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)|
|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|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||16&20MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||7MP||16MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD|
|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|