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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos)
$1,297
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.8-inch Quad-HD+ screen
  • Camera 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP Main / 40 MP front
  • Memory 12/16GB RAM with 128/256/512 GB ROM
  • Platform Exynos 2100 / Android 11

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the “elephant in the room”, taunting a larger 6.8-inches Quad-Hd+ display with 1440 x 3200 pixels, HDR10+ and up to 120Hz refresh. The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass Vectus, and it has a dot notch as well, which houses a 40-megapixel selfie snapper.

As you would have guessed, two models of the S21 ultra are available as well, and this unit takes processing power from Samsun’s owned Exynos 2100 octa-core, clock of 2.9GHz, along with Mali-G78 MP14 GPU.  Storage options includes 12/16GB RAM with either 128/256/512GB built-in storage.

On the camera department, you are getting four modules at the back of which the primary sensor is a 108MP snapper, pegged with 10MP periscope lens, 10MP telephoto lens and a fourth 12MP ultrawide lens with a dedicated laser autofocus module.

Carting for the larger display is a 5000mAh battery with 25W wired and 15W wireless fast charging. You are also getting under-screen fingerprint scanner and support for both single and dual 5G SIM slots. The full specs of the Galaxy S21 Ultra Exynos model is detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
- CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Network Bands 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6 - For the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G model only
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight 227 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Vectus)
- Plastic back
- Aluminum frame
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Stylus support
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.7 inches, 107.8 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G78 MP14

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 12/16 GB
Card Slot No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Quadruple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 108 MP (2nd gen), f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
+ periscope telephoto: 10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm, 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
+ Telephoto: 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
+ Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
Video Resolution 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.7µm
Camera Features Dual video call
FaceID
Face beautification
Auto-HDR
Video Resolution 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the basement
Audio Jack Type No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4800 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 670 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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