Samsung is one of the dominant smartphone makers in India and the world and its Galaxy phones have always been one of the best Android options. It’s probably the only smartphone brand in India to offer phones as affordable as Rs 8,000 and as costly as Galaxy Fold at Rs 164,999.
Samsung’s S-series, Note-series, and Foldables together address different needs in premium flagship and luxury categories. The brand is also a dominant force in the mid-range and budget categories where its efforts are segmented under Galaxy A-series and M-series.
For this list, we have scrutinized Samsung phones in different price segments based on their specs, features, pros, and cons. We have also linked the detailed reviews of curated phones to help build a 360-degree perspective and to help buyers make an informed choice.
List of top 10 Samsung phones in India in 2020
- Best flagship phone – Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Best phone for productivity – Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Best compact phone – Samsung Galaxy s10e
- Best all-rounder phone under Rs 40,000 – Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Best phone around Rs 25,000: Samsung Galaxy A51
- Best phone cheap phone (under Rs 15,000): Samsung Galaxy M21
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The trio from S20 series – the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra have been the ultimate Samsung phones in 2020 so far. These triplets not only share the same moniker, but they also look identical if you discount the sizes of each one individually.
Samsung has blessed them with 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED screens which are one of the best ones available in the market right now. Everything looks mesmerizing on these screens. With Exynos 990 at the heart, and LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage type, the S20 series is a powerhouse. The Galaxy S20 devices also present the best cameras on a Samsung phone to date. One can also consider the Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S20+ is he or she finds the Galaxy S20 Ultra too big too handle.
Read our Samsung Galaxy S20 review
Samsung Galaxy S20 Specs: Display: 6.2-inch; QHD+ (1440 x 3200) | CPU: Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990 | RAM: 8GB/12GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP | Front camera: 10MP | OS: Android 10 | Weight: 163g | Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Specs: Display: 6.7-inch ; QHD+ (1440 x 3200) sAMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990 | RAM: 8GB/12GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB | Battery: 4,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + ToF 3D | Front camera: 10MP | OS: Android 10 | Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm |
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Specs: Display: 6.9-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1440) sAMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 12/16GB | Storage: 128/512GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + ToF 3D | Front camera: 40MP |OS: Android 10 |
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10+ is another phenomenal offering from Samsung. It comes with a magic wand called S Pen that can be used to write memos, create live messages, control media, and a lot more. The Galaxy Note 10+ has impressive innards and excellent optics.
The breathtaking HDR 10 certified super AMOLED screen is another convincing reason. If you have used any Galaxy Note in the past, you will certainly feel at home with the Galaxy Note 10.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Specs: Display: 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB/512GB/1TB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP | OS: upgraded to Android 10 | Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm |
3. Samsung S10 Plus
I know a year’s time seems quite a lot in the Android world where almost every other day we see a smartphone launch. So, you must be wondering why the Galaxy S10 Plus is on this list. Well, in our opinion, the Galaxy S10 Plus is still relevant in 2020, more so after the price drop. The 2019 Samsung flagship introduced a new dual punch hole concept which later became mainstream.
From curved-edge screen to reverse wireless charging, the Galaxy S10 Plus has all features that most of the competitors introduced with their 2020 flagships. What about performance you may ask? Well, if you are not gunning for the fastest Android phone, the Galaxy S10+ with Exynos 9820 SoC has enough muscle to offer smooth and reliable smartphone experience even by the current standards.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review
Samsung S10 Plus Specs: Display: 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 8/12GB | Storage: 128GB/512GB/1TB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP + 8MP | OS: Upgraded to Android 10 | Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm
4. Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung S10e is the cutest phone in this list and it’s a meaningful option for those who need a compact phone. The S10e includes almost all the features of the pricier S10+. It includes Samsung’s AMOLED screen, Exynos 9820 chipset, and dual rear cameras.
With excellent One UI software the S10e is especially recommended to those who are looking for a premium compact phone.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Specs: Display: 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 3,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP | OS: upgraded to Android 10 | Weight: 150g | Dimensions: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm |
5. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is another interesting offering from the South Korean giant. The S10 Lite is the first-ever Samsung phone in India to include Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. With S10 Lite, Samsung has tried to plug the void in its portfolio between Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 segment.
The Galaxy S10 Lite includes a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen with a punch hole for the 32MP selfie camera. The rear optics includes a triple-camera setup featuring a 48MP primary sensor, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP macro camera.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specs: Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4,500mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 12MP + 5MP| Front camera: 32MP | OS: Android 10 | Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 162.5 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm |
6. Samsung Galaxy A51
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has been one of the best selling phones for Samsung thus far in 2020. With a retail price of just over Rs 20,000, the Galaxy A51 offers a decent package that includes one of the best screens in the segment attached to a glasstic design.
The Exynos 9611 chipset isn’t the best in the class and feels a little lethargic when compared to most rivals. Optics wise, the Galaxy A51 is well equipped with a 48MP LED primary sensor coupled with 12MP ultrawide sensor and 5MP depth and macro sensors.
Samsung Galaxy A51 Specs: Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Exynos 9611 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP| Front camera: 32MP | OS: Android 10 | Weight: 172g | Dimensions: 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm |
7. Samsung Galaxy A80
The Galaxy A80 is another unique phone from Samsung considering its rotating cameras on a slide-out mechanism. That’s right, the A80 has a camera module that rotates 180 degrees to allow you to use the same optics for both selfies as well as capturing the world around.
Samsung’s decision to price it at Rs 47,990 killed all excitement, though. With recent price drops the A80 now makes some sense. Having said that, the Galaxy A80’s current price is still on the higher side compared to similarly specced phones from other manufacturers.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs: Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED | CPU: Snapdragon 730G | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 3,700mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + TOF 3D | OS: Android 10 | Weight: 220g | Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm |
8. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is currently retailing at under Rs 30,000 which makes it worth considering especially over the Galaxy A71. Even by 2020 standards, the Galaxy S9 Plus has a very premium curved edge design and excellent cameras.
With absence of other meaningful Samsung phones in this segment, only other option users have is the Galaxy A71.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs: Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 675 SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 5MP | Front camera: 32MP | Battery: 4500mAh | Weight: 187g | Dimensions: 164.3 × 76.7× 7.9 mm
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9. Samsung Galaxy M21
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is targeted towards budget buyers under Rs 15,000. It’s headline features include a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel, 6000mAh monstrous 6000mAh battery. Both these features are rear in today’s time under Rs 15,000 budget.
The Galaxy M21 comes running on octa-core Exynos 9611 chip. The Samsung M-series phone flaunts a 48MP triple camera system at the back and 20MP selfie snapper on the front. The phone us offered with up to 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage along with expandable option.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy M21 review
Samsung Galaxy M21 Specs: Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Exynos 9611 SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP | Front camera: 20MP | Battery: 6000mAh | Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm
10. Samsung Galaxy M10s
For those who wish to own a Samsung phone under Rs 10,000, the Galaxy M10s seems an only viable option. It is meant for basic usage. The M10s comes with a 6.4-inch Screen and Exynos 7884B chipset, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone packs 4000mAh battery and dual rear camera setup of 13MP+5MP.
Samsung Galaxy M10s Specs:Display: 6.4-inch HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Exynos 7884B SoC | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Software: Android 9 | Rear camera: 13P + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP | Battery: 4000mAh | Weight: 169g | Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
Best Samsung Phones in India in 2020
There are the best of mobile phones Samsung has to offer in 2020. Due to COVID 10 epidemic, some of the Samsung launches have been delayed. In the second half of 2020, we expected the company to take an aggressive stance with new smartphone launches and maybe even its first 5G phone in India.
Here’s the price list of 10 best Samsung phones in India in June 2020:
|Best Samsung Phones||Starting price in India (in rupees)|
|Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20 Plus /S20 Ultra||₹60,990/ ₹73,999/ ₹92,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus||₹79,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||₹65,200|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||₹47,300|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite||₹38,999 (after cashback)|
|Samsung Galaxy A51||₹23,250|
|Samsung Galaxy A80||₹36,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus||₹30,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M21||₹12,699|
|Samsung Galaxy M10s||₹8,999|
The Galaxy S20 Plus is the best Samsung phone as of June 2020.
Samsung Galaxy A51 is the phone one should consider from the South Korean giant’s portfolio.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is the best budget Samsung phone under Rs 20,000. Other cheap Samsung phones worth recommending are Samsung Galaxy A30s, Samsung Galaxy M21, and Samsung Galaxy M10s.
The Galaxy S9 Plus even in 2020 makes a lot of sense. Even buy 2020 standard its offers reliable hardware and software, a gorgeous screen, and good speakers.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is the best Samsung phone under Rs 40,000 that one can buy.