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OnePlus 6 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus: Samsung has another worthy challenger

by Danny Zepeda | May 16, 2018May 16, 2018 11:00 am PDT

With the OnePlus 6 officially announced, the comparison to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 Plus is here. After all, it’s only natural to compare two of the best Android phones on the market. So, how do these two impressive devices fare against each other? 

Samsung has long dominated the Android sphere when it comes to design and specs. That is none more evident than with the Galaxy S9 Plus, which comes with an impressive design led by Samsung’s crown jewel: a 6.2-inch Infinity Display. Under the hood lives the newest processor, a Snapdragon 845, and the dual 12MP camera is one the best cameras you’ll find in a smartphone right now.

The OnePlus 6 joined the ever-growing group of devices that have the ubiquitous glass and metal design and of course, the notch at the top of the 6.2-inch OLED display. You either hate it or love it, but there’s no denying the OnePlus 6 wears it beautifully. It too boasts the Snapdragon 845 processor, but it one-ups the S9 Plus with 8GB of RAM. The argument can be made that this might be overkill, but if you get the higher option (which costs more), it’ll definitely be more future-proof.

It’s too early to crown a winner, but from early impressions, each makes a solid argument to be your smartphone of choice. Check out the spec chart down below to see a more in-depth comparison between the Galaxy S9 Plus and OnePlus 6.

OnePlus - OnePlus 6 Samsung - Galaxy S9 Plus
Display Size 6.28-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixel display (402 ppi) 6.2-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (531 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 2280 2960
Display Type AMOLED Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android Oreo Android 8 (Oreo) at launch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16&20MP Dual 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2mbps)
Battery 3300mAh 3500mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • MST
  • USB type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyro
  • Hall
  • HR
  • Iris
  • Pressure
  • Proximity
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • GPS
Height 15.7 mm (0.62 inches) 158.1 mm (6.22 inches)
Width 75.4 mm (2.97 inches) 73.8 mm (2.91 inches)
Depth 7.75 mm (0.31 inches) 8.5 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g) 189 g (6.67 oz)
Colors Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Supported Video Formats N/A MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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