The new Samsung Galaxy S series is here. The three models are characterized by first-class specifications and a beautiful new design. It goes without saying that you compare the latest with the best in the segment. So here’s a comparison between the Galaxy S21 Plus and the OnePlus 8T to see which one makes your money. Let’s dive right in!
Galaxy S21 Plus versus OnePlus 8T: Technical data
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus||OnePlus 8T|
|display||6.7 “Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X
2400 x 1080 pixels
120Hz refresh rate
Gorilla glass 7
|6.55 “liquid AMOLED
2400 x 1080
120Hz refresh rate
Gorilla glass 5
|processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 /
Samsung Exynos 2100
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|R.A.M.||8 GB||8 GB / 12 GB|
|warehouse||128 GB / 256 GB||128 GB / 256 GB|
12MP primary (f / 1.8, OIS)
12 MP ultra wide (1: 2.2, 120 °)
64MP Tele (f / 2.0, OIS)
3x hybrid optical zoom
48MP primary (f / 1.7, OIS)
16 MP ultra wide (1: 2.2, 123 °)
|4K at 30/60 FPS
8K at 30 FPS
FHD at 30/60/120 FPS
Slo-mo HD at 960 FPS
|4K video at 30/60 fps
1080p video at 30/60 fps
Slo-mo 1080p at 240 fps
|battery||4,800 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|IP rating||IP68||– –|
|Weight||202 grams||188 grams|
|Dimensions||161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm||160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm|
Design and display
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 394 PPI. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate and should achieve a peak brightness of up to 1300 nits. The display is protected by the Gorilla glass 7. It measures 161.4 × 75.6 × 7.8 mm and is heavier than the OnePlus 8T at 202 grams.
The OnePlus 8T rocks a glass front and back that is burned into an aluminum frame on the sides. As with the Galaxy S21 Plus, you also get a flat screen here. In my opinion, this improves the user experience because there is no side glare when looking at the screen and it is less prone to shock if you drop the phone.
The device itself is not bulky when weighing 188 gramsand it’s easy to hold. The OnePlus 8T is equipped with a 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display With Full HD + resolution. It also increases the refresh rate – 120Hz from 90Hz – and the touch sampling rate has been increased from 180Hz to 240Hz on the latest device. The display is also HDR10 + certified. It’s a sharp and vivid screen.
Hardware and battery
The Plus model of the new Galaxy flagship is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC Qualcomm Kryo 680 the allows peak frequencies of up to 2.84 GHz. It’s paired with Adreno 660 GPU This delivers up to 35% faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation. The smartphone comes with me 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage options. Next it packs a 4,800mAh battery.
The Galaxy S21 is powered by the latest chipset.
The OnePlus 8T is powered from last year Snapdragon 865 SoCThis corresponds to the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8. The Qualcomm chip is ticking next to it 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage on board. It also comes in a 256 GB version. In my use, I have never experienced a lag or stutter in the UI or when opening and closing an app. In addition, the stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos only enhance the experience.
OnePlus 8T (picture only
In addition, the phone has 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC. It packs up 4,500mAh battery This supports 65 W fast charging and charges the battery to 15% in 17 minutes and 85% in 28 minutes. It charges to 100% within 40 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a triple rear camera 12 MP primary (1: 1.8, OIS) + 12 MP ultra-wide (1: 2.2, 120 °) + 64 MP telephoto (1: 2.0, OIS) Lens that supports 3x hybrid optical zoom. The latest Samsung smartphone can record 4K at 30/60 FPS, 8K at 30 FPS, FHD at 30/60/120 FPS and Slo-mo HD at 960 FPS. There is a on the front 10MP selfie shooter.
The OnePlus 8T has a quad rear camera. There is a 48MP Sony IMX586 optically stabilized sensor that is a bit old. It’s the same sensor used in both the OnePlus 7 series and the OnePlus Nord. In addition, the smartphone comes with a 16MP ultra wide angle shooter that has a 123 degree field of view, a 5MP macro camera and 2MP monochrome sensor. There is also one 16MP selfie shooter. In bright daylight, the OnePlus 8T takes detailed pictures, with HDR implemented very well. When switching to the ultra-wide camera, the details are fewer but not drastically different.
More cameras don’t mean better quality.
Galaxy S21 Plus versus OnePlus 8T: verdict
Going back to my OnePlus 8T review, I wrote: “With a great display, amazing performance, long-lasting battery life with 65 W fast-charging capabilities, and a fast user interface, the OnePlus 8T is an easy recommendation.” In contrast, the Galaxy S21 seems one too excellent choice to be! With a new camera setup, top notch performance, and a great display, the Galaxy S21 Plus is also a recommended phone. It depends what you prefer – OxygenOS or One UI.
I’ve been in the tech industry since 2014 when I created my first blog. I worked with Digit, one of the largest tech publications in India. I am now working as a news editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to write about cutting-edge technology. You can contact me at [email protected]