OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra -  Which should you buy?
Apr 2020


OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - Which should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 pro both are the first flagship phone from Samsung and OnePlus for this year. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra launched in February 2020 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched in April 2020. Both are top-class phones with top of the specifications. Also, there are many differences between them. Today we are going to discuss about these phones which is good value for money flagship and which should you buy. Let’s discuss about it:


OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra both used QHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. Both are great displays. OnePlus 8 Pro has 6.78 inches and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has 6.9 inches display. OnePlus 8 Pro has 120Hz refresh rate with 240hz touch-sensing. But there is a problem with Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It only can play 120hHz refresh rate on FHD+ resolution, on QHD+ its plays only 60Hz refresh rate. They actually did it for saving battery. But OnePlus 8 Pro can play 120Hz both FHD+ and QHD+ display. OnePlus 8 Pro has a slightly better display. Also, OnePlus 8 Pro gets an A+ score from Display Mate. OnePlus 8 Pro has 1.07B colors and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has 16M colors.


OnePlus 8 pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra both phones used Corning Gorilla Glass protection in front and back with aluminum frame. Both phones have IP68 dust/water resistant means both phones can survive 30 minutes under 1.5m water. OnePlus 8 Pro has an optical under-display fingerprint sensor, on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor.


OnePlus 8 Pro (Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – USA edition) used Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+), Adreno 650 GPU and LPDDR5 RAM. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (global edition) used Samsung’s latest flagship chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+), Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, and LPDDR5 RAM. Both phones have top of the line specification and performance. So, no issue about their performance. But, OnePlus 8 Pro slightly faster and smoother than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra because of its optimization. Also, Exynos 990’s performance slightly lower than Snapdragon 865.


OnePlus 8 Pro has quad-camera setup which is 48MP f/1.7 IMX689 (customized sensor) primary camera + 8MP f/2.2 telephoto camera (3x hybrid optical zoom) + 48MP f/2.2 IMX586 ultrawide camera + color filter camera. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a quad-camera setup too which is 108MP f/1.8 ISOCELL Bright HMX primary camera + 48 MP Periscope f/3.5 telephoto camera (10x hybrid optical zoom) + 12 MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera + 0.3MP 3D TOF f/1.0 camera. Both phones perform great in daylight conditions. Samsung can capture an image with more details because of its large 108MP sensor. Both phones images are almost identical. But in low light condition OnePlus 8 Pro performance slightly better than Samsung. Also, OnePlus 8 Pro’s dynamic range slightly better compared to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s dynamic range. For selfie camera, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra used 40MP f/2.2 camera and OnePlus 8 Pro used 16MP f/2.5 camera. Both phones perform great. Their images are almost identical. Here also Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can capture images with more details for its big sensor.


OnePlus 8 Pro has 4510 mAh non-removable battery with 30W fast charge. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has 5000 mAh non-removable battery with 45W fast charge. Both phones support wireless and reverse wireless. OnePlus 8 Pro have 30W fast wireless charger with 3W reverse wireless charger and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has 15W fast wireless charger with 9W reverse wireless charger. So, both phones are great at this department.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

OnePlus 8 Pro

Display type

Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1.07B colors

Display Size

6.9 inches

6.78 inches

Display Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Corning Gorilla Glass

Refresh rate


120Hz with 240Hz touch-sensing


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 – USA

Exynos 990 - Global

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865


Adreno 650 – USA

Mali-G77 MP11 - Global

Adreno 650


12/16 GB

8/12 GB


128/256/512 GB

128/256 GB

Primary camera


48MP IMX 689

Selfie camera




5000 mAh

4510 mAh

Fast Charging


30W; Warp Charge 30T

Wireless charging

15W fast wireless charging

30W fast wireless charging



OnePlus 8 Pro cost at $899 for the base variant and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra cost at $1149.99 for the base variant. But Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G cost at $1399.99 for the base variant.


Both OnePlus and Samsung provide awesome display, big battery, fast wired and wireless charging, top-class performance, good battery backup. Both are great flagships. From every aspect, OnePlus 8 Pro is the winner. Because it is more value for money device than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Which should you buy?

It’s actually your choice which you like most and which you buy. Both are great phones. We actually focused which is more value for money and from that prospect, we suggest buying OnePlus 8 Pro.