Top 10 Best Samsung Cell Phones 2018

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This week, the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A3 2016 (a mid-range smartphone) 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 S8
12
MP
Main camera
2.35
Ghz
max CPU
5.8
in
Display

Considering this phone's aggregate rank of 86%, we are confident that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is currently Phonerated's best Samsung phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 1253 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that pushes us to label it a "no-brainer best choice."

One of Samsung's flagships for 2017, the S8 spearheads the impending expected dominance of almost-bezel-less, curved smartphone screens with a 5.8-inch infinity display, which is joined by other top-tier specs like a 1440p-recording 8-megapixel selfie cam, an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, and Gorilla Glass 5 finishes at the front and back.

Average rating:
(86%) (1253 reviews over 6 sources)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
16
MP
Main camera
1.9
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

With its star rating of 4 computed from 510 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.

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%) (510 reviews over 7 sources)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
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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:
(85%) (86 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
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:
(81%) (4492 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
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%) (64 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
16
MP
Main camera
1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5.1
in
Display

The Galaxy S5's Neo follow-up keeps the main camera at 16 megapixels, but boosts the selfie cam from 2 to 5 megapixels and replaces the previous CPU with a 1.6GHz octa-core SoC.

Average rating:
(85%) (100 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
16
MP
Main camera
2.1+1.5
Ghz
max CPU
5.7
in
Display

The octa-core S6 Edge Plus enlarges the original model's dual-edge Super AMOLED display to 5.7 inches, under which lies a 4GB RAM, a 128GB (maximum) UFS 2.0 memory, and a 16-megapixel UHD camera.

Average rating:
(84%) (474 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro
8
MP
Main camera
1.3
Ghz
max CPU
5
in
Display

This mid-range Samsung smartphone banks on its 16GB memory expandable by up to 128GB, leather back cover, and S bike mode (biker assistance app).

Average rating:
(80%) (9995 reviews)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
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%) (1195 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
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%) (2533 reviews over 5 sources)   



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