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Top 10 Best Samsung Cell Phones 2018

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Until our next update, the Samsung Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9 and S8 Plus (a phablet) are our selection for best Samsung phones.

Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Samsung Galaxy Note8
12
MP
Main camera
2.35+1.9
Ghz
max CPU
6.3
in
Display

Considering this phone's aggregate rank of 87%, we are confident that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is currently Phonerated's best Samsung phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 607 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that pushes us to label it a "no-brainer best choice."

The Galaxy Note8 threatens a lot of already-established premium smartphones with a 6.3-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) Infinite Display, 6GB of RAM (eight-core 10nm CPU), and Samsung's own Bixby voice assistant leading its specs.

Average rating:
(84%) (638 reviews over 4 sources)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S9
12
MP
Main camera
2.8
Ghz
max CPU
5.8
in
Display

With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 1087 reviews, we rank this Samsung model second best Samsung phone. * This list is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of reviews from multiple sources.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of Samsung's two MWC 2018 entries that skirt ultra-high-end smartphone territory with specs like a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 570ppi display, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel cam with Super Slow-mo (960fps), and an eight-core chip clocked at 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz.

Average rating:
(87%) (607 reviews over 3 sources)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
-12
MP
Main camera
2.35
Ghz
max CPU
6.2
in
Display

While it banks on its 6.2-inch infinity display the most to make waves, the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone also features other amped-up specs like an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which can take 1440p videos (one of the first -- if not the first -- of its kind), VR support, and a Snapdragon 835 processor in its core.

Average rating:
(87%) (1087 reviews over 6 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
12
MP
Main camera
2.8
Ghz
max CPU
6.2
in
Display

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is an enlarged version of Samsung's flagship S9 smartphone whose specs include a 6.2-inch 18.5:9 1440p screen, a dual 12-megapixel camera with Super Slow-mo and Dual Aperture Mode, and a 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core engine.

Average rating:
(86%) (497 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Good
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

samsung galaxy j7 pro
13
MP
Main camera
1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro hopes that its combo of a 3600mAh battery and two 13-megapixel cameras is enough to convince the phone photography-loving crowd, and at the same time, to potentially distract from its less-than-impressive 1.6GHz processor specs.

Average rating:
(89%) (34 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
16
MP
Main camera
1.9
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

This revamped version of Samsung's Galaxy A5 smartphone lists high-end specs like two 16-megapixel f/1.9 cameras, a 1.9GHz eight-core engine, and an IP68-rated (water- and dust-tight) casing among its selling points.

Average rating:
(80%) (114 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy J3
8
MP
Main camera
1.2
Ghz
max CPU
5
in
Display

With its 5-inch HD screen, 2600mAh battery, and 1.5GB RAM, the Galaxy J3 is neither a disappointing nor an overly-impressive mid-tier attempt.

Average rating:
(79%) (561 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S7
12
MP
Main camera
2.15+1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.1
in
Display

This flagship-tier smartphone is home to an always-on Quad HD 5.1-inch display, a 2.1GHz quad-core 14nm 64-bit CPU with a 4GB RAM, and Samsung's Dual Pixel camera technology (12-megapixel f/1.7 camera).

Average rating:
(78%) (1316 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
12
MP
Main camera
2.15+1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

Basically a step-up model of the S6 Edge, this 5.5-inch Quad HD smartphone accompanies its Edge Screen technology with a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, the Dual Pixel camera technology (12-megapixel camera), and a 14nm 64-bit Snapdragon 820 processor.

Average rating:
(78%) (2460 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
16
MP
Main camera
2.2
Ghz
max CPU
5.7
in
Display

The C7 Pro takes the original C7 phone's camera specs up a notch, sporting 16-megapixel front and selfie cameras along with 4GB of RAM and a 2.2GHz octa-core processor -- although it misses out on 4K-video recording and a highly-competitive display.

Average rating:
(91%) (10 reviews over 2 sources)   



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