Samsung has numerous smartphones within its portfolio, from the latest flagship models including the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 9 to older, and now more affordable, models like the Galaxy S9. There is also the sub-flagship Galaxy A range that starts around the £140 mark and hits around £580 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 a lovely 19.5:9 aspect ratio dual-edge display 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 similar metal and glass design as the older models.

• 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
  • Price (RRP): £669

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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
  • Price (RRP): £799

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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
  • Price (RRP): £899

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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
  • Price (RRP): £1099

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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 currently your only option.

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
  • Price (RRP): £619

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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 £140 cheaper and nearly £200 cheaper than its successor.

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
  • Price (RRP): £749

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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 £150 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
  • Price (RRP): £449

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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 sub-£500 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
  • Price (RRP): £649

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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 £650 price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy Note

The latest model in the Galaxy Note range is the Note 9, which launched in August 2018 and is expected to be replaced in August 2019. Don't ignore the Note 8 if you're interested in the Note though.

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 sits at the top of Samsung's Note line up for now, featuring 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. It is also expensive though so you might consider the S10+ if the S Pen isn't essential to you and you want the latest hardware. You might also want to wait for the Note 10, which is due to be announced on 7 August.

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 latest model 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 devices in the Galaxy A range are the A80 and A70, which sit at the top of the range, though Samsung also offers a number of other cheaper A models, which might be worth considering depending on what you want from your smartphone.

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
  • Price (RRP): £579

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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 under the £600 mark.

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
  • Price (RRP): £369

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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-£XXX 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.