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Welcome to our big Samsung smartphone test 2023. Here we present all the Samsung smartphones that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.
We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best Samsung smartphone for you.
You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a Samsung smartphone.
The most important facts
- Samsung smartphones can be found in a wide variety of price ranges. There is something for every budget.
- There are several important buying criteria when buying a Samsung smartphone, some of which are more obvious, whereas others are not immediately obvious.
- Take good care of your Samsung smartphone’s battery. We’ll show you how.
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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Samsung smartphone.
Which Samsung smartphone series are there and how much do they cost?
|Samsung Galaxy S||–||Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy Note||–||Samsung Galaxy Note 7||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Samsung Galaxy J||Samsung Galaxy J4+||–||–|
What is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy A50?
This also applies to these two smartphones and we will show you exactly where the difference lies and what impact this might have on your purchase decision.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 offers one of the best displays that the mobile phone market currently has to offer. With its 6.4″ (16.35 cm) Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display, you can easily enjoy movies, watch YouTube videos or edit two different apps at the same time.
The S10 also features a multi-camera with an ultra-wide angle camera, allowing you to capture all the different moments of your next adventure. The front camera also comes with 10 MP around the corner, which guarantees you a cool and real selfie experience.
The S10 also impresses all along the line when it comes to performance. With its intelligent battery, it manages the energy level of your smartphone intelligently and innovatively and protects your battery from unnecessary overcharging and power consumption.
Of course, all these impressive features come at a price. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is more likely to be found in the upper price segment and definitely belongs to the luxury category of Samsung smartphones.
The other device I would like to take a closer look at with you is the Samsung Galaxy A50. This smartphone is primarily designed for beginners, but in some aspects it can compete with the big players in its class.
For example, with its triple main camera, it can provide impressive live moments by taking a perfect picture in mid-motion and thus capturing every moment. It also captures images at an angle of 123 degrees with its ultra-wide-angle camera.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy A50 has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to protect and unlock your phone so that none of your nosy friends or strangers can get into your smartphone.
All in all, the Galaxy A50 has some solid features and is great value for money. It is definitely a device that is more suitable for beginners than for true smartphone professionals. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a try.
What are the alternatives to a Samsung smartphone?
The smartphone market is huge and confusing. Think carefully about where your priorities lie.
The decisive factor in choosing your top alternative is how far you want to move away from a Samsung smartphone. Apple smartphones, also known as iPhones, offer you an alternative that also trusts a different operating system. Apple smartphones run on the iOS operating system, while Samsung smartphones run on the Android operating system.
However, there are also alternatives that also run on the Android operating system. These include, for example, the smartphones of the Huawei brand. As you can see, even if you choose an alternative, you should be aware of what is important to you when buying a mobile phone.
Decision: What types of Samsung smartphones are there and which one is right for you?
For as long as there have been smartphones in the world, there has been the question of whether you should buy your new smartphone with or without a contract. This question also applies to the purchase of a Samsung smartphone and we try to help you answer this question individually. We will show you the advantages and disadvantages of the different options.
What is a Samsung smartphone without a contract and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A Samsung smartphone without a contract is a device that you usually buy from an electronics retailer and that is not tied to a mobile phone provider. It does not have a so-called “SIM lock”, but you can insert different SIM cards into your smartphone.
You can also sell your mobile phone at any time if you want to. Of course, you should make sure that you do not have a current mobile phone contract.
In the following boxes we have listed all the advantages and disadvantages of a Samsung smartphone without a contract.
What is a Samsung smartphone with contract and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A Samsung smartphone bought on contract is often quite cheap in the down payment, as the actual price is paid over the next 24 months. This allows you to pay the price, which can exceed a thousand pounds, in instalments.
On top of that, you also pay for the services of the mobile phone provider.
Below we have summarised the advantages and disadvantages of buying with a contract.
Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate Samsung smartphones
In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible Samsung smartphones.
The criteria you can use to make your purchase decision are the following:
- Internet Memory
In the following paragraphs, we will explain what the individual criteria mean and what is important when buying.
Size is certainly one of the first criteria that will catch your eye. Here, there is a brilliant selection of Samsung smartphones. The Samsung smartphones in the current range go from 4.7 to 6.7 inches.
So there is something for everyone, including you. Of course, it all depends on your preferences. On the one hand, larger smartphones are well-suited for watching films or the like, or for operating two different apps at the same time.
On the other hand, smartphones with such an enormous size also have some disadvantages. One of them is certainly that it should be difficult to get the mobile phone into your pocket when it is 6 inches or larger.
The same game applies to smaller phones, of course, only the other way around. So it depends on you where you put your preference.
Nowadays, hardly anyone needs a separate camera unless they are in Alaska waiting for the most beautiful sunrise of the year. Today’s technology allows you to have an excellent camera in your mobile phone.
This is also the case with Samsung. Of course, there are differences in the quality of the camera, which increases with the price. The best thing to do is to go to a local dealer and find out what you want to use the camera of your new smartphone for.
The internal memory of your Samsung smartphone is where you’ll store most of your data. Therefore, the size of this memory plays a decisive role and can significantly influence the satisfaction factor of your purchase.
You can usually find information about the memory size in the upper region of the product description. Otherwise, you can also consult an expert who will certainly be able to help you with this question.
Although memory sizes ranging from 8 to 32 gigabytes used to dominate the market, we have now far surpassed this limit. Typical memory sizes of today are 64 GB and up.
One factor that somewhat invalidates the internal storage criterion is cloud storage, where more and more people store their data to get additional storage space. It offers a cheap alternative to internal storage.
Another important factor regarding the quality of a Samsung smartphone is the battery and its maximum runtime. Of course, it is also important how you use your smartphone battery, but for now we will look at the differences in the data of the built-in batteries.
It is extremely important to take care of and treat your battery in the best possible way!
The best Samsung smartphones have a battery size of up to 3500 mAh. With this battery strength, your phone should easily survive a business day and still have energy left the next day.
Although there are different batteries in different Samsung smartphones, the battery life is more or less the same. However, most devices will get you through the day, and if you always charge your phone overnight, you shouldn’t have any problems.
You’ve probably heard the term RAM before. It refers to the main memory of your Samsung smartphone. What at first glance may seem rather unimpressive is, on closer inspection, a very decisive purchase criterion.
The RAM (Random Access Memory) is used to keep your Samsung smartphone running smoothly. The quality or size of your RAM is often expressed in RAM. It’s as simple as it sounds, the more RAM you have, the more things you can do on your device at the same time.
You’ll also get a smoother workflow from your device and therefore a more satisfactory performance. Check this criterion with your dealer or on the Internet to avoid unpleasant surprises.
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