OnePlus finally revealed its first new smartphones for 2020 — the OnePlus 8 series.

One of them is the OnePlus 8. It features a couple of significant upgrades over its predecessors. From the display, camera, and charging technology. It comes with a couple of things that OnePlus fans have been requesting for a long time.

OnePlus is know for its bang-for-the-buck smartphones. But, is it still the case?


Today, we’ll be comparing it with one of the most popular flagships today to see how the new OnePlus 8 holds up. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S20.

We will see how different the two are from each other, and we’ll ultimately let you decide which of them can offer the best value for your money. Our OnePlus 8 versus Samsung Galaxy S20 specifications and features comparison starts now.

OnePlus 8Samsung Galaxy S20
Operating SystemAndroid 10
OxygenOS 10
Android 10
Samsung One UI 2.0
Dual standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED FHD+
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
240Hz touch sampling
Corning Gorilla Glass
6.2-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED
3040 x 1440 pixel resolution
HDR 10+
120Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Processor2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core2.7GHz Exynos 990 octa-core processor (international)
2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor (US)
GPUAdreno 650Mali-G77 MP11 (international)
Adreno 650 (US)
UFS 3.0
UFS 3.0
expandable up to 1TB via microSD
Front camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (Sony IMX586, OIS, f/1.8)
16-megapixel (f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro)
dual-LED flash
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12-megapixel (f/1.8, OIS)
12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
64-megapixel (30x hybrid zoom, OIS)
ToF depth sensor
8K video recording
LED flash
AudioNo headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No headphone jack
Dolby Atmos
AKG stereo speakers
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-band GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, SBAS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
USB Type-C
Othersn/aIP68 water and dust resistant
Wireless PowerShare
Dimensions160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0mm151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm
ColorsGlacial Green
Interstellar Glow
Onyx Black
Cloud Pink
Cosmic Gray
Warp Charge 30T fast charging
25W wired fast charging
Fast wireless charging 2.0
Price8GB/128GB: USD699 (~Php35,400)
12GB/256GB: USD799 (~Php40,400)

So, which between the OnePlus 8 and Samsung Galaxy S20 is worth your money? Well, the obvious answer is the OnePlus 8.

As you can see, it has a cheaper price tag, while keeping some of the key features that people are looking for in a flagship device.


In fact, if performance if your top priority, you should go with the OnePlus 8 even if you have the money for a Galaxy S20 — unless you’re living in the United States.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is proven to be better than the Exynos 990. In fact, Exynos processors have been lagging behind the competition in the last few years.


The OnePlus 8 also has a marginally bigger 4,300mAh battery with faster 30W Warp Charge 30T support. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 settles for 4,000mAh battery and slower 25W fast charging.



But if you want something really flashy, the Samsung Galaxy S20 gives better high-end experience than the OnePlus 8.

For one, it has a sharper 6.2-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen with a smoother 120Hz refresh rate.


The Galaxy S20 also has a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with 8K video recording. In addition, we expect its 12-megapixel primary and ultra-wide cameras to take better images than those of the OnePlus 8.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has other extra features that the latter lacks. There’s the wireless charging and reverse wireless charging support and IP68 durability rating for water and dust resistance.


It will now be up to you if those extra features are worth the price premium for the Samsung Galaxy S20. You can learn more about it in our hands-on review.

But if performance is what you’re after, the OnePlus 8 already has a high-end processor, smooth screen, and fast charging to suffice your needs at a lower asking price.

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