iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – They Pack The Latest Hardware Around


The iPhone XS is an add up to the latest flagship phones from Apple. The phone is the successor of the iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max is the bigger model, you will also get an affordable one with a big screen size as well which is iPhone XR.

We have taken our time to compare the latest newly launched iPhones with the top flagship phones around. In this post, we will be comparing the iPhone XS with the OnePlus 6 which is also a heavyweight phone with great features.

iPhone XS
iPhone XS
OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6

iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – Design


The iPhone XS is a premium device that features one of the best material around in the body. The phone is crafted with a Stainless Steel on the body while the back is coated with a glass. The phone support wireless charging and the notch on the front are also appealing.
You can buy it in Silver, Gray, and Gold colors.

The OnePlus 6 is also a great phone. Noticeable on the device is the notch and the premium body that is built with metal and a glass. The phone also supports wireless charging technology. Both the iPhone XS and the OnePlus 6 has an IP68 rating, which means they can survive in water for up to 30 minutes and they are also dust resistant. The OnePlus 6 is lighter than the iPhone XS as it measures 74.8 mm x 154.9 mm x 7.6 mm in dimensions and 175g whereas the iPhone XS measures 70.9 mm x 143.6 mm x 7.7 mm and 177g.

iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – Display

The iPhone XS has a body display size of 5.8 inches which is not that big nor too small and the phone makes use of OLED Capacitive touchscreen. This custom OLED displays promise to deliver the most accurate color in HDR and true black. The screen features the most durable glass ever in a smartphone as claimed by the maker and it has a resolution of 1125 x 2436 Pixels and 463 pixels per inch density.

The OnePlus 6 comes in a large screen size of 6.21 inches FHD+ with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and a screen resolution of 2248 x 1080 Pixels. It has a corning gorilla glass 5 protection and the 2.5D curved glass screen promise great Contrast Ratio. It has a screen to body ratio of 84% which is higher than the 81.4% the iPhone XS has.

iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – Camera

The dual camera configuration on the iPhone XS promise to bring quality shots to users. The sensors consist of 12MP + 12MP on the back with features such as Smart HDR and an enhance bokeh effect that promise to deliver professional photos in a Portrait mode.
The all-new dept control lets you adjust the depth of field in portraits after you have taken the shots. It also shoots 4K videos as well and the front camera is 7MP and it supports 1080p, wide angle lens and portrait mode as well.


The OnePlus 6 has a dual camera configuration of 12 Megapixels + 12 Megapixels with dual LED flash and it also shoots 4K videos as well. It has a front facing camera of 20 Megapixels with f/2.0 Aperture, and Infrared Face Recognition features.

iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – Performance

The iPhone XS is preloaded with a generous in-built memory of 64GB/128GB/512GB. It has the all-new Apple A12 Bionic chipset with Hexa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. The performance here has been increased up to 50% and the phone now has a low 50% power usage efficiency.

The OnePlus 6 packs the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset with an octa-core processor that runs at a speed of 2.8 GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM. The internal storage unit is either 64GB, 128GB or 256GB depending on the model you buy.
The OnePlus 6 is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo with a nonremovable battery capacity of 3,400mAh, while the iPhone XS battery promise to last 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X. On the overall hardware, the iPhone XS will perform better than the OnePlus 6.


iPhone XS VS OnePlus 6 – Price

The iPhone XS with 64GB of storage will start selling at a price of $999, the model with the huge 512GB will cost around $1,349, while the OnePlus 6 starting price is $600. 

Our Verdict:

It’s just a matter of Android and iOS. If you are looking for Apple products to buy then the iPhone XS is a great device, however, the price alone will be a turn off to some people and if you are among them, then the OnePlus 6 is a good phone to buy.

The iPhone XS will perform better on paper, the truth remains that you will hardly notice any difference in real life when it comes to performance. Since the OnePlus 6 is equipped with the latest hardware around with an update to the latest Android Pie OS which will give you the feel of an iOS phone.
You just need to sit down, note down all the requirements you need on a new phone and make your choice.