Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon)

Released January 2021

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

Summary


Pros

  • Tele zoom performance on camera 
  • Rich colors in photos
  • Selfie images with good detail and nice color 
  • Overall audio playback  
  • Performance in audio recording particularly in loud environments such as concerts and shows
  • Display performance, especially when watching videos and web browsing 
  • Fast battery charging 

Cons

  • Missed focus on some action shots 
  • Battery autonomy 

Scores


117
camera
Overall Camera Score i
117
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
125
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
70
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
69
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
84
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
112
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
150
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
128
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Top score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Video i
159
40
Realme C21
Motion i
118
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
74
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
116
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
115
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
123
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

111
battery
Overall Battery Score i
111
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
108
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
115
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
111
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 0
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h46
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h28
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
3h17 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
133
selfie
Overall Selfie Score i
133
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 145

Sub-scores

Photo i
130
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 144
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
136
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 154

Specifications


165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm

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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