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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Announced: January 2021.OS: Android 11 → 12. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $1460 after the release dropped by 36% and now the average price is $929. Starting price of 90 345 ₽ after the release dropped by 36% and now the average price is 57 487 ₽. Starting price of 53 874 ₴ after the release dropped by 36% and now the average price is 34 280 ₴.
Status: Almost gone.
  • Screen 6.8" Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Rear сamera 108 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 40 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Exynos 2100
  • Memory 12/16 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256/512 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
  • WaterProof
  • Stylus
All characteristics

Short description Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 4 modules (108 MP Wide, 10 MP Periscope telephoto, 10 MP Telephoto, 12 MP UltraWide), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there), dust and water protection and supports stylus.

Versions: SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

In the short description of the new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G we point out the key characteristics for each smartphone. Firstly, it is an actuality in the market. This model was announced by the company Samsung in January 2021. Secondly, this concept of adequacy in the market at the moment. We determine this according to the software version on which the smartphone is running and updating. So, “out of the box” Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G works on Android 11 and has not received until now no updates to the more recent version of the software. In this case, we advise you to avoid buying models that do not receive software updates. Look at the others smartphones of 2021.

Of the features that not all Android smartphones have today, we separately single out support for two SIM cards and the ability to work in 5G networks with a maximum speed of 100 Mb/s. So Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is a dual-smartphone, so you can combine in one device just two phones. This, of course, is convenient and makes you look more closely at this model. In addition, this model works in the fifth generation networks (5G), and this means that the speed of mobile Internet will be as high as home Wi-Fi (maximum 100 Mb/s). And there is another plus — the smartphone’s battery will be slower to use up the charge and your phone will work longer until the next charge. We have collected all smartphones with support for 5G networks on a specific page in the catalog, so that it is more convenient for you to choose and search for a new smartphone.

Screen, body and battery

Good big 6.8-inch screen, made by technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X with screen refresh rate 120 Hz (see all smartphones with screens 120 Hz in the catalog) installed in the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

The larger the screen, the larger the case. But in addition to the width and height of the hull, its thickness is important. At Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G the thickness of the case is 8.9 mm, which turns out to be very thick. Today, there are many smartphones with a slim body. In addition, the screen area in relation to the body area affects the positive feeling of the phone in the hands. This model has a screen area of more than 90% of the body area (in the catalog we have collected all frameless smartphones). And one more thing, the screen area is increased thanks to the upper cutout above it, while the body area remains unchanged. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G received a cutout in the form of a small hole at the top of the screen for a selfie camera and multiple sensors. Check out detailed photos of this smartphone for a better understanding of how it looks in real life.

The battery and the operating time also depend on the screen size. At Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G installed battery for 5 000 mAh, which is very, very good, this battery will last for a long time.

Of the features of the case and form factor, it is worth noting protection against ingress of water and dust inside the body and, built-in case, stylus. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

The smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has two cameras: main camera (108 MP Wide + 10 MP Periscope telephoto + 10 MP Telephoto + 12 MP UltraWide) and front-camera (40 MP Wide). If you look at the quality of the photo of the main camera, then these are very good photos with high quality and detail. Look at the example of photos and videos taken on this smartphone.

In addition, the main camera has a feature, namely additional modules. It is better to judge about the advantages and disadvantages of several lenses in one smartphone, as well as about the possibilities of software image enhancement, by real photos and videos taken with such a camera. Therefore, be sure to look at all the photos of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G on this page in order to draw your conclusion on whether this is a good camera or not.

In this smartphone, the front camera is located as usual at the top of the screen, like in 99.9% of other models. We have collected smartphones with pop-up front camera in the catalog that may seem much more interesting to you. In these models, there are practically no frames around the screen, because the front camera is located inside the case and does not take up space above the screen. The selfie camera only pops up when you activate the front camera mode. Take a photo or video, exit the Camera application. And after that, the socket with the front camera drives into the body. Real engineering magic!

Processor and Internal Memory

A smartphone without a processor will not work. And the better the processor, the faster the smartphone works. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is available in two versions with different processors: the first — 8-core Exynos 2100, and the second — 8-core Snapdragon 888. The amount of RAM in it is 12 GB or 16 GB, depending on which option you choose.

But, more importantly, it′s the amount of built-in memory for storing your information (photo, video, music, etc.). Here you will receive 128/256/512 GB. This is again different versions of your choice. The more memory, the more expensive the version of the smartphone. If you want to buy this smartphone, then we recommend taking the maximum option for the amount of internal memory, because this model does not support memory cards.

Price for Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: buy or not to buy?

So we told about flagship powerful smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with a huge screen, chic main camera and very good selfie camera, and still there is a super-capacious battery.

All these characteristics in 2021 may be good, but the time goes by and the smartphone will somehow become obsolete in half a year of the beginning of sales. And by the way, to sell it start in January 2021 at a price of $1460. This is the official price from the manufacturer without taxes and fees, so it can differ in each country, and not only for different sellers.

Before you buy Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, be sure to check out all the photos and video reviews on it, or better still go to the offline store (electronics supermarket) and twist it in your hand. And already then, based on the emotions received from the smartphone, make the decision to buy.

And if Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is not already sold, when you are reading this text, then do not be upset. We advise you to always visit the page DROID smartphones, where we collect only the most current models on new versions of Android OS.

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21 December 2021
Full list of smartphones that will receive the update to Android 12 - December 2021
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Throughout the fall, each manufacturer published their lists of smartphones and the schedule for the update to Android 12. We have compiled a single list of devices that have already begun to receive the new interface firmware based on Android 12. You are looking for your smartphone in this list.

14 January 2021
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Three flagship smartphones Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 are presented. They received support for 5G networks, the best display, the most advanced processor, the best camera among Galaxy smartphones, Android 11 with the new One UI 3.0 shell. The Ultra version supports the new and improved S Pen Pro stylus. New smartphones are already available for pre-order with gifts. In this news, we are talking about the prices of all variants of smartphones.

11 January 2021
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For pre-ordering any new smartphone, you can get a gift of Samsung Buds headphones or SmartTag Bluetooth tracker. Official promo photos have leaked: the Ultra version will be in black, the Plus version and the regular one will receive a purple body with a gold island for the main camera. The announcement date is January 14.

28 December 2020
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The most interesting part of this news is that smartphones will not come with a charging power supply and headphones. The exact prices in Europe for these 5G smartphones are also known. So the Galaxy S21 (with 128GB of internal storage) will sell for €849, the Galaxy S21 Plus (also a 128GB version) will receive a price tag of €1,049 in stores. The 256 GB versions for these smartphones will cost €50 more. For the Galaxy S21 Ultra, pricing will start at €1,349 for the 128GB version and €1,399 for the 256GB version. But the top price will be €1,529 for the 512 GB version.And we are waiting for the official announcement in mid-January.

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