Now we know that OnePlus 6’s tagline was “The Speed You Need” and quite correctly so, the phone delivers perfectly on that promise. The phone’s incredibly silky smooth UI, great display, a great camera for its price and breakthrough hardware have made the phone extremely desirable.
So much so that it would seem that many of the top flagships of the year have fallen quite behind like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Pixel 2, Huawei P20 Pro and Sony’s Xperia XZ 2. This becomes even more impressive once we realize that except for the Huawei, all these phones are powered by the same chipset of Snapdragon 845.
Apple’s iPhone X seems to be in a whole another class with its A11 Bionic chipset so it won’t be part of the discussion.
Note 9 vs OnePlus 6
Instead, we shall shift focus to the upcoming flagship smartphone called the Galaxy Note 9. This smartphone has been on the mind of everyone ever since the Galaxy S9 smartphone came out in February.
However, we must not get too ahead of ourselves as a benchmark for the Exynos version of the Galaxy Note 9 has revealed to us that the phone won’t offer a significant performance boost compared to the Galaxy S9. However, there will be the second version of the smartphone which will come with the Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Now you might be thinking that it still doesn’t’ matter because the S9 with its Snapdragon 845 chipset wasn’t able to beat the OnePlus 6 in terms of raw speed. Well then you are in for a surprise as the phone was recently spotted on benchmarking website and the results will shock you.
The Note 9 with its Snapdragon 845 SoC and model number leaked as SM-N960N had a geekbench score of 2474 and 9082 for single core and multicore respectively. The OnePlus 6, on the other hand, did not have a score that was far of the line. According to Geekbench the OnePlus 6 scored 2737 and 9064.
Now not much is actually known about the Note 9 but it has been clear for some time that the phone will be having only 6 GB of RAM and we say ‘only’ because the OnePlus 6 has gone and put in 8 GB of RAM inside it once again.
Samsung’s bloated software is quite famous for slowing down their devices but it would seem that this time around the company may have found a solution to balance the problem. The phone is also tipped to come with a tri-camera system and in that sense, this could be the first camera phone after the Huawei P20 Pro, which also had triple camera setup. We shall know more about the phone when it launches next month.
One should also not discount the great Pixel 3 XL phone which is slated for a release sometime in October.
Regardless of which one you pick, you may be interested to know that both Cashify is the exclusive exchange partner for both Samsung and OnePlus, allowing you to return your existing device for cash whenever you upgrade to either one!