Specifications and Review of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Specifications and Review of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the highest Galaxy S21 series introduced by Samsung along with the Galaxy S21 and S21 +. Predictably, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will provide everything for those who want the best through the most advanced pro-class camera system and the brightest and smartest screen.

Not only that, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also offers higher productivity and creativity capabilities by bringing the S Pen experience to its users. It could be said that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Galaxy S series to have such capabilities.

As TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said at the launch of the Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is living proof of how Samsung is always driving meaningful innovation to provide a personalized experience.

“The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the latest part of a decade-long legacy of the Galaxy S series of delivering a cutting-edge mobile experience. This smartphone is made for users who want the best technology to stay connected with people and most importantly, ”said TM Roh.

The 2X Dynamic AMOLED screen measures 6.8 inches

The Galaxy S21 series introduces a bold new style that sets it apart from other smartphones. Introducing an all-new iconic Contour Cut Camera housing that blends seamlessly into the metal frame of the device for a sleek, yet eye-catching aesthetic.

There is a choice of Phantom Black and Phantom Silver colors, which are coated with a luxurious haze layer for an all-sophisticated and timeless look. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also has three Samsung.com Exclusive Color variations, namely Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown.

Coming as a premium flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also offers enhanced durability with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Regarding the screen, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the variant that has the largest size of the Galaxy S21 series with a 6.8-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED screen.

For the first time ever, users no longer have to decide between a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and a Quad HD + display. The reason is, on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, users can choose both. The screen refresh rate adjusts to the content being viewed, starting from 10Hz to 120Hz.

Compared to the Galaxy S20, the S21 Ultra offers 25% brighter images with a peak brightness of 1,500nits, the brightest of a Galaxy smartphone. With an enhanced 50% contrast ratio, the Galaxy S21 Ultra produces clear and immersive images, even when outdoors.

Like its two siblings, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 +, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is also supported with Eye Comfort Shield support. This can help users reduce eye fatigue when using this smartphone for a long time.

Has four rear cameras with a 108 MP sensor

If the Galaxy S21 and S21 + only have three rear cameras, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is armed by Samsung with four cameras on the back. Not only that, this smartphone also comes with a pro-grade camera system so that users can take quality photos and videos in various lighting.

Making arrangements, or recording and editing videos with a series of new AI-supported features has also been embedded by Samsung in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This smartphone is equipped with four rear cameras (ultra-wide, wide and dual tele-lens) with a 108 MP pro sensor.

Users can take 12-bit HDR photos with 64 times richer color data and a dynamic range that is more than three times greater. For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, users can shoot in 4K at 60fps across all lenses including the front and rear four lenses.

Plus, with the 12-bit RAW file option, users won’t miss a single detail when editing photos. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also features 100x Space Zoom which is supported by Samsung’s first Dual-telephoto lens system, one 3x optical and one 10x optical, both equipped with Dual Pixel (2PD) AF.

In addition, the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s upgraded Bright Night Sensor is Samsung’s biggest leap in low-light photography. With the enhanced Night Mode, noise reduction and 12MP Nona-binning technology, users can capture difficult shots such as dimly lit rooms.

Performance you can count on

Just like the Galaxy S21 and S21 +, the Galaxy S21 Ultra which is marketed in Indonesia is also powered by Samsung’s flagship chipset, the Exynos 2100.This chipset is built with a 5nm fabrication and an Octa-core CPU which has a configuration of 1 x Cortex-X1 2.9 GHz. & 3 x Cortex-A78 2.80 GHz & 4 x Cortex-a55 2.2 GHz.

Yes! This chipset is the brain that Samsung has immersed in the Galaxy S21 and S21 + which are sold in many countries, including Indonesia. Not to forget, Samsung is also arming its premium flagship smartphone with the Mali-G78 MP14 GPU.

Then, what about the power supply support? As announced at launch, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a different battery capacity support from the Galaxy S21 and S21 +. Yes! The Galaxy S21 Ultra is equipped with a 5,000 mAh capacity battery.

Even so, this smartphone has both been supported by the fast charging feature, aka 25W fast charging. Other supports that are also embedded are USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi / PMA 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.


ChipsetExynos 2100 (5 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G78 MP14
Operating systemAndroid 11, One UI 3.1
RAM12GB & 16GB
Internal128 GB, 256 GB & 512 GB
Dimensions165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight227 grams
SIM slotDual SIM (Nano-SIM and / or eSIM, dual stand-by)
TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz
Size6.8 inches
ResolutionQHD + 1,440 x 3,200 pixels
Back108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP
Front40 MP
Video8K @ 24fps, 4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 240fps, 720p @ 960fps, HDR10 +, stereo sound rec., Gyro-EIS
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / 6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
SensorFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
USBUSB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Audio jackNot
BatteryLi-Ion 5000 mAh – Fast Charging 25W
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