Buy the Best: OnePlus 8 Pro Vs Galaxy S20 Plus

One plus8 Pro and Samsung  Galaxy S20 Plus are two of the biggest flagships in 2020 and actually have quite a lot in common so we are going to be comparing these two phones. If you are unsure about which one to buy. In this post, you will be able to make a decision. We’ve got these huge screens and the Samsung S20 Plus has a 6.78-inch screen and the OnePlus  8 Pro has a 6.78-inch screen. Samsung has the punch hole cut out in the center and the OnePlus 8 Pro has the punch hole cut out on the top left.

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a matte finish on the other hand we have a glossy finish to the back of the S 20 Plus so it picks up fingerprints easier. Both have their pros and cons well the OnePlus matte finish might look a little better especially the glacial green variant. The S 20 Plus offers Gorilla Glass 6 for protection compared to OnePlus’s Gorilla Glass 5. The S 20 plus also happens to be the more compact phone it’s even lighter and slimmer but both are large phones and neither is comfortable for single-handed use.

Key Specification

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 / Samsung Exynos 990
Display6.78 inches6.7 inches
Memory8 GB12 GB
Fingerprint Sensor OpticalUltrasonic


Design

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
Dimensions165.3H x 74.3W x 8.5T mm161.9H  x 73.7W  x 7.8T mm
Weight199 grams (7.02 ounces)186 grams (6.56 ounces)
Screen Size6.78-inch AMOLED6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED
ColorsGlacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, Onyx BlackCosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
MaterialsBack: Gorilla GlassBack: Gorilla Glass

Design-wise both phones are very similar both are quad HD 120 Hertz screens and both look incredible. Samsung is actually known for its great screens but in this case, the OnePlus just looks great. The colors seem punchier it goes a little bit brighter and impressive screen. Another advantage from the OnePlus is it actually does 120 Hertz Quad HD whereas with the Samsung you do have to choose between 60 Hertz Quad HD or 120 Hertz normal HD. Running both of them as 120 Hertz Quad HD could run down your battery life quite a bit.

Performance

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
ProcessorOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
GPUAdreno 650Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
RAM8GB, 12GB12GB
Internal storage128GB/256GB; 128GB/512GB;
Storage expansionNon Expandable1 TB (Expandable)
OSAndroid 10, OxygenOS 10.0Android 10, One UI 2

The differentiating factor here is the GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 on the OnePlus 8 Pro is stronger than the Exynos MalliG77. We can see that in PubG itself where at HD detail the OnePlus improves supports the extreme framerate option well the S20 plus can only go up to ultra.

Camera

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
Rear48 MP + 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP
Front16MP10MP
Video recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Both phones have four rear cameras the primary on the s20 plus is 12 megapixels with an optically stabilized F 1.8 lens. On the 8 Pro, we get a 48 megapixel Sony IMX689 again with an optically stabilized depth 1.8 lens.

They do differ in their approach to the cameras on the back. Samsung actually has the camera module here on the corner of the phone whereas the OnePlus goes for putting the camera module in the middle of the phone. The OnePlus 8 pro is already slightly thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus but then the huge camera module actually makes it even thicker.

Cameras on the back are working at Quad camera setup. Both of them doing it slightly differently. Looking at these first shots using the wide-angle cameras on both phones you start seeing there’s not a huge amount of difference at least in the processing. OnePlus goes for a more contrast you look whereas Samsung goes for a flattering look. The S20 plus also adds slightly more saturation. The wide-angle camera on the OnePlus seems slightly sharper.

Multimedia

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
Headphone jackNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes

We have dual stereo speakers on both phones. The S20 Plus stereo effect is little better it also has an advantage with USB technology USB 3.0 compared to USB 3.1 on the OnePlus.

Battery Life

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
Capacity4510 mAh4500 mAh
TypeLithiumLithium

Moving on to battery the similarities again continue 4500 mah of the S20 Plus 4510 on the 8 Pro so similar battery capacity, size, displays, technology, resolutions and refresh rates this means the battery life boils down to software optimization and they are pretty evenly matched here too.

Connectivity

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+
SIMGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5GGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Bluetooth5.15.0
WifiWi-Fi 802.11, ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMOWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, GyroscopeLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Which is better!

  1. The S20 Plus comes with Exynos 9 chip which theoretically is not as powerful as the snapdragon 865 on the 8 Pro but with day-to-day tasks neither phone has a performance issue.
  2. The memory front we have 8 Gigabyte of RAM coupled with 128 Gigabyte of UFS 3.0 storage on both phones however with the OnePlus pro we have a higher 12/256 option that and the stronger GPU gives the OnePlus 8 pro an edge with specs.
  3. There’s 5G connectivity on the OnePlus 8 Pro the S20 Plus does not have that it is not a big deal at the moment but it is at least on paper an advantage.
  4. The OnePlus 8 Pro starts at $900 well the S20 plus is priced 300 dollars higher at $1,200.
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