Samsung S21 Ultra 5G front & back image


Today, we review the Samsung S21 Ultra 5G smartphone. Powered by the Exynos 2100 (5 nm) – International and runs the Android 11, One UI 3.1, the Samsung S21 Ultra 5G is one of the fastest smartphone available in the market. In terms of photography it also focus on some interesting features like 8K video recording and taking 33 MP pictures from video recordings (more details below).

Samsung S21 Ultra 5G comes in two colours, Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. Measuring 161.5×75.6×7.8mm and weights 200g, it is quite heavy compared to other phones in the market.

The S21 Ultra 5G has a curved screen on the bezel and has a 6.8″ edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen displaying Infinity-O Display (3200×1440) at 515 ppi. It is HDR10+ certified and have a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

In terms of photography, the phone has a front 40 MP selfie camera at F/2.2. There are 4 rear cameras –

12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.4μm
FOV: 120˚
F.No (aperture): F2.2

2 108MP Wide-angle Camera
Pixel size: 0.8μm (12MP 2.4μm)
FOV: 83˚
F.No (aperture): F1.8
1/1.33″ image sensor size

3 10MP Telephoto Camera
Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.22μm
FOV: 35˚
F.No (aperture): F2.4

4 10MP Telephoto Camera
Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.22μm
FOV: 10˚
F.No (aperture): F4.9
Space Zoo

The 10 MP telephoto supports Space Zoom Dual Optical Zoom 3x, 10x Super Resolution Zoom up to 100x.

There are various camera modes which includes single take, Food, Night, SUper Slow-Mo, Director’s view etc. To make photo taking simplier, it has intelligent scene optimizer which picks the right mode for you.

As for video recording, Samsung S21 Ultra 5G can record up to
Resolution of up to :

8K video recording at 24 fps (7680×4320)
4K UHD video recording at 60 fps (3840×2160)
1080p FHD video recording at 60 fps (1920×1080)
720p HD video recording at 30 fps (1280×720)
Shooting speed
Super Steady 1080p video support at 60 fps
Super Slow-mo 720p video support at 960 fps
Slow motion 1080p video support at 240 fps
Hyperlapse 4K video support at 30 fps

You can also take 33MP still photos while playing 8K video. Zoom-in MIC (Audio zoom) feature is available and is good for focusing the audio if the person is some distance away from you.

In terms of battery, the phone comes with 5000mAh (typical) which can last you more than a day without a recharge. The phone supports USB PD 3.0 (PPS) wired charging.

As for 5G supports, it supports both NSA and SA networks. LTE wise, it supports up to 7CA, LTE CAT 20 or up to 2 Gbps downlink and 200 Mbps uplink.

In the following pages, we will take a look at the various features of the phone.

By Harry