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OnePlus 6 vs. iPhone X: The new notch meets the old notch

OnePlus held an event today and took the wraps off the OnePlus 6, an impressive flagship that looks to shake up the Android market. That being said, lets go in the opposite direction and see how it compares to the best iOS device, the iPhone X.

By now you are very familiar with the iPhone X, but let’s backtrack quickly. The iPhone X wears a gorgeous glass on glass build put together by a stainless steel band. Up at the front lives a 5.8-inch display that has on multiple times been rated as the best smartphone display, even with its notch. Powering Apple’s flagship is an A11 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM and 2,716mAh battery. We can’t forget about the 12MP dual camera that consistently performs as one of the best.

With the OnePlus 6, OnePlus ditched the aluminum and symmetrical display and adopted the popular glass on glass build and the polarizing notch. Its 6.2-inch display, Snapdragon 845 processor, (up to) 8GB of RAM and 16MP dual camera system gives it the newest and most powerful specs of any Android device.

Although you may want to point to RAM options as the biggest difference between the OnePlus 6 and iPhone X, it is actually the price. Starting at $529, the OnePlus 6 is nearly half of the starting $999 price of the iPhone X. Then again, they are aimed at two very different segments. One is meant to be affordable while the other is supposed to be ultra premium.

You can see the spec comparison down below and decide for yourself which one you prefer.

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OnePlus - OnePlus 6 Apple - iPhone X
Display Size 6.28-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixel display (402 ppi) 5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1125
Resolution Y 2280 2436
Display Type AMOLED Super Retina HD
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android Oreo iOS 11 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 6GB/8GB 3GB (unofficial)
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 16&20MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 7MP
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
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 800, 1900, 2100
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 3300mAh N/A
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Proximity
  • Three-axis gyro
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
Height 15.7 mm (0.62 inches) 5.65 inches (14.35 cm)
Width 75.4 mm (2.97 inches) 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
Depth 7.75 mm (0.31 inches) .30 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g) 6.14 oz (174 g)
Colors Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White Space Gray Silver
Supported Audio Formats N/A AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Supported Video Formats N/A HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG

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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...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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