Samsung Galaxy phones are some of the most popular devices bought and sold on Swappa every month. This should come as no surprise, as the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note feature class-leading hardware and innovative software, and they showcase the very best that the Android ecosystem has to offer.
With so many great Samsung Galaxy phones to choose from, how do you find the right one? Keep reading to learn about the most popular Samsung phones on Swappa and what makes them great, so you can pick the perfect phone for you.
Top 10 best-selling used Samsung phones in 2021
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S9 was Swappa’s top-selling Samsung phone of 2020. We’re now a little over halfway through 2021. So far, the S9 has maintained its position as the most popular Samsung phone on Swappa.
Here’s how the rest of the best-selling Samsung phones rankings played out:
|Best-Selling Samsung Phone||Previous Ranking||Average Price||Starting Price|
|1. Samsung Galaxy S9||#1 (same)||$194||$140|
|2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G||N/A||$871||$835|
|3. Samsung Galaxy S10||#4 (↑1)||$309||$214|
|4. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||#2 (↓2)||$355||$274|
|5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||#12 (↑7)||$784||$670|
|6. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus||#6 (same)||$223||$169|
|7. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus||#3 (↓4)||$478||$360|
|8. Samsung Galaxy S10e||#8 (same)||$276||$181|
|9. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G||#24 (↑15)||$412||$359|
|10. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G||N/A||$590||$543|
Swappa’s top Samsung phones for 2021 and beyond
All the Samsung Phones that made it into the top 10 are great, but it’s time to play favorites and highlight a few that we think deserve some extra recognition.
Best cheap Samsung phone overall: Galaxy S9
You voted with your wallets, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 has been the most popular Samsung phone for the past two years. It’s easy to see why so many people love the S9 and why it’s still worth buying in 2021. The Galaxy S9 is a sleek and modern Samsung phone with a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 4GB of RAM, and expandable storage.
This means that games, apps, and movies run flawlessly — and with a vibrant 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display, they look great too. The S9 also has a 12MP Dual Aperture camera that can record stunning 4K video at 60 fps and super slow motion 960 fps footage at 720p — and did we mention it still has a 3.5mm headphone jack?
Most importantly, the S9 is cheap. With a starting price of just $105 on Swappa, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the perfect choice for a budget-conscious buyer looking to get a premium experience for less.
Best premium flagship that does it all: Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
If price is no object, and you simply want the best of the best, there is simply no better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G can do it all, thanks to its 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display, 8-core Snapdragon 888 chip, 108MP quad-camera array with 100x Space Zoom, and up to 16GB of RAM. S-Pen support and a massive 5,000 mAh battery for multi-day battery life mean it’s also great for anyone looking to get some work done on the go.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G isn’t cheap, but you can still save hundreds compared to retail by buying on Swappa. Find the best Samsung deals by clicking below.
Best affordable flagship: Galaxy S21
If you’re looking to pick up a current-generation Samsung flagship for less, there is no better choice than the Galaxy S21 5G. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and 8GB of RAM, the Galaxy S21 offers nearly everything that makes the S21 Ultra great in a more affordable package. The S21 also features a 64MP triple-camera setup that lets you capture stunning images and video — and they’ll look great too, thanks to its vibrant 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with 120 Hz high refresh rate.
Although the Galaxy S21 has a plastic back, it still feels premium in the hand — just don’t forget to keep your investment safe by picking up a Swappa Used Phone Protection Plan for just $5.99 per month.
With a starting price of $460, you can get top-of-the-line specs for less. Find the best Galaxy S21 deals by clicking below.
Best gaming phone: Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Want the ultimate gaming phone? Look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G. Not too long ago, we took a look at the Best Gaming Phones and Tablets in 2021. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S20 FE was at the top of the list.
The Galaxy S20 FE features a powerful 8-core Snapdragon 865 chip with Adreno 650 GPU, backed by up to 8GB of RAM, so all of your current and future games will run effortlessly at max settings for years to come.
The S20 FE is more than just fast. Games look stunning and smooth, thanks to a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with 120 Hz high refresh rate and HDR10+ certification.
You might assume that these premium specs won’t come cheap — but starting around $350, the S20 FE 5G is a steal. Find a cheap Galaxy S20 FE below.
Best “first phone” for kids: Samsung Galaxy S8
If you’re looking for a cheap phone to give to your kids, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S8. Although it’s a few years old now, but the Galaxy S8 is still a great phone in 2021. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and a high-resolution 12MP Dual-Pixel camera, the S8 can handle everything you throw at it with ease. And with a vibrant 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, all your photos, videos, apps, and games will look great too.
Best of all, the Galaxy S8 starts at around $104 on Swappa. So what are you waiting for? Find a cheap Samsung Galaxy phone by clicking below.
Best phablet for productivity: Note 20 Ultra 5G
If you’re looking for a phablet to actually get stuff done, you want a Galaxy Note. So rounding out our list, we have the best (and possibly final) Galaxy Note: the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is a beast of a phone — there’s really no better way to put it. Powered by a Snapdragon 865+ chip and backed by 12GB of RAM, the Note 20 Ultra can handle even the most demanding games and apps for years to come, without even breaking a sweat. The included S-Pen also means that you can get some serious work done when needed. And the massive 4,500 mAh battery means you can go several days without having to top up.
Samsung may have killed off the Galaxy Note line when they added S-Pen support to the S21 Ultra 5G, but you can still get a great deal on a Note 20 on Swappa. Prices start at just $649, so get one while you still can!
Find all the best deals on Swappa
No matter which device you end up choosing, Swappa is the best place to get great deals on cheap Samsung phones and accessories.
Swappa makes it safe and easy to buy and sell gently used tech online. Our dedicated support team reviews listings before they go live to keep out scams, jerks, and junk devices. This means you’ll always get a fully functional, gently used phone that’s ready for activation on the network of your choosing.