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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: The ultimate smartphone becomes an AI smartphone

All just software? In our tests, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra not only impressed with its great hardware, but especially with its brand new AI functions, which can provide real added value in everyday life. But a lot has also changed on the hardware side of things.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the direct successor to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Visually, it is very similar to its predecessor, but there are a few subtle differences. For the new generation, Samsung uses titanium alloy for the frame for the first time together with the previously exclusive Corning Gorilla Armor glass. Another exclusive feature is the SoC, which of course is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy. The camera has also been given a new periscope zoom, but the other sensors remain unchanged.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at $1300 and is therefore $100 more expensive than its predecessor, but also offers more RAM. Samsung offers three configurations:

Configuration Price (RRP)
12/256 GB $1299.99
12/512 GB $1419.99
12/1024 GB $1659.99

The 1 TB version is only available from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Galaxy S24 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy 8 x 2.3 - 3.4 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.80 inch 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixel 505 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, LTPO 1 - 120 Hz, Corning Gorilla Armor, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 256 / 512 / 1024 GB, 230.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, UWB, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 162.3 x 79 ( = 0.34 x 6.39 x 3.11 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 200 MPix (Samsung HP2, f/1.7, 23 mm, 1/1.3", Super QPD, FOV 85°, 0.6 µm, OIS) + 12 MPix (Ultra wide, IMX564, 1/2.55", 13 mm, Dual Pixel AF, FOV 120°, f/2.2, 1.4 µm) + 10 MPix (3x opt. Zoom, 69 mm, IMX754, 1/3.52", Dual Pixel AF, f/2.4, FOV 36˚, 1.12 µm, OIS) + 50 MPix (IMX854, 1/2.52", 5x Periscope, OIS, f/3.4, FOV 22˚); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.2, AF, 25 mm)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, SIM-Needle, USB-Cabel, One UI, 24 Months Warranty, IP68, DRM Widevine L1; GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B2a, B1C), Galileo (E1, E5a), QZSS; Bluetooth Audio Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, LDAC, SSC; Body-SAR: 1.30 W/kg, Head-SAR: 1.056 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
Weight
232 g ( = 8.18 oz / 0.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91.1 %
03/2024
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750
232 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"3120x1440
89.4 %
12/2023
Xiaomi 14 Pro
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
223 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
91.1 %
12/2023
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU
221 g256 GB NVMe6.70"2796x1290
90.1 %
07/2023
Honor Magic5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
219 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.81"2848x1312
89.9 %
06/2023
Sony Xperia 1 V
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
187 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.50"3840x1644
89.4 %
05/2023
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
199 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
89 %
12/2023
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7
213 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2992x1344

Case - Titanium and Gorilla Armor glass for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Galaxy S24 Ultra in gray, black and yellow.
Three color options

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra uses a titanium alloy frame for the first time, but this does not have a significant impact on the weight, as it is only one gram lighter than its predecessor. Samsung specifies a height of 8.6 millimeters, which is confirmed by our measurements. The small camera lenses protrude 1.2 millimeters, the larger ones 2.15 millimeters. If the S24 Ultra is lying on a table, for example, it can be very wobbly.

All titanium frames have a matte finish, but are also colored differently depending on the color chosen. This year, there are four colors to choose from: Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow, all of which are based on minerals. Samsung also offers the exclusive Titanium Blue, Green and Orange colors in its own store.

The workmanship is first class: the gaps are tight and even, and the smartphone defies torsional stress quite well, only giving a quiet creak when we attempt to twist it. It is overall very robust and sits comfortably in the hand despite its weight. It also makes a very high-quality impression both visually and haptically. The Corning Gorilla Armor glass is said to be considerably more resistant than its predecessor and adorns both the front and back.

The Galaxy smartphone is again certified as dust and waterproof in accordance with IP68. However, Samsung limits the latter to a depth of 1.5 meters in water for 30 minutes. The card slot and its cover is flush with the frame and can hold up to two nano SIM cards.

Size comparison

165 mm / 6.5 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs163.4 mm / 6.43 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 233 g0.514 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.77 mm / 0.3453 inch 219 g0.4828 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 79 mm / 3.11 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 232 g0.511 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.49 mm / 0.3343 inch 223 g0.4916 lbs161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 221 g0.4872 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - Galaxy S24 Ultra without any real gaps

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra once again offers a USB-C port as a physical interface, which supports the 3.2 (Gen. 1) standard. Thanks to USB OTG, not only can the smartphone be charged, but peripherals, headphones, storage media etc. can also be connected to it. For the copy test, we connected an Asus ROG Strix Arion Case (USB 3.2 Gen. 2) with a Samsung 980 Pro to the smartphone and achieved a data transfer rate of 227.97 MB/s. A decent value, but not outstanding. The connected storage media can be formatted with FAT, FAT32 or exFAT. For NTFS, Samsung only supports reading the disk drives.

The USB port also supports wired image output. The user has the choice of mirroring the panel content or switching to DeX mode. The latter is a desktop interface with some technical optionality. At best it can be run in Full HD. Thick black edges remain, especially on WQHD screens. Wireless alternatives may well be a better choice here.

Otherwise, the Galaxy S24 Ultra also offers Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and an ultra-wideband chip (UWB). A pity that Samsung has not yet opted for modern Bluetooth 5.4 LE. Otherwise, the features of the S24 Ultra are quite complete for a high-end smartphone. Only the Xperia 1 V offers an audio jack and microSD support in this segment; the only criticism is the lack of an IR blaster.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left side
Left side
Right: volume, function key
Right: volume, function key
Bottom: SIM, microphone, USB, speaker, S Pen
Bottom: SIM, microphone, USB, speaker, S Pen

Software - AI Phone with seven years of updates

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with Android 14 and in-house user interface One UI 6.1. Seven years of updates are promised. Alongside the current Pixel smartphones, Samsung is the only manufacturer with such a long update promise. The security updates on our test device were from February 1, 2024, and so very much up to date. The S24 Ultra only lags behind in terms of Play security patches, using those from July 2023

The real highlights, however, are the numerous new functions of One UI 6.1, which provides a slew of new AI features and are intended to turn the Samsung smartphone into an AI phone. Similarly to Google, Samsung is taking a hybrid approach, leaving only several functions on the device and outsourcing more complex tasks to the cloud, which is why it is mandatory to have a Samsung account. Unlike Google, however, the Koreans openly communicate from the outset which AI functions require a cloud connection. It is also possible to deactivate this in the settings so that all personal data remains on the smartphone.

The new translation tools are among the functions that are carried out directly on the smartphone. You can translate messages directly in Messenger, similar to what we already know from the Google Pixel, but with Samsung the original text can still be displayed. The best thing is that this now also works with phonecalls. Texts written with the Samsung keyboard can now not only be checked for spelling and grammar, but also suggestions for stylistic improvements can be made. The Samsung browser can summarize long texts on websites, while unwanted people, objects or reflections can be easily retouched in the photo app. The heavily-advertised AI makes all of this and much more possible.

This also includes 'Circle to Search', which simply draws a circle around the object on the screen and Google then searches for relevant entries online. This already works quite well and makes it easier to identify a desired product or an unknown building. However, it is not yet completely free from error. For example, a photographed church in Munich, Germany, was mistaken for one in Basel, Switzerland, which should have been obvious from the location data.

Nevertheless, the many new functions certainly offer added value in everyday life or at least speed it up noticeably.

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 7 at last

The Galaxy S24 Ultra is the first Samsung smartphone to support the current WiFi 7 standard, including the 6 GHz band. In tests with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 (Wi-Fi 6E) reference router, the transfer rates were not flawless, but experience has shown that Samsung will improve this via an update. We will test this again later, hopefully with WiFi 7.

On the other hand, the WiFi signal strength is very good and the S24 Ultra also impresses in terms of range. A change of floor is not noticeable, nor is the change of access point in a mesh system.

Not much has changed in terms of mobile communications. The Galaxy smartphone supports numerous frequency bands and so should be able to establish a powerful connection almost anywhere. In a metropolitan environment, reception characteristics are very good and leave no room for criticism.

Networking
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
iperf3 receive AXE11000
801 (min: 397) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
556 (min: 253) MBit/s ∼31%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1553 (min: 815) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1461 (min: 1284) MBit/s ∼84%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1717 (min: 1627) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1783 (min: 911) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1728 (min: 1374) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1731 (min: 1657) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
iperf3 receive AXE11000
810 (min: 793) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
931 (min: 893) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1534 (min: 1415) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1345 (min: 1298) MBit/s ∼78%
Honor Magic5 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1531 (min: 1445) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1474 (min: 743) MBit/s ∼83%
Sony Xperia 1 V
iperf3 receive AXE11000
818 (min: 410) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
946 (min: 912) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1778 (min: 891) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1530 (min: 1492) MBit/s ∼88%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
824 (min: 689) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
826 (min: 776) MBit/s ∼48%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
897 (min: 870) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
892 (min: 333) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1468 (min: 1069) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1467 (min: 1304) MBit/s ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1496 (min: 1387) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1671 (min: 801) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1754 (min: 1618) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1504 (min: 1343) MBit/s ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
686 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1532 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼79%
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1526 (815-1800)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Apple A17 Pro, Apple A17 Pro GPU; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1534 (1415-1573)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1461 (1284-1543)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Apple A17 Pro, Apple A17 Pro GPU; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1344 (1298-1361)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø786 (397-819)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Apple A17 Pro, Apple A17 Pro GPU; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø809 (793-818)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø548 (253-611)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Apple A17 Pro, Apple A17 Pro GPU; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø931 (893-949)
GPS tes: outdoors
Outdoors
GPS test: indoors
Indoors

Samsung lists all global networks as supported satellite networks; only the local NavIC for India is not supported. We also found a few gaps in frequency band support: for example, E5b is missing for Galileo and B2b for BeiDou. Localization works quickly, even indoors, with good signal strength.

On a bike ride, we compared the tracking capabilities of the S24 with those of the Garmin Venu 2. Neither device delivers flawless results, but the Galaxy S24 Ultra is a little more accurate between houses, while the fitness smartwatch performs slightly better around the lake. In any case, the Samsung smartphone is ideally equipped for all navigational tasks.

GNSS test ride: around the lake
GNSS test ride: around the lake
GNSS test ride: loop
GNSS test ride: loop
GNSS test ride: summary
GNSS test ride: summary

Telephony and voice quality

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra can accommodate two nano SIM cards or alternatively use two eSIMs. Functions such as WiFi calls and VoLTE are supported.

The voice quality is very good when held to the ear. Our call participants are easy to understand and the S24 user's voice is reproduced very naturally. Background noise is filtered out very reliably. However, the user's voice seems a little cramped when there is a lot of noise, but the background noise is not audible. In speaker mode, the Samsung smartphone delivers good quality with a good microphone range - one and a half meters away from the smartphone poses no issue. 

Real-time translation of phonecalls must first be activated in the settings. A corresponding field then appears in the chat window, where the translation takes place. The corresponding language models, which are around 0.5 GB each in size, must first be downloaded. The language selection is quite large and includes English, Korean, Chinese, German, Spanish, Polish and a few more. The spoken languages are not automatically recognized, but must be set beforehand.

Upon starting a translated call, the receiver gets an announcement that it will begin shortly. The spoken language can still be heard, but a machine voice then speaks the translation. This works quite well for simple conversations and is also recorded in a transcript. During the conversation, however, care should be taken to ensure that the environment is quiet, as the noise suppression does not seem to work at all or only to a very limited extent, meaning that what is otherwise spoken by bystanders may also be translated. The function also has problems with technical terms or mixing languages. But it is still a great help, especially if there is simply no other way to fall back on a shared language.

Cameras - Only the periscope optics get a real upgrade

Selfie with the S24 Ultra
Selfie with the S24 Ultra

The front camera of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has not changed technically compared to the S23 Ultra and only benefits from the more modern ISP and revised software. It has autofocus and can record videos in Ultra HD at up to 60 FPS. In good lighting conditions, it takes appealing pictures, but these are somewhat paler compared to the main lens on the back.

The back component still consists of four lenses, but only the periscope camera has been upgraded. It is no longer a 10x optical zoom like in the S23 Ultra, but has been reduced to 5x magnification. In return, the sensor is larger, although still not a giant, and has a much finer resolution of 50 MP. This shouldn't affect quality at longer focal lengths: Samsung even speaks of an almost loss-free hybrid zoom at 10x magnification and the digital zoom can also extend the focal length up to 2300 mm (100x).

The quality of the S24 Ultra Zoom is impressive. Even at 10x magnification, images are still very appealing. Things only get fuzzy with the 3x zoom, which also has a dedicated lens and drops visibly in quality the further one zooms in. Why Samsung didn't give this an upgrade is a bit of a mystery to us. The higher zoom levels may be suitable for social media, but certainly not for high-quality prints, especially beyond 30x magnification. But in everyday life, the far-reaching zoom is still practical for making signs or notices legible from a distance.

0.6x
0.6x
1x
1x
3x
3x
5x
10x
30x
100x

Zoom von 0,6x bis 100x

12 MP mode50 MP mode
12 MP mode
50 MP mode

Samsung has not added a new sensor to the ultra-wide angle either. This was already noticeable in its predecessor and does not cut a better figure here either. However, the integrated macro function is practical.

The main camera uses the in-house 200 MP sensor from last year. The blurred spots of the S23 Ultra seem to be a thing of the past, for we found none on our test device. The Galaxy S24 Ultra generates photos in 12 MP thanks to pixel binning technology. These can also be created in 50 MP, but this is only recommended in good lighting conditions and without backlighting (see comparison). In Pro mode, 24 MP is also available. In general, Samsung offers many modes and setting options. The additional Expert RAW app can be used for astrophotography, among other things.

In the bunny photo, the S24 Ultra almost tends to burn out areas on the white shirt. Although very bright, the details remain visible. Nevertheless, Samsung could have made the details here a little more homogeneous. Otherwise, the Galaxy smartphone shines with a high dynamic range and the ability to create ultra-HDR photos. The sharpening is occasionally very strong and if shadows are accentuated up by the automatic function, this can sometimes be at the expense of the details. Nevertheless, Samsung manages to achieve good imaging performance overall.

In low light, the Galaxy S24 Ultra automatically switches to night mode and usually selects slightly longer exposure times than the competition. But even at three seconds, photos can still be taken by hand and turn out appealingly well. At this point we should mention the improved 'Live View', as there is a world of difference compared to the S23 Ultra. And when it comes to image stabilization, the S24 Ultra is the absolute best, even at long focal lengths.

Camera app
Camera app
Camera app
Camera app
Expert RAW
Expert RAW
Expert RAW
Expert RAW
Mode Aspect Ratio Resolution
Photo Full, 1:1, 16:9, 4:3 12 / 50 / 200 MPix
Pro Full, 1:1, 16:9, 4:3 12 / 50 MPix
Expert RAW 4:3 12 / 24 / 50 MPix
Video Full, 1:1, 16:9 HD (30FPS), Full HD (30/60 FPS), Ultra HD (30/60 FPS), 8k (30 FPS)
Pro Video Full, 1:1, 16:9, 21:9 HD (30FPS), Full HD (24/30/60/120 FPS), Ultra HD (24/30/60/120 FPS), 8k (24/30 FPS)

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra wide angle5x zoomLow light photo

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra supports numerous resolutions for videography from 720p to Ultra HD to 8k. The smartphone is also flexible in terms of refresh rates and delivers between 24 and 120 frames per second, including support for HDR10+. Higher frame rates are possible in slow motion mode.

We liked the recordings taken in automatic mode. In our test recording in Ultra HD (60 FPS) and activated HDR10+, we got good results, but the backlight compensation was only average here, which came at the expense of the contrasts.


Under controlled lighting conditions, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra achieves good color reproduction without any major outliers. Only the blue tones show a slightly increased DeltaE.

Our test chart is displayed well (even with the full 200 MP) and many details are retained. However, the aggressive sharpening also causes a few details to disappear in the peripheral areas.

ColorChecker
4.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
2 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: 4.64 ∆E min: 1.24 - max: 9.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
21 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: 15.57 ∆E min: 9.22 - max: 24.56 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - S24 Ultra comes with USB cable only

In addition to a USB-C cable and a SIM needle, the scope of delivery of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra only includes a few pieces of paper. Various cases, power supplies or charging stations are also available as options.

Samsung provides a 12-month limited warranty for the Galaxy S24 Ultra in the US, which can be supplemented with the Care+ insurance package. This can be purchased for either 24 or 36 months and can include additional theft protection. Prices range from monthly plans of 8$ for a term of 36 months to single-pay plans from $129 to $349 for a term of 24 months.  The deductible ranges from $99 to $199 in the event of theft and is limited to three claims per year.

Input devices & operation - AI Phone with S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra with the S Pen stylus.
S24 Ultra and the S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra does without a screen protector and is the first smartphone to utilize Corning Gorilla Armor protective glass. This offers very good gliding properties and screen inputs are implemented quickly and accurately.

You can also use the S Pen, which can be stowed away in the case, instead of your own finger. The active stylus supports up to 4096 pressure levels, is connected via Bluetooth and has an input latency of nine milliseconds. The S Pen again offers many additional functions, but has not undergone any significant changes since the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

Biometric security is guaranteed by a high-quality ultrasonic sensor that quickly and reliably detects the stored finger. Additionally or alternatively, a less secure facial recognition can be used via the front camera, which also works very quickly, but takes longer in very dark environments or even sometimes refuses access to the smartphone.

The Galaxy phone's linear vibration motor provides crisp haptic feedback and is very quiet.

Display - Super bright and hardly reflects

The 6.8-inch (17.27 cm) Dynamic AMOLED x2 display of the Galaxy S24 Ultra is now flat at the edges, which is particularly convenient when working with the S Pen. The panel has a WQHD+ resolution at best, but can also be operated at a lower pixel density to conserve energy. Thanks to LTPO functionality, the system can dynamically adjust the refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz. Dolby Vision is lacking, but other HDR standards are supported.

Samsung has increased the display brightness compared to the S23 Ultra and claims a brightness of up to 2500 cd/m². On a pure white display with the ambient light sensor activated, the S24 Ultra emits 1317 cd/m² (+200 cd/m²) in the center of the image. If light and dark areas are evenly distributed (APL18), the claim is well exceeded with a result of 2747 cd/m² (+1,000 cd/m. We even measured 2942 cd/m² during HDR playback.

Users who do without the ambient light sensor will have 419 cd/m² available with full white; this value then climbs to 503 cd/m² with APL18. The luminosity can be increased to 726 or 881 cd/m² via the toggle switch for Additional brightness.

RGGB subpixel grid
RGGB subpixel grid

Samsung does a lot of things right to ensure eye-friendly operation: With the EyeComfort function, the color temperature of the display can be automatically adapted by the system to the current lighting conditions in order to keep the blue light as low as possible. In the dark, the very low minimum luminance (1.01 cd/m²) puts as little strain on the eyes as possible and can even be reduced to 0.65 cd/m² via the extra dimming option.

Samsung has even improved the PWM dimming and doubled the frequency, but this still doesn't make it flicker-free; sensitive people may still find this irritating. No temporal dithering was detected.

1380
cd/m²
1378
cd/m²
1403
cd/m²
1374
cd/m²
1317
cd/m²
1385
cd/m²
1345
cd/m²
1333
cd/m²
1370
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1403 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1365 cd/m² Minimum: 1.01 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 1317 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.4 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3120x1440, 6.80
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
OLED, 2796x1290, 6.70
Sony Xperia 1 V
AMOLED, 3840x1644, 6.50
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
P-OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Google Pixel 8 Pro
OLED, 2992x1344, 6.70
Vivo X100 Pro
AMOLED, 2800x1260, 6.78
Screen
20%
12%
17%
25%
37%
Brightness middle
1317
1102
-16%
934
-29%
1056
-20%
1510
15%
1392
6%
Brightness
1365
1102
-19%
948
-31%
1055
-23%
1467
7%
1360
0%
Brightness Distribution
94
98
4%
96
2%
92
-2%
92
-2%
84
-11%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.4
1.1
68%
1.5
56%
1.28
62%
1.1
68%
0.6
82%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5
3.1
38%
4
20%
2.85
43%
3.8
24%
1.3
74%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.8
1.6
43%
1.3
54%
1.7
39%
1.7
39%
0.9
68%
Gamma
2 110%
2.19 100%
2.2 100%
2.206 100%
2.23 99%
2.25 98%
CCT
6458 101%
6555 99%
6384 102%
6320 103%
6670 97%
6540 99%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 480 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 480 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 480 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17794 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings


The reproduction accuracy of colors and grayscale has become progressively worse in the Samsung Ultra series over the last two years. While the S22 Ultra (DeltaE: grayscale 1.3 / colors 1.2) still delivered exemplary values, the S23 Ultra (dE 2.3 / 2.2) was worse, although still at a very good level. However, the S24 Ultra (dE 2.8 / 3.4) falls a little behind by high-end standards and also lags behind in the comparison field. However, this is not noticeable in everyday use.

The color mode Natural delivers the best results and covers the selected sRGB color space almost completely. The Vivid mode is calibrated a little cooler and uses an extended sRGB color space, while the S23 Ultra almost fully covers the much larger DCI-P3 color space. A rather incomprehensible development at Samsung, as photos taken with the S24 Ultra also use DCI-P3 as the working color space. An optimal representation of the colors is certainly not achieved here.

Grayscale (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: Vivid, white balance: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.771 ms rise
↘ 0.6435 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.76 ms rise
↘ 2.046 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra performs extremely well outdoors. The anti-reflective glass surface in particular makes a huge difference and keeps reflections to a minimum. Coupled with the high brightness, hardly any smartphone is better equipped for sunny days.

We really like the viewing angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Only at very flat viewing angles is a loss of brightness noticeable and the display becomes a little cooler. Other smartphones can do this a little better, but we never found this annoying.

Vieiwng angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Vieiwng angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Performance - Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy in the S24 Ultra

The Galaxy S24 Ultra is once again powered by a special edition of Qualcomm's top SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy. This is quite similar to the conventional Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but Samsung unforunately doesn't reveal many details about the differences. Only the slightly higher CPU clock rate for the Cortex-X4 performance core, which works up to 3.39 GHz (+90 MHz) in the S24 Ultra, has been confirmed by Samsung.

More specifications have been leaked via Weibo user Feiwei, but these have not been officially confirmed by Qualcomm or Samsung. Accordingly, the Adreno 750 graphics unit is said to be able to clock up to 1000 MHz (+100 MHz) and the LPDDR5x RAM at 4224 MHz.

The additional clock speed of the X4 core gives the Galaxy S24 a slight edge in the single core test of Geekbench 6, whereas this lead is more pronounced in Geekbench 5.5. When using all cores (multi-core), the RedMagic 9 Pro is faster, but it also has active cooling.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra also delivers very good results in other system speed benchmarks without gaining a significant lead. As expected, the system runs very smoothly in everyday use.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
2930 Points +28%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
2287 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
2287 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2278 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2270 Points -1%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1774 Points -22%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1769 Points -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=112, last 2 years)
1373 Points -40%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
7244 Points +2%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
7151 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7102 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
7102 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6875 Points -3%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
4538 Points -36%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
4255 Points -40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=112, last 2 years)
3804 Points -46%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1716 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1716 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1687 Points -2%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1575 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1556 Points -9%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1418 Points -17%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1274 Points -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
915 Points -47%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6439 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
6426 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
6426 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
5393 Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5082 Points -21%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
4192 Points -35%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
3624 Points -44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
3000 Points -53%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2157865 Points +17%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1905751 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1837994 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1837994 Points 0%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1487075 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=53, last 2 years)
1245321 Points -32%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1113506 Points -39%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1633806 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1473430 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1473430 Points 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1249078 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1226224 Points -17%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
896410 Points -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=149, last 2 years)
746268 Points -49%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
20943 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18672 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
18672 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
15991 Points -14%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
15876 Points -15%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15130 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=215, last 2 years)
11875 Points -36%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
11824 Points -37%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1443 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1443 Points 0%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1408 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1226 Points -15%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1224 Points -15%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1167 Points -19%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
935 Points -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points -42%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
778 Points -46%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
Points -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
10897 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
9696 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
9696 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9091 Points -6%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7466 Points -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5868 Points -39%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%
System
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
16475 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
16475 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
15935 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
14275 Points -13%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
11159 Points -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9813 Points -40%
Memory
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
11460 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
10389 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
10389 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9075 Points -13%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
6601 Points -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6373 Points -39%
Graphics
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
36002 Points +29%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
28497 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
27905 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
27905 Points 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
26837 Points -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14657 Points -47%
Web
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2145 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1850 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1815 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1815 Points 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1572 Points -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1510 Points -17%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
27018 Points +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18852 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
18852 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
18048 Points -4%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
16988 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
16511 Points -12%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15782 Points -16%
AImark - Score v3.x
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
29087 Points +1816%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=107, last 2 years)
17669 Points +1064%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1693 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1518 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1518 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1312 Points -14%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1109 Points -27%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1067 Points -30%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
941 Points -38%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%
Geekbench ML
0.6 TensorFlow Lite NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (378 - 3410, n=8, last 2 years)
894 Points +32%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
678 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
678 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
530 Points -22%
0.6 TensorFlow Lite GPU
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1254 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1254 Points 0%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1252 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (978 - 1478, n=8, last 2 years)
1185 Points -6%
0.6 TensorFlow Lite CPU
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1342 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1317 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
  ()
1317 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (509 - 1342, n=8, last 2 years)
1129 Points -14%

Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is unable to really take advantage of the higher peak clock speed of the integrated Adreno 750 GPU. Instead of a greater performance increase compared to the conventional Adreno from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, it is 5-7% lower, especially if OpenGL ES is used as the API instead of Vulkan. Nevertheless, the performance provided is very good.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5150 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4804 Points
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
3879 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3791 Points -21%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3503 Points -27%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2410 Points -50%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5143 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5040 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3829 Points -24%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
3765 Points -25%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3280 Points -35%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2422 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
20068 Points
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19566 Points -3%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
15260 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14369 Points -28%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8922 Points -56%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8480 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7451 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6293 Points -16%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5044 Points -32%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
33142 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29081 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
23070 Points -21%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13743 Points -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
20131 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
17677 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14487 Points -18%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9935 Points -44%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
116 fps -3%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps -49%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
549 fps
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
543 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
492 fps -10%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
479 fps -13%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
466 fps -15%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
444 fps -19%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
348 fps -37%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
301 fps -45%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
99 fps -17%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
62 fps -48%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
362 fps +7%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
339 fps
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
327 fps -4%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
301 fps -11%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
262 fps -23%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
261 fps -23%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
174 fps -49%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
115 fps -66%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +3%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
91 fps -22%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
68 fps -42%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
62 fps -47%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -49%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
269 fps +9%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
259 fps +5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
247 fps
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
214 fps -13%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
190 fps -23%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
180 fps -27%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps -55%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
108 fps -56%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
107 fps +29%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88 fps +6%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83 fps
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -14%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
69 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
65 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -28%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -28%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
159 fps +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
142 fps
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
135 fps -5%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
125 fps -12%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
123 fps -13%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
110 fps -23%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88 fps -38%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps -47%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
85 fps +18%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
76 fps +6%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72 fps
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67 fps -7%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps -12%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -17%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -17%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
55 fps -24%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
85 fps +20%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67 fps -6%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps -10%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps -14%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
61 fps -14%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -48%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24 fps -66%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
114 fps
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
109 fps -4%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
84 fps -26%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -47%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
59 fps -48%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
45 fps -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
209 fps +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
187 fps
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
162 fps -13%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
157 fps -16%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
151 fps -19%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
117 fps -37%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps -48%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
82 fps -56%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
40 fps
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
39 fps -2%
Nubia RedMagic 9 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
38 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps -22%
Sony Xperia 1 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps -22%
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
28 fps -30%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
25 fps -37%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16 fps -60%

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