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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

"The Galaxy S21 Ultra delivers a high-quality superzoom camera that truly works, supports Samsung's excellent S Pen, and sets the bar for smartphone features in 2021."
As posted by pcmag.com
Pros
  • Excellent photo quality at up to 10x zoom
  • Equipped for next-gen C-band and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity
  • Dynamic 6.8-inch AMOLED display and 120Hz
  • S Pen support
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent performance
Cons
  • No microSD card slot
  • Just 128GB of storage to start
  • No charger included

Overall Rating

89.8%
The overall rating was calculated based on 6553 customer and expert reviews from 30 review sites and 13 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 96.2%
    Design
  • 95.9%
    Performance
  • 94.3%
    Camera
  • 90.1%
    Battery
  • 88.0%
    Charging
  • 95.0%
    Display
  • 99.0%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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23
Good
7
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What experts are saying

The Galaxy S21 Ultra delivers a high-quality superzoom camera that truly works, supports Samsung's excellent S Pen, and sets the bar for smartphone features in 2021.

Pros
  • Beautiful design and solid build
  • Excellent photo quality at up to 10x zoom
  • Equipped for next-gen C-band and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity
Cons
  • Heavy

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best Android phone yet with dual zoom lenses, a stellar display and excellent battery life. The S Pen is just a bonus

Pros
  • Dynamic 6.8-inch AMOLED display
  • Dual telephoto lenses
  • S Pen support
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Pricey
  • No charger or microSD card
  • A bit bulky

This is Samsung’s new best smartphone and we’ve tested it thoroughly. With a 108MP camera and 100x zoom, this is the Android to get if you want lots of close-ups.

Pros
  • The best camera zoom
  • Mesmerizing design
  • S Pen support
Cons
  • Expensive at any level
  • No microSD card slot
  • Just 128GB of storage to start

More phone, less money

Pros
  • Excellent camera system
  • Beautiful screen with high refresh rate
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Ads in Samsung software
  • No expandable storage
  • Bixby

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G looks to improve in key areas that were questionable in the S20 while also bringing S Pen functionality from the Note line. We'll be spending many more hours with this new phone over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more.

Pros
  • Lovely design with matte finish back
  • 5G support for all bands
  • Advanced multiple cameras
  • S Pen support
  • Competive pricing
  • High end internal specifications
Cons
  • No MST support

There may be three new Galaxy S Series phones this year, but only one really fulfills the criteria we expect from the range, and that's the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Pros
  • Highly capable, versatile camera
  • Beautiful AMOLED screen
  • Elegant new design
  • Long battery life
  • Latest software from Google and Samsung
  • Price is down from last year
Cons
  • Shaky Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Intermittent charging problems
  • Top-heavy design affects balance
  • No MicroSD card slot

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is designed to represent the best of Samsung's expertise; spanning design, performance, camera and more. That all doesn't come cheap, though

Pros
  • Best camera phone to date
  • Excellent performance
  • Lighter than expected
  • Great battery life
  • Beautiful display
Cons
  • No charger may irk some
  • Loss of microSD slot
  • It's big
  • Price

Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra the most exciting Samsung ever? With high-end specs, a sleek design and huge battery it might just be.

Pros
  • Great screen thanks to WQHD+ and 120Hz
  • Much-improved design with an attractive finish
  • Far more versatile camera than the iPhone 12 Pro Max
Cons
  • Expensive, with many cheaper phones offering the same features
  • Big and heavy
  • No charger included

The price tag might still make you blink, but Samsung’s new flagship has one of the best cameras in a smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may not be the peak of Android performance this year, but it is perhaps the most well-rounded Android flagship with an unbeatable camera experience.

Pros
  • Excellent performance
  • Large and vivid 120Hz adaptive display
  • Versatile and impressive cameras
  • Reliable software updates
  • S Pen support
Cons
  • Slightly disappointing battery life
  • No charger in the box

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is full to the brim with features, but you might not like how much it costs

Pros
  • Astonishing cameras
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Noteworthy performance boost
Cons
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 is (almost) half the price
  • Lacks microSD expansion
  • No charger in the box

Samsung's 2021 super-flagship is a powerhouse, but is it worth the high price tag? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review.

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