The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the crown jewel in Samsung’s smartphone range. In an important camera comparison, of all things, the top model has to admit defeat to another Samsung smartphone that is not even a classic flagship.

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For many smartphone owners, the camera has become the decisive criterion that decides on the purchase. DxOMark shows which smartphones have particularly good cameras. There has now been a big surprise in the ranking of the camera experts.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 beats Galaxy S21 Ultra in camera ranking

With 124 points, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was able to place itself in front of the Galaxy S21 Ultra (Those: DxOMark). The distance between the two Samsung smartphones is not earth-shattering and is only one point, but the better placement of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is remarkable – after all this is a folding smartphone and not a classic flagship like the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 Samsung has to make some compromises due to the designbecause all components must be constructed around the foldable display. Many components are custom-made, which are thinner and lighter, for example, so that the weight of the folding cell phone is not too high.

The fact that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 prevailed over the Galaxy S21 Ultra despite these limitations is nothing less than a small sensation. This is how the Galaxy Z Fold 3 performed in the individual categories:

  • Photo: 134 points
  • Zoom: 66 points
  • Video: 103 points
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Im Video: The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Samsung has to improve on the camera

Despite the placement above the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently not the best Samsung smartphone in the camera ranking. This honor goes to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which was unveiled in January 2020. So Samsung has to step up a gearwhen an almost two-year-old smartphone is the best camera camera has to offer.