After a never-ending wait, populartech giant OnePlus has finally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 2 in the global arena.
With only two smartphones in the mid-range market, the underdog Chinese manufacturer has given tough competition to the lights of Samsung, HTC, and Apple.
The OnePlus One was an ideal flagship killer last year, and now its successor is also set to hit the sales of Galaxy S6, HTC M9, and other high-end smartphones rolling in the market.
The new phone packs a great set of specs at an enticing price tag, and has been directly compared to the finest high-end smartphone of 2015, the Galaxy S6. Both smartphones come at different price tags, but when it comes to performance, you might notice some real similarities. Check out our detailed comparison to know more about the major similarities and differences between the finest and most affordable flagship smartphone of 2015!
In terms of design language, Samsung Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 go head to head with h2 build and alluring craftsmanship. The famous Galaxy S6 features glass on the rear and is perfectly complimented by h2 metal frame giving a smooth and elegant feel. It’s barely 6.5mm thick and comes in a rich set of colors including, Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz.
Moving ahead, the new OnePlus 2 also features a metal frame, precisely made up of magnesium/aluminum alloy. It does not features glass on the rear, but offers rich customization support with swapp able back covers. The default one is the sandstone black, while other ones include some real woods such as, rosewood, bamboo, and Kevlar. On whole, both phones look really premium, but when it comes to build quality, Galaxy S6 feels slightly better with its less creaky glass back.
In terms display capabilities, Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 both serve perfectly with their beautiful and crisp displays. Whether you’re watching a 4k video or playing a high-end game, both of these phones will give best viewing experience by producing, crisp, vibrant, and rich colors from all angles.But, when it comes to color rendering and detailing, Galaxy S6 will look a whole lot better than OnePlus 2.
Samsung’s power packed flagship comes with a very exclusive 5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad HD screen, and features an incredible viewing experience at a pixel density of 577ppi. It gives a great viewing experience, and performs better than 5.5-inch full HD screen of OnePlus 2. The screen of this phone definitely bigger, but its pixel density is very low in comparison to Galaxy S6! So, without any questions, the Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S6 is the real winner in terms of display capabilities.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 both power up by high-end hardware to give extremely smooth and lag-free performance.The powerful Galaxy S6 has been equipped with company’s own octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset, while the new OnePlus 2 has been powered by upgraded Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit chipset. Both processors perform ideally, and give best user experience while handling multi-tasking or demanding apps. This chipset packed with OnePlus 2 is version 2.1 of Snapdragon 810, and has been specifically designed to perform without heating up issues like it had on these two phones – LG G Flex 2 and Sony Xperia Z3+.
Both devices pack incredibly fast processors and perform perfectly, but the 4GB RAM equipped with 64 gig variant of OnePlus 2 is definitely a better choice over 3GB RAM shipping with Samsung Galaxy S6.
On the software front, both Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 run the latest iteration of Android with their own custom UIs. Samsung has given a whole new feel to Galaxy S6 with its improved TouchWiz interface, while the new OnePlus 2 has been enriched with upgraded Oxygen OS featuring more of stock Android experience with highly customizable options.
For photography enthusiasts, OnePlus 2 and Galaxy S6 both serve as a perfect camera companion from all aspects. The new OnePlus 2 packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with a rich set of features like OIS, dual LED flash and laser auto focus, while the powerful Galaxy S6 features a 16-megapixel rear shooter with non-laser autofocus, OIS, and LED flash.Both phones produce beautiful images, and offer full support to record 4k and slow motion videos with complete perfection.
On the front side, both smartphones go head to head with 5-megapixel snappers, but video capturing on Galaxy S6 looks slightly better with a higher resolution of 1440p.
In terms of storage, Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 offer sufficient room to keep a rich selection of files.Both phones lack expandability, but offer enough built-in storage to cater standard as well as power users with complete perfection. Samsung Galaxy S6 comes in three storage variants with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB built-in storage, while OnePlus 2 will be hitting the shelves with two storage variants packing 16GB and 64GB of memory.
On the connectivity front, Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 go head to head with a rich set of options like, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, 3G, and 4G LTE.Both phones offer fast downloading and uploading speeds, but in terms of USB connectivity, OnePlus 2 gets thumbs upagainst Galaxy S6 with the latest USB Type-C connectivity offering a rich set features than standard microUSB 2.0.
The battery packed with OnePlus 2 and Galaxy S6 also creates a major line of difference. On one hand, Galaxy S6 powers up by a decent battery of 2550mAh, while on the other, the new OnePlus 2 feature mammoth power support with a bigger battery of 3300mAh. Although, Galaxy S6 will slight benefit from power saving capabilities, but the big margin of 750mAh is something that can’t ignored by any means!
In the Indian market, after several price cuts and discounts, Samsung Galaxy S6 is rolling at a price around 40k. It was officially unveiled at a higher price tag, but recently Samsung modified its pricing strategy and reduced its price to somewhere around 38-40k.The new OnePlus 2 on the other hand, has been launched at an enticing price of Rs. 24,999 for 64GB variant and $329 (around Rs 21109) for 16GB variant.
The entire face-off between Galaxy S6 and OnePlus 2 looks extremely close and interesting. Apart from display and build quality, both smartphone go head to head in most categories, and promise smooth and trouble-free experience right from the word go.So, considering the lower-price tag and powerful battery, the new OnePlus 2 might just win against Samsung’s big boy.