The best Samsung phones 2024: top Galaxy handsets ranked

The best Samsung phone is hard to pick, because Samsung makes more phones than any other phone maker, with a wider variety to choose from. Our pick for the best phones you can buy is the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung's premiere flagship phone. It's packed with features and very pricey, but it isn't even the most unique or expensive phone Samsung makes. 

Samsung doesn't just make the best Android phones, it also pioneered foldable screen technology, and it makes some of the best foldable phones you can buy. Whether you want a foldable tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 or a pocket-sized clamshell foldable like the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Samsung gives you foldable phones with a distinctively Samsung twist. 

What is the Samsung twist? It's One UI on top of Android, offering a slew of software features you won't find anywhere else. Most of Samsung's Galaxy S phones, including the Galaxy S23 FE, can run Samsung DeX for a full desktop environment from your phone. Even bargain models, like the Galaxy A54, have tons of features that other Android phone makers can't match. 

Read on for our picks of the best Samsung phones you can buy, based on our extensive testing and experience using Samsung phones. And if you've accidentally taken a wrong turn, we also have a list of the best Apple iPhones you can buy. 

The quick list

This section gives you an abridged rundown of our pick of Samsung's top phones, available right now. With details on design, key features and specs, our reasoning for why each phone is worth your time and money, and a star rating based of our in-depth reviews, which you'll also find links to down below.