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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.
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)|
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)|
Question #1: Should it be a smartphone or not?
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)|
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)|
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)|
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)|
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)|
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)|
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)|
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