15 May 2019
OnePlus 7 Pro v/s Samsung Galaxy S10+: Which is better?
Samsung's Galaxy S10+ continues to dominate the flagship smartphone segment with its premium all-glass body, top-of-the-line cameras, and speedy performance.
However, challenging the status quo is rival OnePlus's most-advanced offering till date, the all-new OnePlus 7 Pro. The latest flagship killer comes as a true flagship with an attractive design, incredible display, respectable cameras, and uncompromising performance.
So, which one should you buy?
OnePlus 7 Pro v/s Galaxy S10+: At a glance
Contrary to the notch trend, the S10+ features a less obtrusive punch-hole design, curved display, and a premium IP68-rated glass body.
On the other hand, OnePlus 7 Pro offers an uninterrupted all-screen design achieved by adopting a pop-up selfie camera. Moreover, the phone also features curved edges and a metal-glass sandwiched body.
Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro for its notch-less, bezel-less design.
All about the screen
The Galaxy S10+ features an HDR10+ compatible 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a Quad-HD+ (3040x1440 pixels) resolution.
In comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro sports a taller 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with Quad-HD+ resolution, HDR10+ support, and a high refresh rate of 90Hz.
Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro because its notch-less, bezel display enables uninterrupted viewing and the high refresh-rate offers smoother animations and graphics.
For the shutterbugs
The S10+ sports a triple camera array featuring a 12MP (f/1.5-2.4) main sensor, 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom, and 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor.
The OnePlus 7 Pro also gets a similar setup with a 48MP (f/1.6) primary lens, a 16MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens, and an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
Winner: S10+ for overall better camera performance.
Under the hood
The Galaxy S10+ is powered by a Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with upto 12GB RAM and upto 1TB of expandable storage.
In comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 855, a liquid-cooling system, upto 12GB of RAM and upto 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro. Though the phone trails on the storage front, it offers industry-leading read/write speeds.
Battery and biometric authentication
The Galaxy S10+ packs a 4,100mAh battery with support for 15W fast-charging and two-way wireless charging while the OnePlus 7 Pro offers a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Speed Warp fast-charging support.
Further, while both phones offer an in-screen fingerprint sensor, the S10+ has an ultrasonic scanner and OnePlus 7 Pro offers an improved and much faster optical fingerprint reader.
Winner: You be the judge.
Cost of a flagship
Pricing: The key factor
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ costs Rs. 73,900 for the 8GB/128GB variant, Rs. 91,900 for the 8GB/512GB model, and Rs. 1,17,900 for the top-end 12GB/1TB variant.
In comparison, OnePlus 7 Pro costs Rs. 48,999 for the base-end 6GB/128GB whereas the mid-end 8GB/256GB variant and the top-end 12GB/256GB model are priced at Rs. 52,999 and Rs. 57,999, respectively.
How things stack up?
Though OnePlus 7 Pro arrives as the company's most expensive offering till date, the pricing is certainly more legitimate when you compare it to the likes of Galaxy S10+.
No doubt, the Samsung flagship is a great performer but given the price difference, the OnePlus offering is a no-brainer for its spectacular display, respectable cameras, premium design, and top-of-the-line performance.
Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro.
For the selfie lovers
Talking of selfie cameras, the Galaxy S10+ has a dual lens setup comprising a 10MP (f/1.9) main sensor and 8MP (f/2.2) depth sensor with dual-pixel autofocus. In contrast, OnePlus 7 Pro's motorized pop-up camera module houses a 16MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper. Winner: Galaxy S10+