Samsung is the biggest mobile phone maker in the world and therefore has a large range of smartphones to choose from – making selecting which one is right for you a hard decision.
 
We're here to help so for starters we've rounded-up Samsung's noteworthy Galaxy smartphones and listed the SIM-free price, release date if it's not already available and the core specifications. Click on the name of the phone to read our review of it.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Samsung Galaxy SIII android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)

The Galaxy S III is Samsung's latest and greatest flagship device. It has a high-end set of specifications similar to the HTC One X and software including S Voice for speech recognition and eye tracking technology.

Around £500. Due for release on 29 May.

1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor, 4.8-inch (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED screen, 16/32/64GB storage, microSD slot, 8Mp camera, 2100mAh battery and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S3 UK price and release round-up.



Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000)

If you want a smartphone and a tablet in one device then the Galaxy Note aims to cater to your needs. It has a large touchscreen and comes with an 'S-Pen' stylus.

Around £400.

1.4GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 5.3-inch (800 x 1280) Super AMOLED screen, 16/32GB storage, microSD slot, 8Mp camera, 2500mAh battery and Android 2.3 Ginger bread upgradable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.



Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

The Galaxy S II is the predecessor to the Galaxy S III and last year's flagship phone. It's out-of-date now but still has a respectable line-up of hardware and good reviews across the board.

Around £350.

1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 4.3-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, 16/32GB storage, microSD slot, 8Mp camera, 1650mAh and Android 2.3 Ginger bread upgradable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.



Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250)

The Nexus is a collaboration device between Samsung and Google which introduced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last year. It has a large contoured screen and near-field communications (NFC).

Around £400.

1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.65-inch (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED screen, 16/32GB storage, 5Mp camera, 1750mAh battery and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.



Samsung Galaxy Ace

Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830)

The Galaxy Ace is a popular budget handset with entry-level specifications. It provides the basic things which you expect from a smartphone with a small price tag.

Around £150.

800MHz processor, 3.5-inch (320 x 480) HVGA screen, 158MB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 1350mAh battery and Android 2.2 Froyo.



Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500)

If you haven't got piles of money to spend on a phone then the Galaxy Ace Plus might appeal. It is the follow-up to the Galaxy Ace and has improved specifications and a more rounded design.

Around £175.

1GHz processor, 3.65-inch (320 x 480) HVGA screen, 2.7GB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 1300mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung Galaxy S Plus

Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001)

Samsung made the Galaxy S Plus as an upgraded version of the original Galaxy S but at a cheaper price to the Galaxy S2. Most notable features are the faster processor and longer battery life.

Around £200.

1.4GHz processor, 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, 2GB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 1650mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.



Samsung Galaxy Pro

Samsung Galaxy Pro (GT-B7510)

The Galaxy Pro is Samsung's answer to RIM's iconic BlackBerry smartphones. It has a small touchscreen accompanied by a physical Qwerty keyboard.

Around £150.

800MHz processor, 2.8-inch (320 x 240) TFT screen, 160MB storage, microSD slot, 3Mp camera, 1350mAh battery and Android 2.2 Froyo.



Samsung Galaxy W

Samsung Galaxy W (GT-I8150)

The Galaxy W is effectively a smaller version of the Galaxy S Plus with a lower specification in some areas such as internal storage. The prices are about the same at the moment so it's worth opting for the S Plus over the W.

Around £200.

1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch (480 x 800) TFT screen, 4GB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 1500mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.



Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-I8530)

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is one of the more interesting smartphones of the year. It's essentially your typical mid-range Android phone but it boasts a built-in HD projector as its key feature.

Around £450. Due for release in June.

1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, 8GB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 2000mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.



Samsung Galaxy S Advance

Samsung Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070)

The Galaxy S Advance is another version of the original Galaxy S – again with better specs. It has a curved screen and a dual-core processor which the Galaxy S Plus doesn't have.

Around £300.

1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, 8/16GB storage, microSD slot, 5Mp camera, 1500mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.



Samsung Galaxy Y

Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360)

If you want a small and cheap smartphone then the Galaxy Y is a suitable option. It has a low-end set of specifications and an equally low price to match.

Around £100.

830MHz processor, 3-inch (240 x 320) TFT screen, 180MB storage, microSD slot, 2Mp camera, 1200mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.