Question OP 9 Pro or S21 Ultra?

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HEROEdelREVES

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Hi, I want to update my 6T.
I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

What do yo guys think?
Why I like OP 9 Pro?
- Snapdragon 888
- Thinner
- It comes with super charger
- Lighter

Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
- Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
- Better camera

Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

Thanks and sorry for my english
 
I had both in my cart and chose 9pro. I paid 800 usf for it. The s21 ultra is 1200 usd. The 9 pro has the same processor and everyone talked crap about the camera, but I think it's pretty good. They have same 5g processor. Samsung has micro sd slot which I got away from years ago. Samsungs touchwiz is something I don't care for after having 2 phones a s7edge and a note 10 very laggy(uses a lot of resources). If you want the best camera on a phone buy a nokia or Google phone.
I have also owned a 6t and 7tpro mclaren version phones.
 

Guyinlaca

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At the current prices, I'd take the S21 Ultra. Having used both Samsung and OnePlus phones, I think Samsung provides a more polished product. I'm not saying that the OnePlus 9 Pro is a bad phone, but it doesn't seem like a good value compared to the competition at the moment. Heck, a brand new OnePlus 8 Pro is $599 through OnePlus right now and has virtually all the same qualities. The reports of overheating and unstable software don't help the 9 Pro either. If it gets a discounted price in the coming months, then it may be a more compelling option.
 
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chetly968

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The main complaint about the Exynos is that it gets hotter. Well, the OP9 Pro overheats anyways, so there's no real difference. Oh, and people complain about the Exynos being 0.0xxx% slower, like they could actually feel the difference.
Yeah I hear the exynos is just about as good as this year's 888 and it's almost impossible to tell the difference.
 

craznazn

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Both the Exynos and SD888 run hot and throttle. Here is a pretty good breakdown and comparison of the 2 chips: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16463/snapdragon-888-vs-exynos-2100-galaxy-s21-ultra

More worrisome for the Exynos is its weird clock behaviour, with the new chip really struggling in maintaining its peak frequencies other than for very brief moments – the Snapdragon 888’s X1 core had no such issues. My Exynos S21 Ultra chip bin was quite terrible here, but the better silicon on my second S21 doesn’t improve things too much either.

Basically, the Exynos can run as well as the SD888 in terms of peak performance, but that's partially because Samsung is running it overclocked and it gets HOT. Yes, the SD888 gets hot and throttles, but the Exynos gets hotter sooner, drains battery, and the GPU just sucks (and equally power hungry).
 

HEROEdelREVES

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Thanks to everybody for your help. I've decided by S21 Ultra because of the price. Here un Argentina i can get it for less money.
I'm a Oneplus follower but this time, my wallet choose.
 

AhsanU

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    As a person that has owned an S21 Ultra since it was launched in the USA, I would choose the OP 9 Pro. I have just ordered one through tmobile and can't wait!

    Personally, the S21 Ultra was primarily used for youtube vanced, browsing, and as a business cell. I highly value the software and prefer OP's Oxygen OS over OneUI, hence why I'm replacing the S21 Ultra.

    Both phones are great and you can't go wrong with either, but software matters the most to me and I didn't think I'd miss OOS as much as I have.
     
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    tech_head

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    OnePlus 9 Pro
    I know OP already made the decision.
    Here in the US the OnePlus is cheaper.
    I found a mint 9 Pro for $900 with the original receipt and unused buds.

    The S21 ultra is about $1000. But can't be rooted unless I spend $150 for a bootloader unlock. That makes it more than $1300 because I have to pay tax on the phone.
    Too rich for my blood.
     
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    null0seven

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    Samsung with Exynox, NO !
    Samsung full of Bloatware! Bleah! Oxygen is one of the cleanest Android OS.
    I saw many reviews about camera with S21ultra & OnePlu 9 pro. S21 is better, but not by a lot.
     
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    paysen

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    Actually I prefer the camera of the OP9 Pro over the Mi11 Ultra and the S21 Ultra. The other two might be better for you if you need 10x Zoom very often.

    OS and updates? Samsung has quick updates as well, but Oxygen OS from OnePlus is just so clean and close to stock imo. Xiaomis MIUI is pretty good as well - though I had so many bugs on my mi10 pro which haven't been fixed. And they don't update that often or the OTA doesn't work that well - I was on October 2020's android security version until April 2021.

    Charging and battery: OnePlus and Xiaomi charge much faster than Samsung. Battery life is probably really close between those 3.

    Rooting the Samsung will break Knox with all it's downsides. A lot depends on your preferences but I would go with the OnePlus.
     

    Limeybastard

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    Hi, I want to update my 6T.
    I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

    What do yo guys think?
    Why I like OP 9 Pro?
    - Snapdragon 888
    - Thinner
    - It comes with super charger
    - Lighter

    Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
    - Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
    - Better camera

    Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
    Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

    Thanks and sorry for my english
    Depends. Are you an Android lover or a nonce. ?
     

    ps000000

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    In my country

    S21U no warranty imported Snap888 (256GB not 128GB) = 1,014 USD
    S21U retail 1yr warranty Exynos = 826 USD
    OP9P no warranty imported RAM8/256GB = 839 USD
    OP9P retail soon (nearly into the market)
     

    Atul Menon

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    OnePlus 9 Pro
    Hi, I want to update my 6T.
    I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

    What do yo guys think?
    Why I like OP 9 Pro?
    - Snapdragon 888
    - Thinner
    - It comes with super charger
    - Lighter

    Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
    - Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
    - Better camera

    Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
    Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

    Thanks and sorry for my english
    Hi, I want to update my 6T.
    I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

    What do yo guys think?
    Why I like OP 9 Pro?
    - Snapdragon 888
    - Thinner
    - It comes with super charger
    - Lighter

    Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
    - Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
    - Better camera

    Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
    Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

    Thanks and sorry for my english
    9 pro over exynos s21U. Coz exynos sux, oneui is another meh. software is pretty meh on samsung after android 11. If you getting sd s21U then maibe. If you more concerned on the camera than anything else then go for samsung
     
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      Hi, I want to update my 6T.
      I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

      What do yo guys think?
      Why I like OP 9 Pro?
      - Snapdragon 888
      - Thinner
      - It comes with super charger
      - Lighter

      Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
      - Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
      - Better camera

      Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
      Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

      Thanks and sorry for my english
      Hi, I want to update my 6T.
      I don't know which one is better, OP 9Pro or S21 Ultra?

      What do yo guys think?
      Why I like OP 9 Pro?
      - Snapdragon 888
      - Thinner
      - It comes with super charger
      - Lighter

      Why I like Samsung S21 Ultra?
      - Cheaper (Exynos versión $877 12gb - 256Gb) divided at 9 monthly fees without interest.
      - Better camera

      Which one will you buy if they were at the same price?
      Do you know if Samsung launch faster updates than OP or is it the opposite?

      Thanks and sorry for my english
      9 pro over exynos s21U. Coz exynos sux, oneui is another meh. software is pretty meh on samsung after android 11. If you getting sd s21U then maibe. If you more concerned on the camera than anything else then go for samsung
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      Don't Leave out the charging speed.
      50w wireless.., not many phones does that with cable plug in.
      65w cable charging, is even faster. Awesome.
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      At the current prices, I'd take the S21 Ultra. Having used both Samsung and OnePlus phones, I think Samsung provides a more polished product. I'm not saying that the OnePlus 9 Pro is a bad phone, but it doesn't seem like a good value compared to the competition at the moment. Heck, a brand new OnePlus 8 Pro is $599 through OnePlus right now and has virtually all the same qualities. The reports of overheating and unstable software don't help the 9 Pro either. If it gets a discounted price in the coming months, then it may be a more compelling option.
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      I'd probably take the Ultra. It's a better device all around, but to me it's a bit TOO big. Updates will be faster with the Ultra, Samsung has consistently been putting out monthly updates since the S10. The device will also be supported longer, if you keep your phones for a few years.
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      The main complaint about the Exynos is that it gets hotter. Well, the OP9 Pro overheats anyways, so there's no real difference. Oh, and people complain about the Exynos being 0.0xxx% slower, like they could actually feel the difference.
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      As a person that has owned an S21 Ultra since it was launched in the USA, I would choose the OP 9 Pro. I have just ordered one through tmobile and can't wait!

      Personally, the S21 Ultra was primarily used for youtube vanced, browsing, and as a business cell. I highly value the software and prefer OP's Oxygen OS over OneUI, hence why I'm replacing the S21 Ultra.

      Both phones are great and you can't go wrong with either, but software matters the most to me and I didn't think I'd miss OOS as much as I have.
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      I know OP already made the decision.
      Here in the US the OnePlus is cheaper.
      I found a mint 9 Pro for $900 with the original receipt and unused buds.

      The S21 ultra is about $1000. But can't be rooted unless I spend $150 for a bootloader unlock. That makes it more than $1300 because I have to pay tax on the phone.
      Too rich for my blood.
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