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Samsung S24 Ultra Review: The Pros and Cons

November 21, 2023
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Samsung S24 Ultra Review: Given that we anticipate its early release, there’s a good possibility the speculated Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the greatest Android phone of 2024 and You won’t need to hold off on getting one till the end of the year.

As a result, we know quite a bit about the expected specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, and we’ve even seen some leaked images of the device.

All of this information is included below, along with details about the potential cost. We’ll keep this post updated with more details regarding this intriguing best phone candidate as they become available.

Samsung S24 Ultra Rumors Release Date And Price

Samsung S24 Ultra Rumors Release Date And Price

Samsung S24 Ultra Review: A more detailed rumor on the Galaxy S24 release date stated that it would be available in mid-to-late January, while another leak stated that the Samsung Galaxy S24 series would be available on January 17.

Having said that, February is also a possibility because the Samsung Galaxy S23 range was introduced in February of 2023.

it is quite likely that the phone will be released in the first few months of 2024, making it one of the first significant smartphone releases of the year.

In terms of cost, some sources claim that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be less expensive than the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Although the price was not disclosed, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is priced at $1,199.99 / £1,249 / AU$1,949. It will thus be among the priciest non-folding phones if the price is higher than that.

Samsung S24 Ultra Design And Display

According to leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will resemble the Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of appearance. As you can see below, leaked case photos and unofficial models of the Galaxy S24 Ultra reveal a nearly identical design, but with a few minor adjustments, based on the information included with the renders.

Samsung S24 Ultra Design And Display

One thing to note is that the bezels are supposedly a little bit thinner—”one of the narrowest bezels seen on any smartphone,” according to reports.

According to the same source, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra weighs 233 grams and measures 162.3 x 79 x 8.7 mm. This means that it is marginally lighter, thinner, and shorter than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Additionally, they mention that the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s sides would be titanium rather than aluminum like that of its predecessor. 

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has reportedly been rumored to employ titanium, most recently in a story by The Elec. However, one source makes clear that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will reportedly use an alloy made of titanium. The weight and measurements shown above have also been reported many times, with the minor distinction that leaker @UniverseIce believes the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a thickness of 8.6 mm.

The colors of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra have also surfaced, with reports indicating that it would be available in black, gray, violet, and yellow. Later, the same leaker, Ross Young, added that orange, light blue and light green may also be available as Samsung online store exclusives.

This might make it the world’s brightest smartphone screen, just surpassing the Pixel 8 Pro’s 2,400 nits and significantly outperforming the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 2,000 nits and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 1,750 nits.

It is advantageous to have a faster refresh rate since it may make things like animations and page scrolling look smoother. We would advise you to treat this claim with caution, though, as the source making it doesn’t exactly have a solid reputation.

Lastly, rumors have it that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra may be the company’s first phone to employ a cutting-edge, low-power “M13” display. That would make it a generation ahead of the screens seen in the top Samsung phones available right now, and the iPhone 16 series is also expected to feature this same display technology.

Samsung S24 Ultra Cameras

Samsung S24 Ultra Review: The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s cameras have leaked a lot, but strangely, there has also been a lot of debate over them.

Most recently, we learned that Samsung will not be including a 10x optical zoom camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra. 

Samsung S24 Ultra Cameras

That would imply that the telephoto camera has more megapixels than the S23 Ultra’s 10MP sensor, but the other specs remain the same.

Additionally, a different source has informed us that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra would include a 50MP telephoto camera. Additionally, I’ve heard somewhere that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will indeed contain a 12MP selfie camera—not an under-display one, as the aforementioned rumor suggests.

Another leaker has previously claimed that the Galaxy S24 Ultra would sport 10x and 3x zoom cameras, identical to the S23 Ultra, with the 10x zoom lens having “minor improvements.” The same source had originally stated that Samsung would only include one telephoto lens on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, but the lens would have several zoom settings. They then said that this proposal had been abandoned, nevertheless.

Last but not least, a further early rumor claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a 1-inch sensor—much bigger than anything we’ve seen from Samsung previously—which would enhance low light and dynamic range capabilities. But because we haven’t heard anything about this lately, we would consider this doubtful.

Samsung S24 Ultra Battery

Samsung S24 Ultra Review: We don’t anticipate any significant battery improvements with this phone because reports indicate the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will, like the S23 Ultra, contain a 5,000mAh battery that charges at 45W.

Furthermore, to what leakers have already revealed, a certification for the Galaxy S24 Ultra indicates that it will feature a 5,000mAh battery and that it will support 45W charging.

According to early rumors, Samsung was developing stacked battery technology for phones, which would increase battery capacity by around 10% without increasing the battery’s physical footprint. However, if the firm is developing this, the Galaxy S24 Ultra doesn’t appear to be where we’ll see it.

Samsung S24 Ultra Specs And Features

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will likely going to be executed by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU. It would make sense for the S24 Ultra to receive the next iteration of the Snapdragon 8 processor, given that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is equipped with one.

Samsung also employed two distinct chipsets in their Galaxy S phones before the S23 range, with certain countries receiving an Exynos and others a Snapdragon. And given that leaker Yogesh Brar says the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will come with both an Exynos 2400 and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, there’s a potential that this may happen once again.

That would be regrettable since given prior performance, one of those chipsets will undoubtedly be inferior to the other (the Exynos, most likely).

However, we’ve heard somewhere that Samsung intends to employ the Exynos 2400 in the basic Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in all variants of the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Since an early benchmark for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has shown this chipset to be present, it is quite likely that certain variants of the S24 Ultra will employ the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 regardless of whether or not they do in all cases.

The obtained scores also represent a notable improvement over those of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. This suggests that this might be a strong phone, however it should be noted that the scores are far lower than what one early leaker predicted the S24 Ultra would be able to achieve, or that it will be able to outperform the A17 Pro in the iPhone 15 Pro, as another leaker stated.

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone specifically receives a multi-core score of 6744 and a single-core test score of 2214, according to this Geekbench listing. In our tests, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra received scores of 2011 and 5365, respectively, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max received benchmark ratings of 2935 and 7207, respectively.

There is considerable debate over RAM and storage. One of the benchmarks mentioned above only mentions 8GB of RAM (but additional versions would undoubtedly be provided too). Another source stated that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will come with 16GB of RAM in every configuration; however, it should be noted that only a few weeks prior, this source reported that a 12GB and an 8GB variant of the S24 Ultra were likely.

Additionally, they stated that the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s basic storage size will be either 128GB or 256GB, with an astounding 2TB at the top. A source has even gone so far as to refer to the Samsung Galaxy S24 as an “AI phone.” While the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will undoubtedly run Android, it may also contain several AI features. 

FAQ

What size screen is the S24?

The 6.2-inch screen on the Galaxy S24, according to the source, will have smaller bezels and be significantly larger.

Should I buy S23 or iPhone 14?

With its 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto lenses, the Galaxy S23 offers a more customizable camera setup. The iPhone 14 makes do with a 12MP primary and ultrawide camera. Both produce excellent photos, but the iPhone 14 excels in terms of steady and well-balanced video.