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

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

OnePlus 6T vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Google Pixel 3 XL

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Display

Size

6.4 inches
6.2 inches
6.3 inches

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

85.77 %
83.68 %
83.12 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, 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, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

8GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

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

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3700 mAh
3500 mAh
3430 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1009 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 22 days (540 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
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
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

Second camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

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

Features

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
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

Front

16 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 inches (157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm)
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)

Weight

6.53 oz
6.67 oz
6.49 oz

185.0 g
189.0 g
184.0 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; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 629
$ 840
$ 899

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  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
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  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3700 mAh
  • OS Android 10
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Galaxy S9+
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    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
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    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
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    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
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  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
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