OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

$600 VIEW ON AMAZON
$500 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
401 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
568 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.15 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 630

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

OnePlus Dash Charge
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Colors

Gold, Gray
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Screen Protector (pre-applied), Dash Charge Type-C Cable, Dash Charge Adapter, SIM Tray Ejector1x Quick Start Guide
 

MSRP

$ 399
$ 720
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