Review 69: 15.01.2021 at 00:00 am
The designs have changed and these devices come with new colors, but there’s an eye-catching color, too. Also, the specs have also been developed. This my initial review of the S21 Series, welcome to this new review by OTTO Magazin.
I’l discuss them with you, but first, bring your best coffee☕ …😈
The design in these three devices have changed. The camera frame is now included in the frame of the device. The colors are not shiny or matte. It is in between.
The black color on this S21 Ultra is very beautiful.It really is beautiful. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 They come with either the Exynos 2100 or the SD888 CPUs. Both are built on 5nm architecture. And I’ll compare them in a future review.
The S21 Ultra supports a Stylus, but it is sold separately. The camera performance is developed and they support newer photography modes. Most of the camera specs have been developed with better stability. and there are big the difference between the S21 Ultra and S20 Ultra. And the design is difference between the Note 20 Ultra and the S21 Ultra. the S21 and S21 Ultra design difference. And the S21 and S20, really All They’re beautiful, aren’t they?
The S21 Ultra is the device with the most enhancements.😈
Samsung have announced the S21 Series and I’ll discuss them in this review. They also announced new headphones and trackers and I’ll discuss them at the end of this review.
Let me now start with the S21. The back is made from reinforced polycarbonate. The screen is flat. It doesn’t have curved sides, and it supports 120Hz refresh rate. The screen’s size is 6.2 with FHD+ resolution. It is called Dynamic AMOLED 2X. it comes with 421ppi density.
The screen is called Infinity-O Display because of the shape of the front facing camera.It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The battery is 4000mAh. It supports fast charging with 25W, wireless charging with 15W. It also supports reverse wireless charging, but we’re not sure yet of the charging speed.The charger will be included in some countries, and in other countries it won’t be included. It is different from a region to another. god help us.🙊
The RAM is 8GB and the onboard storage is either 128 or 256GB. It supports 2 SIM cards and an eSIM, but the eSIM support is different from a region to another.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t support an SD Card. And of course it supports 5G. The CPU is either the SD888 or the Exynos 2100. And I’ll compare both CPUs in a dedicated review. It comes with 3 rear cameras. The first is 12MP with Dual Pixel support, the second is 12MP, and the third is 64MP. The cameras are capable of shooting 8K videos or 4K@60fps. They also supports HDR10+.
The front facing camera is 10MP with Dual Pixel support. The cameras have been improved, and hopefully, we’ll find out more about them in the full review article.
The device comes with 4 colors, but this color and the white color are the most beautiful. The black color on this device is different than the black color of the S21 Ultra.
Let me now discuss the S21 Plus:😈
which is the most balanced. It’s also expected to be the most popular. The back is made from CGG 7 Victus. The cameras are protected by a CGG3 layer.
The screen is flat without curves, and it supports 120Hz refresh rate. The screen size is 6.7 and it comes with FHD+ resolution.
The screen is Dynamic AMOLED 2X, It comes with 394ppi density. It is called Infinity-O Display because of the shape of the front facing camera. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The battery is 4800mAh, It supports fast charging with 25W and wireless charging with 15W with reverse wireless charging support. The charger will be included in some countries, and in other countries it won’t be included.
The RAM is 8GB and the onboard storage is either 128GB or 256GB. It supports 2 SIM cards and an eSIM, but the eSIM support is different from a region to another. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Micro SD Card. And for sure it supports 5G.
The CPU is the either the SD888 or the Exynos 2100. And of course I’ll compare them in a future review. It comes with 3 rear cameras. They’re identical to the cameras of the S21. You should choose between these devices putting in mind the battery and screen size.
The first is the Wide 12MP with Dual Pixel support. The second is the Ultra Wide 12MP. The third is the 64MP Telephoto lens. It suppress recording 8K and 4K videos with HDR10+. The front facing camera is 10MP with Dual Pixel support.
The camera performance has been improved. And I’ll make a full review article about it. We’ll see how much improved they are. The S21 Plus comes in 3 different colors shown on the screen.
Let me now discuss the Ultra version:
It is the device with the most improvements, The first difference with the S20 Ultra is the thickness. The color difference is also apparent since it comes with 2 colors only. The colors are black and silver.
The black color is the most beautiful: 😍
The back is made from CGG 7 Victus layer. The cameras are protected by CGG 3 layer. The screen Dynamic AMOLED 2X with curved sides. The screen size is 6.8 with WQHD+ resolution. It supports 120Hz refresh rate.
And it also comes with the highest ppi density in the series since it comes with 515ppi density. The resolution is 3200×1440. The screen is called Infinity-O Display because of the shape of the front facing camera. »
The battery is 5000mAH. It supports fast charging with 25W, Wireless charing with 15W and reverse wireless charging support. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
And it comes with a bigger sensor than the one found in the S20 Ultra. But the experiment and comparisons will show how improved it is. The charger will be included in some countries, and in other countries it won’t be included.
Let’s wait to find out whether it’ll come with a charger in all regions! It comes with an either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. The onboard storage is either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. The device supports 2 SIM cards and an eSIM, but the eSIM support is different from a region to another.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Micro SD Card. And of course it supports 5G. The CPU is either the SD888 or the Exynos 2100. Both CPUs are built using the 5nm architecture. And I’ll make review to compare both of these CPUs. It comes with 4 rear cameras. There’s also another laser sensor.
The first is the Wide 108MP camera with Face Detection support. The second is the 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Dual Pixel support. The third is the 10MP Telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom support.
The fourth is the 10MP Telephoto camera but with 10x Optical zoom support. The Space Zoom technology has also been developed. This technology was introduced with the S20 Ultra device. But in this device, it’s been developed and enhanced.
The steadiness, focus and zoom capabilities are supposed to better and improved. It uses a hybrid of the 3 cameras for better steadiness and zoom capabilities. It supports 8K@30 or 24fps and 4K@60fps with HDR10+ support. It also supports a feature to merge the audio from a bluetooth device such as the Buds Pro and the mics of the device. It also supports a new mode called Direction Mode.
Vloggers can choose recording from 3 different cameras.,Pro Mode has also been improved.
The results are more advanced with the AI adoption. Signal Take feature has also been improved. The front facing camera is 40MP with Face Detection support. All the cameras’ performances have been improved. But we’ll know more in the full review video. The S21 Ultra supports a Stylus. The Stylus length is nearly 13cm. It is a new product from Samsung.
And it is sold separately, The Stylus comes with a dedicated cover to store it. The Stylus helps in typing and it doesn’t need charging.
It doesn’t also support the Note’s S Pen features. It is similar to the Wacom Stylus. I’ll make a dedicated review about it.
The device supports WiFi 6e, And according to Samsung, it is the first device to support it. It supports a Priority Mode for gaming. This mode helps in increasing the frame rate, minimizes the response time and uses less battery. And according to Samsung it supports Android Auto, but I’ll have check whether it works inall countries ( all countries, how? 🤨😂) .
All devices support Wireless DEX. They also support KNOX and many inherited features from Samsung. I’ll discuss them all in the full review.
Samsung also announced the Galaxy Buds Pro headphones:
The case is similar to the Buds Live’s case. It comes in 3 different colors. It also supports IPX7 water and dust resistant.
The battery lasts for 8 hours. And the case provides another 21 hours. It supports ANC and surround sound.
There’s a new mode called Conversation mode. It helps listening to others while you’re wearing the headphones. They also announced SmartTag trackers.
There are two version: normal and Plus. The normal version uses low-power bluetooth to track your objects connected to them.
It works in a 120m radius. It works like this without obstacles, but with obstacles the radius will decrease. This is according to Samsung.
The Plus version uses UWB to track things using AR. They work on Android device that run Android 8 and above. I’ll make a full review video about them. These are the Samsung new devices.
They’ve been announced in their Unpacked event in January 14th 2021. These devices are expected to be released at the end of this month.
And then, I’ll start the comparison review. Help me choose which devices I should compare them with first.🤡
See you in the next reviews guys.🙏