While Samsung was the traditional Android rival to intuitive iOS, OnePlus has replaced the South Korean giant as a potential iPhone killer, at least on the spec sheet. Both the companies have launched their flagships and it is time to assess which one is better for you.
New Delhi: When it comes to premium smartphones, the iPhone has ruled for a long time. The primary reason was the upmarket make and feel of the phone as well as the hassle free operation. The iPhone cameras have also been better than the cameras offered by the market in the same price bracket.
But, while Samsung was the traditional Android rival to intuitive iOS, OnePlus has replaced the South Korean giant as a potential iPhone killer, at least on the spec sheet. Both the companies have launched their flagships and it is time to assess which one is better for you.
The Retina display of the iPhone has always wowed smartphone users for its crispness without tiring their eyes with all day’s hard work. The iPhone 13 Pro Max now sports a brand new Super Retina XDR display that is based on OLED technology (Organic Light-Emitting Diode). This gives the display incredible contrast, high brightness and cinema-standard wide-color range. The colors are properly calibrated to give an optimum viewing experience.
OnePlus’s Fluid AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display is better in the way that better technology has been used in it. The quality of AMOLED displays is much better than OLEDs as it has an additional layer of TFTs and follows backplane technologies. AMOLED displays are quite flexible as compared to OLED displays. Therefore, they are significantly more expensive than OLED displays.
While, there is this difference in technique, you won’t really make any real difference in experience. On paper both have a 6.7-inch display, with a refresh rate of 120Hz
water, dust proof
Both the phones come with IP68 rating. But, while the iPhone can resist water to a depth of 6 meters for half an hour, the OnePlus bows with a resistance of only 1.5 meters for the same duration of immersion.
The iPhone smartphone camera includes a brand new ultra-wide and tele-photo lens. While the OnePlus spec sheet is a bit more impressive than that of the iPhone, but in real-life experience, the iPhone lags the OnePlus in pick quality, especially when shot in the dark. In fact, the iPhone now sports a 20% smaller notch for the front camera than before.
The new A15 Bionic chip has given the iPhone better battery and power management and the phone now stands face-to-face with OnePlus in daily use. Plus, the A15 Bionic chip is 50% faster than the competition. The iPhone has a 4400 mAh battery.
On the other hand, OnePlus was always a good choice when it came to striking a balance between features and battery life. It also has a slightly larger 4500mAH battery. But, again, the daily power delivery for both the phones remains at the same level.
form and weight
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is undoubtedly a big, heavy phone at 238 grams. Those who prefer the iPhone form factor with a more rounded and tough feel might really like this one. At 197 grams, the OnePlus 9 Pro is a more manageable phone. It is also the thinner of the two.
First published:September 27, 2021, 1:13 pm