OnePlus 5T or Samsung Galaxy S9: which one would you get?

OnePlus 5T or Samsung Galaxy S9: which one would you get?
The Galaxy S9 has just been announced and it's a beautiful marvel of a smartphone. Shiny glass all around, an awesome new camera, Samsung's gorgeous AMOLED display curved at both ends... it definitely turns heads around. And it sports the latest-and-greatest in hardware, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 4 GB of RAM.

But we all know what's not great about it... that price. Unfortunately, it seems that we live in the post-$650 flagship price world, as both Sammy and Apple are pushing their price tiers up and others are following suit.

Well, with some exceptions. While small manufacturer OnePlus has been raising its prices over the years as well, its latest “flagship killer” — the OnePlus 5T — still sits at $559 — well below the S9's price tag. And it's not a device you'd smirk at either, with the Snapdragon 835 inside, a mind-boggling 8 GB of RAM, and a real pure Android experience, which solidifies an extremely snappy performance. Its camera is no slouch, too.

So, is spilling the extra $160 for a well-known brand worth it to you? Or are you increasingly considering going for a OnePlus this time around?

OnePlus 5T or Galaxy S9?

OnePlus 5T
Samsung Galaxy S9

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The S9 is much shorter, so that's my choice.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hate OnePlus 5T's forked Oxygen OS. I prefer real Android, so the S9 gets my vote. Not to mention the S9 has Gear VR and Daydream VR as well as a superior higher resolution display.

2. notfair

Posts: 753; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

neither!, please add that choice.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Just don't

4. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Oh my, is this pool a joke? i wont even look at the OP5T vs S8, S9 destroys it.

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The designed language that Samsung is using really resonates with me and the features they are including really makes the Android experience that much better. I never believed I would say this but the new SE (touch-wiz) is miles ahead of stock Android( and is getting better with every version) so much so That I have had no need to root or install stock launchers since the S6. That said I must give some credit to HTC that started this trend of light but feature rich interfaces on the M7 ( man I loved that phone if only HTC had just improved the camera and drop that 4 ultra pixel nonsense and slimed the chin and forehead-oh well).

19. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1134; Member since: Oct 05, 2011


6. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I selected S9 just because the 5T isn't available where i live...

7. Rager722 unregistered

S9 because micro SD and headphone jack.

8. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

none I only buy the latest technology

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Voted OP5T but neither for me.

10. kreemer

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

$160 is not a big enough difference. S9

12. Fred3

Posts: 559; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

If the OP5T was shorter and slimmer then maybe i would pick it

13. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I have Verizon so no real choice there.

14. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Those of us that have Verizon can't use the OnePlus anyway is what I meant to say.

15. Poptart2828

Posts: 421; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

One plus software is probably better optimized and more reliable. Still have nightmares thinking about all the trouble my S8 gave me in the 6 months I owned one. All software wise ugh

16. Furbal unregistered

S9, with carrier trade offers the price difference is negligible

17. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

I would pick OP5T. No doubt it is more fluid, fast and smooth device. smartphone cameras are not important to me since i own Canon 760D. I give more value to the freedom to unlock the bootloader and keeping your warranty at the same time.

18. wesley.

Posts: 216; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oneplus 5t doesn't have Samsung's S-Lag feature, so I'd rather have the 5t.

21. frequency

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

4gb ram or snapdragon 835? Too old school, I bought iPhone X and HUAWEI mate 10 porche last year. For this year, 5g network is coming. I'd rather wait to 2019 to get a phone compatible with the 5g.

22. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I prefer smaller devices, so the S9 gets my vote. Also the camera is better in the S9. Now if I was only interested in more frequent updates, the 5T would be my choice.

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