A major step up

OnePlus 7 Pro

Android powerhouse

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The OnePlus 7 Pro is OnePlus' most powerful flagship to date. It melds amazing design, next-gen features, and streamlined software with a powerful new camera. Best of all, it does so without breaking the $1,000 barrier.

$669 at OnePlus

Pros

  • Truly bezel-less display
  • Powerful specs
  • Killer price point
  • Pop up camera
  • Gorgeous design

Cons

  • No wireless charging
  • Only available through one carrier
  • Pop-up camera may have issues

Samsung is the top Android smartphone maker and its Galaxy S10+ shot straight to the top with its complete package. Throw in features like reverse wireless charging and you have a powerhouse device, but it comes with a cost.

$889 at Amazon

Pros

  • Gorgeous design
  • Next-gen features
  • Streamlined software
  • Wireless/Reverse wireless charging
  • Impressive camera

Cons

  • Punch hole cut-out camera
  • More expensive
  • Fingerprint scanner is slow

The OnePlus 7 Pro and the Galaxy S10 Plus are two of the best flagship devices you can buy right now. Each offers every spec, feature and cutting-edge design consumers seek from a flagship Android smartphone. You really won't go wrong in selecting either, but we recommend the OnePlus 7 Pro because not only is it an amazing phone, it also costs much less.

Breaking it down

When comparing the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Galaxy S10+, it becomes very clear that these devices are similar despite their different price points. Whereas the former delivers the best bang-for-your-buck flagship, the latter delivers the best-of-the-best on every single front: display, design, camera, and more.

Device OnePlus 7 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Display 6.6-inch Fluid AMOLED
3120 by 1440, 516ppi
6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3040 by 1440, 522ppi
Processor Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855
Memory 6-12GB 8-12GB
Battery 4,000mAh 4,100mAh
Storage 128-256GB 512GB
Main Camera 48MP, f/1.6, OIS 12MP f/1.5-2.4, OIS
Second Camera 8MP, f/2.4 12MP, f/2.4
Third Camera 16MP, f/2.2 16MP, f/2.2
Selfie Camera 16MP, f/2.0 10MP, f/1.9
Second Selfie Camera None 8MP depth sensor
Software Android 9.0 Pie
OxygenOS
Android 9.0 Pie
One UI
Weight 206g 198g
Dimensions 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm

The Android flagship of choice

OnePlus 7 Pro is the new kid on the block concerning Android flagships. In fact, it's OnePlus' first foray into premium flagship territory and it does not disappoint with cutting-edge features such as a 6.6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and new triple-camera system.

However, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is no stranger to having the best features in a smartphone. It matches the OnePlus 7 Pro on every spec — processor, memory, camera — and even outdoes it with features like wireless charging.

Each is going to deliver outstanding performance with a powerful processor.

Each is going to deliver outstanding performance with a powerful processor and enough memory to handle any intensive task. The same goes for the cameras, which feature similar sensors: a powerful main sensor along with a telephoto and ultra wide. They provide a robust versatility that's becoming commonplace in flagship camera systems.

The comparisons continue with the in-display fingerprint scanner. The two scanners are different — the OnePlus 7 Pro has an optical scanner while the Galaxy S10+ has an ultrasonic scanner — but each live in a similar place, under the display, and deliver a seamless biometric sensor experience. This eliminates the need to add the sensor to the back of the phone, leading to a much more refined and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Where the OnePlus 7 Pro takes the edge is with design and price. Samsung chose to deliver a cutting-edge display without a notch by incorporating a punch hole cut-out for the front-facing camera. The Galaxy S10+ features a main 10-megapixel (MP) sensor and an 8MP depth sensor and has a pill-shape cut-out to house the two sensors. While this is very impressive, the OnePlus 7 Pro does it better. Its pop-out camera allows the phone to deliver a true, undisturbed, bezel-less display without any cut outs. It's the kind of display we've always wanted our phones to have.

The only downside to this is seeing how well the pop-up camera mechanism is going to hold up over time. Even so, having a complete display makes up for whatever trade-offs have to be made. It looks utterly stunning.

The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669, well below the $999 starting price of the Galaxy S10+.

However, if you consider that with that innovation, the OnePlus 7 Pro still costs less than the Galaxy S10+, you have yourself a winner. The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669, well below the $999 starting price of the Galaxy S10+, although you can find it cheaper at certain retailers. Even so, you get a comparable high-end processor, display, RAM option, and camera system for hundreds less. When you put it that way, it's hard to go against the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Let's play devil's advocate for one second. Although we recommend the OnePlus 7 Pro, we admit that it's not perfect. OnePlus took some shortcuts to get to that low price, like cutting features like wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. For us, that's not a deal breaker, but it might be for some who want the best across the board.

Then there's the issue with availability. While the OnePlus 7 Pro is the more appealing option, it's also harder to come by. It is only available through one carrier: T-Mobile. If you're not on T-Mobile and don't want to switch, your only option is to buy the phone outright without the benefit of financing. The Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, is available on every major carrier.

Which one should you buy?

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the phone for most people. It delivers on just about every level an Android flagship should, and then throw in the cheaper price and most people will gladly take it despite missing features.

If you don't want to sacrifice any features, that's when the Galaxy S10+ becomes the choice. You get the best hardware along with next-gen features like reverse wireless charging.

OnePlus 7 Pro

The new must-buy Android flagship

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The OnePlus 7 Pro has the best specs possible without breaking the bank too much. And it also delivers some ground-breaking features like the pop-up selfie camera leading to a gorgeous display that you will never get tired of looking at.

Our pick

Best of everything

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Get the best of the best

Samsung's Galaxy S10 Plus will always be considered one of best smartphones because it has it all. Display, specs, software and camera. It is the complete package. Unfortunately, it comes with a premium, but if you want the best, you know where to look.

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