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The best Samsung smartphones to buy in 2023

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Which is the best Samsung smartphone for me? This is definitely not an easy question because Samsung offers a wide range of smartphones that covers quite a wide price range. We will therefore first introduce you to our personal favorites before moving on to all of its other devices according to their respective model series, from the Galaxy Z to the Galaxy S and A, and all the way to the Galaxy XCover. Of course, we will also briefly introduce our personal favorites here.

Samsung has introduced its flagships early in 2022 with the Galaxy S22 series. In August, the Koreans followed up with the new foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The new Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch on February 1, 2023. So much for the introduction–let's get started!

The best Samsung smartphones compared:

  Editorial tip Price tip 3rd place 4th place 5th place Nr.: 6
Product
Picture
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Galaxy A33
Good
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD+ display
  • Very elegant sleek and square design
  • More consistent S Pen integration
  • Still the champion when it comes to versatile photos
  • Unrivalled Android update policy
  • Really nice to look at
  • Great display
  • Adequate performance
  • Excellent cameras
  • The selfies are just right
  • Four years of OS updates and five years of security patches
  • The hybrid tablet/smartphone form factor remains relevant
  • Neat design and excellent finish
  • More discreet and rigid hinges
  • Efficient and versatile triple 50 MP camera module with 3x optical zoom
  • Very solid battery life
  • Good performance
  • 4 Android updates and 5 years of security updates
  • IPX8 rating
  • Amazing form factor
  • Incredibly small and handy
  • Improved durability and IPX8 rating
  • 120Hz AMOLED screen is shiny
  • Great improvement in battery life
  • Good AMOLED display
  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • The best software support in the category
  • Powerful AMOLED display
  • Decent performance in everyday use
  • Great software support
  • Capable main camera
Bad
  • Disappointing Exynos 2200 performance
  • Poor battery life
  • Fast recharge is not fast enough and the $60 charger is not included
  • Expensive price
  • Basic 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage configuration is too limited
  • Dysfunctional shape
  • Heats up easily
  • 3700 mAh is not enough
  • Very slow charging
  • Few changes from the S21
  • Under display selfie camera is disappointing
  • HD+ resolution of the cover screen is too low
  • Cover screen is still a little bit too narrow
  • 25W wired charging is too slow
  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • A dragon on a leash (limited performance)
  • No telephoto camera
  • Slow charging solutions
  • Slow charging
  • No headphone jack
  • Non-competitive price
  • A bit pricey
  • No wireless charging support
  • Rather slow Quick-Charging
  • No charger included
  • No headphone jack
Rating
Read the Galaxy S22 Ultra review
Read the Galaxy S22 review
Read the Galaxy Z Fold 4 review
Read the Galaxy Z Flip 4 review
Read the Galaxy A53 review
Read the Galaxy A33 review
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As of January 2023, you will be able to find Samsung smartphones from five different product families on the market. Each of these normally occupies its very own price niche. We have divided this article into the various product families accordingly, revealing our favorites for each product family to you and, of course, presenting the alternatives. The shortcuts in the table of contents will take you directly to the respective Galaxy series.

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Galaxy Z: Foldable smartphones from $999 to $1,799

  The 2021 Z Fold The new Z Fold The 2021 Z Flip The new Z Flip Value-for-money
Device name Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
MSRP from $1,799 from $1,799 from $999 from $999 from $1,799
Image Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Technical specifications 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2208x1768 pixels
6.2-inch Super-AMOLED
2268x832 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
256/512 GB ROM
12 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telecamera: 12 MP
4,400 mAh
August 2021
7.6 inch, Dynamic AMOLED
2208 x 1768 pixels
6.2 inch, Super AMOLED
2268 x 832 pixels
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
256 / 512 GB ROM
12 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 50 MP
Ultra wide angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 10 MP
4400 mAh
August 2022
6.67-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2640x1080 pixels
1.9 inches, AMOLED
260x512 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
128/256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Dual camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
3,300 mAh
August 2021
6.67 inch, Dynamic AMOLED
2640 x 1080 pixels
1.9 inch, AMOLED
260 x 512 pixels
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Dual camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide angle: 12 MP
3700 mAh
August 2022
7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2208x1768 pixels
6.2-inch Super AMOLED
2260x816 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
256/512 GB ROM
12 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telecamera: 12 MP
4,500 mAh
August 2020
Pros
  • IPX8 certification
  • 80% more robust screen
  • Unique design
  • Support for the S Pen
  • Hybrid format of tablet and smartphone
  • Sophisticated design
  • Excellent workmanship
  • Improved hinge
  • Triple main camera
  • Good battery life
  • Performance
  • Update warranty
  • IP certification
  • Exciting design
  • Super compact
  • Rear camera can double up as a front camera
  • Amazing form factor
  • Incredibly small and handy
  • Improved durability and IPX8 rating
  • 120Hz AMOLED screen is shiny
  • Great improvement in battery life
  • Optimized one-handed operation
  • Solid hinge
  • Almost bezel-less display when open
  • Generous secondary display
  • Intuitive multitasking
  • Powerful Snapdragon 865+ SoC
Cons
  • Software still needs some refining
  • Can see a crease in the display
  • Competition offers faster quick charging
  • Under-display camera performance could be improved
  • Outdoor display and its front camera
  • Slow charging speed
  • No audio jack
  • Price is still barely affordable
  • Display has a crease
  • Battery capacity is below average for this class
  • A dragon on a leash (limited performance)
  • No telephoto camera
  • Slow charging solutions
  • Price
  • Average camera performance
  • Battery life
  • Foldable modes could be improved
Ratings
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Read the Galaxy Z Fold 4 review
Read the Galaxy Z Flip 3 review
Read the Galaxy Z Flip 4 review
Read the Galaxy Z Fold 2 review
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August 2021 marked a paradigm shift for Samsung's smartphones. Instead of a new Note generation, the South Koreans introduced two foldables from the Galaxy Z series: the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

However, those who want the best foldable from Samsung will now be served with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The Fold is the most impressive from a technical point of view. Samsung has packed everything into it that is possible—including S-Pen support and a camera hidden in the display. Nevertheless, the wow factor is even bigger in the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is really super-compact when folded—and hardly makes any concessions in terms of hardware.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was just an optimization of the Z Flip 3. / © NextPit

For fans of the Z-fold form factor, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 could be an exciting option because it is a bit cheaper. You can still get the Foldable from 2020 for less than $1,000. If you do not explicitly want the foldable form factor, you can also buy last year's Z Flip 3, which is now available for less than $700.

The following two links tell you about the basic differences between Samsung's 2021 and 2022 foldable generations. As mentioned at the beginning, we will update this post as soon as we have tested the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 in detail!

You can check the current prices of Samsung's foldable lineup in the following price comparison: The best foldable smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S: Flagships from $699 to $1,199

  The new base model The new Plus model Editor's recommendation The old Ultra Value-for-money 3rd place 4th place 5th place
Product
Image Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Galaxy S22+ Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21+ Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
MSRP from $799 from $999 from $1,199 from $1,049 from $699 from $799 from $999 from $699
Technical data 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 2200 (Europe)
128 / 256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 50 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 10 MP
3,700 mAh
February 2022
6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 2200 (Europe)
128 / 256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 50 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 10 MP
4,500 mAh
February 2022
6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3088x1440 pixels
Exynos 2200 (Europe)
128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
8 / 12 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 108 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera 1: 10 MP
Telephoto camera 2: 10 MP
5,000 mAh
February 2022
6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3200x1440 pixels
Exynos 2100 (Europe)
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
12 / 16 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 108 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera 1: 10 MP
Telephoto camera 2: 10 MP
5,000 mAh
January 2021
6.5-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 990 / Snapdragon 865
128 / 256 GB ROM
6 / 8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 64 MP
4500 mAh
September 2020
6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 2100 (Europe)
128 / 256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 64 MP
4000 mAh
January 2021
6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 2100 (Europe)
128 / 256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 64 MP
4800 mAh
January 2021
6.4-inch dynamic AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888
128/256 GB ROM
6/8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto camera: 8 MP
4,500 mAh
January 2022
Pros
  • Really nice to look at
  • Great display
  • Adequate performance
  • Excellent cameras
  • The selfies are just right
  • Four years of OS updates and five years of security patches
  • Solid design and excellent materials
  • IP 68 certification
  • Mature software and great update policy
  • Versatile camera configuration
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD+ display
  • Very elegant sleek and square design
  • More consistent S Pen integration
  • Still the champion when it comes to versatile photos
  • Unrivalled Android update policy
  • Daring, bold design
  • AMOLED WQHD+ 120 Hz screen is sublime
  • Improved Exynos 2100 chipset
  • Versatile camera module
  • Fantastic 10x zoom
  • Great battery life and performance
  • Fluid OneUI 3.1 interface is feature-rich
  • 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865 SoC is still fast in 2021
  • Good battery life
  • Good quality plastic finish
  • IP68 certification
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Comparatively compact form factor
  • Fast performer even when compared to Plus & Ultra models
  • Plastic back looks surprisingly good
  • Extended software support
  • Brilliant 120 Hz display
  • Exynos 2100 chipset
  • Fresh design
  • Well-built
  • Great triple camera performance
  • OneUI 3.1 with long term updates
  • Bright, smooth and responsive 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 888 performance without overheating issues
  • Neat and modern design (despite all the plastic)
  • Convincing wide-angle and 3x zoom camera module
  • Night Mode works great
  • 3 major Android versions and 4 years of security updates
  • IP68 certification
Cons
  • Dysfunctional design
  • Heats up easily
  • 3700 mAh is not enough
  • Very slow charging
  • Few changes from the S21
  • Limited battery life of only one day
  • Slow charging capability
  • Disappointing Exynos 2200 performance
  • Poor battery life
  • Fast recharge is not fast enough and the $60 charger is not included
  • Expensive price
  • Basic 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage configuration is too limited
  • Exynos 2100 does not outperform the Snapdragon 888 SoC
  • No charger included
  • No microSD slot
  • 25-watt fast charging only
  • S-Pen is nearly redundant
  • Expensive (although cheaper than the S20 Ultra)
  • Not so fast charging
  • No headphone jack
  • 30x zoom is just a marketing gimmick
  • Poor battery life
  • No S-Pen support
  • No UWB chip
  • No expandable memory
  • Telephoto camera performance not up to par
  • No microSD memory card slot
  • 4,800 mAh battery life
  • S-Pen incompatibility
  • Simply too few innovations
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Archaic 25-watt fast charging
  • No microSD port or 3.5mm audio jack
  • Charger is not included in the box
  • Price is not competitive
Rating
Read the Galaxy S22 review
Read the Galaxy S22+ review
Read the Galaxy S22 Ultra review
Read the Galaxy S21 Ultra review
Read the Galaxy S20 FE review
Read the Galaxy S21 review
Read the Galaxy S21+ review
Read the Galaxy S21 FE review
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In the first quarter of each year, Samsung introduces new Galaxy S models. Last year, we saw the Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra revealed in addition to the basic Galaxy S21 model. Last year, in February 2022, these three devices got their successors: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

There was also a so-called "Fan Edition" for the very first time in 2020 when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 FE in October. Its successor, the Galaxy S21 FE, was announced in January 2022 but was not as convincing as its predecessor.

In our review, the Galaxy S22 Ultra received "only" four out of five stars and thus, less than the 4.5 stars of its predecessor, but it is still undisputedly the best model of the S22 series. The smartphone can also be seen as a kind of further refinement over the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is especially noticeable that the S Pen has finally been integrated in a reasonable manner into the device compared with the 2021 model.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers S-Pen support. / © NextPit

Apart from the S Pen integration, there are also many other reasons to opt for Samsung's elegant 2022 flagship. The camera is very versatile and technically beyond reproach. The display is simply outstanding and you still benefit from Samsung's fantastic update policy. If that is too expensive, you can take a look at the other two models of the Galaxy S22 series, which are of course not technically on par with the Ultra.

If that is still too expensive, there are of course all 2021 models in the S series that are still available, as well as the Fan Edition devices.

If you can live with a few compromises, the Galaxy S20 FE is still a very interesting choice. After all, this flagship costs less than half of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Please note that the Galaxy S20 FE is available in three different versions: Powered by Exynos and Snapdragon SoCs depending on the geographical location, as well as with LTE or 5G connectivity. You can read our detailed comparison between the Galaxy S20 FE and the S20 FE 5G.

If you are still looking for alternatives apart from Samsung devices, then do check out our comparison article of the best smartphones that is featured in the link below. For those who love capturing photos with their handset, we have also compiled our own list of the best camera smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A: Mid-range smartphones from $160 to $550

  Editor's choice Best value for money Cheapest 5G Galaxy Entry-level model Flagship performance Only in selected markets Nr.: 7 Nr.: 8
Product
Picture
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Galaxy A33
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Samsung Galaxy A52s
Samsung Galaxy A73
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Specifications 6.5-inch Super AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
128/256 GB ROM
6/8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 64 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 5 MP
5,000 mAh
March 2022
6.4-inch Super AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
128/256 GB ROM
6/8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 48 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 2 MP
5,000 mAh
March 2022
6.5-inch LCD/LED
1600x720 pixels
MediaTek Dimensity 700
64 GB ROM
4 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 50 MP
Macro camera: 2 MP
Depth camera: 2 MP
5,000 mAh
December 2021
6.5-inch LCD
1600x720 pixels
MediaTek Helio P35
32/64 GB ROM
2/3/4 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 13 MP
Macro camera: 2 MP
Depth camera: 2 MP
5,000 mAh
December 2021
6.5-inch Super AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Snapdragon 778 5G
128 / 256 GB ROM
6 / 8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 64 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 5 MP
4,500 mAh
August 2021
6.7-inch Super AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
128/256 GB ROM
6/8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 108 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 5 MP
5,000 mAh
March 2022
6.5-inch Super AMOLED
2400x1080 pixels
Snapdragon 750G
128/256 GB ROM
6/8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 64 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 5 MP
4,500 mAh
March 2021
6.5-inch Super AMOLED
1600x720 pixels
MediaTek Dimensity 720
64/128 GB ROM
4/6/8 GB RAM
Quad camera
Main camera: 48 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP
Macro camera: 5 MP
Depth camera: 2 MP
5,000 mAh
January 2021
Good
  • Good AMOLED display
  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • The best software support in the category
  • Powerful AMOLED display
  • Decent performance in everyday use
  • Great software support
  • Capable main camera
  • Great looking 120 Hz AMOLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Good main camera performance
  • IP certified
  • 4 years of security updates
  • Great viewing experience
  • Three years of operating system updates
  • Four years of security updates
  • Headphone jack
  • Long battery life
Bad
  • Slow charging
  • No headphone jack
  • Non-competitive price
  • A bit too expensive
  • No wireless charging support
  • Rather slow Quick-Charging
  • No charger included
  • No headphone jack
  • Secondary cameras fail to deliver
  • Processor hits a wall quickly
  • Fast charging technology lags behind the competition
  • No telephoto camera
  • Overly minimalist design
  • Inconsistent camera quality
Rating
Read the Galaxy A53 review
Read the Galaxy A33 review
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Read the Galaxy A52 review
Read the Galaxy A33 review
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The Galaxy A series begins from $160 onwards and goes all the way to just under $600 featuring 256 GB of storage space. This means that mid-range handsets are more broadly positioned than many other smartphone manufacturers with their entire portfolio. The handsets of the Galaxy A series from 2022 are—as far as we have reviewed them—a rock-solid choice in any case.

Curiously, for 2022, Samsung opted to highlight its best-selling "A5" models and opted to sell the A73 only in selected markets. In case you find the phone for a good price—and it is compatible with your carrier—it is worth considering the upper mid-ranger.

You can read more about the differences between the Galaxy A and Galaxy S series in the following article:

Samsung is of course, not alone in the market with its Galaxy A series devices. If you are looking for alternatives outside the Samsung bubble, we would recommend this article of the best mid-range smartphones to choose from. 

Samsung Galaxy M: Entry-level handsets from $100 to $250

Samsung has placed its entry-level phones under the Galaxy M series. The smartphones cover a price range between $100 and $250. Unfortunately, we have not had the chance to review any of the Galaxy M series to date and therefore, we are unable to provide you with any recommendations. 

Samsung Galaxy M32
Galaxy M: This is the name of the entry-level smartphones from Samsung that fall with the $100 to $250 price range. / © Samsung

We are still working on obtaining review units of the Galaxy M models in the future. Until then, you will find our favorites in the following linked article of the best sub-$200 smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note: Replaced by the S series in 2023

  S Series with integrated S Pen Editor's choice Best value-for-money
Device name
MSRP $1,199 $1,199 $999
Image Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Technical specifications 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x
3088 x1440 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 gen 1
128/256/512/1024 GB ROM
8/12 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 108 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telephoto 3x: 10 MP
Telephoto 10x: 10 MP
5,000 mAh
February 2022
6.9-inch Super AMOLED Plus
3088x1440 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
128/256/512 GB ROM
8/12 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 108 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telecamera: 12 MP
4,500 mAh
August 2020
6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus
2400x1080 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
256 GB ROM
8 GB RAM
Triple camera
Main camera: 12 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 12 MP
Telecamera: 64 MP
4,300 mAh
August 2020
Pros
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD+ display
  • Very elegant sleek and square design
  • More consistent S Pen integration
  • Still the champion when it comes to versatile photos
  • Unrivalled Android update policy
  • Good camera setup
  • Unbeatable S-Pen operation
  • great high-end equipment
  • Chic design (new colors!)
  • Great AMOLED screen
  • Versatile photo module
  • Good everyday performance
Cons
  • Uninspiring design
  • Very little real innovation
  • Incredibly expensive
  • Over-the-top marketing
  • Exynos SoC in EU/Asia models
  • Poor battery life
  • Exynos 990 (Europe/Asia) has overheating issues
  • Plastic chassis
Rating
Read the Galaxy S22 Ultra review
Read the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review
Read the Galaxy Note 20 review
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With the release of the Galaxy S22 series in 2022, it's official: The Galaxy S22 Ultra is the new Note – Samsung has integrated the S Pen directly into the case and flattened the top and bottom of the smartphone. Thus, the S22 Ultra not only works as a former Galaxy Note it also looks strongly like it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is still a great smartphone in 2023 / © NextPit

However, this does not mean that you necessarily have to buy the S22 Ultra. Samsung's Note series is still commercially available and has now fallen sharply in price. Meanwhile, for example, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is available for well under $1000. And if you can live with the "normal" Note 20, then you will already find it for even less. For the money, there's great workmanship, great cameras, and Samsung's successful One UI interface.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover: Rugged smartphones

  Editorial tip Price tip 3rd place
Product
Picture
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Technical specifications 6.6-inch LCD
2408x1080 pixels
Snapdragon 778G
128 GB ROM
6 GB RAM
Dual camera
Main camera: 50 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP
4,050 mAh
June 2022
6.3-inch LCD
2340x1080 pixels
Exynos 9611
64 GB ROM
4 GB RAM
Dual camera
Main camera: 25 MP
Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP
4,050 mAh
January 2020
5.3-inch LCD
1480x720 pixels
Exynos 850
64 GB ROM
4 GB RAM
Single camera
Main camera: 16 MP
3,000 mAh
March 2021
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When you first take a look at the technical specifications, the Galaxy XCover series is not very sexy at all. But you will definitely receive maximum protection with the IP68 rating. This means these smartphones should definitely be able to survive everyday sports or even get abused at a construction site. After all, the most modern hardware is of little use to you if the smartphone screen cracks on its very first drop. 

Do take note that there is also an Enterprise Edition of these handsets. These models offer an extended warranty as well as options for remote maintenance and management by administrators.

How to buy smartphones at great prices

Depending on when you read this article, the wait for discount campaigns or sales can be even more worthwhile. These are campaigns such as Black Friday, where you can pick up smartphones for a wee bit cheaper than usual. I have collated the information for you in the following table.

Upcoming sales events

You might want to wait for the following dates before making your purchase
Event Dates
Singles Day 11 November 2023
Black Week 20 to 24 November 2023
Black Friday 24 November 2023
Cyber Monday 27 November 2023

While we are on the subject of compiling everything: How do you rate our list of the recommended Samsung devices? Let us know in the comments and win... okay there is nothing to win but I'm still interested in your feedback!

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Stefan Möllenhoff

Stefan Möllenhoff

Stefan gathered his first tech journalism experiences in 2004 – and works in this field full-time since 2008. His enthusiasm for everything digital started already in the 80s with a Sharp MZ700. The smartphone enlightenment came 2002 with a Symbian IRC client for his Nokia 7650. Currently, Stefan is sometimes behind the camera, sometimes writing but mainly taking care of organisational aspects at NextPit. Leisure time consists of cooking, fitness, bouldering, running and everything that has to do with AI and the concept of a Singularity.

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    I hate the Samsung skin. It's terrible. Do NOT create a Samsung account. Do not use their bundled apps. Their privacy policy is highly abusive to the consumer. And it's all based on what their skin and apps collect, which is pretty much everything.


  • sunny williams 9 months ago Link to comment

    I love Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is more powerful with a built-in quicker S Pen, several camera enhancements, a brighter display, and faster charging. Overall, this is a fantastic phone, but it's also quite pricy, and the battery life could be better.


  • David Kolton Jan 6, 2022 Link to comment

    I'm using Galaxy A52 that is quite an average phone. There isn't anything special in that phone.


  • Sarkari Yojana Sep 20, 2021 Link to comment

    I love samsung galaxy s11


  • storm Apr 13, 2021 Link to comment

    No skin is a benefit or good thing. OneUi doesn't belong in the pro column. Phone companies and carriers need to get out of the software business and free up space and the phone itself. Let us actually own and control the device.


    • Oleksa Apr 14, 2021 Link to comment

      I use sfirmware to download the Stock Samsung Firmware it's way faster than sammobile. Here's the link to the sfirmware sfirmware.com

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