The most important smartphone tests in 2021 – connect

The first top model of the year in the test laboratory was the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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What were the most important smartphone innovations in 2021? In our review of the year, we take another look at the most popular smartphone reviews. Among the new cell phones that have appeared on the German market in the past twelve months, these stand out in particular.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung’s Galaxy S range came onto the market particularly early this year. Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra were presented in January. The Galaxy S21 Ultra in particular stands out with its particularly large camera unit and, for the first time, support for the S Pen. In the test, however, the smaller and cheaper Galaxy S21 ultimately came out on top.

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo is still relatively new on the German market, but was able to convince with the first upper-class model offered in this country. The Oppo Find X3 Pro shot straight to the top of the connect leaderboard in April. The curved glass back, which gently encloses the camera module, is a particular eye-catcher.

Oneplus 9 Pro

The Oneplus 9 Pro followed in April, with the Hasselblad logo emblazoned on the back. The manufacturer, known for high-quality medium format cameras, is responsible for optimizing the Oneplus camera. The Oneplus 9 Pro currently leads the Connect best list – like its predecessor last year.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra came to the test laboratory in June. The smartphone caught the eye with its particularly large camera module, which also housed a small extra display. But not only the size, but also the quality of the camera proved to be outstanding.

Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony’s new top model appeared in July. The Xperia 1 III convinced in the test with one of the best displays on the market, which stands out with its 4K resolution, 21: 9 screen and excellent color management.

I live X60 Pro

The Vivo X60 Pro was also in the test laboratory in July. The top model from the Chinese manufacturer, which has only been active in Germany since the end of 2020, was able to impress with its Zeiss camera, among other things. The sensor is hung like a gimbal, which protects against camera shake when taking photos and filming.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra

With the Axon 30 Ultra, ZTE dares to venture into the smartphone upper class. What is striking about the 6.67-inch device is the camera array, which contains three 64 MP cameras. The 144 Hz display also stands out.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3

In the summer, Samsung presented the second round of flagships, which this year were not called the Galaxy Note but the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. The now third generation of folding smartphones already looks much more sophisticated than the first models and especially with the Samsung is slowly moving towards the mass market with the handier and cheaper Z Flip 3.

iPhone 13 (Mini) and iPhone 13 Pro (Max)

Apple has four iPhone models at the start again this year: the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro with 6.1 inches and the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 6.7 inches. The Pro models offer 120 Hz displays for the first time. The cameras have been improved on all models.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

After the Pixel 5 was on the middle class level last year, Google now has a real top model again with the Pixel 6 and, above all, the Pixel 6 Pro. Google is using its own tensor chip for the first time. In the test, the image quality of the camera stands out in particular.

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