Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Impressions: Redemption Time!

Galaxy S21 Ultra makes some tweaks and drops the price! Here'a first look.
S21/S21+ Impressions:
MKBHD Merch:
Tech I'm using right now:
Intro Track: Filet Mignon by Alltta
Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:


  1. Blenderis YO

    Blenderis YOיום לפני

    no overheating issues for you?

  2. Hamid S

    Hamid S7 ימים לפני

    im still on s8, and its still a good phone. Phone prices are going to crazy and not worth the money

  3. Swilly Billy

    Swilly Billy12 ימים לפני

    Everyones obsessed with the latest bling. Great if you dont mind being in constant debt.

  4. fclp67

    fclp6714 ימים לפני

    I hate Apple (for many reasons but let's focus on) because they stopped including the fucking charger, and then the headphone jack before that, but then I hate Samsung even more for doing ALL THE SAME THINGS APPLE DID but on the Android market and thus normalizing these anti consumer practices to be acceptable for every company in this bloody oligopoly with high barrier to entry. At least LG and Sony (maybe motorola/lenovo too?) are still keeping it based.

  5. MonsterChuck

    MonsterChuck15 ימים לפני

    S20 Ultra is the reason I switched to iPhone..... Been with Samsung since the first Galaxy S phone.

  6. Laura van Barneveld

    Laura van Barneveld18 ימים לפני

    The two things that are preventing me from buying this phone is no charger and the curved glass. I never understood the function of curved glass, it bugs me so much.

  7. 13ig 13oots

    13ig 13oots19 ימים לפני

    I have a Wacom based drawing tablet, the pen works perfectly with the Ultra.

  8. Neil Shaw

    Neil Shaw20 ימים לפני

    The phone overheats . DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY .

  9. Jose Robles

    Jose Robles20 ימים לפני

    I take your reviews much better than most, have you have done a comparison with the iPhone 12max??

  10. Ashley Akers

    Ashley Akers21 יום לפני

    I feel like samsung has just started changing the design of their phones way to staggeringly with new releases in recent years, the s10 was the last phone that ever felt like it had a set design guideline, yet now each release looks like a phone from a completely different company. I mean they can for sure make more changes then what they did with the s8 to s9, but i feel like they need to find a good design and just stick with it, only gradually building up to a redesign when its needed to keep up with design trends. Also imo i think their phones are getting too "boxy"

  11. Emmanuel Peña Rodriguez

    Emmanuel Peña Rodriguez21 יום לפני

    That's so funny that Samsung's phones are not bringing neither the charger nor the earphones anymore as Apple did since Apple was so criticized because of that xD

  12. Abel Joseph

    Abel Joseph22 ימים לפני

    Although I loved many things (esp camera) about this phone, I'm going back to my S20+ due to the lack of microSD slot and MST, and the phone just feels much heavier. I don't think I've ever downgraded but s21 ultra mostly seems like it was a camera revision to the s20 ultra, minus the expandable storage and MST


    MAFIA GAMING24 ימים לפני

    Who is here after one plus 9 pro event?💯😂

  14. Dilith Yohan

    Dilith Yohan24 ימים לפני

    @MAFIA GAMINGmaybe s21 ultra is better


    MAFIA GAMING24 ימים לפני

    @Dilith Yohan 😂😂 so what's your pick?

  16. Dilith Yohan

    Dilith Yohan24 ימים לפני

    Me lol

  17. Spade Guzman

    Spade Guzman26 ימים לפני

    Dose white use more battery or dose Dark mode save battery??

  18. Suchir Anand

    Suchir Anand26 ימים לפני

    I got s21 ultra with 128 gbs and its full within first month i hate my life i wish i would have gone for 500 gb phone cuz 4k video recording are too big. What do u suggest now should i buy a type c pendrive or ssd?

  19. sl camel

    sl camel28 ימים לפני

    මොනවද හූත්තො කෙරෙන්නේ දාපන් පකයො

  20. Mystic Snow

    Mystic Snowחודש לפני

    The nosy crate july sprout because sweets regionally bolt on a daffy mother-in-law. guttural H habitual, inquisitive fairies

  21. emon chakma

    emon chakmaחודש לפני


  22. Legna Rodriguez

    Legna Rodriguezחודש לפני

    Just order the s21 ultra 512gb for 1200$ off amazon

  23. MrAsag

    MrAsagחודש לפני

    animation of fingerprint unlocking is very ugly

  24. Vinny Richards

    Vinny Richardsחודש לפני

    Where can I buy the case from??? Love it x

  25. Martin Griffiths

    Martin Griffithsחודש לפני

    Ahh man! What a mixed bag the camera has turned out to be (for me). I have the 256GB Exynos, here's my findings on the photography front... In general I think it's fair to say this phone expands the shooting possibilities far beyond any other device I've had to date, which most recently include the S20 FE 5G, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 2XL. For me the choice of focal ranges is what i've been looking for and something I didn't ever expect to see in a package like this. I thought triple lens cameras would be the limit, so the S21 Ultra came as a surprise and I hoped mistakes made in the past generation would be ironed out. The hardware itself is definitely more than capable of handling a multitude of shooting scenarios but it is ultimately let down by the software that I VERY much doubt will be fixed, ever! My first impressions were of the sensor & lens choices themselves, all seem very capable, all include massively improved stabilization and autofocus capabilities and even the pixel sizes are promising particularly on the tele lenses. A clue to Samsung engineering decisions comes with the assumed improvement over to the 108MP pixel binning sensor compared to the S20 Ultra last year, but it serves far more than just taking photos in the wide setting. Samsung are clearly borrowing ideas from the AI kings at Google, but their implementation is weak and in many scenarios I have found using the cameras terribly frustrating. Overall, in brightly lit daytime shots indoors and outdoors with all lenses I cannot complain, but that's as long as you're pointing the camera at certain targets that are deemed ideal for the lens mode you are in! When I venture outside these ideal scenarios I'm ending up with unexpected and awful results. In medium and low light scenes my problem is exacerbated further through Samsungs smart choices that you have no control over whatsoever, giving me further disappointing results. So what am I banging on about here Well in a nutshell it's Samsungs focus assist mode. As an end user you only know it exists because you can selectively turn it off between the 0.6x UW and 1x W lenses when moving a subject much closer to the lens itself...But, you cannot turn it off between the 1x W, 3x tele and 10x tele lenses! In scenarios Sammy deem fit for telephoto shots, ie. extra long focal length scenes (generally) in good light the tele lenses are always picked at the set 3x and 10x magnifications. Pictures are often impressive but at times smoothing could be better and sometimes I get light haloing around objects, but still a big improvement on anything i've had before. It all goes terribly wrong when I bring my subjects much closer to the lenses in either the 3x or 10x tele modes. These lenses have great autofocus and are more than capable of handling this scenario, but what the software does (after a second or two) is pick the next sodding lens down and then upscale the flaming image! Some might say, that's my fault because I've pushed the ISO or shutter speed too much, but no, it's happening when there's more than enough light available to these lenses and even if it wasn't, night mode would overcome this in dark scenes anyhow! Which moves me onto the 108MP sensor, Sammy picked it not just for the 4x binning extra light crud. It also makes for a great cropping in option when deemed necessary, and you'd think the results would be comparable to the 3x tele, but sadly no, in almost every shot i've taken where it's used the 1x to crop in the results are still very disappointing compared to the optical lenses. Smoke and mirrors people, smoke and mirrors! Focus assist should be optional for ALL lenses and if you do turn it off, all it needs to do is warn you that a shot might not come out as well as you expected. Although to be blunt the results with it permanently on are terrible anyway! In fact I personally feel it shouldn't be doing what it's doing at all. Anyone who has ever held a camera and taken a photograph will know these things cannot work miracles, and Samsung are literally trying to trick you into thinking it can, with awful results! If you get the over processed, smushed images they are all coming from the lenses dropping down and upscaling or cropping in from the 108MP sensor. Utterly awful engineering decisions that make it all look seamless and magic but you more often that not get terrible photos.

  26. Pawit Ninnabodee

    Pawit Ninnabodeeחודש לפני

    The idiotic energy connolly explode because aquarius unexplainably risk like a like collar. madly, next bed

  27. harrbail photography

    harrbail photographyחודש לפני

    I had this great idea for samsung to do you could put your age id for pubs and stuff so instead of having to carry your id around its there on your phone

  28. Waqar Pir

    Waqar Pirחודש לפני

    y it does not have a curved display so it is futile without curved display

  29. Rob Bannatyne

    Rob Bannatyneחודש לפני

    Is it just me or does anyone else find the indoor photos in moderate lighting grainy and of generally poor quality? I moved from a pixel 4XL and so far I'm not overly impressed by the photo quality of my S21 Ultra. Nice screen though...

  30. Fares Murrar

    Fares Murrarחודש לפני

    Vian dudorororororororo via derere

  31. BVG

    BVGחודש לפני

    Whose watching on the s21 ultra

  32. 9 lifes!!!

    9 lifes!!!חודש לפני

    To me one plus 7t Pro, 8 Pro has just as good of a display as the S21 ultra, or even slightly better and the software experience, too me is better from the one ➕. I just gave up my 7t Pro for the S21 ultra and I wonder if I made a mistake....

  33. Sam Cyanide

    Sam Cyanideחודש לפני

    Need more on the cameras! Great vid tho

  34. Sing Nepal

    Sing Nepalחודש לפני

    Better xiaomi xiaomi have good c amera low price good browser and more samsung is too expensive

  35. Only The SAVVY

    Only The SAVVYחודש לפני

    Thanks, that why you need to Make a note💬 to my trade samera on a good trading investmen +1 (7 2 4 ) 6 1 7 - 2 0 6 1. Her strategies are top notch.

  36. Ahmed Abdelrahim

    Ahmed Abdelrahimחודש לפני

    Is note 10 plus worth it buying in 2021??

  37. Only The SAVVY

    Only The SAVVYחודש לפני

    It's and Make a note💬 to my trade samera on a good trading investmen +1 (7 2 4 ) 6 1 7 - 2 0 6 1. Her strategies are top notch.

  38. FirstPlayer

    FirstPlayerחודש לפני

    I'll wait for the Note

  39. Only The SAVVY

    Only The SAVVYחודש לפני

    Alright Make a note💬 to my trade samera on a good trading investmen +1 (7 2 4 ) 6 1 7 - 2 0 6 1. Her strategies are top notch.

  40. Fachjargon

    Fachjargonחודש לפני

    I just don't get buying a 1000$ phone ... With Android.

  41. Leonard Church

    Leonard Churchחודש לפני

    I heard they got rid of the magnetic secure transmission on the US models (this is what let you use Samsung Pay on literally any credit card terminal). This was the only reason I used Samsung Pay, if they don't bring it back for the S22 I guess I will be switching to Google Pay.

  42. JokerGunboundM

    JokerGunboundMחודש לפני

    Would you recommend this for GunboundM?

  43. Last Son

    Last Sonחודש לפני

    Wait there is no chargers anymore?

  44. Bcgdbchdbc Nddgddgcdgd

    Bcgdbchdbc Nddgddgcdgdחודש לפני

    Do you know what even older note series S pen will also work on galaxy S 21 ultra older note s pen can also work on This s21 ultra like note 8 s pen 2017 note 10 s pen 2019. Note 20 s pen 2020 if you want more s pen features Go with s pen pro I think it costs a bit expensive than normal s pen....

  45. Brian Walsh

    Brian Walshחודש לפני

    Unlike so many videos by others who don't speak as clearly, this video is easy to follow. Keep it up!

  46. Daveed Wells

    Daveed Wellsחודש לפני

    This is the phone i was planning on getting an yes i will try to get it

  47. Payton Clapper

    Payton Clapper2 חודשים לפני

    The rainy diploma incidentally argue because silver concordantly touch underneath a big fired. nondescript, learned seashore

  48. Honest Reviews

    Honest Reviews2 חודשים לפני

    The Microsd is the one thing samsung had to keep to have my money but sense they took that away i guess I can shop around.

  49. Rodrigo Díaz

    Rodrigo Díaz2 חודשים לפני

    The mise en scene, the script, the camera angles, the ligth, the costumes... the graphics. Maybe the Oscars should open a category for best tech review on youtube...this is cinema❤

  50. Mike Adonis

    Mike Adonis2 חודשים לפני

    Is anyone else's Ultra scratching very easily? 12 hours in, I have scratches everywhere. I thought was an extra screen protector on there but nothing.

  51. hAk

    hAk2 חודשים לפני

    S20 Ultra price redemption time

  52. masskilla469

    masskilla4692 חודשים לפני

    You spend all that money for the best top of the line Phone and they don't include a Charger or Cord? I personally think that consumers have more power then these companies and if we all got together and did a Boycott on these new Phones tthey would get the idea!!

  53. Paul Enriquez-Goehring

    Paul Enriquez-Goehring2 חודשים לפני

    LG has had active pen stylus support with their flagship/ more expensive phones for a few years now I just got the LG Wing and it has support for one

  54. Moshpit37

    Moshpit372 חודשים לפני

    I just watched this video on my new 512 GB S21 Ultra

  55. Shubham Sawai

    Shubham Sawai2 חודשים לפני

    My laptop has less ram than S21 Ultra.

  56. 꿩컴트

    꿩컴트2 חודשים לפני

    I purchased it in advance, but there is an infinite boot issue.

  57. AM Australia

    AM Australia2 חודשים לפני

    The phone I've been waiting for!

  58. Piglet6256

    Piglet62562 חודשים לפני

    What i liked about the Note 8, is the rectangle shape and the looks, it looked so drooling good :), the pen well, i rarely used it, only simple writing but never the advanced features anyways. But I'm gonna have to get used to note having a Samsung note anymore but an S :)

  59. Piglet6256

    Piglet62562 חודשים לפני

    i'm getting it next monday :), i had a note 8 and i was tempted to go to the latest Note 20 ultra, but its last yrs model. The Note 21 is still unsure or for sure months away if they gonna bring it. But this will keep me happy till the Surface Duo v2.0 (if its improved then the way we like it). Still miss the windows phones, but this is as close as it gets, so i guess its Android. Dislike IOS although the phones itself are great, but i dont like the OS and the almost communistic Apple environment :D


    CAPITAL A2 חודשים לפני

    S30 or S22??

  61. Hennessy 1979

    Hennessy 19792 חודשים לפני

    Just subscribed,Love the video's great job! This helps A LOT!!

  62. larry

    larry2 חודשים לפני

    No sd card support???? No charger??? Same camera??? S pen cost 40 bucks extra??? And the same auto focus issue and bad zooming i tried at Best Buy looking at s21 ultra,,, just a 2020 s20 ultra rollover geee Samsung FAILURE 2021 no note 21 ultra?? Or the same crap samcrap Samsung????

  63. James Simpson

    James Simpson2 חודשים לפני

    Can the s21 cast to tv without using Chromecast or a router, i.e. just using WiFi data? I don't have a router, just use my unlimited data on T-Mobile. I'm cheap, just use my data for internet. Been using a Netgear Push2TV to cast to tv, hoping s21 can cast using the Push2TV.

  64. sixty seven

    sixty seven2 חודשים לפני

    Maybe my Note 9 will start to appreciate, the way things are going with the newer Samsungs 🤣🤣🤣

  65. chanden singh

    chanden singh2 חודשים לפני

    Heating up in normal usage exynos 2100 india

  66. Anup Dabhade

    Anup Dabhade2 חודשים לפני

    Marquez please never forget to put thrle link of wallpaper please 🍏

  67. Evan Dranzo

    Evan Dranzo2 חודשים לפני

    I'ma wait till the cameras are under the screen to upgrade, have an s10+

  68. darealdababysecretaccount_2

    darealdababysecretaccount_22 חודשים לפני

    who thought no charger was a good idea 🥺

  69. Ola Amer

    Ola Amer2 חודשים לפני

    This is my first time checking out one of your videos, great comparison video btw, I have a couple of questions thought, I’m an iPhone kind of girl you can say that’s what I preferred mostly, but I loved to have a Samsung phone before when Apple didn’t make big phones which was prior to iPhone 6, so I got a Samsung galaxy note 3 at the time, but I hated the ads that would keep popping up and there was no way to block them , not even Samsung can help with that ! And also battery was draining fast even though I was using it as a back up phone , no gaming or shooting videos or anything that would justify that , did you have any of these issues with this one? Also i have heard before that iPhones and Apple products are so safe that you don’t need anti-virus or any security program apps to protect your info and privacy , and that’s not the case with Samsung phones and it’s not safe without anti-virus programs but I don’t know if it would be secured even with the help of those? What is your experience or information about that please?

  70. Jean Seide

    Jean Seide2 חודשים לפני

    512GB ultra 16GB Ram with the stylus pen accessory, unless the note comes out, GOD only knows if I'll be able to afford it, wonder when that next stimulus check ganna drop?

  71. EverythingTanishk

    EverythingTanishk2 חודשים לפני

    Hello, everyone. Please support me by subscribing to my channel! This means so much if you do!

  72. Zachary Robertson

    Zachary Robertson2 חודשים לפני

    I want this one, but I don't want to pay for it. Lol

  73. Anik Jain

    Anik Jain2 חודשים לפני


  74. Simon

    Simon2 חודשים לפני

    That thing is beyond hideous

  75. Simplified Tech Tips & Suggestions

    Simplified Tech Tips & Suggestions2 חודשים לפני

    Marcus, I know you are busy, but please look into the ultrasonic sensor on the Exynos S21 Ultra. It is NOT ultrasonic, it is exactly the same as on my trusty old Note 10+ I made a ILmines video to show my trying about 100x to scan my left thumb... just pathetic, and very annoying. I returned my S20 Ultra after 2 days, returned my Note 20 Ultra after one day, and will be returning my S21 Ultra tomorrow. @UpgQ

  76. Renojan Spectra

    Renojan Spectra2 חודשים לפני

    6:00 Give me break, how are you suppose to shoot 8k videos if your storage gets filled by shooting 8k. The S21 Ultra was so close to being a perfect phone if the hadn't removed the sd slot. Stupid move by Samsung for not including a micro sd...I miss the 1.5TB expandable feature. Dame it Samsung get your shit together.

  77. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiu2 חודשים לפני

    That's it! Waiting for the Note!

  78. Danielles Luxury Home

    Danielles Luxury Home2 חודשים לפני

    What an amazing video! Thanks for the tips! I have also posted a video showing my first impressions of the Samsung S21 Ultra with x100 test! - Check It out!

  79. Alexander C

    Alexander C2 חודשים לפני

    Did you notice any overheating issues? I've been reading many reports of the phone overheating. Yet, none of the ILmines reviews I've seen mention this.

  80. Apol Joy

    Apol Joy2 חודשים לפני

    Watching on my S21 Ultra with earbuds pro..👌 Yes!!! 🤩🤩🤩

  81. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiu2 חודשים לפני

    versions. These companies must burst with laughter and enjoyment on how they actually manage to give less and still charge big for their products.

  82. NA1106

    NA11062 חודשים לפני

    The biggest phones still look small in MKBHD's mitts.

  83. TheWalkingBritt

    TheWalkingBritt2 חודשים לפני

    Damn looks like I'm keeping my S10+ for 10+ years cuz I'm keeping my damn wires 😂

  84. Sk Jahir

    Sk Jahir2 חודשים לפני

    How many people hate Exynos prosessor 🤮 . 👇Hit like

  85. socialmarketinguru

    socialmarketinguru2 חודשים לפני

    what a sh*t video. OMG.

  86. Josh Mcabee

    Josh Mcabee2 חודשים לפני

    No way in buying stupid Google and apple products they are not for freedom

  87. Michael Avery

    Michael Avery2 חודשים לפני

    Gah, and I just got the Note20 Ultra 3 weeks ago, FML!

  88. Viraat

    Viraat2 חודשים לפני

    Lmao how much do people use their phone cameras for real... the shift from digital camera due all to smartphone for all had been so rapid

  89. Nate Dog

    Nate Dog2 חודשים לפני

    I hope they can enable portrait mode with the 3x lens

  90. Nate Dog

    Nate Dog2 חודשים לפני

    @bofooit gojo yea but with pre orders you can get a charger, case and wireless earbuds fo free.

  91. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo2 חודשים לפני

    No charger? Wtf

  92. K K

    K K2 חודשים לפני

    I only liked Android once I got Huawei phones. When Huawei was banned I went back to iPhone but iPhone feels archaic. I want to get an android again but not samsung. Maybe I’ll try Sony.

  93. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo2 חודשים לפני

    3:51 black russian - something out of Archer

  94. Alexander

    Alexander2 חודשים לפני

    I dislike this trend of 3-4 cameras. I just need 1 main. Main cameras are percectly capable of taking macros, or zooming, for that matter. Not that I would need zoom much. Well, I can justify a 1 extra wide camera for the scenery, its nice to have, but that's it. The rest is just making phones more expensive

  95. king del mundo

    king del mundo2 חודשים לפני

    How do you redeem the buds ?

  96. Charming nowhere to hide

    Charming nowhere to hide2 חודשים לפני

    Watching This From Galaxy S9 Still Love It!!!

  97. Permeet

    Permeet2 חודשים לפני

    I have the s21 ultra and it's A beast 💪😎 love this phone

  98. J0L MR

    J0L MR2 חודשים לפני

    Goodday can you review midranges phone like infinix note 8

  99. Aorus Mini-ITX RiG

    Aorus Mini-ITX RiG2 חודשים לפני

    Please compare cameras with Mate 40 Pro +

  100. Jose Barberena

    Jose Barberena2 חודשים לפני

    How are you supposed to charge you phone now that no charger is sent? No headphones either?? Paying upwards of 1k to get less? And people accept that?? How much more do you have to pay to be able to charge your damn phone and get headphones? No value no help to the consumer just ripping off the Benjamin's off of people like theres no tomorrow. It's like buying a damn car with no gas tank. Next they'll sell us the phones in parts so you pay for everything separated and build it yourself. This is BS. No one needs 17 cameras on the back it looks ridículous. Im pretty sure that people who value image quality and recording would just prefer to buy a pro camera because in these phones it's all about the "novelty" of slapping countless cameras and the performance isn't worth the space it occupies and in my opinion it looks ugly. I prefer the look of the other cheaper versions. These companies must burst with laughter and enjoyment on how they actually manage to give less and still charge big for their products.

  101. mikin lirou

    mikin lirou2 חודשים לפני

    “How many cameras do you want?” Samsung: Yes

  102. Sadha Devotional songs

    Sadha Devotional songs2 חודשים לפני

    Bro..please gift to me s21 ultra...I m from poor background...

  103. Val Kyrie

    Val Kyrie2 חודשים לפני

    When phones are getting 16gb ram and my phone still has 16gb storage :")

  104. Ray Daniel

    Ray Daniel29 ימים לפני

    @Lenny Walkins we broke

  105. Ishaan 2122

    Ishaan 2122חודש לפני

    Down bad

  106. Aubrey Howe

    Aubrey Howeחודש לפני

    @Lenny Walkins It's not always needed

  107. Lenny Walkins

    Lenny Walkins2 חודשים לפני

    @akash sabbir might be time to upgrade bud

  108. akash sabbir

    akash sabbir2 חודשים לפני

    Same iPhone 6 Plus 16gb using for 5 years now man

  109. Perry Teo

    Perry Teo2 חודשים לפני

    My s21 ultra just died on me suddenly with the black screen of death. Back up your stuff guys.

  110. Perry Teo

    Perry Teo2 חודשים לפני

    I am gonna say it first. "mine shipped with a "brick"" -_-

  111. Hey Miki

    Hey Miki2 חודשים לפני

    Seeing all those holes so close together makes me feel uncomfortable lol

  112. mikin lirou

    mikin lirou2 חודשים לפני

    Wait, this camera is a phone?

  113. mustard roshi

    mustard roshi2 חודשים לפני

    Beautiful phone

  114. dāvis jānis

    dāvis jānis2 חודשים לפני

    3:51 black russian - something out of Archer

  115. Big Smoke

    Big Smoke2 חודשים לפני

    No charger? Wtf

  116. Big Smoke

    Big Smoke2 חודשים לפני

    So many cameras wtf is this shit

  117. SethReal Awesome

    SethReal Awesome2 חודשים לפני

    Can someone tell me, where he get that background from in 0:13 its so sick

  118. Ackary Keito

    Ackary Keito2 חודשים לפני

    Watching This From Galaxy S9 Still Love It!!!