Do you prefer Samsung or OnePlus phones?
Two of the most notable companies in the Android space are Samsung and OnePlus. Both regularly offer some of the best handsets the market has to offer, including the Galaxy S20, OnePlus 8, and more.
Samsung and OnePlus phones aim to deliver a top-notch Android experience through and through, but both brands go about doing this very differently.
Some of our AC forum members recently got to talking about how OnePlus and Samsung compare, saying:
Now, we want to hear from you — Do you prefer Samsung or OnePlus phones?
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OnePlus reminds me of the Moto Z from 2016 that I used. Minimal bloatware with a few cool add ons. All of which I'd prefer over the Pixel and real Stock Android. The off screen knuckle tap gestures are definitely much appreciated tricks, reminiscent of my first phone, a budget LG.
During Touchwiz or even Experience, I think OnePlus probably would have had a surefire win. But with One UI I think Samsung really takes the cake. The biggest thing it does well is the one-handed usability. While it really only works on Samsung's own apps (well some of thing, the important ones at the very least), it makes using the Note 9 I have so much easier. With phones all getting so much wider and taller, this focus on one handed use is stellar. In addition since I'm not the greatest with technology, good enough to be used as my family's mobile troubleshooter and giver of phone tips, but not to actually root my device or even create my own stuff on Tasker, KLWP, or KWGT. Good Lock, a downloadable extra from Samsung gives me an easy way to tinker with my phone, to customize it even more to my liking. It hits the perfect spot between functionality and ease of use, for me. Yes, there is the issue of bloatware, but it's not the duplicates from Samsung that annoy me, I'm actually okay with redundancy for some of the apps, but it's the preloaded carrier ones.
Design wise prior to the Note 10s, I think they were on pretty equal footing, though I really liked the 7 and 7t pros. This year I think OnePlus absolutely smoked the Samsungs in design.
So in conclusion, I prefer Samsung over OnePlus for the most part, because of the software(oddly enough).