Samsung Galaxy S6 was the phone that broke the ice, after a long series of failures in terms of designs. The flagship was created from scratch, it’s innovative, luxurious, and its high price is now justified. OnePlus 2 isn’t a big improvement over the first model. Its manufacturer added a fingerprint scanner and a wide metal frame, and the battery has been increased. Let’s see a comparison between them.
Designs and displays
If we put the Galaxy S6 and the S5 side by side, we see a beautiful phone next to a pretty handset. The first one isn’t a solid phone, because it has a back made of glass, so you must be very careful because if you drop it to the ground, it will crack. Galaxy S5 had a plastic shell with a dotted patter, and it didn’t look so awesome, but for some fans, the appearance of this model wasn’t very important, because they bought it for its specs. The screen size was kept at 5.1-inch, but resolution was upgraded from Full HD to QHD, and the pixel density was increased from 432ppi to 577ppi. This new model is a lot thinner, measuring 6.8mm instead of 8.1mm and it’s also lighter, weighting 138grams instead of 145grams.
The OnePlus 2 is thicker than the first model, measuring 9.9mm instead of 8.9mm and it has a metal frame which makes the device more resistant to accidental falls. The default color for the back is Sandstone Black, but you can replace the shell with another one that has a more premium material. Its screen is unchanged, so it still measures 5.5-inch and has a Full HD resolution with 401ppi. In order to keep the price low, OnePlus had to make only small adjustments to the new model.
OnePlus 2 is packed with a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is powered by the best pair of quad core processors, a Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.56GHz and a Cortex-A57 running at 1.82GHz, which are backed by 3GB/4GB of DDR3 RAM which are paired with 16GB/64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S6 is slightly more powerful, according to most of the benchmark results. It uses an Exynos 7420 chipset built using a 14nm processor and it houses two quad core processors: 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57, which are backed by the faster 3GB DDR4 RAM. Its internal memory comes in variants of 32/64/128 GB and none of them can be expanded, as in the case of the OnePlus 2.
The rear camera of the Galaxy S6 has a 16Mp sensor with a wide f/1.9 aperture, OIS, Live HDR, LED Flash and autofocus, while the front camera was upgraded to 5MP and it supports a 120-degree wide-angle, an f/1.9 aperture and Live HDR. The OnePlus 2 has a weaker 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash and other known features. The front camera has the same resolution as the Galaxy s6, but it doesn’t offer the same image quality.
The 2550mAh battery powering the Galaxy S6 stacks against the 3300mA battery which can’t be removed from OnePlus 2 and which lacks a quick charge feature.