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OnePlus 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ – Can A Cheap Phone Defeat A Giant?

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OnePlus is targeting the high-end market, but the company wants to keep the prices low, so that its products could be accessible to all types of buyers. Samsung is a brand, the biggest manufacturer of Android mobile devices, and like any company with a high reputation, it has higher prices, but more premium smartphones. Below, you’ll find a comparison between the OnePlus 2 and the Plus variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Designs

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a luxurious phone with the front and back sides covered by Gorilla Glass 4. It’s the larger size of the Galaxy S6 with a double-edged screen, so inside, it has the same hardware specifications, only that it has a bigger battery to match with the larger display. The frame is made of aluminum and has a slight curve, the device is 6.9mm thick and has a thumb-friendly power button. The S6 Edge+ lacks a microSD card slot, the battery is non-removable and you’ll have to be careful not to drop the phone, because the glass back is vulnerable to cracks.

The OnePlus 2 is impressive, despite of its lower price. Believe us, the phone doesn’t look cheap at all with the frame made of a magnesium alloy and the back cover that can be removed and which has different variants of textures: sand, wood, Kevlar etc. However, the phone is much thicker, measuring 9.9mm.

Both phones have fingerprint scanners hidden inside the home buttons, which are placed below the screens.

Screens

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a masterpiece and Samsung knows how to be one step ahead of Apple, when it comes to uniqueness. Bringing a phone with a double-edge screen was a good idea and the fans loved the first Galaxy S6 Edge. They wanted a larger display, so Samsung fulfilled their dream. The Plus version has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution (518 ppi) and very vibrant images – the AMOLED technology is famous for making colors look punchy, oversaturated. The sides of the screen have a drawer of applications and contacts.

The OnePlus 2 has a smaller LTPS LCD screen sized at 5.5-inch, which supports Full HD resolution (401 ppi), but its blacks aren’t really blacks and the colors are more natural.

Hardware

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is powered by an Exynos 7420 processor with eight cores, of which four are clocked at 2.1GHz. This processor is very powerful (it was built using a 14nm process), as it was demonstrated in many benchmarks, and its performance is helped also by the 4GB of RAM. The internal memories are available in two variants of 32 and 64GB.

The OnePlus 2 has the latest Snapdragon 810 chipset with two quad core processors running at 1.56GHz and 1.82GHz, and the phone offers two variants of RAM capacities: 3GB for the model with 16GB of storage, or 4GB (DDR4 RAM), which is paired with a double internal memory. Unfortunately, Qualcomm has a problem with overheating and because of that, a hot processor affects the efficiency of the device.

Cameras and Batteries

The back camera from the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a higher resolution of 16MP and the list of features includes LED fash, autofocus, optical image stabilization, 2160p video recording at 30fps and auto HDR. The One Plus 2 has a 13MP main camera with laser autofocus, while the rest of the features are almost identical. The front camera is 5MP on both phones. The images look better (punchy colors) with Edge+’s camera, even if it has an aperture of f/1.9.

The OnePlus 2 has a bigger battery of 3300mAh, compared to Edge+’s 3000mAh, and in tests, it showed that it can last longer.