A little side note if you ordered a jerry, rig everything razor knife. Our second batch will be shipping out later this week, so be on the lookout for that the s21 ultra box looks like it’s lost a bit of weight since last year, either it’s spent quarantine, working out and eating right or samsung’s just copying apple and leaving out The charger once the phone is out, we get our first look at the maddest blackest phone. I think i’ve ever seen, it’s like filming a black hole. The s21 ultra is as dark as 20 20.. My fingers are also a little bit dark. I’Ve been working with metal and that stuff does not wash off real easy, but since this isn’t jerry manicure everything let’s get started inside the slender box, we get a short usb c to usb c charging, cable and that’s about it. For the most part, the phone doesn’t look much different than last year. We still have the hole punched camera in the front. Changing the look of that camera bump is about as much innovation as we’re getting these days. Everything else is just marginal incremental improvements, which is good. Of course, don’t get me wrong, i’ll peel off the screen protector, and we can make our way down to the screen and start our scratch test. Anything that scratches at a level two or three would be made from plastic and, as we can clearly see the s21 ultra scratches at a level three you guys saw me remove that screen.
Protector right, well, samsung with all of their generosity, gives us a screen protector for the screen protector Music, the innovation just doesn’t. Stop anyway, like i was saying things that scratch out of most 2 or 3 are plastic levels, 5 or 6 would be glass and levels 8 or 9 would be sapphire. A 10 would be a diamond after removing both screen protectors. We can see that the s21 ultra scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. it’s using gorilla, glass victus, the top hole punch front facing camera, is 40 megapixels protected under that front glass there’s. Also, a slit up here about one razor blade thick for the earpiece and top stereo speaker. The sides of the phone are protected with a very thin piece of temporary plastic. If samsung is shrinking their box to be more environmentally friendly, they still sure are using a lot of plastic. The size of the phone are made from aluminum, along with the power button and volume rocker both made from metal. The top of the phone is kind of unique. The camera hump is blended into the size of the aluminum frame. Samsung is calling this a contour cut, which i actually kind of like it’s, a little more seamless then down here at the bottom near the 25 watt. Fast charging usb c port. We get the sim card tray, it is ip68, but new. This year, samsung has removed the expandable memory card slot, which is kind of sad i’m.
Not a huge fan of removing features i’d rather have a tool and not need it than need a tool and not have it. One thing i do like, though, is the frosted glass on the back Music we’ve, seen this for a while on oneplus and iphones, and i like it every single time, it’s a little more abrasive than smooth class. You can see that bits of my razor keys and coins are rubbing off onto the back glass surface kind of like sandpaper, but for the most part the marks can all be rubbed away. The dust from the softer metals is just getting caught on the microscopically rough surface of the yes glass. The camera lens. However, oops is not made from glass. There are four cameras on this guy, the top being a 12 megapixel ultra wide with a few sensors. Then the impressive 108 megapixel wide angle, then we have two telephoto cameras, one of which might be a periscope lens, it’s kind of difficult to tell what’s going on in there from the outside there’s, really only one way to check. Ah there it is indeed the bottom 100 times. Zoom camera is once again a periscope unit. If you want to get your own tear down skin. So you can see the insides of your phone from the outside i’ll leave a link down in the video description. The nice thing is that these skins are temporary, so if you’re ever headed to a funeral just and bam, you can get all bleak and depressing again whenever you want the screen is where i think samsung did make some solid improvements this year on the s21 ultra, Not enough to get me to switch from my year and a half old note, 10 plus, but still pretty cool.
The 6.8 inch screen can do 1440p with 120hz variable refresh rate. Basically, things look smoother and crisper than any other phone out on the market. All while conserving battery life – and it lasts for about 45 seconds under the heat for my lighter, which are all very good and equally commendable, attributes for a cell phone to have underneath the amoled display, which does not recover from the flames, is an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Supposedly a tad larger this year, but we’ll have to check that out from the inside i’ll scuff it up with some level 7 deeper grooves, and even with that damage, the fingerprint scanner can still read my fingerprint and unlock the phone every single time, not too shabby. Now for the bin test, samsung has always been super solid, with their phones, even more so now, with the extra metal around the contoured camera bomb and once again the s21 ultra is as solid as a rock, whether bent from the front or the back. I guess the real question is whether the 1 200 s21 ultra is worth buying, and i think that decision rests with the cameras. I took a quick trip to new york city to test out the camera and you can see from these unedited video clips that the s21 ultra is pretty exceptional, with super detailed and crisp video capabilities, you’re, probably like wow jerry that’s. Some really good footage really impressive. 10 out of 10 exceptional low light capabilities, but why are you traveling to new york during a pandemic and you’re right? I actually just totally lied and all this footage you’re seeing now came from a galaxy note.
4. From a video i filmed and posted to my youtube channel over six years ago, smartphone cameras have been really good for a really long time, so upgrading your phone just for the camera doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, especially when the phones from six years ago Can compete with the phones of today and when the phones of today cost twelve hundred dollars, you could go visit new york city in person for that price after the pandemic, of course, i’m gon na hold off on upgrading for a little while longer flashy new phones Are fun, but if you really do need a new phone last year’s model is always gon na, be cheaper and still has the sd card slot. Let me know what you think of the s21 ultra down in the comments hit that subscribe button.