Minor tweaks on the new phone include extra settings for Single Take mode, bokeh effects for Portrait mode, and a Director's view mode for video where you get to see what all cameras are capturing at the same time.
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To my eye, the dynamic range is a touch broader on the newer phone, but I'd be very happy with either.
However, the biggest addition this year is the S Pen.
But improvements in the camera, S Pen support and a more balanced one-handed feel was enough to sway me to choose the S21 Ultra if I was looking for the best overall Galaxy experience.
To find out, I used them side by side for two weeks comparing them in five different categories: displays, design, cameras, battery and performance.