Why I consider Samsung the best Android smartphone

We write a lot about Samsung and its products. Some of our readers even argue about this in the comments. You can understand this because in addition to Galaxy smartphones there are a huge number of other wonderful devices that are much better. Take at least smartphones from OnePlus or Xiaomi. Samsung hasn’t had a good time of it recently. Nevertheless, there is every reason to consider Samsung the king of Android smartphones and here’s why.

 

How Samsung smartphones have changed

At first, Galaxy devices had flaws. The flagships practically didn’t change externally and this affected sales. TouchWiz at one time received the title of the heaviest and slowest user interface for Android, and the company’s profits fell sharply. I had a Galaxy S4 and its interface turned out to be a real disaster, so I switched to an iPhone.

Galaxy S4 served me for many years, but annoyed by the design of the OS
Galaxy S4 served me for many years but annoyed by the design of the OS

This is not so bad, because the company managed to cope with these shortcomings. TouchWiz has been updated and this has changed a lot.

Nowadays, nobody particularly remembers TouchWiz. Perhaps because Samsung has done serious work not only on the internal specifications, which delights users, but they also changed the operating system’s appearance in Android 10, finally making it light and welcoming. This may not be appreciated by those who believe in energy saving due to the dark colors on AMOLED screens, but everyone else is happy with the changes. Not all manufacturers managed to make their Android interface better, and Samsung coped with this well.

 

Samsung Smartphone Design

As for device appearance, the Galaxy S20 can be easily distinguished from other smartphones. Moreover, the device looks so good I would give this smartphone an award for the best design. It may seem that Samsung is again inspired by Apple’s solutions. But so what? Samsung took the best of the iPhone X and iPad tablets, complementing their phones with a screen using minimal materials for the case. This makes the iPhone 11 and flagship smartphones of other companies look cheap against the Galaxy S20.

Samsung is clearly inspired by the design of iPhones. So what?
Samsung is clearly inspired by the design of iPhones. So what?

Samsung uses the latest processors for its flagships, made according to the 7-nm process technology – Snapdragon 865 for the US version and Exynos 990 for the international one. The latter proved to be powerful and energy-efficient. Many of my colleagues consider it the best mobile processor today, at least until Qualcomm shows something new.

The processor is billions of tiny transistors and electric gates that turn on and off during operations. 7 nm is the size of these transistors in nanometers. The smaller it is, the more transistors and a more powerful processor.

 

Why choose Samsung?

There are still a lot of little things worth mentioning. For example, Samsung was one of the first to massively use 5G in its smartphones. They’re also doing an excellent job of updating devices, which will allow even Galaxy S8 owners to always receive the latest software quickly. I don’t know yet how much profit the company will get on the Galaxy S20, but it seems users will sufficiently invest in the phone.

Let’s see what happens next, but so far calling 2020 a failure for Samsung just does not seem right. The company managed to show its new product even before the coronavirus pandemic took on a fierce nature.

 

Samsung competitors

The nearest competitor, Huawei, is doing worse, not only because of the situation in the world right now but also because of problems with Google. So Samsung still managed to show Z Flip – a folding smartphone with a horizontal folding mechanism similar to Motorola Razr.

Cool return of clamshell phones

Samsung used a special hinge in the new product, which allows using the phone for selfie shots and more convenient navigation. You can, for example, run one application on one half of the screen, and another application on the other. Or you can use the other half as a trackpad. It’s so cool! I would buy it, but it’s a little expensive right now. OnePlus is also unclear what it’s doing now – I suppose they intentionally “merge” OnePlus 8 into the market to foster interest in its new product.

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