In the past decade, Samsung has risen to become the largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world, and the number one manufacturer of smartphones. The reason for Samsung's success has been cutting-edge technology (especially high-quality AMOLED displays and digital cameras) packaged in attractive designs. Samsung has a key advantage in being one of the world's electronics giants, with expertise in a wide range of key technologies.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 launched in the UK on 11th March. Building on the Galaxy S6, the S7 features an all-metal water-resistant design with a 5.1 inch Quad HD display. It uses Samsung's new super-fast 8-core Exynos 8 processor, and includes a microSD card slot, allowing the memory to be expanded to 200GB. A new dual pixel camera enables even better low-light photography, and the new selfie flash lets you capture perfect shots of yourself and your friends. An enhanced 3,000mAh battery keeps the phone going for longer. The S7 is already priced very competitively for a flagship phone, and we don't hesitate to recommend it.
The Edge version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 costs £70 more than the standard S7 but offers a larger screen - 5.5 inches instead of 5.1 inches. And of course, the screen is curved at the left and right edges, making the Galaxy S7 Edge the best-looking smartphone of 2016 in our view. With an 8-core processor, expandable memory, superb new camera and a monster battery, it's arguably the best phone all-round.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017 edition) is a compact and slim smartphone with a beautiful unibody design. With a decent processor, excellent screen and good camera, only the battery life is below average. But we feel that at £25/month on Pay Monthly, the phone is over-priced.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016-edition is probably our favourite mid-range phone! We doubt that you'll find another compact premium handset this good for less than £300. Sleek metal-and-glass looks give the new A3 killer looks, and it packs in a high spec too - a HD AMOLED screen, a fast quadcore processor, and strong battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 brings premium metal-and-glass looks to Samsung's winning formula of a high-spec Android smartphone. The S6 features a stunning quad-HD AMOLED screen, an 8-core processor, enhanced cameras, Android Lollipop and a wealth of other features. The only things holding it back are the lack of expandable memory, and the rather average battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is a beautiful phone that's been over-priced. On monthly contracts, it will cost around the same as the Galaxy S7, but this is not a flagship phone. Wait for the price to fall to around £20/month, and you'll get a stunning phone with a sharp screen, fast processor, and plenty of memory.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 Edition) is a mid-range smartphone with premium design and a good spread of features. We draw your attention to its superb AMOLED HD screen, exceptional battery life, Android Marshmallow, 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 410 processor isn't the fastest in town, but it gets the job done.
Samsung's affordable and popular Galaxy J5 is a mid-range smartphone with a very attractive slimline design and good performance. Its best features are its impressive HD AMOLED screen, decent camera and outstanding battery life.
Just when you thought all smartphones looked the same, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge brings a fresh new look. Featuring a double-edged curved screen with special edge display features, it's one of the best-looking phones you can buy. It's also super-powerful, with an 8-core processor, outstanding cameras, plenty of memory and the latest Lollipop flavour of Android. But make sure you're sitting down before you look at the price!
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a 2015 reboot of Samsung's S5 flagship smartphone from 2014. The Neo is almost identical to the original S5, but has an octa-core processor, an adaptive screen and an improved selfie camera. It's available in a choice of Black, Silver or Gold, and is cheaper to buy than the S5!
Samsung phones reviews & articles (archived)Samsung A300 review - A stylish and compact basic phone.
Samsung A800 review - A good basic phone with polyphonic ringtones.
Samsung Armani Night Effect review - Armani-branded phone with 3 megapixel camera, video calling, MP3 player, FM radio, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung Armani review - The Samsung Armani phone is a truly compact touchscreen phone. It doesn't have the ease-of-use of Apple's iPhone nor the high-end features of the LG Viewty touchphone, but it looks amazing.
Samsung Chat 335 review - The Samsung Chat 335 is a budget BlackBerry-beater. With a full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad, it's ideal for texting, emailing, facebooking or tweeting.
Samsung Chat 357 review - The Samsung Chat 357 offers BlackBerry-style keyboard functionality without the high price tag - that's got to be good!
Samsung D410 review - The Samsung D410 is the first in a new generation of Samsung phones featuring a slide design.
Samsung D500 review - Hugely popular slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth.
Samsung D520 review - A superslim slide phone.
Samsung D600 review - Slide phone with 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player with surround sound, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung D800 review - Premium slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth.
Samsung D820 review - Premium slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung D830 review - Ultra-slim clamshell phone with 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung D840 review - Ultra-slim slide phone featuring a 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, expandable memory & Bluetooth.
Samsung D900 review - A massive bestseller! This ultra-slim slide phone comes with a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, video camera, music player, expandable memory and Bluetooth.
Samsung E1200 review - The Samsung E1200 is a very basic and cheap handset with an alphanumeric keypad.
Samsung E1230 review - The Samsung E1230 is a very cheap handset with an alphanumeric keypad and a built-in radio.
Samsung E1270 review - The Samsung E1270 is a very cheap phone with a compact and practical clamshell design. It makes calls, sends texts and has an FM radio, but not much else - not even a camera.
Samsung E250 review - Compact slide phone with 0.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, FM radio, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung E300 review - A mid-range clamshell camera phone.
Samsung E310 review - The Samsung E310 is a clamshell camera phone that looks a lot like other Samsung clamshells.
Samsung E330 review - A mid-range dual-display clamshell camera phone from Samsung.
Samsung E350 review - Compact slide phone with video camera & music player.
Samsung E370 review - Compact slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth.
Samsung E390 review - Compact slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung E530 review - Compact clamshell phone with 1 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth.
Samsung E590 review - Designer phone with 3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, FM radio, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung E600 review - Samsung's smallest camera phone with 64-voice polyphonic ringtones.
Samsung E630 review - A compact camera phone in a slide-up design.
Samsung E700 review - Similar spec to the V200 camera phone, but with a new design featuring an internal aerial and Java games.
Samsung E710 review - Adds a video recorder and a camera flash to the E700 specification.
Samsung E720 review - Megapixel camera phone with video recorder and MP3 player.
Samsung E760 review - A clamshell phone with stereo MP3 player.
Samsung E770 review - Clamshell phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth.
Samsung E800 review - A compact slide design phone.
Samsung E810 review - The Samsung E810 is a very compact slide design phone.
Samsung E820 review - The Samsung E820 is a compact slide design phone with poor reliability.
Samsung E840 review - Ultra-slim slide phone with touch-sensitive keypad, 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, expandable memory & Bluetooth™.
Samsung E870 review - Clamshell phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth™.
Samsung E900 review - The E900 is one sexy phone with its touch-sensitive buttons! Available in black, pink or orange, and now very cheap to buy, the E900 offers fantastic value for money.
Samsung E950 review - This babe of a phone is a stunningly beautiful black & silver sliding smoothy, with a novel touch-sensitive pad with virtual menus.
Samsung F210 review - Available in pink, blue or black, the F210 is a tiny device that acts as a phone and a music player.
Samsung F300 review - The F300 is a music phone with an experimental flipper design. In our opinion the flipper design is a flawed concept and causes many problems with no real benefits. One to avoid!
Samsung F400 review - The Samsung F400 is a superb music phone.
Samsung F490 review - The Samsung F490 is a beautiful touchscreen phone with a large screen and slim body.
Samsung F700 review - Samsung have made a splash with their iPhone-beating smartphone.
Samsung G600 review - The G600 is a fantastic phone. It combines fab looks with a superb 5 megapixel camera, a fully featured music player and 1 Gbyte of memory. It avoids the touch-sensitive keys of recent Samsungs, making it a totally practical phone to use.
Samsung G800 review - The world's first phone to offer a 5 megapixel camera with optical zoom, the G800 sets the benchmark for camera phones.
Samsung G810 review - The Samsung G810 was never fully released in the UK and we will not be reviewing it. Read the consumer reviews below for more information.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review - The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is an impressive mid-range phone, delivering the power of Android without any major compromises.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review - The Galaxy Ace 3 is Samsung's mid-range Android phone for 2013. It's like the S4 Mini, but with slightly lower specs and is a good choice if you can't afford the S4 Mini.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Neo review - You might think that the Galaxy Ace 4 Neo is an updated version of Samsung's popular Ace 4 smartphone. Instead, it's a downgraded version with very poor performance. Everything is below par, even when considering the phone's low price. There are a number of decent smartphones available for less than £100, but the Ace 4 Neo isn't one of them.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus review - The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is an upgraded version of the number-one selling mid-range smartphone. With a good sized screen, a fast processor, plenty of memory, fast internet and Google Maps, it takes a lot of beating. If only the battery life were better it would be perfect.
Samsung Galaxy Ace review - The Samsung Ace is a smart-looking Android phone with a larger-than-average 3.5 inch display, a decent 800 MHz processor, and a good camera. Other highlights include GPS with Google Maps, high-speed internet, and Wi-Fi. But its battery life and reliability are questionable, and it can't compete against the best Android phones.
Samsung Galaxy Apollo review - The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is a cut-down Android smartphone with features such as a 3.2 inch touchscreen, aGPS, 3D sound, DivX video playback, fast internet access, and a good web browser.
Samsung Galaxy Europa review - The Samsung Europa GT-I5500 is a cut-price Android smartphone that manages to steer a fine line between cost-cutting and preserving essential Android features.
Samsung Galaxy Fame review - The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a cute and compact smartphone running Android Jelly Bean. A small battery and a sluggish processor are the only downsides.
Samsung Galaxy Fit review - The Samsung Galaxy Fit is a budget Android phone that doesn't compromise too much on spec.
Samsung Galaxy Mega review - The Galaxy Mega is a big phone that gives you a lot for your money. Its number-one selling point is the 6.3 inch screen, which is ideal for apps and games, but its size also makes it unwieldy.
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review - The Galaxy Mini 2 is a compact phone clearly designed as a budget first smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Mini review - The Samsung Mini is a compact smartphone, even though the word Mini seems to be an exaggeration.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus review - The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most advanced Android phone released, and the first to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review - With the largest screen of any smartphone, the Note II is a very special device. The S-Pen stylus and a unique range of productivity tools brings a new level of functionality. Equipped with 4G, a quad-core processor, ample memory and an enormous battery, the only downsides to this phone are its size and its price.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review - A monster screen and monster specs make the Galaxy Note 3 perfect for power users. The ugly fake leather on the back and its sheer bulk must count against it, but overall it scores 4.5 out of 5.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review - The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a unique curved display with notifications and alerts displayed at the edge of the phone. The phone is supremely powerful with a Snapdragon 805 processor, Quad HD AMOLED display, S-Pen functionality, plenty of memory, an outstanding camera and comprehensive connectivity. It's an absolute powerhouse, but the ultimate phone doesn't come cheap.
Samsung Galaxy Note review - With a 5.3 inch HD screen and a stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a cross between a PDA-style phone and a tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 review - The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is built on the same platform as the S7 Edge, sharing its stunning curved-glass design, with a huge AMOLED Quad HD screen, 8-core processor, outstanding camera, and a huge amount of memory. In addition it adds S-pen functionality, making it a superb productivity tool. But the sky-high price and serious problems with the battery can't be over-looked.
Samsung Galaxy Portal review - The Samsung Galaxy Portal is an Android phone, but it uses last year's technology. It's a good enough phone, and not too expensive, but being average isn't good enough these days when there are some truly amazing alternatives available.
Samsung Galaxy Pro review - The Samsung Galaxy Pro offers the twin benefits of a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen-controlled Android smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance review - The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a higher-end smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Samsung Galaxy S review - One year after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy S is still one of the very best phones on the market.
Samsung Galaxy S2 review - The Samsung Galaxy S2 is Samsung's flagship phone for 2011 and is the first Samsung phone to be powered by a dual-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE review - The Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE adds superfast 4G broadband to the S3's already formidable arsenal.
Samsung Galaxy S3 review - The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung's flagship phone for 2012. With an enormous HD screen, a superfast quad-core processor, the latest Android 4.0 software, voice recognition, advanced photo & video capabilities and a monster-sized battery, it's way out in front of the competition.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review - A rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android superphone with a 5 inch 1080p display, quadcore processor and the ability to film underwater to a depth of 1 metre.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is really suited only to those people who use their compact digital camera more than their phone and don't mind carrying around a single bulky device that's expensive but with only mid-range performance as a phone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 review - The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an Android 4.2 superphone with a 5 inch 1080p display, 4 cores, up to 128GB memory, eye control, touchless interface and more features than we can possibly list. It's the ultimate smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy W review - A mid-to-high-end phone running Android Gingerbread and sitting between the Samsung Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy S2.
Samsung Galaxy Y review - The Samsung Galaxy Y is a bargain basement Android phone.
Samsung Galaxy Young 2 review - As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 is intended as a first phone for young teens. It's very cheap, very small, and very basic. But there are better budget smartphones available, and we can't recommend the Young 2.
Samsung Galaxy Young review - The Samsung Galaxy Young is an entry-level smartphone running Android Jelly Bean. It's compact and cheap, but with very basic features.
Samsung Genio Qwerty review - The Samsung Genio Qwerty appears to be a low cost alternative to a BlackBerry, but the keyboard turns out to be a flop.
Samsung Genio Slide review - If you want a touchscreen phone with the benefit of a QWERTY keyboard and you don't want to spend big bucks, the Genio Touch is pretty well as good as it gets.
Samsung Genio Touch review - The Samsung Genio is an entry-level touchscreen phone very similar to the Tocco Lite, but with a more basic camera and a smaller screen.
Samsung Jet review - The Samsung Jet is a slimline mid-range touchscreen phone that gives a lot, for a modest price.
Samsung L760 Ted Baker review - The Samsung L760 limited edition Ted Baker is a 3G fashion slide phone that comes in a choice of blue, pink or brown.
Samsung L770 review - The Samsung L770 is a 3G slide phone that comes with the standard range of features including a 2 megapixel camera, 3G video calling, a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a memory card slot.
Samsung Marcel S3500 review - The Samsung S3500 is a low to mid-range slide phone with a smart metallic finish. Features include a 2 megapixel camera with flash, a music player and FM radio, and Bluetooth.
Samsung Monte review - The Samsung Monte may be a budget phone but in so many ways it over-delivers.
Samsung Omnia 7 review - The Samsung Omnia 7 runs the Windows Phone 7 operating system and integrates closely with Microsoft Office apps.
Samsung Omnia Lite review - The Samsung Omnia Lite is a cut-down version of the Omnia 2.
Samsung Omnia M review - The Samsung Omnia M is a mid-range Windows Phone smartphone that lags behind Nokia's Lumia series.
Samsung Omnia Pro review - The Samsung Omnia Pro is a Windows Mobile device with a full QWERTY keyboard that can match a BlackBerry Bold.
Samsung Omnia review - The Samsung Omnia is the hottest phone of 2008. It's a touchscreen smartphone and, unlike the iPhone, it does everything that a high-spec phone ought to do.
Samsung P300 review - Ultra-slim phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth™.
Samsung P400 review - A clamshell phone with integrated digital camera, full colour screen & Java games.
Samsung P510 review - Clamshell-design phone with automatic open/close, camcorder and 64-voice polyphonic ringtones.
Samsung Pixon 12 review - The Samsung Pixon 12 is the world's first 12 megapixel camera phone.
Samsung Pixon review - The Samsung Pixon is a touchscreen phone with an outstanding 8 megapixel camera and a stunning 3.2 inch display.
Samsung S300 review - One of the smallest, lightest, clamshell design phones ever.
Samsung S400i review - Slide phone with video camera, Bluetooth™ & i-mode web browser.
Samsung S500i review - The Samsung S500i is an i-mode phone available exclusively on O2.
Samsung S5560 review - The Samsung S5560 Marvel is an excellent entry-level touchscreen phone.
Samsung S5600 review - The Samsung S5600 is an upgraded version of the Tocco Lite.
Samsung S7220 review - The S7220 Lucido is a classically styled phone with a sleek metal frame.
Samsung S7330 review - The S7330 is a budget version of the Samsung Soul and is exclusive to the 3 network.
Samsung Soul review - The U900 Soul is Samsung's flagship phone of 2008.
Samsung Steel review - The Steel is a Vodafone-exclusive handset with premium looks.
Samsung T100 review - The Samsung T100 was a ground-breaking phone with its large colour display and high-quality polyphonic ringtones.
Samsung Tocco Icon review - The Samsung Tocco Icon is an entry-level touchscreen phone.
Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review - The Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is a modern-looking replacement for the Tocco Lite.
Samsung Tocco Lite review - The Tocco Lite is a bargain touchscreen phone.
Samsung Tocco Ultra review - Samsung have combined the two sexiest form factors - the touchscreen and the slider - to create a slide phone with a full touchscreen-driven interface.
Samsung Tocco review - The Samsung F480 Tocco is a high-spec touchscreen phone that offers fantastic features in a sexy ultraslim package. The features include a 5 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, ultra-fast 3G web browsing and loads of memory!
Samsung U100 review - Wow! The U100 is the slimmest and lightest phone ever. Put this phone in your bag or pocket and watch it disappear!
Samsung U600 review - The Samsung U600 is the thinnest slide phone in the world, yet it has every popular feature - including a 3.2 megapixel camera and an MP3 player.
Samsung U700 review - The U700 is a superslim 3G slide phone featuring touch sensitive buttons and a mirror finish.
Samsung U800 review - An ultraslim 3G phone available in Silver or Pink.
Samsung V200 review - The Samsung V200 was released in the Summer of 2003 and rapidly became the best-selling Samsung phone of the year.
Samsung Wave 525 review - The Samsung Wave 525 (or Samsung S5250) is an entry-level smartphone running Samsung's Bada operating system.
Samsung Wave S8530 review - The Samsung Wave S8530 (or Samsung Wave 2) is a souped-up version of the original Wave, with a larger screen.
Samsung Wave review - The Samsung Wave is a flagship phone running Samsung's brand new Bada smartphone operating system.
Samsung X450 review - The Samsung X450 is a tiny lightweight clamshell phone. Unusually it lacks an external display, but inside the phone is pure quality.
Samsung X460 review - A tiny dual-display clamshell phone with excellent features, but no camera.
Samsung X480 review - A tiny triband clamshell phone.
Samsung X600 review - A candy bar design phone with digital camera.
Samsung X640 review - The Samsung X640 is an entry-level camera phone.
Samsung X660 review - Clamshell phone with video camera.
Samsung X820 review - Ultra-slim phone with 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth™.
Samsung X830 review - Compact rotating phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player & Bluetooth™.
Samsung Z107 review - The Samsung Z107 is Samsung's first 3G phone in the UK and is available on Orange and Vodafone.
Samsung Z130 review - 3G phone with rotating widescreen display.
Samsung Z140 review - Slimline 3G clamshell phone with video calling, music player & Bluetooth™.
Samsung Z300 review - 3G clamshell with 3D stereo sound.
Samsung Z320i review - The Samsung Z320i is a slide-up design phone that offers both 3G and i-mode.
Samsung Z400 review - The Z400 is the first Samsung phone to feature 3G technology in a slider design.
Samsung Z500 review - The Samsung Z500 is the lightest, sleekest 3G phone ever released (as of July 2005), weighing in at just 95g.
Samsung Z510 review - Super-slim 3G clamshell phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video calling, music player & Bluetooth™.
Samsung Z540 review - The Samsung Z540 is a slimline 3G flip phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera with video calling, plus a music player. The Z540 also includes Bluetooth connectivity.
Samsung Z560 review - 3G clamshell phone with 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, video calling, music player, memory card, Bluetooth™ & HSPDA.
Samsung Z720 review - 3G slide phone with 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, video calling, music player, memory card, Bluetooth™ & HSPDA.
Samsung ZV40 review - 3G clamshell phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video calling, music player, memory card & Bluetooth™.
Samsung i300 review - Windows Mobile smartphone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player with surround sound, 3Gbyte hard drive, memory card & Bluetooth™.
Samsung i8000 Omnia 2 review - The Samsung Omnia 2 is one of the greatest mobile devices ever! It may be big and it may be expensive, but this is perhaps the most powerful smartphone so far released.
Samsung i8510 review - The Samsung i8510 was Europe's first 8 megapixel camera phone.
Samsung i8910 HD review - The Samsung i8910HD is the first mobile to be able to record high-definition video.