Samsung is undoubtedly the biggest name in the Android world, and it’s with good reason. The giant cell phone manufacturer delivers not only some of the best cellphone features but also incredible hardware design. So if you are thinking of making the shift to a Samsung device, you are guaranteed to love it. However, with the sheer number of devices released annually, it can be hard to pick the best galaxy device for you. Among the many things, you should keep in mind when phone shopping is budget. Ideally, you should go for a phone you won’t have to break the bank for and still get awesome features. Luckily, Samsung offers plenty of options for all budget ranges. For those looking for a flagship but can’t afford it, buying a Samsung phone is always a good idea. But before you embark on shopping for a new phone, here are the best new and refurbished Samsung phones in Australia that you should buy in 2021.
Samsung Galaxy S10
The release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in February 2019 felt like a breath of fresh air. In true Samsung fashion, this device comes with some intriguing features that are all worth calling out. You will love the novel-looking Infinity O display is large and the front-facing camera is consigned to a small ‘punch hole’ in the screen. The 42 percent reduction in blue light without alterations in the colour of the display is a sure pleaser as you reduce your risk of experiencing eye diseases or a disruption in your body’s circadian rhythm or internal clock.
All phones in the S10 range come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. When it comes to storage, the entry-level S10 features base storage of 128GB and 8GB of RAM, thereby offering plenty of storage and memory for the heaviest phone users. The Galaxy S10 has a battery capacity of 3400 mAh and supports 15W fast charging as well as wireless charging. The phone comes with a camera bump housing three back cameras: a 12MP regular lens, 12MP optically zoomed telephoto lens and an impressive 16MP ultra-wide lens. This guarantees you great photos, even in mixed and low lighting condition. The front-facing camera will also do you justice at 10MP. If you want to enhance the depth in your portrait photos, upgrade to the S10 Plus, which comes with an additional 8MP front-facing camera meant for just that.
With the release of the Galaxy S20 and S21 ranges, the Galaxy S10 can now be found at significant discounts. A refurbished Samsung S10 can be found for as low as $499 AUD.
Samsung Galaxy S20
The Galaxy S20 remains a top-tier smartphone even with the recent release of the Galaxy S21. If you already have an S20, an upgrade to the S21 is not warranted as you might not notice too much of a difference. This smartphone is easily the best camera phone ever. It has a versatile camera arrangement, featuring a 12-megapixel regular camera that’s 28% larger than the S10 camera and thus works much better in low lighting conditions, plus a 12MP wide-angle sensor. The most impressive aspect of the S20’s camera is it’s zoom capabilities. It can zoom to up to 30X, with the S20 Ultra able to reach up to 100x.
You can enjoy long video streaming times thanks to the massive 4000mAh battery, which supports up to 6 hours of screen time. You also get bonus features such as reverse wireless charging, ultra-fast wired charging and a screen refresh rate of 120Hz, all combining to give you seamless usage. Besides, the Galaxy S20 sports a larger 6.2-inch edge-to-edge display that’s just large enough to make it easily pocketable and manoeuvrable.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is, without a doubt, a powerhouse. That’s what makes buying a refurbished variant is such a good option.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
This phone comes with killer looks that are guaranteed to make you stand out. It has a 6.3-inch display, which is about the same size as most phones in the market- this gives you a good grip when using it and renders it pocket-friendly. It sports an exquisite glass front and back with an aluminium frame bringing it all together. Released in August 2019, the Note 10 is still eligible for regular software updates, and as such, it supports the latest Samsung upgrade, One UI 3.1. Featuring a massive 256GB storage, the Note 10 makes up for the lack of a card slot. The Note 10 is powered by the all-powerful snapdragon 855, hence you can expect exceptional performance from this phone even under heavy usage. It has a battery of 3500 mAh and supports 25W fast charging as well as reverse charging. This device comes in Aura Glow, Aura white, Aura Black, Aura pick, and Aura Red.
If you are looking for a lightweight phone, that can easily perform everyday tasks and offers fast performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the Samsung phones you buy in 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is more than just an ordinary Android phone. It is a note-taking device, gaming device, “computer,” and a 50x zoom camera. With a 6.7-inch Super OLED plus display and squared-off edges, the Galaxy Note 20 has a sophisticated edge that you will surely love. If you have clumsy hands or would simply love the opportunity to take underwater photos, the Galaxy Note 20 delivers on this, offering water-resistance capabilities for up to 1.5m for 30 min.
The phone comes with a storage of 126 GB up to 256 GB which is expandable up to 1 TB depending on the model. With regular updates being dispensed, the Galaxy Note 20 sports the latest software from Samsung: the One UI 3.1. It has a battery of 4500 mAh, which is pretty good, and it supports 25 watts fast charging. The S. pen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 gives a pen and paper-like experience, which makes it very comfortable to take notes. These, alongside many other flagship features, makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 a great buy in 2021. For even greater discounts, go for a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
These Samsung phones might not be the latest flagship devices from the company, but that’s what makes them so great. Whether you go for a new or refurbished Samsung device, you are guaranteed to make some pretty impressive saves. If you choose to go the refurbished way, don’t go in blind. Do your research to ensure you get the greatest value for your money. Buying from a reputable retailer is always your safest bet.