Samsung has numerous smartphones within its portfolio, from the latest flagship models including the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 devices to older, and now more affordable, models like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9. There is also the sub-flagship Galaxy A range that starts around the £140 mark and hits around £669 for the top of the range model.

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

Quick Summary

• The Samsung Galaxy S range is the company's main flagship smartphone range. Its models have a glass and metal waterproof design, along with lovely 19.5:9 aspect ratio dual-edge displays in the case if the newer models, and 18.5:9 in the older models.

• The Samsung Galaxy Note series is 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 including a dual-edge display.

• 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.

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Samsung Galaxy S

The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ are the latest devices in the Galaxy S range, but the S9 and S9+ are still available to buy, as are the S8 and S8+, and at good prices too.

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 (f/2.2) + 12MP (f/1.5 to f/2.4, AF, OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/1.9, AF)
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3100mAh
  • Colours: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the cheapest of the latest 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 latest features but the S10e still offers a new and fresh design, as well as a lovely build quality and the latest hardware.

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 (AF, OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/1.9, AF)
  • Storage: 128GB or 512GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • Colours: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a great device, featuring an all-new design and plenty of new 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 (AF, OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/1.9, AF)
  • Storage: 128GB, 512GB or 1TB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4100mAh
  • Colours: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue

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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 new design is fabulous, 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 (AF, OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/1.9, AF) + 3D Depth Camera
  • Storage: 256GB or 512GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Colours: Crown Silver, Majestic Black, Royal Gold

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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 fantastic design, huge camera potential and if you're after a 5G Samsung experience, it's a great option though not your only one.

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm, 163g, IP68
  • Display: 5.8-inches, 2960 x 1440 (568ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.7, AF, OIS, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7, AF)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 400GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 is still an excellent smartphone, even though it isn't the latest anymore. It has a fantastic display, a lovely curved glass and metal design and it delivers a fluid performance.

The S9 has a smaller battery capacity than the S9+ and a single rear camera instead of dual, but it is also cheaper and cheaper than its successor too.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm, 189g, IP68
  • Display: 6.2-inches, 2960 x 1440 (531ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Dual 12MP (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7, AF)
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB, microSD support up to 400GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue

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The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has the same excellent design as the smaller S9, but it has dual rear cameras that deliver good low light shots and a 500mAh larger battery.

You also get a larger display that's only just shy of the Note series size but still manageable one-handed, even if not as large as the S10+ for the same footprint. The S9+ is cheaper than the S10+ though so well worth considering.

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm, 155g, IP68
  • Display: 5.8-inches, 2960 x 1440 (568ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.7, AF, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7,
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Midnight Black

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a very similar design to the S9, including the 18.5:9 aspect ratio display. The position of the rear fingerprint sensor is a little more awkward on the S8 than the S9 but aside from this, the two devices look almost identical.

You'll of course get slightly older hardware on the S8 compared to the S9, but the S8 is still a very compelling device, especially at its lower price point.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

  • Dimensions: 159.5, 73.4 x 8.1mm, 173g, IP68
  • Display: 6.2-inches, 2960 x 1440 (531ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: 12MP (f/1.7, AF, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Midnight Black

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Like the smaller model, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a similar design to the S9+, though the S9+ offers the repositioned fingerprint sensor, as well as a dual rear camera.

The S8+ is still an excellent device though with a great camera, fabulous display and a gorgeous design, even if not as fresh as the S10. It might not have the latest hardware inside but it's still a powerful handset that's well worthy of its now lower price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy Note

The latest models in the Galaxy Note range are the Note 10 and Note 10+ (and their 5G variants), all of which launched in August 2019. Don't ignore the Note 9 or Note 8 if you're interested in the Note though.

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: Triple 12MP + 16MP + 12MP (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/2.2, AF)
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, Aura Red

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of several Note devices at the top of the Note range, offering a cleaner design than the S range with a vertical rear camera setup and a centralised punch hole front camera.

It's 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. 

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: Quad 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + Depth (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/2.2, AF)
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB, microSD support (up to 1TB)
  • Battery: 4300mAh
  • Colours: Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Blue

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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 new 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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G

  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, 168g, IP68
  • Display: 6.3-inches, 2280 x 1080 (401ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Triple 12MP + 16MP + 12MP (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/2.2, AF)
  • Storage: 256GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, Aura Red

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G has the same design and hardware as the standard Note 10 but it has 5G connectivity. 

You'll get the same camera performance, design and S Pen performance as the Note 10 4G but you'll get faster connectivity on the 5G model, as long as you live in a 5G area and have a 5G SIM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm, 196g, IP68
  • Display: 6.8-inches, 3040 x 1440 (498ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Quad 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + Depth (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 10MP front (f/2.2, AF)
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB, microSD support (up to 1TB)
  • Battery: 4300mAh
  • Colours: Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Blue

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G offers the same design and specifications as the standard Note 10+ model, but it adds 5G connectivity.

Otherwise, you'll get the same camera, display, performance and S Pen connectivity as the standard model - just like you do with the smaller Note 10 5G compared to the standard Note 10.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 x mm, 201g, IP68
  • Display: 6.4-inches, 2960 x 1440 (514ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Dual 12MP (Dual Aperture, AF, Dual OIS, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7, AF)
  • Storage: 128GB/512GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple (UK), Metallic Copper (US)
  • Price (RRP): £799

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a similar design and hardware to the Galaxy S9+ but with the addition of the S Pen stylus and a larger battery capacity.

It is an exceptional device with an excellent display, great low light camera performance and a fantastic battery life. Despite being cheaper than it was when it first launched, you might consider the S9+ if the S Pen isn't essential to you and you want a slightly cheaper device with newer hardware.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, 195g, IP68
  • Display: 6.3-inches, 2960 x 1440 (522ppi), dual edge Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Dual 12MP (AF, OIS, 4K video), 8MP front (f/1.7, AF)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
  • Battery: 3300mAh
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Maple Gold
  • Price (RRP): £649

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has an almost identical design to the Note 9, aside from the repositioned fingerprint sensor. It is a brilliant device with a great camera performance, plenty of power and a wonderful display.

The Note 9 has a bigger battery, newer hardware and a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen for more features, but the Note 8 is a great option for those after a Note device but at a cheaper price.

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Samsung Galaxy A

The newest device in the Galaxy A range is the A90 5G, which sits at the top of the range, though Samsung also offers a number of other A models, which might be worth considering depending on what you want from your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4mm, 206g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Triple 48MP (f/2.0, AF, 4K video) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 8MP (f/2.2), 32MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Colours: White, Black

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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. 

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

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 (f/2.0, AF, 4K video) + 8MP (f/2.2) + HQVGA (f/1.2)
  • Storage: 128GB, no microSD support
  • Battery: 3700mAh
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Silver

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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 during our hands on, 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 than the flagship Galaxy devices,

Samsung Galaxy A70

  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm, 183g
  • Display: 6.7-inches, 2400 x 1080 (392ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Triple rear 32MP (f/1.7, AF, 4K video) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 8MP (f/2.2), 32MP (f/1.9) front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Coral, White

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn't have a full, uninterrupted display like the Galaxy A80, but it's not far off with only a small tear-drop notch at the top, resulting in a lovely design for the price.

It's not as powerful or as premium as the S10 range, but it offers decent features including an under-display fingerprint sensor, a huge battery capacity and microSD support - something the more expensive A80 doesn't offer. If you love the S10 range but you can't justify the £700+ price tag, the A70 is half the price with plenty to love.

Samsung Galaxy A50

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm, 166g
  • Display: 6.4-inches, 2340 x 1080 (403ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Triple rear 25MP (f/2.0, AF, FHD video) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 5MP (f/2.2), 25MP (f/2.0) front
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Coral, White
  • Price (RRP): £309

The Samsung Galaxy A50 offers many of the same features as the A70, including a tear-drop display and an under-screen fingerprint sensor, though it drops the display size and resolution, as well as the main camera resolution and front camera.

The A50 also drops in price too though and it still offers a good design, large display, big battery and microSD support, delivering plenty of desirable features for its sub-£350 price point.

Samsung Galaxy A40

  • Dimensions: 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9mm, 140g
  • Display: 5.9-inches, 2340 x 1080 (436ppi), Super AMOLED
  • Cameras: Dual rear 16MP (f/1.7, AF, FHD video) + 5MP (f/2.2), 25MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3100mAh
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Coral, White
  • Price (RRP): £219

The Samsung Galaxy A40 takes its design cues from the Galaxy A70 with a tear-drop notch at the top of the otherwise uninterrupted display. It's a smaller device, with a smaller screen and rather than a triple rear camera, it opts for a dual rear camera.

There is no under-display fingerprint sensor like the A70, with a rear-mounted physical sensor instead, but the design is nice, there is a decent-sized battery for the size and you get microSD support for extra storage up to 512GB.

Samsung Galaxy A20e

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7mm, 162g
  • Display: 5.8-inches, 1560 x 720 (296ppi), TFT LCD
  • Cameras: Dual rear 13MP (f/1.9, AF, FHD video) + 5MP (f/2.2), 8MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Coral, White
  • Price (RRP): £169

The Samsung Galaxy A20e takes things down one step further compared to the A40, though it still offers a large display within its footprint for a good viewing experience and a dual rear camera.

The resolution is a little lower than the A40 and there is no Super AMOLED display with LCD in its place, but you still get decent-sized battery, microSD support and a good choice of colour options.

Samsung Galaxy A10

  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm, 157g
  • Display: 6.2-inches, 1520 x 720 (271ppi), TFT LCD
  • Cameras: 13MP (f/1.9, AF, FHD video), 5MP front (f/2.0)
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD support up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • Colours: Black, Blue
  • Price (RRP): £139
The Samsung Galaxy A10 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 512GB microSD support.

It doesn't have a fingerprint sensor and it only offers a single rear camera and single front camera, but if you're after a cheap Samsung device with a nice design and basic specifications, the Galaxy A10 might be the one for you.