The Samsung S24 Ultra, released in January of 2024 is the latest of Samsung’s S series. Though we’ve discussed the S24 in other places, This article will be a full on review of the ultra. When you look at the basic S24 or even the S24+ you don’t notice many chances from their predecessor and wonder if Samsung actually made a new phone or reissued old ones but the ultra is a beast in it’s own league above anything we’ve ever seen before. It has many distinctive features with the blocky design and flat face that make it something of it’s own. 

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Samsung S24 Ultra: Unboxing

The S24 box doesn’t come with much but just a few necessary stuff that you will need. These include:-

  1. USB-C cable for charging.
  2. SIM ejector tool.
  3. Quick start guide.
  4. If you pre order the phone, you get a complimentary travel adapter.
samsung s24 ultra
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Samsung S24 Ultra: Design

Though the s24 ultra seems much like the previous model and you can claim that they’re very much alike in that the overall shape and tone has been maintained but there have been made significant changes in the new design. Most prominent and obvious of them being a switch to a completely flat display. After being the propagator and trend setter for curved displays, Samsung has taken a step back and left those to the foldables completely now. Another improvement is the upgrade in glass by the newly formed Gorilla Armor which has improved scratch and dust resistance.

Samsung S24 ultra
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Contributing to the new design is the freshly introduced titanium frame, not as fancy as apple’s titanium but it is still an upgrade over aluminum. When we talk about available colors, we have to divide them into two types:-

  1. Widely available: Titanium Black • Titanium Violet • Titanium Yellow
  2. Samsung Exclusive: Titanium Blue • Titanium Green • Titanium Orange

No matter which color you own, All of them own a frosted back panel made from Gorilla Armor glass. It carries an IP68 rating, meaning it’s dust-tight and should be able to survive down to 1.5m of water for as long as 30 minutes.

Samsung S24 ultra: Specs

Spec Detail

Dimensions

162.3 x 79 x 8.6 mm (6.39 x 3.11 x 0.34 in)

Weight

232 g or 233 g (8.18 oz)

Build

titanium frame (grade 2)

Display type

Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 2600 nits (peak)

Size

6.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 3120 pixels

OS

Android 14, One UI 6.1

Chipset

Qualcomm SM8650-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm)

CPU

8-core (1x3.39GHz Cortex-X4 & 3x3.1GHz Cortex-A720 & 2x2.9GHz Cortex-A720 & 2x2.2GHz Cortex-A520)

GPU

Adreno 750 (1 GHz)

Samsung S24 Ultra: Price

Samsung S24 Ultra

$ 1,419
99
Total
  • Unlocked
  • 512 GB
  • Titanium Violet

Samsung S24 Ultra: camera review

Not much has been changed in the camera module of the new s24 as compared to the s23 but there are a few changes. The main addition is the 5x telephoto camera replacing the 10x module in the previous generation. The rest is pretty much the same with the 200MP primary unit that bins 16 pixels into 1, and the only ultrawide camera with autofocus in the Galaxy lineup. 

Some complaints can be made about how samsung handles close focusing because it will tend to switch down to the camera in line once you go below the current camera’s minimum focusing distance but this behavior can be turned off for main and ultrawide camera. Key specifications of the camera are given below:-

Spec Detail

Main camera

200MP Samsung Isocell HP2, 1/1.3", 0.6µm (2.4µm), f/1.7, 23mm, PDAF, OIS; 4320p@60, 2160p@60fps

Ultrawide

12MP Sony IMX563, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, f/2.2, PDAF; 2160p@60fps

Telephoto 1

12MP Sony IMX754, 1/3.52", 1.12µm, f/2.2, 67mm, PDAF, OIS; 2160p@60fps

Telephoto 2

50MP Sony IMX854, 1/2.52", 0.7µm (1.4µm), f/3.4, 111mm, PDAF, OIS; 2160p@60fps

Front

12MP Samsung Isocell S5K3LU, 1/3.2", 1.12µm, f/2.2, 26mm, PDAF; 2160p@60fps

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