Samsung Galaxy phones explained
The Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones includes the top-of-the-range Galaxy S, mid-range Galaxy A, newcomer Galaxy Z Fold and recently-discontinued Galaxy Note handsets.
The best-selling Galaxy smartphones are the Galaxy S models, which are also among the most popular Android handsets ever, and have arguably done more to popularise the Android platform than any other smartphones.
From the first edition of the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010 to 2022's Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra, Galaxy S mobiles have typically been acclaimed for their ease of use, bright, detailed displays and high-grade cameras.
Consumers on a budget and younger smartphone fans are catered for by the Samsung Galaxy A family.
Galaxy A models offer broadly similar features to more costly Galaxy smartphones. But with smaller, lower-grade screens and cameras and less processing power, enabling Samsung to sell them for a more wallet-friendly price.
Below, we take a look at some of the newest additions to the Galaxy range and give you a brief insight into what they offer.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S22
Buy the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Buy the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S22: key features
The standout feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the stunning 6.1-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, which fills the front of the phone. The display definitely sets the S22 apart from all other smartphones on the market at the moment and is perfect for watching videos and playing games.
The S10’s 12, 50 and 10-megapixel cameras give you fantastic results, even in poor lighting conditions. The ten-megapixel front-facing camera has the same technology, making it perfect for taking selfies in the dark.
The S10 also comes with:
- Ultrafast fingerprint scanner
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 3,700mAh battery
- Fast wireless charging
- IP68 waterproof
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: key features
The most high-spec and powerful Samsung phone to date, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra teams a premium angular design with five cameras, a massive 5,000mAh battery and a 100x zoom.
Other key features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are:
- Can survive submersion in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes
- Super-fast charging and wireless charging
- Smart S-Pen stylus that replaces the Galaxy Note handset
Samsung Galazy Z Fold 3: key features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the latest flagship version of the company's new venture into foldable phones. It's come a long way since the first version, and is now a very well-designed and useful phone.
The ability to fold up the screen is obviously a unique feature, but it means you can multitask a lot better, and watch videos on a much larger screen than a Galaxy S phone.
Other key features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 are:
- Smart S-Pen for illustrating and note taking on-screen
- 12MP rear triple camera, 10MP cover camera and 4MP under-display selfie camera
- A choice of 256GB or 512GB internal storage
What Samsung phones are coming out in 2023?
Early 2023 will likely see the launch of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S23 series. Samsung Unpacked is usually set for February, and we're expecting details on a fleet of new phones then.
Which Samsung phone is the best 2023?
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is considered to be one of the biggest releases of the year, so stay tuned for more info on the new flagship devices.