Samsung galaxy s21 ultra 5g review
Hey, welcome to the Samsung galaxy s21 ultra 5g review. your first look and hands-on with the galaxy s 21 ultras. So, right off the top of the year, Samsung’s coming out swinging now. I also have a video about the s21 and s21 plus dropping at the same time here.
What to expect at this point from Samsung’s new ultra-high-end phones right so s21.Ultra will start at 1200 bucks so, it should be the best of what they can offer but, just look back for a second at s20 ultra.
This phone last year was kind of a whiff. I mean, it still did have a lot of the high-end ultra numbers that you look for but, because of the focus issues, with the camera, it was just never something you quite recommended.
It got passed on a lot for the money. So, the s21 ultra looks to get them back to the best of everything world with a lot of next-gen parts. Pieces now right off the bat first thing you notice is the biggest change which is they’ve packed everything in this new design.
So, we might as well just start with that so, I got to handle these in the matte black and this sort of silver color. So, it looks just like the leaks and the rumors we’re expecting.
I think I like it now I don’t know if! I love it, I’m still on the train that sort of a horizontal camera bump like nexus 6p was actually kind of peak but the more.
I look at this contour cut design the more futuristic it looks to me it kind of looks like someone was making a thicker phone with the huge cameras. then just melted it down to a thinner body for the rest of the phone.
It’s kind of hard to explain it basically, it looks like Harvey dent like two faces but on the smaller models. It actually has a cool color contrast model with the side rails. But, I’ll talk more about that in that article on the ultra.
it’s all matte across the entire back which! I love and then shiny on the sides so speaking of those cameras. I’ve got four here on the back of the ultra it’s a new second-gen 108-megapixel main camera with ois at f 1.8.
Very curious to see how that’ll shoot then, you’ve got a 12 megapixel ultrawide which should be pretty sweet at 120 degrees. Then two telephoto cameras you’ve got two a 3x telephoto and a 10x periscope lens.
So, this is an interesting zoom situation. I was playing with the phone trying to imagine why they would do it like this. I think Samsung’s probably done the math on well most people either zoom in a little bit or like all the way.
so, I guess if they’re just getting a 3x and then the 10x will facilitate the space zoom that goes really far from my curiosity. Is how will it do in between 3x and 10x we’ll have to see but, if you go in the camera app it looks very familiar.
Samsung galaxy s21 ultra 5g So, that should help save a lot of battery in this adaptive mode it’ll be really interesting to test to see how responsive it is and to see how much battery it saves so you imagine.
When you’re not really doing anything on the display nothing’s moving it throttles all the way down to 10 hertz. I’m curious if that can bring it to the same battery life or close to the regular 60-hertz mode.
I’m not too worried about overall battery life the phone does still have a 5 000 milliamp-hour battery so uh not concerned about being bad.
I’m just more curious if it can be amazing. I also love that the display is nearly flat it is slightly rounded at the very edges but not nearly as much as. I’ve seen it in other phones which makes me happy and there is the small cutout at the top for the ridiculous.
The 40-megapixel selfie camera and they also dropped Qualcomm’s new much larger and hopefully faster in-display fingerprint sensor back there it’s 1.77
times larger than the last-gen.
I’m hoping less finicky too and the display’s max brightness is now up to 25 percent brighter up to 1500 nits and there’s a new ai based blue light shield option for better viewing comfort. If you’re into that but yeah everything else you’re looking at here is right in line with, what you’d expect from the 2021 Samsung flagship great build quality it’s ip68 water-resistant.
The newest internals of course with the five-nanometer snapdragon triple eight in this region be the five-nanometer Exynos chip in other regions. It will be interesting again to test to see how it fares with battery 15-watt wireless charging there’s reverse wireless charging too great buttons tiny bezels.
The whole thing one interesting spec though that is missing there is no expandable storage anymore so, the micro sd card is basically going extinct now Samsung was some of the last ones to do in their flagships so, there are only three specs for total storage on this phone 128 256 or 512 gigs and then so, unlike the smaller s21 and s21 plus there are different amounts of ram on these versions so, those all will have eight gigs of ram on the ultra you start at 12 gigs of ram for the 128 and 256 and if you go with the tip-top half a terabyte max spec that’ll have 16 gigs of ram.
So, your trading your expandable storage for a lot of rams. I guess also speaking of things that are gone no headphones or charger in the box confirmed like. I’ve warned you this is gonna start happening very quickly across the industry.
IPhone 12 was a huge domino to fall so, now don’t expect a power brick and a flagship phone from here on out but, the last thing let’s talk about the s pen it was added to the s21 ultra s pen support now okay! a lot of people saw this in the rumors leading up to this and thought oh that probably means the galaxy note is on its way out maybe they’ll kill it soon.
I don’t think so, I when I this is just coming from my like hour of playing with the phone the stylus on the s21 ultra. feels like a very optional add-on accessory. Where on the galaxy note well it’s still an integral part of the note experience and it’s just they’re in very different worlds so, first of all like. I said it’s an optional 40 accessory.
So, if you want to buy an s pen for your s21 ultra it’ll cost you, and then it’s actually compatible with other pens of the past. So, if you have one already you can carry that too but, the whole experience is passive so, the whole low latency writing and drawing experience is all the same but, there’s no Bluetooth or gesture controls like you would have on the note and then, of course, there’s a whole how do you carry it question since there’s no silo built into the phone.
So, that’s another optional accessory. So, you can get a stylus and a case for now 70 extra dollars, and the phone sort of just clicks into this rubber slot in the side of the case Which is fine.
I guess but it’s definitely a very optional accessory and so if you’re gonna go through all of that and spend extra money to have a stylus on your high-end Samsung phone. I feel like the obvious choice is to buy a note.
Where it slots in perfectly and neatly every time charges has the active experience has more features and of course, there will be a note 21 ultra. I guess it’s not an of course thing.
I’m predicting there will be a note 21 ultra that people wanting a stylish consider later this year. So, I don’t think the note’s going anywhere but that’s basically it for the new s21 ultra.
What do you think is this enough of a redemption. I mean you get the huge numbers again you get a lot of next-gen pieces. It seems to be going in the right direction there is of course the s21 and s21 plus launching alongside it on January 29th.
If you’re gonna spend the big bucks this is! what you’re gonna get and they’ve also launched smart tags and galaxy buds pro so Samsung‘s clearly popping off right at the beginning of the year.