OnePlus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Which One Should You Buy?

Without any further a due, let’s get into the detailed comparison.

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No matter what scandal arises, Samsung’s Note series has its group of fans. However, OnePlus 6 is beginning to win the heart of Android users as well. If you need to choose between these phones and you are not sure what suits you best, we will help you decide with the comparison below.


Even though OnePlus 6 has one of the biggest screens measuring 6.28 inches, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wins this round with its 6.4-inches display. Another difference would be that Note 9 does not feature a small camera notch at its display’s top like the OnePlus, but both smartphones have a small bezel around the screen.

Both phones are equipped with an OLED display, OnePlus having a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels while Samsung Galaxy Note 9 one of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels.

Storage, RAM, and Processor

Both phones offer the user significant performance due to their Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. OnePlus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 come in two versions, the 6GB RAM, and the 8GB RAM while Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wins at storage allowing the user to expand it with a microSD from the main 128GB or 512GB one. OnePlus comes in three variants, 256GB, 128GB and 64GB.


OnePlus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are equipped with dual rear camera systems. Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s cameras are 12 megapixels, and they can adjust to the light. This phone’s camera has its tricks such as the flaw detection (detects eye blink, backlight issues, and image blur), and live focus which blurs the background of the picture.

Both smartphones offer 4K video recordings. The cameras OnePlus are 20 and 16 megapixels with the phone having its own magic powers such as Portrait Mode (available for front and rear cameras) and automatic photo enhancement.

Battery life

Obviously, we know the winner for this round, and it is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with its gigantic battery that indeed offers a longer battery life. OnePlus 6 has a 700mAh smaller battery than Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s 4,000mAh one. There has been no specific announcement regarding how long the battery of each phone would last, but Samsung says its device will give its user an all-day-long experience.


Another clear difference between these phones is OnePlus 6’s lack of a stylus which Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has its own digital stylus, the S Pen, stored in itself. Before Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was released at the end of August, the South Korean company’s team worked on improving the S Pen which now can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. Due to this improvement, the stylus can now be used for action within an app and opening them. You can customize what do you want to use S Pen’s button for, but for example, it can be used as a music starter/stopper, for moving a PowerPoint slide and even take pictures.


You were probably waiting for this part of the comparison as your budget is as important as the phone’s specifications. No matter how good a phone is, if you can’t stick with the budget than you can’t have it.

Now for the actual comparison, Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s price is almost double in comparison to OnePlus 6’ s $529. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts at $999.99 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage while the cheaper phone at the smaller price comes with less storage, 64GB. However, if you still want the OnePlus 6, for only an addition of $50 you will get the 8GB RAM version with 128GB storage.

If you still want more storage and more RAM, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes at the price of $1249.99 for the 512GB and 8GB version while for OnePlus 6’s 256GB of storage version you will need to pay $629.

In conclusion, after taking into consideration each phone’s specifications, your life, and budget, you can now make a decision based on the comparison above. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or OnePlus 6, the choice is yours. Make sure you choose wisely!

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  1. David September 3, 2018
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