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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.

- 72% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

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

- 89% 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 39% above the average (143 vs. 102.65).

- All of its adversaries have telephoto lenses.

- Zooming does stand out on this camera. The average lens millimeter is 91, while this has a 240mm lens.

- Fast charging is 46% slower than the average (25w vs. 46w).

- 78% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 46% slower than the average (15w vs. 28w).

- 61% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 12% heavier than the average (227g. vs. 203g./8.01oz. vs. 7.16oz).

- 83% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 78% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (128GB. vs. 199GB.).

- 44% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 28% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 33% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 6% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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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: $999

    Walmart: $1035

  • 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 
    P40 Pro
    #1$809
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #2$846
    Mate 30 Pro
    #3$849
    Find X2 Neo
    #4$890
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #15$999
  • Global Score 
    Mi 11 Ultra
    #18.41
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #28.08
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #38.08
    Find X3 Pro
    #47.93
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #107.55
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #18.8
    Mate 40 Pro
    #28.2
    X60 Pro Plus
    #38.2
    X60 Pro
    #47.8
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #117.3
  • Display 
    9 Pro
    #19.8
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #29.8
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #39.8
    Find X2 Pro
    #49.8
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #79.8
  • Display Size 
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #16.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #26.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #36.9
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #46.8
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #56.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    9 Pro
    #2525
    Find X3 Pro
    #3525
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #4523
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #6516
  • Cameras 
    Mi 11 Ultra
    #19.8
    Mate 40 Pro
    #29.2
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #39.1
    P40 Pro
    #49
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #118.4
  • Camera MP 
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #1108
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #2108
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #3108
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #4108
    P40 Pro
    #550
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1240
    Find X2 Pro
    #2129
    P40 Pro
    #3125
    Mate 40 Pro
    #4125
    X60 Pro Plus
    #5125
  • Body 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.6
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.6
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #37.6
    Find X3 Pro
    #47.4
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #146.5
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #293
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #393
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #493
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1290
  • Looks 
    P40 Pro
    #110
    Mate 30 Pro
    #210
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #310
    Find X2 Pro
    #410
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #610
  • Weight (g) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #1171
    X60 Pro
    #2179
    Xperia 1 II
    #3181
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #4188
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #19227
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #1146
    P40 Pro
    #2158
    Mate 30 Pro
    #3158
    X60 Pro
    #4158
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #20165
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19
    Mate 40 Pro
    #28.6
    Mi 11 Ultra
    #38.4
    9 Pro
    #48.3
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #107.3
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #185
    Find X3 Pro
    #285
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #384
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #484
    P40 Pro
    #583
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #172
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #271
    Find X3 Pro
    #371
    P40 Pro
    #470
    Mate 30 Pro
    #569
  • Battery:Video* 
    Find X3 Pro
    #176
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #274
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #374
    Mate 30 Pro
    #473
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #573
  • Fast Charging. 
    Mi 11 Ultra
    #167
    Mate 40 Pro
    #266
    9 Pro
    #365
    Find X2 Pro
    #465
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1625
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11 Ultra
    #167
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #250
    9 Pro
    #350
    Mate 40 Pro
    #450
    Galaxy S21 U.
    15
  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #210
    Xperia 1 II
    #310
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    #410
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #176
  • Int. Storage 
    Find X2 Neo
    #1256
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #2256
    X60 Pro
    #3256
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #4256
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #17128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #112
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #212
    X60 Pro
    #312
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #412
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #912
  • Connectivity 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    P40 Pro
    #25.1
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #35.1
    Find X2 Neo
    #45.1
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #95.1


 Rivals 
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
    Mi 11 Ultra
    $1079   8.41

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    $949   8.08

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Pro
    Find X3 Pro
    $1149   7.93

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $949   7.76

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Pro
    Find X2 Pro
    $950   7.74

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 40 Pro
    Mate 40 Pro
    $1065   7.71

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $899   7.65

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $849   7.45

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro
    $999   7.4

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9 Pro
    9 Pro
    $919   7.37

    Compare
  • Vivo

    Vivo X60 Pro
    X60 Pro
    $900   7.22

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846   7.12

    Compare
  • Vivo

    Vivo X60 Pro Plus
    X60 Pro Plus
    $1177   7.03

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $809   6.92

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $890   6.49

    Compare
  • Apple

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

    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.

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*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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