If you’re an Android enthusiast, you may have an eye on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the most expensive model in Samsung’s Galaxy lineup. Compared to the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, the Ultra brings with it a lot of impressive features, including a 108MP camera, two telephoto cameras, S-Pen support, and a QHD+ screen. What’s not to love?
Well, if you’re an Android enthusiast who’s serious about using your smartphone for video, you might be disappointed to learn that the Galaxy S21 Ultra doesn’t have native 960fps super slow-motion recording, while both the S21 and S21 Plus can record 0.5 seconds of video captured at 960fps with approximately 16 seconds of playback. The S21 Ultra can only record one second of video captured at 480 fps and then digitally enhance the video to 960 fps, with about 32 seconds of playback. This can lead to ghosting and blur.
The reason for this, according to Samsung, is because the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 108MP sensor, which has lower shutter speed when recording videos. The S21 and S21 Plus sensors have a different sensor and, therefore, don’t share this problem.
While this doesn’t impact most users, if you use super slow-motion recording, it’s important to be aware of this before you purchase your next Samsung Galaxy model.