Galaxy S21 Ultra review: third time’s a charm

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a huge, powerful Android phone with no fewer than five cameras. The main 108-megapixel sensor is the best Samsung has ever shipped - promises were made and, for once, kept. Dieter Bohn reviews the newest flagship phone from Samsung featuring the new Snapdragon 888, 120hZ refresh rate screen, and all its much-improved cameras.
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Ali Prince Felemban
Ali Prince Felemban दिवसापूर्वी
i dont know why , but i dont trust a man reviewing and Android phone wearing an Apple Watch
essexceltic1 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Disappointed there is no 360 camera, does anyone know of a good camera app for 360 that supports the ultra, I had 1 in the s10 plus but its not supported on the ultra ?
Lexter Longares
Lexter Longares 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Its not a scratch. just concrete dusts.
jon wik
jon wik 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
nothing will beat samsung ultra lines of phones. NOTHING.
arty boy
arty boy 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I've heard MRpost reviewers call the S21 Ultra 'huge' & 'behemoth' and i scratched my head... I find its kinda small (its long rather than big) coming from a Huawei Mate 20X, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and Sony Xperia Z4 through the years...
Fresh Water
Fresh Water 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
Sdc 19 दिवसांपूर्वी
IPhone has great hdr ability. While Samsung has great resolution. I think you need to pick your poison I'd prefer Samsung
Seasonal Landscape Solutions
Seasonal Landscape Solutions 20 दिवसांपूर्वी
The s21 Bluetooth to my truck doesn't work it's awful
Sauron Baggins
Sauron Baggins 21 दिवसापूर्वी
This is a very diluted review, but yeah.
Vikingdescendent महिन्यापूर्वी
In this case, ULTRA means too heavy!
Mark महिन्यापूर्वी
Why do you say ex instead of times when referring to zoom? It’s a multiplication. For eg if you see 3 x 2 do you say 3 ex 2 or do you say 3 times 2?
SoCalHiker महिन्यापूर्वी
Why do I feel like I just watched a S21 Ultra review by an iphone user?
Henry Churchill
Henry Churchill महिन्यापूर्वी
Hi, does anyone know if the Exynos 2100 version of this phone has the new improved 3D ultrasonic fingerprint scanner then the Snapdragon one has?
Henry Churchill
Henry Churchill महिन्यापूर्वी
@Kafui. xx yes but as you said it's a lie as when I registered my fingerprints shortly after posting this comment it mentioned the ultrasonic scanner on the device
Kafui. xx
Kafui. xx महिन्यापूर्वी
@Henry Churchill wait Samsung themselves told you this?
Henry Churchill
Henry Churchill महिन्यापूर्वी
@Kafui. xx Yes your right, I've just got the new phone and it does say ultrasonic, dont believe samsung uk lol I say, silly me
Kafui. xx
Kafui. xx महिन्यापूर्वी
@Henry Churchill the person that told you this lied...the only difference in hardware between Snapdragon and exynos is the chipset
Henry Churchill
Henry Churchill महिन्यापूर्वी
@Kafui. xx I've just been told by Samsung that the snapdragon version is the only one which has the 3D ultrasonic scanner and the international one is only optical
Roku C
Roku C महिन्यापूर्वी
Before upgrading to One UI 3.0, you can use split-screen mode by long-pressing the multi-task button. It was easy and intuitive. Now, you have to enter task switcher, press the app icon, then choose "Open in split screen view"... so many steps... I don't understand why Samsung sometimes eems to have tendency to make some features worked really well worse .
XPLIZZIT HD GAMING महिन्यापूर्वी
I'm changing from 12pro max to s21 ultra based on the fact that apple just arent keeping up with the time. Not enough enovativing, just polishing what they already have.
Kent Purdy
Kent Purdy महिन्यापूर्वी
Samsung... the king of bloatware.
Cornelius Agrippa
Cornelius Agrippa महिन्यापूर्वी
Notice sun marks on the iPhone photo's which shows the Samsung has better lens coatings.
FirestoneX महिन्यापूर्वी
I have a Galaxy S9 plus and I am thinking of upgrading to this. I wonder how good the sound is though one thing I wish was better on my phone is sound. I have a tablet that has dual speakers in does amazing sound and I would love to get that in a phone
Shane Horne
Shane Horne महिन्यापूर्वी
Apple and Google have the best cameras
Matt Mcfarren
Matt Mcfarren महिन्यापूर्वी
i'm thinking about getting the unlocked version from best buy and will be on verizon. How common is the overheating issue? I'm afraid to buy
fyzikx1 महिन्यापूर्वी
It's only an issue when using the camera too long. Doing anything else on the phone from my experience will give you fairly normal temps for prolonged amount of times.
DD महिन्यापूर्वी
was SO close pulling the trigger on this one... but the BUILT-IN ADS on a $1K device totally killed it for me. The bloatware does it again!
helll No
helll No महिन्यापूर्वी
Better than One plus 9pro🙌
Shiwankar Garg
Shiwankar Garg महिन्यापूर्वी
fishhisy महिन्यापूर्वी
Screw camera bumps just make the phone thicker to accommodate even larger battery.
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
8.1 to 8.8 thickness. I don't want my phone looking like a iphone 3g, and if I did all I have to do is get a battery case
CoreyM328i महिन्यापूर्वी
Long story short I cracked the screen on my s20 plus(silver,128gb), called Verizon/Warranty they did not have my variation of s20 plus so I got to upgrade to the s21 ultra for the $200 deductible(I had to pay either way). A solid win!! 👌
Ezra महिन्यापूर्वी
Can you imagine paying $1,200 + tax for a phone.... And then find out they baked ADS into the software?? Yeah, hard pass.
Mohamed Adnan N
Mohamed Adnan N महिन्यापूर्वी
Wow it's so useful man...
Dogun Hwang
Dogun Hwang महिन्यापूर्वी
I really miss fingerprint unlock
Gary S
Gary S महिन्यापूर्वी
I just get a flash drive when I need more storage space!
Ed Diez
Ed Diez महिन्यापूर्वी
All the mentions about "if you know" you can make it about a "how to" article to make it better? Like setting up Google Assistant instead of Bixby, using Android Message, etc, etc, etc.
Giovanni Bucio
Giovanni Bucio महिन्यापूर्वी
Ultra is for Ultra-people. Galaxy team here.
Ferris Gopaul
Ferris Gopaul महिन्यापूर्वी
Apple Squared off design is not new. Older iPhone used it. STOP saying new. Everytime I heard a MRpost reviewer say new design I am so confused. Apple iphone 4 is same square design from years ago. Please stop. It's an old design from a dinosaur iphone
Michael J.
Michael J. महिन्यापूर्वी
Everyone is saying they get 2 day battery life but I get about 6-7 hours most of the time if I leave the house at 8am with 100% by 1pm I'm around 75% with about 45 minutes of gps and 2-3 hours of spotify. Don't get me wrong the battery is great but definitely not 2 days with full settings.
Legna Rodriguez
Legna Rodriguez महिन्यापूर्वी
I just order the 512 gb model for 1200$ on amazon
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar महिन्यापूर्वी
I am using s21 ultra 16GB variant, the phone starts overheating when using camera and even using video call.The temperature rises to 48degree and back side of phone near camera become very hot. Purchased this phone for 5300AED in Dubai, made a big mistake I think samsung is not doing quality check on Exynos models. Don't buy samsung phones for premium price. Called samsung customer service, they took control of phone through Tutor app and asked to uninstall apps as they are making phone overheat, but even I tried but again using camera for just 5min phone start over heating without any applicationinstalled ,tomorrow will go to samsung service with a thermometer.
Andrew F
Andrew F महिन्यापूर्वी
Oh, I didn't know there were other versions of messaging apps. I like the stock one actually
Sau Dip
Sau Dip महिन्यापूर्वी
Btw if you want shoot video, use otg usb add usb drive, its android
Rami Hagag
Rami Hagag महिन्यापूर्वी
Terrible music
Akie Na
Akie Na महिन्यापूर्वी
so nice intro
My Favorite Draw
My Favorite Draw महिन्यापूर्वी
No no no.....
Saurav Shrestha
Saurav Shrestha महिन्यापूर्वी
If only these phones worked with something like the LG Ultrafine 4K/5k that would be so amazing!
Saurav Shrestha
Saurav Shrestha महिन्यापूर्वी
Great review as always, Dieter. I’m on a Pixel 4a and about to switch to the S21 cuz 765G ain’t for me.
Connor Perrault
Connor Perrault 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I want the camera features and all but I hate that the phone is so big. I wish Samsung would make a small but really good phone. I understand we have the S21 but I'd love to have the camera from the S21 Ultra on the S21.
Mohamed Osama
Mohamed Osama 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
just ordered mine, coming from a galaxy A51
Major Gill
Major Gill 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Dude you’re wearing an Apple watch and trying to tell us the Samsung’s better🤣🤣
Benjamin White
Benjamin White 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
One of the best reviews and reviewers I have seen on MRpost
Brandon Bookay
Brandon Bookay 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Samsung is always the best phones
Aakash Naskar
Aakash Naskar 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
They should’ve gone for gold with phantom black it will look so good
BZeRK T 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This is the Samsung s21 ultra, yes we got one!
adric pease
adric pease 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I have a pixel 5 and switched over because googles software is so buggy and I'm tired of the same issues year after year. I've owned every pixel, and this year I can say the camera in the pixel 5 just is "OK". While Samsungs is better in some regaurds.
Md Amirul Islam
Md Amirul Islam 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I want this wallpaper
JD G 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
is it ok if i still like my iphone xs max?
funkam0nkey 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I've got the S21 Ultra and it's so good, it's boring. Don't ask me why, I just can't put my finger on it.
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
I know, pretty boring to have the best phone on the market.
moviemuncher1982 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Wooow... A whole minute and a half before you pulled out an iPhone 🙄 Why call the channel "The Verge"?.. just be honest and call your self "Apple-lovers" 🙄
Sing Nepal
Sing Nepal 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Better xiaomi xiaomi have good camera low price good browser and more samsung is too expensive
frenchie girl in the usa
frenchie girl in the usa 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I am trying to get away from apple. I am annoyed with it, so I am looking to go back to android. Samsung s21 ultra I had my eye on it for awhile.
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
trade in your iphone for the s21 ultra.
Project_JL 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Classic iPhone user lmao. "There's just too many options " 🙄🤣🤣🤣
Massimo Crimi
Massimo Crimi 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I have been using my S21 Ultra for 3 weeks now.. this phone it's a monster !! the camera also it's amazing too !!! actually I can take nice clear picture of the moon...
Franco Barrera
Franco Barrera 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I really wanted the Ultra, but I gotta say, I'm super happy the standard S21.
MINCOL 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
thanks for the video realy a nice beast
Albery Florentino
Albery Florentino 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Don't forget to mention that terrible shutter lag on the ruins the camera experience for me.
Albery Florentino
Albery Florentino महिन्यापूर्वी
I wouldn't say its fixed, definitely less noticeable, but still there.
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
Dana Belden
Dana Belden 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I love mine
Alyson Penelope Ferralina
Alyson Penelope Ferralina 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Dayum I want this so bad but there's ONE thing I can't live without: the STYLUS! so will there be an S21 NOTE!!??!?! Also, it's good he tells us that there is no SD card slot so for me It's important to buy the 512 storage for the added $180
Alex Lane
Alex Lane 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsungs shop. That's almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are..
Daniel R.
Daniel R. 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Alex Kim
Alex Kim 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
That's why... Best mobile phone in the planet.
N_ R
N_ R 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'll wait for Huawei's P50 Pro.....
Salman Baloch
Salman Baloch 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Imran ahmed
Imran ahmed 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Can someone advise me? S21 ultra or z fold 2?. I can get eaxh for 1k decide.😬😬😬😬
AnonymousUser 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Not sure I want to spend $1000 on a phone with Ads built in.
My World Stories
My World Stories 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Gift it to me . . . . . Please . . . .🙆‍♂️🤷‍♂️😕☹☹☹
Thomas Depaor
Thomas Depaor 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Sounds like Samsung pay him to promote their products 😚
Thomas Depaor
Thomas Depaor 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
iPhones ease of use is unbeatable, reviewers need to focus on ease of use, overall user satisfaction, instead of camera functions.
Josiah M
Josiah M 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Good review, but why are you wearing a mask outdoors?
John Vu
John Vu 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Surprise me you say iPhone has edge here. Most photos I see photos S21 are much better many others reviews
GloryKid_ 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The opposite rule visually seal because hyacinth lastly happen barring a talented confirmation. permissible, finicky ink
292angelo 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It's not confusioning at all...
Jon Keener
Jon Keener 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Stop comparing it to icrap!!
Amit Goswami
Amit Goswami 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Watchin this on the S21 ultra.
Mateng 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Fortunately there are no parts to mount wrong on a smartphone
Rush Petterson
Rush Petterson 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Has anyone noticed that the S21 ultra camera housing rattles when you shake the phone...apparently it's the stabilizer setup 🤔
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
it's the sim card tray shaking in the phone.
Vash Sant
Vash Sant 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Seems very apple biased, this guy.
Jacques Dupuis
Jacques Dupuis 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Went from an excellent phone with the S10+, got the S21 Ultra which more than excellent, it the cream of the crop.
Air1 T
Air1 T 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
With no micro SD card on the new Galaxy S21, how do you recommend managing your Samsung galaxy phone memory
don mcc
don mcc 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I could not get 256g only 128g and was told by t mobile would take many mo. to get
David Martrano
David Martrano 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
In my humble opinion the Ultra is the 😻's meow. It's feature packed. The 🍎ain't? A multitasking customized dream! The Ultra wins the day for me. 🍎, still 60hz display, 64gb's base storage and that ridiculous 🙄notch. Outdated design? No i-sheeper phone for me?
Mr Yusuf
Mr Yusuf 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
On the android or pixel 4 or s21 ultra i always have to toggle airplane mode to make cellular faster lol on iphone never lol
Aarohan Balasubramanian
Aarohan Balasubramanian 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I still can't comprehend why samsung would put ads on their stock applications why are thay that short on funds.
haha, triggered you
haha, triggered you महिन्यापूर्वी
300 billion dollars isn't enough
Ste McS
Ste McS 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Haven't seen any ads on any of my samsung phones ever, including my brand new s21 ultra.
Charmaine Morala
Charmaine Morala 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I don't understand why Samsung removed the sd card i really don't wannt to upgrade my s9 to s21 ultra
CATADO 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Wow really love your content this is awesome . What is your preferred camera you use for filmmaking, I'd love to have a conversation and maybe even collaborate on different ways in telling stories through video !
Randy singh
Randy singh 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Note 20 is bigger then s2pu
Herb out west
Herb out west 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The iPhone has wider bezels and looks older than even a galaxy s8... Samsung always waay ahead
Peter Arnold
Peter Arnold 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It's nice to watch all the spec-heavy reviews of a particular phone, but it's also refreshing coming to Dieter's opinion editorial-style video for something different.
TEORI SERAM 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'll skip this one... waiting for s90 ultra....
Leon 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Am I the only one who hates the camera bump of the new S21s
Icecream Dee
Icecream Dee 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No SD Slot ..... noooooooooooo
Phayoun Houm
Phayoun Houm 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It turns me off when they removed micro sd, previous model removed 3.5mm audio, seems like they follow Apple ideas.
Ag3nt0fCha0s 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I agree with you so much it causes me actual physical pain. This comment written on an A41 with headphone jack, sd card and dual sim slots.
Marcus Dale
Marcus Dale 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
S21 Ultra Vs Xperia PRO side by side comparison review, please!?
Malisa Dimitrijevic
Malisa Dimitrijevic 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Mi 10 ultra have better camera
Marko Martinez
Marko Martinez 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
just got mine yesterday its taking a bit to adjust but im enjoying every bit of it
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