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All About The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S21 Ultra





Considering their rivals:

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 83% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 89% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- All of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 67% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 13% above the average (143 vs. 126.13).

- 89% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Zooming does stand out on this camera. The average lens millimeter is 97, while this has a 240mm lens.

- Fast charging is 40% slower than the average (25w vs. 42w).

- 89% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 35% slower than the average (15w vs. 23w).

- 72% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 13% heavier than the average (227g. vs. 200g./8.01oz. vs. 7.07oz).

- 89% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 89% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (128GB. vs. 164GB.).

- 50% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 44% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 17% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Cameras
    Battery Life
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    Glass Protection


  • Cons 
    MicroSD Slot
    Weight
    3.5mm Jack
    Price






  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $1199

    BestBuy: $899

    Walmart: $983

  • Performance 
    Year: 2021
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 2100
    Mali-G78 MP14
    Android 11
    Geekbench 5: 3176




  • Display 
    6.8" 1440x3200
    516 DPI
    Gorilla Glass V
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    120 hz
    Notch: Hole
    1023 Nits




  • Cameras 
    4 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    4320p (8k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 143

  • Main Camera 
    108 MP
    27 MP (2x zoom)
    f/1.8
    24mm
    Sensor size: 1/1.33
    Pixel size: 0.8

     
    Selfie 
    40 Mp f/2.2 26 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    10 Mp f/4.9 240mm
    5x Zoom

    10 Mp f/2.4 70mm
    10 Mp

    12 Mp f/2.2 13mm
    12 Mp


  • Body 
    165x75x8 mm
    6.50x2.96x0.32 in
    227g. / 8.01oz.
    Full Glass
    90% STBR
    Looks: 10/10
    Fingerp.: Display
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Phantom Black
    Phantom Silver
    Phantom Titanium
    Phantom Navy
    Phantom Brown




  • Battery 
    5000mAh
    Charging: 25w
    Wireless: 15w
    Reverse: 4.5w
    1T+1W+1V*: 85%
    1T+3W+1V*: 72%
    1T+1W+3V*: 74%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 12GB
    Storage: 128GB
    No MicroSD

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.2
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Mi 10
    #1$721
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #2$789
    iPhone X
    #3$799
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4$799
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #13$899
  • Global Score 
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #18.08
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #28.08
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #37.77
    Find X2 Pro
    #47.74
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #67.55
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #18.8
    X60 Pro
    #27.8
    9 Pro
    #37.7
    i.11 Pro MaxSD
    #47.7
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #87.3
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #49.8
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #69.8
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #26.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #36.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #46.9
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #76.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #1565
    Galaxy S20
    #2565
    Pixel 4 XL
    #3533
    9 Pro
    #4525
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #7516
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19.1
    P40 Pro
    #29
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #38.6
    Mi 10
    #48.5
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #108.4
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10
    #1108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #2108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #3108
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #4108
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #6108
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1240
    Find X2 Pro
    #2129
    P40 Pro
    #3125
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #4120
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #5120
  • Body 
    Galaxy S20
    #18.6
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #28.6
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #37.6
    Mate 30 Pro
    #47.3
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #136.5
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #293
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #393
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #493
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #990
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20
    #110
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #210
    Mate 30 Pro
    #310
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #410
    P40 Pro
    #510
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #1163
    Galaxy S20
    #2163
    iPhone X
    #3174
    X60 Pro
    #4179
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #21227
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone X
    #1143
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #2146
    Galaxy S20
    #3151
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4151
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #17165
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19
    9 Pro
    #28.3
    P40 Pro
    #37.8
    Mi 10
    #47.7
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #87.3
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #185
    Mi 10
    #284
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #384
    8 Pro
    #483
    Mate 30 Pro
    #583
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #172
    Mi 10
    #271
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #371
    P40 Pro
    #470
    Mate 30 Pro
    #569
  • Battery:Video* 
    Mi 10
    #174
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #274
    Mate 30 Pro
    #373
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #473
    i.11 Pro Max
    #573
  • Fast Charging. 
    9 Pro
    #165
    Find X2 Pro
    #265
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #345
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #445
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1325
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #150
    9 Pro
    #250
    Mi 10
    #330
    8 Pro
    #430
    Galaxy S21 U.
    15
  • Storage 
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #110
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #210
    8 Pro
    #38.5
    X60 Pro
    #48.5
    Galaxy S21 U.SD
    #166
  • Int. Storage 
    8 Pro
    #1256
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #2256
    X60 Pro
    #3256
    Find X2 Pro
    #4256
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #14128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #112
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #212
    Galaxy S20
    #312
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #412
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #712
  • Connectivity 
    Mi 10
    #15.1
    8 Pro
    #25.1
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #35.1
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #45.1
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #55.1


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    $899   8.08

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Pro
    Find X2 Pro
    $950   7.74

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $799   7.52

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $849   7.45

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro
    $969   7.4

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Galaxy S20 U.
    $809   7.38

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9 Pro
    9 Pro
    $919   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $799   7.27

    Compare
  • Vivo

    Vivo X60 Pro
    X60 Pro
    $900   7.22

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846   7.12

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $949   6.92

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    i.11 Pro Max
    $999   6.12

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $799   5.7

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $799   5.4

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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