Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.9 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 108/48/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 40 MP 40 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The handset is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 1.4% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
120Hz refresh rate 120Hz refresh rate
1600 cd/m² peak brightness Always-On Display
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Gorilla Glass Victus HDR10+
HDR10+ Infinity-O Display
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch Scratch resistant
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 12 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:16 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#3) 10x optical zoom (#3)
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 60 fps
3x optical zoom (#4) 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
720p @ 960 fps 720p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Geotagging
Dual Phase Detection (#4) HDR
Exposure compensation HDR10+ video recording
Face detection ISO settings
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Object tracking AF
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) OIS (#3)
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Optical zoom
HDR Panorama
HDR10+ video recording Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
ISO settings Scene mode
Laser autofocus (LAF) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Nona Super Phase Detection Self-timer
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Object tracking AF Super Phase detection
OIS (#3) Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
OIS (#4) Touch focus
Optical image stabilization White balance settings
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
40 MP 40 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Auto HDR Auto HDR
Autofocus Phase detection with Dual Pixel
HDR Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA LAA (US only)
Built-in 5G modem Snapdragon X55 modem
EDGE Up to 7CA
GPRS 5G NSA
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) 5G SA
LTE Cat 20 EDGE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price tag is $1399

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