Our best guide to Samsung phones has been messing up quite a bit recently with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, which resulted in both the standard model and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra adding new entries to the list. More changes could be on the way as we recently got our hands on the newly launched and cheaper Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (for a 5G device) and there’s also the Samsung Galaxy A72 vying for a spot on our list . If you can’t wait or want to spend a little more on a premium Samsung device, here are a few other main options below:
Meanwhile, Samsung has an ideal phone for almost everyone, from flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to cutting edge foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and cheaper phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10e.
All of this and much more can be found on our list, from the best to the worst. Don’t just buy the top-rated model, however, as you may find one of the other models that suits you best. All of these phones are highly recommended. For each device we have included an overview and a list of technical data so that you can see at a glance what makes it shine.
If you’re looking for a new Samsung phone, read on for a full guide and check back often. 2021 seems to be going to be a big year for Samsung, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21 FE, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 all aiming to change that list even further.
The best Samsung phones of 2021
1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s premium flagship for 2021 and what a phone it is. For the first time, Samsung has offered S Pen support for an S series phone here, so you can optionally get the best functionality from the Galaxy Note series.
But even without that, this is a stunning phone with a brilliant four-lens camera and 10x optical zoom. In our review, we named it the best camera zoom on any Android phone available. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra looks great too, with a sleek Gorilla Glass back that has a matte finish that looks better than the reflective Galaxy S20, while the front has a 6.8-inch screen.
Speaking of the screen, for the first time on a Samsung phone, you get QHD + resolution and 120Hz refresh rate at the same time. As a high-end Samsung screen, this is one of the best around. Of course there is tons of performance too, and while this is obviously very expensive, it actually has a cheaper starting price than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at launch.