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Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Best Samsung phones 2021: Galaxy S, Note, A and Z compared

Samsung has numerous options within its smartphone portfolio, from the flagship Galaxy Z folding models to the latest Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges.

There's also the sub-flagship Galaxy A range to consider, as well as the older Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z models. Choosing the right Galaxy for you if it's Samsung you are after is no easy task. 

We've broken down the four core ranges - Galaxy S, Note, A and Z - and the devices available within each to help you choose the right Samsung device for you and your budget.

Quick Summary

• The Galaxy Z series is Samsung's folding smartphones, sitting at the top of the portfolio in terms of price and offering the company's latest innovations in design.

• The Samsung Galaxy S range is the company's main flagship smartphone range. All of its models have a premium waterproof design, lots of power and the best cameras. 

• The Samsung Galaxy Note series is often more expensive than the S range, but it adds S Pen functionality with the stylus built into a metal and glass design. The overall look has similar traits to the Galaxy S range.

• The Samsung Galaxy A is the sub-flagship range, sitting below the S range in terms of price, but borrowing several of its design features including full displays and under-screen fingerprint sensors in some models.

Samsung Galaxy Z

The Samsung Galaxy Z series sits at the top of the Galaxy portfolio in terms of price, mainly down to their folding designs. The two latest models are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. There's also the slightly older Z Fold 2 folding device and Z Flip 5G to consider.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4mm (unfolded), 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16mm (folded), 271g
  • Internal display: 7.6-inches, 2208 x 1768 (372ppi), AMOLED, 120Hz
  • External display: 6.2-inches, 2260 x 816 (388ppi), AMOLED, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.8, AF, OIS), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 12MP telephoto (f/2.4), 10MP front (f/2.0) + 4MP UPC
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 4400mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the fourth generation of the vertically-folding device, featuring a refined design over its predecessor, along with waterproofing and a faster refresh rate cover display.

It offers the same rear camera setup as the Z Fold 2, but the big difference with the latest model isn't just the hardware upgrade but the introduction of an under-display camera on the main display, offering an uninterrupted experience.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9mm (unfolded), 159.2 x 68 x 16.8mm (folded), 282g
  • Internal display: 7.6-inches, 2208 x 1768 (372ppi), AMOLED, 120Hz
  • External display: 6.2-inches, 2260 x 816 (388ppi), AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.8, AF, OIS), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 12MP telephoto (f/2.4), two 10MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 succeeds the original Galaxy Fold, offering the same book-style design with a vertical fold but featuring a number of refinements, including a hinge redesign. There's also a larger external display on board and punch hole front cameras for a neater finish. 

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 fixed some of the biggest issues with the original Fold so if you're after a folding smartphone but can't afford the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 might be worth considering if you can find it at a cheaper price.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

  • Dimensions: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1mm folded, 166 x 72.2 x 6.9mm unfolded, 183g
  • Internal display: 6.7-inches, 2636 x 1080 pixels (425ppi), AMOLED
  • External display: 1.9-inches, 512 x 260pixels (302ppi)
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 10MP front (f/2.4)
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3300mAh

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The Samusung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is an update to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, not only bringing waterproofing to the horizontal folding party, but offering a more refined design with a larger - and more functional - cover display and better positioned cameras.

There's a processor upgrade too - as you would expect - and although RAM, storage and battery capacity doesn't change from the Z Flip 5G, the main display does get a refresh rate update to 120Hz. It's a beauty this one.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

  • Dimensions: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2mm (unfolded), 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3mm (folded), 183g
  • Internal display: 6.7-inches, 2636 x 1080 pixels (425ppi), AMOLED
  • External display: 1.1-inches, 300 x 112 pixels (303ppi)
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.8), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 10MP front (f/2.4)
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G folds horizontally rather than vertically like the Fold, resulting in a very cool clamshell design like the newer Z Flip 3. A little like an older Galaxy S model folded in half. There is a 4G model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and a 5G model running the Snapdragon 865+.

The Z Flip 5G allows you to have a larger display but without that length in your pocket and the hinge design offers various viewing angles. There are some compromises in terms of camera and battery but for those after retro cool where the Z Flip 3 is out of reach, the Z Flip could definitely be the Galaxy for you.

Samsung Galaxy S

The 2021 flagships for the Galaxy S range are the S21, S21+ and the S21 Ultra, succeeding the S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra from 2020. There's also the cheaper but great S20 FE to consider. In 2019, there was the Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+, which are still available to buy. We wouldn't recommend going further back than that because of a lack of software updates.

Samsung Galaxy S21

  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm, 172g, IP68
  • Display: 6.2-inches, Full HD+, Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 64MP zoom; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128/256GB, no microSD 
  • Battery: 4000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 succeeds the S20, offering a new processor, 5G capabilites, a slight redesign, but otherwise a very similar offering to the 2020 handset. It offers a flat display instead of curved, and a drop in resolution to Full HD+.

The material finish is also plastic rather than glass, like the Galaxy S20 FE. It offers the same camera hardware as the S20 however, as well as the same battery capacity and RAM. It's the entry point into the new Galaxy S devices.

Samsung Galaxy S21+

  • Dimensions: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8mm, 202g, IP68
  • Display: 6.7-inches, Full HD+, Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 64MP zoom; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128/256GB, no microSD 
  • Battery: 4800mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21+ offers almost identical specifications to its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S21. It is slightly larger and heavier, offering a bigger display but like the S21, it is a flat display with a Full HD+ resolution rather than curved like the S20+. 

The camera hardware is the same as the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S20, ditching the depth sensor from the Galaxy S20+. We expect it to deliver good results and this 2021 model has a battery increase compared to its predecessor too.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

  • Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm, 228g, IP68
  • Display: 6.8-inches, Quad HD+, Infinity-O, Adaptive 120Hz
  • Cameras: 108MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 10MP tele + 10MP tele 2; 40MP front
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB, no microSD 
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the top of the S21 range, offering the largest display, a glass and metal body, an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and a sharper display than the S21 and S21+.

It also has a different camera loadout than the other two devices in the range with two telephoto lenses on board. Additionally, the S21 Ultra comes with S Pen functionality, putting it up against the Note range, even though the difference here is that the Ultra doesn't have the S Pen included. It's the most expensive of the S21 range however so be prepared to dig deep.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

  • Dimensions: 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4mm, 190g, IP68
  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+, Infinity-O, 120Hz,
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 8MP zoom; 32MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD 
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE launched after the rest of the Galaxy S20 range but it offers a lot for its price point - which is quite a bit lower than the Galaxy S20. The FE, or Fan Edition, offers a big display with a 120Hz refresh rate, along with a design that is the same as the S20 range but with a plastic body instead of glass.

It drops the screen resolution to Full HD+ like the S21 and S21+ and it has a flat display with larger bezels than the rest of the S20 range, but it offers a good camera loadout, a good battery and it's a great price. Keep in mind that the Galaxy S21 FE - which would succeed this device - is rumoured to be coming soon.

Samsung Galaxy S20

  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm, 163g, IP68
  • Display: 6.2-inches, 3200 x 1440 (566ppi), Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 64MP zoom; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD 
  • Battery: 4000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the foundation for the 2020 phones, updating the Galaxy S10, with new hardware, a new display that offers 120Hz, a bigger battery and new cameras. 

The camera gets a new sensor with larger pixels and a more impressive zoom arrangement giving you up to 30X digital zoom, as well as 8K video capture. This model also comes in 4G or 5G versions. It's more affordable than the bigger devices, but the display is smaller. Overall, it's a good solid phone.

Samsung Galaxy S20+

  • Dimensions: 161.9, 73.7 x 7.8mm, 186g, IP68
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 3200 x 1440 (524ppi), Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 64MP zoom + DepthVision; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128/512GB, microSD
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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Switching things up, the S20+ is probably the sweet spot for many in the S20 series, in terms of size, but it only comes as a 5G handset in many markets, making it look relatively expensive compared to the S10+ that it replaces. 
 
It also offers lots of power, that great display with 120Hz for those who want it, and a new camera system - the same as the Galaxy S20 and S21 but with an added depth sensor - which doesn't appear to do much. The battery is respectable making this a good all-rounder.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • Dimensions: 166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g, IP68
  • Display: 6.9-inches, 3200 x 1440 (509ppi), Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • Cameras: 108MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 48MP zoom + DepthVision; 40MP front
  • Storage: 128/512GB, microSD
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra sets out to be the greatest of the Galaxy S20 family with big everything: big display, big battery, big camera resolutions. Just like the S21 Ultra that replaces it. That all, sadly, comes at a big price.
 
On the whole the S20 Ultra is a great phone, but the battery might not last as long as you expect and the cameras are a little oversold, so the 100X zoom headline doesn't really deliver. It's a 5G phone.

Samsung Galaxy S10e

  • Dimensions: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm, 150g, IP68
  • Display: 5.8-inches, 2280 x 1080 (438ppi), flat Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP wide + 12MP main; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3100mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e was originally the cheapest of the S10 range, offering a flat display and a physical fingerprint sensor, rather than a curved screen and under-display sensor. On the back, the S10e has a dual camera instead of triple.

It misses out on a couple of the features but the S10e still offers a fresh design, as well as lovely build quality and good hardware. It's undercut by the impressive S10 Lite however, which appears to offer more for the money.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm, 186g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 1080 x 2400 (394ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 48MP main + 12MP wide + 5MP; 32MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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An addition to the S10 range, this handset debuted alongside the Note 10 Lite at CES 2020 in early January. 

It fits into the range above the S10e. Why? It has more cameras, a larger screen and a bigger battery. It's actually the largest of the standard S10 series, having the same screen size as the S10 5G. 

It also has some other premium specs, not least the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform under the hood. Confusing, but given the price, very compelling. 

Samsung Galaxy S10

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm, 157g, IP68
  • Display: 6.1-inches, 3040 x 1440 (550ppi), dual-edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP, 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB or 512GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3400mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a great device, featuring a lovely design and plenty of features including an in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging.

There's a triple camera on the rear and the 19.5:9 aspect ratio display is stunning, while the software experience is up there with the best.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

  • Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, 175g, IP68
  • Display: 6.4-inches, 3040 x 1440 (522ppi), dual-edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, 512GB or 1TB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4100mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10+ features an outstanding display, brilliant sound quality and a great software experience packed full of features.

The design is great, it has a fun wide-angle camera and it offers strengths in all areas, delivering one of the best phones of 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

  • Dimensions: 1162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9mm, 198g, IP68
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 3040 x 1440 (505ppi), dual-edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 3D Depth + 16MP + 12MP + 12MP; 10MP front + 3D Depth Camera
  • Storage: 256GB or 512GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G follows a very similar design to the S10+ but it's larger, has a couple of extra cameras and most importantly, it is 5G-enabled.

It's not cheap, but it has a good design, great camera potential and if you're after a 5G phone, it's an option worth considering as it should be available at good prices now the S10 range has been superseded twice.

Samsung Galaxy Note

The main models in the Galaxy Note range are the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra (and their 5G variants), all of which launched in August 2020. Don't ignore the Note 10 Lite, Note 10 and Note 10+ if you're interested in the Note though. There is no new Note coming in 2021.

As ever, only opt for a Note if you're going to make use of the S Pen stylus and consider the S21 Ultra, or the Galaxy Z Fold 3 if you want S Pen compatibility but without it being built in. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3mm, 192g (LTE), 194g (5G), IP68
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (393ppi), flat Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 64MP telephoto; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB (5G), 256GB (LTE), no microSD support
  • Battery: 4300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 offers a similar design to the Note 10 it succeeds, but it opts for a flat display and changes the camera housing on the rear to a more pronounced offering. There's also a 'glasstic' rear instead of glass but the overall design is lovely and neat.

The camera system is the same as what you'll find in the Galaxy S20 and S21 so it should deliver great things, and while the display sticks to a 60Hz refresh rate and there's no microSD support again, if you're looking for a phone with an integrated stylus then there's little better than the note-taking potential of this phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm, 208g, IP68
  • Display: 6.9-inches, 3088 x 1440 (496ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 108MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB (5G), 256GB/512GB (LTE), microSD support
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sits at the top of the Galaxy Note series and it offers some of the best technology Samsung has to offer. It has a similar design to the Note 10+ but changes things up in the rear camera housing as well as the camera make up. A similar offering to the S20 Ultra is on board but with a laser sensor to help with the zoom - which has dropped to 50X instead of 100X.

After nearly 10 years at the cutting edge, the Samsung Galaxy Note series is still on top of its game. Yes, it's easy to see the Note 20 Ultra as "just another Note" - but that's because it's got so much right.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, 168g, IP68
  • Display: 6.3-inches, 2280 x 1080 (401ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP + 16MP + 12MP; 10MP front
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers a cleaner design than the S10 range with vertical rear camera setup and a centralised punch-hole front camera.

It was the first Note device to offer a smaller screen but it retains all the S Pen performance of the other models. A few compromises have been made, such as a lower resolution display and no microSD support, but the Note 10 is a great option for those that have always wanted a Note but may have found it too big. There's the option of 4G and 5G models too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm, 196g, IP68
  • Display: 6.8-inches, 3040 x 1440 (498ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + Depth; 10MP front
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB, microSD support (up to 1TB)
  • Battery: 4300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has the same design as the Note 10 but on a larger scale. It also ups the rear camera lenses to four, adding a depth sensor and it increases the screen resolution and size too.

The S Pen stylus and its gesture controls are great, while the huge screen and neat punch hole camera are everything you'd hope for from the Note series. There's also smooth and speedy operation, making the Note 10+ a fabulous handset. Like the standard Note 10, there are 4G and 5G options.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7mm, 199g
  • Display: 6.7 inches, 2400 x 1080 (394ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP; 32MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Note 10 Lite arrived in January 2020 and is an entry to the Note range that reflects what Samsung tried to do with the S10e - have a cheaper model that still retained a premium name. 

It's no slouch with an Exynos 9810 octa-core platform underpinning everything and it only features a few corner cuts as opposed to the main Note 10 models. It's also bigger than the standard Note 10, but slightly smaller than the Note 10+. 

It doesn't, however, quite have the specs to compete with the S10 Lite.

Samsung Galaxy A

Samsung also offers a wide range of A models, which might be worth considering depending on what you want from your smartphone. There's some overlap with Galaxy S phones, especially at the top end.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4mm, 206g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (393ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 48MP + 5MP + 8MP; 32MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G has a large display with a small waterdrop notch at the top and a triple vertical camera on the rear, neatly positioned in the top left corner. It's also Snapdragon 855, so this is flagship grade, even if it is 2019 flagship grade.

There are some excellent features onboard this device, not just a lovely design and build quality but a triple rear camera, an under-display fingerprint scanner and 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A80

  • Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, 220g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (392ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Rotating 48MP + 8MP + HQVGA
  • Storage: 128GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3700mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a huge, uninterrupted display thanks to the automatic slide up rotating camera. We weren't 100 per cent sold on the rotating mechanism's durability, but the A80 is a lovely looking device with some great features.

There are some excellent specs under its hood, including plenty of RAM, a battery that will likely see you through the day, as well as an under-display fingerprint sensor, bringing lots of flagship features for less money than the flagship Galaxy devices.

Samsung Galaxy A72

  • Dimensions: 165.0 x 77.4 x 8.4mm, 203g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (392ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 64MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 8MP telephoto + 5MP macro; 32MP (f/2.2) front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A72 was released in March 2021, and is an update to the Galaxy A71. It brings with it newer hardware, but similar core specs. The Infinity-O display is the same as its predecessor, but there's a jump in battery capacity and a slightly different camera setup.

The depth sensor found on the A71 is replaced by a telephoto sensor, allowing for 3x optical zoom. If you love the S21 range but you can't justify the price tag, the A72 is half the price with plenty to love.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

  • Dimensions: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g
  • Display: 6.5-inches, 2400 x 1080 (405ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 64MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 5MP depth + 5MP macro; 32MP (f/2.2) front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is an update over the A51, adding 5G capabilities and camera improvements. There's an LTE model of the A52 too, but it offers slightly different specifications.

The A52 5G is still a mid-range device, but it offers a lovely design, punch hole display, quad camera and a decent-sized battery. There's also microSD expansion - something the flagship Galaxy S21 range doesn't offer.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6mm, 193g
  • Display: 6.6-inches, 1600 x 720 (265ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 48MP main + 8MP ultra wide + 5MP depth + 5MP macro; 25MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G updates the A41, moving to a larger display - though dropping the resolution - offering a significantly larger battery, and doubling the base storage, as well as adding 5G capabilities.

It keeps the Infinity-U display, so there's a water drop notch at the top, rather than the punch hole that you'll find on the A52 5G. There's a step-up in the number of cameras from the A41 though, adding a macro camera for a quad setup on the rear.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

  • Dimensions: 164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1mm, 205g
  • Display: 6.5-inches, 1600 x 720 (270ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 48MP main + 8MP ultra wide + 5MP depth + 2MP macro; 13MP front
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G was released in January 2021 and it slots in beneath the A42 5G, offering a similar waterdrop display, but a rear design closer to the A72.

It drops the resolution of the macro sensor compared to the Galaxy A42 5G, and drops the front camera resolution too, but this budget smartphone offers a decent design and 5G capabilities and a huge battery capacity. 

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

  • Dimensions: 167.2 x 76.4 x 9mm, 203g
  • Display: 6.6-inches, 2400 x 1080 (399ppi), TFT LCD
  • Cameras: 48MP main + 5MP ultra wide + 2MP depth; 8MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a huge display with a good resolution, though it opts for a waterdrop notch like the A32 5G and A42 5G, making it look a little more dated than the Galaxy A52 5G and its punch hole selfie camera.

There's a huge battery on board this device though, which should more than see you through the day, a triple camera on the rear, a physical fingerprint sensor and microSD support for storage expansion too. For the price, the A22 5G could be a good option for those that want a Samsung with a big screen, big battery and 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A12

  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9mm, 205g
  • Display: 6.5-inches, 1600 x 720 (271ppi), TFT LCD
  • Cameras: 48MP main + 5MP ultra wide + 2MP depth + 2MP macro, 8MP front (f/2.2)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A12 is one of the cheaper A smartphones, but it offers a big display, big battery and microSD support for storage expansion.

The design isn't our favourite of the Galaxy A options, but there is a quad camera on on the rear and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.

Samsung Galaxy A02s

  • Dimensions: 166.5 x 75.9 x 9.2mm, 198g
  • Display: 6.5-inches, 1600 x 720 (ppi), TFT LCD
  • Cameras: 13MP + 2MP + 2MP, 5MP front (f/2.2)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD support up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A02 is the cheapest A model device but it still has a huge display for its footprint, a large battery capacity that should easily see you through a day and then some and plenty of storage from the 1TB microSD support.

It doesn't have a fingerprint sensor and while it offers a triple rear camera, the more expensive A devices will offer better results, but if you're after a cheap Samsung device with an inoffensive design and basic specifications, the Galaxy A02 might be the one for you.



Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/buyers-guides/samsung/145854-best-samsung-phones

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