OnePlus 6 vs S9+: In-Depth Camera Test Comparison

Hi guys, it’s MTG here, and as promised
I have another OnePlus 6 camera comparison for you today. Make sure to have that notification bell clicked
to be the first to see my next camera comparison with the iPhone X. In this video, I’ll be comparing the OnePlus
6’s camera system to the Samsung Galaxy S9+’s camera system. I’ll be comparing them in various lighting
conditions, and I’ll also take a look at the video and audio qualities of both phones. In this video, everything was set to automatic. Let’s get right into it. The S9 plus has a dual-12 megapixel camera
setup. The main, wide-angle camera can automatically
vary between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, whereas the telephoto camera is a fixed f/2.4. The second telephoto camera allows for 2x
optical zoom, and helps with the depth-effect pictures. The S9 plus can shoot 4K and 1080p at 60 fps,
and 720p at up to 960 fps. Both cameras have optical image stabilization. The front camera is 8 megapixels and has an
aperture of f/1.7. It can take portrait-style pictures using
software and can record video at up to 1440p at 30 fps. The OnePlus 6 also has a dual camera setup. The main camera is 16 Megapixels. The secondary camera has the same focal length,
is 20 Megapixels, and is said to help with portrait mode pictures. They both have f/1.7 apertures. The camera can record up to 4K at up to 60
fps and 1080p at up to 240 fps. The main camera utilizes both gyroscope-based
electronic image stabilization and optical image stabilization. The OnePlus 6’s front camera is an impressive
16 Megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture. It utilizes gyro-based EIS and has auto-HDR
capabilities. It can record video at up to 1080p at 30 fps. Before I begin the side-by-sides, I wanted
to say that the OnePlus 6 produces images that are shockingly comparable to the S9+’s. A lot of the differences will come down to
how each of the phone’s manufacturer chooses to process their images. So keep this in mind as I go through the different
shooting scenarios. I will first take a look at pictures shot
in great lighting. The amount of detail each camera is able to
pick up is great. Here we start to see some of the differences
in image processing between the two phones. Both the sand and the water are slightly different
shades on each phone. This picture shows that OnePlus does try to
make the colors pop. The OnePlus 6’s image looks more saturated. Again, the OnePlus 6 produces the more saturated
picture between the two. And it also appears that it produces the warmer
image. The amount of details each phone is able to
pick up is so similar, that in good lighting, it really comes down to the look that you
prefer. What’s weird is that every once in a while,
the OnePlus 6 will produce an image like this that has colors that don’t pop nearly as much
as the other images it produces. But the overall trend holds most of the time. Overall, both cameras produce great pictures
when there is great lighting. You wouldn’t be disappointed with either camera. But smartphone cameras have been performing
well in great lighting for years. So now I want to shift to more challenging
lighting conditions. Both cameras have terrific HDR capabilities,
and actually did great jobs even when the lighting was not ideal. In this image, I think the S9+ was able to
pick up more details like the different shades of the tree trunk, but the OnePlus 6 did a
great job keeping the entire image bright. This shot is challenging because the foreground
is barely lit, and there is lots of light coming in through windows in the background. I have to admit that the OnePlus 6 produced
the better image in this case. The rock under the dinosaur is better lit
and the light coming in through the window is better handled in the OnePlus 6’s image. In this image, the S9+ was able to better
maintain the colors and lighting of the foreground, whereas the OnePlus 6’s image was darker and
seems to have a lens flare. But it should also be noted that the OnePlus
6 was able to pick up some detail through the window and was even able to capture the
frame of the window. This shot shows how great the S9+’s HDR capabilities
are. The S9+ produces the better balanced image. It’s able to not let the light overpower the
image from the background, and it’s also able to maintain a lot of the details in the objects
in the foreground. In this image in an airport, the same trend
holds. The S9+ doesn’t do as good of a job with maintaining
the blues of the sky out the window, but it is able to produce the more well-rounded image. The foreground is brighter and more colors
are preserved in the S9+’s shot. Now I am going to look at the portrait modes
of both phones. With the S9+, you are able to change the amount
of background blur after you take pictures in its live focus mode. And whereas the S9+ has a telephoto camera
for its portrait style pictures, the OnePlus 6 relies heavily on software and also on some
information from its secondary camera, which has the same focal length as its main camera. Since the OnePlus 6 doesn’t use a telephoto
camera, it’s able to maintain a wider angle. I took these two images from the same spot,
but the OnePlus 6 is able to pick up so much more of the scene from the same vantage point. The S9+ is able to better define edges than
the OnePlus 6. Here, the subject’s hat and part of the railing
is blurred even if it is in the foreground. Also, the OnePlus 6’s slight oversaturation
is more obvious here with pinkish skin tones and the pinkish Supreme logo. This image of me, however, shows that the
OnePlus 6 is capable of some impressive portrait mode shots. I am even slightly over-exposed on the S9+’s
image. But still for most images, the S9+ is able
to pick up more details in the subject’s face, and is able to produce the more true-to-life
skin tones and colors overall. And since the background blur can be changed
after the fact, I can tune the blur to look more natural than that of the OnePlus 6. Both selfie cameras are also really great. They both do a great job at capturing details
in both my face and the scenery behind me. The OnePlus 6 does the slightly better job
of picking up details in the clouds, whereas the S9+ has the slightly more true-to-life
colors. Note that the S9+ can also take portrait style
pictures with its front camera. Although it never really gets my hair right,
it’s still does a pretty good job. Both phones are capable of shooting 4K video
at 60 fps, but since this video is uploaded at 4K 30 fps, that is what I set both phones
to. *video montage*
Just like the pictures shot in good lighting, the video you prefer will come down to the
look that you prefer. Both phones produce very saturated 4K video,
but the color temperatures of each is slightly different. Both phones also have great image stabilization. However, the electronic image stabilization
of the OnePlus 6 may be a bit too aggressive, making for jittery, less natural pans. But electronic image stabilization algorithms
could be reconfigured through software updates. The OnePlus 6’s electronic image stabilization
carries over to its front camera, making for very stabilized video. However, to achieve this, the OnePlus 6 has
to crop in quite a bit. The colors are processed differently, so you
should decide for yourself which you prefer. In terms of audio, OnePlus, in my opinion,
has way to aggressive noise cancelling algorithms. My voice sounds so much less tinny, and much
more natural on the audio from the S9+. As I shift into lowlight, remember that the
S9+ has a dual aperture. It does a pretty good job of consistently
switching to its f/1.5 aperture to let in light. With that in mind, the OnePlus 6’s fixed f/1.7
aperture and software does a pretty good job of keeping images bright. In this lowlight shot, both phones did a pretty
good job of keeping the image bright despite the lighting conditions. The S9+’s larger aperture seems to allow the
phone to not have to rely too much on software, creating the image that has the more accurate
colors. Again, the larger aperture, along with Samsung’s
improved image processing, is simply producing the better photo. More of the colors of the plant are maintained,
and there is more detail overall in the S9+’s image. One downfall to the phone opening up the aperture
is that lights may get blown out. In this image, the OnePlus 6 does the better
job of dealing with all of the different light sources in the image, maintaining more of
the shape and color of the fixtures. In general, however, the S9+ will produce
better low light shots with overall brighter images, more accurate colors, and higher levels
of detail. At the end of the day, the S9+ probably edges
the OnePlus 6 out more times than not. But that’s less of a knock on the quality
of the OnePlus 6, and more praise for how good Samsung has gotten its camera system. People must remember that the OnePlus 6 is
hundreds of dollars cheaper than the flagships I’m comparing it to. I don’t think the OnePlus 6 has competition
in terms of camera quality in anything close to its price range. My camera comparisons with the OnePlus 6 aren’t
intended to simply show which camera is better than the other, they are to show how close,
in actuality, the OnePlus 6 is to the best of the best that cost three, four, even five
hundred dollars more, even if it may not edge them out. I’ll be comparing the two phones more fully
in a future video, but for now I just wanted to see how the camera systems stacked up. I have one more comparison in the works with
the iPhone X. I also have my P20 Pro coming in on Tuesday. Let me know in the comment section what you
want to see next and what your thoughts on this comparison are. That’s all I had to talk about today, thanks
for watching, and I will see you in the next video.

100 Replies to “OnePlus 6 vs S9+: In-Depth Camera Test Comparison”

  1. Thanks for watching! The OnePlus 6 is such an impressive device.
    Read my story on my patron page: and follow me on Instagram and Twitter! I am currently working on my OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X camera comparison. I am also getting my P20 Pro tomorrow, so let me know what videos you want to see with that phone.

  2. I would love if Samsung make the regular S phones with wide angle lenses for those who want a wide angle and they can keep the S+ with the telephoto that would be great.

  3. Finally, a video that does focus on all the aspects which you need to know from a camera. So much bs videos these days. Thanks!

  4. Samsung rear camera is unbeatable! But Oneplus front camera is better with more details! Why both manufacturers don't publish firmware updates (new android versions) for older than two years devices? That's the biggest disadvantage…

  5. OnePlus 6 better on the video well on my phone a piece of crap phone that I got your voice sounds better on the OnePlus coming through my speaker stabilization better on a OnePlus 6 you doing a great job I love your videos I love the way you put you up contents in the perception that you use keep doing a great job

  6. I think i have seen all the videos relating to oneplus 6, and i am sure that you have made the best one yet. The split screen comparison mode is really useful. Next time include the comparison between the different vide modes

  7. nice review, your views and subs are way too low for such quality content. also it would be better if you comparing the pics with the pics dslr took

  8. One plus nailed the cameras this year i hope it continues to get better over time with software updates. Samsung needs to step up its game its shocking that a lower priced phone can rival and beat a flagship that's meant to be dominate in the industry. Well done oneplus 😎

  9. I think the S9+ has the better camera. Even tho i am a Samsung fan, I would probably buy the oneplus 6, because it is a lot cheaper and have many functions that I like.

  10. Samsung users beware of blast while you take a slfie or is sharp in those cases and of course there is this one thing in human world we call it the LAG..tell me when u are done with your samsung and choose the other is really a winner in LAG cases ..where one plus gives best s/w best h/w best camera best price and above all no lags ..m using my one plus 1 still and it never disappointed me

  11. your fucking opinion…I don't own any of the phones but I see Galaxy S9+ pictures seem more warm, and more clear! Did One Plus paid you?

  12. Op6 does a fair fight to S9, and S9 wins by a hair… Although I will by a Op6 is everything I need.. And very nice comparison 👌

  13. I was swiping the screen thinking it’s dust on the screen, then realised its your birthmark. Haha. Sorry, no offence bro, I was a fool. Great comparison.

  14. One Plus 6 💜💜
    I love it. With lower price compared to S9+ it is way better that all I need. Best phone of 2018. I'm gonna get it soon.

  15. Did put the names tags opposite or something, somewhere around from the 4th minute it seems like you put the name tag wrong what u describe looks opposite the name tag put.

  16. Well those phone has a diffrent pros,I like OP6 front camera,It have EIS feature but the microphone are looks weird on OP6,And the S9 Mic deal more better voice

  17. I dont get it :/ I can clearly see that s9 has less details than oneplus 6, pixel 2 etc. then why no one mentions that other phones has much much much better details than s9… I use galaxy s9 AND I HATE THE DETAILS OF GALAXY S9 . it is soooooooo much worse than pixel 2 xl and oneplus 6 in terms of details.. by details i mean sharpness.

  18. Samsung kills oneplus in terms of normal Photo (oneplus is a blurry mess
    right now 9.0.2)
    Oneplus 6 is godlike on 4K stabilisation though and video quality. Id
    choose oneplus if you need a fast phone with good battery and S9+ or
    wait for S10 any day if you're a heavy photographer 🙂

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