Samsung’s best-ever camera system on one of its best-ever phones. If you want the most powerful phone in Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is for you. It comes with the largest display at 6.8-inches, the biggest battery at 5,000mAh, and the best camera setup with a primary 108MP sensor. It also comes with as much as 16GB of RAM. However, it’s also the most expensive with a starting price of $1,199.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has won our Readers’ Choice Best Phone of 2021 award, defeating the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Android Authority Readers’ Choice award goes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. What an adventure. The formidable Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has won the title of Android Authority Readers’ Choice best phone of 2021 after tens of thousands of votes were tabulated. The S21 Ultra defeated the Google Pixel 6 Pro in the grand final by a comfortable margin of 55.11 percent to 44.89 percent. Samsung Mobile deserves to be congratulated on their incredible victory! So, how did everything turn out?
The S21 Ultra got off to a great start, decimating our monster list of 33 contenders to score an even 17% of the vote. 17% may not sound like much but the S21 scored almost 25% more votes than the device in second place. That second-place phone was our Editor’s Choice pick, the regular Google Pixel 6 (13.7%). In third, the Google Pixel 6 Pro (13%), and in fourth, the iPhone 13 Pro Max (10%). These four phones were the only ones to break the double-digit barrier for vote share.
Once we narrowed the voting in the next round down to just those four phones, we saw some movement in the placings. The S21 Ultra once again came out on top with 35.98% of the total vote. This time though the Pixel 6 Pro came in second overall (26.66%) and the regular Pixel 6 dropped to fourth place (16.7%), with the iPhone 13 Pro Max nabbing third place (20.66%).
The first round gave a good idea of who was likely to end up in the final two
The first round gave a good idea of who was likely to end up in the final two — the Galaxy S21 Ultra and one of the Pixels. The Pixel 6 only narrowly beat out the Pro version with less than a percent of the overall vote share separating them. The iPhone 13 Pro Max was comfortably behind but still miles ahead of the phone in fifth place, the OnePlus 9 Pro (4.2%). Here’s the top ten from that first round of voting, for reference.