Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs OnePlus 8T – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra mobile phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the OnePlus 8T also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra OnePlus 8T
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.55 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 48/16/5 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 32 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8T has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the OnePlus 8T has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 11.1% (percent) more powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the OnePlus 8T. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The OnePlus 8T battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The device is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

Meanwhile the OnePlus 8T is featuring a Fluid AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.55 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 3.8% bigger than OnePlus 8T screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra OnePlus 8T
120Hz refresh rate 120 Hz refresh rate
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 3D curved glass screen
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Gorilla Glass Victus Display manufacturer – Samsung
HDR10+ HDR10+
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch Peak brightness – 1100 cd/m²
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The OnePlus 8T is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than OnePlus 8T.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the OnePlus 8T with 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the OnePlus 8T with 256 gigabytes.

OnePlus 8T gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

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Meanwhile the OnePlus 8T rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 48/16/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 25 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX689 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.12 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra OnePlus 8T
1080p @ 240 fps Angle of view – 123° (#2)
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
10x optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
2160p @ 60 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
3x optical zoom (#4) Autofocus
720p @ 960 fps Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Face detection
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Geotagging
Autofocus HDR
Continuous shooting ISO settings
Digital zoom Laser autofocus (LAF)
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Macro mode
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Optical image stabilization
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Panorama
Exposure compensation Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Face detection Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) RAW
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Scene mode
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Geotagging Self-timer
HDR Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
HDR10+ video recording Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
ISO settings Touch focus
Laser autofocus (LAF) White balance settings
Nona Super Phase Detection
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

The OnePlus 8T has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra OnePlus 8T
40 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Digital image stabilization
Auto HDR Face unlock
Autofocus HDR
HDR Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra OnePlus 8T
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the OnePlus 8T price tag is $600 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $700 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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