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OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Confrontation of two powerhouses

23 May 2019 5

The Chinese flagships killer smartphones manufacturer OnePlus new device is always a center of attention. This year OnePlus took to it to the next level by introducing two new flagship phones. The standard OnePlus 7 is bringing great features at affordable price tag whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro brings all the new goodies which make it $100 expensive than the predecessor. Despite having increased pricing the OnePlus 7 Pro is still a great buy with a number of luring features.

OnePlus 7 Pro can be dubbed as a true premium flagship phone instead of the flagship killer. The OnePlus 7 Pro is good enough to challenge the latest best from other OEMs. We already compared the OnePlus 7 Pro against a number of premium phones, today we will put it against Samsung's latest finest Galaxy S10 Plus. In terms of pricing, the Galaxy S10 Plus is significantly expensive but still, OnePlus 7 Pro competes well.

Today we will compare the latest OnePlus 7 Pro in a head-to-head confrontation against the Galaxy S10 Plus. This comparison will certainly help out buyers who are looking to grab any one of the aforementioned phones. We will enlist all the key differences and similarities between the two phones. Without any further ado, let's find out which beast is better in what aspects.

75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
6.67 inches - 3120x1440 px
74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8 mm
6.4 inches - 3040x1440 px
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Design

The OnePlus 7 and Galaxy S10 Plus are Undoubtedly one of the most striking phones in terms of design. Both have aluminum chassis with curved glass covering the front and rear side. Both have almost full front-facing displays with minimal bezels around the display. The Galaxy S10 Plus is the Samsung's first flagship phone with punch-hole at the top right corner for the dua selfie snappers. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a pop-up selfie snapper, it lacks any notch or punch-hole hinderance.

The Galaxy S10 Plus has triple cameras setup on the rear aligned horizontally in the center with LED flashlight and other sensors right next to it. It has an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro has triple cameras placed vertically in the center. The dual LED flashlight is right below the cameras setup. It features optical under-glass fingerprint scanner.

As far as the water and dust resistance is a concern, the Galaxy S10 Plus is an IP68 certified phone which means it can be submerged under 1.5 meters deep water for 30 minutes. The OnePlus 7 Pro lacks IP-ratings but it can bear water spills up to some extent. Due to glass rear both the phones are prone to damage in case of accidental drops.

The OnePlus 7 Pro measurements are 162.6 × 75.9 × 8.8 mm and weigh 206g whereas the Galaxy S10 Plus is slightly less wide, taller and slimmer at 157.6 × 74.1 × 7.8 mm. It weighs 175g. In terms of color options, the OnePlus 7 Pro can be grabbed in almond, nebula blue, and Mirror gray colors. The Galaxy S10 Plus is available in a wide range of colors including ceramic white, ceramic black, flamingo pink, prism blue, white and black. The Galaxy S10 Plus retains the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro relies on the USB-C port for connectivity and charging.

Display

The OnePlus 7 Pro is featuring a 6.67-inches Fluid AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 144 0 x 3120 pixels. The display pixels density is 516 pixels-per-inch. The Galaxy S10 Plus has slightly smaller 6.4-inches Dynamic AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels. The display pixels density is 526 pixels-per-inch.

Both the displays are produced by Samsung Display that's why the colors accuracy, contrast ratio, and the brightness level is equally good on both the panels. Both phones are HDR10+ certified. Last but not the least the difference in the refresh rate will play a role here, the OnePlus 7 Pro display has 90Hz refresh rate whereas the S10 Plus display is at 60Hz. Both the phones are top rated by DisplayMate with A+ ratings.

Hardware

Being the premium flagship phones both have the latest best hardware straight out of the box. The OnePlus 7 Pro has the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. The Galaxy S10 Plus US and Chinese bound variant has the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC whereas the global model has the Exynos 9820 SoC.

In term of storage and RAM, the OnePlus 7 Pro is available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB with 128GB storage, the standard model has 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. The top of the line model has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. All variants lack support for memory expansion via MicroSD.

The Galaxy S10 Plus is also available in three configurations. The base model has 8GB RAM with 128GB storage whereas the top-tier models have 12GB RAM with either 512GB or 1TB storage. It supports memory expansion via MicroSD.

Specs OnePlus 7 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Display 6.67-inches 6.4-inches
Screen resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
RAM 6GB,8GB,12GB 8GB,12GB
Storage 128GB,256GB Non-Expandable 128GB, 512GB, 1TB Expandable via MicroSD
Rear cameras 48MP+16MP+8MP 12MP+16MP+12MP
Front camera 16MP 10MP+8MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No Yes
IP68 No Yes
Battery 4,000mAh 4,100mAh
Software Android Pie with One UI skin Android Pie with Oxygen OS
Battery

The Galaxy S10 Plus lights are kept on by a 4,100mAh battery cell whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro has slightly smaller 4,000mAh battery. Overall both the phones have enough juice to last one day on medium to heavy usage. The higher refresh rate of OnePlus 7 Pro display will require more battery juice.

As far as the fast charging is a concern, the OnePlus 7 Pro is shipped with 30W Warp charge tech whereas the Galaxy S10 Plus is still relying on old Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Plus comes with wireless and reverse wireless charging support which gives it an edge over its competitor.

Camera

Both the phones have triple cameras setup on the rear side. The Galaxy S10 Plus primary snapper on the rear is a 12MP sensor with a variable aperture between f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. In stable lighting condition, the aperture is f/2.4 whereas in low-light conditions it automatically turns to f/1.5. The secondary snapper on the rear is 16MP ultra-wide angle module with f/2.2 aperture. Last but not the least the 12MP telephoto sensor comes with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 2x.

The OnePlus 7 Pro also has a very versatile cameras setup. The primary snapper on the rear is a 48MP lens with f/1.6 aperture. It has optical and electronic image stabilization. The secondary snapper on the rear is a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 117 degrees field of view. The third sensor on the rear is an 8MP telephoto module with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 3x. It has the 5x hybrid zoom and digital zoom up to 10x.

Up front the Galaxy S10 Plus has dual selfie snappers, the primary sensor is a 10MP lens with f/2.0 aperture. The secondary sensor is a depth-capturing 8MP sensor. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up selfie snapper of 16MP with f/2.0.

The DxoMark ratings give a pretty good idea regarding the camera's prowess. The OnePlus 7 Pro rear cameras achieved impressive 111 points whereas in selfie department it manages only 86 points. The Galaxy S10 Plus takes lead in the selfie race by achieving 96 points whereas an overall score of rear cameras is 109 points. Undoubtedly the cameras setup on both the phones is one of the key selling aspects of both the phones.

Software

As OS both the phones are pre-installed with Android Pie with different UI skin over it. The Galaxy S10 Plus is running on Samsung's latest One UI which is specially optimized for one hand usage. It brings tons of extra features over the stock version. The OnePlus 7 Pro is running on the Oxygen OS skin which is quite close to the vanilla version of Android OS.

As far as the updates are a concern OnePlus is known for their speedy updates to roll out whereas Samsung takes months before rolling new major version of Android OS. Both the phones will be getting major OS and security updates for the next couple of years.

Special goodies

Being the latest best from Samsung the Galaxy S10 Plus brings a number of special features. It is Samsung's first phone with reverse charging features which allow the user to recharge other Qi-enabled phones wirelessly. If you want to use your phone as a desktop, the Dex mode is quite handy. Other goodies include Gear VR, dedicate a button to access Bixby AI assistant and retains slot for 3.5mm headphone jack and MicroSD.

The OnePlus 7 Pro under-glass fingerprint scanner is much improved over the predecessor. The display refresh rate is 90Hz which is super fluid and smooth than most of the phones in the market. OnePlus flagships are tight on a budget that's why there aren't many special goodies on board.

Price

The OnePlus 7 Pro base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage can be purchased at $670. You will have to pay $30 more for the 8GB RAM model. Last but not the least the 12GB RAM model is expensive amongst all at $750. In the US the OnePlus 7 Pro is available from T-Mobile, official online store and number of retailers.

As expected the Galaxy S10 Plus is way more expensive than the OnePlus 7 Pro. The base model with 128GB storage starts at $1000 and if you are looking for a 1TB variant, you will have to pay $1600. It is widely available across the globe from all major carriers and retailers.

Conclusion:

Before going into details it is important to mention the difference in pricing will play a critical role here. The Galaxy S10 Plus is a better option in many aspects but are these goodies enough for you to spend $330 more or not?.

The Galaxy S10 Plus takes lead in the selfie camera, low-light capturing capabilities, long-lasting battery life, MicroSD slot, IP68 ratings, and wireless charging ability. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro is bringing more stylish design, better display with a 90Hz refresh. The second best rear cameras setup as per DxoMark rating, near stock Android OS and last but not the least better value for the money.

Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the OnePlus 7 Pro vs Galaxy S10 Plus in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.

(last update 23 October 2019 @ 21:03)

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OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Confrontation of two powerhouses
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SophieAddison
SophieAddison

As a flagship killer, it's correct to see OnePlus 7 Pro having three variants to choose from. Up to you, which flagship you wish to kill with which combination :D :D

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