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iPhone XS vs. OnePlus 6: Is Double The Price That Much Better?

by Danny Zepeda | September 12, 2018September 12, 2018 2:45 pm PDT

Now that the iPhone XS has been announced, we thought we’d pit it against one of the more impressive smartphones available right now. It’d be easy to compare against Samsung’s flagships, which we did, but we also wanted to see how it compares against another underrated phone: the OnePlus 6.

The two phones fall on opposite ends of the spectrum. The iPhone XS is uber premium, with an expensive price tag. The OnePlus 6 comes close to match Apple’s level of premium while significantly undercutting the iPhone XS’ price tag. Selecting which phone is better is kind of complicated since it all comes down to what you value in a smartphone. We’re not deciding just yet, but you can.

Check out the spec comparison down below to decide if twice the price really gets you twice the smartphone.

Apple - iPhone XS OnePlus - OnePlus 6
Display Size 5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi) 6.28-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixel display (402 ppi)
Resolution X 1125 1080
Resolution Y 2436 2280
Display Type Super Retina HD display AMOLED
Operating System iOS 12 (at launch) OxygenOS based on Android Oreo
Processor A12 Bionic chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM N/A 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 16&20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 16MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 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 Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
Battery N/A 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 5.65 inches (14.35 cm) 15.7 mm (0.62 inches)
Width 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) 75.4 mm (2.97 inches)
Depth 0.30 inches (7.6 mm) 7.75 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 6.24 oz (177 g) 6.2 oz (176 g)
Colors Gold, Silver, Space Gray Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White
Supported Audio Formats 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+) N/A
Supported Video Formats HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG N/A

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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