Samsung Galaxy Sports Betting
For sports betting, and all types of mobile gambling, the new Samsung Galaxy products may be the best lineup on the market. The Galaxy Note II and SIII are big (relative to other smartphones), and the Galaxy Tab is available in a variety of sizes. The combination of large screens, fast processors, 4G capability, and the S Pen (Note II and Tab), makes the Samsung products very tough to beat.
Best Samsung Galaxy Betting Sites
The Samsung Galaxy line of phones & tablets use the Android operating system. Below are our highest rated betting apps for these devices.
UK, Europe, Canada & More – NOT USA
We recommend the following bookmakers for punters living outside the United States. Click on any of the app links to get the Galaxy/Android app. Most of these sites accept all of the most popular currencies for deposits, and allow punters to bet with their preferred currency as well.
The sportsbooks listed below are best for bettors who reside in the United States. Bovada offers an Android app, while JustBet offers an excellent mobile version of their website. Both of these sportsbooks accept Visa credit & debit cards for deposits.
Australia & New Zealand
The bookies listed below do the best job focusing on sports that punters from Australia and New Zealand are interested in. They offer a ton of AFL, Australia & New Zealand horse racing, local football & more. Punters can also use AUD or NZD currency for betting.
Best Galaxy Devices for Sports Betting
The devices listed below are the latest, best Samsung Galaxy devices for sports betting. Our ranking is based on sports betting purposes only, because we have no way of knowing the other uses each of our visitors have for their device. Adjust ranking based on your own needs.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
The new Samsung Galaxy Note II just might be the best device for sports betting – period. It’s larger than the latest iPhone, but small enough to call it a phone (meaning it’s easy to haul around). It comes with the S Pen, a precise stylus that makes it easy to push small buttons and check little boxes (like we find on betting slips). Although most sports betting apps are designed with large, easy to use buttons, we love the extra help that the S Pen gives us.
The Galaxy Note II is fast, with 4G capability, a quad-core processor, and ever-expanding amounts of memory. This makes it ideal for downloading multiple betting apps to compare odds. The 16:9 display ratio makes it a great choice for viewing HD live streaming video as well, a feature that most mobile bookmakers now offer (for free to real money punters). The speed, combined with the large screen and 16:9 display ratio gives us the best live streaming experience available on any smartphone on the market today. Like to watch football or horse racing while you place in-play wagers? This is the device for you.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is 5.94 (H) x 3.16 (W) x .37 (D) inches, and weighs 6.42 ounces, making it very large in the smartphone category. Most owners say it seems too big for the first few days, then once they get used to it, they wouldn’t own anything smaller. We agree with this. When we first started to test the Galaxy Note II (after using iPhone’s for a long time), we felt the same way. After downloading and using a few betting apps, we were completely sold. Going from this large screen to a smaller one feels like a downgrade, especially considering that we still have the convenience of tossing it in our pockets when we’re done using it.
At the time this article is being written, the Galaxy Note II review section on the Verizon Wireless website is a virtual landslide. Roughly 800 reviewers give it 4.8 out of 5 stars – a phenomenally high score. If these were movie reviews, this movie would break all the box office records.
Bottom Line: The Galaxy Note II is a kick-ass phone with all of the latest/greatest features. The huge screen size and powerful processing makes it clearly one of the best smartphones for our purposes, and possibly #1.
Samsung Galaxy Tab (Tablets)
Offered in a variety of sizes to meet anyone’s needs, the Galaxy Tab line of tablets are growing in popularity. Cheaper than an Apple iPad, with many of the same features, this isn’t hard to explain.
For sports betting purposes, almost any tablet is a good choice. The only thing is, most tablet owners treat their devices like a desktop computer, downloading everything under the sun. The Galaxy Tab is plenty powerful for most punters, but for those who compare odds at a lot of bookmakers (using several different apps), we recommend limiting the other things you might otherwise download. For example, if you download a lot of movies, it’s a good idea to move them to another storage device when you’re done watching them. This will keep your tablet and betting apps running fast.
Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot to say. Bigger screen sizes = better graphics, so it really just comes down to the size you prefer. In comparison to other tablets on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a very good choice, especially when compared to the savings versus an iPad.
Bottom Line: These days, almost any tablet with enough speed & memory are plenty adequate for sports betting. In the Samsung line of tablets, the Tab is the best. However, if you aren’t partial to Samsung products, you’ll probably be happy with a number of tablets currently being sold. Pick almost anything with enough juice and you’ll be just fine.
Samsung Galaxy S III
The newest Samsung Galaxy S III is another great choice for mobile sports betting. Smaller than the Note II, but still plenty big enough, some punters will prefer the extra ‘pocketability’ of the S III.
The overall dimensions are 5.4 (H) x 2.8 (W) x .3 (D) inches, and weighs 4.7 ounces. In comparison, the Apple iPhone 5 is 4.87 (H) x 2.31 (W) x .30 (D) inches, and weighs 3.95 ounces. So, the S III is about a half-inch taller and wider, without weighing too much more. Of course every wireless company has their own rates and special deals, but in general terms, the Galaxy S III is coming in around £50 less than the iPhone 5.
Since this review is based on sports betting purposes, of course we prefer the larger screen size of the Galaxy S III over the iPhone. However, with a relatively small price difference between the two phones, other phone capabilities and customer preferences should be taken into account as well.
Bottom Line: For sports betting, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a very good choice. At roughly £100 less than the Note II, the savings will be worth it to many of our readers.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Galaxy Nexus is slightly smaller in height and width (5.33 x 2.67 inches), but a bit thicker (.37 inches) than the S III. It also weighs .4 ounces more. The Nexus isn’t as popular as the other two phones, but still a very acceptable choice for sports betting.
The main benefit of the Nexus is the cost savings. If you don’t need all of the latest & greatest features, the Nexus can usually be found for £100-250 less than the iPhone. If you don’t need all of the latest & greatest features, but just want a good smartphone at a reasonable price, the Nexus is a solid choice
Other Samsung Smartphones & Tablets
Of course there are a ton of different Samsung phones and tablets being used all over the world, and of course some are better than others. For downloading Android betting apps, it comes down to processing power, memory, screen size, and the internet connection.
Almost any smartphone will work, but those who bet a lot will want more powerful, top of the line devices. Although betting apps continue to get better in graphics & navigation, they’ll also continue to offer more features (like live streaming and live betting), which use more juice. So, it’s a good idea to keep ahead of the game by having a powerful device.
Some other Samsung devices that are commonly used for sports betting include the Stratosphere II, ATIV Odyssey, Stellar, Galaxy S2, Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Note, Droid Charge, Infuse 4G, Rugby Pro, Rugby Smart, Galaxy S, Galaxy S3 Mini, Captivate Glide, Exhibit 4G, Conquer 4G, Focus Flash, Galaxy Player 5.0, 4.2 & 3.6, and others.
Where to Buy Samsung Cell Phones & Tablets
If you’re interested in purchasing a Samsung cell phone or tablet, they’re offered by most of the major carriers. This includes, Verizon, AT&T, O2, Vodafone, Airtel, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Telmex, Claro, Orange, MTN, Etisalat, Telia, and many more.