and, in plenty of cases, emerged as the better smartphones.
Indeed, whether you’re after a small device with a budget price-tag, or the latest flagship with a modern design, you’re bound to find a Galaxy phone to suit your needs. And to help you make the best decision we’ve listed our personal favorites, below.
Let’s take a look…
Samsung Galaxy S20
Sure, the Galaxy S20 might be cheaper than its larger cousins – the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra – but it doesn’t skimp on any premium features.
For instance, it’s got four state-of-the-art cameras arranged symmetrically at the back. Highlights are a mammoth 108-megapixel lens and a 48-megapixel lens that supports 5x optical zoom. And it’s capable of 8k video recording to give your mini movies a professional sheen too.
Elsewhere, the phone’s virtually bezel-less screen measures 6.2-inches, which is slightly bigger than its predecessor, the S10. And, like the Note 10, it has a punch-hole camera in its centre that won’t distract you from the screen.
Moreover, the Galaxy S20 boasts an impressive 120hz Infinity O-Dynamic AMOLED display which should make for a seriously impressive viewing experience, especially when you’re watching your favorite movies and TV shows.
In terms of design, the S20 doesn’t simply rely on premium allure like a lot of other flagship smartphones; It’s 4,000mAh battery means its reliable, too, and it should be plenty big enough to last a full twenty four hours.
Samsung Galaxy S10e
If you want a small phone with flagship features that won’t cost you a fortune, the S10e ticks all the boxes.
To some, its flat edges and 5.8-inch display might look underwhelming, but we like the conservative approach Samsung has taken here – it manages to look sophisticated instead of flashy, which we don’t think is a bad thing.
Indeed, the S10e Samsung keeps things simple with, rounded edges and flat display. So although the phone is the cheapest of the S10 family, it still looks every inch the flagship smartphone.
Elsewhere, the S10e sports impressive rear-dual 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snappers, plus a 10-megapixel camera at the front for selfies.
Think the Galaxy S10e sounds like the phone for you?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Samsung’s Galaxy Note handset range sits somewhere between a phone and a tablet, and the Note 10 Plus is one of the most impressive larger devices.
As its name suggests, the 10 Plus is quite a bit larger than the standard Note 10 – coming in at 6.8-inches and weighing a hefty 196g.
One of the main talking points here, though, is its S-Pen stylus, which lets you do things like swipe between screens with just a flick of your wrist, navigate an important presentation and even play and pause videos.
Other notable features include Samsung’s powerful Exynos 9 Octa 9825 processor, 12GB of RAM and 12MP + 16MP + 12MP rear cameras. Impressively, the cameras also sport optical image stabilization (OIS) – which means your images should come out sharp and clear – plus dual-aperture and live focus to boot.
You can pick up the Note 10 Plus in Aura Glow with a blue S-Pen, Aura Black with a black S-Pen and Aura White with a white S-Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Launched in February 2019, the Galaxy S10 Plus is one of three Galaxy handsets that’s packed with premium features.
For starters, it's got an easy to use ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner for extra security, along with sophisticated wireless charging that lets you charge other phones by simply placing them on its back.
Elsewhere, the S10 Plus boasts a hole-punch camera at the front, along with very thin bezels and a 6.4-inch Infinity O display – which makes it the perfect device for watching shows when you’re out and about.
In terms of the camera system, the S10 Plus features a not-to-shabby 16-megapixel ultra-wide, 12 mega-pixel dual-pixel wide and 12-megapixel telephoto lens cameras, plus a 10-megapixel dual-snapper at the front for selfies.
To look at, the S10 Plus the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue.