The Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phone Range

Monday 25 June 2012 06 AM

samsung galaxy When it comes to smartphones there's a huge range of choice from manufacturer Samsung. Their Galaxy range of Android powered handsets are firm favourites with mobile consumers in the UK and worldwide. The Galaxy S2 model for example, despite being superseded by the S3, remains one of the best selling phones in the world, sales of the Galaxy S and S2 handsets total over 30 million in just the last two years alone. Today, the Galaxy range from Samsung includes much more than just the three fabulously successful "S" models. See below for our guide to the latest Samsung Galaxy Mobile phone range.

The iconic, original Galaxy S model is still available and the launch of this phone was a significant turning point in Samsung's fortunes. The first S model featured a powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor, unique design and superb 4 inch Super AMOLED screen. Even though surpassed by the Galaxy S2 and now S3 models, the original is still a decent phone and now of course extremely cheap if you can get your hands on one! Read the full Samsung Galaxy S review.

The Galaxy Europa was the first budget Android phone from Samsung, powered by Android 2.1 and offering a capacitive touchscreen at an incredibly low price. Not the most powerful pone on the market but you can buy the Galaxy Europa for less than £50 these days and you still get a decent set of features including 3G connectivity, good social networking integration and access to a huge range of Android apps. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Europa review.

The Galaxy Ace was launched at the same time as the Galaxy S2, in many ways, the Galaxy Ace is essentially a cheaper version of the S2. Featuring a 3.5inch screen, 800MHz processor and the Android 2.2 operating system (since upgraded to 2.3 on some UK networks). If you don’t want to splash out on an iPhone or Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Ace is a decent choice for those on a tight budget. Read our full Samsung Galaxy Ace review here.

The Galaxy S2 is a gorgeous handset that many experts believe was the best phone of 2011, despite now being over a year old (phone years are like dog years!) the S2 is still selling like very tasty hot cakes! This handset is still amazingly good offering that bright 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and superfast dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Until the S3 was launched this year, the S2 was the most popular Android phone in the world, and if you're looking for an Android phone, it's still arguably one of the best options available. Read the full Samsung Galaxy S2 review.

The Galaxy Nexus is a hybrid of the Google Nexus line and the Samsung Galaxy series. A premier Android handset that runs a pure version of the Android operating system and the first phone on the market to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Nexus has a huge 4.65 inch display, NFC chip for contactless data transfer and a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz processor - the phone of choice for Android aficionados! Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.

The Galaxy Y follows in the footsteps of other Samsung budget Android devices like the Galaxy Ace. The Galaxy Y runs the excellent Android 2.3 Gingerbread but to keep costs down corners have been cut in other areas such as the touchscreen. The Galaxy Y does not offer the signature Samsung AMOLED display, and the processor is a fairly pedestrian  832MHz. On the plus side, it's small, cheap and offers much of the smartphone experience of other much more expensive Android handsets. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Y review.

The Galaxy Note features a massive 5.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, awesome dual-core 1.4GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 this year) and a special stylus designed to work on the responsive capacitive touchscreen, the S Pen. The The Galaxy Note occupies the middle ground between mobile phones and tablet devices with perhaps the only stumbling block being the sheer size of the device. Bigger than smartphones and smaller than tablets. Read our full Samsung Galaxy Note review here.

The Galaxy W was launched in conjunction with the Galaxy Y, with the Galaxy W being the upmarket more expensive proposition with a faster processor (1.4GHz) and a 3.7 inch display reminiscent of the ever popular Galaxy S. Read the full Samsung Galaxy W review.

The Galaxy Fit is a low price Android option with a compact screen, modest processor and version 2.2 of the Google operating system. A true bargain basement Android device which is best utilised as a spare or emergency phone. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Fit review.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is a rugged handset launched as a competitor to the Motorola Defy. Designed to withstand some serious punishment, the Galaxy Xcover features a scratch-resistant screen and resists water and dust ingress to IP67 certification level. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Xcover review.

The Galaxy Pro is aimed squarely at BlackBerry  with a full Qwerty keyboard and a landscape style screen. Typing texts or emails is fast and easy with those physical keys but the display is a low-resolution unit which does not do the phone any favours and the processor is not the fastest either. It is cheap and cheerful however, running Android 2.2 and managing to offer most of the Android experience in a cut price handset. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Pro review.

The Galaxy Mini was released at the same time as the Galaxy Fit and is a very similar phone. Cheap at launch back in 2011 it is now even cheaper as the price has come tumbling down. Running version 2.2 of the Android operating system the Galaxy Mini offers a cheap way of entering the Android marketplace. Read our full Samsung Galaxy Mini review.

The Galaxy Apollo is another budget Android option from Samsung and is hard to find nowadays except second hand. Running antiquated Android 2.1, the Galaxy Apollo has a surprisingly good multitouch capacitive screen. Unfortunately the Apollo is not supported any more and therefore will not receive any updates.