Considering a Samsung device for your next smartphone? A heavyweight presence in the smartphone market, the tech giant has a worldwide reputation for producing fantastic smartphones at the forefront of mobile technology.
Not sure which Samsung Galaxy phone is right for you? We've made it easy to compare the best devices, suitable for all budgets.
Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+
Whether you prefer the Samsung Galaxy S21, or the slightly larger S21+, you'll find identical camera systems on both handsets. Designed by Samsung to make photography and videography a breeze on your smartphone, this triple-lens camera setup is sure to have all your needs covered.
From the moment you open up the 12MP+12MP+64MP rear camera, you're sure to be impressed. The main 12MP lens on both S21 devices comes with optical image stabilisation to keep your shots in focus, while the second 12MP ultra-wide lens helps you fit more into the frame without needing to take a step back. The final 64MP telephoto lens is all you need to create a sense of depth in your shots too, and it's perfect for portraits.
Photography features like Single Take, Night Mode and Super Steady Mode help to take your photos and videos to the next level - ensuring you can capture a single moment at multiple angles, shoot in darkness and steady any unwanted shakiness in a recording. Speaking of video, the S21 and S21+ are capable of filming in 8K - the highest resolution currently available. You can even edit in 8K using the S21 duo too, without having to import footage to a different device.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The premium handset from Samsung's 2021 flagship series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to cameras. Front and back you can enjoy the very best Samsung photography tech, starting with the outstanding triple-lens rear camera. The rear camera system not only features a cutting-edge dual telephoto lens, but it includes an advanced Laser AF sensor to keep your shots focused.
The main 108MP wide lens on the S21 Ultra is the star of the show, and it's more than capable of producing beautiful, professional-quality photos in any environment. Every detail can be captured with accuracy, and colours always appear true-to-life even in bright or low-light environments. In fact, with Samsung's Night Mode switched on you can even shoot in extremely dark conditions.
Accompanying the 108MP main lens, there's also a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a dual-lens 10MP+10MP telephoto camera with both 3x and 10x optical zoom. With a few taps you can produce amazing portrait photos or nail closeups from mere centimetres away.
You're more than covered when it comes to video too. Just like its predecessor - the S20 Ultra - the S21 Ultra can record 8K video (that's four times better than 4K), 12-bit RAW video, and you can even edit in 8K directly on the handset. Super Steady Mode will be your best friend for action shots - just switch it on to instantly stabilise your footage.
Of course, we can't forget about selfie cam either. The wide-lens 40MP front facing camera is guaranteed to capture your good side, and auto focus on the front will help to counteract any unwanted blur.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
At a glance: 6.5-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 12MP+12MP+8MP rear camera, 32MP front camera, 4,500 mAh battery, 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm, 190g.
The most affordable device in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a fantastic way to experience some of Samsung's best tech specs for less.
The handset has been designed with a sleek yet durable plastic frame, and its 6.5-inch Infinity-O display features barely-there bezels to deliver a true full-screen experience. The device is capable of producing 16 million colours on its Super AMOLED screen, and it can also deliver an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. Transitions and scrolling will feel smoother, and response rates will be dramatically improved.
Working away behind the scenes, the device runs on an extremely efficient core. Made up of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chip, an enhanced NPU and 8GB RAM, you can be confident the device can handle anything you throw at it. Whether you frequently love to multitask and switch between different apps, or you're into graphics-heavy gaming, nothing will be too much for this Samsung release to handle.
The phone is also compatible with Samsung DeX, and you can connect the device to a monitor or even a smart TV with Miracast for the full DeX experience. The handset runs on One UI 2.0, Samsung's own unique interface that's easy to use, and kind on battery life.
As for the camera system on board, there's an impressive 32MP single-lens selfie camera on the front, and a triple-lens 12MP+12MP+8MP lens on the rear. The rear camera system comes with a range of exclusive Samsung photography features, including 30x Space Zoom, 3x Optical Zoom and a dedicated Night Mode to help you capture beautiful photos in the dark. There's even Single Take, which uses AI to ensure you always capture key moments in both photo and video form. Once enabled, just hit the shutter button and the device will automatically get to work. You'll then be presented with a selection of photos, and 3 to 10 second video clips, to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
At a glance: 6.9-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 108MP+12MP+12MP rear camera, 10MP front camera, 4,500 mAh battery, 164.8x77.2x8.1mm, 208g.
With its ground-breaking camera specs and iconic Samsung S Pen on board, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is a fantastic choice for anyone who loves to get creative with their smartphone. The premium device in the Note20 Series, you certainly won't be let down by this impressive handset.
There's plenty of space to make annotations, edit photos and stream your favourite shows, thanks to the 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. Offering a Quad HD+ resolution, you can be confident you'll always receive the clearest picture, while the 120Ghz refresh rate means transitions will always be seamless - a must for smartphone gamers who need the fastest response times possible.
You'll find the S Pen tucked away on the bottom left, and the handset is protected on the front and back by resilient Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Working away inside the phone there's also an octa-core CPU, 12GB RAM and an advanced Exynos 990 chipset.
The most exciting element of this Samsung smartphone has to be its rear camera system. Made up of an amazing 108MP main lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view and a 12MP telephoto lens capable of 50x Space Zoom, anything is possible. Shoot from far away, take photos up close, snap away in broad daylight or capture the finest details at night - this phone can handle it all with ease.
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra also supports both wireless charging and 25W fast charging, and comes with a long-lasting 4,500 mAh battery. You can even make the most of Samsung's PowerShare technology with this phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 5G
At a glance: 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 12MP+64MP+12MP rear camera, 10MP front camera, 4,300 mAh battery, 161.6x75.1x8.3mm, 192g.
If you like the sound of the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, but you're looking for something at a lower cost, why not consider the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G. Both phones share identical specs, however the Note20 5G is ready to connect to the next-generation 5G network whenever you're in a supported area.
Both handsets come with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, that's fully capable of delivering stunning images in Full HD. Paired with AKG stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos sound, a cinematic experience is guaranteed no matter what you're watching.
Ensuring the design remains uninterrupted, Samsung has added an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner directly into the screen for quick yet secure access. The handsets have been crafted using Samsung's Glasstic technology, so you'll be able to enjoy a glossy, glass-like appearance while benefitting from the durability of Samsung's plastic frame.
On the front, meanwhile, you'll find a 10MP selfie camera, and on the back there's a triple-lens rear camera system. Made from a 12MP main lens, a 64MP telephoto lens that's perfect for bokeh and macro shots, and a final 12MP ultra-wide lens, being creative with your photography is easy, and shooting in low light won't be a problem. The Note20 duo is also capable of shooting videos in 8K and 4K, and the on-board S Pen can even be used from afar to activate the shutter button during shoots.
As for power, the phones shares many similarities with the premium Note20 Ultra. All three run on Android 10 and Samsung One UI 2.5, and come with an Exynos 990 chipset and octa-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy S20
At a glance: 6.2-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 64MP+12MP+12MP rear camera, 10MP front camera, 4,000 mAh battery, 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm, 163g.
The most affordable handset in Samsung's Galaxy S20 range, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is a stunning, cutting-edge smartphone with an all-glass design and 6.2-inch Infinity-O display. Designed to provide a fully immersive viewing experience, you can expect nothing less than refined, vibrant streaming, gaming and browsing from this Samsung flagship - it even has the option to switch to a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother gameplay.
Thanks to a triple-lens rear camera, professional-looking photography is covered. The 64MP + 12MP + 12MP camera system has been designed to take images in incredible detail; not only can you capture photos with a 123-degree field of view, you can also utilise the 30x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom to really focus in on objects further away. Live Focus helps you to gain more control over the blurred background effect, and you can film in an outstanding 8K resolution - a Samsung first. With Samsung's Video Snap, you'll also be able to grab 33MP stills from any 8K video, and there's even a built-in editing suite so you can adjust your photos and movies after the shutter has been pressed.
Fuelling all of this is a resilient octa-core CPU, Android 10 and a long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery capable of wireless charging, fast charging and PowerShare (a Samsung feature that enables power to be wirelessly transferred from one device to another).
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
At a glance: 6.2-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 64MP+12MP+12MP rear camera, 10MP front camera, 4,000 mAh battery, 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm, 163g.
If the Samsung Galaxy S20 caught your eye, but you’d prefer a 5G-ready phone instead - the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is your answer. With the exception of 5G connectivity, this device is exactly the same as the basic Samsung Galaxy S20.
With the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, you'll automatically connect to the available 5G network whenever you're in a 5G area. Alongside a more reliable service overall, this brings low latency times and super-fast downloads. You can download films in seconds, and you won't have to worry about lagging during gameplay or streaming ever again.
5G speeds complement this handset perfectly, helping you to get the most out of that edge-to-edge Infinity-O display and super powerful core, made from an Exynos 990 chipset, 4,000 mAh battery and fuelled by Android 10. The same triple-lens rear camera and 10MP front camera are at the ready to snap those precious moments with unrivalled clarity, and you'll also have the choice between 8K, 4K, and Full HD video recording.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
At a glance: 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, quad-lens 64MP+12MP+12MP+DepthVision rear camera, 10MP front camera, 4,500 mAh battery, 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm, 186g.
Continuing with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the next step up in the range is the Samsung Galaxy S20+. Another 5G-ready handset which can offer the many advantages of this next generation network, this device also has a bigger 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, an increased 4,500 mAh battery with both PowerShare and fast charging capabilities, 12GB RAM instead of 8GB and an upgraded quad-lens rear camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ sits in the middle of the S20 series when it comes to screen size - it's not quite as large as the S20 Ultra, but it's bigger than both S20 devices. Hidden inside is an Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner for secure yet fast access, and it adds to the overall seamless design of the phone. The screen stretches from edge-to-edge with no disruptions, and you can always guarantee an uninterrupted picture.
As for the camera setup, you'll find the same 10MP camera for selfies and video calls, alongside a 64MP telephoto lens, 12MP Ultra Wide lens, 12MP wide-angle lens and an extra DepthVision lens on the rear. The addition of this not only gives you more control over the background blur in photos, but it makes AI features like Quick Measure and 3D scanner possible.
Samsung Galaxy A41
At a glance: 6.1-inch Infinity-U display, 48MP +8MP+5MP rear camera, 3,500 mAh battery, 149.9 x 69.8 x 7.9mm, 152g.
The Samsung Galaxy A41 is packed full of fantastic smartphone specs and, thanks to the device being part of Samsung's mid-range A series, it's accompanied by an attractive budget-friendly price tag,
Powering the phone is a 3,500 mAh battery, that's not only capable of providing up to 25 hours of talk time, but can boot up from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes with 15W Fast Charge. With ample power at your disposal, you'll be able to make the most of the best features without having to worry about running out of charge, meaning you can game without limits, or experiment with the handset's triple-lens camera as much as you like.
Sitting neatly at the top of the handset, the triple-lens rear camera system has everything you could ever need to take amazing photos day or night. There's a 48MP main camera in the middle, as well as an 8MP ultra-wide camera and 5MP depth camera sitting on either side. Budding photographers will love experimenting with the depth camera: you can adjust the amount of background blur before and after you take a photo, giving you more control over that coveted bokeh effect.
The phone also features a 25MP front-facing camera, can record in 1080p @ 30fps and is supported by an advanced core which runs on Samsung's latest interface One UI 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy A51
At a glance: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 48MP+12MP+5MP+5MP rear camera, 32MP front camera, 4,000 mAh, 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm, 172g.
Part of Samsung's mid-range A series, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is a great choice if you'd like a smartphone that can offer some of the best Samsung tech, at a more affordable price point than the manufacturer's high-profile flagships.
The Galaxy A51 doesn't hold back when it comes to specs either, alongside an amazing 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP quad-lens rear camera and 32MP front camera, you'll also find a defined 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner and a 4,000 mAh battery.
There's even a strong core hidden away underneath the handsets slick exterior, which features Samsung's Game Booster, designed to enhance gaming performance by disabling notifications and optimising temperature, memory and battery use.
Samsung Galaxy A71
At a glance: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, quad-lens 64MP+12MP+5MP+5MP rear camera, 32MP front camera, 4,500 mAh battery, 163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7mm, 179g.
From the same budget-friendly A series, the Samsung Galaxy A71 steps things up a notch: you'll notice a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, boosted 4,500 mAh battery and upgraded quad-lens camera on this device.
An identical 32MP front-facing camera sits neatly inside an O-shaped notch at the top-centre of the Samsung Galaxy A71, ready for shooting your best side and snapping great selfies. It's also a must for making the most of AR Emoji, and for taking high definition video calls. The rear camera sees a larger 64MP main lens, alongside a 12MP Ultra Wide lens, 5MP Depth lens and a 5MP macro lens that's designed for close-up shots. As for video, you'll be able to film in 4K on the Galaxy A71, and Samsung's Super Steady Mode will keep all HD videos free from unwanted shakiness.