The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra won the Best Smartphone category in the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021. The annual GLOMO Awards recognize the hardware, software, and services that drive innovation across the mobile phone industry. At the awards ceremony on June 30, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was named “Best Smartphone” of the past year, even though it was launched in January this year.

Mobile Phones Nominated For The Prize

In addition to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra were nominated. The MWC website notes that the panel selected smartphones based on physical design and innovation, performance and form factors, product value in terms of functionality and features, price and perceived value for money, and commercial success in global territories. It also took into account user experience and quality, environmental and sustainability credentials, and ongoing commitment to software upgrades.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Wins Award For The Best Phone At MWC 2021 Phone

Samsung also shared the development in a blog post, announcing that the company is “honored” to receive the GLOMO award. “As user needs become so diverse and dynamic, we are committed to driving the development of beloved devices by users around the world,” said Stephanie Choi, head of marketing, mobile communications at Samsung Electronic in the position.

It’s unclear which variant of the phone won the award as Samsung is selling the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC-powered Galaxy S21 Ultra in select regions and an Exynos 2100-powered Galaxy S21 Ultra in India, South Korea, and more.

As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with HDR10+ support and an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. It supports SPen for note-taking and 5G connectivity. The quad-camera setup on the rear includes a 108-megapixel sensor with OIS support.

The camera setup also includes a 12-megapixel dual-pixel camera, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS support, and another 10-megapixel sensor with OIS support. One of the telephoto lenses supports 3x optical zoom, the other supports 10x optical zoom. There is also a laser autofocus sensor for better results. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 40-megapixel camera for selfies and video chats. It has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports USB PD 3.0 and Wireless Charging 2.0 for fast wired and wireless charging. During our test, we found that the phone was the “ultimate” Android phone until Xiaomi released its Mi 11 Ultra.