Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review

25 January 2021


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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

Sham93, 22 Apr 2021Hi All..need some help with all awesome techies here. Im... moreSM-G998B is the Exynos variant. SM-G9980 is the Snapdragon variant. In the SM-G9980 there are three different firmware options. Hong Kong CSC - TGY, Taiwan CSC - BRI and China - CSC - CHC. The South Korean variant SM-G998N used to have a Snapdragon SoC but it's now the Exynos variant. Of the three Asian Snapdragon variants your best option is the Hong Kong device, it has no carrier bloatware and is the closest to a pure android experience. The Taiwan device has issues with 5G and the China device has restrictions on Google, Facebook, Snapchat among others The Hong Kong 512 GB device is just about sold out and only available from a handful of retailers in Hong Kong. They have the TGY Hong Kong firmware but they've actualky manufactured in Vietnam. IMHO it's Samsung's best smartphone.

Anonymous, 27 May 2021Actually not having charger and usb cable somehow doesn... moreIt didn't bother me at all a new Samsung 25w charger is only cheap here & I didn't need it anyways I have quite a collection nowdays

  • Anonymous

CapG, 26 May 2021I like Samsung phones but not having a charger or earphones... moreActually not having charger and usb cable somehow doesn't really much bother me, because the cheaper cable and charger are everywhere, also with the higher build quality like nylon cable or flat thin cable, less tangled less damage

The most important is now you can resale the phone with unit only higher than before

  • CapG

I like Samsung phones but not having a charger or earphones in the box is enough to make me change my mind this time. It's like buying car without seats.
I'll buy a Xaiomi Mi 11 Ultra or Oppo Find X3 Pro instead.

  • Sussieim

Im still waiting for my phone how long should i wait im tired of waiting cause i don't know whether is real its already 2moths

  • Softrays007

I take two or more pictures then warning sign show on my screen, your phone temperature is high please turn off your camera.
Now I think better phone is Nokia 3310 then Samsung s21 ultra 5G.

kookie, 07 May 2021You probably have a faulty device. Mine charges perfectly f... moreHow warm does it get where you live? Everyone in India where I live experience longer charging times in summer.

  • Mrik

Sud, 26 Mar 2021Would I be better off getting s20 ultra over the S21? yes

farhanay999, 09 May 2021Dear Users, Please let me know that which Model Number h... moreSM-G998U (USA)
SM-G998U1 (USA unlocked)
SM-G998W (Canada)
SM-G9980 (China)

All are Snapdragon variants

Dear Users,

Please let me know that which Model Number has Snap Dragon 888 chipset?

Regards
Farhan

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Apr 2021S21 Ultra is one of the best devices this year. I have been... moreAs for ads Samsung does exactly the same but I've got zero ads on my Xiaomi UK version