Smartphones are one of those gadgets which always try to surpass each other. Recently, Samsung introduced Galaxy S10 Plus which offer topof-the-line specs at a premium price range. While OnePlus with “Never Settle” moto sells the most powerful and the fastest phone at an attractive price. So, is it worth spending a premium to own a Galaxy s10 Plus? Let’s find out.
Well, both the smartphones offer glass slab design both on front and back. The glass sandwich and metal frame combo is a safe choice that provides for exceptional build quality on the OnePlus 6T and Galaxy S10 Plus. Both devices feature rounded corners and lots of curves, giving them a sleek appearance and better ergonomics. There are some minor differences such as the rounded back of the OnePlus 6T whereas the S10 Plus’ backside is mostly flat. The glass designs of the OnePlus 6T and S10 Plus mean they’re very hard to keep clean from fingerprints, but the glass back is practical with the S10 Plus. Samsung’s implemented wireless charging and powershare, which isn’t possible with an all-metal design.
Both Samsung and OnePlus phones come with AMOLED display. While the OnePlus 6T uses traditional AMOLED display, Samsung Galaxy S10 adds a word dynamic before AMOLED which technically sounds correct as it features the HDR10+ panel. Another difference between these two displays is the resolution. The S10 Plus features a quad HD screen, while OnePlus 6T sticks to a 1080p panel. Though I never found the 1080p resolution on OnePlus devices problematic, but adding an extra pixel can make the display crisper.
For notch, both OnePlus 6T and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus have gone its separate ways. While OnePlus 6T has a tiny dewdrop notch which places a single front camera, on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus went with a different approach. Instead of a notch, they went with a punch hole which places a dual camera. The notch was minimalist, but after Samsung Galaxy S10 launched with punch hole and the internet was bombarded with crazy wallpaper which makes the notch look more beautiful. I am not a fan of the notches or the punch hole, but the hole hide creative wallpaper makes me like the S10 Plus.
Historically, Samsung flagship smartphones offer one of the best cameras and also among the best camera phones in the market, while OnePlus offers decent camera performance and does position itself nearby Galaxy phones. The OnePlus 6T camera is a decent dual-camera system with HDR and low-light performance. It’s a perfectly solid performer, no doubt. But the Galaxy S10 Plus has a triple camera system, which combines a regular 12-megapixel sensor with variable aperture, a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. On the front, the OnePlus 6T has a 16-megapixel sensor, while the Galaxy S10 Plus got a Dual Pixel 10-megapixel dual-camera sensor.
While the OnePlus 6T is powered by popular chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Galaxy S10 Plus houses its own processor – Exynos 9810. There is Qualcomm variant available, but not in India. So we will compare with Exynos variant. With the OnePlus 6T, you get 6GB or 8GB RAM, while the Galaxy S10 Plus ships with 8GB or a whooping 12GB RAM. The huge amount of RAM combined with the most powerful processor results in blazing fast performance on both devices. Whether you’re just casually browsing the web, checking social media, multitasking, or playing high-end games, the OnePlus 6T and S10 Plus handles any task you throw at them with ease. In terms of storage, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus benefits from expandable storage.
When it comes to updates, OnePlus is speedy in getting new versions of Android out to its phones. Samsung, on the other hand, had to wait for the latest updates pretty much longer than OnePlus. OnePlus 6T runs Oxygen OS and Galaxy S10 Plus runs One UI based on latest Android Pie operating system. Samsung did come from the dark old days of TouchWiz to easyto-use OneUI which is a less bloated skin. In the other corner, OnePlus’ OxygenOS skin has been one of the main reasons people buy OnePlus phones. It offers a stock-like look and feels with truly helpful extra features like improved gestures, parallel apps and much more.
Battery sizes are fairly similar across both devices, with the Galaxy S10 Plus sitting at 4100mAh. You’ll find a 3700mAh cell tucked inside the OnePlus 6T. Both phones charge via USB-C and include some form of fast charging, but OnePlus 6T Dash Charge is much faster than the S10 Plus. However, it’s only the Galaxy S10 Plus that supports wireless Qi charging. You can also reverse charge other phones and accessories — such as wearables or Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds — via Wireless Powershare.
On paper, both the latest smartphones are pretty great. The Galaxy S10 Plus is indeed an impressive smartphone which sets a definitive path for flagships of this year. The OnePlus 6T has an impressive hardware with affordable pricing which makes it pretty much on par with other top-tier devices.
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