OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X: What’s the difference?
There’s no denying the fact that the OnePlus 6 is a fantastic high-end smartphone, but does it have what it takes to rival the titan that is Apple’s flagship iPhone X? Let’s find out.
OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X Design: What’s the difference?
The OnePlus 6 and iPhone X are quite similar from a design standpoint. There’s an edge-to-edge screen on the front, complete with a small ‘notch’ at the top that’s used to house several vital components, including the 16MP front-facing camera.
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Both are built using a mixture of aluminium and reinforced glass (Gorilla Glass on the OnePlus 6) – with the former making up the frame that holds everything in place, and the latter the front and back. But that’s where the similarities end.
The rear of the OnePlus 6 is home to a centre-mounted dual camera that has a fingerprint reader nestled beneath it. Apple, on the other hand, mounted the camera on the left of the iPhone X and ditched the fingerprint scanner altogether.
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Here’s the main difference between the OnePlus 6 and iPhone X, however: OnePlus was able to skim some thickness off the handset, as well as introducing some water-resistance, without sacrificing the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack.
The OnePlus 6 is, however, a bit larger front-on than the iPhone X, as a result of its 6.3-inch screen versus the iPhone’s 5.8-inch display. The OnePlus doesn’t feel big in the hand, though, according to our Mobile and Tablets Editor Max Parker.
Some other notable distinctions include the OnePlus 6 shipping with a universal USB-C port, while the iPhone X comes with Apple’s Lightning connection. The OnePlus 6 also comes with a dual-SIM slot; the iPhone X only supports one SIM.
OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X Specs: Which is the most powerful?
Being the flagship killer it’s been designed to be, the OnePlus 6 is a lot more powerful than the iPhone X – but the sheer unreliability of the Android operating system means you may not notice a bump in performance in the real world.
Let’s take a look at their raw internals.
The OnePlus 6 has a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen (2280 x 1080), a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of internal storage, a dual-camera (16MP + 20MP) on the rear, a 16MP selfie shooter and a 3300mAh battery.
Apple’s iPhone X, for comparison, has a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen (1125 x 2436), an in-house A11 Bionic CPU, 3GB of RAM, 64/256GB of internal storage, a dual rear-facing camera (12MP + 12MP), a 7MP front-facing camera and a 2716mAh cell.
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While the iPhone X has a better screen, the OnePlus 6 trumps it in every other department – on paper. But the iPhone could come out on top in the real world, if the modified build of Android 8.1 the OnePlus ships running isn’t up to scratch.
It’s also worth noting that the OnePlus 6 doesn’t support wireless charging, something OnePlus circumvented by introducing a revised version of its Dash Charge fast-charging tech that promises a day of use from a 30-minute charge.
Here’s a full breakdown of the internal differences between the OnePlus 6 and iPhone X:
|OnePlus 6||iPhone X|
|Camera (Rear)||16MP + 20MP||12MP + 12MP|
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080)||5.8-inch Retina (1125 x 2436)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845||A11 Bionic|
OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X Summary: What’s the difference?
Design: The OnePlus 6 shares the same ‘notch’ screen design as the iPhone X, but introduces a new camera that’s mounted in the centre, with a fingerprint reader nestled beneath it – the most natural location for such a component.
Specs: The OnePlus 6 comes out on top here, trumping the iPhone in almost all departments, including charging time and raw power. The re-skinned build of Android it runs could compromise its performance, though.
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