The Galaxy S21 Ultra inaugurates the year 2021 of the giant Samsung and it wants to hit hard. Admittedly, he does not offer any preposterous formula to surprise his audience, but he knows how to hit where it is needed and how it is needed to reach his audience. Here is our complete test of this premium smartphone.

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The Galaxy S21 Ultra inaugurates the year 2021 of the giant Samsung and it wants to hit hard. Admittedly, he does not offer any preposterous formula to surprise his audience, but he knows how to hit where it is needed and how it is needed to reach his audience. Here is our complete test of this premium smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has landed in our hands. Highly anticipated smartphone in 2021, however, it does not bring any big surprises as all or almost all of its characteristics were known before its formalization.

It’s still interesting, and at the time of writing, Samsung’s finest craftsmanship. The South Korean giant has indeed refined what it had learned to do on the previous generation. Did he apply himself well or did he rest too much on his laurels? We tested the Galaxy S21 Ultra to provide answers.

This test was performed with a model provided by Samsung.

Our video test of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra spec sheet

Model
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

OS version

Android 11

Manufacturer interface

One UI

screen size

6.8 inches

Definition

3200 x 1440 pixels

Pixel density

515 dpi

Technology

Super-AMOLED

SoCs

Exynos 2100

Graphics chip (GPU)

Mali-G78 MP14

Memory (RAM)

12 GB, 16 GB

Internal memory (flash)

128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB

Camera (back)

Sensor 1: 108 MP
Sensor 2: 12 MP
Sensor 3: 10 MP
Sensor 4: 10 MP

Camera (front)

40 MP

Video recording

8K @24fps

Wireless

WiFi 6E

Bluetooth

5.2

Bands supported

2100MHz (B1), 800MHz (B20), 1800MHz (B3), 2600MHz (B7), 700MHz (B28)

5G

Yes

NFC

Yes

Fingerprint sensor

Under the screen

Ports (inputs/outputs)

USB Type-C

Battery

5000mAh

Dimensions

75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9mm

Weight

228 grams

Colors

Black, Silver

Repairability Index ?

8.2/10

Price

€1199
Product Sheet

Imposing your originality

Samsung wanted to offer a neat and sophisticated aesthetic with a smartphone that stands out from the others with its rear photo module. On the one hand, this one is made of aluminum, which changes a little bit from the blocks traditionally covered with glass on previous generations.

On the other hand, and this is the most striking: the module in question rolls up on its left to embrace the curves of the Galaxy S21 Ultra on the edges.

This way, it looks like it’s cast in the same metal as the chassis as if it were a single piece when designed. Looking closer, however, we realize that a thin line delimits the frame of the photo block. There is nothing wildly revolutionary about this aesthetic bias, but it already sets the tone: this Galaxy S21 Ultra wants to mark its difference with a few subtleties of this kind. On this specific point, the initiative is a success and contributes to the originality of the smartphone.

Nevertheless, it remains impossible to mention this photo module without mentioning its imposing size. This was already a stand-out feature on S20 Ultra, it’s even stronger on Galaxy S21 Ultra. This vertical and protruding rectangle may curl up on its side, but it fails to hide. Correction: he’s not trying to hide, quite the contrary.

Samsung has decided to go straight ahead and fully assume this integration. To take beautiful photos, the smartphone is fitted with a large photo module – with very large lenses, a very large ToF sensor and a slightly smaller LED flash -, whether you like it or not!

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Well, we can easily imagine that the manufacturer hopes that you like it, that it triggers a glimmer of desire in your peepers and that you fall in love with this design. However, many people could be rather repelled by this lack of discretion. Personally, I am rather seduced, but I have never been a very subtle person.

Warning though: the Galaxy S21 Ultra looks like it was designed by pure right-handers. Where does this intuition come from? Holding the smartphone with your left hand, you are quickly bothered by the protuberance of the photo module when you try to change the volume by pressing with your index finger on the physical buttons on the edge, under the unlock key (the finger passes above).

It’s a small detail, but it can be annoying in the long run. Also, the smartphone is inevitably wobbly when lying on a table.

Another important detail on this Galaxy S21 Ultra is the matte glass back. Samsung’s S range in turn gets this preferential treatment — the S20 FE were entitled to a polished plastic back as a reminder. As on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, it’s a great success. This satin touch is particularly pleasant under the fingers while it also avoids snagging fingerprints, without fully escaping them. The deep and intense black version that we received for this test is particularly “wow”.

There you go, we’ve covered the main takeaways from the design of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. However, we have contented ourselves for the moment with talking only about the back side. You will indeed understand that the front of the smartphone is much more classic. The screen, slightly curved at the edges, largely occupies the surface and is pierced in the middle of the forehead by a discreet punch.

The fingerprint reader is hidden in the panel and has been enlarged by 65% ​​to be easier to use. The Galaxy S21 Ultra benefits from a USB-C port and a dual nano SIM drawer, but no jack or space for a microSD. In addition, it is IP68 certified and therefore resistant to water and dust and it is protected with Gorilla Glass 7 on the front and back.

And what about the dimensions? With measurements of 75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9mm, the Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t made for small hands at all and completely embraces the trend of devices that, for the most part, get bigger and bigger.

In my case, I found that the grip remained very comfortable thanks to the good rounded finishes that do not “slice” the palm. Moreover, despite a weight of 228 grams, it does not feel very much. Let’s face it: the S21 Ultra is heavy, that’s undeniable. However, it is really well overtaken by the quality of the design offered by Samsung.

A sublime screen

“Our best screen ever on a smartphone”. It is approximately in these terms that Samsung described the Galaxy S21 Ultra panel, and still happy! This smartphone is the crème de la crème of the South Korean colossus. We therefore expect nothing less than a superb display experience. And the manufacturer has gone all out with a 6.8-inch diagonal featuring an AMOLED display with infinite contrast and always so delicious and a refresh rate of 120 Hz in adaptive.

So, like on the Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s screen can switch from 10 to 120 Hz automatically depending on the content displayed. The idea is to preserve the battery of the device a little more efficiently. The sensation of fluidity, always so pleasant for the eyes, is there and we love it. That’s not all: a plethora of other qualities are also worth highlighting.

Brightness first. Under the sunlights of the tropics, love is told in music (-ique) — thank you Gilbert — and the Galaxy S21 Ultra offers exemplary readability with a panel that can push up to 831 cd / m² according to our probe and CalMan software from Portrait Displays. That’s more than enough to never have to squint. In addition, if you use your smartphone in a dark environment, you will not be dazzled either since it also knows how to go down to a minimum threshold of 1.6 cd/m².

The variety of colors that the Galaxy S21 Ultra can display is also a source of satisfaction. The sRGB space is covered at 201%, compared to 135% for the more complex DCI-P3 to manage. This is in any case valid on the default setting: vivid mode. For your series and films, but also to admire your photos with stars in your eyes, this plurality of tones is very appreciable.

In return, and as often, this famous bright mode distorts the colors to make them more beautiful. We then end up with an average Delta E of 6.02% on the DCI-P3 while we rather aim to get closer to 3 for good fidelity. We also measure an average temperature of 7050 K, which is a little too blue compared to the ideal located at 6500 K.

The other option, the natural mode, corrects the situation with an average Delta E on the DCI-P3 of 4.96 and a temperature of 6600 K. But this setting offers a narrower palette of colors with lower rates 108% and 72% coverage for sRGB and DCI-P3 respectively.

The ideal according to Frandroid is therefore to keep the vivid mode activated on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but to take the time to adjust the colorimetric gauge to incorporate a little more red. The balance thus found is a feast for the eyes.

One UI on top with Android 11

Android 11 and the One UI 3 that we’ve already gotten to grips with are here. Specifically, the Galaxy S21 Ultra tastes version 3.1 of this Samsung software experience. This allows him to take advantage of some photo and video functions that we will detail in the dedicated section.

We are also happy to see the integration of the Google Discover news feed on the far left of the home screen. This is something found on a very large number of Android smartphones, but it was hitherto shunned by Samsung. Another good point: using two apps simultaneously on a split screen is easier. After selecting the option from the multitasking view, all it takes is a swipe of the finger to take advantage of it. You can then save app duos to open them at the same time more quickly.

Beyond that, there is a One UI experience that we have always loved and that we will continue to do on this smartphone. The intuitive character of the navigation (with keys or by gestures), the neat design, the well-worked dark mode or even the lowering of the vast majority of the interaction elements to facilitate one-handed use are all qualities that deserve to be greeted.

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It is however unfortunate to observe that the collaboration with Google has not been pushed to all levels. Thus, by remaining pressed on the start button, unlike other devices running Android 11, the Galaxy S21 Ultra does not offer the new power menu providing a shortcut to Google Pay and control screen displaying all connected home automation objects to smartphone. Samsung no doubt wanted to favor its in-house solutions, namely: Samsung Pay and the SmartThings panel accessible from a large button in the quick settings.

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On a more positive note, the fingerprint reader under the screen is finally responsive and does not suffer from any particular malfunction. However, it was something that we frequently noticed on the brand’s previous smartphones that also integrated this ultrasonic sensor under the slab. We love, we love very much. One less source of frustration for people like me! I would still point out that other users have told me that they have never really encountered any problems, some fingerprints may be easier to read than others.

I often struggled with in-screen fingerprint readers on Samsung smartphones.

On the S21 Ultra, it was corrected 🙂 No problem to report since I’ve been using it. pic.twitter.com/DnHyEhe8oP

— 😎mar Belkaab (@OmarBelkaab) January 22, 2021

Finally, the possibility of using the S Pen stylus is obviously to be taken into consideration. This is important news on this Galaxy S21 Ultra – the first non-Note smartphone to benefit from it – and at the same time there are not a thousand things to say about it either. The accessory benefits here from a latency time of 9 milliseconds as on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and this is a very good asset for improving writing and drawing comfort. For those who appreciate this little extra, this novelty is therefore necessarily welcome.

However, in the absence of Bluetooth functions allowing the use of Air Gestures to interact with the smartphone remotely. However, you can use the button on the pen to display the context menu. The Galaxy S21 Ultra does not offer any storage for the S Pen. S Pen, which you will also have to obtain separately, either on one of your compatible Samsung devices (tablets or Galaxy Note), or via a single purchase or with a dedicated cover. To conclude, it is not this detail that will really change the game on the appreciation of the smartphone.

The doubt was not really in order: the Galaxy S21 Ultra obviously benefits from HD quality on SvoD services thanks in particular to the integration of the Widevine L1 DRM.

Two powerful speakers

With its stereo speakers, the Galaxy S21 Ultra manages to deliver good audio power and high-level sound spatialization. Beware of the potential impression of imbalance caused by the top speaker, which is less powerful than its counterpart. Overall, it’s clearly not disturbing and you really have to look for the little beast to fully realize it.

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Minimal saturation can also occur when you crank the volume all the way up, never in such a way as to spoil the pleasure of listening to your favorite track. If you are used to using headphones, do not hesitate to activate the Dolby Atmos mode in the Quality and sound effects menu. In this way, you will enjoy music that encompasses you more, richer and deeper.

In the same menu, you will also have access to an equally practical and precise equalizer as well as to the Adapt Sound option which automatically adjusts the listening settings according to your age group. As usual, you can always customize this configuration yourself, but these remain parameters dedicated to hardened audiophiles.

10x zoom my love, 100x zoom my toy

Samsung largely takes over the photo configuration inducted on the Galaxy S of 2020. On the S21 Ultra, we still observe the presence of two sensors dedicated to zoom.

See instead:

  • a main sensor of 108 megapixels (f/1.8), 24mm equivalent;
  • ultra-wide-angle 12 megapixel (f/2.2), 120 degrees, 13mm equivalent;
  • 10-megapixel (f/2.4) x3 telephoto lens 72mm equivalent;
  • 10-megapixel (f/4.9) 10x telephoto lens 240mm equivalent;
  • ToF sensor with laser autofocus.

On classic daytime shots, Samsung does Samsung. Indeed, the photo quality is excellent in terms of sharpness and dynamic management while the colorimetry still bears the signature of the South Korean giant. Namely: this tendency to saturate tones to make them more beautiful to the eye, but less faithful to reality. It’s still as effective on Instagram.

When night falls, Galaxy S21 Ultra sometimes allows itself some liberties with the colorimetry – the city lights are transcribed in a very yellow way – but the atmosphere of the scene is always well respected. A photo taken at 10 p.m. will not look like a photo taken at 6 p.m., for example. In addition, the level of detail, although less advanced than on daytime shots, remains at a completely satisfactory level.

We will also remember that Samsung smartphones activate a scene “optimizer” by default. This option acts as an extra night mode when the algorithm deems it necessary. However, the night mode of the Galaxy S21 Ultra is really effective in better illuminating a particularly dark image. If you have the time, I advise you to force the activation of the night mode which will more effectively avoid certain anomalies on the image than the simple optimizer.

First look at the comparison below between two photos of the same night scene: one with forced night mode, the other in classic shooting and with the optimizer disabled. The difference is striking.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction

Now let’s compare the same photo with night mode and the image captured with the optimizer activated. The difference is more minimal, but on the second shot, some artefacts, sorts of misinterpreted halos, come to slip into the lower left corner and also a little bit on the right part, thus affecting the rendering. Force night mode is better.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seductionSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction

Note also that the night mode in question is available on ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and x3 and x10 zoom shots. At higher magnifications, the function is no longer accessible.

Similar to last year, there’s an option to take 108-megapixel photos that take a toll on storage space, but offer more detailed and crisp images in the right light conditions. you. Although a gadget in many situations, this function can be quite practical in certain cases where the user would like to be able to crop as he sees fit in the image without fear of obtaining a very degraded shot.

Precisely, below, you can compare how the 108 megapixel mode preserves certain details more effectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction

On the ultra wide-angle, there is not much to report as it behaves very normally. The distortion on the edges can be felt on some shots, but we will especially remember that the level of detail remains quite good even at the periphery of the image (but not always). At night, the digital noise is felt, but the result remains correct as long as you have some light sources in the scene. Under these conditions, however, the edges of the image are clearly less well cared for.

We come to the zooms. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s 3x optical zoom is very good, but its prowess is eclipsed by that of the really convincing 10x zoom. The fact that it is optical really affects the gain in quality and sharpness. Note, however, that my remarks are valid for the shots taken during the day. In low light, it’s immediately more difficult to get something either bright enough or sharp enough.

3x zoom with the Galaxy S21 Ultra

10x Zoom with Galaxy S21 Ultra

The most ambitious will even venture on the digital x30 zoom which remains quite good in a very large number of well-exposed situations. We immediately notice a glaring and perfectly logical difference in quality with the optical x10, but it is still usable.

Finally, the bold will even seek out the digital x100 which is making its return to the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This option is very fun to use to test its usefulness and effectiveness. To be completely honest, I still find it as impressive technically and technologically, but it will take perseverance and a bit of luck to manage to obtain a really drinkable image. It really is a geek toy (and I love it) which, due to its obvious limitations, will rarely find a use for it.

Note, however, that with the Zoom Lock introduced by Samsung, the smartphone helps you to better freeze the image you want to capture. Just stay still (as you can) for a few seconds or press the skylight which allows you to better point your sights. Said window will be colored to let you know that the smartphone has frozen an image and that all you have to do is trigger the photo to immortalize it with as little blur as possible.

To show just how impressive the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s zoom capabilities are, I’ve put six photos in the gallery below for you to view in order. They range from ultra-wide-angle (0.6x) to 100x magnification, including 1x, 3x, 10x and 30x magnification. Notice how the chimney referred to in the last image is only a small detail in the first.

A quick word on the very effective portrait mode to clearly delineate the subject of your photo against the blurred background. However, the skin tone of the person in the image is not always well transcribed and depending on the light conditions, the skin may appear paler on the picture than in reality.

On the video side, the possibility of filming in 8K is still there thanks to the 108 megapixel sensor. Remember that this is above all a way of ensuring that the smartphone is ready for the future — I tried to avoid the future proof formula. 8K is set to become more popular in the years to come, but today it remains confined to niche uses on mobile.

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Right now, I’d recommend you go for the ever-effective 4K 60fps mode instead. Note that this option is now available on all Galaxy S21 Ultra sensors.

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Still on the video, we discover some new features such as the compatibility of the super stabilized mode with recordings at 60 fps in Full HD. This option makes it possible to attenuate the sudden movements of the camera for a slightly more fluid effect. The quality of the image is however a little worse than on a classic recording.

Note that the super stabilized mode is more effective on slow movements, but we wanted to test it on a shot where my subject — Arnaud — and I were jogging.

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Samsung also highlights the director mode which allows you to film with the smartphone while previewing what the other sensors see. So you can know in advance if it is worth changing the lens and better prepare the framing. It’s handy, but calling it “director mode” might have been a bit of a stretch.

Another interesting function, but related to the photo: Samsung is imitating Huawei and in turn allows you to erase a person from a photo if you think they are spoiling your image. The option in question is hidden in a “ Labs ” menu to make it clear that it is still experimental. I can confirm. Deleting a passerby is as simple as anything, but the rendering is subject to some misinterpretations and the smartphone can fill the freed area with a blur that is not quite artistic.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: a master of seduction

On the other side of the smartphone, we have a 40 megapixel front sensor that produces good detailed selfies. At night, it is still a little more complicated to get a clear image, but nothing too bad.

Finally, here is a small example of what a selfie video recorded in 4K 60 fps looks like on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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As a bonus: you can enable an option to save 12-bit RAW copies of photos you take with Pro mode.

Great performance, but instabilities in Fortnite

The Exynos 2100. A new SoC and great promises. “ Exynos is back ”, said Samsung to present its chip. We find it here associated with 12 GB of RAM – 16 GB on the most premium version. Let’s get the obvious right now: everyday tasks run smoothly and quickly. The question did not even arise on the high end. More interesting: there is a real improvement over the previous generation in terms of raw performance as evidenced by the benchmarks below. The Exynos 2100 mercilessly dominates the Exynos 990 of 2020 which was a little below expectations at this level. The brand’s engineers have made great efforts to rectify the situation.

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However, I have some doubts about the Exynos 2100’s ability to hold its own against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. Indeed, Samsung’s new chip is a little better than last year’s Snapdragon 865+, but the difference isn’t amazing. We will have to test a smartphone equipped with the SD888 to find out if the two SoCs are equal or not.

Model
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

AnTuTu 8

630500

653687

629173

530920

AnTuTu CPU

165456

177519

183666

N/C

AnTuTu GPU

265244

267037

242192

N/C

AnTuTu MEM

119987

117275

107333

N/C

AnTuTu UX

79813

91856

95982

N/C

PC Mark 2.0

15282

N/C

15082

11149

3DMark Slingshot Extreme

7660

5248

7457

6792

3DMark Slingshot Extreme Graphics

10053

6348

8938

8460

3DMark Slingshot Extreme Physics

4179

3267

4719

4018

3DMark Wild Life

5565

6667

N/C

N/C

3DMark Wild Life framerate moyen

33 FPS

39 FPS

N/C

N/C

GFXBench Aztec Vulkan/Metal high (onscreen / offscreen)

36 / 27 FPS

59 / 90 FPS

32 / 22 FPS

26 / 20 FPS

GFXBench Car Chase (onscreen / offscreen)

51 / 60 FPS

45 / 71 FPS

46 / 55 FPS

45 / 52 FPS

GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen / offscreen)

116 / 152 FPS

60 / 177 FPS

89 / 128 FPS

103 / 125 FPS

Lecture / écriture séquentielle

1988 / 1307 Mo/s

N/C

1729 / 771 Mo/s

1408 / 665 Mo/s

Lecture / écriture aléatoire

80528 / 74811 IOPS

N/C

62338 / 61672 IOPS

45700 / 49300 IOPS

Sinon, le Galaxy S21 Ultra se montre irréprochable sur un jeu comme Call of Duty Mobile ou Arena of Valor où vous profiterez des meilleures configurations sans heurt. Ce n’est toutefois pas aussi bien sur Fortnite. Le mode Épique est disponible en 60 fps, mais il se montre fichtrement instable. Les chutes à moins de 40 fps — et même à moins de 40 fps de temps à autre — surviennent trop fréquemment lors d’un mouvement abrupt de caméra ou sur des scènes très animées.

Jouez en Épique à 30 fps est bien plus confortable. Les 90 images par seconde sont même proposées dans les options du jeu sur ce smartphone avec des graphismes plafonnés à « Moyen ». Samsung et Epic Games devront cependant optimiser ce mode, car c’est vraiment les montagnes russes en termes de framerate. Notez d’ailleurs qu’au lancement de Fortnite sur le Galaxy S21 Ultra, un message prévient que l’appareil n’est pas encore officiellement compatible. Nos petits soucis viennent peut-être de là.

Attention, quand on le pousse vraiment à bout, le téléphone peut chauffer de manière conséquente.

Du haut de gamme Samsung à nouveau autonome ?

Depuis combien de temps Samsung n’avait-il pas réussi à proposer un smartphone haut de gamme doté d’une autonomie vraiment solide ? L’année dernière, le géant sud-coréen s’était carrément montré décevant sur ce point. Et voilà que débarque le Galaxy S21 Ultra. Malgré sa batterie de 5000 mAh, nous avions vraiment quelques appréhensions sur son endurance. Or, l’Exynos 2100 semble faire du bien, tel un baume apaisant.

Indeed, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is very resistant to the pangs of time spent away from an outlet. The SoC engraved in 5 nanometers really brings better energy efficiency and it feels a lot of good. Besides, I’m not saying that having forced the 60 Hz mode by the way. I did use the device with the adaptive 120 Hz and everything suggests that this option has become smarter and above all more responsive than in the past to preserve the battery. The smartphone has managed to find a good balance here to satisfy users on this crucial point.

Even on the days that drag on, the phone fights valiantly not to let go of its precious battery percentages quickly. For example, on our personalized ViSer test protocol – which simulates active use by alternating a plethora of applications of all kinds – the Galaxy S21 Ultra resisted for 16 hours and 20 minutes. Which catapults him among the best results in this area. This is where our theory comes from: the screen is more adept at quickly juggling between different refresh rates and most likely manages to quickly drop to 11Hz on the many fairly fixed interfaces throughout our lab test.

However, we cannot be satisfied with this. The Galaxy S21 Ultra must also pass the test of the real, the concrete; in other words, everyday use by a real human being that I will perform exceptionally despite my reptilian nature. The conclusions are then a tad less glowing, but we still remember that there has been great progress. The best example remains, I think, my very first day with this phone.

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At 100% battery, I unplug the Galaxy S21 Ultra set to 120Hz mode in the early afternoon and then start transferring my apps and data using Smart Switch. This operation is rather energy-intensive: we are indeed talking about downloading and installing a plethora of apps (I have just under 200 that are not native) as well as the data that goes with them. I quickly move on with the installation of the gourmet Fortnite and a 30-minute game in Epic quality at 60 fps. These are very energy-intensive tasks, but it does not stop there. As enthusiastic as I am, I go out to take a series of photos, I launch YouTube Music in the background for several hours to enjoy my songs in my headphones connected via Bluetooth , I watch a Let’s Play for over an hour on YouTube, I actively use Twitter, Messenger and WhatsApp and I end my day with a 36 minute long call and good procrastination on TikTok — app that consumes a lot — for more than an hour.

So in 9 hours I was down to 10% battery with a total of 6 hours of screen on. In view of my intensive use, this observation is rather satisfactory. On the following days, more classic, but very active, I recorded uses of 12 to 14 hours per day with screen time varying from 6 to 8 hours depending on the uses. It is especially the recordings of 4K and 8K videos and long intensive gaming sessions that severely test the battery. The other activities are pretty well managed.

The box of the Galaxy S21 Ultra does not contain a charger, Samsung highlighting eco-responsible motivations like Apple shortly before it. However, the phone is compatible with fast charging up to 25 W wired. So I used the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra charger and I could see that the terminal needed 30 minutes to go from 10 to 65% battery. It then needs a little more than half an hour to regain its full vitality.

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Of course, wireless and reverse wireless charging are also included.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra network and communication

Still happy for a device over 1000 euros, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is impeccable for making calls. None of my interlocutors reported any problem with the intelligibility of my remarks during my communications. On the contrary, I was told that my voice came through clearly and without compression. Besides, the city noises around me never came to ruin the eardrums of the people on the other end of the line, with the exception of perhaps an ambulance siren or two. Apart from these occasional sounds that are difficult to attenuate, Samsung’s flagship is doing brilliantly in this exercise.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is compatible with 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA). You will thus be able to take advantage of a “real” 5G on the n78 frequency band at 3.5 GHz as well as a network which re-uses the frequencies of 4G LTE (2100, 1800, 2600, 800 and 700 MHz) in France . Constrained by logistical concerns related to the curfew and a city of Paris which does not yet benefit from a commercial deployment of said next-generation network.

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On Orange 4G however, I did not encounter any hiccups in the Paris region. Same story for geolocation, the blue dot of Google Maps has always located me with precision and responsiveness – a little less when I was in the metro – during my travels. Also note compatibility with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and ultra wideband technology (UWB). The use of an eSIM is also possible.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be marketed in France from January 29, 2021. Count on a recommended price starting at 1259 euros for the model with 128 GB of storage. We then go up to 1309 euros for the 256 GB version and up to 1439 euros for that of 512 GB (and 16 GB of RAM). For the colors, the two finishes are matte, but you will have to choose between black (like our copy) and silver. The official Samsung website offers three other exclusive colors: space gray, navy blue and brown.

Also note that until the day before the market, Samsung is offering a pre-order offer thanks to which you will receive an Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy Buds Pro in addition of your smartphone.


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    0:00​ – Cinematic Sequence
    0:38 – Intro
    1:38​ – 8K Video
    2:17​ – 8K Video Snap
    3:01​ – 108mp Camera
    3:38​ – Director’s View
    4:55​ – Outro

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Test: l’apothéose du stylet avec le Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G?

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