OnePlus 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Comparison in 2020

(gentle music) (gentle upbeat music) (rhythmic upbeat music) – What’s up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV, and in this video, we’re goingto be doing a detailed comparison between the OnePlus 8 Pro andthe Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. We’ve got the best from OnePlus, as well as the best from Samsung. We’ll compare all of the key differences, as well as some imagesamples SuperSaf style. So, let’s initially lookat the built and design. Now, both devices are very premium. We’ve got a metal framewith curved glass bowls on the front and theback, and both devices are also IP 68 water and dust resistant. The S20 Ultra does howeveronly come in two options, and they are both glossy. We’ve got a cosmicblack and a cosmic gray, which we see here. So, it’s pretty plain and we also have this pretty largerectangular camera module. The OnePlus 8 Pro comesin this frosted finish of this glacial green, which we have here. There’s also a glossy onyx black, as well as an ultramarine blue, which is currently notavailable in the UK. The camera module is central lined. Now, looking at these both side by side, I would have to say that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a better design in my opinion. I do like the central line camera module, which makes things symmetrical. I also really like thisfrosted matte glass finish, which attracts less fingerprints and it also has this really cool effect, depending on the way the light hits it. Now, in either case you can customize the look of these devices with a skin from our channels sponsor dbrand, they’ve got a huge variety and you can swap things around once you get too bored as well. My personal favorite now is the teardown series which is made in partnership with my good friend Zack from JerryRigEverything. If you’re interested in picking up a skin, then there’s going to be alink in the description below. Now, I’m looking at the differences in terms of the size. Both are large devices, but the S20 Ultra is slightly larger in the height, the width,as well as the thickness. It’s also around 20, 21 grams heavier. But both devices are large and that’s because theyhave large displays. Now, both displays arereally, really good. These are some of the bestdisplays out there right now. We’ve got minimal bezels with a punch-out. Now, I would say that the S20 Ultra does have a slightlysmaller bezel on the top, but they’re very, very similar. Both displays also curve from the sides. However, the OnePlus 8Pro is a bit more curved on the sides in comparisonto the S20 Ultra. Now, the OnePlus 8 Prohas a 6.78 inch display. The S20 Ultra has a slightlylarger 6.9 inch display. Both of these are using AMOLED technology. Both have up to a Quad HD+ resolution and both also supportsa 120 Hertz refresh rate with 240 Hertz of touch input. But, there is a little bit of a catch. On the S20 Ultra you can only have the 120 Hertz refresh rate. If you’re at Full HD youcannot have this at Quad HD. Now, this seems to beto save on battery life, but on the OnePlus 8 Proyou do have that option. So, if you do want to go all out and absolutely kill your battery, you can do that. And I like that this option is here, because maybe you do wantthat very high resolution, as well as that high refresh rate, and this is an advantagethat the OnePlus 8 Pro has. The OnePlus 8 Pro alsohas MEMC technology, so that’s motion estimationand motion compensation. This is essentially going to take content that’s at a standard primerate, say 25, 30 frames a second and make it seem as thoughit’s at a higher frame rate by applying motion smoothnessand things like that. This is something thatyou may, or may not like. It is supported acrosslots of popular apps, such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, as well as YouTube. Now, generally speakingI don’t think you can go wrong with either of these displays, they are some of thebest displays out there. The OnePlus 8 Pro you aregetting that advantage of Quad HD+ with a 120 Hertz. On the S20 Ultra you’re getting a center punch-out, whichI do personally prefer a little bit to the side punch-out here on the OnePlus 8 Pro. And the display is alsoa little bit flatter, compared to the very curveddisplay of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Now, another thing is that the S20 Ultra does have an Always-On Display, which is something that Ipersonally find really useful. You can just see things at a glance. The OnePlus 8 Pro unfortunatelystill does not have this. I’m sure it can comewith a software update, but currently and its state right now it is not there unfortunately. Now, both devices do have anin-display fingerprint scanner, which is very, very, fast. However, the technologyis quite different. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner. The S20 Ultra has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. So, the technology issuperior on the S20 Ultra. It is actually measuringthe ridges in your fingers. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro can be a little bit faster I have found. Now, one thing that I don’tlike on the OnePlus 8 Pro is that you do have to wakethe device before you can use the fingerprint scanner. So, there is an extra step involved. You have to either tap towake it, then press it, or lift the device to wake it. Whereas on the S20 Ultra it is always on and you can just tap in this area whenever and it’s goingto unlock your device. So, I know a lot of peopledo praise OnePlus devices for the fingerprintscanner and how fast it is, but for me that extra stepactually makes it slower. So I do personally preferthe ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner on the S20 Ultra. Now, let’s talk about the cameras. We’ll start with the front-facing cameras. You can see here that wedo have the punch-outs. The S20 Ultra does have a high resolution, as well as a wider aperture. And you can see some samples here. I think both of them do apretty good job overall. I do find that the OnePlus 8 Pro does still overexpose for selfies. This is something that I’ve noticed on previous OnePlus devices as well. It does make you look a little bit fairer, compared to how you actually are. The S20 Ultra, although it’snot my favorite selfie camera and it can still lighten your skin a little bit.

I would still prefer it overall to the OnePlus 8 Pro. And also for video, because the OnePlus 8 Pro can only film at 180p from the front-facing camera at 30 frames a second. The S20 Ultra can filmat up to 4K, 60 frames a second from the front-facing camera. So, for those reasons theedge does go to the S20 Ultra for the front-facing camera, but things are quite interesting when we look at the rear-facing cameras. So, we do have a Quad camera setup on both of these. The three main cameras are similar in the sense that we’vegot an ultra-wide camera, we’ve got a primary camera and then we’ve got a telephoto camera, which is going to give optical zoom. The fourth camera is different. The S20 Ultra has a Time of Flight sensor, which is going to helpwith depth information. The OnePlus 8 Pro hasa color filer camera, which I’m still a littlebit confused about. I’m not sure what theexact use of this is, because as far as I cansee a lot of the filters that you get on thereyou can actually apply in a post anyway, butnevertheless it’s there. Now, you can see a few samples here, the primary camerasI’d say are very good on both for most situations. They do have good dynamicrange overall and good colors. For the ultra-wide camerasI think both do a good job. The S20 Ultra is slightly wider, which I do prefer. And for the telephoto cameras the S20 Ultra does havemuch more optical zoom. So you can get in muchcloser to you subjects and this is a lot more noticeable when you go to the likesof 10 times up to 30 times. Now, I know it does seem 100X here on the S20 Ultra, but you guys probably already know how I feel about this. It’s not really practical, it’s not really usable. I’m not sure why Samsunghave plastered 100X on here when it is at this level. It’s fine to have andyou don’t need to use it, but Samsung don’t plasterit on the freaking device. Now, for low light itwas quite interesting, because in certain situationsI did prefer the S20 Ultra, in certain situations Ipreferred the OnePlus 8 Pro. Here you can see an outdoor shot. The S20 Ultra for me is a lot better, there’s a lot of processing happening on the OnePlus 8 Pro’s shot. But, on this indoor shot Idid prefer the OnePlus 8 Pro which did better maintainthe colors and the detail compared to the S20 Ultra. The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a macro mode which lets you get in super up-close using the ultra-wide camera. This is something you don’thave on the S20 Ultra. Now, for video both didseem to do a good job. One area where the OnePlus8 Pro is definitely better is in autofocus. This is something that theSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has struggle with, evenafter numerous updates. It just doesn’t have thatdual pixel autofocus, which Samsung has been known for, for a long time and it can struggle a lot of times with focus. The OnePlus 8 Pro is definitelyfaster and better here. And rear-facing cameras. We can switch to ultra-wide on both. And we can also zoom. It’s three times on the OnePlus 8 Pro and there’s five times on the S20 Ultra. The S20 Ultra however does offer 8K video. Now, this is a great add. It does crop in quite heavily and you do lose somestabilization and things, but it’s definitely a nice option to have if you do want to play around with it. This is something that’s notavailable on the OnePlus 8 Pro. Now, of course this is not a detailed SuperSaf style camera comparison. I just wanted to show you afew image and video samples. I will hopefully do somemore in detail camera test when the lockdown is over. Right now I can pretty much just shoot in and around my house,which is quite limiting. Now, let’s talk about the performance. So the OnePlus 8 Pro,it is all about speed. It does come with the QualcommSnapdragon 865 chip set, along with the X55 modem for 5G. The S20 Ultra it comes in two options. So, you guys may already know about this, but depending on your regionyou’re going to get either the same, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or you might get the Exynos 990. Now, you may have seenloads of YouTubers talk about this, including myself. The Exynos chip setunfortunately is just not as good as the 865 when it comes to performance, but more so when it comesto power efficiency. The 865 is just better in my experience. Unfortunately you don’thave a choice about this. So, depending on yourregion the OnePlus 8 Pro might actually be the faster devices, or it might be quite equal. This is something that,you know, hopefully Samsung will improve over time andhave some more consistency. I just like if theywent all out on the 865, but hey, let’s see. For storage you do have a baseof 128 gigabytes, UFS 3.0. The S20 Ultra is availablein a 512 gigabyte version. The OnePlus 8 Pro is alsoavailable in a 256 byte option. For RAM the S20 Ultra does come with more RAM straight off the back. So, you’ve got 12gigabytes of RAM as a base, you’ve got up to 16 gigabytes. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in either eight, or 12 gigabytes of RAM. And now in speed andperformance generally speaking, both of these are goingto be really, really good. The S20 Ultra does get one advantage and that is that it doeshave a micro SD card slot, so you can expand the storagehere on the S20 Ultra. You cannot expand thestorage on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Pro also comes as default with dual SIM functionality,so that’s great. The S20 Ultra, again,this is going to vary depending on your region. Some regions do havedual SIM, others do not. Now, let’s talk about the software. So both devices do haveAndroid 10 out of the box, and they come with their own skins. So, on the OnePlus 8Pro we do have OxygenOS. The S20 Ultra comes with OneUI. Now, realistically speaking these are some of my favorite skins. They are my top two, they’revery clean, very functional and they also do addfeatures that you don’t get as defaults on stock Android. So, I’m very happy with both of these. A lot of it is going to comedown to your personal preference. One advantage that I haveto give to the OnePlus 8 Pro is that OnePlus is really,really good with updates. They do generally provideupdates much faster than the likes of Samsung,as well as many others.

So, if updates are important to you then the OnePlus 8 Pro is goingto be a great option. Now, for speakers both devicesdo have stereo speakers. We’ve got one bottom-firing and then we’ve got one in the earpiece. Both sound really, really good. And now let’s talk about the batteries. So the S20 Ultra doeshave a larger battery, and in my usage it’s been really good. However, this is once again goingto come down to your region. The Exynos version isnot as power efficient, which means I’m gettingaround 20% less battery life on my Exynos version, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. And I am generally getting over six hours of screen-on time on a regular basis. So, I’ve been very, veryhappy with the S20 Ultra. Now, bear in mind this isFull HD+ at a 120 Hertz, with the Qualcomm version. I’ve not have the OnePlus8 Pro long enough as yet to give you a properconclusion of battery life. Generally speaking it hasbeen pretty good for me and does get me through the day. For charging, both of thesedo support very fast charging out of the box, however you doget a slightly faster charger with the OnePlus 8 Pro,compared to the S20 Ultra. However, you can buy a 45Watt charger separately, which is going to charge upthe S20 Ultra very, very fast. And the OnePlus 8 Pro for the first time on a OnePlus device doeshave wireless charging. This is something thatI’ve been asking for, for a very, very long time. And not only that, it’salso very, very fast compared to the S20 Ultra. The S20 Ultra is around 15Watts and the OnePlus 8 Pro is going towards 30 Watts. So, you’re getting from oneto 50% in just 30 minutes. This is wireless charging,so it’s something that I’m very, very happy tosee here on the OnePlus 8 Pro. And both devices do supportreverse wireless charging. So, this is where you can use the devices to charge, maybe some accessoriesor something wirelessly. Now, the S20 Ultra heredoes get the advantage, because it does have fasterreverse wireless charging, compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a new feature, which OnePlus have introduced and that is smart charging optimization, which is supposed to give your battery a longer lifespan overtime. And what this essentially does is it delays your chargingbased on you usage pattern. So, say for instance you wakeup at 8:00 a.m. every day, then it’s not going to charge your device to really 100% until you wake up. and this way it should help your battery health in the long term. Now, let’s talk about the price. The OnePlus 8 Pro has gone up in price, compared to the previous generation, something we’ve been seeing from OnePlus year and year again. So it is starting at around $900. The S20 Ultra howeverdoes start much higher at around $1400, or around1200 pounds here in the UK. So you are going to bepaying quite a bit more for the S20 Ultra comparedto the OnePlus 8 Pro. And the OnePlus 8 Pro, let’s be real, is the better overall deal here. You are getting a lot offeatures for that price. The S20 Ultra is a really good device and it is offering some unique features such as that extensive zoom, but is it worth that higher price tag? What do you guys think? Definitely let me knowin the comments below. Also let me know which deviceyou would pick overall, the OnePlus 8 Pro or the S20Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. If you want to see lots more content here on the channel like this, then be sure to subscribeand hit that bell icon if you haven’t already.(bell rings) I hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful. If you did then do hit thatthumbs up button for me. Thanks for watching, thisis Saf on SuperSaf TV, and I’ll see you next time. (upbeat music)

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