The OnePlus 2 was being dubbed the ‘2016 flagship killer’ right about the time Samsung Galaxy S6 was basically crowned the best Android phone with its infamously powerful features. This of course begs the question, which is better? To help you decide, this article compares the two in term of design, performance, software, camera, etc.

Design and Build Comparison

The Galaxy S6 and One Plus 2 both have unique designs, with OnePlus 2 featuring a bigger form with slightly slanted edges, while the S6 is much more rounder. Though they differ in their built design, they have quite a few similarities, ranging from their similar front configuration, both have a speaker at their central top, their camera sensor is positioned on the right and both phone are have home button that also serves as a fingerprint scanner.

When it comes to their build, the Samsung Galaxy S6 takes the crown as being a lightweight with 138g and in a slim 6.8 mm while the aluminium built OnePlus 2 packs 178 g that is 9.8mm thick. It is worth noting that none of the two devices are waterproof

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Lacking in the Galaxy S6, is the alert slider button equipped on the OnePlus 2 handset, which allows convenient navigation between notifications bars. When it comes to ports placement, the headphone jack is at the bottom on the Samsung Galaxy S6 different from the one placed at the top area of the OnePlus 2 handset. Meanwhile the S6 features a flat surface at the back, with the OnePlus 2 having a curved rear. What make difference here is which phone is easier to hold on hand.

Display Comparison

Having a 577 ppi ratio, thanks to its 5.1 inch QHD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel, the Galaxy S6 has more to offer in terms of resolution compared to the 5.5 inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixel and 401ppi, OnePlus 2 is endowed with. Galaxy S6 also makes use of its AMOLED technology rather than LCD found on the OnePlus 2. In terms of screen quality, Galaxy S6 has brighter, more deeply saturated display with creamy hues compared to OnePlus 2’s truer whites.

Software Comparison

S6 is stocked with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, while the OxygenOS is embodied in the OnePlus 2. The TouchWiz gives the S6 more points because of its highly functional features, most notably its combined use of Wi-Fi and LTE data to boost download speeds.

The devices are similar for having their own camera software, a fingerprint scanner and an array of themes, but while OnePlus 2 is adorned with Android Lollipop’s standard battery saver, the Galaxy S6 boasts of an ultra-power saving mode.

Performance Comparison

Noticeably faster in the launching of apps, Galaxy S6 makes use of Samsung’s 8-core Exynos 7420 alongside a 3 GB RAM with One Plus 2 having a RAM of 4 GB and a octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor.

Though neither devices have support for MicroSD, the Galaxy S6 is advantaged with its NFC capability. But don’t overlook the OnePlus 2 device yet, it does bring USB Type-C connectivity to the table, currently being the only smartphone to house this standard.

Camera Comparison

Both cameras feature a 5 mega pixel front camera along with a dual LED flash with optical image stabilization. Samsung offers a 16 mega pixel main camera with OnePlus 2 competing with a 13 mega pixel rear camera and a laser auto focus attribute.

Battery Capacity Comparison

Both have non-removable batteries but the OnePlus 2 has relatively larger 3300mAh battery capacity compared to Galaxy S6’s 2550mAh capacity. OnePlus 2 might surpass the Galaxy S6 when it comes to battery life but the latter makes up for it with faster charging, wireless charging and an ultra-power saving mode.

Conclusion

Deciding which device is better for you should be easy considering how different they both are. The OnePlus 2 might be more appealing because of its design and less expensive price but the Samsung Galaxy S6 has more to offer in the camera and battery department. While the OnePlus 2 is not exactly the ‘flagship killer’ its few inferiorities against the S6 shouldn’t turn you off, it is a more affordable choice. Ultimately the decision lies with you as a user, as both handsets are worth the try.

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