Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G vs OnePlus 7T Pro: Ultimate camera comparison


Specification overview

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G OnePlus 7T Pro
108 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS (wide) 48 MP, f/1.6, PDAF, Laser AF,
OIS (wide)
48 MP, f/3.5, PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid zoom
(periscope telephoto)
8 MP, f/2.4, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS,
3x optical zoom (telephoto)
12 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide) 16 MP, f/2.2, AF (ultra-wide)
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth)

Front camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G comes with a 40MP selfie sensor that is rivalled by the OnePlus 7T Pro’s 32MP pop-up style one. On the OnePlus, you naturally find a slightly wider field of view whereas on the Samsung, you can toggle between a narrow and wide one. In particular, the Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out for its performance overall, also offering a night selfie mode which is something you do not find with the OnePlus. Even for video, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G can record up to 4K 60fps footage versus the 7T Pro’s 1080p 30fps samples although when it comes to stabilisation, there are instances where the 7T Pro comes out on top.

Day-time performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra excels with more detail with both its ultra-wide and zoom samples as it should. However, in situations involving high dynamic range, the OnePlus 7T Pro does an excellent job gives Samsung’s flagship a run for its money. Considering OnePlus’ flagship is almost half the price, this is impressive.

As for video, the Galaxy Ultra definitely has an edge with it capable of recording 8K video at 24fps with stability on par with the OnePlus 7T Pro’s 4K 60fps footage. However on this front, the S20 Ultra is a level above except for when it comes to super steady mode. Here, the smartphone needs some work and we are yet to see how the smartphone’s software updates have improved this.

Night-time performance

For images at night, it is the Galaxy S20 Ultra that excels. It results in better exposure, processing and detail but this is expected.

We can say the same with regards to video performance at night, as it is able to take video with lower noise levels and greater sharpness. But for the OnePlus 7T Pro to be keeping up is something of note.