Another important area for potential buyers is the specs and features of a phone. Luckily, these two phones both have similar specs across the board. In almost every single aspect. As a result, the lower price makes the Note 9 a tough sell.
Here's the spec sheet for those interested.
OnePlus 6T Specs
- 6.41-inch 2280 x 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED Display
- Snapdragon 845 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM (Same processor as Note9/Pixel3)
- 128 or 256GB of storage, no microSD slot
- Dual 16MP + 20MP Rear Cameras (f/1.7 smart aperture, OIS, EIS, 4K) Finally, optical image stabilization
- 20 Megapixel f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera
- Android 9 Pie
- Screen Fingerprint Unlock, Fast Face Unlock, AI Cam, more
- 3,700 mAh battery with WARP Charging
- Daily Water-Resistance
- BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider (no headphone jack)
- and more
Basically, the OnePlus 6T matches Samsung across the board (except the 512GB model) while delivering decent cameras, smaller bezels, more RAM, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Galaxy Note 9 Specs
- 6.4-inch Quad-HD Curved Infinity AMOLED Display
- Snapdragon 845 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM
- 128 or 512GB storage options (512GB has 8GB RAM)
- Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung UX
- Dual 12MP Rear Cameras with variable aperture, IOS, 960 FPS Slow-mo, more
- 8MP Front Selfie Camera with Portrait Mode & Improved AR Emoji
- Stereo Speaker tuned by AKG
- 4,000 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging
- IP68 Dust & Water-resistance
- USB Type-C, Bixby 2.0, Bixby AI, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Heart-rate sensor, Face Unlock, Iris Scanning
- S-Pen with Bluetooth, New Features, etc
- and more
These are two capable phones with similar screen sizes, the same processor, similar RAM, big batteries, and excellent cameras.
If there are a few areas Samsung clearly wins out here, it's the bigger 4,000 mAh battery and the cameras. Even though the OP6T sports a dual camera array, Samsung's dual rear cameras are better. Samsung's still a leader in the camera department.