Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: Problems Solved!

Galaxy S21 Ultra: All the right tweaks in all the right places.
ICONS is back!!
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Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:
Phone provided by Samsung for review.


  1. Aron Womack

    Aron Womack8 שעות לפני

    Great video man, that phone is second to none. The RAM part kinda sucks, If I heard you right, my stylo 6 has a lot more. That's not a big deal though, it has more internal memory I would imagine, idk if you mentioned that or not. And does it have any new development mode features? I always turn screen animations and transitions off. Kill apps and other stuff that gives more power to the GPU when it needs to and it makes videos so much better sometimes. Games for sure, but I only 0lay poker really lol. How much internal memory does it come with? And I know I could google it, but I'm beta testing like 5 apps right now, and google is one of them, so I only spend a certain about of time using chrome. Idk when they're gonna do the actual update on Google, but there are some cool features and more focused searches and other things. Plus since it's not 100 percent ready, it crashes at least 5 or so times until I uninstall and reinstall it. It's still worth it to be able to talk to the devs. The new digital wellbeing app from google is gonna be pretty handy. Tells you everything about what you do and it's worth using it. Sucks when you see you spent 9.5 hours one day on your phone though haha.

  2. Bo-Laurids Jähde

    Bo-Laurids Jähde12 שעות לפני

    For me this is the world's best phone!

  3. Debopop Or hypersaiyan idc

    Debopop Or hypersaiyan idc12 שעות לפני

    The MKBHD studio is in NYC? Woah

  4. Tracy Filosa

    Tracy Filosa14 שעות לפני

    I just picked mine up yesterday :) Thanks for this video 😁

  5. Sebastian Adlercreutz

    Sebastian Adlercreutz16 שעות לפני

    This hack phone is a piece of ¤"#%, it constantly submits endless amounts of telemetry data, and just the fact that you can't remove crap apps like Facebook is reason enough for me to say... NEVER again a Slamsung.

  6. Jacob Spencer

    Jacob Spencer18 שעות לפני

    I know I'm a little late to this video.. BUT would you pick the s21 ultra or the note 20 ultra?

  7. Fyber Spammz

    Fyber Spammzיום לפני

    My brother got ine

  8. King Sargon II

    King Sargon IIיום לפני

    Guess it's icon skins for life now.

  9. Ady

    Adyיום לפני

    I cannot understand Samsung they give us crazy 8k and remove the SD card there also no factory screen protector to go with the rest of stuff they removed I don't care about the charger I have many but no factory screen protector very tight Samsung are getting as bad as Apple. my note 20 ultra is shocking for the price 2 hours its lost half the battery at 7:30 am it was at 97% at 10:30 am it was at 53% not in use and after 5 days it showed 3890mah that'smah

  10. Luken goz

    Luken gozיום לפני

    Im happy sitting here with my s9 with a glass back that is falling apart and my 1 hour battery life that dies at 20 percent

  11. Luca Magro

    Luca Magro2 ימים לפני

    Hi marques, really confused weather I choose the 12 pro max or the s21 ultra. What do u recon ?

  12. Eric Tuilaepa

    Eric Tuilaepa2 ימים לפני

    Can finally afford a Samsung s5

  13. Taslim Torabally

    Taslim Torabally2 ימים לפני

    What's your view on the fact that it doesn't have a jack to plug an earphone. That's terrible for who love to plug in an earphone to some discreet listening experience without actually disturbing people around them.

  14. Anjana Choudary Majhi

    Anjana Choudary Majhi2 ימים לפני

    Why is he not talming about overheating?

  15. Sevastian Gomez

    Sevastian Gomez2 ימים לפני

    I mean I have a Samsung Galaxy A10E. Should I upgrade and save up?

  16. lee eric photography

    lee eric photography2 ימים לפני

    Been using the Samsung A6 for years now. Finally dropped some dollars for this one. See you in another 5 years.

  17. Cory Wilson

    Cory Wilson2 ימים לפני

    Just got mine yesterday still not using it until the case and screen protector come in

  18. Clayt Alien

    Clayt Alien2 ימים לפני

    S20 ultra better

  19. Clayt Alien

    Clayt Alien2 ימים לפני

    Finger print reader probably wont work with gloves on lol

  20. Clayt Alien

    Clayt Alien2 ימים לפני

    S 20 ultra tho

  21. Randy

    Randy2 ימים לפני

    Props on using Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

  22. Irfan Moktar

    Irfan Moktar3 ימים לפני

    3:12 i just realised he used an iphone wallpaper on a samsung phone 😂

  23. Treyon Baird

    Treyon Baird3 ימים לפני

    You trying so hard to find something bad about that phone just stupid of u iPhone wants nothing to do with this phone nothing at all

  24. A Frog

    A Frog3 ימים לפני

    6.8 inches *is* stupid big lol, but to cram in all the functions and have any kind of operational time, it needs to be. Now, someone make something with half the specs, single front, single back cameras, huge battery, rubberized backside and 4.5 inch screen. There is ONE option that isn`t far above 5 inches and that`s the iPhone SE, which is 4.7 inches, 0.1 more than the Xperia X Compact, which you can no longer get. ..... CAN SOMEONE JUST MAKE A DECENT COMPACT SMARTPHONE ....

  25. Arham Chaudhry

    Arham Chaudhry3 ימים לפני

    I'm watching on my s21 ultra

  26. Cute Guy

    Cute Guy4 ימים לפני

    Awesome video. Very concise & informative. -Great job. :-)

  27. Nicholas Washington

    Nicholas Washington4 ימים לפני

    I got the s20 ultra....I'm content.

  28. Zackary Solimeno

    Zackary Solimeno4 ימים לפני

    the only reason the phone is good matt black the rest of the phone crap

  29. Sam Ndirangu

    Sam Ndirangu4 ימים לפני

    No headphone jack still?

  30. Zuhair Reza

    Zuhair Reza4 ימים לפני

    "... the whole reason they do what they do is to offer as many features as possible". YES!

  31. Pickaxe 87

    Pickaxe 874 ימים לפני

    Is the camera ACTUALLY fixed tho. I have the 20 Ultra and it's ridiculous. I have to scan paperwork to an app for work, and I've resorted to using my backup phone for that bc the 20 Ultra camera is so bad I can't get it to focus at all. I've given up on this camera, and it's really ruined the experience of this phone. I'm not sure if I want to buy the new one unless I can be 100% certain that it will do what I need it to do. And, I feel like Samsung needs to do something for S20 Ultra owners to make up for this. For such an expensive phone that was mostly marketed for the insane camera, it's pretty awful and I definitely feel lied to, cheated and robbed. All that money and I'm still having to use my Pixel camera for work bc this one sucks.

  32. Ashik Ibadullah

    Ashik Ibadullah5 ימים לפני

    I love the music at 0:11 . I listen this everyday. When I buy Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra(If the *NOTE* does not come in 2022), I'll make the video wallpaper and the music will my ringtone.

  33. Toycelica1

    Toycelica15 ימים לפני


  34. Zack Keneth

    Zack Keneth5 ימים לפני

    Im waiting for Vivo x60 pro plus

  35. gmilzli

    gmilzli5 ימים לפני

    @Marques Brownlee between Samsung s21 ultra and OnePlus 9 pro , which to choose ? Thanks

  36. Nic Tube

    Nic Tube5 ימים לפני

    why i hear something when i shake my s21 ultra

  37. Jerry Ber

    Jerry Ber6 ימים לפני

    Ended up getting the s21 ultra Matte black, galaxy buds pro, galaxy watch 3, and the s7 tablet for less than 80.00 altogether for their promotions. Best ever!

  38. Thomas Wellington

    Thomas Wellington6 ימים לפני

    I always remember the day I contacted Dr Osaoji on ILmines that cured my herpes virus with his herbal medicine.

  39. Rukn

    Rukn5 ימים לפני

    Weird thing to say dude

  40. Fil Sapia

    Fil Sapia6 ימים לפני

    In the UK you can get the S21 series of phones (including the Ultra) for £500 off if you trade in any Galaxy newer than the S8 series, massive reason to upgrade if you ask me :)

  41. Jay&Jay

    Jay&Jay6 ימים לפני

    And here I am still chilling with my Galaxy A50😎

  42. Ayaan Al Amin

    Ayaan Al Aminיום לפני

    Same bro..I might upgrade to a71

  43. LEEJ

    LEEJ7 ימים לפני

    Where you get your orange face mask from

  44. Vishal Dinde

    Vishal Dinde7 ימים לפני

    Song name?

  45. Brajesh Sahu

    Brajesh Sahu7 ימים לפני

    No SD card extension.. That was the only selling point for Samsung

  46. Dakota Sutsko

    Dakota Sutsko8 ימים לפני

    I feel like an orange background with blue icons skin would look pretty sick but that’s just me

  47. Tiafighter

    Tiafighter8 ימים לפני

    Does the skin work if I put it over a tempered glass protector?

  48. KING GC

    KING GC8 ימים לפני

    I need expandable memory, aux jacc and a charger in box. All these companies now cutting bacc on shit and charging more?? Fucc that

  49. Gospod Nadskof

    Gospod Nadskof8 ימים לפני

    Payed review. Otherwise you would mention that Android Auto is not working,...that fingerprint sensor works every third time,....that wireless Samsung DEX has half of second of lag,....that it does not charge if you are using it at the same time,....that S-Pen works extremly poorly to the point that is useless,........

  50. Erdem Ali Odemis

    Erdem Ali Odemis8 ימים לפני

    Im just sad I cannot buy the snapdragon version. Otherwise I love this this

  51. Ian

    Ian8 ימים לפני

    Samsung really improved this year no doubt

  52. Fortnite Gamer

    Fortnite Gamer8 ימים לפני

    I m from 2100

  53. Bradley Prater

    Bradley Prater9 ימים לפני

    He likes it

  54. Marvinthecat 20

    Marvinthecat 209 ימים לפני

    Jesus I remember owning an s10 when it first came out and it ended up getting stolen so I forgot about Samsung for years and had and iPhone and I now see an s21 while I have my iPhone 11 Pro Max and tbh the s21 looks cool as hell

  55. Jeremy Delgado

    Jeremy Delgado9 ימים לפני

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  56. Sauron Baggins

    Sauron Baggins9 ימים לפני

    "my car. Probably my most precious possession". Dude

  57. Phillip Lemmon

    Phillip Lemmon9 ימים לפני

    All they had to do was put in the sd card and I PROBABLY would have given this second look, but ill stick with the note 20 ultra.

  58. lux Chhun

    lux Chhun9 ימים לפני

    This design structure will get boring very fast…

  59. lux Chhun

    lux Chhun9 ימים לפני

    Look like S21 design train get off the rails of equal, Semetrical, Simple, basic scales/Styles… Man! look a bit ugly and boring, this design is very old samsung, remind Me Over 10 Years ago before they learned and copy simplicity from Iphones, now Look like Samsung is going back to Flashy korean Trends,

  60. regie paclar

    regie paclar10 ימים לפני

    LG was the first to utilize the back of smartphone for buttons...

  61. Christian Sjunnesson Dybro

    Christian Sjunnesson Dybro10 ימים לפני

    What about shutter speed? Or shutter lag? Reviewers rarely touch upon this subject with Samsung phones. I believe Samsung still has issues when trying to capture moving objects such as children or animals in photography.

  62. Nick's Vlogs

    Nick's Vlogs10 ימים לפני

    Horrible review because of the wallpaper on the S20, absolutely horrible! JK!!! Gotem.... Naw bro great review of the phone, your reviews of phones and stuff are absolutely something else. I can't even describe words. I don't know if my iPhone 7 Plus will last longer because of this phone. It still works good, but it's getting outdated. I want a newer phone but my mom always has to get the older phones from 2016/ 2017. Can't get anything newer because all she cares about is her top of the line crap. Anyways great video

  63. From Florida with love

    From Florida with love10 ימים לפני

    s21 vs note 20 ultra

  64. patrick kelly

    patrick kelly10 ימים לפני

    Nice colour.. And then you put a case on it and nobody sees the matt blk!

  65. Walter Cagnina

    Walter Cagnina10 ימים לפני

    C'mon Marquees, you are not the only reviewer out there...

  66. guky667

    guky66710 ימים לפני

    No mention of the s-pen support? :D

  67. boombapboom

    boombapboom10 ימים לפני

    i'll stick with the Pixel 5.

  68. Sanketh Ks

    Sanketh Ks10 ימים לפני

    I have 1 request for you which may help me to customise my samsung galaxy s21 ultra I request you to make an video about What's on my phone 2021 Samsung s21 ultra Same as last year you did for samsung s20 ultra So this year i need the same type of video for samsung s21 ultra Thank you Your follower

  69. Patrick C

    Patrick C11 ימים לפני

    it overheats with a camera on for 25-30 min ! what a lie !!!! The whole point during covid is conf calls that are sturdy. Crap....

  70. Toylo

    Toylo11 ימים לפני

    Finnally we can see ufo videos in 480p instead of 240p

  71. ItalianGal89

    ItalianGal8911 ימים לפני

    I'm still happy with my s10 + I've had almost two years :) Still great. Just hate all the updates. How do I stop them?

  72. Priyanshu

    Priyanshu11 ימים לפני

    Just put OnePlus oxygen os in it and it will be the final one

  73. Keith Hogg

    Keith Hogg12 ימים לפני

    I have iPhone 10. Been waiting for the iPhone 13. But i think you might have me convinced on the S 21 ultra. Is it waterproof?

  74. Billy Hughes

    Billy Hughes12 ימים לפני

    Is there a compact digital camera that has this good of a camera or better that also has the same and more features as the s21ultra camera

  75. Lord Frunk

    Lord Frunk12 ימים לפני

    Why are no reviewers talking about the difference between 12gb and 16gb performance? I need to make a decision can someone help PLEASE? Also are the 512gb not being made anymore? I hear verizon is telling people it was a promotional model that they wont carry anymore?

  76. Rodney O

    Rodney O12 ימים לפני

    That Tesla is clean tho!! Also, I like my Ultra but still like my Microsoft Duo better (minus the bad camera)!

  77. Karicat Watts

    Karicat Watts12 ימים לפני

    Nobody seems to care about the speakers. I don't need camera to be off the hook. I need to hear when I'm using speaker mode.

  78. Kahlil Cheeks

    Kahlil Cheeks12 ימים לפני

    Just picked up a matte black S21U... loving it!

  79. Atwood Leonard

    Atwood Leonard12 ימים לפני

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  80. Jono

    Jono13 ימים לפני

    Love my S9+ but thinking of upgrading.

  81. RS S

    RS S13 ימים לפני

    With that kind of price, they should include the Spen and case as part of the package. The S21 Ultra's price should be reduced significantly now it is confirmed the phone has heating issue and the adaptive refresh rate is causing startled problem. The battery life is also not much better than the S20 ultra as claimed.

  82. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute13 ימים לפני

    Wait, are you from Jersey??

  83. Optimus

    Optimus13 ימים לפני

    I swear this guy never combs his head knowing he's going in front of a very large audience,smh.

  84. MexaGodTVG

    MexaGodTVG13 ימים לפני

    Why did samsung have to remove the curved screen

  85. Abdul Qadir

    Abdul Qadir14 ימים לפני

    Wallpaper link plz

  86. Eliseo Galliher

    Eliseo Galliher14 ימים לפני

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  87. d bernotas

    d bernotas14 ימים לפני

    Still amoled, still burns in,nty

  88. J J

    J J10 ימים לפני


  89. Hyder Ali Himmathi

    Hyder Ali Himmathi14 ימים לפני

    Cheap phones r comming with micro photography, its bull*hit, premium coustomer service center , my experience since s7edge samsung treats its coustomer as garbage, When u first time open samsung its google sign in , why don't they give 2 years membership for google photo 1000TeraByte backup in google or in south korea, samsung runs its country south Korea , it must give back up to all samsung users. Just big big talks, zillion dollars company. Need to use phone as garbage use n throw, but backup precious data on cloud.

  90. Hyder Ali Himmathi

    Hyder Ali Himmathi14 ימים לפני

    Samsung must launch super vanta black phone, and advancd black hole processer as galaxy phone.


    CARE BEAR14 ימים לפני

    i bought this phone yesterday, official one and phantom matte black ! 😊❤👌

  92. Kshitij Kumar

    Kshitij Kumar15 ימים לפני

    Which car do you have?

  93. Taj Jawan Singleton

    Taj Jawan Singleton15 ימים לפני

    Just got the s21 Ultra. I have silver. Wanted black but I'm blessed I got the phone

  94. Mohd Farhan

    Mohd Farhan15 ימים לפני

    S21 Ultra is an awesome phone minus it feels heavy in hand / pocket.

  95. 3rdPartyOP

    3rdPartyOP15 ימים לפני

    Really stuck between this one and the Note 20 Ultra. I'm still on a Note 8 but I couldn't imagine not having an S Pen, without hindering the design of the phone. Though if I'm going to update, I'd want to have the latest hardware. Especially since the Note is still a little extra and there won't be a new Note this year, more than likely.

  96. Yug Patel

    Yug Patel15 ימים לפני

    The sounds are really good

  97. Dhani Chalmers

    Dhani Chalmers15 ימים לפני

    Watching this on the iPhone 12 mini and holy smokes that is a big phone.

  98. Paul GiLL

    Paul GiLL16 ימים לפני

    I just got the Phone

  99. Skartuga

    Skartuga16 ימים לפני

    As anyone noticed if you dont update your galaxy air buds, Samsumg will not allow you to use them until you do the update? 😂

  100. LBee

    LBee10 שעות לפני

    I don't blame them. People would use then and complain about the thing that they sent the update for....

  101. Kalaaliuvaat

    Kalaaliuvaat16 ימים לפני

    I got exynos....:(

  102. Ashtien

    Ashtien16 ימים לפני

    12:39 Technology has made cameras more easy and small to use but wow history always repeats it self because that's a huge camera bro hahaha .

  103. Vijay H V

    Vijay H V16 ימים לפני

    Hey Marques I don’t know why you guys don’t talk about the phone part of smartphones like call quality and stuff like that. Please include that in your future reviews.

  104. Syed Mafidul Alam Sourov

    Syed Mafidul Alam Sourov16 ימים לפני

    iPad 8th gen mkbhd skin edition is available?