OnePlus 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ specs comparison
OnePlus has just released their latest line up of smartphones for 2020, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Both devices are proper flagships, with top of the line internals, high-quality displays, high-resolution cameras, and fast charging capabilities. How well do these stack up against Samsung’s S20 series? Read on to find out!
|OnePlus 8 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20+|
|6.78-inch QHD+ (3168 x 1440) Fluid AMOLED |
120Hz display, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 10bit colors
|6.7-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1440) Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display
|Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU
Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core 2.7GHz CPU
|Adreno 650||Adreno 650
|8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|128GB, 256GB UFS 3.0||128GB UFS 3.0|
|-||Up to 1TB via MicroSD (shared slot)|
|Quad-rear cameras: |
• 48MP Sony IMX689 F1.78 OIS + EIS (main)
• 48MP Sony IMX586 F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 8MP F2.44 OIS (3X telephoto)
• 5MP F2.4 (color filter)
|Quad rear cameras:
• 12MP F1.8 (main)
• 12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 64MP F3.5 (telephoto)
• TOF F1.0
|16MP Sony IMX471 F2.45 front camera (fixed-focus)||10MP F2.2 front camera|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual SIM|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6|
|Bluetooth 5.1 aptX HD||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo (E1+E5a Dual Band), Beidou, SBAS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (under-display)|
|Face Unlock||3D Face Unlock|
|USB Type-C 3.1||USB 3.2 Type-C|
|Haptic Vibration 2.0||-|
|IP68 dust and water resistance||IP68 dust and water resistance|
|-||Knox Mobile Security|
|OxygenOS (based on Android 10)||Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)|
|4,510mAh battery w/ Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A), 30W Warp Charge 30 Wireless||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare|
|165.3 x 74.3 x 8.5 mm||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm|
|199 g||188 g|
Summaries of advantages:
OnePlus 8 Pro
- 10-bit color display
- Higher RAM on 12GB model
- Higher storage on the 256GB model
- Higher main and ultra-wide camera resolution
- Higher front camera resolution
- Better GPS capabilities
- Better Haptic Vibration
- Slightly faster wired and wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Expandable storage up to 1TB
- Higher Telephoto camera resolution
- Knox Mobile Security
- Faster USB 3.2 connection
Starting with the display, both devices sport a large QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The OnePlus 8 Pro, however, supports 10bit colors, which offers better color reproduction compared to the 8bit colors on the Galaxy S20+. Both devices are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, with the S20+ sporting Gorilla Glass 6, while OnePlus is yet to disclose which version of Gorilla Glass they used.
Both devices sports top of the line chipsets, the fastest LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage. The OnePlus 8 Pro, however, can be had for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Where it falls, unfortunately, is its lack of MicroSD card support, whereas the Galaxy S20+ can be expanded by up to 1TB.
The OnePlus 8 Pro and Galaxy S20+ have the same rear camera setup, but with different sensors. The OnePlus 8 Pro trumps the Galaxy S20+’ main and ultra-wide resolution while the S20+ beats the 8 Pro in the telephoto department. The same trend continues with the selfie camera, with the OnePlus 8 Pro sporting a higher 16MP front shooter compared to the Galaxy S20+’ 10MP. As always, do remember that megapixel count is not the be-all-end-all of camera quality, so take this with a grain of salt.
Connectivity & Other Features
While both devices have the same internet connectivity features, IP rating, and NFC, the OnePlus 8 Pro also comes with better Bluetooth support, GPS tracking, and haptic feedback. Meanwhile, the S20+ comes with Knox Mobile Security, a more secure ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and faster USB data transfer speed.
It is, however, important to take note that the Philippine version of the Galaxy S20+ is locked to 4G only.
Battery & OS
Out of the box, the OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+ run on Android 10 with their respective skins laid on top. The battery capacity is also similar, both with 4,500mAh. It is worth noting, however, that the OnePlus 8 Pro can be charged faster thanks to its 30W fast charging support for both wired and wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is priced at PHP 55,990 in the Philippines, while the OnePlus 8 Pro is yet to arrive on our shores. However, we can expect Digital Walker to bring it in the country soon. For now, here are the MSRP of each storage variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro:
- 8GB + 128GB – USD 899
- 12GB + 256GB – USD 999
Based on the specs alone, the OnePlus 8 Pro offers more value compared to the Galaxy S20+. It has a better display, more RAM, more storage, higher resolution cameras, 5G connectivity (in the Philippines) and other quality of life features that the S20+ lacks.
That being said, the Galaxy S20+ is not a bad phone at all. It offers users a flagship experience, with all the bells and whistles you’d want. The cameras are also amazing, despite its lower resolution.
Which of these two devices would you rather have? Let us know in the comments below!