Who produces the best flagships? A phone expert like myself would say Samsung. The company’s S line consists of some of the most diverse and good-looking mobiles around.
I’ve taken a look at the phones in the collection, their variants as well as an in-depth look at the Samsung S Series Price in Sri Lanka. Just know that the ones released before the S8 aren’t mentioned as they cannot be bought anymore.
The S21 is the same size as its predecessor – you’re looking at a 6.2-inch device. It’s quite thin. Its dimensions are 151.7 mm x 71.2 mm x 7.9 mm.
Here’s the thing:
The S21 was not made from Gorilla Glass. You’re looking at a device with a plastic rear. However, the material on its sides is aluminum. And the plastic on it was made to look like glass.
Samsung placed a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel on its front. Its screen is 120 HZ, so it’s buttery. It can also reach an impressive number of nits. How do you feel about a peak of 1300?
There’s not much bezel action going on – you’re looking at a phone with an 87.2% screen-to-body ratio. Its resolution is not as good as the S20’s, being 1080 x 2400 pixels.
Denting its front would be hard. There is a special Corning Gorilla Glass; the Victus kind.
You’re probably wondering what colours you can pick it up in. The following are available; Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, and Phantom Pink.
You don’t have to worry about updating its OS to Android 11. Out of the box, it runs the Android version. The operating system is powered by the Exynos 2100 chipset. It’s one of the topmost powerful processors around.
There is no microSD slot. Before you get disappointed, know that the S21 has superb storage options. You can purchase it with either 128 or 256 GB of space. What about RAM? You’ll be buying it with 8 GB of memory.
Not only is a microSD slot not present, but you’re not getting a headphone jack either.
There is a 4,000 mAh battery inside. You’ll be charging the handset via a 25 W fast charger. Expect the S21 to go from 0-100% in less than an hour. Of course, it has wireless and reverse charging capabilities too.
Let’s talk about its back camera set-up. You’ll be purchasing the unit with a triple set-up that takes incredibly vibrant shots. It consists of a 12 MP wide lens, a 64 MP telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor. On its front, there is a single 10 MP wide shooter.
The Plus lives up to its name, having a huge 6.7-inch screen. Its display is pretty similar to the regular Galaxy 21’s. But its screen-to-body ratio is better. You’re barely met with any bezel action; it’s 88.3%.
Just like its brother, Gorilla Glass Victus is on its front. On its rear, there won’t be any plastic. You’re met with Gorilla Glass Victus once again.
A major difference between the S21+ and the regular version is their batteries. The device houses a 4,800 mAh unit. But its charging capabilities are identical to its counterpart. Something else that is the same is the front and back cameras.
If you have small hands, holding the Ultra’s 6.8-inch screen in your hands would be hard. The device isn’t the thinnest either; its sides are almost 9 mm.
Don’t worry about scratches – Samsung placed Gorilla Glass Victus on its front and back. There is aluminum on its rear frames too.
Want to choose from an array of colours? Samsung has your back. The Ultra is available in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown.
The panel on its front is Dynamic AMOLED 2X. Moving through its screen would be buttery; the flagship is 120 Hz.
We all know how bright it can get in Sri Lanka. You’ll easily be able to use the phone outdoors. Its max nits are 1500, which is way above the 500 standard.
There’s barely any bezel action going on. How do you feel about an 89.8% ratio?
Being a flagship, it’s no surprise that its display is ultra-sharp. It has a 1440 x 3200-pixel resolution.
It runs Android 11 out of the box. When Android 12 comes around, you’ll definitely get an update. The chipset that powers the operating system is the Exynos 2100.
If you’re expecting a microSD slot, get ready to be disappointed. However, the device has impressive storage options. You can pick from 128, 256 or 512 GB of space. The mobile comes with a lot of RAM too. You can buy it with either 12 or 16 GB of memory.
How’s its battery? Well, there is a 5,000 mAh unit inside. You’ll be charging via a 25 W fast charger. The battery goes from 0-100% in less than an hour. What’s also impressive is the presence of wireless and reverse charging.
When you hear about its cameras your jaw will drop. To begin with, there is a quad set-up on its rear. It consists of a 108 MP wide lens, a 10 MP telephoto lens, a 10 MP periscope telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor.
Its selfie camera is no-joke either. It houses a massive 40 MP sensor.
|Samsung Galaxy S21||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||4,000 mAh||Android 11||128, 256 GB||8 GB||Exynos 2100||Mali-G78 MP14|
|Samsung Galaxy S21+||6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||4,800 mAh||Android 11||128, 256 GB||8 GB||Exynos 2100||Mali-G78 MP14|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||5,000 mAh||Android 11||128, 256, 512 GB||12, 16 GB||Exynos 2100||Mali-G78 MP14|
The S20 is pretty big. Its screen stretches 6.2 inches across. Holding it would be a breeze because of how ergonomic its sides are.
Samsung made the device out of Gorilla Glass 6 and aluminum. It feels great in the hand as it’s so thin. Its dimensions are 151.7 mm x 69.1 mm x 7.9 mm.
If you’re clumsy, don’t fear. You’re looking at a IP68 rated phone.
You can pick it up in quite a few colours. They are Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, and Aura Red.
Just like its counterparts, you’ll be met with a microSD slot. The presence of the expandable storage is superb as it already comes with a lot of ROM. More on this in a bit.
As its display is so big, you’ll easily be able to immerse in whatever you’re watching. This is especially true as there’s an incredibly vibrant panel. Samsung placed a Dynamic AMOLED 2X.
Its front produces very vibrant colours, but what’s better is how bright its screen is. It reaches 1200 max nits. 500 is the gold standard, which it’s way above. This means using the S20 outdoors would be a piece of cake.
There’s virtually no bezel action going on. This is due to its impressive 89.5% screen-to-body ratio.
Of course, its viewing experience is pin-sharp. It has a 1440 x 3200-pixel resolution. You won’t be able to notice any pixilation even if you look closely.
Moving through its display is buttery. This isn’t just because of the immense RAM. No, the S20 has a 120 HZ screen.
Out of the box, it runs Android 10. You’ll be able to upgrade it to Android 11. The chipset housed is one of the most powerful in the world – the Exynos 990.
You can pick the phone up in 128 GB of ROM and 8 GB of RAM. As mentioned, there is also a microSD slot.
Let’s talk about its battery – a 4,000 mAh unit is housed. You’ll be using a 25 W fast charger to charge it. The former flagship takes less than an hour to reach 100%. 15 W wireless as well as 4.5 W reverse charging are available.
What about its front and back cameras? Its selfie camera consists of a single 10 MP wide shooter. Meanwhile, there is a triple set-up on its rear. It houses a 12 MP wide lens, a 64 MP telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor.
The S20+ is colossal, having a 6.7-inch display. If you have smaller hands, holding it would be harder. That being said, the device’s sides were curved well to make it ergonomic.
Its dimensions are 161.9 mm x 73.7 mm x 7.8 mm. This makes it thinner than its counterpart.
Other than its size, the only difference in its display is its screen-to-body ratio. It is a jaw-dropping 90.5%.
Being bigger, you probably guessed that its battery is larger. The unit inside is 4,500 mAh. A 25 W fast charger has to be used to charge it. Wireless and reverse charging are available as well.
The S20 FE is larger than the regular S20– you’re looking at a phone that stretches 6.5 inches across. Unlike its counterpart, it wasn’t made from Gorilla Glass. The panel on its back is plastic. But the material on its side is aluminum.
The colours you can pick it up in are Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, Cloud White, Cloud Red, and Cloud Orange.
Its display is not Dynamic AMOLED 2X. Instead, you’re met with a Super AMOLED panel. It’s not as vibrant but it still packs a punch.
Its sides are curved so its viewing experience is immersive. However, is it as immersive as the S20? Considering its less vibrant display, the answer is no. The phone also has an inferior screen-to-body ratio. It is 84.8%.
Due to the larger display, it has a big battery. Samsung placed a 4,500 mAh unit inside. The FE uses a 25 W fast charger. It also comes with 15 W wireless and 4.5 W reverse charging.
Does it differ in the camera department? The answer is yes. There is a triple set-up on its rear. It consists of a 12 MP wide lens, an 8 MP telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor.
On its front camera, a single 32 MP wide lens was placed.
You can pick the mobile in more storage options than the original. How do you feel about 128 and 256 GB of storage? In terms of RAM, you can purchase the device with 6 or 8 gigs of memory.
It can handle 5G– you’ll have super-fast connections. You’ll notice that the Ultra is heavy. It weighs a whopping 222 grams. It’s rather thick, unfortunately. Its dimensions are 166.9 mm x 76 mm x 8.8 mm.
The device is the biggest so far. Even if you have large hands, holding it would be hard. Its screen stretches 6.9 inches across. Its size along with its Dynamic AMOLED 2X display make its viewing experience exquisite. What also helps is how bright its front is – it can reach 1400 max nits.
One of the major differences between it and the S20 is storage. You can purchase the mobile with 128, 256 or 512 GB of space. RAM wise, 12 or 16 GB would be available.
Its size means that a larger battery is present. There is a 5,000 mAh unit inside. You’ll be charging it with a 45 W fast charger. It’ll fully charge in around an hour The S20 Ultra comes with identical reverse and wireless charging as its alternative.
What colours can you purchase it in? Just Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, and Cloud White.
Being more expensive, it’s no surprise that it has a superior camera. Its rear set-up consists of 4 different sensors. There is a 108 MP wide lens, a 48 MP telephoto lens, a 12 MP ultrawide lens and a 0.3 MP depth sensor.
On its front, a single 40 MP wide sensor was placed.
|Samsung Galaxy S20||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||4,000 mAh||Android 10||128 GB||8 GB||Exynos 990||Mali-G77 MP11|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||4,500 mAh||Android 10||128 GB||8 GB||Exynos 990||Mali-G77 MP11|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||6.5 Inch Super AMOLED||4,500 mAh||Android 10||128, 256 GB||6,8 GB||Exynos 990||Mali-G77 MP11|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X||5,000 mAh||Android 10||128, 256, 512 GB||12, 16 GB||Exynos 990||Mali-G77 MP11|
The S10’s screen is 6.1 inches. You’re met with a Dynamic AMOLED front. The display has some of the deepest blacks you’ll ever see.
Its screen-to-body ratio is impressive - it is 88.3%. Its resolution is superb, being 1440 x 3040 pixels. Even if you squint, you won’t be able to notice any pixels.
The device will feel comfortable in your palms, as its sides were curved well. The handset is pretty slim too. Its dimensions are 149.9 mm x 70.4 mm x 7.8 mm. If you dropped the phone in water, you don’t have to worry. Samsung made it IP68 rated.
The former flagship can handle quite a bit of scruffs. You’re looking at a unit that has a Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum rear. On its front, Gorilla Glass 6 is present, which is a change from the entries discussed so far.
You can buy the S10 in many colours. It comes in the following options; Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, and Smoke Blue. Whichever one you choose; you’ll be met with a device that has a microSD slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
What OS is run? Android 9 out of the box. Of course, you’ll be able to upgrade it to Android 11. The Exynos 9820 chip is housed inside. It’ll handle whatever you throw at it.
Moving through its insides will be a dream. The handset comes with 8 GB of RAM – applications would open in the blink of an eye. In terms of ROM, you can buy the unit with 128 or 512 GB of space.
Let’s talk about its battery. There is a 3,400 mAh one inside. To charge it, you’ll be using a 15 W fast charger. Expect the S10 to go from 0-100% in a little over an hour. If you’re expecting wireless charging, you won’t be disappointed. It comes with the feature. Moreover, 4.5 W reverse charging is present as well.
If you don’t know what reverse charging is, it’s when a handset acts as a power bank and charges others.
Its front and back camera set-ups are impressive. On its rear, there is a 12 MP wide lens, a 12 MP telephoto lens and a 16 MP ultrawide lens. The pictures taken would be super vibrant and colour accurate. Meanwhile on its front, there is a single 10 MP wide camera that’ll take Instagram ready shots.
The S10e released alongside the S10 to be a smaller, more affordable option. Its display is 5.8 inches. Sadly, its screen-to-body ratio is not as great as its regular counterpart. It is 83.3%. And unlike its sibling, there isn’t Gorilla Glass 6 on its front. You’re met with Gorilla Glass 5 instead.
Its pixel resolution is good but not the most pin-like. How do you feel about 1080 x 2280 pixels?
Its OS and chipset are nothing out of the ordinary. However, its RAM and ROM are different to the Galaxy S10’s. It comes with 128 or 256 GB of space along with 6 and 8 GB of memory.
The device houses a smaller 3,100 mAh battery. You’ll be charging it with a 15 W fast charger. The phone has reverse and wireless charging too. With the reverse charging, you’ll be able to fully charge in a little over an hour and a half.
There is a dual camera set-up on its rear. There is a primary 12 MP wide lens along with a 16 MP ultrawide lens. You’ll be taking vibrant shots with them. On its front, a single 10 MP wide shooter is present.
One of the main differences between the S10e and the S10 is the colour choices. I have to say, the S10e’s selection is my favourite. You can pick a model up in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, and Flamingo Pink.
The S10+ has a 6.4-inch display. There is a special S10+ variant that is fully ceramic – it feels like a million bucks. Compared to the Gorilla glass variant, the ceramic one is much heavier. It weighs 198 grams.
Compared to its brother, you’re getting a slightly better screen-to-body ratio. It is 88.9%. What’s more, it has the same pixel resolution. With its size in mind, this means its display is not as sharp.
The phone’s chipset and UI are identical to its sibling. Know that you’re getting more impressive storage options, however. You can pick the S10+ up with 128, 512 or 1 TB of space. With 1 TB, you would have as much ROM as a mini-computer. Even with 1 TB available, I appreciate that the device still comes with a microSD slot.
RAM-wise, you can buy the phone with either 8 or 12 GB. With the 12 GB variant, lag would never be an issue.
The battery inside is large. It is 4,100 mAh. You’ll be charging it with a 15 W fast charger, and wireless as well as reverse charging would be available.
The Plus differs from the original in the front camera department. Its selfie camera consists of a 10 MP primary wide lens along with an 8 MP secondary wide lens. What about its main camera? The two are identical.
What colours can you pick it up in? Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Cardinal Red, and Smoke Blue.
The 5G is a very special version of the S10. It can handle 5G connections and it’s huge. Its screen stretches 6.7 inches across. Being on the larger side, it’s no surprise that it’s heavy. You’re looking at a 198-gram device.
Unlike its sibling, both its entire body was made from Gorilla Glass 6. The material on its side is a regular aluminum frame, though.
As its display is so big, you’ll easily be able to immerse in whatever you’re watching. The handset also comes with a killer screen-to-body ratio. It is 89.4%.
A large 4,500 mAh battery is housed. To charge it, you’ll be using a 25 W fast charger. It’ll reach 100% in less than an hour. The device also has wireless and reverse charging capabilities.
In the front or back camera departments, it doesn’t really differ from its brother.
The S10 Lite is a rather peculiar version of the S10. It was released one year later, in 2020. Its general build shape is the same. However, the position of its rear camera has shifted and is set-up more like the newer S20’s.
Something else that’s different is the material on its back. You’re looking at a phone with an aluminum body and plastic frame.
The Lite huge. Its front is 6.7 inches. Unfortunately, the glass on its front isn’t very strong. It is Gorilla Glass 3+.
Considering how the mobile is much bigger, you’d expect it to have a superior screen resolution. This is far from the case. Its resolution is just 1080 x 2400 pixels.
The handset’s screen-to-body ratio is slightly not as immersive as its sibling’s. It has an 87.8% ratio.
It houses a chipset equivalent to the Exynos one on the S10. It is the Snapdragon 855.
The phone has storage options that are generally the same as its alternatives. You can pick it up with an additional RAM variant, though – 6 gigs.
Here’s the deal:
You’re getting a battery that’s identical in size to the S10. This is a problem as the Lite is larger. If you’re expecting reverse or wireless charging, get ready to be disappointed. The device can only handle regular fast charging. You’ll be using a 45 W fast charger on it. The Galaxy phone takes around an hour to fully charge.
In the camera department, it differs from the original. Although it also has a triple set-up, the sensors placed are higher MP. The primary one is a 48 MP wide sensor, the secondary one is a 12 MP ultrawide lens and the tertiary one is a 5 MP macro unit.
On its front, there is a single shooter. It’s a much higher mega-pixels than its alternative’s selfie camera, being a 32 MP wide lens.
The colour options you can purchase it in are Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue.
|Samsung Galaxy S10||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED||3,400 mAh||Android 9||128, 512 GB||8 GB||Exynos 9820||Mali-G76 MP12|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED||3,100 mAh||Android 9||128, 256 GB||8 GB||Exynos 9820||Mali-G76 MP12|
|Samsung Galaxy S10+||6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED||4,100 mAh||Android 9||128 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB||8, 12 GB||Exynos 9820||Mali-G76 MP12|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 5G||6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED||4,500 mAh||Android 9||256, 512 GB||8 GB||Exynos 9820||Mali-G76 MP12|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite||6.7 inch Super AMOLED||4,500 mAh||Android 10||128, 256 GB||6,8 GB||Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
The former flagship has a 5.8-inch display It rocks a Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum build. You’re not looking at a paper-thin phone – its dimensions are 147.7 mm x 68.7 mm x 8.5 mm.
Just like the S8, it’s super ergonomic. Your palms would never feel sore holding it.
When looking across its sides, you’ll see a headphone jack and microSD slot.
What colours can you pick the S9 up in? Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, and Ice Blue.
Its 5.8-inch display rocks a Super AMOLED panel. This means colours will be vibrant. Just like on its back, Gorilla Glass 5 is on its front, so good luck trying to scratch it. There is also a HDR10 rating.
The handset has an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio. Meanwhile, its resolution is 1440 x 2960 pixels.
Out of the box, it runs Android 8. You can upgrade it to Android 11. And the chipset powering its insides is the beastly Exynos 9810.
How much ROM can you pick it up in? How does 64, 128 or 256 GB of space sound? Whichever storage option you choose, you’ll be getting 4 GB of memory. Although the mobile comes with a lot of storage, it still has a microSD slot is great.
The battery housed is 3,000 mAh. You’ll be charging the S9 via a 15 W fast charger. Expect it to go from 0-100% in around 2 hours. Moreover, it comes with wireless charging.
There is a single shooter on its back, a 12 MP lens. Just like on the Galaxy S8, a dual set-up is on its front. There is an 8 MP primary wide lens, as well as a secondary 2 MP sensor that acts as the iris-scanner.
How is it different from its sibling? Well, it’s its screen is 6.2 inches. Not only is it bigger, but it has a better screen-to-body ratio too. How do you feel about an 84.2%?
Its rear camera set-up is superb. Samsung placed two 12 MP sensors. One of them is a wide lens while the other is telephoto. Its front camera is identical to the S9, though.
Battery wise, there is a 3,500 mAh unit inside. It is non-removable just like the one on its sibling. You’ll be charging via a 15 W fast charger. Just like its brother, it takes around 2 hours to fully charge.
|Samsung Galaxy S9||5.8-inch Super AMOLED||3,000 mAh||Android 8||64, 128, 256 GB||4 GB||Exynos 9810||Mali-G72 MP18|
|Samsung Galaxy S9+||6.2-inch Super AMOLED||3,500 mAh||Android 8||64, 128, 256 GB||6 GB||Exynos 9810||Mali-G72 MP18|
The S8 rocks a Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum build. It’s also quite thin – its dimensions are 148.9 mmx 68.1 mm x 8 mm.
The handset is IP68 resistant. This means it’ll be able to handle 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. And dust won’t be an issue either.
Samsung made the phone super ergonomic. Just take a look at its sides, they were curved well.
You can pick it up in many shades. The ones available are the Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, and Burgundy Red. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be met with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD slot.
Let’s talk about its display. It stretches 5.8 inches across, so you’ll easily be able to immerse in whatever you’re watching. The S8 houses a Super AMOLED display – colours will be vibrant. Its front has a HDR10 rating, which means it can stream all sorts of content.
There’s barely any bezel action going on. Its screen-to-body ratio is 83.6%. The former flagship’s display is super sharp too. You’ll be met with a 1440 x 2960-pixel resolution.
Just like its back, Gorilla Glass 5 is on its front.
Out of the box, it runs Android 7. But you can upgrade it to Android 11. What chipset powers the OS? The Exynos 8895. It’s a processor made for a former flagship, so it can handle extensive tasks.
As mentioned, the device comes with a microSD slot. The Galaxy S8 comes with 64 GB of space. Considering it has expandable storage, the sky is the limit when it comes to increasing its ROM. RAM wise, 4 GB would be available.
The battery inside is 3,000 mAh. The S8 lasts around a day after non-extensive use. Know that there are expert power saving modes that let you prolong this. A 15 W fast charger is available to charge its battery. The handset goes from 0-100% in around 2 hours. If you’re expecting wireless charging, you won’t be disappointed. The device comes with the feature.
There is a single 12 MP wide shooter on its front. The pictures you’ll take would be crisp and vibrant. On its rear, a dual set-up is available. You’ll be taking shots with a primary 8 MP lens, while its secondary 2 MP sensor acts as its iris-scanner for face-unlock.
You’d expect the S8+ to only differ from the S8 by size. But there are quite a few other differences.
The most obvious difference is size. The Plus’s screen stretches 6.2 inches across. As a result, it’s also heavier. You’re looking at a 173-gram handset. The regular S8 comes in at 155 grams.
Its screen-to-body ratio is a tad bit superior, coming in at 84%.
Unlike its sibling, it sadly isn’t HDR10 rated.
You can pick the mobile in better RAM and ROM options. It’s available in 64 as well a 128 GB of space. It comes with 4 and 6 GB of memory.
There is a 3,500 mAh unit inside. A 15 W fast charger would have to be used to charge it. You’re getting wireless charging as well. With its 15 W charger, the S8+ goes from 0-100% in around 2 hours.
|Samsung Galaxy S8||5.8-inch Super AMOLED||3,000 mAh||Android 7||64 GB||4 GB||Exynos 8895||Mali-G71 MP20|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||6.2-inch Super AMOLED||3,500 mAh||Android 7||64, 128 GB||4, 6 GB||Exynos 8895||Mali-G71 MP20|
Samsung’s S series consists of some of the best-looking flagships around. What’s so great about the collection is that the recent models have many variations. If you want an expensive phone but don’t want something too pricey, looking at one of the variants might help.