Ultra vs. Ultra, the incredibly noticeable functioning title of this one was. The Galaxy S21 Ultra keeps in mind the 3rd version in Samsung’s search of the best cameraphone so we figured a comparison remained in order.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. S21 Ultra camera comparison

We limited it to simply 2 oppositions – the brand-new variation versus the Galaxy Note20 Ultra from some 6 months back. A three-way with the S20 Ultra crossed our minds, however maintaining our peace of mind dominated inquisitiveness.

Because the Note20 Ultra remained in numerous ways a renovation over the S20 Ultra, and also the currently a-year-old last-gen S-series is much less of a bring in obtaining choice, our team believe our alternative has high quality past our extremely own advantage. And likewise, with the S21 Ultra’s S Pen assistance, is it not actually a new Note in camouflage?

Okay, with our selections currently warranted, enable’s review what’s inside these phones.


The most as much as day Ultra features a whole lot of brand-new equipment, containing the comparable initially peek major electronic camera. Actually, it’s entire digital video camera arrangement is undetected before.

That major system presently utilizes a 2nd generation Nonacell 108 MP sensing unit, the Isocell HM3 (the smaller-pitch 0.7 µm HM2 does not count in our publication). Its crucial improvement over the HM1 is Smart-ISO Pro, which leverages the imager’s dual indigenous ISO capacity by utilizing both gain levels within the specific very same shot – Samsung clarifies it plainly in a video.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. S21 Ultra camera comparison

It’s not just the sensing unit that’s changed, though – the lens is currently bigger at a 24 mm matching (26 mm on previous Ultras). Its aperture stays f/1.8 and also it’s still fixed – we miss out on the dual aperture capacity of older Galaxies. Optical stablizing is, absolutely, still existing.

One a lot more brand-new improvement on the Ultra v. 3 is autofocus on the ultra-wide angle electronic camera, this we have really been squealing on worrying for a minimum of a set of generations of Galaxies.

Which brings us to the teles. One is a mid-range 3x tele (around 70 mm focal size matching, f/2.4 aperture), the numerous other makes use of a dual-fold periscope lens design to reach 10 x zoom (240 mm, f/4.9)

The Note20 Ultra, on the numerous other hand, has a singular telephoto webcam at an in-between 5x zoom level – around 120 mm matching. The 12 MP 1/3.4″ sensing unit it makes use of has 1.0 µm pixels, while the lens, kept, has an f/3.0 aperture.

This variance in the offered aboriginal zoom levels produced an absolutely fantastic and also straightforward contrast.

Cam application UI

The digital video camera application does not have a predetermined button for 3x zoom on the Note, neither exists a 5x faster way on the S21 Ultra. Yet, both have a 4x switch for an unidentified aspect – which we really did not utilize considering that it’s out either phone’s checklist of aboriginal zoom magnifyings.

Reasonably nonetheless, beyond relative analyzing, the absence of a certain zoom level determined need to not be held versus Samsung’s or else mainly wonderful webcam application. The truth that the extra zoom degree switches over hinder of changing setups, however, has really been a trouble all at once use, so there’s that.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. S21 Ultra camera comparison

The basics will certainly know though – swiping left in addition to right will certainly transform in between readily available settings, and also there’s a selection to re-arrange, consist of or remove a few of the setups from the viewfinder. A great deal of the settings you’ll prefer in there are absent on the S21 Ultra out of bundle (like Evening in addition to Picture setup), yet enabled’s claim that it’s Samsung’s implies of prompting you to develop the camera application to your extremely own preference. Speaking of, it’s absolutely ‘Picture’ setting start with the S21 generation – previous Samsungs made use of to call the synthetic bokeh setting ‘Live focus’.

Vertical swipes in either instructions will absolutely switch in between front as well as likewise back cameras. Strangely, not every phone readily available assistances this simple activity – Galaxies do.

The acquainted tree category for zoom control is listed below too – on the Note that suggests 3 twos for ultra huge, 2 trees for main webcam (reasonably big) in addition to singular tree for telephoto. The S21 Ultra consists of another singular tree (yet a much more extensive one) for its 10 x tele.

As in the past, when you struck the tree toggle, an additional collection of buttons appear, with included fixed zoom levels. These consist of the ultra wides (0.5 x on the Note, 0.6 x on the S, as a result of the reality that ‘x’ suggests rather numerous points on the 2) as well as likewise the 4x we specified and also go right into the extremes (as much as 50 x on the Note, 100 x on the S).

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. S21 Ultra camera comparison

The viewfinder has the normal collection of symbols with the configurations equipment wheel located in the leading left side of the display.

Pro setup is where you can select ISO as well as likewise shutter price, focus by hand (with capping), and also select the white equilibrium, along with select the metering setting as well as likewise AF location. A significant growth on the S21 Ultra is that you can presently access the ultra broad camera in Pro setting, the Note can not. Again, neither can utilize the tele( s) in Pro setup.

Perhaps that will certainly provide for a prelude – we can presently take place to taking a look at some example pictures.