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Now that they've both launched, are you planning on picking up a OnePlus 9 or Samsung Galaxy S21?

OnePlus 9 Pro vs. Galaxy S21 Ultra cameras
OnePlus 9 Pro vs. Galaxy S21 Ultra cameras (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

Two of the best Android phone manufacturers, Samsung and OnePlus, have now released their 2021 flagship lineups. First with the Galaxy S21 series, and now with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, we Android faithful have five fantastic phones to choose from when making a purchase decision. As many die-hard fans as each brand have, there are certainly those who like to jump back and forth between generations, from OnePlus to Galaxy.

If you are coming from a OnePlus 8T or earlier, are you planning on picking up a 9 or 9 Pro, or are you more likely to jump ship for something like the Galaxy S21 Ultra? There is some internal debate along these lines right now in the AC forums...

Has anyone gone from a OnePlus device to the S21? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I currently have a OnePlus 7 Pro, and I've been waiting for the 9 series launch, to see what they had to offer. After seeing the specs and reading/watching a ton of reviews of the 9 series, I'm on the fence between upgrading to a 9 or the Galaxy S21. I prefer to root my phones. I'd like to hear your experience,...

ledvedder

S21 Ultra is definitely a better overall value IMO. In terms of root, never bothered with that for many many years now so no can't speak on that. The only reason to get OnePlus 9 Pro is if you prefer oxygen OS so much that you don't like anything else. If not I think S21 Ultra is better. S21 has better overall hardware (especially camera hardware), better updates (monthly security updates...

bhatech

S21 Ultra is definitely a better overall value IMO. In terms of root, never bothered with that for many many years now so no can't speak on that. The only reason to get OnePlus 9 Pro is if you prefer oxygen OS so much that you don't like anything else. If not I think S21 Ultra is better. S21 has better overall hardware (especially camera hardware), better updates (monthly security updates...

bhatech

Now we want to hear from you — Now that they've both launched, are you planning on picking up a OnePlus 9 or Samsung Galaxy S21?

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5 Comments
  • Australia still can't buy OnePlus phones so there is no choice between the two. Not that I'd ever consider a Samsung phone anyway regardless of reviews or specs.
  • Already bought the S21 Ultra and it's a monster of a phone. No thanks on this month's crappy One Plus.
  • Same already bought the s21 Ultra and it's brilliant even with the exynos version. Was looking at getting the one+ but from what I've seen from the reviews it's gone backwards.
  • Bought the S21 a couple of weeks ago and was also waiting on the OnePlus announcement to decide which one to keep. Nothing about the OnePlus would make me want it over S21. And given that I have AT&T, I am limited with 5G on the OnePlus anyway.
  • Today received my new OnePlus 9Pro. These phones are great as they are high spec and no bloat ware. Samsung is riddled with it.