OnePlus 8 UW vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

88.65 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1100 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Kryo 585
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

OnePlus Warp Charge
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

48 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

16 MP (EIS, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Onyx black, Polar silver
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

Carrier locked:

Yes

5G:

n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

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

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Dual-band positioning, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official OnePl​us 8 UW User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Pre-Installed SIM Card, Warp Charge Power Adapter, Warp Charge Type-C Cable, Type-C Bullets Earphones, Screen Protector (pre-applied), SIM Tray Ejector, Quick Reference Guide, Important Consumer Safety Information
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 14, 2021
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