The Mobile World Congress organizers annually present awards to celebrate the best solutions and products in the world of the mobile industry. This year, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was named the winner in the Best Smartphone category. Moreover, experts have come to the conclusion that Samsung has never created anything better.
The strengths of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are high performance, professional-grade camera, great display and stylish looks. It was also the first in the Galaxy S line to offer S Pen support. Among the best smartphones of 2021 are models such as Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, OnePlus 9 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
In general, the Galaxy S21 series did without breakthroughs, this is a calm development, but still the Ultra version received a number of interesting features. In addition to the already mentioned support for the electronic pen, it offered a camera with a record optical zoom and support for Wi-Fi 6e. The smartphone is “packed” with up-to-date technologies, but still the absence of a memory card slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, the controversial Exynos 2100 for a number of regions, a cut-down bundle and a high price do not allow us to say that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is an uncompromising flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G specifications
- 6.8-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 515 PPI, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz), up to 1500 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
- 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
- Android 11 with One UI 3.1
- 108MP rear camera with ISOCELL HM3 sensor, LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus sensor, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
- 40MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Water resistant (IP68)
- Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm; Weight: 228g
- 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
- 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 128GB – $1,199.99/ €1,249 / £1,149
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 256GB – $1249.99 / €1,299 / £1,149
- Samsung-Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16GB + 512GB – $1379.99 / €1,429 / £1,329
- S Pen – $39.99
- Silicon Case with S Pen – $69.99
- Smart Clear View Case with S Pen – $89.99
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was available since January 29th in several countries for the aforementioned prices, however, Samsung did not disclose the number of sales for this particular model.