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Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs OnePlus 5T




One of the most awaited products that launched this year’s Mobile World Congress is Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S9. We’ll be putting it side by side with other company’s flagship devices to see how it fares in terms of specs. We’ll start off with the OnePlus 5T, let’s go!

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the company’s newest flagship device. It has a 5.8″ 18:5.9 WQHD+ Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 9810 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, 12MP Dual Pixel dual-tone LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery with Fast charge and wireless charging.

The OnePlus 5T is the company’s latest flagship smartphone that is under Php30k. It has a 6.01″ 18:9 Optic AMOLED display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, 16MP + 20MP dual-LED flash rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge.

Here are their detailed specs:

Samsung Galaxy S9OnePlus 5T
5.8-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 568ppi6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi, 80% STB
Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2.7GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55)2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core
Mali G72-MP18Adreno 540
4GB LPDDR4 RAM6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane storage
microSD card slot (uses SIM card 2)-
12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 Dual Pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-tone LED flash16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/1.7 w/ dual LED flash rear cameras
2160p @ 30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p (0.2 secs)[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120fps video recording
8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera16MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11acMIMO 2×2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptXBluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps4G LTE Cat 12
NFCNFC
Iris scanner-
Heart rate scanner-
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
IP68 dust and water-resistance-
USB Type-C USB Type-C
Dual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOSDirac HD Sound
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0-
Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen 4.7.4
3,000 Li-Po battery w/ Fast Charge3,300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge
Wireless Charging-
147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
168 grams162 grams
Midnight Black, Lilac PurpleMidnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Samsung Galaxy S9

+ Higher screen aspect ratio

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Higher pixel density

+ microSD card slot (uses SIM 2)

+ 4G LTE Cat. 18

+ Iris Scanner

+ Heart rate Scanner

+ IP68 dust and water-resistance

+ Android 8.0 out-of-the-box

+ Wireless Charging

OnePlus 5T

+ Larger RAM

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ MIMO 2×2

+ Larger battery capacity

+ More affordable

The Galaxy S9 is the clear winner in terms of display. Since it has a higher screen resolution, aspect ratio, and pixel density, users will have a better viewing experience but that doesn’t mean that OnePlus 5T’s display isn’t good. The latter’s display type is Optic AMOLED that derives from Super AMOLED. The difference is that it has been basically modified for a more battery efficient usage but they still both have the risk of “burn-in”.

Samsung has also released a flagship processor which is the Exynos 9810 with a Mali G72-MP18 GPU. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5T is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 that is also a flagship processor. The former has a 4x 2.9GHz Quad-core(Custom CPU) with a 4x 1.9GHz Quad-core (Cortex-A55) while the latter has a 4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280 and 4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280. Looking at their clock speeds, we can see that the Galaxy S9 has the upper-hand in terms of CPU performance. As for gaming potential, both devices perform great when playing light-to-heavy graphics games at highest settings.

The Galaxy S9 has a single rear and front camera set-up while the OnePlus 5T has a dual-rear and single camera one. The S9 though has a wider f/1.5 aperture with OIS and 2x optical zoom for the rear and f/1.7 aperture on the front for better low-light performance. The 5T, on the other hand, has a higher rear and front camera resolution.

The Galaxy S9 has a 3,000mAh battery while the OnePlus 5T has a 3,300mAh. Both have fast charging tech of their own, however, the former has a wireless charging feature that the latter doesn’t have.

Samsung’s Galaxy series is known for having new features such as an Iris scanner, heart rate scanner, Samsung Bixby with Bixby Vision 2.0, and an IP68 dust and water-resistance which the OnePlus 5T doesn’t have.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at Php45,990 while the OnePlus 5T is priced at Php26,990/Php30,990 (64GB/128GB).

In summary, if users want to have a better viewing experience with an expandable storage slot and lots of features, then the Galaxy S9 is for them. If they want to have a more affordable device with a larger RAM. internal storage, higher rear, and front camera resolution, then the OnePlus 5T is the right smartphone for them.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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4 Responses

  1. Freeje says:

    One thing missed – S9 has variable aperture. This allows better low light pictures. Theoretically, as Samsung has said, it allows 28% more light. Therefore, it should have a better camera.

    • Andrew says:

      I agree Freeje. S9 has a better camera the megapixels doesn’t matter, its about the aperture the wider it is the better so since the s9 has a 1.5 to 2.4 which is the forst in the market, its better . AlsoThe s9 can process images like the google pixel 2. Some features you present are only a few.

  2. K L says:

    Samesung very OP na like apple magsama kau

  3. Andrew says:

    The OnePlus5t has a higher resolution? I think you should analyze the features. The S9 has a variable aperture that can change from f1.5(The widest on a phone right now) to f2.4. S9 also has a built in software that processes picture to reduce noise. So in summary S9 has a better camera.

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