OnePlus 6T vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Price, Specifications Comparison
Samsung has launched the Galaxy A9 (2018) in India with a quad rear camera setup. The new setup has telephoto, ultra-wide, and depth sensors, apart from the primary sensor. While the four rear cameras are certainly set to attract the masses, the Samsung phone also an 18.5:9 Infinity Display panel and a 3D Glass curved back to grab some eyeballs. The Galaxy A9 (2018) also has up to 8GB of RAM and comes preloaded with Bixby, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Health. Samsung has additionally provided an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Galaxy A9 (2018) enters the arena of under-Rs. 40,000 smartphones where the OnePlus 6T₹ 37,999 already stands as a strong contender. The OnePlus phone has all the trending features, including a waterdrop display notch and a glass build. Also, it comes as one of the first mainstream models with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India set for Rs. 36,990 for the 6GB RAM variant, while its 8GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 39,990. Both models come in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue color options. The handset will go on sale in the country through all online and offline channels starting November 28.
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The OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, comes with a price tag of Rs. 37,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is available at Rs. 41,999. You can also pick the OnePlus 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant at Rs. 45,999. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black, and Thunder Purple color options.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UX. The OnePlus 6T also has dual-SIM (Nano) support, but it runs OxygenOS based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The Galaxy A9 (2018) could also receive an update to Android Pie in the future.
On the display part, the Galaxy A9 (2018) features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display that has a Super AMOLED panel and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The OnePlus 6T, on the other side, has a 6.41-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ Optic AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop notch design.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The OnePlus 6T, in contrast, has a significantly more powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, but comes with the same 6GB and 8GB RAM options.
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For capturing images and recording videos, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 24-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.7 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and an f/2.4 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with a 120-degree lens supporting an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The primary sensor notably uses a pixel binning technique to combine four pixels into one. In comparison with the Samsung model, the OnePlus 6T a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 519 primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 1.2-micron pixel size, OIS, EIS; and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 1.0-micron pixel size.
Onboard sensors on the Galaxy A9 (2018) include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and an RGB light sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Announced||2018, October||2018, October|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, November||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November|
|Dimensions||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||185 g (6.53 oz)||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||– Samsung Pay|
|Type||Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.41 inches, 100.9 cm2 (~85.6% screen-to-body ratio)||6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)||1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|– Oxygen OS 9.0.5|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 512|
|Card slot||No||microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||256 GB, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM||128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM|
|Dual||16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, OIS, PDAF||24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide)|
|20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF||10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom; 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor|
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm||24 MP, f/2.0|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|– Dirac HD sound|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)||– ANT+|
|– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player||– Fast battery charging|
|– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player||– MP4/WMV/H.265 player|
|– Document viewer||– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player|
|– Photo/video editor||– Photo/video editor|
|– Document viewer|
|Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery|
|Colors||Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, Midnight Black||Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink|