Can the OnePlus 9 Pro compete with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in terms of the camera? OnePlus has given a lot of attention to the camera of the new flagship, claiming to have invested a lot of time and money in it. But, as we know, the final result depends on many factors.
PhoneArena experts decided to compare the two flagships to see which camera is better.
Already at once, it can be argued that the Samsung flagship’s camera is definitely better, and even at a threefold zoom. You can also see a big difference in dynamic range when shooting video with the front camera. Although it may be improved by firmware.
Photos in simple conditions with good lighting are expected to be very close, the differences are mainly in the balance of white and saturation.
But in poor lighting, the situation is amusing. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is better at photographing, with the OnePlus 9 Pro taking the lead when shooting video. In addition, the OnePlus’ ultra-wide-angle camera takes better photos at night.
Here is a reminder of the specifications of the OnePlus 9 Pro camera and the smartphone in general.
OnePlus 9 Pro specifications
- 6.7-inch (1440 x 3216 pixels) Quad HD+ 525 ppi 20.1:9 Fluid AMOLED display with LTPO, Smart 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 1300 nits brightness, sRGB, Display P3, 10-bit color depth, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
- 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
- Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 48MP rear camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX789 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, OIS + EIS, 50MP 1/1.56″ ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor, 4cm macro, 8MP telephoto camera with 1.0 μm pixel size, OIS, f/2.4 aperture, 3.3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom, 2MP monochrome camera, 8k video at 30 fps, 4K video at 120fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
- 16MP front-facing camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, EIS
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 163.2×73.6×8.7mm; Weight: 197g
- USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 Fast Charging (10V/6.5A), 50W wireless charging