OnePlus 6T vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Google Pixel 3 XL: Three-way specs comparison

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OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy S9 vs Pixel 3 XL: Specs comparison
OnePlus 6T has just been unveiled as the company's latest attempt at taking the Android scene by storm, and from the looks of it, it covers all the necessary requirements to do just that. The latest episode of the "never-settling" saga is not just another iterative mid-year release that slightly improves the hardware and slaps a new color option on the device, but a rather important release that overhauls the design and tries to bring in-displays fingerprint scanners to yet another large swath of users around the globe.

Being another aggressively-priced device that will most certainly end up on many people's wishlists for this holiday season, the OnePlus 6T will have to battle with devices like the Galaxy S9+ and the Pixel 3 XL for a place in consumers' pockets. All armed with rather similar top-end hardware, the final deciding factors will most certainly end up being both the pricing and the availability of each particular device.

Still, it's rather important to compare the hardware prowess of all three devices and see which one would net the most bang for the buck. Is it the OnePlus 6T... or not? Let's explore.

Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.3 inches
6.4 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

83.68 %
83.12 %
85.77 %

Features

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3430 mAh
3700 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Dash Charge

Talk time

35.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 
 

Music playback

102.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
 
20 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
16 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 inches (157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.67 oz (189.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 840
$ 899
$ 629

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