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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
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  • System: Android 11
  • Display: 6.8 Inch - Dynamic AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12 - 16 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh

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Very early than ever, the Korean company announced in mid-January the Galaxy S21 series, the flagship triple phones that come with a completely new design with a stylish camera that blends into the frame of the phone and the most powerful processor to date, the same case in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Galaxy S21 Ultra features support for Samsung's S Pen for the first time in the S series of phones, and it comes with the most diverse camera system and the most advanced feature set overall.

The phone comes with a gigantic 5000mAh battery, which is a remarkably large phone, significantly larger than the average hand size of anyone. As big as it is, it is also big on price.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specs

  • A front and back design consisting of Gorilla Victus Glass and an aluminum frame surrounding the display
  • The phone weighs 227 grams
  • The phone supports the installation of two SIM cards naturally
  • 6.8-inch dynamic AMOLED display with QHD+ quality
  • Resolution of pixels up to 1440 by 3200 pixels
  • The pixel density is 515 pixels per inch
  • Screen-to-body ratio of 89.8%
  • 120 Hz refresh rate
  • HDR10+
  • Screen brightness ratio up to 1500 nits per inch
  • Android 11 OS - One UI 3.1
  • The phone comes with two different processors, as we are used to in the flagship phones of the company
  • The first processor is the Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor that works in conjunction with the Adreno 660 GPU and will arrive in the US, China and South Korea markets.
  • The second processor is the Exynos 2100 recently revealed by Samsung and will be based on the Mali-G78 MP14 GPU and will arrive with phones that will be launched in all other markets and are the same processors in standard Galaxy S21
  • The phone was launched in three configurations, all of which come with 12 GB RAM, with 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal storage space
  • The internal storage space does not accept expansion because there is no support for installing an external memory card
  • Quad rear camera consisting of four different lenses
  • 108MP primary camera and Samsung says it is the second generation of the same sensor we saw in the S20 Ultra
  • 10MP periscope telephoto lens supports true optical zoom up to 10x
  • 10MP telephoto sensor supports optical zoom up to x3
  • Support for shooting 8K video at 24 frames per second
  • A single 40MP front camera supports 4K video capture
  • There is no 3.5 mm jack
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • The sound from the internal speakers comes at 32-bit / 384kHz
  • Fingerprint sensor under the display - ultrasonic sensor
  • Samsung DeX
  • ANT+
  • Bixby
  • The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, non-removable Li-polymer battery
  • Support for 25W USB Power Delivery 3.0 fast charging
  • Support for 15-watt wireless charging
  • 4.5W reverse charging support
  • The phone comes in distinctive color options: black, silver, titanium, navy, and brown

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Price

Samsung opened the pre-orders stage for the Galaxy S21 Ultra immediately after the phone was launched on January 14, while the actual release date for the device was decided on Friday, January 29.

The good news is that the prices of the Galaxy S21 Ultra start at only $ 1,200, equivalent to 18,800 Egyptian pounds and 4,500 Saudi riyals, but this phone price in the major markets is definitely subject to increase, much less than the price of the S20 Ultra last year of $ 1,400.

  • 128 GB version: $ 1,200
  • 256 GB version: $ 1,250
  • 512 GB version: $ 1,380

Phone Details

The phone comes with a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with a dynamic refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz that changes automatically according to the content. And for the first time in the Galaxy series phones, you will be able to operate the phone at a refresh rate of 120Hz along with the maximum resolution of QHD. Samsung has also improved screen brightness and contrast, which is now the brightest with a peak of 1,500 nits and 50% better contrast compared to last year's model.

While the S21 and S21 Plus was launched in quite a few bold new colors, the Ultra was introduced in two fairly calm colors: silver and black.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra colors
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra colors

At least in most stores, while interestingly, there are three other colors of the S21 Ultra that will be available exclusively on the company's official store, namely brown, titanium, and navy blue. The phone features a Gorilla Glass Victus for better resistance to scratches and bumps, and an aluminum frame, which gives the phone a stylish look.

However, the design element that stands out the most is the giant camera bump that protrudes from the back and has roughly half the back of the phone. Also, while the other two models feature flat screens, the screen in the Ultra is slightly curved, which is seen at the edges.

As for the rest of the specs, we have the power and volume keys on the right side of the phone, and there are no buttons on the left, thankfully, there's no dedicated Bixby button either.

As we expected as well, there is no headphone jack, while the speaker system consists of a bottom speaker and another speaker located at the top of the phone. At the bottom, you'll find the USB-C port. The phone also features a IP68 waterproof protection rating just like iPhone 12.

The sheer size of the S21 Ultra is what impresses, although the phone is not only larger in terms of width and height, but it is also significantly thicker than all other phones, and its weight is somewhat heavy.

S Pen support

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra S-Pen
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra S-Pen

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Samsung S-series phone to support the S Pen, but unlike the Galaxy Note family where there is an S Pen inside the phone for easy access, here, you cannot store it inside the phone because it basically comes with the phone's packaging.

Instead, you have to purchase the S Pen separately, and if you want to always keep it close at hand, Samsung has unveiled a new case and back cover that provides a special slot on the side for storing the S Pen.

Also, the S Pen that Samsung sells specifically for the S21 Ultra is slightly different than the one in the Note series, it is thicker, so it may actually be more comfortable to hold and use.

Instead of having a button on the top of the S Pen that you press to eject it from the Note phones, you need to pull the S Pen out of the S21 Ultra's case.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera

The Ultra version also comes with a greatly improved camera with a quad rear camera.

The main camera comes with 108 MP, which is the next generation of that sensor that Samsung introduced with the S20 Ultra in 2020, and improvements in that sensor appear in two main areas, focus and performance in low-light.

It's also paired with a wider lens than most other 24mm phones versus the other 26mm lenses in other devices, and this means you'll get wider shots, and this sensor is especially useful for landscape photos, for example.

But the Ultra's best feature is its optical zoom. You don't get a single zoom sensor, but two lenses: a periscope sensor up to x3, then a periscope telephoto lens that supports true optical zoom up to 10x, a feature that gives the phone an edge over the rest of the other phones.

In terms of video shooting, you can shoot 8K videos at 24 frames per second. You also have better video stability with Super Steady, which works in 4K, not 8K videos.

Internal Hardware

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is powered by the latest and greatest processors available: the versions that will arrive in America, China and Korea will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, while the international version will work on Samsung's Exynos 2100.

It is important to know that Samsung seems to have caught up with Qualcomm and narrowed the gap between Exynos and Snapdragon processors, as Exynos processors are usually the worst performance and least energy efficient, these days seem to be over with the latest Exynos processor.

As for internal storage space, the lower version of the S21 Ultra comes with 128 GB, but the company has also announced a larger 256 GB model and even the mighty 512 GB model.

Interestingly, however, Samsung is ditching the microSD card slot on all S21 series phones. Samsung was almost the only company that still supported microSD card slots, a solid feature that some appreciate, but that ended with the S21 series.

New improved fingerprint sensor

Samsung has also successfully fixed one of the biggest complaints about its phones in recent years: the slow fingerprint sensor. The company used Qualcomm's first-generation ultrasound fingerprint scanner two years ago, even as newer and faster sensors were adopted by other companies.

Fortunately, all S21 series phones come with the latest 2nd-generation Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensor which means a 77% larger sensor size, 1.7 times more vital data is captured, and most importantly, 50% faster speed.

Just a reminder, the first-generation sensor was only 4 x 9 mm, while the new sensor is 8 x 8 mm.

Battery

With a 5000mAh battery and a more energy efficient processor, the Galaxy S21 Ultra definitely promises a solid battery life.

So far, Samsung says the battery in the Ultra will comfortably complete the day, while reporting that both the S21 and S21 Plus could complete the day on a single charge, indicating that the Ultra actually has a longer battery life than the other two.

If you've followed the rumors, you probably already know the S21 Ultra is coming without a charger in the box. This is really the case, as it only comes with the USB-C Campbell included in the box and you'll need to purchase the charger separately.

The contents of the phone package

The S21 Ultra box does not contain a charger or wired headphones, which is something that has been reported a lot for a while, but it was not believed much because Samsung made fun of Apple when it removed the charger and wired headphones from the packaging of the iPhone 12 series phones, but it seems that this will be the trend in the coming period, it will have to Users have to purchase these accessories separately if they don't already own them.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra pros

  • The elegant and luxurious design gets all the acclaim for the durability and quality of the materials used, as well as the aesthetically pleasing
  • A wonderful high-quality display that will catch your heart as soon as you use it due to the accuracy of the colors displayed on it in addition to the smooth refresh rate that makes the experience of watching the content on it and the games unforgettable
  • Software is the most recent at the current time
  • A leading processor that gives superb performance and runs all programs and games, regardless of their strength, seamlessly
  • Three versions with different configurations to allow users to have many options
  • A distinctive and very impressive rear camera because of the variety that it gives to the user, the many advantages, and the most important optical zoom
  • Superb video shooting ability
  • A giant battery that lasts for a whole day and withstands heavy usage
  • Phone colors are impressive and couldn't be better
  • S-Pen support so you don't have to buy note phones specifically to try the popular stylus
  • IP68 water and dust protection, so you can use your phone in wet conditions without any fear

Cons

  • The size of the phone is rather heavy and in addition to being thick, it is very difficult to use with one hand
  • There is no option to expand the internal storage space, and with the large size of the video files captured with the camera, it is very difficult to purchase the 128GB version
  • The gyro-EIS video stabilization feature only works in 4K videos
  • There is no charger attached or wired headphones, this is what Apple did previously, and we certainly do not praise it, but rather we say that it is difficult to buy a phone that may reach $ 1500 in some markets alone without any accessories other than an single cable.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Specifications and Price

Launch date

announcement January 14, 2021
Market Availability February 2021

Mobile body

Dimensions 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.5 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
Mobile materials Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
weight 227 g
colors Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown

Display

Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size 6.8 Inch
Display resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels, 515 ppi density
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Ratios 89.8% screen-to-body ratio
Additional Features 120 Hz refresh rate
HDR10+
Always-on display
1500 nits

Basic Specifications

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - 7 nm
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 660
Memory Card Supports
RAM 12 - 16 GB
Storage 128 - 256 - 512 GB

Camera

Main Quad
First 108 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
Second 10 MP, f/4.9, (periscope telephoto), 10x optical zoom
Third 10 MP, (telephoto), 3x optical zoom
Fourth 12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
Camera features LED Flash , Panorama, HDR
The Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Selfie Single
- 40 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Front Camera features Dual video call - Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

Battery

Capacity 5000 mAh non-removable
Battery Type Lithium Polymer
Fast charging 25W - USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wireless charge 15W

Sound

Ear Headphones port 3.5 Mm No
Other sound features 32-bit/384kHz audio - Tuned by AKG
Speaker Yes, with stereo speakers

Additional Features

Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic)
Other advantages accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ANT+, Bixby, Samsung DeX

Model

Model number SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS
Phone Name Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Mobile price

Price in US Dollars 1250 $
Price in Saudi Arabia 4690 SAR
Price in Iraq 1,826,250 Dinars
Price in India 91380 Rupees
Price in Egypt 19575 L.E

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Reviews

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  1. MALLA NAGESWARARAO

    10.0

    samsung processes

    when compare to s20 ultra it is best due to excellent processer s20 ultra having exynos 990 but s21 ultra having snapdragon 875 that is 25% best compare to exynos 990

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