Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands-on: noteworthy updates

Samsung just unveiled their top of the line, all specs included, brand new Galaxy S21 Ultra at Unpacked 2021. The S21 Ultra features the Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and a 6.8-inch 3200x1440 display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. On the back, Samsung’s quad-camera system features significant upgrades from last year's Galaxy S20 Ultra in a much improved design. Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will begin today, January 14th with a starting price of $1,199.
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  1. The Verge

    The Verge3 months ago

    What do you think about Samsung adding S Pen support to the S21 Ultra?

  2. Mark Li

    Mark Li12 days ago

    That is a great thing, this has more capabilities in a smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra adds an S Pen which we can write on the phone without worrying about buying another phone, Samsung is doing the AWESOME THING HERE!!!

  3. Mariany Leon

    Mariany Leon2 months ago

    I have the Note 10+ and not having the spen was the only thing holding me back from going to the s21 ultra.

  4. Corey Wong

    Corey Wong2 months ago

    How do I charge the S pen in S21 Ultra?

  5. Starr Versace

    Starr Versace2 months ago

    @aakabli86 enjoy! 🥳🥳🥳🍾💥💥

  6. aakabli86

    aakabli862 months ago

    @Starr Versace All in all, I think the phone is greate. I prefer the S over the note because of the larger battery, and all other features are greate, the only thing that can screw all this up, if the exynos performs below Snapdragon

  7. Cristian_DP

    Cristian_DP4 days ago

    Does the phone at least come with the USB C cable in the box? I can only buy the charging brick from Samsung, so if in the box the USB C cable isn't included then I will have to buy from some 3rd party seller...

  8. ••

    ••15 days ago

    Lol i had a apple ad

  9. FirestoneX

    FirestoneX21 day ago

    I just ordered this to upgrade from s9 plus and now I'm pissed.. I need a headphone jack to play in my car. Wtf am I suppose to do now?

  10. Gold Formation

    Gold FormationMonth ago

    😎

  11. Tomasz Cybulski

    Tomasz CybulskiMonth ago

    i got it and i love it!!

  12. Tiana roberge roberge

    Tiana roberge robergeMonth ago

    Future gagiets , travel dvd player cool

  13. Tiana roberge roberge

    Tiana roberge robergeMonth ago

    I want to make animation movie 🍿🎥 of my owen disney walt disney animated mission picture 🖼️

  14. Tiana roberge roberge

    Tiana roberge robergeMonth ago

    I want a stilis pen for my ios blue modern apple phone

  15. Ben Dover

    Ben DoverMonth ago

    The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsungs shop. Thats almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.

  16. DJI Drone Travel

    DJI Drone Travel2 months ago

    You guys lucky as you guys getting snapdragon version 😟

  17. Chrimar85

    Chrimar852 months ago

    I'm wondering how the battery life is doing for you guys that have had the phone for a couple of weeks? I've read that the battery is quite bad for some but it gets better by time.

  18. Cousin Chris

    Cousin Chris2 months ago

    This guy pretending to have an actual Galaxy S21 ultra to review

  19. Corey Wong

    Corey Wong2 months ago

    How do I charge the S pen in S21 Ultra?

  20. Someone Else

    Someone Else2 months ago

    Can someone tell me if the S21 Ultra is capable of recording HDR video in 4K 60 fps? With the previous S20 series you had to choose between HDR or 60 fps when recording 4K video. Hopefully the S21 Ultra can do both at the same time.

  21. Eileen the Crow

    Eileen the Crow2 months ago

    That gently curved display you know and love.... no, please kill it already, makes it impossible to protect properly

  22. yungdadi

    yungdadi2 months ago

    I wonder how steady the S pen sits in the case storage compartment

  23. Dani BL

    Dani BL2 months ago

    If only it was equipped with A14 😞I would have bought it without a thought

  24. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy2 months ago

    Theres no SD card holder anymore on the S models so that right there is a deal breaker for me😕

  25. RJWaring

    RJWaring2 months ago

    Already preorderd, so far every review I've watched, read has given it nothing but praise. The model I've ordered is the s21 ultra 512gb with 16GB RAM. looking forward to it

  26. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy2 months ago

    I'm just gonna stick with note 10

  27. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi2 months ago

    "Noteworthy updates". I see what you did there...

  28. Ciara Riego

    Ciara Riego2 months ago

    ti name

  29. anowarhossainpatwary anowarhossainpatwary

    anowarhossainpatwary anowarhossainpatwary2 months ago

    Samsung s21 ultra 4kHDR 12bit vedeo faillg

  30. Touma Koushik

    Touma Koushik2 months ago

    NOT OVER THE SD CARD SLOT!!!! BRING BACK THE SD CARD SLOT!!!!

  31. Purilarp Daoaroonkiet

    Purilarp Daoaroonkiet2 months ago

    I don't see the common downsides as downsides because I have unlimited cloud storage from my organization, wireless chargers, and wireless earbuds already. Not bragging, but the point is you gotta be quite privileged to deal with all the limitations of these new S lines. But then again, these S lines are probably made for the privileged and not for everybody.

  32. DeAngelo Gray

    DeAngelo Gray2 months ago

    This is the ugliest Galaxy I've ever seen

  33. pida siouy

    pida siouy2 months ago

    Digging the new look Chaim

  34. themasudi

    themasudi2 months ago

    Dieter should review all phones, laptops & tablets. Becca should review all sound, photo & video products.

  35. ippothedestroyer1

    ippothedestroyer12 months ago

    I'll be waiting for a summer sale. Unlike apple which really never goes on sale.

  36. 95-96 Bulls on 2K

    95-96 Bulls on 2K2 months ago

    Microsd??

  37. Rafael Alves

    Rafael Alves2 months ago

    The trap beat is dope.

  38. Lascome kassi

    Lascome kassi2 months ago

    The soundtrack is dope 🔥🔥👌

  39. Meghana Kankara

    Meghana Kankara2 months ago

    This is a new turn for Samsung for sure 🧐

  40. Aiden W

    Aiden W2 months ago

    Battery life is why I always end going with the ultra.

  41. Ahren Scholz

    Ahren Scholz2 months ago

    It's also $200 less than the S20 ultra at launch

  42. Andrew

    Andrew2 months ago

    I really like this guy's positivity. He gives off really chill and up-beat vibes

  43. Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin2 months ago

    I'm just gonna stick with note 10

  44. Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin2 months ago

    Love this guy's style. Looking sharp

  45. DaBrother JOHNSON

    DaBrother JOHNSON2 months ago

    The removal of Samsung Pay MST is a deal-breaker for me. With this phone, I will have to start carrying a Credit Card with me something I haven't done in years. Maybe ill upgrade to S20 Ultra. I'm not ready to lose my MST function. Damn

  46. dolita windo

    dolita windo2 months ago

    S-PENsive

  47. aaronstone360

    aaronstone3602 months ago

    dude blinks so much it scares me

  48. J Meng

    J Meng2 months ago

    My galaxy s10 plus still working. I'll wait till S22 that have no curve edge and 4k screen.

  49. Gang Gang

    Gang Gang2 months ago

    But when you send video messages will it still cut down the quality and be blurry 😩that’s the real question

  50. Izzy Osman

    Izzy Osman2 months ago

    Digging the new look Chaim

  51. Xperto

    Xperto2 months ago

    Schnoze

  52. Jesse023

    Jesse0232 months ago

    My S10+ came with CHARGER & CABLE, BIXBY button(map apps), akg headphones, headphone jack, sd slot, and software updates. Get a high-quality camera. This is a waste of money during a pandemic.

  53. DeV

    DeV2 months ago

    no compromises on the s21 ultra....except there's no expandable memory slot....but other than that, no compromises....oh, and no headphone jack....but other than that, no compromises...oh, and you have to also buy a charger even though you just dropped all that money on the phone because the device doesn't come with the product to charge it...

  54. Saurabh Savyasachi Chaturvedi

    Saurabh Savyasachi Chaturvedi2 months ago

    Another year same product to fool innocent people and to steal their hard earned money.

  55. Rex Luminus

    Rex Luminus2 months ago

    Great & valuable review.Thanks.

  56. Stakeouttoo

    Stakeouttoo2 months ago

    NO Micro SD CARD.. a DEAL-BREAKER.. I'll keep my Note 9..

  57. Simon czesak

    Simon czesak2 months ago

    Some horror movies sounds in the background audio... cut that out.

  58. Deadly Alliance

    Deadly Alliance2 months ago

    Actually 4 others on the back beside the 108/12 mp main sensor. You forgot the ultra wide does good macro. Same sensor as the note 10 on the ultra wide.

  59. Prithu

    Prithu2 months ago

    They made such a beautiful design update with the Note 10. Why did they go back to this boring design....

  60. Ibrahim Irfan

    Ibrahim Irfan2 months ago

    To all the people complaining about no expandable storage or headphone jack, I was disappointed when they did it with the S6 but that was when we hardly had 32GB of storage.. now they have changed the game with 256 and even 512GB of storage.. and the no headphone jack is not an issue for me either considering I moved away from wired headphones a long time ago and now am using Bluetooth headphones.. overall the S21 Ultra is a great set and has a lot to offer so I am all for it. It is still a better buy than any Iphone for me.. and if the no headphone jack issue still bothers you go ahead and pre order any of these and you'll get the $200 galaxy earbuds for free. All together the latest Samsung flagships are still better purchases than any of the overpriced Iphones because they have a lot more to offer.

  61. Md Belal Abbasi

    Md Belal Abbasi2 months ago

    S-PENsive

  62. Alexey Ivashentsev

    Alexey Ivashentsev2 months ago

    The review should have been done by Dieter. I thought this was obvious

  63. Paras Prajapati

    Paras Prajapati2 months ago

    I m using 11 pro max so shud i switch to s 21 ultra or stick to 11 pro max plss suggest m confused

  64. Matthew DiFrancesco

    Matthew DiFrancesco2 months ago

    I was going to but it.... I held it at best buy and felt too small compared to my note 20 ultra:c

  65. Paraa85 H

    Paraa85 H2 months ago

    I like him better than Deeter!!

  66. Manu Mohan

    Manu Mohan2 months ago

    The iPhone-ification of Samsung. It was good while it lasted.

  67. InvisiMan

    InvisiMan2 months ago

    How does the spen charge when using it with the s21? On the note series, the spen charges inside the phone.

  68. yuitr loing

    yuitr loing2 months ago

    Theres no SD card holder anymore on the S models so that right there is a deal breaker for me😕

  69. Angrut

    Angrut2 months ago

    Umm the 512gb model is still only 12g or ram

  70. yuitr loing

    yuitr loing2 months ago

    Why are we paying more for less, first is was the headphone jack and now no SD card expansion? What else are they going to take out?

  71. bloggr

    bloggr2 months ago

    Same story every year

  72. LonkFromATL

    LonkFromATL2 months ago

    Smaller screen than S20 and no MicroSD.... no thanks.

  73. scothu

    scothu2 months ago

    Forgot to mention that their SD card slot deletion = not much room for "8k" videos. Big sigh

  74. Mohammad Yasin

    Mohammad Yasin2 months ago

    I would hold on to my note 9 until note 21 (30) whatever Samsung going to call it. The stylus it will work better on the real Note phone.

  75. 0xyg3n

    0xyg3n2 months ago

    Wrong. Samsung IS the best in screens. iPhone is a joke in comparison.

  76. Sci-Fi Admirer

    Sci-Fi Admirer2 months ago

    The problem is after three years , the crucial security updates stop coming and your phone is pretty useless then and becomes wide open for hackers. A phone costing $1000 or thereabouts should have SIX years of guaranteed updates.

  77. laskin riubn

    laskin riubn2 months ago

    The last samsung phone that really excited me was the S10.

  78. Phoenix

    Phoenix2 months ago

    Before Samsung was trolling Apple for chargerless iphone, and now this

  79. laskin riubn

    laskin riubn2 months ago

    ultra that's it.

  80. aakabli86

    aakabli862 months ago

    Exynos Vs Snapdragon video please

  81. ER MMF

    ER MMF2 months ago

    I'm sorry but you are a terrible reviwer. You made multiple mistakes in both Galaxy S21 videos. Please never do this again. Bring back Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn!

  82. Altie Mua

    Altie Mua2 months ago

    Will not buy it because of it not having samsung pay

  83. Aman Bhatti

    Aman Bhatti2 months ago

    Spensive 😈👍

  84. Retro Ducks

    Retro Ducks2 months ago

    Why does a phone need 6 cameras?

  85. Brandon Rivera

    Brandon Rivera2 months ago

    It would have a titanium frame.

  86. J A

    J A2 months ago

    Average consumer likes a complete phone not a copy of another brand...they did this for the s6 they took out feature an average consumer likes. now they might copy this other brand by selling chargers now... create a problem then sell the solution greedy practice

  87. Gideon751

    Gideon7512 months ago

    Why are we paying more for less, first is was the headphone jack and now no SD card expansion? What else are they going to take out?

  88. Saumitra Nanaware

    Saumitra Nanaware2 months ago

    Spensive 😁😁😁🤣

  89. Stelios Kapet

    Stelios Kapet2 months ago

    6:16 so it STARTS at $1299 or $1199 that it says on the video?

  90. Justin Fuller

    Justin Fuller2 months ago

    1199$

  91. cqvio doli

    cqvio doli2 months ago

    "S"pensive. 😂

  92. Angus Davidson

    Angus Davidson2 months ago

    Before I watched this I got an advert for the Samsung S21 Ultra.

  93. Godwin Tan

    Godwin Tan2 months ago

    No under display camera or solid state battery?

  94. wow Yman

    wow Yman2 months ago

    Samsung needs to offer the best of best phone because they compete with Apple iphone and thier market share is no 1.. Samsung phones was not successful all the times but they wants to develope new technologies.. I like that..

  95. Tony in The Kitchen and The Grill

    Tony in The Kitchen and The Grill2 months ago

    I just want to say I'm not interested in Samsung products The Galaxy s21 it's better than last year's model but I'm not going to spend the money for that at all. I'd rather keep my Samsung Galaxy S10 which works well and is a great model because the 20 sucked. But if I was going to get a new phone I would get the ultra 21 No doubt or get the note 20 ultra that's it.

  96. Taylor Cook Jr

    Taylor Cook Jr2 months ago

    If they don't drop a new Note I will be sticking with my Note 20 plus.

  97. Yazen

    Yazen2 months ago

    No compromises? Headphone jack??

  98. Jon Serra

    Jon Serra2 months ago

    The S21 ultra i ordered one you get it between 27&29 that's what Samsung shop told me cuz it on my bill

  99. corujariousa

    corujariousa2 months ago

    The s-pen in the Note Ultra has more functionalities and has more technology on it as well.

  100. Videogame Vegas

    Videogame Vegas2 months ago

    No compromises? Hello... Where's the Micro SD slot? Sure this isn't a compromise to some, but there are a bunch of us out there that fully utilize this feature and this is a compromise, especially us photogs and videographers who want to take full advantage of 4K, and of course, 8K video. Samsung, you stink. And I'm not going to pay extra to house my data on the cloud, especially when I'm paying a premium for a flagship phone. Hopefully Samsung will bring the Micro SD card slot back on the S22 Ultra. If not, there are too many competitors out there who have the feature, and most at a cheaper phone price. vgv

  101. B.Cah

    B.Cah2 months ago

    Can someone tell me what that weird white model is at the beginning of the video?

  102. Alvar Lagerlöf

    Alvar Lagerlöf2 months ago

    That camera bump is worse

  103. Wake No.

    Wake No.2 months ago

    Nah is beautiful, but not practical.

  104. Umibuzo san

    Umibuzo san2 months ago

    When you're reporting on a Samsung phone filled with LG ads.

  105. RJmacpot720

    RJmacpot7202 months ago

    thumbs down for the pen pun

  106. E Parker

    E Parker2 months ago

    still a curvy screen? Nah, I'll pass

  107. Wake No.

    Wake No.2 months ago

    Only the ultra

  108. Toxic the Man

    Toxic the Man2 months ago

    You were good, background music was better :/

  109. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsv2 months ago

    .“Look within and be depressed. Look without and be distressed . Look at Jesus and be at rest.”

  110. Steve Goose

    Steve Goose2 months ago

    Anyone else sick of phone reviews that spend more than half the video on the cameras?

  111. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsv2 months ago

    5G

  112. Blu Bills

    Blu Bills2 months ago

    Why Samsung?

  113. Brett S

    Brett S2 months ago

    These videos come out way too early

  114. mctaboo

    mctaboo2 months ago

    I've been a Samsung user since S6 edge but this year Samsung decided to become Apple minus design minus SD card minus charger minus headphones minus price = I'm out. I'll wait for LG Rollable if it's not up to the hype I'll go back to iPhones even though I hate IOS.