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OnePlus 5T (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21+

Side by side comparison between OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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OnePlus 5T (128GB)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

16
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
23PointsSamsung Galaxy S21+Compare OnePlus 5T X
Samsung Galaxy S21+
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4800
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21+

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

5T (128GB)8 Advantages OnePlus 5T (128GB)vsGalaxy S21+23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21+
+128GB (115GB available)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (104GB available)
+162 grams (5.67 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs200 grams (7 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7%
Thinner
vs7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+402 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
6.01"vs+6.7"11%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 16MP + 20MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP145%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/2.8" inchesvs+1/1.76" inches59%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3300 mAhvs+4800 mAh45%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
20Wvs+25W25%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Optic AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Model5T (128GB)Galaxy S21+
Other model namesOnePlus 5T (8GB RAM), One Plus 5T A5010Galaxy S21 Plus 5G SM-G996B/DS
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandOnePlusSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2017January, 2021
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75 x 156.1 millimeters (2.95 x 6.15 in)75.6 x 161.5 millimeters (2.98 x 6.36 in)
Weight162 grams (5.67 ounces)200 grams (7 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)OnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-G78 MP14
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Display typeOptic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.01" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps5000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 1900/2000/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 ()
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
16 megapixels
20MP widef/1.71/2.8"27mm1.0µmAFPDAF
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length20mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/3.24" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Slate Gray
- 2.5D glass screen
- Screen protector pre-applied
- Oxygen OS 4.7
- Dirac HD sound
- Dash Charge
- Sony IMX 398 back camera
- Sony IMX 371 front camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4800 mAh
Charger, watts20W (5V/4A) Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateOnePlus 5T (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.541W/kg (head) | 1.335W/kg (body)
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