The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra fails to beat its predecessor in DxOMark

Is the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra worse than that of the S20 Ultra?

Despite the fact that smartphones have increasingly better designs and better processors, the photographic section is still one of the most important points when choosing one model or another. Because smartphones are undoubtedly the perfect substitutes for conventional compact cameras.

However, one might believe that with each new generation that hits the market, the photographic section improves. exponentially Well, according to DxOMark this is not the case since in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, this one has a worse score than its predecessor. Why will it be?

According to DxOMark, the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is worse than that of its predecessor

Video with Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra integrates one of the most advanced camera systems we've ever seen.

When it comes to mobile photography, DxOMark is one of the most important technology portals. Obviously their opinions and analysis do not feel a chair since the world of photography is quite subjective, but the truth is that they are usually quite accurate when writing.

Well, for this medium the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos) obtains a score of 121 compared to the 126 obtained by the S20 Ultra (Exynos). The most curious thing is that in our analysis of the S21 Ultra, we concluded that Samsung kept the same recipe as with its predecessor, but seasoning it with improvements and additions that promised to make the photographic system of the S21 Ultra the best we have tested in a terminal of the firm to date.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features a four-sensor configuration on the back, and one on the front. They are as follows:

  • Ultra wide angle camera: 12 MP f / 2.2, 120º, 1.4μm, 13mm equivalent
  • Main chamber: Samsung ISOCELL HM3 108 MP with OIS, f / 1.8, 0.8 μm, 24mm equivalent
  • Telephoto camera 1: 10 MP, 3x optical zoom, OIS, f / 2.4, 72mm equivalent
  • Telephoto camera 2: 10 MP, 10x optical zoom, OIS, f / 4.9, 240mm equivalent
  • Front camera: 50 MP f / 2.2, 80 °, 25mm equivalent


For us, all the weaknesses of the S20 Ultra had been remedied with this new device and not only that, but we also believe that Samsung has finally learned to process human faces correctly, what makes the S21 Ultra a perfect terminal for portraits.

Ultimately everything depends on the prism of each one. For DxOMark the camera of the S21 Ultra is not only worse than that of the S20 Ultra, but also worse than that of other new generation terminals. Not for us. The best? Get informed, read reviews and see many comparisons. And if you can, try the device yourself.

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