Samsung has a smartphone for every budget, from the top-end, with its amazing zoom abilities, and the smaller phones, which are inexpensive yet 5G-enabled. Then there's the new Galaxy S21 FE, which boasts some premium features at a more reasonable price tag. There's plenty of smartphones available, but it's probable that there's a Galaxy phone for everyone, no matter what your taste.
To sift through everything you ask for, you'll be able to see which Samsung phone is actually worthwhile considering. I've put together all of Samsung's current main phones so you can choose exactly which one for your needs.
Before you shop too seriously, make certain that the company will launch its next flagship in February, so if you're looking for the latest, greatest mobile technology Samsung will offer (and you don't want to pay what will no doubt be quite a lot of money), then it's worthwhile to wait to see what the new model has to offer.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the one to go for when it comes to stunning photos with your phone, whether it be because to the fact that it has the most sophisticated technology in it.
The first S20 FE (seen below) was significantly impressed with its performance and cost, and the new S21 FE adds that further with a solid triple camera, a massive, vibrant display, and the same powerful processor that is found in the flagship S21. If you're following a great overall Samsung phone, then the S21 FE is also worth considering.
Although the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has come along to replace it, you may still purchase the S20 FE for $100 less than it was. We loved the S20 FE enough to receive a coveted CNET Editors' Choice award, as its range of solid specs and affordable price means it's still worth considering in 2022. Especially if you can get it with a neat discount through a carrier.
The S21 Plus does not support the S Pen stylus, but it has a slightly larger screen display and lacks the incredible zoom capabilities of the top model. However, this Samsung smartphone is a more affordable Samsung mobile option than the Ultra, but you're still getting a premium flagship experience with the backing that also features on the S21 Ultra.
The base Galaxy S21 is a great combination of Android phone performance and value, which CNET reviewer Patrick Holland calls "the no-brainer upgrade phone." Although it does not have the zoom capabilities of the Ultra's camera, this smartphone nevertheless has the same powerful processor and a wide, vibrant screen display. Plus, it is capable of deploying super fast 5G speeds.
Samsung has usually included its absolute best technology in the Note series, which will certainly be the case for the Note 20 Ultra, a mobile phone that has incredible power, 5G connectivity, and an amazing camera that makes this smartphone a popular choice for both work and play.
Samsung's original folding phone was a novel idea but the new generation -- the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 -- refines it further. This Samsung device has an improved hinge, improved specs all round, 5G connectivity, and a larger display on the outside that makes it quite easily applicable as a phone. However, the Z Fold 3 is the best one to buy if you want to get an older folding phone.
If the Galaxy Fold is a tablet that folds in half to become a phone, the Z Flip is a phone that folds in half to become a smaller phone. This Samsung Galaxy smartphone, along with its impressive all-round capabilities and 5G connectivity, is a more affordable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip folding option than the Galaxy Fold 3.
Samsung's A52 5G is the highlight of Samsung's more affordable A series of phones. It has a huge 6.5-inch display, 6GB of RAM, and a multiple rear camera setup (including a 64-megapixel main lens, wide angle, and macro cameras) as well as 5G connectivity. It is a budget phone option that offers a solid all-round package for a price that is much more approachable than the other S21 models.
The A42 5G Android phone is below the A52, has less RAM, loses the macro camera, and a wider resolution front-facing camera. Despite its 5G connectivity, it also has a bigger battery and a slightly larger display, which may make it a great affordable Samsung phone option for those who watch a lot of videos on the move.
If 5G speeds are your top Android phone priority, then Samsung's Galaxy A32 5G is exactly what you should be looking for. Its low price makes it one of the cheapest 5G-enabled phones available right now, but it also generates a 6.5-inch display and a multi rear camera setup. It's not quite the same as the S21 line, but it's a solid all-rounder device for the money.
The Galaxy A12 is the cheapest Samsung phones for those who simply want a phone for all of life's necessities and don't need to spend money on extravagant cameras or computer-levels of processing power. It does not have 5G, but it does have four rear cameras, a 6.5-inch display, and a capacious 5,000-mAh battery which, given the generally low demands, would be able to give you a full day of battery life.
The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are all available on Amazon, but the phones are still outstanding. Samsung made a special effort with this year's S21 series to be more affordable and as such all of the S21 phones are cheaper than their predecessors.
Specs-wise there'sn't a huge amount of difference, and arguably some of the S20 series' build materials are a bit more premium, but overall we recommend purchasing the latest models, particularly in this case as it actually saves you money.
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