As the launch date nears for Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy S21 series, we at BunnyGaming had the opportunity to take an early look and play around with the S21 Ultra 5G ahead of the series’ launch this January 29th.
But while we take our time playing and testing the phone to see what it can really do for our review piece, here’s a brief ‘First Look’ on everything at a glance, for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
Dimension (in mm): 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9
Screen Size: 6.8″
Body: Gorilla Glass Victus (Front) with Aluminium frame body.
Display: DYNAMIC AMOLED 2X @ 120Hz, HDR10+, at 1500 Nits max.
Resolution: 1440 x 3200 px
Operating System: Android 11m One UI 3.1
Chipset: Exynos 2100
CPU Speed: Octa-Core
Storage: 256 / 512GB variant.
S-Pen Compatible: YES
Colour: Phantom Black / Phantom Silver
MicroSD Slot: NOOO! T_T
– 108MP Wide
– 12MP Ultra Wide
– 10M Telephoto 3x
– 10m Telephoto 10x
– Max Zoom up to 100x
– Front Camera 40MP
In the box:
– 1 x Smartphone
– 1 x data cable (type c)
– 1 x Ejection Pin
Day-to-day use impression so far.
It has only been for a few days but so far, I’ve not experienced anything I don’t like about the phone yet. I’ve been a Samsung Note user for a good few years now and could never imagine switching to a Galaxy S series and lose access to my stylus. But with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s stylus-ready compatibility, it was an easy switch for me.
The biggest problem for me right now is probably this – though the phone supports a stylus, it does not house one. And since the phone is not yet released in the market, so are the accessories – like a phone case that could house both my phone and stylus. I don’t mind it one bit because this is something that will be solved as soon as the phone and its accessories launch this end of January.
I also thought I’d have a hard time finding the phone’s design appealing, especially with so many camera holes packed together. Yes, I have a mild Trypophobia issue where I cannot stand the sight of multiple holes (or what looked like holes) so intimately close to one another. But as it turns out, it never really bothered me.
The most impressive single piece of upgrade I can see so far is definitely the camera department, which I will talk about more in my upcoming in-depth review of the phone (just as soon as I have explored and played around with it some more).
The phone’s ability to run games is another thing that will receive detailed attention in the review though so far, it has been running whatever I’ve been throwing at it with ease. The phone’s 5000mAh battery life definitely played a role in providing long hours of entertainment marathon without needing me to be worried about charging. Speaking about charging, if you didn’t know this already – the S21 comes with a type-c data cable but not a power adapter, hence halving the size of the box it comes in.
There is still much to be said and talked about on the Samsung S21 Ultra 5G. This is, after all, the latest and most powerful flagship phone from Samsung that we’ve seen, but more shall be discussed in the review! (that should come out in the next few days!)
If you are interested to get your hands on the phone, the Samsung S21 series including – Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G | Galaxy S21+ 5G | Galaxy S21 are available for Pre-orders now in Malaysia along with pre-order bonuses that include gifts that worth up to RM 918. The Pre-order campaign will last from January 15 – 28, 2021, the phone launches on January 29, 2021.