The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra won the best smartphone award at this year’s Mobile World Congress. And rightly so: this flagship phone sports innovative hardware, software and design. The model received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a 6.8-inch dynamic display at 120 Hz, better camera and battery life. It basically has everything one could wish for in a smartphone.
Let’s explore some of the features that this awesome phone has to offer.
About The Galaxy S21 Range
The Galaxy S Series 2021 smartphone line includes the following models:
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- All these models are built on the 2.8GHz Snapdragon 888 octa-core chip and support 5G. However, apart from the processor, these phones differ in specifications, size and performance.
It should be taken into account that the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are quite similar, the screen and the battery size being the two main differences. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone has more powerful hardware upgrades that set it apart. For example, a 108-megapixel main camera, a 40-megapixel selfie camera, a 10x optical zoom, Wi-Fi 6E, UWB directional positioning and S pen support are just some of the few features that the new S21 Ultra has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: The Design
Being a 6.5-inch(H) x 2.98-inch(W) x 0.35-inch (D) phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is larger and narrower than the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.33-inch X 3.07-inch x 0.29-inch respectively). The new Galaxy S21 Ultra is also heavier than its predecessor, the Galaxy S20 Ultra. But the most exciting upgrade should be the more advanced and better positioned camera. True, the bump around the main (rear) camera is quite voluminous, but we note that this does not affect the overall aesthetics much. S21 Ultra color options include Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, as well as limited edition finishes in Titanium, Brown and Navy. All color options are currently available on the official Samsung website.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Screen
The screen is 6.8 inches measured diagonally and offers excellent definition of brightness and contrast. Like last year’s model, this smartphone has a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus surface, which is hard and scratch-resistant. In addition, the S21 Ultra has a wide QHD resolution and a variable refresh rate, ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz.
In addition, the display supports the S-Pen with which you can draw, take notes, edit images or sign documents. However, the Samsung S21 Ultra does not come with the stylus included in the box and does not have a built-in slot for it, unlike the Galaxy Note models. So if you want to use the stylus with your mobile phone, you need to buy it separately.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Camera
The S21 Ultra takes excellent photos, thanks to the four lenses on the back. These are wide, ultra-wide, plus two telephoto lenses with a laser autofocus module.
The main camera has a new 108-megapixel sensor, which allows better autofocus. In addition, the dual telephoto lens has two lenses with 3x and 10x magnification options, for optimal image quality and stability. For example, at a 30x setting, a zoom guide appears, while the two paired cameras make it easier to zoom in 100x. In addition, the images look great even in low light and allow you to take 12-bit raw color photos.
Samsung has added a video feature called Directors View that allows you to thumbnail video streams from all cameras. you will also find a vlogger setup to record yourself with the selfie camera and show what you see with the other rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Performance
As we mentioned above, this flagship phone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chip. Qualcomm predominates in high-end Android smartphones in the United States. This processor is essential to support the four-lens camera and 5G capabilities. It allows smooth transitions between cameras, especially if all four cameras are running simultaneously. This means that you will not notice the gear change or experience any lag. In 5G, the built-in Qualcomm X60 modem monitors power consumption and extends battery life. In addition, the Snapdragon 888 allows a power increase of 20% of the processor and 30% of the GPU.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Battery
The model has a 5,000 Ah battery that lasts about 11 hours depending on use. The Galaxy S21 Ultra supports 25W wired powered and 15W wireless powered. However, you will not find the wall charger in the box when you buy a new Galaxy S series phone. Only the cable is included. According to the brand, today everyone has spare USB chargers and can use them with their Ultras S21.
Resale Value of the used Samsung Galaxy S21
Are you already bored with your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone? Don’t worry, at Gadget Salvation we will buy it together with other brands of smartphones, laptops and gadgets that you may have. In general, the selling value of a used Samsung Galaxy phone depends on the exact model, configuration, functional and aesthetic condition. But to give you an idea, here are some examples:
The used Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 128 GB in perfect condition can make a maximum offer.*
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB gets in cash in your pocket.*
Our purchase database is not limited to the Samsung brand only. If you are looking to sell your smartphone for money, our live chat agents will be happy to help you with the estimate.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 2021 is truly the best in its class. The awesome AI-powered camera takes excellent photos and videos and can reach a 100x zoom! What’s more, it can replace your DSLR camera for outdoor panoramic striking. And the Snapdragon 888 processor makes the Galaxy S21 Ultra the most powerful Android phone to date. Now we just have to wait and see what the long-awaited iPhone 13 has to offer.