If OnePlus 6T offers everything that you could hope for in a flagship device at an unbeatable price, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first manifestation of Samsung’s strategy to introduce new technologies to mid-range smartphones before bringing them to the flagship models. Although, both the smartphones have been released only recently, they have garnered positive reviews so far. In some ways, the phones are fundamentally different and in case you are confused between the two, we have broken down the different aspects of the two handsets to make it easier for you.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Build, Display
The OnePlus 6T sports a huge 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. There is also a small teardrop-shaped notch at the top and the phone offers a screen to body ratio of 86 percent. There is also a fingerprint scanner beneath the screen. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A9 flaunts a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ screen with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 ratio and a screen to body ratio of 80.5 percent, courtesy of the slightly bigger bezels and the missing notch. If notches are not your thing, you might want to go for the Galaxy A9 here, but if you want more screen estate and the futuristic In-display fingerprint scanner catches your eyes, then you will be better off with the OnePlus 6T.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Hardware, Performance
Since OnePlus 6T is a flagship phone, and the Galaxy A9 is a midranger, the former expectedly has better innards and because of that, and it should theoretically be able to deliver a better performance. The OnePlus 6T is fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, flanked by up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal memory. Comparatively, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is underpinned by the Snapdragon 660 chipset and accompanied by up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard memory.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Software
The OnePlus 6T runs the latest the latest version of its OxygenOS on top of Android Pie 9.0 Pie. This means you can enjoy adaptive battery support and gesture-based navigation, among other things. On the other hand, the Galaxy A9 runs Android Oreo overlaid with its own software and also comes with the company’s Bixby assistant. Needless to say, the OnePlus 6T is a better pick here.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Camera
What the Samsung Galaxy S9 lacks in other departments, it makes up for all that by putting four camera sensors on the back, making it the first smartphone in the world to feature a quad-camera system (24MP + 8MP + 10MP + 5MP). The camera system is supplemented by the Flaw Detection and Scene Optimizer features that can further improve the camera experience. There is a 24MP camera on the front with face unlocking capabilities.
Comparatively, the OnePlus 6T has a dual rear camera system (16MP + 20MP) and a 16MP camera on the front. Despite being treated to some software enhancements, such as a Night mode, the OnePlus 6T camera has nothing on the Galaxy A9’s camera.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Battery Life
The battery capacities of the two phones are pretty similar, with the Samsung Galaxy A9 featuring a 3,800mAh battery, and the OnePlus 6T packing in a 3,700mAh battery. However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy A9, the OnePlus 6T doesn’t have the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs OnePlus 6T Conclusion
The base variant of the Samsung Galaxy A9 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory has been pitched at INR 36,990, while for the model with 8GB of RAM you will have to cough up INR 39,990. Comparatively, the 6GB/128GB variant of the OnePlus 6T is priced at around INR 40,000, the 8GB/128GB model costs INR 42,000, and the maxed out variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory is pitched at nearly INR 46,000.
As for which phone you should go for, it is largely about your priorities. If you want high performance and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but you are ready to settle for a mediocre camera system, you can go for the OnePlus 6T. On the other hand, if good camera specs are your priority, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy A9.
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