The flagship killer vs the flagship: would you buy OnePlus 7 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+?

The flagship killer vs the flagship: would you buy OnePlus 7 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+?
It was only five years ago when up-and-comer smartphone maker OnePlus launched its very first phone — the OnePlus One. From the get-go, the company wanted to make a name for itself for making no-nonsense phones that delivered flagship specs and performance at half the price. The One was priced at $300 in a time when average flagship price was $600-$650!

Well, fast forward to today and OnePlus’ phones have grown a bit pricier. The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $670 for 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM, and tops off at $750 for a 256 GB / 12 GB combo. But you know what? That’s still not bad… especially considering the crazy price climbing other manufacturers have been doing over the past couple of years. The recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1100 (256 GB / 12 GB RAM).

And the OnePlus 7 Pro is not holding back either. Not only is it a beautifully-made phone with the contemporary glass-and-metal body, a huge, curved display, and top-tier specs, it also has absolutely no notch or cutout — it features a mechanical pop-out selfie camera. That’s something that not many manufacturers have dared experimenting with. To top it off, the 7 Pro’s screen supports a 90 Hz refresh rate for super-smooth, buttery animations. That’s only seen on a couple other gaming phones thus far.

But that’s not to say that Samsung isn’t throwing heavy punches as well. The Note 10+ packs a new ToF Camera for great accuracy when using AR apps, an awesome top-class triple camera, its proprietary S Pen stylus, and integration with Microsoft apps and Windows PCs, which makes it a part of an ecosystem instead of a standalone device.

So, which of these would you buy? The cheaper OnePlus 7 Pro that still has its own style and unique features, or the hard-hitting Note 10+, which comes with everything that Samsung could fit into a phone (holding off on the headphone jack jokes here!).

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Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh
7 Pro
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(34h talk time)

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63 Comments

1. Knownhost

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

When you grow accustomed to having the s pen, no other phone will suffice.

38. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Really? I got several friends and colleagues who used to use notes now they all switched to pixel

59. cosmo100292

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 01, 2019

Im doing the opposite currently. Ive owned the 2xl and 3xl and although having the latest OS and an amazing camera is awesome, having a phone that can barely do 3 hours of screen time and crashes while trying to run more than 3 apps is pretty awful. Im hoping the massive memory/battery bump solve my current issues but of course switching to Samsung has its own issues. Mainly, getting Android Q any time this year... I ended up getting a smoking deal on my Note plus (300 bucks out the door) so im figuring if i end up hating the note by the holidays the p4XL will be on sale and i can sell the note for whatever google wants at that time.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd miss the S-Pen, but no way I'm buying the compromises the Note 10 has. Hole in the display and no headphone jack equals no sale. I'll keep my Note 9,and if I need to buy, I'll look seriously at the OP7 Pro. It's a better solution.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Note 10+ of course, but I prefer the notch-less screen of the 1+7pro compared to the punch hole.

32. Mike88

Posts: 400; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

iPhone 11 - the ultimate smartphone

36. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Where is the thumbs down when you need one . Although I know you said this jokingly.

45. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I miss the thumbs down & downvote options.

41. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, you mean the i11 that will be just like the i10's. Note 10+ is best of the year, again.

54. Ublome

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

For people who only use their phone for phone calls and animojis

3. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Can't walt to get my Note 10+ so I can do a head to head test with my friends' OP7 Pro & base which is better off of real life use vs the people clicking it for no reason.

6. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

really? there is no comparison. Samsung has a heavy interface while the OP7 is like google or iphone, no bloat, no nonsense. but please compare it to your friend's and write back your thoughts. thanks

7. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...the OP7 is like google or iphone..." What's that mean? Plain? Boring? Lacking features right out the box & have to wait 2 or 3 years to get what already comes out the box with Samsung phones? I need you to elaborate since you say there's no comparison. "...no bloat, no nonsense" Expound on 'bloat' & 'nonsense'. Please try to make valid points vs just saying what everyone else does.

21. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

"Lacking features right out the box & have to wait 2 or 3 years" This dude has clearly never used Oxygen OS. It ain't lacking anything, "Expound on 'bloat' & 'nonsense'" Bloatware is having My Galaxy, Samsung Members, Galaxy Store preinstalled. They give ya separate apps for calendar, music, email etc

30. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"This dude has clearly never used Oxygen OS. It ain't lacking anything." I'll agree to this in yesterday's too the OP7 Pro. That was also a rebuttal to iOS which he also mentioned. "Bloatware is having My Galaxy, Samsung Members, Galaxy Store preinstalled. They give ya separate apps for calendar, music, email etc now don't come up with sAmSuNg cAlEnDar/mUsIc iS bEtTeR tHaN oThErS" All options. Sure, if you're like me & don't use Members & My Galaxy, they're pointless to have on the device, but just like there's those of us that don't use them there're others that do; and I'm sure the same stands for the email, calendar and music apps. The Galaxy store has apps that the Play Store does not. Also, if anyone doesn't like them $#¡ť$, they can simply disable them.

35. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I never said no one uses them, but things shouldn't come pre installed, that's what makes them bloatware. I'm sure people who don't want them are much more in numbers vs those who want them. If you want them just download from the play store.

39. Orion78

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Lol and Sammy fanboys would say but but features....

46. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Soooooo........you're saying you want a phone without features?

64. Locoman_

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2019

The poster is saying they'd like app choices, rather than having the apps assigned to them without any choice and no ability to remove them.

4. MihaiRO

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

That hole into the screen at Samsung looks horrible!

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1062; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll take that over an iPhone huge forehead of a notch

22. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Apple lives rentfree inside this kid's head.

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

2019 bandwagon comment of the year runner up behind "no headphone jack, no buy".

15. Orion78

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Exactly! Such an eyesore.

9. Guseinguliev

Posts: 115; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

I think there are no competitors in the note series.

10. Nionx

Posts: 203; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

OnePlus7. I have one.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Note 10+ all the way.

12. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Note 10 plus. I'll be putting my 7 pro up for sale when my note preorder arrives. Once the 7t pro 5g is released, I may end up switching back.

43. Buttfrags

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

You have a lot of money to waste on upgrading to the phones a bit better and newer than the last one

47. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Waste according to who?

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