So this time we have two hi-end phones in the face off! One belongs to a brand that’s young but globally renowned for its super affordable and hi-tech smartphones: ONEPLUS, while the other belongs to the veteran brand in the smartphone industry that has been the undisputed leader of futuristic gadgets in the world: SAMSUNG. Both the brands have recently launched their latest version of the flagship in the form of OnePlus 6 and Samsung S9+.
Let’s compare OnePlus 6 with Samsung S9+ and find out which one deserves to be taken home!
Design and Display
Both the phones look stunning and are made using sturdy material that renders them the needed strength. This time OnePlus has come up with an all-glass body for its latest flagship. OnePlus comes wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass from front and back. OnePlus 6 embraces a notch screen display that one can hide by customizing the settings. Experience a nearly bezel-less screen with OnePlus 6 and enjoy gaming and videos like never before! On the other hand, Samsung S9+ embraces an aluminum frame which is definitely tougher than the all-glass OnePlus 6. S9+ do not come with notch rather it embraces a thin bezel at the top panel. Samsung S9+ comes with IP 68 rating which means that the smartphone is dust and waterproof, although OnePlus 6 does not come with any such certification but the brand claims that the phone is dust and splash resistant. S9+ definitely has an edge over OnePlus 6 as far as looks are concerned for its clean lines and fine contouring and nearly bezel-less screen.
Switching the focus to display both the phones offer vibrant colors and clear graphics. Sunlight legibility is also good. One will experience immersive display on both flagships. OnePlus 6 comes with an Optic AMOLED screen while Samsung S9+ embraces a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
Battery and Processor Performance
Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset that offers great speed so you can expect similar performance in terms of speed, multi-tasking, and processing of the aligned tasks. OnePlus 6 is available in 6GB and 8 B RAM variants while the Samsung S9+ is only available in the 6 GB RAM variant. If you require a high capacity RAM then OnePlus gives you a lot of options to choose from but as far as the functionality is considered both the phones perform amazingly well. Both the devices run on the latest Android OS version Oreo. OnePlus 6 comes with a 3300mAh battery, while the Samsung S9+ comes with 3500mAh battery. Both the devices can run for over a day on a full charge on moderate usage.
Camera Performance is something that interests a buyer the most. Both the smartphones come packed with a powerful camera and the results they produce are certainly amazing. With OnePlus 6 you get the support of the Optical image stabilization feature, Slo-mo feature, Professional video editing tool, multiple modes, and filters as customization options. Samsung S9+ produces great results even in low-light and comes loaded with many features. Super Slo-mo, instant editing options, reverse loop, forward loop, swing, motion detection, and background optimization features and more are surely going redefine your experience. Samsung S9+is better than OnePlus 6 as far as the camera specifications and results are considered.
If you are a notch lover then you will definitely love OnePlus 6 and if you don’t then you can go for Samsung S9+ for its finely contoured lines at the front and back panel. OnePlus 6 do give you an option to eliminate the notch but that will ruin the entire look and feel of the smartphone. With Samsung S9+ one can add AR emoji stickers of oneself and share one’s feelings in an interesting manner. S9+ also comes with Iris scan which is highly secure and very fast.
|Specifications||OnePlus 6||Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Size||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches)||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches)|
|Weight||177 grams (6.24 ounces)||189 grams (6.67 ounces)|
|Screen Size||6.28-inch AMOLED display||6.2-inch AMOLED display|
|Screen Resolution||2,280 x 1,080 pixels (402 pixels per inch)||2,960 x 1,440 pixels (529 pixels per inch)|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Storage Space||64GB (with 6GB of RAM), 128GB, 256GB (both with 8GB of RAM)||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Micro SD Card Slot||No||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear Camera||Dual 16MP and 20MP||Dual 12MP and 12MP|
|Front Camera||16MP||8MP front|
|Video||2,160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 30/60/120, 720p at 480 fps super slow motion, HDR||2,160p at 60 frames per second, 1,080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps|
|Bluetooth Version||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C||3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C|
|Face Unlock||Yes||Yes (Face Recognition & Iris Scan)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes (back)||Yes (back)|
|Battery||3,300mAh, Dash Charge||3,500mAh, Quick Charge 2.0, Qi wireless charging|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Core||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Compass, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Pressure sensor|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple|
The Final Verdict
OnePlus 6 and Samsung S9+ both belong to the flagship clan and perform amazingly well. The smartphones by two different brands come loaded with a long list of features and stunning looks. Samsung definitely has an edge over OnePlus 6 for being better in every aspect but OnePlus is not far behind! OnePlus 6 is economical and comes with an almost similar list of features. If you are looking for an economical version of a flagship phone then it’s better to invest your hard-earned money in OnePlus 6. Buy the Refurbished OnePlus 6 at best market price from Yaantra.com. Checkout the prices, offers and specifications of both the smartphones at Yaantra.com.