A complete guide to Samsung phone sizes. All the latest and best Samsung phones compared in one place. Which is the biggest Samsung phone? Read on…
Samsung Phone Sizes Compared (All Major Models)
Samsung’s two most popular phone lines are its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note range. For this reason, let’s take a look at how the last few generations of Galaxy Note and Galaxy S phones compare, with respect to display size and dimensions.
However, Samsung’s most popular phones – with respect to sales – are its cheaper models like the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Samsung Galaxy A71.
These phones deliver great design, very impressive specs, solid cameras, and gorgeous screens for A LOT less than Samsung’s flagship models.
In fact, for the last couple of years, it is phones like the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 that have been propping up Samsung’s phone business, accounting for the vast majority of its sales.
As you will see below, Samsung’s phones have grown in stature over the years, adding in larger displays which, in turn, has made the phones themselves larger.
However, it is worth noting that growth in the actual size of Samsung phones over the years is only very slight.
And the reason for this is that Samsung is now cramming way more screen into much smaller spaces.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 will have smaller displays across the board, though – from the base model Galaxy S22 to the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
For instance, the Galaxy Note 10 has a bigger display than the Galaxy Note 9, but the phones themselves are more or less the same size.
Bottom line? Display sizes DO NOT always indicate a phone’s true size, especially when comparing it to older models.
Samsung Galaxy S Range
|Samsung Galaxy S8||S8: 5.8 inches|
S8+: 6.2 inches
|S8: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm|
S8+: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
|Samsung Galaxy S9||S9: 5.8 inches|
S9+: 6.2 inches
|S9: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm|
S9+: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
|Samsung Galaxy S10||S10: 6.1 inches|
S10+: 6.4 inches
|S10: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm|
S10+: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
|Samsung Galaxy S20||S20: 6.2 inches|
S20+: 6.7 inches
S20 Ultra: 6.9 inches
|S20: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm|
S20+: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
S20 Ultra: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||6.5 inches||159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm|
|Samsung Galaxy S21||S21: 6.2in AMOLED 120Hz|
S21+: 6.8in AMOLED 120Hz
S21 Ultra: 6.8in AMOLED 120Hz
|S21: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm|
S21+: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
S21 Ultra: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
|Samsung Galaxy S22||6in AMOLED 120Hz||2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus||6.5in AMOLED 120Hz||3 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||6.7in AMOLED 120Hz||3.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches|
Samsung Galaxy Note Range
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||6.3 inches||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9||6.4 inches||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10||Note 10: 6.3 inches|
Note 10+: 6.8 inches
|Note 10: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm|
Note 10+: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm
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Biggest Samsung Phones You Can Buy
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the biggest phone in the Samsung Galaxy S22 range. It has a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. But unlike the S21 Ultra, it can go from 1Hz to 120Hz, whereas the S21 only went down to 10Hz. The S22 Ultra has the best camera, the most storage (up to 1TB), and the largest battery too.
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s 2021 flagship phone, and it is a true iPhone 12 Pro Max killer. Packing in a truly mind-blowing 108MP camera alongside three other very impressive lenses, the phone is a tour de force with respect to imaging. Beyond this, you also have the best OLED display on the market, amazing specs and performance, and a beautiful design that sets the Galaxy S21 Ultra apart from everything else on the market.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ – If you want the best of the best, and you also want a stylus, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is the biggest Samsung phone you can buy of this kind. Like its predecessor, the awesome Galaxy Note 9, the Note 10 picks up where that phone left off and adds in new camera units, an improved display, and even more processing power, as well as a slimmer, more refined overall design.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest and most expensive Galaxy S phone you can currently buy. It has a massive 6.9in OLED display that can also handle a 120Hz refresh rate, making it one of the best mobile displays in the business right now. On top of this, you have bleeding-edge specs inside and a very impressive triple-lens camera array on the rear. The Ultra is pricey, but that’s just life at the top-end of the phone market.
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Any tech product is usually pretty expensive. Samsung’s are no exception. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about its phones, TVs, home appliances, or smartwatches – they’re all pricey.
But did you know Samsung has a great finance program, whereby you pay 10% of the phone’s RRP upfront and then spread the rest of the cost over 12 months interest-free? It’s pretty cool. And you can even switch phones after 12 months if you want!
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What’s The Smallest Samsung Flagship You Can Buy?
If you want flagship performance, just in a smaller package, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is probably the best option for 2021 and beyond.
The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8in OLED display but, because of the chassis design, the handset itself feels a lot smaller than its display dimensions would have you believe.
For this reason, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is by far and away the best option for those of you that want a more portable flagship experience (that also costs A LOT less).
The display is phenomenal too; you’re looking at an OLED panel with HDR10+ capabilities, so images, movies, video, and pretty much everything else in-between look truly stunning.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Specs
- Dimensions: 142.2 mm × 69.9 mm × 7.9 mm
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose-M4, 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 and 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Display: 5.8 in OLED w/ HDR10+ (146.1 mm + 438 ppi)
- Battery: 3100 mAh
- SD-Support: microSD card support up to 512 GB
- Storage: UFS 128/256 GB
- Memory: 6/8 GB RAM
- Camera (Rear): 2MP Wide-angle Camera OIS + 16MP Ultra Wide Camera
- Camera (Front): 10MP Front Camera
The Galaxy S10e also features a dual-lens camera on the rear and a hole-punch front-facing camera just like its bigger brothers, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.
And if that wasn’t enough to wet your whistle, the S10e also packs in 6GB of RAM and Samsung’s top-of-the-line Exynos 9820 CPU, so there’ll be no worries about performance.
Still, if you’re looking to pick up a proper Samsung flagship device (meaning something from the Galaxy S or Note range) and want to save money, you can save around 40% by going the refurbished route.
You can pick up handsets like the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 9 for a fraction of the cost of buying them new.
This is the #1 reason why I often buy refurbished phones.
On top of this, you can buy the phone outright and then shop around for a rolling-monthly data plan – SIM-only deals are ALWAYS cheaper than contract deals. I’m currently using this one from Three (it gets you unlimited everything).
What About Samsung’s Foldable Phones?
Samsung also makes a range of foldable Android phones too. But how are they different in terms of screen size and overall dimensions? Here’s a handy table that outlines the different sizes for Samsung’s foldable phones.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3||7.6 inches (unfolded)||Unfolded: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm|
Folded: 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm
|SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2||7.6 inches (unfolded)||59.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm|
|SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP||6.7 inches (unfolded)||167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm|
|SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD||7.3 inches (unfolded)||160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm|
As you can see, the “flagship” model Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently the biggest foldable phone that Samsung makes; it has a 7.6in Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 120Hz refresh rate and native HDR10+ support.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also, currently, the most expensive phone that Samsung makes – it costs a bomb, although it is slightly cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But it is a very cool-looking phone and one that isn’t used or owned by too many people, so if you want to stand out from the crowd (and your wallet can handle it), the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is just about as unique as it gets right now.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs on a Snapdragon 888 CPU, packs in 12GB of RAM and is available with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. You do not get SD support, sadly, but the phone is 5G-ready and has an impressive array of cameras on its rear:
- 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
- 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra? In a word: no – the Galaxy S21 Ultra is a vastly superior phone (and it is also considerably cheaper too).
My advice? If you want the best phone Samsung has to offer, go with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – you can grab one on a contract or buy it outright from Samsung on finance.
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.