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


115
camera
Overall Camera Score i
115
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
121
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
70
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
67
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
106
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
100
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

131
display
Overall Display Score i
131
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
151
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
128
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Top score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Video i
160
40
Realme C21
Motion i
118
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
75
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
114
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
118
audio
Overall Audio Score i
118
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
116
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
124
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

93
battery
Overall Battery Score i
93
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
88
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
109
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
80
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 17h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h51
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h33
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h57 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
135
selfie
Overall Selfie Score i
135
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 145

Sub-scores

Photo i
133
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 144
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
140
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 154

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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