If you are wondering how Samsung smartphones compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 0 smartphones by objectively and impartially analysing over 19,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning smartphones. Their smartphones start at $41 for the Galaxy A01 which has a storage capacity of 16GB and a display diagonal of 5.7" and go up to $1,350 for the Galaxy Z Fold2 which has a storage capacity of 512GB and a display diagonal of 7.6". The average price of a new Samsung smartphone is $408.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning smartphones.
Is Samsung the Best Smartphone Brand?
So are Samsung smartphones any good? We give every smartphone a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all smartphones we are able to impartially rank all the smartphone brands.
Samsung is ranked the No. 1 best smartphone brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the actually best smartphone brand out there.
Let's look at how Samsung smartphones compare to the other smartphone brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All smartphone Brands
There's a wide selection of Samsung smartphones available compared to other smartphone brands, with over 40 Samsung smartphones currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical smartphone brand, with the average rating of a Samsung smartphone being 85%.
The average review score for a Samsung smartphone is 85%.
Samsung have a number of great features including foldable which sets them apart from the competition.
However Samsung smartphones tend to be more expensive than most other smartphone brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Smartphones
Price Distribution of All Smartphones
No. Of Smartphones
Average Price $408
Price Distribution of Samsung Smartphones
What Do the Samsung Smartphone Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung smartphone to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other smartphone brands.
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its smartphones than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 97% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Samsung smartphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 95% and 92% respectively across all Smartphone brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung smartphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other smartphone brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Smartphones Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 156 industry awards for Samsung smartphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular smartphone brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 19,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung smartphones. over 110 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung smartphone owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
86% of reviewers think Samsung smartphones are reliable.
So, most people think that Samsung smartphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung smartphones that mention reliability:
the Samsung Galaxy A9 is reliable enough for the performance
it's an all-around sturdy device
It has come up with a device with superb build quality
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)DesignValuePerformanceDisplayBattery LifeCameraSamsung Galaxy A7 (2017)An immensely capable workhorse that is water resistant with decent front
Samsung's most robust Galaxy S9 of 2018 is still a good buy
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus is the more robust Galaxy S9
metal construction were really something special
The Nokia 8 is a decent phone built for content creators
Samsung has introduced a rugged version of their Galaxy S flagship a few months after the former launched so it came as no surprise to see the Galaxy S7 receive the same treatment
The build quality is top-notch
The camera tech is dependable
The phone sports a premium design with excellent build quality
Samsung has put together an excellent
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is facing some tough competition with the likes of the OPPO F9
If you're looking for a reliable flagship that's easy to hold in one hand
a build that feels somewhat plasticky
Life can be perilous—resulting in smartphones with broken screens
Samsung has broken the mould with its Galaxy S8 handsets
It is jail broken despite being the same cost as new one
Speakerphone was broken when I got it
One popular game app (CC) totally destroyed the battery
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Smartphones
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung smartphones that set them apart from the competition. These include foldable.
'Foldable' smartphones have a hinged mechanism that allows them to fold in half, making them smaller and more portable.