Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ v/s OnePlus 7 Pro

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15 Aug 2019

Galaxy Note 10+ or OnePlus7 Pro: Which one to buy?

OnePlus 7 Pro continues to dominate the ultra-premium smartphone segment with its stunning display, a premium all-glass body, better-than-ever cameras, and speedy performance.

However, challenging the status quo is Samsung's most advanced offering till date, the super-sized, stylus-toting Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

But can the Samsung heavyweight beat the incumbent champion, the OnePlus 7 Pro?

Here's our comparison.

At a glance

Galaxy Note 10 v/s OnePlus 7 Pro: Design

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus sports a center-positioned punch-hole display with curved edges, a redesigned unibody S Pen, and a polished glass back that catches the light to create an iridescent shimmer.

In comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro offers an uninterrupted all-screen design along with curved edges on both sides and a metal-glass sandwiched body.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro for its bezel-less all-screen design.

Display

All about the screen

All about the screen

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a QHD+ (1440x3040 pixels) resolution. The screen also supports HDR10+ and Dynamic Tone Mapping.

The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, sports a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution, HDR10+ support, and a high refresh rate of 90Hz.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro for its uninterrupted design and fluid display.

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Primary camera

For the shutterbugs

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a quad-lens camera array comprising a 12MP (f/1.5-2.4) main lens, a 16MP (f/2.2, 123-degree FoV) ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12MP (f/2.1) telephoto lens, and a 3D DepthVision sensor.

On the OnePlus 7 Pro, you get a triple-lens setup featuring a 48MP (f/1.7) main lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP wide-angle lens.

Winner: Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

For the selfie lovers

On the front, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a single 10MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper. In contrast, OnePlus 7 Pro's motorized pop-up camera module houses a 16MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera. Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro for its superior sensor.

Internals

Under the hood

Under the hood

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus is backed by the 7nm Exynos 9825 chipset, paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB of UFS 3.0 storage (expandable upto 1TB). There's also a newly designed vapor chamber cooling system for thermal management.

In comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, liquid-cooling system, upto 12GB RAM and upto 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage.

Winner: Tie.

Nitty-gritty

Battery and biometric authentication

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus packs a 4,300mAh battery with support for 45W fast-charging (comes bundled with 25W charger) and two-way wireless charging while OnePlus 7 Pro offers a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Speed Warp fast-charging support.

Further, both phones offer an in-screen fingerprint sensor, with the Samsung flagship offering an ultrasonic scanner and OnePlus 7 Pro packing an optical reader.

Winner: You decide.

Pocket pinch

Pricing: The key factor

Pricing: The key factor

In India, the OnePlus 7 Pro starts at Rs. 48,999 for the 6GB/128GB model and goes upto Rs. 57,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant.

On the other hand, the Note 10 Plus starts at Rs. 79,999 for the base-end 12GB/256GB model. Notably, the price of the maxed-out 12GB/512GB variant is yet to be announced.

Our verdict

How things stack up?

There is no denying that the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a premium performer, thanks to its vivid display, top-of-the-line cameras, and flagship-grade performance. However, at a starting price of Rs. 80,000, it is not for everyone.

And if you can live without wireless charging, the OnePlus 7 Pro, with its spectacular display, respectable cameras, and top-notch performance is unbeatable.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro.

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