My Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has arrived! – First impressions and unboxing

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra first impressions
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls / Creative Bloq)

My Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra arrived this morning and it feels like Christmas day. I've been waiting three years now for a worthy smartphone upgrade – and this is it. The free Galaxy Watch 6 pre-order offer with a student discount helped to sweeten the deal too, and I can't wait to try everything out!

I chose the S24 Ultra because camera quality is a key, if not the most important, feature for me as a photographer. Especially as I use a lot of social media like Instagram for photo sharing. During its unpacked event, Samsung announced that it had partnered with Instagram to allow for HDR uploads with the S24 series, and this alone was enough for me to pre-order instantly, let alone all of the amazing new AI features on offer. 


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Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.