Galaxy S21 Ultra review: third time’s a charm

ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ 21 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2021
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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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  • funkam0nkey


    12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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


    14 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Classic iPhone user lmao. "There's just too many options " 🙄🤣🤣🤣

  • Massimo Crimi

    Massimo Crimi

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really wanted the Ultra, but I gotta say, I'm super happy the standard S21.



    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    thanks for the video
    realy a nice beast

  • Albery Florentino

    Albery Florentino

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Don't forget to mention that terrible shutter lag on the ruins the camera experience for me.

  • Dana Belden

    Dana Belden

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love mine

  • Alyson Penelope Ferralina

    Alyson Penelope Ferralina

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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 Rollins

    Daniel Rollins

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Alex Kim

    Alex Kim

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    That's why... Best mobile phone in the planet.

  • N_ R

    N_ R

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'll wait for Huawei's P50 Pro.....

  • Salman Baloch

    Salman Baloch

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Imran ahmed

    Imran ahmed

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can someone advise me?
    S21 ultra or z fold 2?.
    I can get eaxh for 1k decide.😬😬😬😬

  • AnonymousUser


    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not sure I want to spend $1000 on a phone with Ads built in.

  • Roma Khan Afridi

    Roma Khan Afridi

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Gift it to me . . . . . Please . . . .🙆‍♂️🤷‍♂️😕☹☹☹

  • Thomas Depaor

    Thomas Depaor

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sounds like Samsung pay him to promote their products 😚

  • Thomas Depaor

    Thomas Depaor

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good review, but why are you wearing a mask outdoors?

  • John Vu

    John Vu

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Surprise me you say iPhone has edge here. Most photos I see photos S21 are much better many others reviews

  • GloryKid_


    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The opposite rule visually seal because hyacinth lastly happen barring a talented confirmation. permissible, finicky ink

  • 292angelo


    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It's not confusioning at all...

  • Jon Keener

    Jon Keener

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stop comparing it to icrap!!

  • Amit Goswami

    Amit Goswami

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Watchin this on the S21 ultra.

  • Mateng


    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Fortunately there are no parts to mount wrong on a smartphone

  • Rush Petterson

    Rush Petterson

    17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Seems very apple biased, this guy.

  • Jacques Dupuis

    Jacques Dupuis

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Went from an excellent phone with the S10+, got the S21 Ultra which more than excellent, it the cream of the crop.

  • Roy Eastham

    Roy Eastham

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I transferred photos and videos to Samsung MicroSD Select card...128 GB...need the storage for the demand Android storage demands now!

  • Air1 T

    Air1 T

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    With no micro SD card on the new Galaxy S21, how do you recommend managing your Samsung galaxy phone memory

  • don mcc

    don mcc

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I could not get 256g only 128g and was told by t mobile would take many mo. to get

  • David Martrano

    David Martrano

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

      12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Haven't seen any ads on any of my samsung phones ever, including my brand new s21 ultra.

  • Charmaine Morala

    Charmaine Morala

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I don't understand why Samsung removed the sd card i really don't wannt to upgrade my s9 to s21 ultra



    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Note 20 is bigger then s2pu

  • Herb out west

    Herb out west

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The iPhone has wider bezels and looks older than even a galaxy s8... Samsung always waay ahead

  • Peter Arnold

    Peter Arnold

    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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.



    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'll skip this one... waiting for s90 ultra....

  • Leon


    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Am I the only one who hates the camera bump of the new S21s

  • Icecream Dee

    Icecream Dee

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No SD Slot ..... noooooooooooo

  • Phayoun Houm

    Phayoun Houm

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It turns me off when they removed micro sd, previous model removed 3.5mm audio, seems like they follow Apple ideas.

    • Ag3nt0fCha0s


      12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      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

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    S21 Ultra Vs Xperia PRO side by side comparison review, please!?

  • Malisa Dimitrijevic

    Malisa Dimitrijevic

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mi 10 ultra have better camera

  • Marko Martinez

    Marko Martinez

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    just got mine yesterday its taking a bit to adjust but im enjoying every bit of it

  • Pritish Patil

    Pritish Patil

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why does the quality of the pictures taken drops though when u upload it on social media??



      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      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

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just got mine and it gets pretty hot easily!! Does anyone have the same heating issues?🤒

    • Kunlan


      11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      No heating issues on mine



    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    iPhone user, just picked up a 256GB Phantom Black S21 Ultra. I gotta say so far very impressed 👍🏻

  • Stephen Rye

    Stephen Rye

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Just got mine today. Love it. Fixes all the problems with my s20 ultra.

  • Kevin Whitney

    Kevin Whitney

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What about the speakers and sound with headphones. Excellent camera etc.

  • N H

    N H

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • nemanja6290


    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    show us the phone!!! not your face

  • jjacob25101


    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "a little sensitive to scratches and prints" ummmm why would you put an aluminum/glass phone on concrete without a case

  • sofi-hime。


    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Tablet options? Well, what about multiple users



    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    And also you know it works if you're wearing a mask.

  • blackcobra95 ___

    blackcobra95 ___

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great review, always look forward for reviews done by Dieter Bohn

    • Waqar Masood

      Waqar Masood

      23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Jaxscr 29

    Jaxscr 29

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I believe, the S10 5G is the original "Ultra"

  • Gary Smith

    Gary Smith

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    🤣🤣 What about AptxHD and better Ram Management? What about unified software experience? 😂



    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i need this s21 fosho

  • Frankie Cuellar

    Frankie Cuellar

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great review👍

  • kratus orelius

    kratus orelius

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No need for micro sd in 2021. Just save to Google drive or Google photos

  • Cameron Long

    Cameron Long

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Who else is waiting by the door today besides me?

  • The Game hub

    The Game hub

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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


    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dude, you can add Google messengjng. People that use Apple phones aren't technical.

  • Danik Johnson

    Danik Johnson

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Excellent review. Lots of points explained in detail.

  • Raphael Mastromonaco

    Raphael Mastromonaco

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    R P

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Makes me want to switch from iPhone. Lol.

    • korn74


      27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Yep me too now to sell iPhone 12 pro Max or not to sell 🤔

  • Kimbugwe Rogers

    Kimbugwe Rogers

    29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the finger print works well even if u wearing a mask...........



    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    A very good video Sir. I love the Phantom black S21ultra 5G. Stay safe brother 🙏.

  • Ahmed S

    Ahmed S

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stretched on camera review

  • msmcshan1


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

      15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      The sd card wasnt needed And i wouldnt make a big deal about the charger but yeah headphone gone

  • Mike Carey

    Mike Carey

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im pretty much into everything, so I need the camera functions and whistles it has to offer.

  • House Baelish

    House Baelish

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nothing to add the phones comes tomorrow so YouTube reviewers did a great job

  • Shred Boise

    Shred Boise

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dude you do that "uuuhhh" stall needlessly and repetitivel in your videos and uuuuuhhhhhh it's cheesy

    • House Baelish

      House Baelish

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Yep they lose all credibility to me when they do that

  • attq


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Well it's not the best version since the screen is still curved.

  • Monarchist


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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.

  • GS J

    GS J

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m thinking about selling my iPhone 12 Pro after this. I really liked this phone. My last android was the Samsung S10, still have it, works perfectly, fast and sharp, i use it as my side phone, my wife used ir for 3 months and broke all the corners of the scree and the right side from the camera glass. Still works like new. That’s my experience with Samsung and now the came out with this fantastic design and features... don’t know what to do.

  • Philip J

    Philip J

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    But isn't this only the second Ultra phone from Samsung, in many years?

  • Ameya Padhye

    Ameya Padhye

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    We shouldn't care about the "crown" of best Android phone or for that matter the best iPhone. Rather we should find a phone which is best suitable for our individual needs and which will last for good 3-4 years. Otherwise, no phone will be "best" for more than 2-3 months. I mean new phones keep coming.

  • Tom Bob

    Tom Bob

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Take ur mask off