Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, January 14
  • Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 227 g
  • Screen: 6.8", Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Main Camera: Quad, 108 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 40 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Release date 2021, January 14
Dimensions (HxWxD) 165.1 Х 75.6 Х 8.9 mm
Weight 227 g
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, Phantom Brown
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Approximate price$ 960
Screen
Technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.8" inc
Screen area 112.1 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio89.8%
Screen resolution 1440 x 3200 px
PPI /points per inch/ 515 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Other - Always-on display
-120Hz
-HDR10+
-1500 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 108 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
-10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
-10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score121
DxOMark Photo128
DxOMark Video98
Front camera, selfie 40 MP, Single
Specifications 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8'', 0.7µm, PDAF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset - Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
- Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
-Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G78 MP14 - International
-Adreno 660 - USA/China
External memory No
Internal memory 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
Antutu 8 score638987
GeekBench 5 Single Core960
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3177
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.77 W/kg (head) 1.02 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.77 W/kg (head) 1.02 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (Snapdragon only)
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 25W
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
-Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus support
- Versions: SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS (International); SM-G998U (USA); SM-G998U1 (USA unlocked); SM-G998W (Canada); SM-G998N (Korea); SM-G9980 (China)

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Review

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has trained its fans to expect the best technical capabilities. That is why every new generation, whether in the flagship class, suffers serious criticism if it does not meet high expectations. The Galaxy S series received an update in early 2021.

During a special online presentation at CES 2021, the Koreans presented several Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 + and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G phones. The latter is the most technically advanced. You will see it in the following lines.

Design

Visually, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has inherited the features of the previous flagships of the S20 series. We notice similarities with the Note 20. The device is quite large in size and logically heavier than most models on the market. Not every pocket will hold it. Samsung engineers and designers have focused on the typical materials for the body: glass front and rear, which is protected - Gorilla Glass Victus, and the frames are metal. The back panel is nicely matte and it is difficult to see traces of interaction with the device.

The fingerprint scanner is located under the screen glass and is ultrasonic. It works much better than before. The electronic stylus is no longer placed in the body, as in the Note series. Imagination is shown here. The designers have made special cases that have a compartment for S Pen.

The stylus of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is made of plain matte plastic. It is light and comfortable to work with.

Another reason to buy Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is its impeccably beautiful appearance. The smartphone is available in black and silver. In addition, its housing is protected against water and dust according to the IP68 standard. It will survive without a problem if you immerse it to a depth of 1.5 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, as a representative of the flagship class is equipped with a quality display. In this case it is Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a diagonal of 6.8 inches and a resolution of 1440 x 3200. It is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus with slightly curved edges. Compared to the previous generation, the protective glass is twice as resistant to scratches and cracking due to impact.

The physical screen dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G amount to 71 x 158 mm. The aspect ratio is 20: 9, with a pixel density per inch of 515. The width of the frames around the screen is less than 2 mm on the side and about 3 mm on the top and less than 4 mm on the bottom. In this way, Samsung has almost deprived the smartphone of frames. A refresh rate of 120 Hz is supported for the screen.

A curious point in the design of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is that its front side is made in the form of a glass plate with a mirror-smooth surface. It is super scratch resistant.

Productivity

Samsung offers two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. One is European and operates on the basis of an 8-core single-chip system Exynos 2100, which consists of one core Cortex-X1 clocked at 2.9 GHz, 3 cores Cortex-A78 clocked at 2.80 Hz and 4 cores Cortex- A55 clocked at 2.2 GHz. It is made of 5-nm process technology. In the role of graphics processor we see GPU Mali-G78 (MP14). For the US market, the device is built on Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 in combination with Adreno 660.

The RAM is LPDDR5 and can be 12 or 16 GB, while the internal storage is 128, 256 or 512 GB depending on the version. You can't insert a memory card in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, but it connects to external devices via the USB Type-C port in USB OTG mode.

Cameras

The beautiful and flawless in terms of performance and picture quality Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also offers flagship cameras. On its rear panel we see exactly four: main wide-angle, ultra wide-angle and two telephoto lenses with different focal lengths.

The main module is 108 MP with an aperture of f / 1.8. It is complemented by a 12-megapixel sensor, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with triple optical zoom and a 10-megapixel periscope telephoto sensor with 10x optical zoom.

The camera interface is wonderfully designed. The user has even more shooting modes. It will be a real pleasure to look at them one by one and find out which ones you will need the most. It is also possible to save photos in RAW format.

With the main camera of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G you will take exciting quality photos. It is equipped with phase PDAF autofocus with laser assistant and optical image stabilization. By default, you will shoot at 12 MP resolution. Of course, you can also take pictures with 108 MP.

Autonomous work

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Fast charging, wireless and reversible charging technology is supported. Thanks to the optimization of the systems, you can count on excellent autonomous operation.

Conclusion

If you are looking for an interesting flagship phone to be proud of in the next few years, choose Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G!


Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was around $ 960 after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, January 14.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 227 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 6.8" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.
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