Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Oh so close to perfect – SamMobile

Samsung’s first try at making an ‘Extremely’ flagship wasn’t exactly a roaring success. There was a lot to love concerning the Galaxy S20 Extremely, however the few issues that weren’t made it removed from the proper cellphone everybody had anticipated it to be. The Galaxy Word 20 Extremely did repair the most important gripe individuals had with the Galaxy S20 Extremely, however its spec sheet wasn’t as pompous and there have been loads of downgrades concerned, like a smaller battery and decrease most Area zoom functionality.

Now, the Galaxy S21 Extremely has arrived, with options which were taken from the 2 Extremely Galaxy flagships that preceded it and with some gildings and enhancements thrown into the combo. However is it any good? Extra importantly, does it have any obtrusive points that break the expertise, other than some of the feature removals which were discovered since the Galaxy S21 lineup was announced?

Let’s discover out.

Word: This evaluate is predicated on the Exynos 2100-powered Galaxy S21 Extremely. 5G networks weren’t used in the course of the evaluate interval. 

Galaxy S21 Extremely design

It’s not usually that the design of a Galaxy flagship is without doubt one of the predominant points of interest, however Samsung bucked that development final 12 months with the Galaxy Word 20 Extremely, which is one of the most gorgeous phones the company has ever put out. Nonetheless, the Word 20 Extremely had a reasonably customary design – slabs of glass on the back and front, metallic on the aspect, and an array of digicam sensors lined up in a separate housing on the rear. That final half is the place Samsung has modified issues up with the Galaxy S21 collection.

These telephones have what Samsung calls the ‘contour lower’ design. The digicam housing remains to be technically separate, however it’s now linked to the metallic body, and there’s even metallic on high of the digicam housing. It’s fairly distinctive and a breath of recent air, and it’s secure to say Samsung has finally matched Apple’s design prowess and maybe even succeeded it. Simply be sure you get the Phantom Silver variant if you happen to actually need to exhibit the contour lower design to your mates, because it doesn’t look that great on the Phantom Black variant.

The Galaxy S21 Extremely’s cameras stand out from the remainder of the physique, however the wobble when the cellphone is sitting on a desk isn’t too pronounced. The graceful matte end makes the S21 Extremely very slippery, although I’ve to say it’s barely simpler to deal with than the Galaxy S20 Extremely. That’s as a result of the S21 Extremely is a tad shorter than its predecessor. Its show is 0.1 inches smaller, and since smartphone display screen sizes are measured diagonally, the S21 Extremely is ever so barely narrower as properly. All that mixed with the curved edges at the back and front interprets to a cellphone that’s huge however not a ache to make use of.

The ports, buttons and audio system on the Galaxy S21 collection are nonetheless in the identical place they’ve at all times been, aside from the SIM card tray. For one, there’s no microSD slot on any Galaxy S21 smartphone. Second, the SIM card tray now resides on the backside of the cellphone, subsequent to the USB-C port. The tray itself has been redesigned and now holds two SIMs on reverse sides. This was in all probability completed due to area constraints, although it does recommend the microSD slot could not make a return with future Galaxy flagships.

Galaxy S21 Extremely show

The Galaxy S21 Extremely has an exceptional show. Just like the Galaxy Word 20 Extremely, it helps adaptive 120Hz refresh price, and that makes its display screen higher than the already incredible show on the Galaxy S20 Extremely. More details in our Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review about how the adaptive refresh rate works, however the quick model is that it makes all of the scrolling and animations and every part look extraordinarily clean whereas being extraordinarily energy environment friendly.

That’s in all probability why the Galaxy S21 Extremely’s battery life is great even whenever you use the 120Hz refresh price on the most display screen decision, mixed with a newer low-power OLED panel. Sure, now you can allow each 120Hz and WQHD+ decision on the identical time, which wasn’t attainable on final 12 months’s fashions. The display screen is meant to be brighter as properly, at the least on paper. In observe, it’s as shiny because the display screen on the S20 Extremely and Word 20 Extremely and is simple to learn even below harsh daylight. The brightness additionally goes fairly low for comfy use at midnight.

The show has superb colours as properly, and the blue gentle filter characteristic — now known as Eye Consolation Defend — has been up to date to incorporate an adaptive setting, which intelligently adjusts the display screen’s coloration tone to additional improve consolation. Just like the Word 20 Extremely, the S21 Extremely will get Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus for scratch and drop safety, and the identical goes for the again of the cellphone. Sadly, whereas the show doesn’t curve as a lot because it used to on earlier Galaxy flagships, it could possibly nonetheless trigger unintentional touches. It’s not as unhealthy because it was on the Galaxy Word 20 Extremely, however it’s there.

As for the upgraded ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, whereas I didn’t discover it to be any quicker than the first-generation sensor Samsung used on all of its flagships in 2019 and 2020, I did have so much fewer recognition failures. In truth, there was solely the occasional error asking me to cowl your entire fingerprint sensor, which appears to be inherent to all forms of in-display fingerprint sensors and can’t, due to this fact, be held towards the Galaxy S21 Extremely.

A number of further factors concerning the Galaxy S21 Extremely show:

  • The bezels on the Galaxy S21 Extremely will not be smaller than the Galaxy S20 Extremely’s. Perhaps they’re, however the distinction is so minor it could not exist in any respect
  • The entrance digicam punch gap stays the identical dimension as properly
  • A display screen protector is put in out of the field (although this will not be the case in some markets)
  • The default decision is about to Full HD+ and needs to be manually modified to WQHD+ by the show settings
  • Refresh price is about to 120Hz out of the field

Galaxy S21 Extremely S Pen

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For the primary time ever, Samsung has added S Pen help to a Galaxy S flagship. The options made attainable by Bluetooth connectivity and a gyroscope are absent, however other than that, all of the software program instruments are precisely the identical as you discover on the Galaxy Word handsets. Urgent the button on the S Pen whereas it’s hovering over the display screen brings up the Air Command menu, which is the place you may entry every part from the Samsung Notes app to the Stay Messages or Translate characteristic.

I used the S Pen from the Galaxy Word 10 as Samsung didn’t ship us the S21 Extremely’s non-compulsory S Pen accent, and it labored nice. Because of the excessive refresh price show, the S Pen has a really low latency and every part you draw and write exhibits up on the display screen with none lag. However, because the cellphone can’t maintain a stylus itself, you’ll have to purchase each an S Pen and a case to carry it individually. Fortunately, Samsung has the perfect case for it, and third-party circumstances may additionally arrive in some unspecified time in the future at a less expensive worth.

The Galaxy S21 Extremely’s stylus help isn’t simply restricted to the S Pen, both. You can use any Wacom stylus, and there are many choices on the market. Samsung can be going to launch the S Pen Professional later this 12 months. The S Pen Professional will add Bluetooth connectivity to carry the Galaxy S21 Extremely’s S Pen expertise additional consistent with the Galaxy Word flagships. Don’t fear, the Note lineup isn’t going anywhere just yet, although there’s a excessive likelihood that this 12 months will be the final time we see a correct Word flagship hit retail cabinets.

Galaxy S21 Extremely digicam

There’s a lot to speak about with the Galaxy S21 Extremely digicam that I don’t know the place to start out. I assume I can get the principle 108MP rear shooter out of the way in which first. In accordance with Samsung, this is a newer-generation 108MP sensor that brings sharper photos, higher autofocus, and improved low-light efficiency over the sensor used within the Galaxy S20 Extremely and Word 20 Extremely. Do these claims stand as much as scrutiny?

Properly, I believe the focusing is healthier – the laser autofocus enabled quicker, extra constant autofocus on the Galaxy Word 20 Extremely, and it’s even higher on the Galaxy S21 Extremely. Dynamic vary isn’t all that higher, with possibly a really slight enhance intimately in darker areas of the scene that doesn’t actually make a lot of a distinction. That’s true for low-light photographs as properly, although the S21 Extremely didn’t at all times have extra element within the darker areas.

After all, even when there have been zero enhancements to picture high quality, you’re nonetheless getting a incredible predominant digicam. Images have glorious element, dynamic vary, and noise management. Autofocus is now not a problem 99.99% of the time, and low-light efficiency can be fairly nice. Noise does creep in when it’s too darkish, however Samsung’s Scene Optimizer characteristic is smart enough to automatically take longer-exposure shots when needed, and you may at all times swap to Evening mode manually, too.

Evening mode works simply in addition to it did on earlier telephones, and now, you may inform the digicam to make use of the max publicity time attainable or simply let the digicam resolve by itself (the distinction between the 2 is normally minor, nevertheless). And whenever you use Evening mode for selfies, along with longer publicity, the cellphone turns the display screen white to seize as a lot gentle as attainable. Evening mode can be accessible in Portrait mode, which is what Samsung used to name Stay focus earlier than.

Beneath are a bunch of digicam samples from the principle digicam. Some scenes captured in Evening mode along with common photograph mode are included as properly (with the primary being the common photograph adopted by the Evening mode shot).

Along with renaming Stay focus to Portrait mode, Samsung has added new studio-quality lighting results that blacken or whiten the background fully. There’s even a coloration impact that applies a random background coloration, and you may modify the brightness of your face. Face brightness may also be adjusted with the common blur impact. And these new results do look cool, although the appliance of the background impact isn’t at all times excellent when there’s loads of hair round they usually additionally work solely with individuals.

Right here’s one portrait photograph with the entire totally different results utilized, together with a few different bokeh photographs:

Samsung has additionally added a brand new workaround for the decrease close-up focusing capabilities of the 108MP digicam sensor. On the Galaxy S20 Extremely and the Word 20 Extremely, the camera suggests switching to 2x magnification and transferring again for sharper macros. Now, whenever you get near the topic, the focus enhancer kicks in and the cellphone makes use of the ultra-wide digicam for a sharper picture. Focus enhancer tends to kick in even when the principle digicam is able to locking correct focus, however fortunately, Samsung helps you to flip it off by a devoted toggle on the viewfinder.

Right here’s an instance of focus enhancer turning on when it wasn’t wanted and giving me a significantly decrease high quality image (slide left for the image with focus enhancer turned on):

And right here’s an instance of when focus enhancer turned out to be helpful:

The ultra-wide digicam that’s used for these macros has additionally obtained a serious {hardware} enhance: It now helps (Twin Pixel) autofocus. That’s the rationale why Samsung now allows 60 fps video recording throughout all 4 cameras – sure, the 2 telephoto lenses have Twin Pixel autofocus as properly. Nevertheless, the ultra-wide digicam’s high quality is in any other case the identical as earlier than with nonetheless photos: sufficient element and dynamic vary when the lighting circumstances are proper. Evening mode helps enhance ultra-wide high quality at night time, and now you can use Professional mode with the ultra-wide digicam for even higher outcomes.

Some ultra-wide photographs subsequent to their common wide-angle variations:

Alright, now let’s discuss these two zoom cameras. The Galaxy S21 Extremely has one 10MP 3x optical telephoto digicam and a 10MP 10x optical digicam for a complete attainable zoom of 100x. Two telephoto cameras sound nice on paper, however in actuality, there isn’t a serious distinction between the standard you get on the Galaxy S21 Extremely and the Galaxy S20 Extremely. The S21 Extremely takes barely sharper photos at 10x and past and focuses higher due to Twin Pixel autofocus on each telephoto lenses, however that’s about it.

Right here’s a 10x photograph made utilizing the Galaxy S21 Extremely (slide proper) and the Galaxy S20 Extremely (slide left) subsequent to one another:

And this one’s at 30x shot utilizing each telephones (slide left for S20 Extremely picture):

The one purpose Samsung went with two telephoto cameras was to supply a mid-range zoom possibility. The Galaxy S20 Extremely has a 4x optical lens, and whenever you faucet the zoom button within the viewfinder, you’re taken on to 5x magnification, which might usually be greater than mandatory. And at 3x zoom, the S20 Extremely crops a 108MP picture from the principle digicam that may have poor high quality if the lighting circumstances aren’t proper. Each these points are fastened by having a devoted 3x snapper.

Nevertheless, it’s not all higher: The Galaxy S21 Extremely makes use of the 3x lens for as much as — and together with — 10x magnification in low-light circumstances as a result of the 10x telephoto has a slender aperture of F4.9, and high quality suffers consequently as a result of the 3x digicam solely has 10 megapixels to work with. The Galaxy S20 Extremely, however, at all times makes use of the telephoto digicam for 5x zoom and past, and because it has 48 megapixels to work with, you get sharper photos than the S21 Extremely at night time up till 10x magnification.

However, sufficient with the Galaxy S20 Extremely comparisons. How does the Galaxy S21 Extremely fare on the totally different zoom ranges, together with all the way in which up at 100x? Properly, it does a strong job, although nighttime efficiency is hit-and-miss and something past 30x has a heavy watercolor impact and remains to be extra about boasting rights than one thing really helpful. Nevertheless, the S21 Extremely has an ace up its sleeve at zoom ranges past 30x that the Galaxy S20 Extremely didn’t, and it’s known as Zoom Lock.

The Galaxy S20 Extremely was a ache to work with at excessive zoom ranges until you set it on a tripod. The S21 Extremely fixes this with some {hardware} trickery (seemingly the optical picture stabilization on the 10x digicam) that locks the body in place so you may truly seize what you need as a substitute of one thing completely unintended (just like the empty sky subsequent to the moon as a substitute of the moon itself). Zoom Lock can generally have hassle conserving the body lock in place, particularly at 100x zoom, however when it really works, it really works nice.

Listed below are a bunch of scenes captured at 1x, 3x, 4x, 10x, 30x, and 100x with the S21 Extremely, together with a few moon photographs:

Samsung has additionally improved Single Take mode, one of its best new camera features in recent years. For the unversed, Single Take captures all kinds of photographs and video clips for anyplace between 5 to 15 seconds whenever you faucet the shutter button. The outcomes embody boomerang clips, slow-motion or fast-motion clips, clips from each the common and wide-angle cameras, and photographs with bokeh and numerous filters utilized. And the Galaxy S21 collection comes with Single Take 2.0, which takes a greater variety of images and clips and likewise lets you choose precisely what sort of photographs you need to seize.

Professional mode, in the meantime, has been up to date to help 12-bit RAW recordsdata, which ought to make skilled photographers blissful. Professional mode additionally helps you to take photographs with the ultra-wide digicam on the Galaxy S21 Extremely, as talked about earlier. Nevertheless, Samsung nonetheless isn’t permitting using the zoom cameras in Professional mode. I assume that’s one thing the corporate is saving for its upcoming flagships.

Selfies are captured utilizing the identical 40MP F2.2 entrance digicam because the Galaxy S20 Extremely, and it usually does a wonderful job, with loads of element, correct pores and skin tones, and good dynamic vary in good lighting. Try our Galaxy S20 Ultra review for extra particulars on the entrance digicam’s efficiency, and see a few selfie samples beneath.

For video recording, Samsung has a neat new characteristic known as Director’s View that exhibits you the feed from the principle digicam, ultra-wide digicam, and 3x telephoto lens and allows you to swap between them with a single faucet. You may also see the feed from the entrance digicam in a bit window on high or in split-screen mode. Sadly, Director’s View data movies at Full HD decision and 30 frames per second. [email protected] recording is feasible on all 4 rear cameras, however solely in the usual video mode and with out the flexibility to modify between the cameras on the fly.

Video high quality at [email protected] fps is fairly strong with all 4 cameras, although the resolved element isn’t as excessive as I would really like, particularly when viewing these on a monitor. 8K recording is supported as properly, however 8K movies are shot at 24 frames per second and barely have the form of further element that will justify the elevated file dimension, particularly with microSD growth now not attainable.

A few [email protected] fps clips from the rear cameras together with an 8K clip:

Galaxy S21 Extremely software program

The Galaxy S21 collection runs Android 11 with One UI 3.1 out of the field, with a guarantee of three major OS updates (until Android 14). Other than all the brand new digicam and S Pen stuff, the newest model of One UI brings principally minor new performance. That’s to not say that performance isn’t helpful, fairly the opposite. Essentially the most fascinating new characteristic in my view is with the ability to blur the background in video calls made utilizing apps like Zoom and Google Duo.

If you happen to’re one of many many individuals who’ve been working from house in the course of the pandemic and continually should clear up the mess in your room earlier than getting on the subsequent video name together with your colleagues, this characteristic is a godsend. Now, you may simply blur the background and ensure nobody is ready to see what’s behind you. If the blur isn’t sufficient, you may select so as to add a strong background coloration that fully blocks every part however your face. There’s an possibility so as to add a customized picture from the gallery as properly!

One UI 3.1 additionally lets you access Google Discover from the left-most home screen. A easy but neat new characteristic is the choice of removing location data from images earlier than sharing them by utilizing the devoted toggle in Android’s share menu. And when you’ve got a pill that runs One UI 3.1 (the Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ have been updated to One UI 3.1 already), you may copy photos and textual content on the Galaxy S21 Extremely and immediately paste them in your pill. There’s also Private Share, which helps you to add an expiration date to recordsdata you share with others and likewise disallows them from taking screenshots.

The remainder of the software program is kind of the identical as what you might have on the Galaxy S20 collection after the Android 11 and One UI 3.0 replace, together with the entire long-standing Samsung options equivalent to theme help, Twin Messenger, Safe Folder, At all times On Show, Multi Window multitasking, and one-handed mode. Newer options like Hyperlink to Home windows and wireless Dex are supported as properly. Nevertheless, one glorious Samsung characteristic is now not pretty much as good on the Galaxy S21 collection. That’s Samsung Pay, which doesn’t work over MST in some markets, such because the US and India.

Galaxy S21 Extremely efficiency

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For Samsung, it’s not nearly having to make glorious telephones. The Korean large additionally makes its personal cellular processors, which should compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips that energy Samsung’s flagships within the US and China. And after final 12 months’s disappointment, Samsung went again to the drafting board and removed its customized processor cores. The result is the Exynos 2100, which is meant to repair all the problems that plagued the Exynos 990.

And Samsung appears to have succeeded based mostly on our expertise with the Galaxy S21 Extremely. We don’t know the way the Snapdragon 888 variant of the cellphone performs, however our Exynos unit is quick, doesn’t warmth up all that a lot, and battery life is nice (extra on that within the battery part beneath). Lengthy gaming classes don’t appear to make the chipset throttle, and the cellphone by no means bought so sizzling that it needed to disable the excessive refresh price, because the Galaxy S20 Extremely and Word 20 Extremely had a behavior of doing.

With 12GB of RAM on the bottom mannequin, multitasking is a breeze as properly. The one slowdowns you will notice are within the digicam app. Switching between modes can generally take extra time than it ought to, and regardless of the quicker chipset, the S21 Extremely takes longer than the Galaxy S20 Extremely or Word 20 Extremely to course of photographs within the background to provide the last end result that you just see within the gallery. All this may be improved by software program updates, however it’s disappointing that the slowdowns exist within the first place.

Additionally disappointing is that Samsung has eliminated the microSD slot from its newest flagships. Worse but, the bottom variant comes with 128GB of storage in most nations, which might replenish rapidly if you happen to set up a whole lot of video games and shoot 4K or 8K movies. Samsung’s dangling the standard excuse of cloud storage being another in entrance of us, however with even Google removing unlimited photo and video storage from Google Photos this year, it’s a foul time to be making low-cost expandable storage a non-option.

The Galaxy S21 Extremely is supplied with UWB technology for communication with good units, such as the Galaxy SmartTag Pro, and information switch to and from different UWB-enabled telephones. I used to be unable to check this as the one different Galaxy telephones with UWB are the Word 20 Extremely and S21+, which weren’t at hand, and, to be honest, with Samsung’s Quick Share feature launched in One UI 2.1, file sharing between Galaxy units is already a seamless affair. The extra fancy use circumstances, equivalent to with the ability to unlock your automobile, are the place UWB ought to shine, however that wasn’t one thing I might check, both (and nobody will be capable of until later this year).

Galaxy S21 Extremely audio high quality

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First, Samsung got rid of the headphone jack, and now, the corporate’s eliminated its glorious AKG-tuned earphones from the field. Not one of the Galaxy S21 fashions include earphones (or a charger) within the field, and Samsung clearly desires to push everybody in the direction of shopping for its wi-fi earbuds. These earbuds are nice, however they’ve bought nothing on wired headsets, and if you happen to purchase the Galaxy S21 Extremely, you’ll should carry your individual pair, one with both a USB-C port or a 3.5 mm to USB-C adapter.

It’s a foolish omission despite all the lofty claims about helping the environment, and there’s a easy purpose: Whereas individuals could have further chargers mendacity round, the AKG-tuned earphones Samsung used to provide till final 12 months with its flagships have been superb, and getting earphones that sound as nice will end in further expenditure not everybody will need to make. To not point out Samsung might have began out sluggish by solely eradicating the charger from the field, however it selected to do away with all of it from the get go.

To Samsung’s credit score, the stereo audio system on the Galaxy S21 Extremely are glorious, as is the norm for any Galaxy flagship. It’s loud, by no means distorts, and has sufficient oomph within the decrease frequencies that the recently released trailer for Godzilla vs Kong sounded nice as the 2 titans confirmed up on-screen and the heavy drums kicked in. Dolby Atmos help is included. Calls revamped the audio system are available in loud and clear as properly. Name high quality can be pretty much as good as you count on from a cellphone nowadays.

Galaxy S21 Extremely battery life

The Galaxy S20 Extremely’s battery life wasn’t unhealthy, however with the excessive refresh price enabled, battery life did undergo to the purpose the place it will be unattainable for the cellphone to final for a full day with out something however very gentle use. The Exynos 990 was partially guilty, and the dearth of adaptive refresh price was heavy on the battery as properly.

For the Galaxy S21 Extremely, Samsung has fastened each points. The Exynos 990 has been changed by the newer and extra environment friendly Exynos 2100 and the show can now drop its refresh price all the way down to as little as 10Hz whenever you’re a nonetheless picture. And boy, does it present: Battery life on the Galaxy S21 Extremely has been nothing wanting spectacular, at the least whenever you don’t carry out power-hungry duties (equivalent to lengthy gaming classes and recording too many movies) all day lengthy.

With gentle to reasonable use and the display screen set to 120Hz refresh price and WQHD+ decision, a single cost bought me 16 hours of complete use (so, from the time I might get up to the time I might return to sleep) with upwards of 5 hours of display screen on time and round 5-10% cost left to spare with shocking consistency. Idle drain is low as properly, so you may postpone charging the cellphone till the subsequent morning.

Dropping the decision to Full HD+ made little distinction, however setting refresh price to 60Hz prolonged battery life to a day and a half earlier than I must attain for the charger. Nevertheless, if you happen to put the cellphone by fixed heavy use, battery life is lower quick significantly, virtually by half relying on what you do over the course of the day. Utilizing the show at customary refresh price can assist right here, however because the excessive refresh price is without doubt one of the finest options of those telephones, that’s not one thing I might suggest.

Additionally, whereas battery life was higher than I had hoped, the Galaxy S21 Extremely maxes out at 25W tremendous quick charging, and also you don’t get a charger within the field (solely a USB-C to USB-C cable). So, if you happen to’re upgrading from a Galaxy S20 Extremely or Word 10+ and purchased a 45W charger, you’ll have slower charging. If you happen to’re upgrading from an older Galaxy S flagship, you in all probability gained’t have a 25W charger mendacity round. Disappointing both means, and one can solely hope Samsung’s characteristic elimination streak involves an finish earlier than it’s too late.

If you happen to do have a 25W quick charger or resolve to purchase one from Samsung, you’ll see the identical charging speeds because the Galaxy S20 Extremely’s: Round 70 minutes to go from Zero to 100 (the Galaxy S20 Extremely used to try this in round 60 minutes when it launched, however Samsung slowed it down with a software update a few weeks later). With a 15W charger, which is what many shoppers would possibly find yourself utilizing, a full cost comes up in round 100 minutes, which definitely isn’t unhealthy however is much from supreme nowadays.

Like earlier flagships, the Galaxy S21 Extremely helps quick wi-fi charging and Wi-fi PowerShare, which permits wi-fi charging of different units. That’s principally helpful for charging wearables just like the Galaxy Buds or Samsung’s smartwatches, as charging different telephones utilizing the S21 Extremely is a sluggish affair and drains its battery fairly rapidly, although you may set a restrict for the way lengthy the cellphone will preserve charging the opposite system by Wi-fi PowerShare settings.

Galaxy S21 Extremely verdict

The Galaxy S21 Extremely is the closest Samsung has come to creating an ideal flagship lately. In truth, whenever you decide it based mostly on what Samsung says the cellphone can do, I might say the S21 Extremely is excellent. However one can not ignore that Samsung has taken away a few options that made its flagships distinctive all these years, specifically the microSD slot and MST funds over Samsung Pay, and that makes the Galaxy S21 Extremely much less superior than it might have been.

Nonetheless, if these options don’t matter to you and also you’re searching for a flagship cellphone with an exceptional show, S Pen help, versatile cameras with incredible zoom capabilities, glorious efficiency and battery life with none of the Exynos woes from final 12 months, a surprising design that may make heads flip, and modern-day connectivity options like 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and UWB, the Galaxy S21 Extremely is the one for you. Go purchase it now!

P.S.: Wish to know one thing concerning the Galaxy S21 Extremely that’s not talked about within the evaluate? Ask me within the feedback part and I’ll do my finest to reply.

Execs Cons
Finest show on a Samsung cellphone but No charger or earphones within the field
S Pen help No microSD slot, 128GB base storage
Distinctive and beautiful design Samsung Pay doesn’t help MST in some markets
Versatile cameras with incredible zoom capabilities, neat new options like Director’s View, [email protected] video on all lenses No 45W tremendous quick charging help
Glorious battery life even at 120Hz refresh price and WQHD+ display screen decision S Pen a separate buy
Implausible efficiency with the Exynos 2100 chipset
Eligible for 3 main Android OS updates
Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner has fewer recognition errors than earlier than
5G connectivity, UWB (ultra-wideband), Wi-Fi 6E


  • Mannequin: SM-G998B
  • Dimensions: Bar: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Show: 6.Eight inch / 172.72 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Exynos 2100
  • Digital camera: 12MP
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