With his teaching of ‘Flagship killer’ waving in the wind and better possibilities than ever for a OnePlus smartphone , the truth is that the newIt has a lot to gain and little to lose in the market.
Not in vain, it is about one of the best phones in terms of quality / price ratio it can, and although I’m sure many will still harbor doubts about not having the backing of a renowned brand, the truth is that little has to envy the OnePlus 6 to the standard-bearer of the platform.
If hewas the yardstick of the Android catalog, and probably the most mediatic terminal in our ecosystem, let’s use it to place the OnePlus 6 and its possibilities regarding the android throne …
Well on paper and if we look only at the cold numbers, The OnePlus 6 is a device in tune with the best but it costs almost half that of a Galaxy S9 +, and much less than practically all the options of the market in noble range with the exception of the newthat is still coming to the stores.
The comparison is obligatory because everyone looks for it, but except the fireworks and the added services of Samsung, the OnePlus 6 maintains the pulse losing only a remarkable specification, the IP68 certification With resistance to liquids:
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S9 +||OnePlus 6|
|Dimensions and weight||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 (mm) 189 (g)||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 (mm) 177 (g)|
|screen||6.2 inches SuperAMOLED||6.28 inches AMOLED|
|Resolution and density||QHD + (2.960 x 1.440 px), 529 pFormat 18.5: 9||FHD + (2,280 x 1,080 px), 403 pppFormat 19: 9|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 9810Octa-core (4x Mongoose M3 @ 2.7GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz) ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP18||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Octa-core (4x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz & 4x Kryo 385 Silver @ 4 × 1.7 GHz) Adreno 630 GPU|
|RAM||6 GB||6 or 8 GB|
|Storage||64, 128 or 256 GBSlot microSD||64, 128 or 256 GB|
|OS||Android 8.0 OreoSamsung Experience||Android 8.1 OreoOxygen OS|
|Cameras||Rear: Dual 12 MP (f / 1.5-f / 2.4) + 12 MP (f / 2.4), OIS, autofocus PDAF, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, ‘bokeh’ effect, slow motion video 960 fps Frontal: 8 MP (f / 1.7), autofocus||Rear: Dual 16 MP (f / 1.7) + 20 MP (f / 1.7), OIS & EIS, autofocus PDAF, dual LED flash, ‘bokeh’ effect, slow motion video 480 fps Frontal: 16 MP (f / 2.0), autofocus, EIS|
|Battery||3,500 mAh (non-removable) Fast battery charging Qi wireless charging||3,300 mAh (non-removable) Dash Charge|
|Connectivity||LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB Type-CAudio-jack 3.5 mm||LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB Type-CAudio-jack 3.5 mm|
|Others||Gorilla Glass 5Certification IP68HDR103D Touch (‘HOME’ button) Fingerprint readerHealth sensorsShares (DeX, Health, Gear VR by Oculus, etc.)||Gorilla Glass 5Color sRGB and DCI-P3Dirac HD Sound & Power Sound Fingerprint reader Configurable ‘Alert Slider’ physical button|
The first video comparisons are appearing on the network, so we are going to take advantage of them to analyze a key specification like photography , in which OnePlus has worked a lot and where Samsung was a reference with permission of the Pixel made by Google .
The OnePlus 6 mounts one dual camera with 16 and 20 megapixel sensors , both with aperture f / 1.7 and one of them with wide angle lens. It has autofocus by phase detection, optical stabilizer attached to another electronic, double LED flash and Slow motion video up to 480 fps .
The Samsung Galaxy S9 + innovates on its part with the new sensor of 12 megapixels and variable aperture f / 1.5-f / 2.4 , which is placed next to another 12 megapixel sensor with fixed f / 2.4 aperture. The autofocus is also PDAF, with LED flash, 2x optical zoom and video in ‘slow motion’ at 960 fps.
Surely if we attend to pure specifications the Samsung device would be ahead , and the truth is that in real use it also wins. Little by little, yes, but you win …
In low-light shooting the OnePlus 6 presents good results, comparable to the high-end, but the telephone Samsung gets noticeably brighter images and clear. This advantage is not appreciated with good lighting, although it seems that the HDR mode of Samsung manages to better balance the photographs without burning areas or bleaching them.
Further, the Galaxy S9 + has an optical zoom of 2 increases that grants some possibility more with respect to a OnePlus 6 that opts for the digital zoom, and as for the fashionable so blur bokeh , in the OnePlus 6 you can not control too many aspects of the shot, although in fact in this case the Galaxy S9 + gets results also quite deficient by the strangely blurry effect of the portrait. One point in favor of OnePlus 6.
In general, the Galaxy S9 + justifies an extra cost for the best results from your camera , but perhaps not as much as multiplying the price of OnePlus 6 almost by two.
If we look at the hardware few differences we should see , and is that the chipset is shared in some versions of the Galaxy S9 + and the OnePlus 6, with a Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa that should also not pale in comparison to the Snapdargon 845 in the markets with this version of Samsung’s flagship.
However, it is appreciated a small big difference in performance in favor of OnePlus 6 , surely due to better optimization of an Oxygen OS customization that already last year really worked at the speed of lightning under Android 7 Nougat.
Obviously, they will also have something to do with 8 GB of RAM memory of the most powerful version of the OnePlus 6 , because the Galaxy S9 + remain in the 6 GB of RAM in virtually all available models. However, Surely the 6GB model of the OnePlus manages to stay ahead even reducing its distance in performance with respect to the standard-bearer of Samsung.
The benchmarks More popular they place the OnePlus 6 slightly ahead , about 750 points in Geekbench and around 500 points in 3DMark, and although these tests are not always very reliable, it seems that in the empirical tests on video the Chinese terminal is still looser.
In day to day, either of the two phones will be an option that will not disappoint , and in fact the performance of the Galaxy S9 + continues to be very good. However, to Caesar what of Caesar, and the engineers of OnePlus have always shown good hands when it comes to getting the best optimizations of its software, which literally flies making us forget lags and discomfort.
Of course, my opinion is that the issue is more debated around the price , and that at similar costs surely the option of Samsung is the best and no one would discuss it. Already if we put the recommended starting prices I have my doubts about it, and the OnePlus 6 wins many integers … And you, which one would you stay with?
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|Samsung Galaxy S6||€ 299.95||TO BUY|
|RRP € 699|
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|RRP € 799|