Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review

25 January 2021


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I bought Samsung ultra s21 4 days ago and since day 1 its restarting on its own randomly, stucks at android recovery - cause of recovery unknown plus forces you to reset your phone and doesn't starts until you reset and lose all your dataπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘ tried every hack troubleshooting everything nothing worked... Need help.... Anyone???

  • John

"The Always On Display also works at 60Hz - we expected this to be the place where we'd see the promised 10Hz. Well, it is not. This could be a potential burn-in-related setting, though, which mandates refreshing those pixels every now and then."

Why would I want 120Hz from AOD? It's only there to display notifications. I don't even slightly care about having "smoother" scrolling. I care a lot more about the content inside the app itself. HRR screens only pay dividends in gaming, that's it! You can't change that fact.

  • Ketchup

Bob, 05 Jul 2021I'd be interested to see if they do the same thing tha... moreWow

  • Jason

No SD card slot, no money from me. I have the note ultra and I love the pen. I can't see me getting another phone without it...if I ever do get another one...which I won't for a solid 6+ years. It has all I want.

  • Mike

I'm not a computer or technical savvy person, nor do I spell great. I've had my new galaxy phone for a few days there's a lot of great stuff so far. I'm am overwhelmed with driving fright to a big store chain so I drive. 4 different states maybe 5 in one week. Lots of mountain to take video and pictures and such. I needed a reliable phone πŸ“±πŸ˜©so here I go with the best phone and carrier Verizon with limited phone calls being lost. I remember my first phone was a flip phone πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. Today I have a what the heck in one phone

  • Bob

Zollyzo, 09 Jun 2021Same here. They lost that right with a device without expan... moreI'd be interested to see if they do the same thing that happened with the S6-S7
Take away the SD Card slot and use the new design language as an excuse to fob off anyone that wanted it.
Then next years model will add it back in as a brand new extra feature lol!

Hell dweller., 29 Jun 2021Wife lost the sim tray ejector tool/pin. I used a paper cli... moreDo the phone not come with warranty?

Anonymous, 30 Jun 2021Am I reading this correctly? Are you implying it's you... moreSome people just refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. I feel bad for his wife that has to put up with him. Must be a constant nightmare.

  • Anonymous

Hell dweller., 29 Jun 2021Wife lost the sim tray ejector tool/pin. I used a paper cli... moreAm I reading this correctly? Are you implying it's your wife's fault? Your mistake was pushing a pin in the wrong hole, which would have happened even if your wife didn't lose the original pin. Take accountability instead of blaming everyone but you.

  • Hell dweller.

Wife lost the sim tray ejector tool/pin. I used a paper clip instead and inserted it into the microphone hole right next to the sim tray which looks exactly like to hole on the sim tray. The mic is dead. Completely ruined the brand new $1500 phone, not to mention the hell I will have to go thru with her.
Thanks, Samsung for making the holes so they could be mistaken for one another, because people don't make mistakes and make a living out of starring at frame holes made in factories on random phones.

  • Anonymous

Nice.one I like it

Lin, 21 Jun 2021Is there a pen in s21?SPEN is compatible in Samsung S21 Ultra only but not have space for putting it in, you can use it separately.

  • Lin

Is there a pen in s21?

  • Chencho dorji

I want to buy this phone....

  • N471v3

People complaining about the missing SD Card Slot never tried to incrementally sync an android phone with a computer... (Meaning: Plugging in to a computer and automatically detecting only new photos, syncing it to a library, and leaving the user the option to keep or remove on phone)
It is almost impossible over cable, and if you achieve to do it, it get's even more a cramp if you have 2 storage locations (sd card and internal): I always find myself to have a full storage, fighting for some free internal storage to keep the phone working ... it. is. a. horror.

Again, people complaining about the missing sdcard, never exceeded the limit of their storage. :)

  • N471v3

People complaining about the missing SD Card Slot never tried to incrementally sync an android phone with a computer... (Meaning: Plugging in to a computer and automatically detecting only new photos, syncing it to a library, and leaving the user the option to keep or remove on phone)
It is almost impossible over cable, and if you achieve to do it, it get's even more a cramp if you have 2 storage locations (sd card and internal): I always find myself to have a full storage, fighting for some free internal storage to keep the phone working ... it. is. a. horror.

Again, people complaining about the missing sdcard, never exceeded the limit of their storage. :)

i wish they actually would stop using the 108mp sensor, in exchange for a much more usable 50mp sensor, however, since numbers can fool people, they'll keep increasing to numbers up to 1 gigapixel with some 100-in-1 pixel binning for 10mp image.

it's honestly pathetic that samsung keeps wanting to push the megapixel race, in exchange for only 12mp. (apple started this in 2015 with their 6s having 12mp, then after 2015, samsung copied apple with 12mp sensors up until to sony making a quad-bayer sensor for 12mp output, then samsung scammed people with 108mp number that only outputs 12mp. )

i don't get it.
make a real 33mp or 40mp rgb bayer sensor with a big size for 8k recording, and a software with an option to output 20 or 25mp by downscaling the 33/40mp image to that resolution instead.

it had me expecting a lot on quad-bayers,
so far the best quad-bayer/terapixel rn is the samsung isocell hmx, even though the 108mp number is a gimmick, it still gives me a lot of hope because it outputs 27mp which is quite a lot, and better than the "industry standard" 12mp.

  • Zollyzo

Nelson, 04 Jun 2021I'm amazed as nobody seems to be concerned with the re... moreSame here. They lost that right with a device without expandable storage. I wonder what they were thinking. It's my number reason why I am not a fun of iPhone.

  • Nelson

I'm amazed as nobody seems to be concerned with the removal of the Micro SD. To me it's a matter of freedom and choices, I have been a long Samsung customer but they lost right there....

  • sa

AnonD-961600, 09 Feb 2021Absolutely agree. I THINK the S21 line up is awesome