Best Samsung Phone 2021: Our Top Picks For November

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Samsung produces a myriad of handsets each year and so it can oftentimes be a little tricky to identify which is the best phone for you. But, don't worry, we're here to help you with your search.

We've selected these devices which stood out from the crowd, based on review, specs, price, and features they offer.


So, whether you're after a standout all-rounder in the Galaxy S21 Ultra or the convenience of a flip screen in the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, we've got you covered.

Let's get straight to it!

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Best Samsung Phone All-rounder - Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 11 | Screen Size: 6.8-inches | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100 | RAM: 12GB / 16GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Battery: 5,000mAh

If you're looking for the best of the best when it comes to Samsung phones, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is an excellent place to start.

This premium handset boasts some seriously impressive specs, the Snapdragon 888 (US) and the Exynos 2100 provide enormous power for a handheld device, making it lightning fast.

The S21 Ultra is also the first Samsung phone from outside the Galaxy Note range that supports the S Pen, making this an alternative option for those who love that feature.


When it comes to the camera, this is one of the best phones for photography, with a quad lens led by a 108MP beast, experience 10x optical zoom, stunning HD images and filming in up to 8K.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also features a quality build, with the back made from Gorilla Glass and a 6.8-inch QHD+ screen alongside a 120Hz refresh rate.

Not only a fantastic handset from Samsung, but we think it's one of the best phones to date.

Best Samsung Phone Flip Screen - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

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Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 11 | Screen Size: 6.7-inches/1.9-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2640 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 888 5G | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB | Battery: 3,300mAh

For the best flip phone Samsung offers, the latest Z Flip3 5G looks to be the standout choice.


The standout feature here is clearly the ability for the screen to fold down with its compact design making this phone an ideal choice for space-savers.

The ability to have two apps running simultaneous on its dual screens also means this could be a fantastic phone for power users.

You'll also find quite the powerful processor with the latest Snapdragon 888 5G chip ensuring peak performance, along with 8GB of RAM to help things along nicely.

In addition, a 3300mAh battery should provide decent battery life, and a 15W fast charging function will have you back up and running in no time.

What's more, the Z Flip3 5G also features a dual 12 MP camera that we think should take great snaps, along with the ability to record video at 4K 60fps, making this phone quite the capable one

Best Samsung Phone Under 500 - Samsung Galaxy A52 5G


Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 11 | Screen Size: 6.5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels | CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G | RAM: 6GB / 8GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB | Battery: 4,500mAh

Alongside their premium flagship phones, Samsung also offers some great affordable alternatives such as the Galaxy A52 5G.

The Snapdragon 750G is fast for the price and allows the phone 5G capabilities, so if you're after superfast connectivity but don't want to break the bank, this option could be for you.

It also boasts a sizeable 4,500mAh battery, which should comfortably last you through an entire day with regular use, useful for those that are often on the go.

Including a 6.5-inch screen with 1080 x 2400 resolution, the Galaxy A52 5G is a real winner for the mid-range market.

Best Samsung Phone Large Screen - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra


Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 10/11 | Screen Size: 6.9-inches | Resolution: 1440 x 3088 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 865 Plus / Exynos 990 | RAM: 8GB / 12GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Battery: 4,500mAh

If you're in the market for a phone with a large screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, could be for you.

At 6.9-inches you'll be able to immerse yourself in entertainment or scroll endlessly through social media and with it being the Galaxy Note, you'll be able to make optimal use out of the S pen.

This device, however, is not only a fantastic screen but on the inside, the Snapdragon 865 Plus or Exynos 990 should make this handset fast and operate Andriod 10/11 without difficulty.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has huge storage potential, up to 512GB and a top of the range 108MP rear camera and If you can stretch to the price, it may be the phone for you.

Best Samsung Phone Folding Screen - Samsung Galaxy ZFold 3


Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 11 | Screen Size: 6.2-inch (cover display) / 7.6-inches (unfolded) | Resolution: 1768 x 2208 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 888 5G | RAM: 12GB | Storage: 256GB / 512GB | Battery: 4,400mAh

When it comes to pioneering new technology, Samsung often leads the way with new and exciting ideas for phones, the Galaxy ZFold 3 demonstrates this.

With an intriguing 6.2 inch display that can fold out to increase its total size to 7.6 inches, this device is both a brilliant phone and a cracking Samsung tablet in one.

Compared to the previous generation, you'll also find a rather speedy Snapdragon 888 5G chip inside as well as 12GB of RAM offering plenty of power for both general use and gaming, too.

On the subject of gaming, the panel here also has an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate which will allow for smoother gameplay, which combined with the huge unfolded screen, means you won't miss any of the action.

You'll also find what we think should be a brilliant triple camera that offers up three 12MP sensors with a wide, telephoto and ultrawide setup. The telephoto sensor also offers up a handy 2x optical zoom.


For something different. the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is certainly a top contender.

Best Samsung Phone Under 300 - Samsung A21s

Brand: Samsung | Operating System: Android 10 | Screen Size: 6.5 inches | Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels | CPU: Exynos 850 | RAM: 4GB / 6GB | Storage: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB | Battery: 5,000mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A21s is the most affordable option on our list, yet it still gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

The 5,000mAh battery rivals some of the best phones for battery life and found on a phone usually found for, under 300 pounds or dollars, it's an awesome bonus.


The A21s also comes with a 6.5-inch display and up to 128GB of storage while being powered by the Exynos 850, you're getting a lot for your money here.

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