A Review of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is here, and it has brought along some impressive updates and new features. How good is the flagship, the S24 Ultra? This excellent video review takes a look.

Coming to you from Marques Brownlee, this great video review looks at the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Sitting at the top of Samsung's lineup, the S24 Ultra is quite loaded:

General Features

  • Introduction of Galaxy AI for enhanced mobile experiences.
  • Features like intelligent text and call translations, Galaxy’s ProVisual Engine, and enhanced search capabilities.

Communication Enhancements

  • Live Translate for real-time voice and text translations.
  • Interpreter for instant translation in live conversations.
  • Chat Assist for tone-perfecting in messages and social media captions.
  • Samsung Keyboard with real-time translation in 13 languages.
  • Android Auto for message summarization and automated responses.
  • Note Assist in Samsung Notes for AI-generated summaries and template creation.
  • Transcript Assist for transcribing and translating voice recordings.

Search and Discovery

  • Circle to Search feature with Google for intuitive, gesture-driven searches.
  • Generative AI-powered overviews for complex searches.

Camera and Creativity

  • ProVisual Engine with AI-powered tools.
  • Quad Tele System with 5x optical zoom and Adaptive Pixel Sensor in S24 Ultra.
  • Enhanced Nightography capabilities.
  • AI editing tools for image optimization and Generative Edit for background adjustments.
  • Super HDR for lifelike image previews.

Performance and Gaming

  • Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform in S24 Ultra.
  • 1-120 Hz adaptive refresh rates across the series.
  • Improved gaming performance with hardware and software upgrades.
  • Enhanced visuals with the brightest Galaxy display and 2,600 nit peak brightness.

Design and Durability

  • Corning® Gorilla® Armor for reduced reflections and durability.
  • Design enhancements for larger screen sizes and immersion.
  • Recycled materials used in internal and external components.
  • Seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates.

Security and Privacy

  • Samsung Knox for multi-layer security.
  • Advanced Intelligence settings for control over AI features.
  • Knox Matrix vision with passkeys and end-to-end encryption for Samsung Cloud.

Environmental Initiatives

  • Use of recycled materials including plastics, glass, aluminum, and rare earth elements.
  • Packaging made from 100% recycled paper material.


  • 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display.
  • Camera: 200 MP Wide, 50 MP Telephoto, 10 MP Telephoto, 12 MP Front.
  • Memory and Storage: 12 GB RAM with options of 1 TB, 512 GB, or 256 GB.
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh with fast charging capabilities.
  • OS: Android 14 with One UI 6.1.
  • Water Resistance: IP68.

Check out the video above for Brownlee's full thoughts on the phone. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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