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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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The galaxy s21 ultra 5g is the best phone 2021


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of Samsung’s newest phones, with a better camera, larger storage, and Note 20 Ultra compatibility. If you’re wondering about the rumors at the end of the Note series, you can just try the S21 Ultra.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s most beautiful phone to date. The phone has five cameras with 108 megapixels, two telephoto cameras, 100x zoom, 40mp selfie cameras, 8K video capture, a Snapdragon 888 connected processor, 16GB RAM, 5000mAh battery life, 5G, all with an Android phone 6.8 inch 120Hz quad HD display, upgraded 8x8mm screen fingerprint sensor.

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It’s the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, the new smartphone we tested in 2021, and it sets a high bar – far higher than last year’s troublesome Note 20 Ultra phone. Samsung has retooled its main camera with lasers – yes, lasers – and improved the technology to match the demands of processing those big 108MP photos, 40MP selfies, and 8K video without a hitch, in order to fix the Galaxy S20 Ultra focusing ‘stripod lock’ software technology stabilizes the 30x and 100x zoom settings on subjects to prevent the viewfinder image from bouncing around. It’s a lot easier to utilize the 100x Space Zoom 100x.

Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G:

Display: 6.80″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak), 1440x3200px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 515ppi; Always-on display.
Body: 165.1×75.6×8.9mm, 227g; glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes) stylus support.
Chipset (USA/China): Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm): Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680; Adreno 660.
Memory: Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes in three size 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software: Android 11, One UI 3.1.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video; Telephoto: 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; Telephoto: 10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom.
Front camera: 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.7µm, PDAF.
Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS; Front camera: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W.
Fingerprint Sensor: In-screen (The sensor size is 8 x 8mm).

Design & Display:

The Galaxy S21 is a beautiful smartphone, and we did not worry about it when we tested it. Sure, it’s risky, but the finish on our test device — a matte Phantom Black with few seams — has helped to reduce camera bumps and fingerprints. Apart from the deep, vantablack-like Phantom Black, Phantom Silver is also available for purchase across the board, with Samsung’s own online shop also offering Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown as options.

Both S21 Ultra and S21 Plus feature a Gorilla glass back and a Polycarbonate (read: plastic) back, which is less smooth to touch. Average customers could detect the difference only in a comparison side by side.


The 5 cameras and the 100x zoom range of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The 3x, 10x and 30x picture zooms, sometimes brightly lit, capture the shot with stunning clarity. The new tripod locking option helps most in the 30 x (and 100 x) ranges. This keeps the visitor image from springing about, which may be startling when you zoom in with the S20 Ultra. The S21 Ultra camera then fixes a subject in yellow in the little corner of the zoom, which astonishingly distinguishes the shakiness.

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Each stage from the 0.6x extremely large cameras to the digitally magnified in 30x with acceptable photographs, is how Samsung differentiates apart from the iPhone 12 Pro Max (2.5x optical / 12x digital) camera and the Google pixel 5. (no telephoto).

Yes, two cameras appear silly, but provide distinct prospects: 3x and 10x, all without the digital or hybrid interface. The zoom feature of both is optical but frequently keeps an eye on Samsung’s camera software. We noticed you may overwrite your decision and use the camera! (likely based on their different apertures and the lighting in your environment). It may then capture ‘zoom-in’ pictures using the primary sensor and just mimic the zoom. It’s a little unexpected, but most photographs turn out all right. You only need to hit the shutter button.

Our last favored Samsung telephoto camera has a 5x optical zoom and a 50x digital zoom at Note 20 Ultra. Therefore, The S21 Ultra is closer to these remote things yet optical 3x is helpful to bring it back a little bit without digital distortion. The 10x optical zoom of the S21 Ultra is near to these remote things, but the 3x optical zoom is beneficial to pull it back without any digital distortion.

Space and performance:

The Galaxy S21 series is quicker for two reasons: it introduces brand-new chipsets, and the software has been simplified slightly, with the ever-evolving OneUI 3.0 interface integrated into Android 11.

All three S21 phones come with a two high performance chipset: Snapdragon 888 of Qualcomm (US) or Exynos 2100 (International) of Samsung itself.

The internal storage sizes are what you’ll want to focus on more. The basic model’s 128GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM may not be enough for everyone. You should either choose the version with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM or the version with 256GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. In a phone, RAM won’t make much of a difference, but you’ll notice if you run out of storage space.

The fact that Samsung has further simplified its software interface contributes to the S21 Ultra’s snappiness. Menus in the OneUI 3.0 interface now display fewer superfluous windows before performing what you want to do.

S Pen compatibility

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first non-note phone from Samsung to enable the S Pen style, which is a welcome development. However, things work a bit differently here: the S pen is not included with the phone, and even if you make a separate purchase, there is no opportunity to incorporate the style into the body of the phone.

Battary Life

Its 5,000mAh battery is the same capacity as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and if you stick to Samsung’s default settings, you’ll get all-day battery life. The standard resolution is 1080p (again, most users would not notice a significant difference between Full HD and Quad HD). It also helps that the refresh rate of 120Hz is adjustable. It’s ‘up to 120Hz,’ officially, so if it doesn’t have to, it won’t be too high to save your battery. Depending on your business: reading the ebook vs play a 3D game, the Samsungs backend software automatically customizes 11 Hz and 120Hz.


The 30-minute flat charge will fill 54% of the battery, assuming you are using a 25W charger. One hour will get you to 95%, while a full charge will take 1:11 minutes. Not bad at all for a 5,000mAh battery.

Price and release date

January 29, 2021

The phone costs $1,199 / £1,149 / AU$1,849 when purchased new.

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