OnePlus 6 has been launched officially and now it is time to compare it with all the existing flagships of the year. Today we are comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and to make the comparison fair, we are comparing it to the Galaxy S9+ because it comes with a dual camera setup and similar hardware.
OnePlus 6 is an affordable flagship smartphone with a starting price of Rs. 34,999. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a flagship with a price tag of Rs 64,900. Still, with its new features and all-new glass body OnePlus 6 looks like a good contender in the premium segment. Let’s find out how it takes on the Galaxy S9+.
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications
|Key Specifications||OnePlus 6||Samsung Galaxy S9+|
|Display||6.28 inches Optic AMOLED||6.2 inches Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+ 1080×2280 pixels||QHD+ 1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Exynos 9810 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US)|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Mali-G72 MP18 / Adreno 630 (US)|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB||6GB|
|Internal Storage||64GB / 128GB / 256GB||64GB / 128GB / 256GB|
|Expandable Storage||No||Yes, up to 400GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7)||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4) + 12MP (f/2.4)|
|Secondary Camera||16MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/1.7|
|Video Recording||2160@60fps, 1080p@240fps||2160@60fps, 1080p@240fps|
|Dimensions||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Price||Rs 34,999 / Rs 39,999 / Rs 44,999||Rs. 64,999|
Design and Build: Glass build
The OnePlus 6 offers a premium design with a shiny Gorilla Glass 5 back panel and aluminum frame. The smartphone comes with a camera bulge at the back of the phone which makes the smartphone to wobble when putting it on a flat surface.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with a glass back panel as well with a metal frame. The Galaxy S9+ comes with a flat camera lens at the back with no bulge whatsoever. The Galaxy S9 is a bit chunky than the OnePlus 6, the thickness of OnePlus 6 is 7.8mm and Galaxy S9+ is 8.5mm.
OnePlus 6 is also a bit lighter than the Galaxy S9+. The Galaxy S9+ weighs 189 grams whereas the OnePlus 6 weighs only 177 grams. Overall in build quality and design, the OnePlus 6 and Galaxy S9+ are almost similar, if you want a slim and light device then OnePlus 6 is better.
Display: Notch vs Infinity
OnePlus follows the notch trend and has added a notch on the display of the OnePlus 6 which does not make the OnePlus 6 stand out of hundreds of Chinese branded smartphone which comes with notch display. The OnePlus 6 comes with a 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED display which has a notch on the top side and a thin chin at the bottom.
The Galaxy S9+ comes with an infinity display which is the best display on a smartphone. The display has a curve toward the edges which Samsung does with most of its flagship smartphones now. The Galaxy S9+ comes with a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display which is exellent.
Overall, the Infinity display is better than OnePlus 6 display unless you are a “notch” fan.
The OnePlus 6 comes with a dual camera setup which includes a 20MP and a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture size. This time, OnePlus has used a new sensor from Sony which provides 4K video shooting at 60fps. OnePlus 6 is the first smartphone capable of this. Other than those, OnePlus 6 comes with pretty standard features in the camera department, the front camera is a 16MP sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with a dual camera too, it features two 12MP sensors with a variable aperture, it goes from f/2.4 all the way up to f/1.5. The low light photography is going to be better here and the front-facing camera is an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture size. The Galaxy S9+ can capture 960 fps super slo-mo videos which is slower than OnePlus 6’s 480fps.
Samsung is no doubt the winner in the camera category
Performance: Exynos vs Snapdragon
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with an Exynos 9810 processor which is the best processor from Samsung. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The OnePlus 6 runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB and 8GB of RAM which makes it one of the most powerful device available right now.
Oxygen OS vs Samsung Experience UI
Samsung packs their smartphones with their own Samsung Experience 9.0 which looks kind of smooth but is filled with lots of bloatware apps which you possibly are not going to use.
OnePlus smartphones come with Oxygen OS which is again a skin on the Android OS but it is so light and sleek it doesn’t make you feel like you are using a custom skin.
The Samsung Experience UI will get slower eventually but Oxygen OS is optimized for the hardware, and OnePlus smartphones have plenty of RAM to work with.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a great smartphone and it beats OnePlus 6 in many places like the camera and the display, but keeping the price of the OnePlus in mind, OnePlus 6 is competing “notch to notch” with the Samsung’s flagship.