OnePlus 6 vs Galaxy S9+: What Buyers Need to Know

The new OnePlus 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ are two of the best Android smartphones available in 2018. If you’re looking for a new phone, these should be at the top of your list, and here’s why. We’ll go over what you need to know about both and help you decide which phone is right for you.

OnePlus is slowly becoming a household name due to having high-end phones for half the price of the competition. The new OnePlus 6 kicks that up a notch, literally, with a 6.3-inch screen and a $529 price tag.

This year the company looks to match Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ or the iPhone X in style while delivering a high-end experience across the board. And while Samsung’s Galaxy phones are hard to beat, this comes close. Here’s how the two compare.

A big part of your buying decision will be what you need and how much you can afford. That’s also what makes the OnePlus 6 special. It’s a no-compromises smartphone with all the bells and whistles for a lot less than you’ll pay for an iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8. You’ll have to decide if some of the extra Galaxy S9+ features are worth the $300 price increase.

The Galaxy S9+ went on sale back in March, so most buyers have a good idea of what to expect already. Not to mention it’s nearly identical to the Galaxy S8+ from last year. And while the OP6 is similar to the OnePlus 5T, a lot changed.

Both of these phones have huge screens, tons of power, plenty of storage, and dual cameras on the back. For the first time, the new OnePlus 6 matches Samsung across the board. Well, aside from a few small features like wireless charging. There are pros and cons with each, and you’ll have to decide which ones are more important to you.

OnePlus 6 vs Galaxy S9+: Display

OnePlus 6 vs Galaxy S9+: Display

First things first, the biggest difference between these phones is usually the screen, but that's no longer the case.

This year, the OnePlus 6 delivers a beautiful 6.28-inch 1080p HD AMOLED display. It's a hair bigger than the S9+, and slightly smaller than the Note 8. And yes, it's only 2280 x 1080p, but Samsung's phones run at 1080p out of the box too, not Quad-HD.

So, you're getting a big 1080p HD AMOLED screen with both phones. Samsung's S9+ is 6.2 while the OP6 is 6.28-inches. Both phones are using a 2:1 long and skinny aspect ratio, and a nearly bezel-free design.

Basically, it comes down to this. If you hate the notch, get the Galaxy S9+. That's because OnePlus copied the iPhone and has a notch on the top front. You can hide it with software, but then you'll have a bezel just like older phones, or like the S9.

With the Galaxy S9+, you get what's likely a better screen that's nearly the same size, but it has curved edges. This gives it a premium look and feel, but could make it more fragile. Both designs give you a huge screen without taking up a lot of space, it just comes down to your wants, needs, or preferences.

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