Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the Best Android Phone of 2021
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has won the best smartphone award at Mobile World Congress this year. And rightfully so: this flagship phone sports innovative hardware, software, and design. The model got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, dynamic 6.8-inch 120Hz display, better camera, and battery life. It basically has everything one can want in a smartphone.
Let’s explore some of the features this awesome phone has to offer.
About The Galaxy S21 Line
The 2021’s Galaxy S series smartphone lineup includes the following models:
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
All these models are built on the octa-core 2.8GHz Snapdragon 888 chip and have 5G support. However, aside from the processor, these phones differ in specifications, size, and performance.
We should note that the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are pretty similar, with the screen and battery size being the two key differences. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone has more powerful hardware upgrades that make it stand out. For example, a 108-megapixel main camera, a 40-megapixel selfie camera, a 10x optical zoom camera, Wi-Fi 6E, UWB directional positioning, and S Pen support are only some of the few features the new S21 Ultra has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Design
Being a 6.5in(H) x 2.98in(W) x 0.35in(D) phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is taller and narrower than the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.33in x 3.07in x 0.29in respectively). The new Galaxy S21 Ultra is also heavier than its predecessor, Galaxy S20 Ultra. But the most exciting upgrade must be the more advanced and better-positioned camera. Granted, the bump around the main camera (rear) is quite bulky, but we find it does not affect the overall aesthetics much. S21 Ultra color options include Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, plus the limited-edition finishes in Titanium, Brown, and Navy. All color options are currently available on the official Samsung website.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Display
The display is 6.8-inch measured diagonally, and it offers an outstanding brightness level and contrast definition. Like the last year’s model, this smartphone features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus surface, which is tough and scratch-resistant. Moreover, the S21 Ultra has a wide QHD resolution and a variable refresh rate, ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz.
What’s more, the display supports the S-Pen allowing you to draw, take notes, edit pictures or sign documents. However, the Samsung S21 Ultra doesn’t come with the stylus included in the box and doesn’t have a built-in slot for it, unlike the Galaxy Note models. So if you want to use the stylus with your cell phone, you would have to purchase it separately.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Camera
The S21 Ultra takes excellent pictures, thanks to the four lenses on the back. These are wide, ultrawide, plus two telephoto cameras with a laser autofocus module.
The main camera has a new 108-megapixel sensor, allowing better autofocus. In addition, the dual-telephoto camera features two lenses with 3x and 10x magnification options, bringing the best image quality and stability. For example, at a 30x setting, a zoom guide appears, while the two cameras paired help zooming in at 100x easier. What’s more, images look great even in low light conditions, and you can take raw 12-bit color photos.
Samsung added a video feature called Directors View that allows you to have a thumbnail view of the video feeds coming from all the cameras. Also, you’ll 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 US. This processor is essential to support the four-lens camera and 5G capabilities. It allows smooth transitions between cameras, especially if all four cameras run simultaneously. That means you won’t notice the switching or experience any delay. While on 5G, the Qualcomm’s x60 built-in modem monitors power usage and extends battery life. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 888 enables a 20% CPU and 30% GPU power increase.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Battery
The model has a 5,000 Ah battery that can last for about 11 hours, depending on the usage. The Galaxy S21 Ultra supports 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. However, you won’t 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, everyone has spare USB chargers nowadays and can use them with their S21 Ultras.
Preowned Samsung Galaxy S21 Resale Value
Bored with your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone already? Not to worry, we at Gadget Salvation will buy it, along with other smartphone brands, laptops, and gadgets you might have. Generally, the resale value of a used Samsung Galaxy phone depends on the exact model, configuration, functional and cosmetic condition. But to give you an idea, here are few examples:
- Used Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 128GB in flawless condition can yield a $451 maximum offer.*
- Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB gets up to $326 money in your pocket.*
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The 2021 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is truly the best in class. Its incredible AI-powered camera takes excellent photos and videos and can achieve a 100x zoom! Furthermore, it can replace your DSLR camera for panoramic outdoor shoots. 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’s the eagerly anticipated iPhone 13 has to offer.