Both of these phones are top-class when it comes to photography, but with varying approaches. You’ll get excellent shots from the main camera on both, at 50MP on the Oppo or a staggering 108MP on the Samsung, while the 50MP ultra-wide camera on the Oppo turns out sharper results than the 12MP ultra-wide on the S21 Ultra.
However, Oppo’s decision to make its third back camera a microscope-style camera designed for extreme close-ups is decidedly less useful in typical day-to-day shooting than Samsung’s killer 10x optical zoom. Oppo’s hybrid 5x zoom is solid, but still shows some noise, while Samsung allows more distance while staying crisper. The Find X3 Pro’s close-ups are fun, but we’d rather have a killer zoom for far-away sights.
Verdict: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra