A smartphone with a large display means better viewing or multimedia experience but also can mean fast battery draining. In this write-up are Samsung phones with big screen, how to choose the best one for you, and my top pick.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and S20 Ultra, each with a 6.9-inches screen size are currently the Samsung phones that have the largest screen real estate followed by the Note 10 Plus, S21 Ultra, and S22 Ultra which have a screen size of 6.8-inches.
Apart from the foldable phones, at the time of publishing this article, there are no Samsung phones with 7-inches screen size. If that changes with the S23 Ultra in 2023, I will update this page to reflect that.
Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer with big display phones here is a write-up about iPhones with big screens that I think you might want to also want to see.
That being said, I don’t consider any smartphone with less than 6-inches screen size a big-screen phone and you won’t see any in this write-up.
Samsung Phones with Big Screen
|Phones||Screen Size (inches)||Display Resolution (Pixels)|
|Samsung Z Fold 4||7.6 (unfolded), 6.2 (folded)||1812 x 2176 (unfolded), 904 x 2316 (folded)|
|Samsung Z Flip 4||6.7 (opened)||1080 x 2640 (opened)|
|Samsung A23 5G||6.6||1080 x 2408|
|Samsung A13||6.6||1080 x 2408|
|Samsung A23||6.6||1080 x 2408|
|Samsung A33 5G||6.4||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A53 5G||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A73 5G||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung S22||6.1||1080 x 2340|
|Samsung S22 Plus||6.6||1080 x 2340|
|Samsung S22 Ultra||6.8||1440 x 3088|
|Samsung Z Fold 3 5G||7.6 (unfolded), 6.2 (folded)||1768 x 2208 (unfolded), 832 x 2268 (folded)|
|Samsung Z Flip 3 5G||6.7 (opened)||1080 x 2640 (opened)|
|Samsung Note 9||6.4||1440 x 2960|
|Samsung Note 10||6.3||1080 x 2280|
|Samsung Note 10 Lite||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung Note 10 Plus||6.8||1440 x 3040|
|Samsung Note 20||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung Note 20 Ultra||6.9||1440 x 3088|
|Samsung S9 Plus||6.2||1440 x 2960|
|Samsung S10 5G||6.7||1440 x 3040|
|Samsung S10 Lite||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung S10 Plus||6.4||1440 x 3040|
|Samsung S10||6.1||1440 x 3040|
|Samsung S20||6.2||1440 x 3200|
|Samsung S20 FE||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung S20 Plus||6.7||1440 x 3200|
|Samsung S20 Ultra||6.9||1440 x 3200|
|Samsung S21||6.2||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung S21 Ultra||6.8||1440 x 3200|
|Samsung S21 Plus||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A02||6.5||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A02s||6.5||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A12||6.5||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A21s||6.5||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A22 5G||6.6||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A22||6.4||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A32 5G||6.5||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A32||6.4||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A42 5G||6.6||720 x 1600|
|Samsung A51||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A52||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A52 5G||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A52s 5G||6.5||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A71||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung A72||6.7||1080 x 2400|
|Samsung Z Flip 5G||6.7 (opened)||1080 x 2636|
|Samsung Z Flip||6.7 (opened)||1080 x 2636|
|Samsung Z Fold 2 5G||7.6 (unfolded), 6.23 (folded)||1768 x 2208 (unfolded), 816 x 2260 (folded)|
|Samsung Fold 5G||7.3 (unfolded)||1536 x 2152 (unfolded)|
|Samsung Fold||7.3 (unfolded)||1536 x 2152 (unfolded)|
How to Select a Good Samsung Phone with Big Screen
A Large display has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Some of these disadvantages can easily be avoided and there is just no way out of some of them.
The bigger the screen, the bigger the viewport. When surfing the web on a smartphone with a big display, you have access to more information right away and that also translates to less scrolling and more engagement.
And when I said browsing the web, I didn’t mean just blogs or websites, that also includes social media apps. It is also much easier to navigate through a website or app on a bigger screen.
Reading is also better because you can see the text more clearly. You will see more details on a picture you view or a video you watch on a bigger display. You will enjoy gaming more in this category of smartphones. Basically, interacting is much easier and better on a large display.
As I said earlier, there are also some disadvantages of big displays but the top ones include quick battery drain, poor display quality, and weight.
Apart from the weight, most of the disadvantages can easily be avoided. If you are buying a smartphone, make sure it is one with a big battery capacity (at least 4500 mAh but 5000 mAh preferred) and a processor with good power management.
There is pretty much no use for a large display if the quality is poor, especially for a multimedia experience such as streaming movies or videos on apps like Netflix and YouTube. The gaming experience will also be bad.
But you can easily avoid that. All you have to do is make sure the screen resolution is at least Full HD+, the pixel density is high and the brightness nits is also high. Here are Samsung phones with high pixel density for you to check out.
While the table above includes all Samsung phones with large displays, below are the top ones when the factors above are put into consideration. They also happen to be the ones with the best display quality for a multimedia experience.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The S21 Ultra is powered by a 5nm, Octa-Core Snapdragon 888 5G processor with Adreno 660 GPU. This is one of the best processing powers out there with great battery optimization.
With a display size of 6.8-inches and1440P screen resolution, a battery capacity of about 6000 mAh isn’t a bad idea, but we’ve only got 5000 mAh. However, thanks to power management, the device can easily get you through the day on normal usage.
Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the top Samsung phones with QHD display around today. That might change with the S22 ultra though when launched in the next 2-weeks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
It is powered by the same processor as the S20 series; Snapdragon 865 5G with great battery optimization. But a screen size of 6.9-inches and screen resolution of QHD+ running on a 4500 mAh was not a good idea.
I guess that was why they limit the 120Hz refresh rate to the 1080P resolution and QHD at the normal 60Hz refresh rate.
The display is bright, colorful, and in normal usage. The battery tries to get through the day on a single charge on most occasions but you will have to plug it in earlier in the night.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
S20 Ultra is one of the two galaxy phones with the largest display size at 6.9-inches. However, unlike the S21 Ultra with an adaptive refresh rate on all resolutions, you will have to choose to use either 120Hz with 1080P or 60Hz with 1440P.
It is powered by Snapdragon 865 5G; a 7nm+ octa-core chipset with Adreno 650 GPU. Battery management and optimization are great plus you can quickly charge it up again with the 45 watts fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
On a normal day, I won’t consider a 5000 mAh battery capacity big enough for a 6.5-inches screen. But the S20 FE is one of the few exemptions.
It ticks the right boxes and offers great value. Of course, the display isn’t as bright, sharp, and colorful as the main top of the flagships but it is one of the best out there.
Its 4500 mAh battery easily lasts through the day on a single charge and with the 25 watts fast charging, you can easily get back a full charge in about 90 minutes.
It is powered by one of the best processors out there with great battery optimization.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
The Galaxy A52s 5G is a 6.5-inches display phone with 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution and a 405 PPI pixel density.
The main difference between the phones on the A52 series is their processing power. While the standard A52 uses Snapdragon 720G, the A52 5G is powered by Snapdragon 750G 5G and the A52s 5G is powered by Snapdragon 778G 5G.
Even though they feature the same display quality, I chose the A52s 5G over the other two because its processor is faster and more efficient than that of the A52 and A52 5G. A better processor most time also means better power management and optimization.
This mid-range device packs flagship-level display quality which is an indication that you don’t need to spend over $1000 Dollars to get a really good screen quality on a smartphone.
You can use the device all day on a single charge on normal usage.
Samsung Galaxy A72
The Galaxy A72 has one of the biggest screens (6.7-inches) on any Samsung mid-range phone. The display quality is bright, colorful, and sharp enough for a mid-range.
It is powered by Snapdragon 720G, with a great processing power for gaming and a multitasking experience.
The 5000 mAh battery will take you through the day but by then, it will be pretty low and you will have to plug it in later in the night.
Samsung Galaxy A32
This is a budgeted smartphone with a flagship-level display quality that is 6.4-inches big and comes with a 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution. It runs on one of the best gaming processors out there; the MediaTek Helio G80.
You can go all day on this display and still have some battery left when you enter bed later in the night. It is one of the best-valued mid-range devices out there.
Samsung phones with big screen can be great for entertainment consumption but only if you pick the right ones by making sure it has a large battery capacity, a good processor with great battery management, and high screen resolution.
Phones with a large screen are generally a little bit heavier than smaller ones but with time, most people pretty much always get used to it.
As you might have noticed from the table above. Most of these phones have a 6.5-inches screen size and 1080P display quality. That’s the balance right there. I hope you find this write-up useful.