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

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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung has galore options wrong its smartphone portfolio, from the flagship Galaxy Z folding models to the latest Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges.

There's besides the sub-flagship Galaxy A scope to consider, arsenic good arsenic the older Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z models. Choosing the close Galaxy for you if it's Samsung you are aft is nary casual task. 

We've breached down the 4 halfway ranges - Galaxy S, Note, A and Z - and the devices disposable wrong each to assistance you take the close Samsung instrumentality for you and your budget.

Quick Summary

• The Galaxy Z bid is Samsung's folding smartphones, sitting astatine the apical of the portfolio successful presumption of terms and offering the company's latest innovations successful design.

• The Samsung Galaxy S scope is the company's main flagship smartphone range. All of its models person a premium waterproof design, tons of powerfulness and the champion cameras. 

• The Samsung Galaxy Note bid is often much costly than the S range, but it adds S Pen functionality with the stylus built into a metallic and solid design. The wide look has akin traits to the Galaxy S range.

• The Samsung Galaxy A is the sub-flagship range, sitting beneath the S scope successful presumption of price, but borrowing respective of its plan features including afloat displays and under-screen fingerprint sensors successful immoderate models.

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Samsung Galaxy Z

The Samsung Galaxy Z bid sits astatine the apical of the Galaxy portfolio successful presumption of price, chiefly down to their folding designs. The 2 latest models are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. There's besides the somewhat older Z Fold 2 folding instrumentality 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 beforehand (f/2.0) + 4MP UPC
  • Storage: 256GB, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 4400mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the 4th procreation of the vertically-folding device, featuring a refined plan implicit its predecessor, on with waterproofing and a faster refresh complaint screen display.

It offers the aforesaid rear camera setup arsenic the Z Fold 2, but the large quality with the latest exemplary isn't conscionable the hardware upgrade but the instauration of an under-display camera connected 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), 2 10MP beforehand (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 256GB, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 succeeds the archetypal Galaxy Fold, offering the aforesaid book-style plan with a vertical fold but featuring a fig of refinements, including a hinge redesign. There's besides a larger outer show connected committee and punch spread beforehand cameras for a neater finish. 

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 fixed immoderate of the biggest issues with the archetypal Fold truthful if you're aft a folding smartphone but can't spend the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 mightiness beryllium worthy considering if you tin find it astatine 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 beforehand (f/2.4)
  • Storage: 256GB, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 3300mAh

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The Samusung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is an update to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, not lone bringing waterproofing to the horizontal folding party, but offering a much refined plan with a larger - and much functional - screen show and amended positioned cameras.

There's a processor upgrade excessively - arsenic you would expect - and though RAM, retention and artillery capableness doesn't alteration from the Z Flip 5G, the main show does get a refresh complaint update to 120Hz. It's a quality 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 beforehand (f/2.4)
  • Storage: 256GB, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 3300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G folds horizontally alternatively than vertically similar the Fold, resulting successful a precise chill clamshell plan similar the newer Z Flip 3. A small similar an older Galaxy S exemplary folded successful half. There is simply a 4G exemplary with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and a 5G exemplary moving the Snapdragon 865+.

The Z Flip 5G allows you to person a larger show but without that magnitude successful your pouch and the hinge plan offers assorted viewing angles. There are immoderate compromises successful presumption of camera and artillery but for those aft retro chill wherever the Z Flip 3 is retired of reach, the Z Flip could decidedly beryllium the Galaxy for you.

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Samsung Galaxy S

The 2021 flagships for the Galaxy S scope are the S21, S21+ and the S21 Ultra, succeeding the S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra from 2020. There's besides the cheaper but large S20 FE to consider. In 2019, determination was the Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+, which are inactive disposable to buy. We wouldn't urge going further backmost than that due to the fact that of a deficiency of bundle 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, nary microSD 
  • Battery: 4000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 succeeds the S20, offering a caller processor, 5G capabilites, a flimsy redesign, but different a precise akin offering to the 2020 handset. It offers a level show alternatively of curved, and a driblet successful solution to Full HD+.

The worldly decorativeness is besides integrative alternatively than glass, similar the Galaxy S20 FE. It offers the aforesaid camera hardware arsenic the S20 however, arsenic good arsenic the aforesaid artillery capableness and RAM. It's the introduction constituent into the caller 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, nary microSD 
  • Battery: 4800mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21+ offers astir identical specifications to its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S21. It is somewhat larger and heavier, offering a bigger show but similar the S21, it is simply a level show with a Full HD+ solution alternatively than curved similar the S20+

The camera hardware is the aforesaid arsenic the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S20, ditching the extent sensor from the Galaxy S20+. We expect it to present bully results and this 2021 exemplary has a artillery summation 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, nary microSD 
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the apical of the S21 range, offering the largest display, a solid and metallic body, an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and a sharper show than the S21 and S21+.

It besides has a antithetic camera loadout than the different 2 devices successful the scope with 2 telephoto lenses connected board. Additionally, the S21 Ultra comes with S Pen functionality, putting it up against the Note range, adjacent though the quality present is that the Ultra doesn't person the S Pen included. It's the astir costly of the S21 scope nevertheless truthful beryllium prepared to excavation 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 aft the remainder of the Galaxy S20 scope but it offers a batch for its terms constituent - which is rather a spot little than the Galaxy S20. The FE, oregon Fan Edition, offers a large show with a 120Hz refresh rate, on with a plan that is the aforesaid arsenic the S20 scope but with a integrative assemblage alternatively of glass.

It drops the surface solution to Full HD+ similar the S21 and S21+ and it has a level show with larger bezels than the remainder of the S20 range, but it offers a bully camera loadout, a bully artillery and it's a large price. Keep successful caput that the Galaxy S21 FE - which would win this instrumentality - is rumoured to beryllium 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 instauration for the 2020 phones, updating the Galaxy S10, with caller hardware, a caller show that offers 120Hz, a bigger artillery and caller cameras. 

The camera gets a caller sensor with larger pixels and a much awesome zoom statement giving you up to 30X integer zoom, arsenic good arsenic 8K video capture. This exemplary besides comes successful 4G oregon 5G versions. It's much affordable than the bigger devices, but the show is smaller. Overall, it's a bully coagulated 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 astir apt the saccharine spot for galore successful the S20 series, successful presumption of size, but it lone comes arsenic a 5G handset successful galore markets, making it look comparatively costly compared to the S10+ that it replaces. 

It besides offers tons of power, that large show with 120Hz for those who privation it, and a caller camera strategy - the aforesaid arsenic the Galaxy S20 and S21 but with an added extent sensor - which doesn't look to bash much. The artillery is respectable making this a bully 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 retired to beryllium the top of the Galaxy S20 household with large everything: large display, large battery, large camera resolutions. Just similar the S21 Ultra that replaces it. That all, sadly, comes astatine a large price.

On the full the S20 Ultra is simply a large phone, but the artillery mightiness not past arsenic agelong arsenic you expect and the cameras are a small oversold, truthful the 100X zoom header doesn't truly 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), level Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP wide + 12MP main; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB oregon 256GB, microSD enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3100mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e was primitively the cheapest of the S10 range, offering a level show and a carnal fingerprint sensor, alternatively than a curved surface and under-display sensor. On the back, the S10e has a dual camera alternatively of triple.

It misses retired connected a mates of the features but the S10e inactive offers a caller design, arsenic good arsenic beauteous physique prime and bully hardware. It's undercut by the awesome S10 Lite however, which appears to connection much 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 enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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An summation to the S10 range, this handset debuted alongside the Note 10 Lite astatine CES 2020 successful aboriginal January. 

It fits into the scope supra the S10e. Why? It has much cameras, a larger surface and a bigger battery. It's really the largest of the modular S10 series, having the aforesaid surface size arsenic the S10 5G. 

It besides has immoderate different premium specs, not slightest the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 level nether the hood. Confusing, but fixed the price, precise 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 oregon 512GB, microSD enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3400mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is simply a large device, featuring a beauteous plan and plentifulness of features including an in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging.

There's a triple camera connected the rear and the 19.5:9 facet ratio show is stunning, portion the bundle acquisition is up determination 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 oregon 1TB, microSD enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4100mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10+ features an outstanding display, superb dependable prime and a large bundle acquisition packed afloat of features.

The plan is great, it has a amusive wide-angle camera and it offers strengths successful each areas, delivering 1 of the champion 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 beforehand + 3D Depth Camera
  • Storage: 256GB oregon 512GB, microSD enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G follows a precise akin plan to the S10+ but it's larger, has a mates of other cameras and astir importantly, it is 5G-enabled.

It's not cheap, but it has a bully design, large camera imaginable and if you're aft a 5G phone, it's an enactment worthy considering arsenic it should beryllium disposable astatine bully prices present the S10 scope has been superseded twice.

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Samsung Galaxy Note

The main models successful the Galaxy Note scope are the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra (and their 5G variants), each of which launched successful August 2020. Don't disregard the Note 10 Lite, Note 10 and Note 10+ if you're funny successful the Note though. There is no caller Note coming successful 2021.

As ever, lone opt for a Note if you're going to marque usage of the S Pen stylus and see the S21 Ultra, oregon the Galaxy Z Fold 3 if you privation 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), level Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 64MP telephoto; 10MP front
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB (5G), 256GB (LTE), nary microSD support
  • Battery: 4300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 offers a akin plan to the Note 10 it succeeds, but it opts for a level show and changes the camera lodging connected the rear to a much pronounced offering. There's besides a 'glasstic' rear alternatively of solid but the wide plan is beauteous and neat.

The camera strategy is the aforesaid arsenic what you'll find successful the Galaxy S20 and S21 truthful it should present large things, and portion the show sticks to a 60Hz refresh complaint and there's nary microSD enactment again, if you're looking for a telephone with an integrated stylus past there's small amended than the note-taking imaginable 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 borderline 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 astatine the apical of the Galaxy Note bid and it offers immoderate of the champion exertion Samsung has to offer. It has a akin plan to the Note 10+ but changes things up successful the rear camera lodging arsenic good arsenic the camera marque up. A akin offering to the S20 Ultra is connected committee but with a laser sensor to assistance with the zoom - which has dropped to 50X alternatively of 100X.

After astir 10 years astatine the cutting edge, the Samsung Galaxy Note bid is inactive connected apical of its game. Yes, it's casual to spot the Note 20 Ultra arsenic "just different Note" - but that's due to the fact that it's got truthful overmuch right.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, 168g, IP68
  • Display: 6.3-inches, 2280 x 1080 (401ppi), dual borderline Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP + 16MP + 12MP; 10MP front
  • Storage: 256GB, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 3500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers a cleaner plan than the S10 scope with vertical rear camera setup and a centralised punch-hole beforehand camera.

It was the archetypal Note instrumentality to connection a smaller surface but it retains each the S Pen show of the different models. A few compromises person been made, specified arsenic a little solution show and nary microSD support, but the Note 10 is simply a large enactment for those that person ever wanted a Note but whitethorn person recovered it excessively big. There's the enactment 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 borderline Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + Depth; 10MP front
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB, microSD enactment (up to 1TB)
  • Battery: 4300mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has the aforesaid plan arsenic the Note 10 but connected a larger scale. It besides ups the rear camera lenses to four, adding a extent sensor and it increases the surface solution and size too.

The S Pen stylus and its motion controls are great, portion the immense surface and neat punch spread camera are everything you'd anticipation for from the Note series. There's besides creaseless and speedy operation, making the Note 10+ a fabulous handset. Like the modular Note 10, determination 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 successful January 2020 and is an introduction to the Note scope that reflects what Samsung tried to bash with the S10e - person a cheaper exemplary that inactive retained a premium name. 

It's nary slouch with an Exynos 9810 octa-core level underpinning everything and it lone features a fewer country cuts arsenic opposed to the main Note 10 models. It's besides bigger than the modular Note 10, but somewhat smaller than the Note 10+. 

It doesn't, however, rather person the specs to vie with the S10 Lite.

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Samsung Galaxy A

Samsung besides offers a wide scope of A models, which mightiness beryllium worthy considering depending connected what you privation from your smartphone. There's immoderate overlap with Galaxy S phones, particularly astatine the apical 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 enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G has a ample show with a tiny waterdrop notch astatine the apical and a triple vertical camera connected the rear, neatly positioned successful the apical near corner. It's besides Snapdragon 855, truthful this is flagship grade, adjacent if it is 2019 flagship grade.

There are immoderate fantabulous features onboard this device, not conscionable a beauteous plan and physique prime 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, nary microSD support
  • Battery: 3700mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a huge, uninterrupted show acknowledgment to the automatic descent up rotating camera. We weren't 100 per cent sold connected the rotating mechanism's durability, but the A80 is simply a beauteous looking instrumentality with immoderate large features.

There are immoderate fantabulous specs nether its hood, including plentifulness of RAM, a artillery that volition apt spot you done the day, arsenic good arsenic an under-display fingerprint sensor, bringing tons of flagship features for little wealth 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 enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A72 was released successful March 2021, and is an update to the Galaxy A71. It brings with it newer hardware, but akin halfway specs. The Infinity-O show is the aforesaid arsenic its predecessor, but there's a leap successful artillery capableness and a somewhat antithetic camera setup.

The extent sensor recovered connected the A71 is replaced by a telephoto sensor, allowing for 3x optical zoom. If you emotion the S21 scope but you can't warrant the terms tag, the A72 is fractional the terms with plentifulness 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 extent + 5MP macro; 32MP (f/2.2) front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 4500mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is an update implicit the A51, adding 5G capabilities and camera improvements. There's an LTE exemplary of the A52 too, but it offers somewhat antithetic specifications.

The A52 5G is inactive a mid-range device, but it offers a beauteous design, punch spread display, quad camera and a decent-sized battery. There's besides microSD enlargement - thing the flagship Galaxy S21 scope 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 extent + 5MP macro; 25MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD enactment up to 512GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G updates the A41, moving to a larger show - though dropping the solution - offering a importantly larger battery, and doubling the basal storage, arsenic good arsenic adding 5G capabilities.

It keeps the Infinity-U display, truthful there's a h2o driblet notch astatine the top, alternatively than the punch spread that you'll find connected the A52 5G. There's a step-up successful the fig of cameras from the A41 though, adding a macro camera for a quad setup connected 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 extent + 2MP macro; 13MP front
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G was released successful January 2021 and it slots successful beneath the A42 5G, offering a akin waterdrop display, but a rear plan person to the A72.

It drops the solution of the macro sensor compared to the Galaxy A42 5G, and drops the beforehand camera solution too, but this fund smartphone offers a decent plan and 5G capabilities and a immense artillery 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 beforehand (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a immense show with a bully resolution, though it opts for a waterdrop notch similar the A32 5G and A42 5G, making it look a small much dated than the Galaxy A52 5G and its punch spread selfie camera.

There's a immense artillery connected committee this instrumentality though, which should much than spot you done the day, a triple camera connected the rear, a carnal fingerprint sensor and microSD enactment for retention enlargement too. For the price, the A22 5G could beryllium a bully enactment for those that privation a Samsung with a large screen, large artillery 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 extent + 2MP macro, 8MP beforehand (f/2.2)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A12 is 1 of the cheaper A smartphones, but it offers a large display, large artillery and microSD enactment for retention expansion.

The plan isn't our favourite of the Galaxy A options, but determination is simply a quad camera connected 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 beforehand (f/2.2)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD enactment up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy A02 is the cheapest A exemplary instrumentality but it inactive has a immense show for its footprint, a ample artillery capableness that should easy spot you done a time and past immoderate and plentifulness of retention from the 1TB microSD support.

It doesn't person a fingerprint sensor and portion it offers a triple rear camera, the much costly A devices volition connection amended results, but if you're aft a inexpensive Samsung instrumentality with an inoffensive plan and basal specifications, the Galaxy A02 mightiness beryllium the 1 for you.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 26 September 2018.

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