Samsung officially released the new S24 series flagship mobile phone in China, including Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra three models, of which the “super cup” Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra domestic starting price exceeded 10,000 yuan. This is also the most expensive third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile phone in the current model, which can be described as trench gas.
Of course, don’t look at Samsung flagship selling expensive, but “material” is really enough, the so-called “a penny a cent goods”, probably this is the meaning.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has not changed much in appearance compared to the previous generation, with more core functions of 200 million pixels main camera, third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, and also provides a larger 12GB+1TB storage option. As for the specific performance, whether the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra can also be called an “Android machine emperor”, I believe you will have the answer after reading.
Camera: Long lens machete, strength is not reduced
For Samsung’s flagship, the image ability is certainly an inseparable topic, after all, it has been sitting firmly in the position of the first echelon of Android images. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is still equipped with a four-lens combination, consisting of 200 million pixel main camera +50 million pixel ultra-wide Angle +12 million pixel 3X telephoto +10 million pixel 5X telephoto.
Although Samsung maintained the dual telephoto combination, but cut one lens from 10X to 5X, so whether the larger sensor can offset the shortening of the focal length, I did a small experiment.
In the daytime scene, you can see that in the same 10X situation, the difference between the S24 Ultra and the S23 Ultra is not obvious, at most, the S24 Ultra looks a little bit meaty, but it is difficult to see without careful comparison.
The night scene is more interesting, in the same 10X situation, the S23 Ultra directly started the night scene mode, the S24 Ultra is more confident to direct shooting, the result is naturally the S24 Ultra noise explosion.
When the S24 Ultra also manually opens the night view mode, although the brightness has been further improved, the resolution power and the purity of the picture are obviously not matched by the S23 Ultra.
However, from the actual situation, the use frequency of 5X is definitely higher than 10X, and providing a native lens in this focal segment can further improve the film effect.
In addition to this telephoto lens, I also shot a few different lens proofs, here is also provided for your reference. In my opinion, the S24 Ultra has changed the high color saturation style of Samsung mobile phones to become more real, and this time it is more radical in HDR, and the intensity of the highlight is significantly less, and the specific good or bad will be different.
Overall, the image performance of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is still very good, and it still has the strength to compete with the annual video machine emperor. The emergence of 200 million pixels, so that Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra shot sample has a larger cutting space, more convenient for later creation, and the unique telephoto strategy also makes up for the lack of telephoto end of many flagship mobile phones, especially the 10X focal segment performance is very good, or very playable.
Performance: The third generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, performance and energy efficiency
“Will people who buy Ultra use it to play games?”
Whenever we talk about Samsung’s “super cup” flagship, this is a popular, unavoidable topic, even if I also feel that the problem itself is meaningless, after all, regardless of whether the user is a performance machine lover, you do not need to worry about Samsung will cut corners on the configuration.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is like this, the core is composed of the third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, LPDDR5X and UFS4.0, and the configuration is still the top level in the industry.
In terms of run scores, Antutu has scored more than 1.95 million runs, GeekBench6 has scored 2285 single-core runs, 7141 multi-core runs, and 3DMark Wild Life Extreme can run 4985 points. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra as a whole is still in a relatively front position, but there is no particularly prominent place.
In terms of games, the author directly chose “Crash: Stardome Railway” for 15 minutes of testing. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra was released in Crash: The performance of the Star Railway can only be considered normal, in the extremely high picture quality +60 frame mode, the average frame rate of 15 minutes is only 43.6 frames, the frame rate fluctuation is more obvious, basically maintain an up and down experience, especially the moment of the release of skills, there will indeed be a situation from time to time.
However, at present, the author has got a media engineering machine, which does not mean that the retail version is the same, according to past experience, the retail version often has better game performance.
Fortunately, this generation of temperature control is done well, and after continuous running, the body temperature is always in an acceptable state, which at least shows that Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra can maintain an ideal performance output state in a high load state.
Therefore, in addition to the core performance, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has also improved in terms of battery life. Although there is no difference between the specifications and the previous generation, it is a 5000mAh battery +45W fast charge configuration, but thanks to the excellent energy efficiency of the third-generation Snapdragon 8, the final power of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra remains 48% in the continuous 5-hour battery life test, which means that even if we use it heavily, a charge is enough to cope with it.
As for charging, there is nothing to say, “enough” is the consistent strategy of Samsung mobile phones, 45W is better than nothing!
Appearance: More minimalist appearance design, more immersive screen view
As a high-end flagship product for the global market, the appearance design of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is basically in line with the brand impression of “high-end atmosphere” and “simple business” in the hearts of users. The five lenses on the back are located in the upper left corner, still arranged in a matrix, and the overall style is mainly simple, without too much embellishment, pure but without losing recognition.
Compared with the previous work, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra frame increases the accessible area between the fingers, the curvature on both sides of the screen is reduced, and the benefit is that it is not easy to touch by mistake, while the front screen is further further and completely becomes flat.
In addition to the design, the addition of titanium metal can also be said to be a major innovation, although this is not new in this year’s flagship market, but it can further improve the toughness and corrosion resistance of the mobile phone.
In addition, the fuselage color also has some changes, this time brought titanium gray, titanium black, titanium twilight purple, titanium feather yellow, titanium Chuan blue, titanium ridge green, titanium xia orange seven new colors, whether it is texture or visual experience and the previous generation is very different.
From left to right, the bottom openings are still the stylus S-Pen, speaker, microphone, Type-C charging port and SIM card slot, supporting IP68 waterproof and dust-proof, with a lightweight but sturdy armored aluminum frame, protecting the high-end flagship style.
On the screen side, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is equipped with a 6.8-inch DynamicAMOLED 2X screen, which has a wide field of view and is paired with the series’ only stylus, making the screen more suitable for mobile office scenarios.
3120X1440QHD+ resolution, brings a delicate display effect, in addition to it also supports 1-120hz adaptive refresh rate, 2600nit local peak brightness, at least from the parameter point of view, this screen can still play.
Stylus calculation is a feature of Samsung’s “Super Cup” flagship, although for most users, the stylus is not just needed, but if the phone itself supports it, who will refuse? You can use this stylus to write meeting notes every day, or record inspiration anytime and anywhere, and even meet your creative needs.
With the stylus, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra also has a lot of interesting creative features, such as my own favorite screen writing, just pull out the stylus in the state of the screen, you can directly record content on the screen, no need to light up the screen, no need to search for notes, is a big innovation in mobile shorthand. Of course, we can also use the SPen remote control to take photos and act as a PPT remote control… In short, SPen is not only a pen, but also the “soul” of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.
AI: Make the system intelligent
Finally, let’s talk about the highlight of this Galaxy S24 Ultra – AI. Compared with the way that domestic mobile phone manufacturers combine AI with voice assistants, Samsung has integrated AI functions into the daily use of mobile phones.
For example, the circle search function highlighted at the press conference, when we encounter any picture, video or text that we want to consult, we can long press the Home button to activate the AI, and then search the target content by circling, highlighting, doodling or clicking. This one-step direct use experience can undoubtedly greatly reduce the threshold for the use of AI.
Another very useful AI feature is GalaxyAI’s real-time two-way translation, which can translate both speech and text in real time when making a call from a mobile phone.
In our test process, when you call a foreign friend who speaks English, the phone can translate the other person’s voice into Chinese in real time, and my Chinese will also be translated into English for the other person to hear, as if there is a simultaneous interpreter between the two parties. It is worth mentioning that this function is supported by the end-to-side large model, and the call content will not be uploaded to the cloud, which is more secure to use.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra not only translates conversations in real time, but also synchronizes the corresponding text, which users can refer to at any time. The phone can also remember the language used by each contact, and the next contact will be directly transferred to the language corresponding to the contact.
Write at the end
That’s the review from the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.
To sum up, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has a lot of “unchanged” places, such as it continues the previous generation of imaging strategy, ultra-wide Angle and teleph basically unchanged, while its appearance, screen, battery and charging are also little changed, at least from the specifications are so, this conservative product idea is difficult not to make many consumers confused.
But is the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra lying flat? I don’t think so. After all, it uses 200 million pixels of the main camera, as well as the third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, the most core image and performance experience, in fact, has made great progress.
And when we put aside the parameters and really return to the experience, in fact, it is not difficult to find that Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra also has a lot of unique experiences, in this era of more and more homogenization of smartphones, to maintain unique does not follow the flow, itself is worthy of recognition, which may be the “machine emperor” should have the temperament.