OnePlus 6T (8GB RAM, 256GB)  Samsung Galaxy A9 (8GB RAM, 2018) 
OnePlus 6T Samsung Galaxy A9
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
N/A
27.2
Value for Money Score
N/A
43.1
Price N/A ₹ 29,000 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2018 Nov, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.41 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2220 pixels (~ 392 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Optic AMOLED, DCI-P3, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Lift Up Display Super AMOLED, Infinity Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #15 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 512
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 20MP + 16MP 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX519 Sensor; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; 1.22µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 20MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX376K Sensor; 1/2.8 Sensor Size"; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Slo-mo Video ([email protected]/60/240fps; [email protected]), Auto HDR, EIS, AI Scene Detection, Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, Time-Lapse, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting, RAW Image 24MP: F/1.7 Aperture; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (ultrawide), 10MP: F/2.4 Aperture; (telephoto); 2x Optical Zoom, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 16MP 24MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.0" Sensor Size, 1.0µm Pixel Size, HDR, EIS, Sony IMX371 Sensor, Portrait Mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Studio Lighting, Smile Capture, Face Retouching F/2.0 Aperture, HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.2 mmMedium 7.8 mmMedium
Weight 185 gmMedium 183 gmMedium
Width 74.8 mmOk for one-handed use 77.0 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh 3800 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 23.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W Dash Charge Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 19 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 59 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always-On-Display Off): upto 112 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Gestures & on-screen navigation; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dirac HD Sound; Dirac Power Sound NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely immaculate fit and finish - OnePlus’ design refinement has grown alongside the entire mobile industry to the point where it’s hard to now find flagship phones that don’t look like pieces of precision-engineered electronic jewellery
  • Pretty good ergonomics for a large phone (it is a large phone though, mind you, in line with the dimensions of the Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max)
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is good - and works well most of the time - though like other in-display readers, it's not quite as quick as separate fingerprint readers can be, and can sometimes be finicky - that's the trade-off you make when you buy into cutting edge of technology
  • Big, beautiful, stunning 'dewdrop' notch display
  • OnePlus’ Reading mode is still there and is as useful as ever - it turns the screen to a reading-optimized monochrome, and it can be assigned to activate when you’re in certain apps
  • Overall it's a bigger, brighter display than the OnePlus 6, and with a smaller notch
  • The implementation of Oxygen OS UI on the OnePlus 6T is a faultlessly smooth and pleasurable experience - OxygenOS adds genuinely good and desirable things without taking anything away from the core Android experience - and it is today arguably the best custom Android approach by any brand - and a lot of people might argue, even better than stock Android
  • OnePlus' gesture-based navigation system is intuitive, borrows from the iPhone, and is arguably better than the default gesture navigation system on Android Pie - of course, OnePlus also gives you the option to revert to the old trio of Android navigation buttons, if you so wish
  • In fact, thanks to things like OnePlus’ gesture navigation, a focus on smoothness, better app management and an built-in dark theme, Oxygen OS genuinely feels like an improved take on stock Android
  • Buttery smooth performance throughout with top-line hardware, as you would expect from a OnePlus - but the company has stepped up even further the level of polish to an impressive degree - it gives a sensation of both speed and comfort - the fluidity of the user experience here isn’t merely on par with the world’s most expensive smartphones, it surpasses many of them, thanks to good design decisions from OnePlus - there’s no unnecessary Bixby button here, none of the daft spam notifications you’d get from Oppo or Huawei, and no irksome theme stores that demand you create an account just to be able to modify your phone’s interface to your liking - using a OnePlus phone, for anyone who’s had to suffer the friction of dealing with other Android manufacturers’ software, is frankly liberating - speed at every turn, easy and flexible customization of both the interface and app icons, and precious little in the way of annoyances
  • The camera performance is improved a bit, with some software tweaks and optimizations, over the OnePlus 6 - and overall, it's still an excellent camera for far less than its competitors
  • Very strong battery life - the biggest OnePlus has yet put in any of its phones - the 6T lasts that extra bit more than the 6, nudging it from good to almost great battery life - the OnePlus 6T will make it through a day of intensive use without a problem
  • OnePlus's Dash Charging continues to be one of the fastest charging speed technologies on any phone - it goes from 10 to 100 percent in just 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Simply put, the OnePlus 6T is the most affordable, top-notch Android you can get - offering some amazing bang for your buck
  • It improves on its predecessor and pushes mobile innovation further with choices like a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Overall, it's 90% of the ultimate flagship phone for 60% of the price - and for most people that will be an excellent deal
  • Attractive taffy-inspired colors, and a premium glass design
  • Immaculate 6.3inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED display - it is super bright, very rich when it comes to colors, vibrant, and has a good contrast -Colors, whether natural or artificially enhanced, pop out – thus, laying out a dramatic and vivid picture - watching videos, reading text - everything is a pleasant experience
  • The display, being an AMOLED, also supports 'always-on' feature
  • Overall, this is one of the best displays you will get on a smartphone under Rs. 40k
  • Samsung Experience UI is a decent, polished Android UI
  • Solid mid-range performance with the Snapdragon 660 - which means that everything except high-end games runs butter smooth
  • This is the world's first mainstream phone to pack 4 cameras on the rear - the quad camera comprises a 24-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 sensor aimed at providing ample muscle power for night light shots, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor for 2x zoom, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor for a 120-degree field of view, and lastly a 5-megapixel sensor for sensing depth to render images with bokeh effects
  • Out of these, the wide-angle sensor is actually pretty good - and is a useful power tool to have to capture wide shots
  • The included set of in-ear style earphones are pretty good in terms of clarity and a good amount of isolation
  • The Galaxy A9’s solo speaker too seems very powerful and punchy (although there is not much bass)
  • Dolby Sound support
  • Very good battery life with a 3800mAh battery - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast charging support - takes 1 hour 25 minutes to go from 10% battery to 100% battery - it's not mind blowing, but it's good
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Still not fully waterproof (there is some water resistance but it's not IP certified)
  • That said though, there is still some way to go before OnePlus can have a camera that matches to the level of a Pixel 3 or a Galaxy Note 9 - and it is the camera, more than anything else, where you’ll experience the price delta between the OnePlus 6T and the pricier flagships above it
  • Like most flagships now, OnePlus too has made the transition to audio over the USB-C port - which means that if you want to use your existing 3.5mm jack headphones, you will need to use the (included) dongle, or buy separate USB-C or wireless headphones
  • The loudspeaker is a bit on the quiet side
  • No wireless charging support
  • Feel slightly hefty and using it would be a two-hand affair if you have small or medium-sized hands
  • The left side features a dedicated button for Bixby (Samsung's AI assistant), which still has a very limited use case
  • The fingerprint scanner on the back feels cramped and is not fast at all - further, the slow wake up animation don't åhelp the cause
  • The Face unlocking, too, misses the mark here with very slow performance and high dependency on a bright light source.
  • Like most custom UIs though, it has plenty of bloatware, and is not as simple and minimalistic as a stock Android interface
  • The issue though is that, at this price, other competitors come with flagship chipsets (Snapdragon 845) that leave the Galaxy A9 far behind - the Snapdragon 660 is now a more mid-range chipset, available at as low as Rs. 15k price ranges
  • You will see the difference mostly in games like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, and Mortal Kombat X
  • Overall though, the cameras are a complete let-down especially given all the hype - they are just ok - and you can certainly get better camera performance in this price bracket
  • Generally, the cameras tend to fall flat in terms of details, especially when the object is too close or too far
  • When there’s low light, the smartphone again struggles to capture details, especially when the object is moving, the saturation is overblown, and the smartphone often fails at retaining ample light in the image
  • Portrait mode shots are also not very impressive - edge detection is not the best in class
  • The front camera is average too
  • In the portrait mode on the front camera, the phone can struggle to detect edges cleanly - and there is an over-smoothening of images
  • Video recording is average too, and EIS only works upto Full HD resolution
  • If you are a multimedia/video centric consumer and a loyal Samsung fan, you may want to consider the Galaxy A9 (2018) because of it's good display and audio chops - but for all other users, you will find much better value elsewhere - in phones like the OnePlus 6T (much better performance, better cameras, stock-like Android), or the Pixel 2/XL (again better performance, much better cameras, and stock Android) - you can also look at much cheaper phones like the Poco F1 and get much better value
Expert Reviews
  1. An equally attractive option as its predecessor
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Feels much more reliable and future-proof than many higher-priced phones
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A hero phone without the sky-high price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 6T is yet another very good phone from OnePlus...but not the unequivocal winner it might have been
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Best value for money flagship
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The OnePlus 6T still feels like an excellent deal...it just isn't as exciting as we're used to
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The OnePlus 6T is a sensible choice...but OnePlus is no longer the only one playing the flagship killer game
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Sticks true to the OnePlus philosophy that has made the brand so successful the world over
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Offers the best bang for your buck out of any Android phone
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Don't buy a $1,000 phone - the OnePlus 6T has everything you want at half the price
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Offers incredible value: a flagship-like experience for a fraction of the cost
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The no bullshit best deal in smartphones
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  22. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  24. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  26. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  29. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  30. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. mirror.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  32. in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  34. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  35. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  36. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  37. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. If you are after taking nice pictures with your phone regardless of the number of cameras it has - well, there are better options out there
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Seriously, Samsung? Seriously?! Is this really the best you can come up to rival OnePlus, Pocophone, Honor and all the rest?
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Does not live up to the hype
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Samsung is trying to take on the OnePlus 6T, and that doesn't quite work out in its favour
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This might not be a heavily spec’d smartphone to beat the competition, but the four cameras and a great design still make it a worthy contender
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy A9 purely for photography purposes, caught up by the hype, we would suggest holding off
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A good attempt by Samsung to bring some new flavour to its mid-range line
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. alphr.com hands-on Read Review »
User Reviews N/A
  1. Flipkart4.3 67+ reviews »
  2. Amazon3.8 232+ reviews »
Official Website Official Website » Official Website »
Unofficial specs? N/A N/A
Compare: Camera 1
  • Compare: Camera 1
  • Individual Review 2
Compare: Camera

Samsung Galaxy A9 vs OnePlus 6T vs Poco F1 camera compar...

Mr. Phone

Top Pick

Individual Review

OnePlus 6T Review: New Design, Same Price!...

Marques Brownlee

Top Pick

Individual Review

Are 4 Rear Cameras Worth It? Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Revi...

C4ETech

Top Pick

Full Review

OnePlus 6T Review: New Design, Same Price!

Marques Brownlee

Full Review

Are 4 Rear Cameras Worth It? Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Review

C4ETech

Did you find phonecurry useful in your phone search? Drop us a testimonial, or Tell us how we can improve