Samsung is one of the companies that sells most smartphones worldwide and it has been that way for a while. Generally the South-Korean company launches two top of the line models at once, beginning with the S lineup, which receives updates that are launched with the Note lineup.

The list is made of the top of the line Samsung products from 2020, 2019 and 2018, the list goes back some years because some of the products remain in the top even after a year of launch.

The 5 best Samsung Smartphones in 2020

Who is in the lookout for a true top of the line product, we are going to list the five best smartphones from Samsung. On a side note, the specifications change details among the available models, and that might make your next choice based on price expectation instead of picking one up purely for specs.

1. Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra

The most recent launch from the brand are certainly at the top of the list in spite of the brand launching dozens of cellphones a year, and we are not joking about it. You can take a look at our database of Samsung cellphones if you would like to.

The main differences among the three models are memory, screen size and camera arrangement. To help you out spotting the differences here is a link of a comparison of the three models.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The new greatest Samsung phone has a Dynamic AMOLED display with 6.9 inches, a resolution of 3200 x 1440, aspect ratio of 20:9, 511ppi, HDR10+ certification, Gorilla Glass 6 and 120Hz refresh rate, which makes playing games and using the phone much smoother.

Inside we can find two options available: one equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and another with a Samsung Exynos 990, we recommend you go for the Snapdragon variant as the performance is known to be better. We can also choose between 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.0 Storage.

Galaxy S20 Ultra Specs:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • OS: Android 10 with One UI 2
  • RAM: 12 GB and 16 GB
  • Internal: 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB
  • Screen: 6.9" Dynamic AMOLED (3200 x 1440) 511 ppi. Gorilla Glass 6. HDR10+ e 120Hz
  • Rear Camera:
    • 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    • 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm (telephoto)
    • 0.3 MP, TOF 3D
  • Front Camera: 40 MP + 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh (45W Charger)

2. Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Plus

The Note10 and Note10 Plus are currently the best models inside the Note series. They are not only well built with very good internal specifications but also reach people who need a phone to work. It is equipped with the SPen which allows wireless interaction with the smartphone, the Note10 and Note10 Plus are perfect in combining style, quality and performance.

Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Galaxy Note10

It still has the Infinity-O display that curves on both sides, but the frontal camera cut-out is now in the center of the screen instead of being on the right side. This is still one of the challenges Samsung has to face in 2020, but if you are fine with then there you go.

Note10 Plus Specs:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • OS: Android Pie 9 with One UI 2
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Internal: 256 GB and 512 GB
  • Screen: 6.8" Dynamic AMOLED (3040 x 1440) 498 ppi. Gorilla Glass 6. HDR10
  • Rear Camera:
    • 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide)
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    • 12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 10MP F/2.2 26mm (wide)
  • Battery: 4300 mAh (45W Charger)

3. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The Galaxy S10 is still one of the best phones that came from the Korean factory. It came with a 6.4 inch 3040 x 1440 display that reaches 522ppi, it is also an AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6.

Regarding its hardware, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of expandable storage.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

The cameras on the back are made up of three lenses: one wide 12MP F/1.5-2.4 26mm (main camera), one 12MP F/2.4 52mm (Telephoto) with 2x optical zoom and one 16MP F/2.2 12mm (Ultrawide). As in the front in the Plus version there are two more cameras, one 10MP F/1.9 26mm and one 8MP F/2.2 22mm depth sensor.

Connectivity is also good, with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/c/ac/ax, BlueTooth 5.0, a USB Type-C 3.1 connector and 4100mAh battery.

Galaxy S10 Plus Specs:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • OS: Android Pie 9
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal: 128 GB and 512 GB
  • Screen: 6.4" Dynamic AMOLED (3040 x 1440) Gorilla Glass 6
  • Rear Camera:
    • 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide)
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    • 12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 10MP and 8MP
  • Battery: 4100 mAh

4. Galaxy Note 9

The Note 9 is the second best and most complete smartphone made by Samsung today, the only iteration that hasn't seen success was the Note 7 - because of it's exploding batteries, you have probably already heard of it. Anyways, the Note 9 is so good that you won't even remember the older ones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Inside you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The battery is of 4000mAh and it is used to run the 6.4 inch QuadHD display, don't forget that it is an AMOLED one as well. The cameras are also no slouch when it comes to quality, having proved to have it many times already.

What separates between it and the Galaxy S9 and also other competitors is the SPen, a feature that has been present in all Note series cellphones from the brand.

Note 9 Specs:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • OS: Android 8 Oreo
  • RAM: 6 GB and 8 GB
  • Internal: 128 GB and 512 GB
  • Screen: 6.4" Dynamic AMOLED (2960 x 1440) Gorilla Glass 5
  • Rear Camera: 2x 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4000 mAh

5. Galaxy S10e

And in fifth place comes the Galaxy S10e, the "pocket" version of the Galaxy S10. This time around you are getting a 5.8 inch 2280x1080 AMOLED display that rounds to 438ppi, Gorilla Glass 5 is also in the package.

Internally the S10e is also a bit different from its bigger brother, now we find a Samsung Exyones 9 Octacore, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is expandable.

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e

In the back we lost one camera, so now we've got a 12MP F/1.5-2.4 26mm (main camera, same as the S10/S10 Plus) and a 16MP F/2.2 12mm (Ultrawide), at the front we find one lens that is the 10MP F/1.9 26mm with Dual Pixel auto-focus.

Connectivity is very similar to the S10 as well, with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, BlueTooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 3.1 connector. Another thing that is not so important but nice to have is its weight at only 150 grams, a very light cellphone.

Galaxy S10e Specs:

  • SoC: Samsung Exynos 9820
  • OS: Android Pie 9
  • RAM: 6 GB and 8 GB
  • Internal: 128 GB and 256 GB
  • Screen: 6.4" Dynamic AMOLED (2280 x 1080) Gorilla Glass 5
  • Rear Camera:
    • 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide)
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3100 mAh

These are the best options when in the look for a new Samsung smartphone, you should be very pleased with any option you choose from this list and you should choose based on pricing as the phones can range from around 1400USD to around 600USD.