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‘The exceptional’ ‘the good’ and ‘the not so good’ of the Galaxy S21 Ultra

At present, and even more so since the pandemic emerged, developing our activities without a smartphone would be very complicated. Smartphones are multipurpose tools, which have made work and professional tasks easier in recent years.

Manufacturers know the importance of this device and that is why they have not stopped innovating, including visionary features of mobile technology and connectivity. The evolution of the smartphone aims to improve the user experience. The goal is to keep adding features and increasing its capabilities, both with its exterior design and with its internal components.

And it is that when talking about smartphones, many believe that everything has already been invented, however that is the challenge of the companies that create them, improve in each version what is already offered or in the best case innovate with functions.

This is the case of Samsung, which after the launch of its Galaxy S21 series undertook the task of increasing its comfort, safety, design, among others with this line.

We tested the Galaxy S21 Ultra for a few days and here we tell you our impressions:

‘The exceptional’

The first thing we are going to highlight is the cameras section, starting from the left in the first place where we find a 12MP ultra wide angle and a wide angle as the main camera of no less than 108MP. In addition there is a 10MP telephoto lens. On the right side of the equipment there is an AF ToF laser (for autofocus with sensor), white LED for flashlight and flash and a second 10MP auxiliary telephoto lens that incorporates a stabilizer.

When testing this group of cameras, it is important to note that with all of them it is possible to obtain very good quality images and excellent color contrasts. And if it is a selfie, it should be noted that it is possible to choose the color tone with the Natural and Bright options (it works very well in low light situations). On the other hand, the stabilization is forceful in the two telephoto lenses. And in the case of the main camera, its 108 MP manages to give a high degree of sharpness in the photographs if you are looking for professional photography quality.

And in video they are not far behind, 8k is the resolution with which you can achieve great shots, and with super stabilization you get shots that are too underexposed.

Another aspect is the sound, it has a speaker at each end of the terminal, the result when testing it is successful and the stereo obtained is of quality and balanced.

‘The good’

Its physical appearance has been highly praised by the specialized media and it is not for less, the smartphone has a minimalist design, but the finish is sober and elegant. The materials used combine Gorilla Glass Victus glass (the most resistant of the brand), aluminum for the back cover and small plastic details, such as the buttons.

The front section is completely occupied by the display glass, which curves smoothly in all directions, giving the design a smooth and delicate presence. And being a team with a matte finish on the back, we must highlight that it does not get dirty or finger marks remain. And although it is a team that weighs, it has good grip and is easy to manipulate.

Regarding the sensors, the equipment is complete: accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity, gyroscope, what stands out at this point is the presence of a detector and step counter as well as “wake up motion”.

‘The not so good’

The best opportunity for this smartphone is in its battery, because with high-performance tasks, such as 8K video recording, games or video calls, the autonomy decreases to less than a day.

There is also an absence of the charger, however the company defends the concept as an “eco-friendly” resource.



6,8” Dynamic AMOLED 2x

120 Hz


Processor Exynos 2100
RAM 12 / 16 GB
Storage 128 / 256 / 512 GB
Rear camera

108 MP f / 1.8

Ultra wide angle 12 MP f / 2.2

Tele 10 MP f / 2.4

Tele 10 MP f / 4.9

Locks AF ToF

Frontal camera 40 MP f / 2.2

5.000 mAh

Fast charge 25 W

15W wireless charging

Wireless PowerShare

Operating system Android 11 + One UI 3.0


WiFi 6 y 6E

UBW tracking

Dimensions and weight

165,1 x 75,6 x 8,9 mm 228

228 grams

The amount

The reference price of this equipment is $ 6,149,899

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