Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos)

Released January 2021

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos)

Summary


Pros

  • Quality of photos & videos in all conditions
  • Good detail in selfie stills and videos in bright to moderate light
  • Brightness level of the screen, making it readable in indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Well-adapted screen brightness and faithful colors when watching HDR10 videos
  • Overall audio playback experience
  • Performance in audio recording, particularly in loud environments such as concerts and shows

Cons

  • Main camera performance when compared with competitors in the same segment
  • Unnatural zoom images
  • Artifacts in videos
  • Noticeable noise selfie photos and videos
  • Limited screen performance under very bright outdoor conditions
  • Inaccuracies in touch performance, affecting video gaming experience
  • Below average autonomy in this segment, providing less than two days (41+ hours) of average use

Scores


121
camera
Overall Camera Score i
121
76
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 146
Photo i
128
81
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 153
Zoom i
76
23
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
BEST 107
Video i
98
67
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 119
91
display
Overall Display Score i
91
43
Realme C21
BEST 99
Readability i
74
33
Realme C21
BEST 76
Color i
82
60
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 91
Top score
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Video i
90
27
Crosscall Action-X5
Motion i
77
58
Realme C21
BEST 87
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
55
43
Realme C21
BEST 85
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
78
57
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 86
70
audio
Overall Audio Score i
70
41
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Playback i
70
33
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Recording i
71
39
Black Shark 2 Pro
BEST 86
57
battery
Overall Battery Score i
57
45
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 96
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G
Autonomy i
48
31
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 98
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
74
50
Wiko Power U20
BEST 121
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
53
35
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 102
Charging Time
1 days 17h
Battery Life
Charging Time
0h51
0-80% Charging Time
Charging Time
1h33
Full Charging Time
100
selfie
Overall Selfie Score i
100
22
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 106
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Photo i
105
10
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 112
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
93
29
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 96
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro

Specifications


151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Long Tele, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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