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Global Score
11.6710.12
Basic Information
SamsungMicrosoft
Android 11Android 11
2021-01-292021-09-20
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches5.72 x 7.26 x 0.22 inches
8.04 ounces10.02 ounces
Phantom black and SilverGlacier and Obsidian
Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus)Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 966.00$ 540.00
Display / Screen
6.8 inches8.3 inches
3200 x 1440 pixels 2688 x 1892 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED AMOLED
516 pixels per inch396 pixels per inch
1500 cd/m2 brightness800 cd/m2 brightness
No touch screenNo touch screen
9.88.8
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 chipset
Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz) processorKryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz) processor
12 GB RAM8 GB RAM
Adreno 660 GPUAdreno 660 GPU
9.729.63
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
10.110.1
Camera
108.00 MP + 40.00 MP12.00 MP + 12.00 MP
f/1.80 aperturef/1.70 aperture
24.00mm focal length27.00mm focal length
0.75 inches (1/1.33") sensor--
7680 x 4320 (24 fps) video resolution3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K) video resolution
1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD) slow motion video1920 x 1080 (240 fps) (Full HD) slow motion video
13.7510.01
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G) and HSDPA
Nano SIMNano SIM, Dual SIM
10.710.6
Battery Life
5000mAh Li - Polymer Battery4449mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
Wireless Charging--
4.964.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 5.1 Bluetooth 5.1
GPSGPS
NFC--
Fingerprint ID ScannerFingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
FM Radio--

Comparison review

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is better than Microsoft Surface Duo 2, having a score of 11.67 against 10.12. These phones include the same Android 11 OS, so both should give identical operating system features. Although Galaxy S21 Ultra and Microsoft Surface Duo 2 were released with only a few months difference, Galaxy S21 Ultra's design is noticeably thicker but also lighter.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a bit more powerful processing unit than Microsoft Surface Duo 2, and although they both have a Octa-Core processing unit, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also has 4 GB more RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a brighter display than Microsoft Surface Duo 2, because although it has a bit smaller screen and a quite lower 1440 x 3200 resolution, it also counts with a greater display density and a much brighter display.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 and Galaxy S21 Ultra both have extremely similar storage capacity to store more apps and games, both have the same internal storage. Galaxy S21 Ultra counts with greater battery performance than Microsoft Surface Duo 2, because it has a 5000mAh battery capacity instead of 4449mAh.

Galaxy S21 Ultra shoots a lot better pictures and videos than Microsoft Surface Duo 2, because although it has a smaller camera aperture, it also counts with a much higher 7680x4320 video quality and a camera with way more mega pixels.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is way more expensive than the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, but you can get a better phone for that extra dollars.