The competition among high-end phones is increasingly hard, now also with the launch of OnePlus Two, that seeks to return to be the killer of flagship smartphones with good specifications and a very reduced price. Today we will make a comparison between the new device of OnePlus and the Samsung Galaxy S6, one of the most complete phones of the year, despite its poor sales.
In most specifications, as we will see below, the Samsung Galaxy S6 wins the game and little can be done by OnePlus Two, but the OnePlus Two has a very tight price. This is possible thanks to the particular method of distribution, so criticized invitations, but thanks to them, the company does not produce more stock than can sell, so it is much more able to adjust the margins. Samsung on the contrary is sometimes victim of its own production as it leaves its profits in the stock of its stores. All this clearly shows in the price.
The OnePlus Two brings a spectacular and attractive design, as good successor of the OnePlus One, keeps those guidelines that give a unique look. But if we take a deeper look, the OnePlus Two is available in five different finishes where the back is the protagonist. Three types of wood (apricot black, rosewood and bamboo), and also has the famous Kevlar and black sandstone.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a metal frame and aluminum on each side closing the set features the glass of Gorilla Glass 4. Curves are typical of Samsung but this model has been extrapolated to absolute elegance. Its metallic colors also give a touch exuberant, especially the green version of the Edge.
The OnePlus Two also has a metal frame, this time from an alloy of aluminum and magnesium, which further reduces the weight. The rear of the OnePlus is not as noble as the Galaxy S6, but gets a nice touch, especially when having wood finishes.
In terms of size, the OnePlus Two is significantly larger than the Galaxy S6 by having a much larger screen that reaches the 5.5 inch, which is several millimeters high and wide. The OnePlus also is nearly 3 millimeters thicker than the Galaxy S6.
The OnePlus Two gets the full HD resolution as had the first giant-killer of OnePlus. With a diagonal screen of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel density of the screen reaches 401 ppi, exactly like its predecessor. LCD technology is in-cell and features Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
One of the best virtues of the Galaxy S6 is in the screen. The screen is 5.1 inches qHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (577 ppi) and Super AMOLED technology. It is just spectacular, OnePlus Two has nothing to do against Galaxy S6 super screen.
Galaxy S6 camera does a spectacular performance, in fact it is one of the best cameras on a smartphone of the moment, almost as good as the camera of LG G4 results. The OnePlus Two features a 13 megapixels camera with stabilizer and laser focus, which give a good quality shot. In optics they have also been careful and have included a lens with six layers almost able to capture the same intensity of light that the camera of Galaxy S6, almost.
Both terminals have their layer of customization that may be more intrusive on Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz than on the new OnePlus Two. The S6, with updates to Android 5.1 Lollipop, has dispensed with most of the bloatware that we had used with Samsung and has left alone applications more practical for the user and S Health or S Voice.
The Galaxy S6 also incorporates some Microsoft applications including highlight One Drive with a free license for two years and 100 GB in the cloud. A virtual solution to the lack of a physical microSD memory card.
In the new OnePlus Two the system comes with OxygenOS standard and is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop too. The interface is the same as that of pure Android but have included some very practical functions as an advanced equalizer for sound, fast typing with keyboard customization, gestures on the screen off to start applications, LED customization and advanced control notifications to permit applications.
About OnePlus performance we have seen nearly 50,000 points in AnTuTu benchmark. The Galaxy S6 on the other hand is able to overcome the 60,000 points in the same test. Therefore S6 performance is much better than the OnePlus Two.
The OnePlus Two incorporates the USB standard to be imposed in the future, which is the USB Type C. It becomes one of the first devices to have this type of reversible connection we will soon see spread among tablets, as the Nokia N1, computers and other devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 may be the most powerful smartphone of the moment. With an Octa-Core processor of 64 bits developed by themselves they have conquered the summit of all benchmark test. OnePlus Two processor speed has dropped its Snapdragon 810 processor up to 2 GHz, which should be enough to avoid heating problems that experiences the same processor in the Xperia Z3+ or LG G Flex 2. Despite this, Qualcomm processor fails many points in their performance as Samsung processor.
The OnePlus Two has within 4 GB of RAM versus 3 GB available on the Galaxy S6. In the internal memory of OnePlus Two we can choose two capacities, 16 GB or 64 GB, while the variety in the S6 is 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB. A priori it appears that the OnePlus Two 16 GB version is going to stay a little short because it can not be expanded via a microSD card. Finally, both devices have a fingerprint sensor in the same place.
In terms of the battery and autonomy, it is where the OnePlus Two has better results, because it has a battery of 3300 mAh, which will be able to carry the power of charging Qualcomm 2.0. All this added to its resolution and a well-optimized software makes autonomy of OnePlus Two something delightful. The Galaxy S6 can not boast much, since its battery reaches the end of the day without many excesses.