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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) vs OnePlus 5 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs OnePlus 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare OnePlus 5 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
OnePlus 5 (128GB)
5.5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)

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!

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)vs5 (128GB)9 Advantages OnePlus 5 (128GB)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+531 PPI32%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+6.2"13%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2.55" inches10%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.8" inches
+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.7 (aperture)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)125%
More internal storage for applications and files
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+153 grams (5.36 ounces)24%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.25 millimeters (0.29 inches)17%
Thinner
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 20MP48%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
15Wvs+20W33%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

33 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
Super AMOLED / Optic AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
+26 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)5 (128GB)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)OnePlus 5 A5000 8GB RAM, One Plus 5
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)CanadaUSA(Europe)Hong KongIndiaTaiwan
(Global, International), Canada, USA, (Europe), Hong Kong, India, Taiwan
BrandSamsungOnePlus
Release dateFebruary, 2018June, 2017
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.25 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)74.1 x 154.2 millimeters (2.92 x 6.07 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)153 grams (5.36 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDOptic AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~73% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot 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-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
16 megapixels
20MP standardf/2.636mm1/2.8"1.0µm1.6x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens20mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (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
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Slate Gray, Soft Gold
- LED notification (RGB)
- Oxygen OS 4.5.8
- 2.5D curved glass
- Dirac HD sound
- Dash Charge
- Sony IMX 398 back camera
- Sony IMX 371 front camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
20W (5V/4A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)OnePlus 5 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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