Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands-on: noteworthy updates

14 ian. 2021
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Samsung just unveiled their top of the line, all specs included, brand new Galaxy S21 Ultra at Unpacked 2021. The S21 Ultra features the Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and a 6.8-inch 3200x1440 display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. On the back, Samsung’s quad-camera system features significant upgrades from last year's Galaxy S20 Ultra in a much improved design. Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will begin today, January 14th with a starting price of $1,199.
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  • What do you think about Samsung adding S Pen support to the S21 Ultra?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum lună
    • I have the Note 10+ and not having the spen was the only thing holding me back from going to the s21 ultra.

      Mariany LeonMariany LeonAcum 29 Zile
    • How do I charge the S pen in S21 Ultra?

      Corey WongCorey WongAcum lună
    • @aakabli86 enjoy! 🥳🥳🥳🍾💥💥

      Starr VersaceStarr VersaceAcum lună
    • @Starr Versace All in all, I think the phone is greate. I prefer the S over the note because of the larger battery, and all other features are greate, the only thing that can screw all this up, if the exynos performs below Snapdragon

      aakabli86aakabli86Acum lună
    • The question what do you think about all the "take aways" 🙄😒🥴

      Starr VersaceStarr VersaceAcum lună
  • Future gagiets , travel dvd player cool

    Tiana RobergeTiana RobergeAcum o Zi
  • I want to make animation movie 🍿🎥 of my owen disney walt disney animated mission picture 🖼️

    Tiana RobergeTiana RobergeAcum o Zi
  • I want a stilis pen for my ios blue modern apple phone

    Tiana RobergeTiana RobergeAcum o Zi
  • The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsungs shop. Thats almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.

    Ben DoverBen DoverAcum 12 Zile
  • You guys lucky as you guys getting snapdragon version 😟

    DJI Drone TravelDJI Drone TravelAcum 20 Zile
  • I'm wondering how the battery life is doing for you guys that have had the phone for a couple of weeks? I've read that the battery is quite bad for some but it gets better by time.

    Chrimar85Chrimar85Acum 23 Zile
  • This guy pretending to have an actual Galaxy S21 ultra to review

    Cousin ChrisCousin ChrisAcum lună
  • How do I charge the S pen in S21 Ultra?

    Corey WongCorey WongAcum lună
  • Can someone tell me if the S21 Ultra is capable of recording HDR video in 4K 60 fps? With the previous S20 series you had to choose between HDR or 60 fps when recording 4K video. Hopefully the S21 Ultra can do both at the same time.

    Someone ElseSomeone ElseAcum lună
  • That gently curved display you know and love.... no, please kill it already, makes it impossible to protect properly

    Eileen the CrowEileen the CrowAcum lună
  • I wonder how steady the S pen sits in the case storage compartment

    yungdadiyungdadiAcum lună
  • If only it was equipped with A14 😞I would have bought it without a thought

    Dani BLDani BLAcum lună
  • Theres no SD card holder anymore on the S models so that right there is a deal breaker for me😕

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyAcum lună
  • Already preorderd, so far every review I've watched, read has given it nothing but praise. The model I've ordered is the s21 ultra 512gb with 16GB RAM. looking forward to it

    RJWaringRJWaringAcum lună
    • I'm just gonna stick with note 10

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyAcum lună
  • "Noteworthy updates". I see what you did there...

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiAcum lună
  • ti name

    Ciara RiegoCiara RiegoAcum lună
  • Samsung s21 ultra 4kHDR 12bit vedeo faillg

    anowarhossainpatwary anowarhossainpatwaryanowarhossainpatwary anowarhossainpatwaryAcum lună

    Touma KoushikTouma KoushikAcum lună
  • I don't see the common downsides as downsides because I have unlimited cloud storage from my organization, wireless chargers, and wireless earbuds already. Not bragging, but the point is you gotta be quite privileged to deal with all the limitations of these new S lines. But then again, these S lines are probably made for the privileged and not for everybody.

    Purilarp DaoaroonkietPurilarp DaoaroonkietAcum lună
  • This is the ugliest Galaxy I've ever seen

    DeAngelo GrayDeAngelo GrayAcum lună
    • Digging the new look Chaim

      pida siouypida siouyAcum lună
  • Dieter should review all phones, laptops & tablets. Becca should review all sound, photo & video products.

    themasudithemasudiAcum lună
  • I'll be waiting for a summer sale. Unlike apple which really never goes on sale.

    ippothedestroyer1ippothedestroyer1Acum lună
  • Microsd??

    95-96 Bulls on 2K95-96 Bulls on 2KAcum lună
  • The trap beat is dope.

    Rafael AlvesRafael AlvesAcum lună
  • The soundtrack is dope 🔥🔥👌

    Lascome kassiLascome kassiAcum lună
  • This is a new turn for Samsung for sure 🧐

    Meghana KankaraMeghana KankaraAcum lună
  • Battery life is why I always end going with the ultra.

    Aiden WAiden WAcum lună
  • It's also $200 less than the S20 ultra at launch

    Ahren ScholzAhren ScholzAcum lună
  • I really like this guy's positivity. He gives off really chill and up-beat vibes

    AndrewAndrewAcum lună
  • I'm just gonna stick with note 10

    Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
  • Love this guy's style. Looking sharp

    Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
  • The removal of Samsung Pay MST is a deal-breaker for me. With this phone, I will have to start carrying a Credit Card with me something I haven't done in years. Maybe ill upgrade to S20 Ultra. I'm not ready to lose my MST function. Damn

    DaBrother JOHNSONDaBrother JOHNSONAcum lună
    • S-PENsive

      dolita windodolita windoAcum lună
  • dude blinks so much it scares me

    aaronstone360aaronstone360Acum lună
  • My galaxy s10 plus still working. I'll wait till S22 that have no curve edge and 4k screen.

    J MengJ MengAcum lună
  • But when you send video messages will it still cut down the quality and be blurry 😩that’s the real question

    Gang GangGang GangAcum lună
  • Digging the new look Chaim

    Izzy OsmanIzzy OsmanAcum lună
  • Schnoze

    XpertoXpertoAcum lună
  • My S10+ came with CHARGER & CABLE, BIXBY button(map apps), akg headphones, headphone jack, sd slot, and software updates. Get a high-quality camera. This is a waste of money during a pandemic.

    Jesse023Jesse023Acum lună
  • no compromises on the s21 ultra....except there's no expandable memory slot....but other than that, no compromises....oh, and no headphone jack....but other than that, no compromises...oh, and you have to also buy a charger even though you just dropped all that money on the phone because the device doesn't come with the product to charge it...

    DeVDeVAcum lună
  • Another year same product to fool innocent people and to steal their hard earned money.

    Saurabh Savyasachi ChaturvediSaurabh Savyasachi ChaturvediAcum lună
  • Great & valuable review.Thanks.

    Rex LuminusRex LuminusAcum lună
  • NO Micro SD CARD.. a DEAL-BREAKER.. I'll keep my Note 9..

    StakeouttooStakeouttooAcum lună
  • Some horror movies sounds in the background audio... cut that out.

    Simon czesakSimon czesakAcum lună
  • Actually 4 others on the back beside the 108/12 mp main sensor. You forgot the ultra wide does good macro. Same sensor as the note 10 on the ultra wide.

    Deadly AllianceDeadly AllianceAcum lună
  • They made such a beautiful design update with the Note 10. Why did they go back to this boring design....

    PrithuPrithuAcum lună
  • To all the people complaining about no expandable storage or headphone jack, I was disappointed when they did it with the S6 but that was when we hardly had 32GB of storage.. now they have changed the game with 256 and even 512GB of storage.. and the no headphone jack is not an issue for me either considering I moved away from wired headphones a long time ago and now am using Bluetooth headphones.. overall the S21 Ultra is a great set and has a lot to offer so I am all for it. It is still a better buy than any Iphone for me.. and if the no headphone jack issue still bothers you go ahead and pre order any of these and you'll get the $200 galaxy earbuds for free. All together the latest Samsung flagships are still better purchases than any of the overpriced Iphones because they have a lot more to offer.

    Ibrahim IrfanIbrahim IrfanAcum lună
  • S-PENsive

    Md Belal AbbasiMd Belal AbbasiAcum lună
  • The review should have been done by Dieter. I thought this was obvious

    Alexey IvashentsevAlexey IvashentsevAcum lună
  • I m using 11 pro max so shud i switch to s 21 ultra or stick to 11 pro max plss suggest m confused

    Paras PrajapatiParas PrajapatiAcum lună
  • I was going to but it.... I held it at best buy and felt too small compared to my note 20 ultra:c

    Matthew DiFrancescoMatthew DiFrancescoAcum lună
  • I like him better than Deeter!!

    Paraa85 HParaa85 HAcum lună
  • The iPhone-ification of Samsung. It was good while it lasted.

    Manu MohanManu MohanAcum lună
  • How does the spen charge when using it with the s21? On the note series, the spen charges inside the phone.

    InvisiManInvisiManAcum lună
  • Theres no SD card holder anymore on the S models so that right there is a deal breaker for me😕

    yuitr loingyuitr loingAcum lună
  • Umm the 512gb model is still only 12g or ram

    AngrutAngrutAcum lună
    • Why are we paying more for less, first is was the headphone jack and now no SD card expansion? What else are they going to take out?

      yuitr loingyuitr loingAcum lună
  • Same story every year

    bloggrbloggrAcum lună
  • Smaller screen than S20 and no MicroSD.... no thanks.

    ErbyStangErbyStangAcum lună
  • Forgot to mention that their SD card slot deletion = not much room for "8k" videos. Big sigh

    scothuscothuAcum lună
  • I would hold on to my note 9 until note 21 (30) whatever Samsung going to call it. The stylus it will work better on the real Note phone.

    Mohammad YasinMohammad YasinAcum lună
  • Wrong. Samsung IS the best in screens. iPhone is a joke in comparison.

    0xyg3n0xyg3nAcum lună
  • The problem is after three years , the crucial security updates stop coming and your phone is pretty useless then and becomes wide open for hackers. A phone costing $1000 or thereabouts should have SIX years of guaranteed updates.

    Sci-Fi AdmirerSci-Fi AdmirerAcum lună
  • The last samsung phone that really excited me was the S10.

    laskin riubnlaskin riubnAcum lună
  • Before Samsung was trolling Apple for chargerless iphone, and now this

    PhoenixPhoenixAcum lună
    • ultra that's it.

      laskin riubnlaskin riubnAcum lună
  • Exynos Vs Snapdragon video please

    aakabli86aakabli86Acum lună
  • I'm sorry but you are a terrible reviwer. You made multiple mistakes in both Galaxy S21 videos. Please never do this again. Bring back Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn!

    ER MMFER MMFAcum lună
  • Will not buy it because of it not having samsung pay

    Altie MuaAltie MuaAcum lună
  • Spensive 😈👍

    Aman BhattiAman BhattiAcum lună
  • Why does a phone need 6 cameras?

    Retro DucksRetro DucksAcum lună
  • It would have a titanium frame.

    Brandon RiveraBrandon RiveraAcum lună
  • Average consumer likes a complete phone not a copy of another brand...they did this for the s6 they took out feature an average consumer likes. now they might copy this other brand by selling chargers now... create a problem then sell the solution greedy practice

    J AJ AAcum lună
  • Why are we paying more for less, first is was the headphone jack and now no SD card expansion? What else are they going to take out?

    Gideon751Gideon751Acum lună
  • Spensive 😁😁😁🤣

    Saumitra NanawareSaumitra NanawareAcum lună
  • 6:16 so it STARTS at $1299 or $1199 that it says on the video?

    Stelios KapetStelios KapetAcum lună
    • 1199$

      Justin FullerJustin FullerAcum lună
  • "S"pensive. 😂

    cqvio dolicqvio doliAcum lună
  • No SD card slot. Sounds like a compromise to me.

    NoFaceKira.NoFaceKira.Acum lună
    • .“Look within and be depressed. Look without and be distressed . Look at Jesus and be at rest.”

      cqvio dolicqvio doliAcum lună
  • Before I watched this I got an advert for the Samsung S21 Ultra.

    Angus DavidsonAngus DavidsonAcum lună
  • No under display camera or solid state battery?

    Godwin TanGodwin TanAcum lună
  • Samsung needs to offer the best of best phone because they compete with Apple iphone and thier market share is no 1.. Samsung phones was not successful all the times but they wants to develope new technologies.. I like that..

    wow Ymanwow YmanAcum lună
  • I just want to say I'm not interested in Samsung products The Galaxy s21 it's better than last year's model but I'm not going to spend the money for that at all. I'd rather keep my Samsung Galaxy S10 which works well and is a great model because the 20 sucked. But if I was going to get a new phone I would get the ultra 21 No doubt or get the note 20 ultra that's it.

    Tony in The Kitchen and The GrillTony in The Kitchen and The GrillAcum lună
  • If they don't drop a new Note I will be sticking with my Note 20 plus.

    Taylor Cook JrTaylor Cook JrAcum lună
  • No compromises? Headphone jack??

    YazenYazenAcum lună
  • The S21 ultra i ordered one you get it between 27&29 that's what Samsung shop told me cuz it on my bill

    Jon SerraJon SerraAcum lună
  • The s-pen in the Note Ultra has more functionalities and has more technology on it as well.

    corujariousacorujariousaAcum lună
  • No compromises? Hello... Where's the Micro SD slot? Sure this isn't a compromise to some, but there are a bunch of us out there that fully utilize this feature and this is a compromise, especially us photogs and videographers who want to take full advantage of 4K, and of course, 8K video. Samsung, you stink. And I'm not going to pay extra to house my data on the cloud, especially when I'm paying a premium for a flagship phone. Hopefully Samsung will bring the Micro SD card slot back on the S22 Ultra. If not, there are too many competitors out there who have the feature, and most at a cheaper phone price. vgv

    Videogame VegasVideogame VegasAcum lună
  • Can someone tell me what that weird white model is at the beginning of the video?

    B.CahB.CahAcum lună
  • That camera bump is worse

    Alvar LagerlöfAlvar LagerlöfAcum lună
    • Nah is beautiful, but not practical.

      Wake No.Wake No.Acum lună
  • When you're reporting on a Samsung phone filled with LG ads.

    Umibuzo sanUmibuzo sanAcum lună
  • thumbs down for the pen pun

    RJmacpot720RJmacpot720Acum lună
  • still a curvy screen? Nah, I'll pass

    E ParkerE ParkerAcum lună
    • Only the ultra

      Wake No.Wake No.Acum lună
  • You were good, background music was better :/

    Local LankanLocal LankanAcum lună
  • .“Look within and be depressed. Look without and be distressed . Look at Jesus and be at rest.”

    zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsvAcum lună
  • Anyone else sick of phone reviews that spend more than half the video on the cameras?

    Steven SSteven SAcum lună
    • 5G

      zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsvAcum lună
  • Why Samsung?

    Blu BillsBlu BillsAcum lună
  • These videos come out way too early

    Brett SBrett SAcum lună
  • I've been a Samsung user since S6 edge but this year Samsung decided to become Apple minus design minus SD card minus charger minus headphones minus price = I'm out. I'll wait for LG Rollable if it's not up to the hype I'll go back to iPhones even though I hate IOS.

    mctaboomctabooAcum lună
  • There's no compromises? WTH are you talking about? No jack, no sd card, no charger... Is this really the best phone anyone has to offer?

  • Phones in 2021: 5 Cameras Phones in 2031: The whole cellphone is one big camera

    25thFrame25thFrameAcum lună
  • 3hours of 8K recording will fill up the 512gb, without any apps. Keeping the sd card slot would make so much more sense.

    Alvin TanAlvin TanAcum lună
  • All those missing accessories you would think they chop the price in half

    JT JTRSJT JTRSAcum lună