Samsung Galaxy s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


Samsung Galaxy s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?



Samsung has announced its beast, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This phone is really a class of its own. It has an amazing design, a powerful battery, and excellent charging capabilities. All these fabulous features and more in one ultimate smartphone.

But wait a second! There is another amazing smartphone which can keep up with the Samsung's beast and that is OnePlus 8 Pro. This smartphone comes with a pretty good feature. One of these features 120Hz rate which makes your use quite perfect. In this article, we will make a compression between Samsung Galaxy s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro to see which one the king is.

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?

Design & Display.


 OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are pretty stunning. The identifying color of this generation of OnePlus is green. OnePlus 8 Pro has a matte satin finish and the back shell is made of glass. The profile is also in satin-finished metal and recalls the same color as the rear glass. It is a finish similar to that seen on some other top of the 2019/2020 range and that we appreciate it very much. It is pleasant to the touch and retains very little fingerprints.

In the hand, the feeling of quality is equal if not superior to many recent top of the range. The physical buttons have an excellent click response and the rear camera, although protruding, is at least centered and this greatly reduces the annoyances when using it on a plane. The smartphone is not compact but still has ergonomic shapes that do not make everyday use complicated.

In addition, OnePlus 8 Pro is also waterproof according to the IP68 standard, making it the top-of-the-range smartphone that many were waiting for. At least on this front. With its 199 grams and then lighter than its predecessor.

 On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G also shares the same material structure and properties as the other products of the Galaxy S20 family. Glass and metal combination comes with the design. The friction of the glass surface is sufficient, so it is possible to hold and use the phone without slipping. On the other hand, it also has water and dust resistance, which is documented with IP68 certification. During the summer days, we are in, you can use the S20 Ultra by the sea or the pool with peace of mind without worrying about water. It will not cause any headache in case of use in the rain or dropping into a puddle in the winter.

 The S20 Ultra is the phone with the largest body in the series. At the launch of the Galaxy S20 series, the Ultra model looked like it was a pretty big phone amongst the others. However, after we started to experience the phone, we found that the large body did not cause much trouble. Of course, it's a bigger and heavier phone than the Galaxy S20 Plus. However, we did not have any difficulties in handling or carrying it in a pocket.

 Samsung has placed the screen protective film from the very beginning. Even though minor scratches begin to appear on it after a few days, it seems that you can use it for a long time without removing the screen protector film. Samsung uses Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass on the front and back of this phone. Since the front is covered with glass, it is protected from the very beginning. There are no noticeable scratches or abrasions on the back, either. However, we have to say that the glass surface is very generous in retaining fingerprints and dirt.


 On the lower edge of the S20 Ultra, there is a USB-C port, microphone, and speaker. While there is no input or output on the left side, there are volume keys and a power button on the right side. On the upper edge, there is a microphone, nano-SIM card, and microSD card tray. On the back is a camera module that is quite wide and protrudes considerably. Here, too, there are four cameras, flash, and third microphone. The Samsung logo is also placed towards the bottom.

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


As far as display is concerned, OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78 Fluid AMOLED display. It occupies 90.8 of the front of the device. OnePlus 8 Pro has a 1440 x 3168 resolution with 513 PPi. The screen also introduces an RGB sensor that allows for automatic tone adjustment of the display depending on your surroundings much like Apple's true tone on the iPhones. The device supports 120Hz whether you on FHD or QHD. But you will kill your battery in no time that is the real issue.

OnePlus 8 Pro supports brand new feature which is MEMC. It stands for motion estimation and motion compensation. This feature will give you the chance to interpolate additional frames with motion smoothness feature when watching videos. The device also supports HDR10 Plus.

The 120 Hz brings real comfort in use compared to 60 Hz, but compared to the 90 Hz of the OnePlus 8, the difference is a little less noticeable. Moreover, OnePlus allows you to switch to 60 Hz in the settings in order to save battery, but we would have liked to have an intermediate option for more choice.


As a bonus, the OnePlus 8 Pro offers a " pleasant tone " mode   that its little brother does not have in order to automatically adapt the colors of the screen to the ambient light. This is an equivalent to the "  true tone  " of the iPhone, rather discreet and pleasant.

 Reversing it, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 6.9  Dynamic AMOLED 2X corner-to-corner display with curved edges. The screen occupies 89.9% of the front of the device. The S20 Ultra has a 1440 x 3200 resolution just like the S20 Plus model with 511 PPI. However, it is possible to use the screen of the phone with a lower resolution setting. In fact, there is no big difference between QHD + and FHD + resolution at normal operating distance. However, we generally preferred to use the phone in the highest resolution.

 If you prefer Full HD + resolution in screen resolution, you can also take advantage of the 120Hz refresh rate feature of the screen. The higher refresh rate offers a smoother visuality in user interface transitions and web page scrolling. It also shows the difference in games that support high graphics speeds on the game side. Apart from that, let's also mention that the screen changes the refresh rate dynamically according to the content. Generally, the 120Hz refresh rate doesn't make much of a difference, but those who like smoother transitions can enable this setting by sacrificing resolution.

The screen of the S20 Ultra has high brightness, deep blacks, and high contrast. The colors are vivid, which gives a more intense and better experience when viewing photos and videos. It is possible to adjust the color temperature of the screen as you wish. You can also use the Blue light filter that considers eye health. The viewing angles of the screen are high, and we can say that the screen hole at the top does not scratch much while playing games or watching videos.


 The S20 Ultra has two speakers. One of them is at the bottom and the other is placed on the handset at the top of the screen. The volume of the two speakers is at almost the same level, so the stereo sound is largely provided. The sound quality is good, the treble is not overdone at full volume. Although the bass is not very high, a little bit of influence can be felt. You can listen to music or watch videos with your friends without connecting any speakers to the S20 Ultra. The speakers of the phone will be enough for you.

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


 Operating System and Process.


Both phones offer extremely fast and powerful processors. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with the Exynos 990( Global) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865(USA) and OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Both processors are built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, and they both have a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

According to the operating system,  we also know that it is one of the fastest brands to roll out its updates and we can therefore expect to receive Android 11 later this year.

It's always a pleasure to test a OnePlus smartphone for this reason. The software interface is more and more similar to that of Google Pixels, even integrating some features like instant captions when playing multimedia content, with a good layer of customization. You can change almost anything you want on OxygenOS, from the shape of the icons to the color of the theme, including the size of the application grid or the font used by the system. , accent color or vibration intensity.

You can also filter the applications in your drawer by genre, or even hide them so that they do not appear there. Finally, the haptic feedback is well dosed everywhere on the surface of the device. OnePlus says it is “  11% more powerful and more realistic  ”. If this is something difficult to quantify, we will admit without problem that the experience is very pleasant under the finger and that particular care has been taken to the whole.

Having said that,  Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra runs on Android 10 with Samsung famous UI 2.1 user interface. Earlier this year, Samsung began offering the One UI 2 user interface on last year's S10 and Note 10 series models. However, with the S20, it also brought some innovations on the software side. For example, among Samsung Galaxy phones AppleQuick Share is one of them, which enables sharing photos, videos, or documents similar to AirDrop. On the other hand, the Samsung Daily interface, which replaces Bixby Home looks more useful with recommendations from multimedia services such as Netflix and Spotify. Additionally, you can use Google Duo instead of Samsung's video calling app. If you choose Duo, you can easily make video calls with more people. However, the person you call must also be a Duo user.

 As we have always said in previous Samsung phone reviews, the One UI user interface, with its large icons and other controls, allows to use large screen phones more comfortably. We see the benefit of One UI on the S20 Ultra, which has a fairly large screen. You can access your favorite applications by dragging the drawer on the side of the phone towards the center. You can even open two apps on the same screen by dragging and dropping any of them in the middle of the screen, or use the app in a floating window.

 Apart from that, many applications that we are used to seeing on Samsung's Galaxy phones come preinstalled. In addition to Google's popular applications such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube, there are also applications such as Microsoft's Office Mobile, LinkedIn, OneDrive. As we mentioned in the previous section, you can install DeX software on your computer, connect the S20 Ultra to the computer, and view the phone's user interface on the big screen, as if using a computer, with the view of the desktop. In this way, you can open websites in desktop view. Or you can better view your photos or videos. DeX also provides practicality in working with Office documents. In addition, after activating the Connect to Windows control in Quick Settings, you can connect to the S20 Ultra with the Your Phone app on your PC. Among the functions offered are seeing the notifications and messages sent to the phone on the computer screen, accessing the user interface of the phone from the computer, and answering the incoming calls from the computer. In other words, you can make better use of the high processing power of the S20 Ultra with your computer and achieve an uninterrupted working environment.

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


Storage, Price, and available colors.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro price depend on the selected variant. The basic variant of the S20 Ultra with 12GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 1195.99USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 1179.99USD on eBay. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 1TB. It is available in Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black colors.

Meanwhile, the basic variant of OnePlus 8 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 899.00USD on Amazon. The variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 999.99USD on Amazon. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black colors.

Samsung Galaxy  s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?

  Security and Ports.


 For security, the OnePlus 8 Pro  has the in-screen fingerprint reader which works very quickly and practically. However, the Face ID facial recognition system is not that good.  The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

 On the other side of the coin, The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a fingerprint reader. Samsung is making this unit better and better. During the time we used the S20 Ultra, we preferred the fingerprint reader as the authentication method. And we did not have any trouble in this. Those who wish can also benefit from facial recognition using the front camera. The phone also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

 As of ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It supports  a 3.5mm headphone jack.

 Whereas the S20 Ultra supports Bluetooth 5 but unfortunately, it doesn't support NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling.  It also supports a 3.5 mm headphone jack.



 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


Battery and charging.


 OnePlus 8 Pro comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4510mAh. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra provides an even more powerful Li-Polymer 5000mAh battery. This is a core difference. And both phones offer fast charging.

 The autonomy is enough to get to the end of the day with average use by keeping the screen setting at 120 Hz, but not in case of intense use. This is instead possible by lowering the refresh rate to 60 Hz. However, its aces in the hole are two: not only the usual 30W Warp Charge 30T, but also now the 30W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

Contrastingly, as for the S20 Ultra The screen and processor of the phone are high-profile, the battery consumption is higher. Still, it delivers a battery performance in line with that of the S20 Plus. With normal intensity use, there is a battery life that can easily take off one day and even hangs on the second day. With the 45W fast charging adapter included in the box, it is possible to reach a full capacity that allows the phone to be used for a few hours in a short time. Wireless charging is also available and accessories with 15W power output are supported. By the way, reverse wireless charging, which we see in high-end Samsung phones, is among the features of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, as Samsung calls it. With the help of this feature, Qi wireless charging supported smartphones,

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?


Camera.


 OnePlus 8 Pro has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 48Mp ( ultrawide with f\2.2),48MP( wide with f\1.8 it has OIS and Laser AF), 8MP( telephoto with f\2.4) and 5MP( depth with f\2.2). OnePlus has a 16MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.5 and Auto-HDR. In contrast, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has Quad rear cameras, 12MP( ultrawide with f\2.2), 108MP ( wide with f\1.8), 48MP ( telephoto with f\3.5) and Depth Vision for isolation. On the front, you see a 40MP camera with f\2.2.

Interestingly, OnePlus opted for a larger sensor, not a more defined one. Like the OnePlus 7T Pro, the 8 Pro has a 48-megapixel sensor, but it is larger and therefore offers larger photosites. By default, the OnePlus 8 Pro captures 12-megapixel shots, using the pixel binning method , which combines 4 pixels into one to increase sensitivity. If we compare the day rendering of the 12 and 48 megapixel modes, we easily realize that the second retains much more detail and abuses less than its friend of the accentuation.


If we compare the rendering of the default mode of the OnePlus 8 Pro with that of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, we note a definite difference. The Chinese mobile tends to smooth out flat areas, but still retains a little detail. The colors are a bit overplayed too. The S20 Ultra is more neutral and renders more detail. OnePlus has decided to apply a strong treatment for a warm rendering, as we see a lot on social networks.

 Or rather, As for the main module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers to capture photos in 108 or 12MP. Let's start with the 108 megapixel photo performance. Without too much surprise, the results turn out to be excellent in full light. The Galaxy S20 Ultra even outperforms the already remarkable Mi Note 10 in the year. And for once, let's note that Samsung delivers natural images. The scene is extremely detailed, even on the outskirts.

In low light, OnePlus' image processing is quite aggressive. Despite the larger photosites, the 8 Pro fails to achieve a great result from its 48-megapixel sensor. The smoothing is very pronounced and the accentuation struggles to save the furniture. The S20 Ultra shot is a little less well exposed overall, but retains a lot more detail.

On the other side of the coin, In low light, the 108-megapixel module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra produces shots that are certainly noisy, but natural. The colorimetry remains correct and the treatment discreet.

For the first time in our laboratories, an ultra-wide-angle smartphone module has a 48-megapixel sensor. As for the main module, OnePlus chooses to capture snapshots in 12 megapixels by default. Unsurprisingly, during the day, the rendering is better in 48 Mpx. The details are more numerous and the contrasts less forced.


Even taking into account its default mode, the OnePlus 8 Pro's ultra wide-angle is one of the best around when it comes to image quality. It finally surpasses the Galaxy S20 Ultra by offering a more precise rendering during the day.

 Nevertheless,   Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers pretty good results during the day. The scene is correctly exposed and the processing controlled. The dive is however limited.

In low light, the OnePlus 8 Pro manages to retain a good amount of detail and ranks as one of the best students in our comparison.

However, by night, the S20 Ultra, the result is much worse. The smoothing takes over and the colors are erased on a shot which has the merit of remaining legible. Remember, however, that few smartphones shine in this exercise.

With only 8 megapixels, the sensor of this module gives the feeling of being the poor relation in photos. The result is not really extraordinary with a certain lack of sharpness. The colors seem to drool in places. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is once again much better in the daytime, despite a slightly longer focal length.

For The periscope telephoto lens of the Galaxy delivers excellent daytime results. Despite exaggerated colors and limited sharpness, the Galaxy S20 Ultra manages to achieve perfectly readable 4x photos. And that's already a lot. It is also interesting to note that the smartphone here performs pixel binning and captures 12 MP shots.

In low light, the OnePlus 8 Pro switches back to its main sensor and uses digital zoom. Logically, the quality takes a hit, and we can only partially distinguish the shapes in the image. The 8 Pro can still be reassured since in these conditions, even the S20 Ultra loses its footing.

At night, the periscope telephoto suffers from regrettable chromatic aberrations at night. But as for the ultra-wide-angle module, few smartphones are able to get by in this exercise.

The front photo module and its 16-megapixel sensor provide good results. Selfies are on display well overall, and faces aren't overly smoothed. We find once again this warm rendering that will appeal to some.

 Inversely, for the front camera, the S20 Ultra, by default, this module captures selfies in 10 MP using the pixel binning technique. The pictures taken are particularly smooth, especially on the faces. The result is much more realistic in 40 MP.

The OnePlus 8 Pro's portrait mode applies gentle blur to the background. This has the advantage of making the bokeh relatively natural. On the other hand, the division of the subjects sometimes lacks precision, especially in the face of complex backgrounds. The "color filter" mode is very anecdotal, it can occasionally be used for Instagram fans.

That said, the portrait mode, the Samsung smartphone is rather fine, with quality clipping.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is capable of recording videos in 4K at the rate of 60 fps. A mode in which the manufacturer proposes to use its "super stabilizer" which does not offer the best result. For maximum fluidity of videos, it is better to settle for Full HD at 60 fps. In this definition, stabilization really becomes an undeniable asset.

However, on the S20 Ultra is capable of filming in 8K like the other S20s. The result, however, is not convincing. Stability suffers, the development galley and slowdowns are felt. We therefore advise you to shoot in 4K 60 fps. Under these conditions, the smartphone is much more convincing.

 s20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro which one is the king?

Conclusion.




In short, we learn from it that the OnePlus 7T received the award for the best smartphone in 2020 according to the canceled MWC 2020. In addition, the 7T model burst into 4th place in the world in the premium smartphone segment. True, 4th place is a market share of slightly less than 2% :) Another interesting thing: OnePlus became number 3 in the US 5G smartphone market.

The result of the presentation was the announcement of two new devices called OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. We think it's clear that the 8 Pro is the flagship device for 2020. This device was stuffed with technology so much that the presenter of the presentation called this smartphone "ultra-premium".

Of course, in the 8 Pro you will find the fastest of the Mohicans - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, a sea of ​​memory - up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal memory, one of the largest AMOLED displays with QHD + resolution and support for 120 Hz ( don't forget about HDR10 +). Naturally, the device was "rewarded" with a 5th generation network, NFC technology, Bluetooth version 5.1 with aptX / aptXHD operation, and where without the ultra-modern Wi-Fi 6 standard .

And to make the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone look even cooler in the eyes of potential buyers, the developers installed stereo speakers in the device and said hello to Huawei. Also, the 8 Pro can charge wirelessly and give its energy to another device. Oh yes, I forgot to say that the new product received IP68 protection. Round!


In short, you realized that before you is the real "killer" of all current flagship devices. With the price would not disappoint ... But, alas, a miracle did not happen: the cost starts from 1200USD . And here Huawei and Samsung say hello to OnePlus.

Conversely, the recommended selling price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 1500USD. It is possible to find this phone at 1300USD prices. The new price for high-end smartphones is now above 1200USD. When we look at the phones above this price level, we see that the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a remarkable product with its features.

Even though the S20 Ultra is a large screen phone, it is not very difficult to use the phone. Thanks to its curved lines and glass surface with sufficient friction, using the phone with one hand and carrying it in a pocket does not cause much trouble. It also includes many features such as water resistance that we look for in a high-end smart phone. The Dynamic AMOLED screen also offers a high visual experience when watching videos or playing games with its features such as high resolution, deep blacks, vivid colors and 120Hz refresh rate. The stereo sound system completes the high experience offered by the screen on the multimedia and gaming side. While the Exynos 990 processor offers the performance we expect from a flagship phone, there is a high amount of RAM and sufficient storage space. With One UI 2, which comes with Android 10 and above, a comfortable and practical use is offered for users. There are tools to increase productivity for Windows PC owners. By the way, not only Windows but also Mac users can benefit from DeX.

On the camera side, we see that the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a performance above average. You can take high quality, pleasing photos and videos. Although features such as 100x zoom and 8K video recording seem more like an advertisement element, the Galaxy S20 Ultra with its four rear cameras and high-resolution selfie camera shows a high camera performance. The S20 Ultra is a vehicle that can work comfortably and adequately on special days.

If your budget is suitable for exceeding 10 thousand TL, you can add the S20 Ultra to your evaluation list. We expect Samsung to release the Note 20 series soon, but this will not compromise the S20 Ultra's timeliness and usefulness. We expect the two phones to be at roughly the same level in terms of performance and many other factors. By the way, if you have a Samsung branded TV or appliances in your home, the S20 Ultra will do well with your devices. What about you? Have you had the chance to use either of them? Give us your opinion on the comments.

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