Latest Samsung phone reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

By Chris Hall

If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: The best Android phone, bar none
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: The best Android phone, bar none

By Chris Hall

Samsung broke the mould with its Galaxy S8 handsets, producing two devices that are the same spec, apart from screen size and battery capacity. If you want this phone, just pick the size that fits you with no compromises or additional considerations.That's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A refined evolution
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A refined evolution

By Cam Bunton

The Galaxy S9 is now on sale. For the last few years only one big name Android phone maker has made a success of offering a non-compromise flagship phone and charging a premium for it: Samsung. The Galaxy brand has developed over the years to become... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: If it ain't broke, don't fix it
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

By Chris Hall

The Galaxy S9+ is now on sale. But looking at the new phone and you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the Galaxy S8+.For some the immediate reaction is that Samsung hasn't evolved this phone since the last iteration (as with the standard Galaxy S9). The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

By Dan Grabham

We love flagship phones, but there's a reason that shelling out for a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8 can seem a bit of a folly. Why? Because mid-range phones are getting so good. Honor. Moto. Lenovo. Nokia. All produced very decent Android-based devices last year.Samsung... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece

By Mike Lowe

With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position of offering something exciting in the Galaxy S8. It's a phone that defines flagship design with its visually... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion

By Chris Hall

Samsung has drawn a line between its two flagship handsets for 2016, launching a 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7, partnered with a 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The latter, more visually striking model with curved edges, has taken the lion's share of the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Premium feel at a mid-range price
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Premium feel at a mid-range price

By Cam Bunton

In a market where small, disruptive companies are releasing phones with flagship specifications at low prices - think OnePlus, Honor and Oppo - it's harder for big companies like Samsung to compete in the traditional model.Samsung knows how to make an... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat
0.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Note family is characterised by one thing: the inclusion of a stylus (that's S Pen in Samsung speak). Previously, the Note stood slightly apart from other devices because of its size. However, as phones have grown, it has been accepted that... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The unsung hero?
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The unsung hero?

By Chris Hall

Samsung's dual-flagship strategy is now in full force, with the launch of both a regular Samsung Galaxy S7 and a larger SGS7 edge model.The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is very much the headline hog, with its dual curved edges and larger display it's the hero... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus review: The edge of reason
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus review: The edge of reason

By Mike Lowe

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a stunning phone to look at, one that has literally turned heads in our 10 days of daily use. Its curved screen edges make its design stand out from the crowd, so if ever you wanted a phone to get tongues wagging then, well,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on: Classy evolution but no UK launch currently planned

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on: Classy evolution but no UK launch currently planned

By Rik Henderson

We have to admit, our mouths gaped open when we were told that Samsung has strategically decided to not launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK. Instead, it will initially only be available in North America and select Asian markets.Samsung UK will concentrate... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus hands-on: Supersized and sexier than ever

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus hands-on: Supersized and sexier than ever

By Rik Henderson

These days it's hard to keep a lid on new smartphone releases and we think it's safe to say that everybody and their dogs knew that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus (or Galaxy S6 edge +, to give it its Google-unfriendly moniker) was coming.But, seeing... Read more

Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software

Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software

By Chris Hall

TouchWiz sits over the top of Android in Samsung's devices. The latest to join this party is the Samsung Galaxy S6, which ushers in a range of changes over its predecessor, the Galaxy S5. Samsung isn't as openly formulaic as HTC when it comes to talking... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)

By Mike Lowe

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a radical phone. After a tepid response to 2014's Samsung Galaxy S5, the Korean giant had to do something special to stand out and get back to the top of its game.The "standard" Galaxy S6, with its new metal build, is an... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's crowning moment
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's crowning moment

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the best Samsung smartphone ever made. Now that's an easy statement to make when it's the newest device to hit the market, but speaking relatively, we think it's the best to launch since the Samsung Galaxy S II fluked its way... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior

By Mike Lowe

In this job we are constantly jostling between different phones. Often they're the latest and greatest handsets, so when a mid-range model such as the Samsung Galaxy A5 comes along we tend to cross our fingers and hope there will be something standout... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera explored: Is this the best phone camera to date?

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera explored: Is this the best phone camera to date?

By Mike Lowe

Samsung didn't only shout loudly about the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge designs at its Unpacked conference at this year's Mobile World Congress, it also made some major boasts about the new camera. 
Here's the skinny: both front and rear cameras utilise... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on: Giving the people what they want

Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on: Giving the people what they want

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has unleashed its latest flagship handset onto the world in the form of its Galaxy S6.Improvements to battery life and charging, performance, the screen, the cameras, software and a redesign make this appear to be a big jump for Samsung.But are... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: A bezel-free revolution begins

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: A bezel-free revolution begins

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship handset and its sibling. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is the first handset from the mighty manufacturer to feature a wrap-around screen that flows over the edges on both sides, hence the name.The Galaxy S6 edge,... Read more

Samsung A5 and A3 hands-on: Full metal jacket

Samsung A5 and A3 hands-on: Full metal jacket

By Stuart Miles

The Samsung A series, first announced late 2014, has made an appearance at CES in Las Vegas before its UK debut and we were on hand to have a play.Cased in metal, this is a new direction for Samsung and most likely the response to the negativity that... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The edge of excellence
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The edge of excellence

By Mike Lowe

When we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge we thought of it as a design showcase; a "look at what we can do" smartphone with greater precedence given to its show-off factor than to usability. Why else have a modified Galaxy Note 4 with a single curved... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty

By Luke Edwards

Samsung was among the pioneers in creating mini versions of flagship phones. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, representing the handset's third generation, is here to cram more features than ever into the smaller smartphone form.With a 4.5-inch screen the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

By Mike Lowe

Big phones, phablets, or whatever term you want to call them - the big-screen category is here to stay. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 represents not only the most crucial big-screen device from the Korean company for a couple of years but, sub-genres brushed... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

By Luke Edwards

Samsung's first truly premium quality phone, the Galaxy Alpha, has arrived. Has Samsung got everything perfect for those people looking for a bit more luxury in their smartphone? Could it even be the replacement for the S5 flagship smartphone?We've been... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone until the Note 4 and Note Edge were unveiled a couple of days ago, many thought that the design owed something to Apple's iPhone - most notably the iPhone 4 and 4S.However, when we got to... Read more

Samsung Gear S Strap and blinged Galaxy Note 4 rear shells: Swarovski in the house

Samsung Gear S Strap and blinged Galaxy Note 4 rear shells: Swarovski in the house

By Rik Henderson

As previously reported, Swarovski has once again partnered with Samsung to provide crystal-encrusted options for a couple of its newly announced products.The Samsung Gear S Strap is a bling-tastic version of the new smartwatch from the company. It has... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

By Mike Lowe

The big news from Samsung Unpacked 2014 in Berlin is the flagship Galaxy Note 4. But with that came a bit of a surprise: the curved-edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.The Note Edge isn't a curved phone in the same sense as the Samsung Galaxy Round or the LG... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

By Mike Lowe

Big phones are a big deal these days, and Samsung has just unveiled its next big-deal instalment in the Note series: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pocket-lint handled the new phablet ahead of its official unveil at Samsung Unpacked in Berlin - and boy oh... Read more

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

By Mike Lowe

Samsung makes plenty of quality electronics products and we've been taken by many of its smartphones and cameras over the years. Now it's condensed much of that expertise into one phone-camera (or should that camera-phone?): the Galaxy K Zoom.Although... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Z review

Hands-on: Samsung Z review

By Stuart Miles

The Samsung Z is the company's first Tizen smartphone that will be commercially available for the public to buy. And if successful, there are feelings that it could herald a new age for Samsung. So should Google be worried that it is about to lose its... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 Moschino case and Nicholas Kirkwood case review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 Moschino case and Nicholas Kirkwood case review

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, has been available to buy for a few weeks now and if you already have your hands on one, it's likely you will want it to stay looking new for a while yet. Luckily for you the South Korean giant has teamed up... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has dabbled with the smartphone/compact camera angle before, most recently with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, but it's so confident in market expansion that it has created an all-new range identity. While many might think that its latest phone come camera... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available, but if you want an SGS5 with added bling then the Copper Gold edition might have caught your eye. Frankly, it'd be hard for anyone to ignore, whether you're a fan of the different colour finish or not.But before... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to be one of the best selling devices of 2014. It is the successor to the incredibly successful Galaxy S4 that, despite the attempts of HTC, Sony Mobile and LG, sold by the truckload.But the launch of the SGS5 was overshadowed... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

There are some great black editions around. The muted stylings of the Audi A5 Black Edition or the carbonfibre interior of the Mercedes SLS Black series. Now Samsung is getting in on the act with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition. Ok it's perhaps a... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 review

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy S5, which will launch globally on 11 April, and we got an early look at the hotly anticipated device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.With a fingerprint scanner, heart... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

By Ian Morris

Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

By Ian Morris

We've had the new Samsung Galaxy Note since Wednesday morning, and we're right in the middle of testing and reviewing, so expect to see our cogent thoughts on Monday. But for now, how about we take a look at one of the really cool features together, namely... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

By Luke Edwards

Samsung led the way with big smartphones. It started the phablet name. So now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is here we're eager to see third time really is the charm.Standing tallAt 5.7-inches this is definitely putting the tablet in phablet. But at... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

By Ian Morris

The reaction when you show the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to someone is usually comical. It is, in anyone's book, a massive phone. All 6.3-inches of that screen. Some people don't even know it's a phone until you point out that it has an earpiece and show... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

By Ian Morris

There's a division in the world of smartphones. There are phones that are normal-sized and phones that are super-sized. You will like one type or the other, more than likely, and we naturally seem to fall into the latter, rather liking the bigger phones... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
3.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

By Mike Lowe

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a phone… Or is it a camera? It's somewhere between both - a Galaxy S4 mini-alike with a 10x optical zoom compact camera strapped to its rear. Conceptually that's brilliant for snapping shots a step above many a standard... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is closest of the S4 family of devices to the original model. It offers similar points on the spec sheet when it comes to the display size, the hardware that powers it, and the overall experience that it offers: the same can't... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

Samsung, it seems, is intent on using the S4 name wherever it can. Announced at the beginning of June, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is the Korean giant's take on the tough phone, challenging the Sony Xperia Z in the tough stakes.The display on the front... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is an S4 in design, if not quite cut from the same cloth. Pinning the S4 label on it might confuse some, as this smaller-format Galaxy device doesn't quite match up to its bigger brother.In the hand it feels every bit like the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4

By Ian Morris

It's one of the most anticipated handsets of the year, it's the follow-up to one of the best-selling phones of last year, and it has been hyped to the extent that Samsung is starting to look like it's going to teach Apple a thing or two about generating... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 S View cover review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 S View cover review

By Rik Henderson

When Samsung launched its Galaxy S4 Android smartphone in New York a month ago, it also revealed a family of official accessories that would accompany its release. Later this year we'll see a gamepad which turns it into a handheld console, which was rather... Read more