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OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10

With a plethora of smartphones available for varying budgets, choosing one that will suit your needs can become hectic. Earlier this year, OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung S10 were launched by the respective brands to compete in the flagship segment, and here we’re going to compare them over six parameters.

While Samsung’s Galaxy series devices had already made a mark in the global smartphone world, but OnePlus is relatively younger, and OnePlus 7 Pro marked its entry into the US market. Here we compare both the devices and help you in choosing the best one for you.

Design

Both the devices are beautifully crafted using metal and glass and look similar if we overlook the display hole on the Galaxy S10, which houses its front camera unit. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up camera that serves as the front camera for the device. Both devices have thin bezels with small chins below the display and a fantastic body to screen ratio, which is almost equal to each other. The OnePlus 7 Pro has an 88.4% body-to-screen ratio, while the Galaxy S10 has an 88% body-to-screen ratio.

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OnePlus 7 Pro was released in May 2019 at a starting price of INR 48,999

While the front side is similar, the backside of both devices is very different. The OP 7 Pro has a vertical triple camera setup. Galaxy S10 sports a horizontal triple camera setup. The bigger battery and display add to the weight of OnePlus 7 Pro, which is heavier at 206 grams than Galaxy S10 that weighs 157 grams.

Holding both devices in hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro looks more appealing than Galaxy S10 because of the cleaner display design with no notches and better camera layout, but you cannot go wrong with Galaxy S10 either.

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Display

The OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10 both have OLED panels manufactured by Samsung as well as QHD+ panels but also have some differences.

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Samsung Galaxy S10

The OnePlus 7 Pro offers a display of 6.67-inches (16.94 cm) with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and a resolution of 3120 x 1440. It is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 or 6. The company hasn’t disclosed the version of glass they are using on the phone. OnePlus calls its display as a Fluid AMOLED panel.

Measuring a little less than the 7 Pro, the Galaxy S10 has a display of 6.1-inches (15.49 cm) with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a resolution of 3040 x 1440, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Samsung calls the S10 display as Dynamic AMOLED display.

Both the displays are HDR10+ certified, but the aspect where the 7 Pro takes the lead is the refresh rate. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz refresh rate, while the S10 has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. This increased refresh rate on the OP 7 Pro makes the whole user experience on the phone smoother than its competition as the difference between a 90Hz, and a 60Hz panel is noticeable.

Cameras

The OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10, both house a triple-lens camera setup that is capable of capturing some good quality images. With every update that is rolled out to these devices, the camera has improved a bit.

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OnePlus 7 Pro

The 7 Pro sports a 48MP primary camera module with an 8MP telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 117° field of view. The Galaxy S10 has a 12MP telephoto lens, a 12MP wide lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 123° field of view.

The Galaxy S10 outperforms the OnePlus 7 Pro by a small margin in the camera department as it produces sharper, and more vibrant images. Both phones perform well in low-light shooting with their specialised camera modes built in the camera app.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Camera – Front and Rear

Performance

Powered by Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820, both phones are a beast in terms of performance. The 7 Pro has a Snapdragon 855 with options of 6,8 and 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. OnePlus’ current flagship is arguably the fastest Android phone present in the market right now.

Samsung Galaxy S10 is packed with different processors and which one you get to use entirely depends on the region of your residence. Samsung ships S10 with Snapdragon 855 in the US, South America, and China. In other parts of the world, S10 is powered by Exynos 9820. It comes with 8 GB RAM and options of 128 and 512 GB of storage with an expandable memory slot of 1 TB.

UI

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The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the S10

The OnePlus 7 Pro uses the OxygenOS, while the Galaxy S10 has the One UI. Both these skins run on top of Android 9 Pie. The OxygenOS is closer to stock Android and is faster and better than One UI. The One UI has improved over the years but still lacks the performance that OnePlus’s OxygenOS can deliver. OxygenOS is also a lot cleaner than One UI, which makes lighter as well. However, if you’re a Samsung loyalist, you’ll still find the One UI better.

Battery Life

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery and comes with 30W Warp Charge out-of-the-box, while the S10 comes with a 3,400mAh battery and 15W Quick Charge 2.0. The Warp Charge on the OP 7 Pro leaves the 15W Quick Charge way behind if compared.

OnePlus 7 Pro: From Flagship killer to simply flagship?The Galaxy S10 also has a 15W wireless charging option and a 9W reverse wireless charging feature, which the 7 Pro lacks. Both the devices provide good battery life and can last an entire working day.

Which one should you buy?

The OnePlus 7 Pro provides an absolute value for money, while the S10 provides you with features like wireless charging and a dedicated 3.5 mm headphone jack, you can not go wrong with any of these smartphones. They both offer everything one can ask in a smartphone.

The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669/ INR 48,999, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 starts at $899.99/ INR 66,900.

Samsung has been in the game for much longer than OnePlus and commands a market presence like no other in the smartphone universe. However, given the price to feature ratio, OnePlus 7 Pro unarguably comes out on top and may well be preferred over the Galaxy S10.

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Categories OnePlus 7 Pro Samsung Galaxy S10
Display 6.67 inches, Fluid AMOLED 3120 x 1440 ( 90 Hz ) Gorilla Glass 6.1 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 3040 x 1440 ( 60 Hz)
Gorilla Glass 6
Processor Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
RAM 6/8/12 GB 8 GB
Storage 128/256 GB; Non-expandable 128/512 GB; Expandable up to 1 TB
Camera-Rear 48MP- Sony IMX586, f/1.6,0.8um, OIS, EIS + 8MP- f/2.4,1.0um, 3x optical zoom, OIS, telephoto + 16MP- f/2.2, 117-degree, ultrawide 12MP- f/1.5-2.4, 1.4um, OIS, wide-angle, 26mm + 12MP- f/2.4, 1.0um, 2x optical zoom, OIS, 52mm, telephoto + 16MP- f/2.2, 12mm, 1.0um, ultrawide
Camera-Front 16MP- f/2.0, 1.0um, EIS, fixed focus 10MP- f/1.9, 26mm, 1.22um, wide-angle
Battery 4,000mAh 3,400mAh
Dimensions 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm ; 206 grams 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm ; 157 grams
Features LTE, NFC, BT 5.0, In-Display Fngerprint Scanner, Stereo Speakers LTE, NFC, BT 5.0, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, Stereo Speakers
Charging 30W Warp Charge 15W Quick Charge 2.0, 15W Wireless Charge, 9W Reverse Wireless Charge
OS Android 9 Pie ; OxygenOS Android 9 Pie ; One UI

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