Top 10 Best Samsung Cell Phones 2018

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In our latest update, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note8 (a phablet) are our recommendation 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 S8 Plus
-12
MP
Main camera
2.35
Ghz
max CPU
6.2
in
Display

Considering this phone's aggregate rank of 90%, we are confident that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is currently Phonerated's best Samsung phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 519 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that pushes us to label it a "no-brainer best choice."

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:
(90%) (519 reviews over 5 sources)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
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 99 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:
(89%) (99 reviews over 3 sources)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy Note8
12
MP
Main camera
2.35+1.9
Ghz
max CPU
6.3
in
Display

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:
(87%) (396 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
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:
(82%) (101 reviews over 6 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 A3 (2016)
13
MP
Main camera
1.5
Ghz
max CPU
4.7
in
Display

The 2016 edition of Samsung's Galaxy A3 is a mid-tier package consisting of a 4.7-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, and a 13-megapixel camera.

Average rating:
(80%) (76 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
13
MP
Main camera
1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

A higher-tier version of Samsung's Galaxy J7 2016 smartphone, the J7 Prime delivers a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 interface, an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU (3GB RAM), and the S bike mode software for riders.

Average rating:
(75%) (860 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S7 active
12
MP
Main camera
-2.15+-1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.1
in
Display

This water- and shock-proof flagship phone boasts a 4000mAh battery, a 12-megapixel 4K-video camera (Dual Pixel technology), and a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen.

Average rating:
(82%) (65 reviews over 3 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:
(81%) (1244 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
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:
(84%) (10 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
16
MP
Main camera
1.8+1.4
Ghz
max CPU
6
in
Display

This high-caliber 2016 smartphone banks on a 6-inch Gorilla Glass screen, a 5000mAh battery, and 4GB of RAM.

Average rating:
(72%) (42 reviews over 2 sources)   



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