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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Aakash Naskar
Aakash Naskar Өдрийн өмнө
They should’ve gone for gold with phantom black it will look so good
BZeRK T 2 өдрийн өмнө
This is the Samsung s21 ultra, yes we got one!
adric pease
adric pease 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
I want this wallpaper
JD G 4 өдрийн өмнө
is it ok if i still like my iphone xs max?
funkam0nkey 5 өдрийн өмнө
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.
moviemuncher1982 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 7 өдрийн өмнө
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 7 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Project_JL 8 өдрийн өмнө
Classic iPhone user lmao. "There's just too many options " 🙄🤣🤣🤣
Massimo Crimi
Massimo Crimi 9 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
I really wanted the Ultra, but I gotta say, I'm super happy the standard S21.
MINCOL 10 өдрийн өмнө
thanks for the video realy a nice beast
Albery Florentino
Albery Florentino 10 өдрийн өмнө
Don't forget to mention that terrible shutter lag on the ruins the camera experience for me.
Dana Belden
Dana Belden 11 өдрийн өмнө
I love mine
Alyson Penelope Ferralina
Alyson Penelope Ferralina 13 өдрийн өмнө
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
Ben Dover
Ben Dover 13 өдрийн өмнө
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..
Dax R.
Dax R. 14 өдрийн өмнө
Alex Kim
Alex Kim 14 өдрийн өмнө
That's why... Best mobile phone in the planet.
N_ R
N_ R 14 өдрийн өмнө
I'll wait for Huawei's P50 Pro.....
Salman Baloch
Salman Baloch 15 өдрийн өмнө
Imran ahmed
Imran ahmed 15 өдрийн өмнө
Can someone advise me? S21 ultra or z fold 2?. I can get eaxh for 1k decide.😬😬😬😬
AnonymousUser 15 өдрийн өмнө
Not sure I want to spend $1000 on a phone with Ads built in.
Roma Khan Afridi
Roma Khan Afridi 15 өдрийн өмнө
Gift it to me . . . . . Please . . . .🙆‍♂️🤷‍♂️😕☹☹☹
Thomas Depaor
Thomas Depaor 16 өдрийн өмнө
Sounds like Samsung pay him to promote their products 😚
Thomas Depaor
Thomas Depaor 16 өдрийн өмнө
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 16 өдрийн өмнө
Good review, but why are you wearing a mask outdoors?
John Vu
John Vu 16 өдрийн өмнө
Surprise me you say iPhone has edge here. Most photos I see photos S21 are much better many others reviews
GloryKid_ 18 өдрийн өмнө
The opposite rule visually seal because hyacinth lastly happen barring a talented confirmation. permissible, finicky ink
292angelo 20 өдрийн өмнө
It's not confusioning at all...
Jon Keener
Jon Keener 20 өдрийн өмнө
Stop comparing it to icrap!!
Amit Goswami
Amit Goswami 21 өдрийн өмнө
Watchin this on the S21 ultra.
Mateng 22 өдрийн өмнө
Fortunately there are no parts to mount wrong on a smartphone
Rush Petterson
Rush Petterson 23 өдрийн өмнө
Has anyone noticed that the S21 ultra camera housing rattles when you shake the phone...apparently it's the stabilizer setup 🤔
Vash Sant
Vash Sant 23 өдрийн өмнө
Seems very apple biased, this guy.
Jacques Dupuis
Jacques Dupuis 23 өдрийн өмнө
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 25 өдрийн өмнө
With no micro SD card on the new Galaxy S21, how do you recommend managing your Samsung galaxy phone memory
don mcc
don mcc 25 өдрийн өмнө
I could not get 256g only 128g and was told by t mobile would take many mo. to get
David Martrano
David Martrano 25 өдрийн өмнө
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 26 өдрийн өмнө
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 27 өдрийн өмнө
I still can't comprehend why samsung would put ads on their stock applications why are thay that short on funds.
Ste McS
Ste McS 17 өдрийн өмнө
Haven't seen any ads on any of my samsung phones ever, including my brand new s21 ultra.
Charmaine Morala
Charmaine Morala 27 өдрийн өмнө
I don't understand why Samsung removed the sd card i really don't wannt to upgrade my s9 to s21 ultra
CATADO 27 өдрийн өмнө
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 27 өдрийн өмнө
Note 20 is bigger then s2pu
Herb out west
Herb out west 28 өдрийн өмнө
The iPhone has wider bezels and looks older than even a galaxy s8... Samsung always waay ahead
Peter Arnold
Peter Arnold 29 өдрийн өмнө
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 29 өдрийн өмнө
I'll skip this one... waiting for s90 ultra....
Leon Сарын өмнө
Am I the only one who hates the camera bump of the new S21s
Icecream Dee
Icecream Dee Сарын өмнө
No SD Slot ..... noooooooooooo
Phayoun Houm
Phayoun Houm Сарын өмнө
It turns me off when they removed micro sd, previous model removed 3.5mm audio, seems like they follow Apple ideas.
Ag3nt0fCha0s 17 өдрийн өмнө
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 Сарын өмнө
S21 Ultra Vs Xperia PRO side by side comparison review, please!?
Malisa Dimitrijevic
Malisa Dimitrijevic Сарын өмнө
Mi 10 ultra have better camera
Marko Martinez
Marko Martinez Сарын өмнө
just got mine yesterday its taking a bit to adjust but im enjoying every bit of it
Pritish Patil
Pritish Patil Сарын өмнө
I'm getting 5 hours screen on time on my s21 ultra with 19 hours battery life. Exynos version. I think it's less than expected.
nacanieli nalewabau
nacanieli nalewabau Сарын өмнө
Why does the quality of the pictures taken drops though when u upload it on social media??
ITS_SUNDARAM 26 өдрийн өмнө
Well there's a limitation, I believe which concerns with the size of the photo and therefore in order to match the size limit of photos on social media the original photos are compressed and as a result you can notice a drop in resolution.
Anna Pennington
Anna Pennington Сарын өмнө
I just got mine and it gets pretty hot easily!! Does anyone have the same heating issues?🤒
Kunlan 16 өдрийн өмнө
No heating issues on mine
[WINR] THE WINNER Сарын өмнө
Please dont put 12 pro max so close to s 21 ultra, you make s 21 looks bad too. You really cant compare stone age phones aka pro max with 2021 phones like s 21 ultra
Andy Shepherd
Andy Shepherd Сарын өмнө
iPhone user, just picked up a 256GB Phantom Black S21 Ultra. I gotta say so far very impressed 👍🏻
Stephen Rye
Stephen Rye Сарын өмнө
Just got mine today. Love it. Fixes all the problems with my s20 ultra.
Kevin Whitney
Kevin Whitney Сарын өмнө
What about the speakers and sound with headphones. Excellent camera etc.
N H Сарын өмнө
nemanja6290 Сарын өмнө
show us the phone!!! not your face
jjacob25101 Сарын өмнө
I just got my preordered S21 Ultra 512G from Verizon, and love it. It looks so cool, and is the same price as my 2 year old Note 9 512G when I got it, and us a smidgen narrower than my Note 9. A newer S Pen will be coming out later. I believe it is BT capable. I like the looks of the iPhone 12 Pro Max 512G, but like this one better. But like all my previous phones, I use the Otterbox Defender Pro case, Invisible Shield top screen protector, and my NiteIze XXL Hardshell belt clip holster. I will be getting the Galaxy Pro Buds next week when my local Honolulu Best Buy will have it in stock. Also, the S21 Ultra has the huge 5000 mAh battery, and 10G more RAM than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I previously had all the top Motorola Droid Phones until they went to the modular format, becayse it was better that the top iPhones of that time in msny ways, then got my Pixel XL, and my Note 9 512G, which is still a great phone, but the battery may be going soon. All my previous phone batteries practically died after two years of use.
Cesar lima
Cesar lima Сарын өмнө
The S21 has good cameras, but not for Instagram. iPhone still beat it, and it’s better for someone who likes to record nice videos
Alex Hindman
Alex Hindman Сарын өмнө
"a little sensitive to scratches and prints" ummmm why would you put an aluminum/glass phone on concrete without a case
sofi-hime。 Сарын өмнө
he mentioned that the selfie camera does 6MP by default, but we could get the 40MP "if we want"? does anyone know how to set that up?
Patrick T
Patrick T Сарын өмнө
Tablet options? Well, what about multiple users
And also you know it works if you're wearing a mask. 6:05 😄
blackcobra95 ___
blackcobra95 ___ Сарын өмнө
Samsung had the android phone crown since the Galaxy S3. The comeup started with the S2/Note around late 2010/11. I think motorola and HTC had the crown with the Droid phones and the Evo. Samsung was able to get a similar phone on every carrier starting with the original Galaxy S. Marketing played a big factor in their dominance also.
Morgan Marie
Morgan Marie Сарын өмнө
Just gonna say the S21 has terrible battery life out of the box and I'm definitely returning it for the Ultra.
Samir Mishra
Samir Mishra Сарын өмнө
Great review, always look forward for reviews done by Dieter Bohn
Waqar Masood
Waqar Masood 29 өдрийн өмнө
Jaxscr 29
Jaxscr 29 Сарын өмнө
I have the S20 ultra..I don't see any major changes instead I see a downgrade of micro SD slot which is disappointing!!
Krisztián Viola
Krisztián Viola Сарын өмнө
I believe, the S10 5G is the original "Ultra"
Gary Smith
Gary Smith Сарын өмнө
I wish I knew if it has the Samsung Translation bugs that happen with Speech to text like my S7 does (I say Comma, it either spells out comma or prints "oh," Or if I say he, it'll print she, him or some random identifier). Or have they taught the S21 Ultra proper English grammar?
Julio Sunga
Julio Sunga Сарын өмнө
why do other reviewers show the s21 ultra thrashing the iphone on the camera review? i have to press (x) to doubt on that camera review
Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg Сарын өмнө
🤣🤣 What about AptxHD and better Ram Management? What about unified software experience? 😂
i need this s21 fosho
Frankie Cuellar
Frankie Cuellar Сарын өмнө
Great review👍
kratus orelius
kratus orelius Сарын өмнө
No need for micro sd in 2021. Just save to Google drive or Google photos
Cameron Long
Cameron Long Сарын өмнө
Who else is waiting by the door today besides me?
The Game hub
The Game hub Сарын өмнө
yes you cant switch from apple to Samsung cuz then you need brain to process the future which most of them don't have
LBee Сарын өмнө
Dude, you can add Google messengjng. People that use Apple phones aren't technical.
Danik Johnson
Danik Johnson Сарын өмнө
IPhone user Dude the 21 ultra is a better fone, then the 12max!!!! So why wouldnt some people switch over!!! Stop being a Hater!!!
shea Hill
shea Hill Сарын өмнө
Excellent review. Lots of points explained in detail.
Raphael Mastromonaco
Raphael Mastromonaco Сарын өмнө
Typically, I would always buy the "plus" phones but they really disappointed me with those and thank God they knocked the Ultra out of the park. Thank God they also lowered the price too lol. I had the 10+ and wasn't crazy about the 20+ and it's pricetag. Then I heard these were being released earlier so I went to the LG v60 for a few months, that phone was on to something but ultimately lacked good software. So I went to the s20FE and it just felt better being back with samsung. A 1080p screen isn't THAT bad. Personally, I could tell that it wasn't Samsung's best screen but not terrible in the slightest. Using jump on demand with T-Mobile I was able to do this and not spend any money until I had to pre-order the s21 Ultra. I always like to get the best of the best just because I don't mind having a phone for the next two years but I feel like the s21 plus wasn't going to hold me over for 2 years. With a new demanding job in IT my phone was going to be ringing quite a bit and being used quite a bit so having that bigger battery is going to be a huge advantage. I think it should be arriving sometime on Friday so I'm anxious to see if it was worth spending the extra money. From all the reviews I've seen it seems so.
R P Сарын өмнө
Makes me want to switch from iPhone. Lol.
korn74 Сарын өмнө
Yep me too now to sell iPhone 12 pro Max or not to sell 🤔
Kimbugwe Rogers
Kimbugwe Rogers Сарын өмнө
the finger print works well even if u wearing a mask...........
A very good video Sir. I love the Phantom black S21ultra 5G. Stay safe brother 🙏.
Ahmed S
Ahmed S Сарын өмнө
Stretched on camera review
msmcshan1 Сарын өмнө
The new Apple iPhone 21 Ultra...I mean Samsung S21. This is the year to switch for me since they are identical in features now, might as well try the other side headphone no charger no SD lol
derpy derp
derpy derp 20 өдрийн өмнө
The sd card wasnt needed And i wouldnt make a big deal about the charger but yeah headphone gone
Mike Carey
Mike Carey Сарын өмнө
Is it true I'm hearing that there is a rumor surely after the S 2021 Ultra there's going to be an S21 Ultra Pro how true is this
Aaron Balderas
Aaron Balderas Сарын өмнө
Im pretty much into everything, so I need the camera functions and whistles it has to offer.
House Baelish
House Baelish Сарын өмнө
When the s9+ dropped I bought the s10+ and kept the s9+ to compare and the s10+ had much better picture quality when the s20 dropped I took my s10+ to the store to compare...s10+ beat it. Now here they go again just adding more cameras and more cameras I'll wait for the s22 ultra
Oscar Maradiaga
Oscar Maradiaga Сарын өмнө
Nothing to add the phones comes tomorrow so MNdown reviewers did a great job
Shred Boise
Shred Boise Сарын өмнө
Dude you do that "uuuhhh" stall needlessly and repetitivel in your videos and uuuuuhhhhhh it's cheesy
House Baelish
House Baelish Сарын өмнө
Yep they lose all credibility to me when they do that
attq Сарын өмнө
Well it's not the best version since the screen is still curved.
Monarchist Сарын өмнө
Even if in some parallel universe the Ultra were better at everything in terms of hardware and camera, there would still be one giant, looming disadvantage destroying all of that: Android, of course. Also their OneUI interface. Ads in native apps? On a 1200+ USD phone? 🤣 Come on, give me a break. Also, just the mess their notifications center has become. And the Settings menu. 😬🤦‍♂️
Aab Rock Lee
Aab Rock Lee Сарын өмнө
I don't get why reviewers like you consider having options as a negative for the UI experience. I mean it's there for people who might need it and if you don't that's fine. It's not distracting or hard to ignore. Just a silly point to bring out against Samsung's UI every other year.
Daniel Blood
Daniel Blood Сарын өмнө
Any one else pre-order their phones on the 14th only to be told they were get them later than people who can walk into a store and get them that didn't pre-order. I noticed it on the 20th and called Samsung and there guaranteed me 3 different times it would be the 29th. Then today I got a email saying feb 9th. So frustrating!!
Random Piano
Random Piano Сарын өмнө
To think that Huawei P40 Pro+ was the first to introduce 2 zoom cameras, and that was released summer 2020, i would say samsung took Huawei's lead on camera set up. I can't actually wait to see what Huawei will do with their next flagship. I would happily lose google services than have them monopolise my data any day of the year.
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