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OnePlus 8 (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between OnePlus 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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OnePlus 8 (128GB)
6.55"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)Compare OnePlus 8 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? OnePlus 8 (128GB)

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!

8 (128GB)18 Advantages OnePlus 8 (128GB)vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core15%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.55"2%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 2MP173%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+4300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+30W100%
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.
vs15W
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+514 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Fluid AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Dual-LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
+23 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Model8 (128GB)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesOnePlus 8 5G (128GB + 8GB RAM)Galaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (6GB RAM), Samsung Crown
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
BrandOnePlusSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020August, 2018
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.9 x 160.2 millimeters (2.87 x 6.31 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)OnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650ARM Mali-G72 MP18
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Display typeFluid AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.55" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18
VoLTE

Europe model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46)

America model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)

India model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

China model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA

Europe model:
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 28, 78)

America model:
(Bands 2, 5, 41, 66, 71)

India model:
(Bands 78)

China model:
(Bands 41, 78, 79)
Not supported
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-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
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 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.213mmPDAF
2MP macrof/2.4
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, SBASA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow
- OxygenOS 10.0
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Warp Charge 30T (50% in 22min)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateOnePlus 8 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.381W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)
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