Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Vivo iQOO 7 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra device 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 Vivo iQOO 7 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vivo iQOO 7
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.62 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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 48/13/13 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 16 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4000 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 888Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Vivo iQOO 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second 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. 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 Vivo iQOO 7 has the Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Vivo iQOO 7. 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 Vivo iQOO 7 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2000 mAh batteries, 120W Super FlashCharge and Super FlashCharge.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Vivo iQOO 7 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.62 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 2.7% bigger than Vivo iQOO 7 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vivo iQOO 7
120Hz refresh rate 103% NTSC
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 120 Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 3D curved glass screen
Gorilla Glass Victus 6000000:1
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display Hawkeye Display Enhancement 2.0
Multi-touch HDR10+
Scratch resistant Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display Certification

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 Vivo iQOO 7 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Vivo iQOO 7.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Vivo iQOO 7 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 Vivo iQOO 7 with 256 gigabytes.

Vivo iQOO 7 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 Vivo iQOO 7 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 48/13/13 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.5 f/2.2 respectively.

Vivo
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vivo iQOO 7
1080p @ 240 fps 2x optical zoom (#3)
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
10x optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
2160p @ 60 fps Aperture size – f/3.4 (#3)
3x optical zoom (#4) Autofocus
720p @ 960 fps Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Digital zoom
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Face detection
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#2)
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 50 mm (#3)
Autofocus Geotagging
Continuous shooting HDR
Digital zoom ISO settings
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Macro mode
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Optical image stabilization
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Optical zoom
Exposure compensation Panorama
Face detection PDAF (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Pixel size – 0.8 m (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) RAW
Geotagging Scene mode
HDR Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
HDR10+ video recording Self-timer
ISO settings Sensor size – 1/2.8″ (#3)
Laser autofocus (LAF) Third rear camera – 13 MP (portrait)
Nona Super Phase Detection Touch focus
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) White balance settings
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 edition – 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 Vivo iQOO 7 has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vivo iQOO 7
40 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
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 Vivo iQOO 7
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO(0.15/2.4 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
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 Vivo iQOO 7 price tag is $586 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $648 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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