Latest Samsung phone reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 initial review: Super sexy with S Pen delights
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 initial review: Super sexy with S Pen delights By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy Note series is one of the best smartphone ranges out there. It's the device that made phablets so fashionable that no one even bothers to call them phablets anymore. There was a small blip in its excellence with the Galaxy Note 7 (RIP),... Read more

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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
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

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review By Rik Henderson

Samsung has finally unveiled its long-rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Pocket-lint has had a chance to play with one on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.We haven't had anywhere near enough time with the device for a full review,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305)
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305) By Ian Morris

It's fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most popular and most-loved handsets of the year. They're flying of shelves globally, and the insinuation that it's a knock-off of the iPhone doesn't seem to have found any resonance with the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
3.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S III Mini By Chris Hall

With the top end of the market practically sewn up, Samsung is looking to push that success into the middle of the pack with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. It looks like the company's top phone, but the specs see it as more of a replacement for the Samsung... Read more

Samsung ATIV S pictures and hands-on
Samsung ATIV S pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Samsung ATIV S, or ATIV Odyssey on Verizon, is the third Windows Phone 8 device in the family and the one that is likely to get little of the spotlight compared to the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia range, but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked. READ: What's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
5.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 2 By Ian Morris

The Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the, erm, Galaxy Note, which is predictable. What wasn't predictable was how we would feel about this new handset. The Note, you see, is a bit of an enigma. A massive phone, or really small 3G tablet. It sits in a... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 By Ian Morris

If you're about to buy a mid-range phone, then you'll more than likely be glad of the help from sites such as Pocket-lint, because it is, without doubt, the most confusing part of the market. At the high-end, with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III London 2012 limited edition pictures and hands-on
Samsung Galaxy S III London 2012 limited edition pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

Samsung and Carphone Warehouse recently announced a limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy S III to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. We managed to get our hands on the exclusive designs, so you can examine them in the flesh. Okay, so what you're... Read more

Samsung Focus 2
4.0 stars Samsung Focus 2 By Sam Kieldsen

The Samsung Focus 2 is a cheaper alternative to range-topping Windows phones like the Nokia Lumia 900. It sports the same Mango 7.5 operating system and high-concept Metro user interface, but is available in the US for free on a 24-month $49.99 contract -... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S III By Chris Hall

The anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S III has been unprecedented. Never before have we seen so much rumour and speculation heaped on one device, except, of course, for the Apple iPhone.Rumours of changed launch dates and falling out of sync with the... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S III review
Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S III review By Rik Henderson

So, the Samsung Galaxy S III (with roman numerals) is finally here, and Pocket-lint is one of the first in the world to actually get its hands on one of the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich-touting devices.And, although we haven't had time to review it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 pictures and hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

With no yellow back, bright silver rim around the face and a front camera peeping out at you, it's clear from minute one of man-to-phone encounter that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a class above the super budget Mini 2 from the same company.The 3.8-inch... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 pictures and hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

The bright yellow back of the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a heavy clue as to who this phone is aimed at. Fresh off the back of the very successful, yes, you spotted it, Samsung Galaxy Mini, this Mobile World Congress 2012-announced device is a lot better... Read more