Forget the New Galaxy S10. These Phones Are Better Deals

WIRED | 2/21/2019 | Jeffrey Van Camp
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Samsung's 2019 class of Galaxy smartphones have landed. Class is an appropriate way to put it, too. The phone maker announced four versions of its Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, and topped it off with the Galaxy Fold, its brand new bendy phone. They all look amazing, with edge-to-edge-to-edge-to-edge screens, a small beauty mark for their selfie cameras, neat new photography tricks, in-display fingerprint sensors, and other perks, like the ability to wirelessly charge other devices you lay on top of them. They may be the best Samsung phones ever; they're also the most expensive.

We don't actually know the price of the Galaxy S10 5G, but it's a safe bet it will exceed $1,000. It has four rear cameras and is one of the first phones that will be able to connect to 5G networks... whenever those finally become a reality. (Maybe next year?) The unique Galaxy Fold is also quite amazing, but starts at—brace yourself—$1,980.

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There's no doubt that the Galaxy S10 phones are technical marvels, but does having a smartphone with the most screen really matter all that much anymore? If you just want a really nice phone that works well and doesn't decimate your budget, here are a few older Samsung phones you should consider, and some Galaxy alternatives.

The Galaxy S9 is about a year old now, but it's still just about as fast as phones come outside of the shiny new S10. It's also several hundred dollars cheaper. The S9 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a camera that can snap with the best of them and some perks you don't see on every modern phone, like a headphone jack and MicroSD slot. It has a fingerprint sensor on its back, not a fancy new in-display fingerprint sensor, but that's hardly a dealbreaker. The camera on the standard model is...
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