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

Display

Display size

6.4 inches
6.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2340 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

402 ppi
531 ppi
522 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

85.77 %
83.68 %
83.12 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, 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 megapixels
12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, 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
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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

Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 (185 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 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
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Hardware & Performance

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

8 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB
256 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3700 mAh
3500 mAh
3430 mAh

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
13 hours
 

LTE

 
15 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours
 

Music playback

 
102.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
20.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 629
$ 940
$ 999

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12 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 434; Member since: May 18, 2018

s9+ is better deal at cheaper price.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Does the S9+ have Android Pie yet? Oh? No? SO, then it's no bargain.

2. wabajak13

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

Comparing specs and then comparing price....the 6+ is a downright bargain. Shame about headphone jack, but I'll take that beautiful screen size and battery.

3. monkeyb

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

So this thing can be finally used on Verizon?

4. Ray.S

Posts: 440; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Yep, it supports the VZW network.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Just LTE, not CDMA.

10. monkeyb

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

They have CDMA band0,1 listed in their spec page.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It only supports LTE bands, per Verizon.

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Your specs are off for the OnePlud 6T. Wrong screen resolution and pixel density. Please get these things correct before you report.

8. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

S9+ protecc, S9+ attacc, but most importantly, S9+ has 3.5 mm headphone jack.

9. Chris_ABN

Posts: 183; Member since: May 16, 2018

S9 Plus is way better. Camera wise, design waise, audio wise, durability wise, and definitely the screen is better on the S9 Plus. The only draw back is it's still stuck on Oreo.

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Here you say the Screen-to-body ratio of the 6T is 87.21% then on the spec sheet you say its 85.77% So which one is it? @phoneArena @Ray.S

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