5 Best Samsung Phones without Curved Screens (2022 Top Picks)

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was the first curved screen phone I used. At first, it looked cool and all but when it came to watching videos in full screen, it was a pain.

And sometimes I accidentally activated things I didn’t want to because holding the phone meant interacting with the screen.

Well, that was the last time I used a curved screen.

So, if like me you don’t want to face any of the problems I talked about, well, I’m going to be sharing a list of the best Samsung phones with flat screens you can get today.

Recommended: Samsung Galaxy S22 5G

Samsung Galaxy s22

This is one of Samsung’s latest products as of 2022. The S22 5G comes with all the newest features you can get in a device.

It comes protected with Gorilla Glass Victus+, making it tough against scratches and short drops.

Plus, it is water and dust-resistant. The protection on this device is worth every penny.

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The flat screen on the device is a 6.1 inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. You’re definitely getting a smooth-to-use display with vibrant colors because of the AMOLED screen.

The resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, making the images you’ll be seeing sharp and crisp. You can’t go wrong with the screen on this device.

The phone comes with Android 12, making it compatible with the apps and games you’ll get from the Google Play Store.

And to run the apps, you’ve got Snapdragon’s latest chipset here. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It comes with a 3.0GHz octa-core CPU to ensure the device doesn’t lag.

The only drawback here is that it has only 8GB of RAM. This isn’t bad for any phone today, but at the same time isn’t ideal for a premium device.

Although it doesn’t have SD card support, you get to choose either the 128GB variant or the 256GB variant. It all comes to how much stuff you want on the phone.

You don’t get a headphone jack either on this device, but you do get a USB Type-C port, NFC, GPS, 5G for fast internet speeds, etc.

The battery on the S22 5G is 3700mAh, not the biggest you’ll get in today’s world of mobile phones, but you probably won’t need a big battery, because the Snapdragon chipset is very efficient.

Also, even if you get to kill the battery, you’ll be up and running again in no time because the device supports fast charging.

It also supports wireless charging.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

samsung s21 plus 5g

Although this device is almost better than the S22 5G, because it doesn’t come with the latest chipset brings it to number 2 on this list.

However, it is still a good flat screen Samsung phone, it was number one for a long time.

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The S21 Plus 5G is water and dust resistant, and is protected with Gorilla Glass Victus, not as tough as the one you get on the S22, but still tough enough to handle scratches and short drops.

The screen on this device is larger at 6.7 inches, it is also an AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, so expect the vibrant colors and smoothness.

Resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels. You get to watch videos in full HD with this device. Plus, it is going to be sharp and detailed.

The device comes with Android 11 but should be getting an Android 12 update soon (if it hasn’t already). And this time, you’re getting the previous Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon 888.

With technology, what was relevant two months ago feels like an obsolete feature today. Things just keep improving.

But not to worry, the 2.9GHz octa-core CPU is still very good in terms of making sure the device doesn’t lag whether you’re playing games or just surfing the web.

You also get 8GB of RAM on this device, and well, it’s still good enough for multitasking.

Storage sizes are 128GB and 256GB, there’s no SD card support so be sure you’re choosing the one you’re not going to quickly fill up with videos, pictures, music, games, etc.

You’ll not be able to use a headphone jack with this device (just like the S22), but you also get a USB Type-C port, NFC, GPS 5G for fast internet speeds, etc. (just like the S22).

The good part about the S21 Plus 5G is that it has a big battery. It is a 4800mAh battery, it supports fast charging as well as wireless charging.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

z flip3 5g

This may be an odd device on this list because it is a foldable phone. But don’t let that push you away, it comes with some cool features as well.

Besides being water-resistant and protected with Gorilla Glass Victus, the device comes with two screens.

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One is the one you’ll be using all day, while the other is going to be the one you quickly check notifications with and do other things you’ve customized with it.

So, the main screen is a 6.7 inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. If you’ve checked out the previous devices, by now you should know this isn’t any different in terms of colors and smoothness.

However, you get a slightly sharper display with a resolution of 1080 x 2640 pixels.

The tiny screen you see when the phone is closed is also an AMOLED display, its resolution is 260 x 512 pixels. I mean well, it’s not like you’ll be doing a lot on this screen so it doesn’t have to be very sharp.

You get Android 11 on this device, but you can upgrade it to Android 12. This will increase the chances of the phone being compatible with the apps and games on the Play Store.

Also, you’ll get to use some of the newest features Android has to over.

It also comes with the Snapdragon 888 chipset with a 2.84GHz CPU, making the device fast and responsive. You get 8GB of RAM as well for all your multitasking.

Storage sizes are 128GB and 256GB, no you don’t get SD card support on this device.

There’s no headphone jack either on this device, but you get all the features mentioned on previous devices (NFC, 5G, GPS, etc.)

The Z Flip3 5G comes with a 3300mAh battery, it supports fast charging and wireless charging.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Samsung Galaxy a52

We’ve seen a lot of cool flat screen Samsung phones without headphone jacks, but here, there’s one.

So the A52 5G may not be your typical premium device, but it does come with some features that you get on premium phones.

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Like the device is water and dust resistant, and it comes protected with Gorilla Glass 5 to keep it safe from scratches and breaking from short drops.

It comes with an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, by now you already know what that means.

The screen is a 6.5 display and it has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, so expect it to be sharp and detailed.

The only downside here is its chipset, it’s not horrible, but compared to the rest, it falls short.

The A52 5G comes with a Snapdragon 750 chipset, it has a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU. It is a good chipset but don’t expect it to do a lot of heavy work.

You can do a lot of multitasking on this device, however, with 8GB of RAM, but if you decide to go for the 6GB variant, well, you may experience apps closing in the background.

Even though the device comes with Android 11, you can upgrade it to Android 12 and enjoy the sweet new features it’s got.

You also have 128GB or 256GB of storage available, so go for the one you think you are comfortable with.

In the end, you will be able to expand storage using an SD card, but you will have to get rid of one of your SIM cards if you intend to use two.

So, you already know this device comes with a headphone jack, but well it also has all the other features mentioned in previous devices like NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, etc.

Finally, you’ve got a big 4500mAh battery here, it supports fast charging but not wireless charging.

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Samsung Galaxy S10e


This device has always found its way to my list of flat screen Samsung phones even though it was released back in 2019.

The device is just so unique compared to most of the devices we get today.

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It’s very compact and will feel comfortable for people with small hands.

It is also water and dust resistant and comes protected with Gorilla Glass 5, making it able to resist scratches as well as not break from short drops.

The screen you get here is an AMOLED screen, it doesn’t have a high refresh rate but it has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels so it is a sharp display.

Plus, since it’s not a large display (5.8 inches), well, the pixels aren’t going to get stretched out, so you’re not going to lose any quality.

So, I’m sure the last time you heard anyone talk about Android 9 feels like ages ago, well that’s what you’ll get on this device. However, you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 12. The phone is just that good.

It’s probably because it comes with a 2.84GHz octa-core CPU on the Snapdragon 855 chipset. Again, an older chipset but still powerful.

Plus, you have 8GB of RAM, so you will be able to multitask on this device.

Storage options are 128GB and 256GB and you have the option to expand with an SD card, however, you’ll have to take out a SIM card to do that if you use two.

You get a headphone jack, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, the only thing missing here is 5G but well, the phone was released in early 2019, when 5G wasn’t that serious.

Finally, you get a 3100mAh battery, also not very big, but because you’re not having a large screen here, battery life shouldn’t be too bad.

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Samsung phones are known for their really good screens, however, not all of them are flat. Curved screens are annoying when you watch videos or when they make you accidentally tap something.

This article will be updated at least twice a year when new Samsung devices are released.

Hopefully, you will find a flat-screen device you like.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Autumn


    this article is so well done and so helpful thank you

    1. Shaibu

      I need to update it, I’ll be doing that soon. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Kim

    I appreciate this so much — thank you for all of the information, especially the additional info (like headphone jack or not, and battery size)

    1. Shaibu Ibrahim

      You’re welcome, I wish I could say more about each device, but I just get lazy sometimes lol.

  3. MeMe

    You left out the Note 20 5g, the BEST flat phone from Sammy

    1. Shaibu Ibrahim

      The Note 20 Ultra 5G doesn’t have a flat screen. And the Note 20 doesn’t have impressive specs for the price.
      Thanks for the comment.

  4. Stephen Read

    Thanks for the great writeup, Shaibu. Although I wish you had better news. I have been hanging onto my Note 5 until Samsung released a high end flat screen version. I was SO disappointed that the S22 Ultra was an edge screen. And they didn’t allow for an on-board stylus on the S22+. I bought a Note 20 Ultra last year but i just couldn’t stomach the edge screen, so I returned it. Do you know if there is a way to view photos and videos at full-flat-screen on these edge devices? Perhaps I could overlook those obnoxious edges if I could just lose them for photos and videos.

    1. Shaibu

      Hi Stephen, thanks for the comment. I really thought the S22 Ultra would come with a flat screen too. Would have been a good addition to the list.
      Concerning your question, no I don’t know a way. I gave up on curved screens since the S7 edge days. However, I found this app from a quick search (wasn’t even sure what to type) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.edgeblock
      Maybe try it out and lemme know?

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