OnePlus 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: The Ultimate Showdown

By ANAS KHAN 11 Min Read

OnePlus 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: The first major smartphone duel of 2024 is expected to be between the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the OnePlus 12. On December 5, OnePlus will introduce its latest flagship phone in China, giving us our first true look at the OnePlus 12. A global release is expected in early 2024, maybe around the same time that Samsung releases its next Galaxy S phones.

To catch people’s attention, the OnePlus 12 will be equipped with a high-performance CPU, updated cameras, and a brighter display. And, while we don’t yet know the pricing, OnePlus’ phone is expected to be far less expensive than the Galaxy S24 Ultra, providing smartphone customers with a lower-cost flagship option among the greatest Android phones.

The S24 Ultra leads Samsung’s upcoming phone lineup, which is expected to debut as early as January 17. When it does arrive, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to add its own camera enhancements, as well as a slew of AI-powered capabilities. Here’s how the battle between the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the OnePlus 12 is shaping up

OnePlus 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Specs Rumoured

OnePlus 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Specs Rumoured
OnePlus 12 (rumored)Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (rumored)
Refresh rate120Hz adaptive144Hz adaptive
Display6.8 inches6.8 inches
Rear cameras50MP main, 50MP ultra wide, 64MP 3x200MP main, 12MP ultra wide, 50M 5x
Front camera32MP selfie12MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Storage128GB/256GB/1TB256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Charging100W wired, 50W wireless45W wired, 15W wireless
Battery5,000 mAh5,400 mAh
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Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Performance

Expect little difference in terms of speed and processing power between the OnePlus 12 and the Samsung Galaxy S24. OnePlus has stated that its upcoming flagship would use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 system-on-chip, which was debuted in October, and all indications point to the Galaxy S24 Ultra following suit. Other Galaxy S24 variants may employ an Exynos 2400 chipset instead, depending on where they are released, but the Ultra is believed to use just Qualcomm silicon.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Performance

Both the OnePlus 11 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra used the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, albeit Samsung’s version was optimised for greater performance, and the benchmark results were similar. If history repeats itself with the OnePlus 12, OnePlus appears to have the upper hand. You not only get the same performance for less money, but you may also obtain a phone with up to 24GB of RAM.

Samsung could improve its performance in various ways. The business has already stated that it intends to make artificial intelligence a major feature on its phones, and the S24 lineup is expected to be the first to benefit from this trend. On-device translations, generative text assistance to help you write letters and summarise web pages, and image generating tools are among the potential capabilities Samsung has floated for its Galaxy AI programme.

OnePlus 12 rumours haven’t revealed anything about the phone’s AI-powered features. As a result, Samsung may find itself on the right side of a significant feature gap between the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the OnePlus 12.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Design And Display

If you’ve seen the existing OnePlus 11 and Galaxy S23 Ultra variants, you’ll have a fair sense of what the upcoming devices will look like. The OnePlus 12 design has already been shown, and it appears very similar to its predecessor, save for the reappearance of the Alert Slider, which has been missing from the last several versions. Although Samsung’s design is still unofficial, leaked renders reveal it to be essentially the same as last year’s, although with a less curved display.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Design And Display

Whether or whether a design works is usually a matter of personal preference. Some people may like the OnePlus 12’s obvious circular camera array on the rear, while others will prefer the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s more subtle design, in which the camera lenses are stacked vertically and integrated into the phone’s back panel.

We expect the Galaxy S24 Ultra to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and provide IP68 water resistance, which means the phone can withstand being submerged in water. We’re still waiting to see how water resistant the OnePlus 12 is. It was IP64 for the OnePlus 11, which protects the phone from splashes but not much more.

In terms of display size, it appears that the OnePlus 12 will have a modest rise to 6.8 inches. That would make its display the same size as the one on the Galaxy S24 Ultra. In addition, OnePlus promises a very brilliant display – 4,500 nits. That would easily outperform the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is expected to have a maximum brightness of 2,500 nits.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Cameras

Cameras are likely to be a major point of contention in any OnePlus 12 vs. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comparison, especially given that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is our current pick for the best camera phone overall. Samsung is said to be looking to improve on that benchmark by upgrading both the primary camera sensor and the telphoto lens.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Cameras

According to one rumour, Samsung will use a 1-inch sensor for the S24 Ultra’s main camera, which will assist collect more light for brighter photographs overall. In terms of the telephoto lens, it appears that one of the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 10MP telephoto lenses will be replaced by a 50MP lens with a 5x optical zoom. While this isn’t as long as the existing phone’s 10x zoom, the greater quality may result in better images. 

The camera specifications of the OnePlus 12 have already been revealed by OnePlus. The new phone will have a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera, and a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The relationship between OnePlus and lens expert Hasselblad will continue with the OnePlus 12, so we may see additional improvements to colour calibration and image brightness.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra Battery Charging And Life

With regards to battery life, both the OnePlus 11 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra stand out, landing spots on our top phone battery life list. To do that, you need to survive 12 hours or more on our battery test, which the OnePlus 11 (13 hours and 10 minutes) and Galaxy S23 Ultra (12 hours and 22 minutes) easily accomplished.

Charging speeds are something to keep an eye on. The OnePlus 11’s 80W wired charging speed roughly triple that of the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 45W charging speed. (It’s even faster outside of the United States, where different voltage rules allow the OnePlus 11 to charge at 100W.) According to rumours, the OnePlus 12 would have the same wired charging speeds as the S24 Ultra, whereas a previous rumour claiming that the S24 Ultra would have 65W charging speeds has been disproved.

Oneplus 12 Vs Galaxy S24 Ultra PRICE

We don’t know how much each phone will cost at this point, but it’s clear that the OnePlus 12 will be the less expensive of the two. The pricing difference between them and their predecessor suggests that little will change this time around.

The OnePlus 11 starts at $699, making it $100 less expensive than Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy S23. (You can get the Galaxy S23 FE for less, but it has an outdated chipset and makes other sacrifices to get the lower price.) Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung’s flagship phone, starts at $1,199. In other words, the price difference between the two phones is $500.

It’s impossible to predict whether that gap will remain the same this year; for example, the OnePlus 12 is adding some premium features that could result in a price increase. Even if a new phone means a new beginning price, we expect the OnePlus 12 to be hundreds of dollars less expensive than the Galaxy S24 Ultra.


The performance and design of the OnePlus 12 and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra are believed to be comparable, with the OnePlus 12 using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 system-on-chip. Both phones are likely to include up to 24GB of RAM as well as AI-powered services including on-device translations and generative text aid.


Is Samsung better or OnePlus better?

While both phones use a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the one in the Samsung Galaxy S23 has been tweaked for quicker performance. We put the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy to the test, and here are the findings. When it comes to sheer performance, Samsung’s chipset outperforms OnePlus.

Is OnePlus camera better than Samsung?

Detail capture: OnePlus clearly outperforms in this category, especially in low-light circumstances. Colour profile: When compared to OnePlus, Samsung performs a far better job of preserving a consistent colour profile between its main and wide-angle cameras.

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