OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: edging it out

Recently, OnePlus launched its most ambitious smartphone yet — the OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s special on a few different levels — from the upgraded in-glass fingerprint scanner to the cool pop-out camera, all-screen front, and curved display. To top it off, its price still beats the competition by a long shot. But can it actually stand toe to toe with the popular flagships out there, or is it a bit too cheap to be good? Well… let’s pit it against Samsung’s all-powerful Galaxy S10+ and see how it fares!
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18 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 650; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

"But the S10+ has another non-fancy feature that you will actually appreciate — it has a headphone jack, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, which boldly does away with it." What's so bold and fancy about removing the headphone jack?

7. paul.k

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

The use of sarcasm is sometimes bold and fancy

2. 5URV1V0R

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Both are great phones, but you ignored 2 “functional pros” for the S10+: the wireless charging and the water/dust resistance.

11. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Oneplus 7 pro is more than enough resistant to water from individual tests on youtube. Just don't swim with it which you shouldn't do with the s10+ either since both are covered in water damage by the warranty. Also wireless charging is a novelty for most people. Its slow and I can tell from personal experience you won't miss it because of how fast dash charging is.

14. luke22

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

Quite agree that not everyone think about wireless charging, but I personally forget to bring my charger cord, and almost all of my friends have wireless charge media at their home. That's one of many points why I choose this phone for my wife.

3. KhaledChebat

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

"but if the phones were stress-tested side by side, the OnePlus 7 Pro would win out." I am a big fan of the OnePlus, but the statement would only be true if the display is set to 60Hz. Leave it at 90Hz and the SG10+ would have the edge.

4. kplayon

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

one plus 7 is great but too big and heavy for me.

5. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

On displaymate.com they list OnePlus 7 pro with a high nitness level ...High Brightness Mode (583 nits to 813 nits) in High Ambient Light. Here in this article on phonearena it's 400? ?

9. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

DM does not measure the brightness using whole screen. Just a white spot equivalent to 1% of the area. That is why they get more than 1000 nits for few Galaxies when no other site achieve. It normal situations oled cant get brighter than LCD.

6. chipguy23

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 23, 2017

Don't know if one is better than the other. Think it's more personal preference. I went with OnePlus because of two things mainly, high refresh rate and not having a notch. Can't stand when reviewers downplay the significance of that 90fps. It makes a massive difference in the perceived speed and fluidity of the phone. Use the 7 pro then try going to the s10+. It's nearly unbearable.

8. paul.k

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Unbearable is a strong word. I did that transition and I lived

10. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

There are other phones (mostly LCD with 120Hz or more) and nobody bother to inform people. Non-gaming phones. So why drooling on OP that has only 90?

12. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Because no other gaming phone had quad hd and amoled screen coupled with that 90 fps. Also most other gaming phones have bad software.

13. 7thlvl

Posts: 53; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

Yes the OnePlus 7 Pro is great. Notches and holes are not acceptable. Keep them off my smart phones.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2376; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The brightness of one plus 7pro utter crap not even in par with mid range OLED weird?.

16. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The OnePlus 7 Pro is hust too freakin' huge and heavy. It is actually 10% heavier and 2mm taller than the 5000 mAh Asus Zenfone 6. Making huge phones is easy - more cooling, larger battery - but it is detrimental to the customer. Now consider the S10+ which has a larger battery and more hardware features in a much smaller and ligher package. There is simply no contest.

17. Prxkah

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2019

The Galaxy has Samsung pay also which is hard to give up on after been using it for years :/

18. willk

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I had a Note 9 previous to getting the One. I am on JOD with Tmobile and thought I would do it until the Note 10 came out but i like the One so much I'm not sure. I miss Samsung Pay but the One is so fast and fluid. The battery last about 30% longer than the Note 9. I like having the extra wide angle lens and the 3x optical zoom. I can use a slider button to silence the phone. Double press the power button and the camera pops up. It is large and heavy but well balanced for me. I use the case that came with phone and it really has a lot of stickiness to it so I can use it one handed without it slipping out of my hand.
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