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Seven Best Samsung Galaxy Phones To Buy In 2021

Samsung Galaxy Phones

May 27th, 2021   |   Updated on April 10th, 2023

After going through reviews by customers and experts, we have rounded up the seven best Galaxy Galaxy phones you can currently buy in 2021.

1. Samsung Galaxy A51 A515F

Enjoy a smartphone experience that minimizes the bezel and maximizes each inch of screen space. The rhythmical pattern of A51’s design theme comes in smooth and elegant pastel shades including Prism Crush Black, White, Blue and Pink. A premium gloss finish adds the perfect touch of style to its sleek and slim body, perfectly blending of style with in-hand comfort. Go ultra high-res with a 48MP Main Cam for crisp, clear photos day and night. A 123° 12MP Ultra Wide Cam captures more of the view. Choose the upgraded 5MP Macro Cam for highly refined close-ups, and make sure the subject always stands out with the 5MP Depth Camera’s multiple Live Focus effects.

User Review

Andrès Isique Lopez

  1. Phone is Above average
  2. Takes a month of using it to work the bugs out but it stops freezing.
  3. Fingerprint reader being in the screen sounds sweet. But it’s not all that. Takes longer than expected. Sometimes it can’t use the reader. Gets frustrating…
  4. Speaker volume level is bad. Just trash.
  5. Overall processing speed, signal and call reliability are GREAT.
  6. Comfortable to hold.

Review: The Verge

TheThe Galaxy A51 doesn’t look or feel like a cheap phone at all. It is big and well-put-together. Its screen is simply a well-done 6.5-inch OLED, bright even in sunlight. Making a good $400 phone is difficult, and none of them can be awesome across every possible metric. But you want at least a few parts of the phone to feel like they came from something much pricier. Except for the screen, not enough of the Galaxy A51 is awesome. Read More

2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Galaxy Z Flip 5G is an expansive new smartphone experience with completely reimagined compact engineering and revolutionary folding glass technology.

Take pictures, shoot videos, and connect with friends hands-free from virtually any angle with Galaxy Z Flip’s Hideaway Hinge. Broaden your vision with crisp, beautiful, ultra-wide shots. Create stellar night-time stills, videos, and hyperlapse shots with a radically intuitive camera. Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s powerful processing and battery never hold you back. Stand out with timeless and refined Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze colorways complementing any look and any event. Your new Galaxy Z Flip 5G includes exclusive access to a dedicated support team on demand by phone and white glove care, in-person onboarding, tutorials, and enhanced mail-in repair options.

User Review

Yuna Mariel

The fact this comes with a Snapdragon 865+ is stunning and unprecedented. That’s the one used in rare Taiwanese gaming phones! This phone is one of the only ways to get one of those easily.

Performance is, obviously, amazing, and the screen is so sharp and clear. The Android experience is great, I love Samsung’s UI especially when you use it with the official Samsung App “Good Lock” in the Samsung App Store, which unlocks all the multitasking features and others.

Review: Gizmo China

The device is built with Plastic front, glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), and aluminum frame. The smartphone is available in various colors such as Mystic Grey and Mystic Bronze. The smartphone is pack with 8 GB RAM and 256 internal storage while there is no memory card slot available to increase the storage. Read More

3. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

With bold color options, a pro-grade camera, 120Hz display and an all-day intelligent battery that charges up in minutes, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G factory unlocked Android smartphone delivers uncompromised innovation. This is unexpected. Take game-changing pics and video with the triple lens camera and 3X optical zoom. Zoom in close from farther away and capture images with 30X Space Zoom. Capture crisp images and video at night without flash with Night Mode. Capture video and multiple types of images with one tap of the shutter button. Download, browse, and binge in a flash with Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

User Review


This phone is a lot better than expected. Coming from the s10+, I was worried that I would be completely disappointed. The s20fe feels premium despite having a plastic back. This is due to its thickness and weight. The plastic feels premium and the cloud mint doesn’t leave visible fingerprints. The phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865; the phone feels very smooth. The 120hz refresh rate also adds to the smoothness of the experience. 6gb of ram is sufficient for the vast majority of users. Read More

Review: PC MAG

The Galaxy S20 FE 5g refines rather than innovates, and that works in everyone’s favor. Three S20 models and two Note 20 models paved the way for Samsung to decide what’s worth investing in (a Snapdragon 865 chipset and a solid 3x lens) and what isn’t (a glass back and ultra-high-megapixel main cameras). And as of this writing, the S20 FE is a strong deal from carrier. Read More

4. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone lets you get creative, stay connected and do it all your way. With the ability to record in 8K, your videos aren’t just cinema quality, they’re double the resolution of 4K video. Or use the 64MP camera for still shots that come out clear whether it’s day or night. Better yet, why not do both? Single Take AI transcends the usual restrictions of photo and video editing to capture life’s greatest moments, wherever they happen, in one single take. Galaxy S21, made for the epic in every day. Single Take AI captures images and video up to 15 seconds.

User Review


Everything about this phone screams cheap. From the tacky plastic backing, the rectangular brick like design, to the complete lack of accessories that come with the phone. The phone feels like it should be priced at $300-400 at most.

I’ll compare this to the S20. Which wasn’t particularly great, but is better than this phone. S20 feels more premium, is thinner, and looks better. Oh yeah, and it also has 12gb of ram, compared to the 8gb this phone has.

Review: CNET

Without a doubt, the first thing I notice about the S21 is its design. This two-tone approach gives the phone an art-deco sensibility. Well, kind of. Samsung made the camera bump bigger and more industrial-looking. I can almost envision someone at Samsung searching for the perfect drill press to make the camera cutouts just the right size. Read More

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G takes power to the next level with cutting-edge technology, letting you master whatever you choose to do next. Pen precision meets PC power with S Pen and Samsung Notes. So responsive, it feels like you’re using a real pen to jot notes and sketch ideas. Then convert into Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, and save and sync across all your Galaxy devices while on the go.

Send files to your friends wirelessly with Point to Share with other compatible Samsung devices. Simply select the pictures, videos or documents you want to share, then point your Note20 at your friend’s device and tap Share.

Intelligent Battery and Super Fast Charge learn from how you work and play to optimize battery life and boost your battery in minutes. Get the best Galaxy mobile gaming in the palm of your hand with its smooth gameplay experience and the adaptive Dynamic AMOLED 2X display.

User Review


The cameras, the S-pen, the AMOLED screen quality, the 120 Hz refresh rate, the 5G data connection, the build quality, etc. are all top notch. This phone will probably hold the crown for best Android phone for a good while, and it has key feature bumps that made me especially want this phone–namely the 5G and the 120 Hz screen.

I would definitely recommend a solid case if you’re planning to spend this much money on a phone. I bought a Spigen case which effectively reduces the camera bump on the back to allow the phone to sit flat on a desk. The IP68 rating means that it will be fine with water and dust, but drop protection is still a must. I saw a stat recently that something like 2/3 of people report incurring drop damage to their phone (for all phones not specifically this phone).

Review: Tech Radar

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra checks off a lot of bests for new phones in 2020, including the best camera on an Android phone and the best-looking display on any phone, period. This is the only stylus-included handset we recommend, and while the competition is thin, it’s not undeserved – you’re just going to have to pay a heap of money for this powerful ‘everything phone’. Read More

6. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is a cell phone that’s ready for anything. Pro-grade, multi-lens camera system to capture all the action. Stunningly vivid Infinity-O Full HD+ display to make your gameplay pop. 5G connectivity, super-fast processing power, long-lasting battery and a bold, water-resistant design.

Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection, and other factors. Galaxy A52 5G is rated as IP67. Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 3 feet of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use.

User Review: Daisy S

Pros of this Phone

1) This phone has the longest BATTERY LIFE of any cellphone that I’ve ever owned. In the past I’ve used “Renewed” Samsung Note Phones and the AT&T A71 5G Phone. They had up to about 8 hours of heavy use battery life.
The A52 5G gives me 12 hours of HEAVY use BATTERY Life and I still have 15 percent left.

2) The phone is very fast, no lagging ever.

3) The screen is very sharp and clear. The brightness have 800 Nits maximum brightness so it is easy to read this phone in Direct Sunlight.

4) WiFi, Data and More…This phone easily connects to WiFi and its very fast. Data…I have a AT&T 40.00 Monthly Plan with 15GB. There is no 5G where I live, however in a few months, it will have 5G here, this is the main reason why I purchased this 5G phone.
Camera is superb, it has 10 x Magnification. The pictures come out clear and sharp.

5) It has a 3.5 Headset Jack and a SD Card Slot. The Flagship Samsung phones don’t give you a 3.5 Jack, and some of the Flagship Phones don’t give you an SD Card Slot.

Cons…Just one MINOR Con, It doesn’t give you a built in S Pen, however, I purchased a Slim and Trim Generic Stylus so now I can use Samsung Notes for my handwritten notes.

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Powerful 7nm processor and 12GB RAM combine to harness incredible speeds. With 2.0Gbps LTE, easily download files, live-game, and stream content seamlessly. Cutting-edge battery intelligence ensures Galaxy Note10+’s 4300mAh (typical) outlasts your day. Speakers & TypeC earphones offer stereo audio enhanced by Dolby Atmos for a rich,3D sound experience.

Review: NDTV 360

What you will notice next about the Galaxy Note 10+ is its huge display which curves on the sides. It also has thin bezels at the top and the bottom, offering you a nearly all-display look. The back of the phone is also made of glass which curves on the sides. This design makes the phone very comfortable to hold. It has a metal frame sandwiched in between these glass panels, and is quite thin on the sides. The overall design of the phone is a little boxy, in line with older Galaxy Note devices. Read More