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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.