The verdict is for Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series. We have two separate reviews for you today, one for the premium Ultra variant and another for the S21 standard – which should also let you know what to expect from the S21 + model.
Don’t expect big surprises. Samsung seems to have taken last year’s S20 reviews into account, and the result is fewer gimmicks and a lower price tag. With the S21 Ultra you get a bewildering array of camera options (including the return of that controversial spatial zoom feature), while the smaller, cheaper S21 gets the same top-tier processor as bigger phones and most of the features and capabilities.
– Mat Smith
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“Bloomberg” reports that the current prototype is also made of fabric.
The latest report on Apple’s VR and AR plans suggests the company is still working on a headset with external cameras and a fabric shell. The device will apparently run on a bespoke operating system, currently named ‘rOS’, and will have its own special App Store. The company is struggling with cooling the device, with the addition of a fan leading to heavier headsets that weren’t well suited for prolonged use.
Apple is also working on its own AR glasses, which are still in early development – and likely years away.
A capable but expensive flagship.
Starting at $ 1,200, Samsung’s Galaxy 21 Ultra might not offer many dramatic upgrades, but it’s a polished powerhouse that’s remarkably competent on all fronts. According to Engadget’s mobile editor Chris Velasco, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect – some of its features aren’t as immediately useful as we had hoped, and the loss of expandable storage could be a deciding factor. for some experienced users. The price and size of the Ultra might still put it out of reach for some, but if you can justify the cost – or don’t mind waiting for a deal – the good far outweighs the bad. .
The best Android phone for the money.
Welcome to a world where less is more. The $ 800 Galaxy S21 is the entry-level model in Samsung’s new trio of flagships, and it offers an intriguing mix of features for the price. You’ll get the same high-end processor and the same 120Hz refresh rate, but at a lower resolution on, obviously, a smaller screen.
It has one less camera than the S21 Ultra and less sharp sensors, but according to reviewer Cherlynn Low, it still offers a versatile imaging system. Plus, it has a whole new look and long battery life. For the money, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better Android flagship.
It can be launched after new versions of the MacBook Pro.
Today, Bloomberg Mark Gurman provided a little more details on the next Air refresh. The post reports that it will be thinner and lighter, have a next-gen M1 processor, and use the same MagSafe charging system tied to the next MacBook Pro refresh. The company is also said to be considering a design with smaller screen bezels, which would further reduce the already portable form factor.