A comparison of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20! Which one should you choose?

Created date: 04/13/2020, 07:00:58, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 05:55:19

OnePlus 8Galaxy S20
OnePlus 8Galaxy S20

A comparison and review of the Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 over a wide range of detailed aspects. We provide an easy-to-understand analysis that will show you which smartphone is better. If you're not sure which smartphone to get, we recommend you check this out.

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General rating:

84.6/100

(The 3rd of all smartphones)

83.8/100

(The 6th of all smartphones)

Grip
63/100
69/100
Screen quality
- /100
- /100
Performance
- /100
- /100
Storage size
- /100
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Battery
- /100
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Rear-camera resolution
- /100
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Front-camera resolution
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What is the difference between the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20? See a detailed comparison of ease of use and performance

Comparison of weight and size of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

The design of OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 is 6.3 inches (160.2 mm) long, 2.9 inches (72.9 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (8 mm) thick. It weighs 180 oz (180 g).

The design of Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 is 6.0 inches (151.7 mm) long, 2.7 inches (69.1 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (7.9 mm) thick. It weighs 163 oz (163 g).

Which is the better design to use?

Both the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 are equally easy to use with one hand. Galaxy S20 is bigger than OnePlus 8, which makes it easier to type on it via flick input. Both the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 are basically equally portable and easy to handle.

The difference in weight is 180 oz (17 g). The Galaxy S20 is much lighter, putting less burden on the hand.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Ease of holding it in one hand68/10072/100
How much it does not feel heavy to hold in one hand32/10044/100
Ease of carrying around62/10065/100

Compare the display of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

Display of the OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 uses a Fluid AMOLED liquid crystal. The resolution is 1080 x 2400, and the pixel density is 401 ppi. The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55 inch screen size.

Display of the Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 uses a Dynamic AMOLED 2X liquid crystal. The resolution is 1440 x 3200, and the pixel density is 565 ppi. The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2 inch screen size.

Which has a better screen?

This makes a 0.34 inch difference in the display sizes. When actually viewing the two phones' onscreen displays, it is obvious that they are roughly the same size. For doing internet research using systems such as SNS, there is not much difference between the two phones. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose. The gaming screens of these two phones are roughly the same size. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

In terms of display, the Galaxy S20 is a better choice for those looking to use their phone for browsing the web or for gaming. When using the smartphone as a VR, the screen is generally held much closer to the face than when using the smartphone for other purposes, and so the clarity of the screen becomes a rather important factor. The Galaxy S20 also offers a crisp, cleaner display when using a VR headset than the OnePlus 8. The Galaxy S20 has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

How suited is the screen for usual usage?80/10077/100
How suited is the screen to play games on?85/10081/100

Compare the camera performances of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

Camera performance of OnePlus 8

The main camera of the OnePlus 8 has 48 MP. The front camera has 16 MP.

Camera performance of Galaxy S20

The main camera of the Galaxy S20 has 64 MP. The front camera has 10 MP.

Which camera performance is better?

The back cameras thus have a 16 MP difference in comparison. There is very little difference in the performance (or pixel count) of OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 when shooting distant objects or Instagrammable landscapes. Also, when using the rear camera to snap close shots of photogenic sweets or meals, there is very little difference between the pixel counts of the two phones. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

There is a 6 MP difference in front camera pixel number. The OnePlus 8's front camera also works terrifically well with selfie sticks and for capturing distant objects like the background scenery in your selfies. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose. The OnePlus 8's front camera has a more suitable megapixel count for shooting objects up close for selfies and such.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Is is suited to taking far away objects with the rear camera?100/100100/100
Is it suited for taking close objects with the built-in camera?100/10090/100

Comparison of the processing capabilities of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

The processing capability of the OnePlus 8

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the OnePlus 8 uses the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 SoC. The CPU performance is 2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 12GB.

The processing capability of the Galaxy S20

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the Galaxy S20 uses the Exynos 990 SoC. The CPU performance is 2.73GHz+2.5GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 8GB.

Which has the better processing capability?

The CPU specs are the same for both phones. This is a 4GB difference in memory capacity. There is very little difference in memory capacity. Both phones are similarly efficient as multitasking tools.

For phone calls, emails, messaging, using SNS or most fundamental features, the differences between the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 are not large at all. For people who mainly use their phones to look things up online, watch videos and play games occasionally I can recommend the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 equally. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

There is basically no difference between OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 when playing 2D games or basic 3D games. Functionality is about the same for full-scale 3D games, no matter which phone model is used. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Review on the CPU capbility and memory capacity when using Social Networks or the Internet100/100100/100
Review on the CPU speed and the memory capacity while playing 3D games99/10097/100

Comparison of the battery life of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

Battery performance of OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 has a battery capacity of 4300 mAh.

Battery performance of Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh.

Which battery perfomances is better?

This makes a difference in battery capacity of 300 mAh, but it is not enough to only compare the capacity. With a high-performance CPU, the battery drains faster, and a larger screen also uses more battery.

If you only use it to make phone calls or checking the time there is no large difference between them. For looking things up online, checking SNS, playing games occasionally or for most frequent use, it doesn't feel like there is much difference between the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

If you're using it frequently, for example playing games for a long time or using it to watch movies, you may feel no difference between the two devices. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using Social Networks and the Internet100/100100/100
Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using mainly games and videos100/100100/100

Compare the storage capacity of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20

The storage capacity of the OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 has 256GB of internal memory.

The storage capacity of the Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has 128GB of internal memory. It is also compatible with SD cards, so when there is insufficient storage space, then a SD card can be used to add more storage.

Which has the easier storage to use?

The difference in internal memory is about 128GB. If you are only downloading a few games and apps (such as SNS) to use on your phone, it really doesn't matter if you choose OnePlus 8 or Galaxy S20. If you are hoping to install many different games on their phone, the amount of storage is the same no matter which of these two devices you choose to buy. Both the OnePlus 8 and the Galaxy S20 can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

Because the speed of loading from or saving to the SD card is slow, it is suited for saving pictures or videos.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Review on the storage capacity when playing many games90/10090/100
Review on when you store many pictures and videos - -

Which to buy, the OnePlus 8 or Galaxy S20

At the end of the day which is better, the OnePlus 8 or Galaxy S20?

Galaxy S20 is easier for the user to hold and is more compact, and so it is recommended. If you want a larger screen, Galaxy S20 is recommended as it has a 6.2 inch screen. There isn't much difference between OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 in terms of performance or specifications. Because both have advantages and disadvantages, I think that it is best to stick to the most important points that you want to emphasize.

OnePlus 8

Galaxy S20

Handling57/10063/100
Display81/10090/100
CPU specs99/10098/100
General rating86/10087/100

Is it recommended to buy the OnePlus 8, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smartphones, the OnePlus 8 is averagely easy to hold. Although it can be a little difficult, it is the right size to be able to operate with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. In addition, its processing capability is quite excellent compared to the average smart phone. It is suitable for almost all uses, including games and VR. It may be a bit extravagant for normal use. Looking at the overall specifications, the OnePlus 8 is a high-end smart phone.

Is it recommended to buy the Galaxy S20, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smart phones, the Galaxy S20 has a size that is easy to hold, and looks compact. It can be easily operated with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. In addition, its processing capability is quite excellent compared to the average smart phone. It is suitable for almost all uses, including games and VR. It may be a bit extravagant for normal use. Looking at the overall specifications, the Galaxy S20 is a high-end smart phone.

What are the spec differences between the OnePlus 8 andGalaxy S20?

A summary of the technical specifications of the OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20. Functions and performance variations on the same model will be highlighted in red.

OnePlus 8Galaxy S20
OnePlus 8Galaxy S20
ColorOnyx Black/Glacial Green/Interstellar Glow/Polar SilverCosmic Grey/Cloud Blue/Cloud Pink/Cloud White/Aura Red
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (72.9 mm) x 6.3 inches (160.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm)2.7 inches (69.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm)
Weight180 oz (180 g)163 oz (163 g)
Display size6.55 inch6.2 inch
Display typeFluid AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 24001440 x 3200
Pixel density401 ppi565 ppi
Battery capacity4300 mAh4000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865Exynos 990
CPU specs2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.73GHz+2.5GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size12GB8GB
Storage size256GB128GB
Rear-camera resolution48 MP64 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP10 MP

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