There is little doubt over the fact that the OnePlus 6 is one of the most awaited smartphones of 2018. The ‘flagship killer’ for 2018 is expected to be launched in the next few weeks if we are to go by the chatter on the internet. This time around, the OnePlus 6 is expected to feature water resistance – a much sought after feature addition. Anyway, the aim of this article is to do a comparative analysis of the upcoming OnePlus 6 against two very capable flagship class handsets. The two handsets against which we will pit the OnePlus 6 today include the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – the current flagship offering from Samsung, and the Apple iPhone X – arguably the most powerful iPhone ever. Let us flag off this comparison by first talking about the price of each of these handsets. The OnePlus 6 is the only handset in this comparison that is yet to be officially launched. Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the iPhone X have been around for some time.
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X: Price in India
The OnePlus 6’s predecessor is the OnePlus 5T. In India, the OnePlus 5T is sold in two versions with the most expensive version of the handset topping out at Rs.37,999. While we would love to see the OnePlus 6 also to be priced similarly, with a host of feature additions, you can expect the price of the OnePlus 6 to go up slightly and perhaps even breach the Rs.40,000 mark for the first time ever.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is sold in two capacity versions in India. The cheaper 6GB RAM + 64GB version will set you back by Rs.64,900 while the top of the line 6GB RAM + 256GB version will make your wallets lighter by a cool Rs. 72,920.
As for the iPhone X, this handset will make even the Galaxy S9 Plus cheap. The price of the ‘entry-level’ iPhone X with 64GB of storage starts at Rs. 84,999. Then there is the top of the line 256GB version that will set you back by Rs. 99,999.
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X: Display, Design
The OnePlus 6 is likely to beat a close resemblance to the Oppo R15 owing to the fact that all previous OnePlus flagship handsets had a close resemblance to Oppo’s R-Series devices. The phone will feature a notch at the top of the display which incidentally is likely to be an Optic AMOLED panel. The display is likely to end up with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels – ending up with a PPI density score of 402.
The Galaxy S9 Plus, being a Samsung features a large 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution if 1440 x 2960 pixels. The display is in the 18.5:9 aspect ratio and has Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch resistance.The handset ends up with a PPI density score of 529. The S9 Plus boasts of an aluminium frame mated to toughened glass layers both at the front and the rear.
The iPhone X features an AMOLED display that measures 5.8-inches across. The highlight of the display is the large notch at the top. As for the resolution, the iPhone X boasts of a resolution of 1125 x 2346 pixels thereby ending up with a PPI density score of 458.
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X: Specifications, Hardware
At launch, the OnePlus 6 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is currently the most powerful SoC for Android devices. The phone could come in two versions; a base 6GB + 128GB version and a pricier 8GB + 256GB version. As for the camera, you can expect the OnePlus 6 to get a dual 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel setup at the rear and a 16-megapixel camera at the front.
The Galaxy S9 Plus sold in India uses the Exynos 9810 SoC that integrates an octa-core processor. The phone comes in two versions as highlighted earlier in this article. The camera on the S9 Plus consists of a primary 12-megapixel camera and a secondary 12-megapixel camera. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calls.
As for the iPhone X, it ships with the Apple A11 Bionic hexa-core 2.39GHz chip. You can rest assured that these chips are the best in the industry and most of the tasks you do on your phone will be smooth as butter.
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X: Conclusion
It is not easy to compare three different handsets from different price segments. In case you have loads of money lying around, and can easily afford the iPhone X, you can get yourselves one. However, Android fanboys can argue that the Galaxy S9 Plus is simply a better package overall. However, the OnePlus 6 might just be the one most of the people in India would choose if given a chance. What do you think?