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Article: The new OnePlus 12 and how it compares with the Samsung Galaxy S24: A Fresh Perspective

The new OnePlus 12 and how it compares with the Samsung Galaxy S24: A Fresh Perspective

On January 23, 2024, the global tech community turned its focus to India for the worldwide launch of the OnePlus 12 series. This followed its initial announcement in China in December 2023, setting the stage for a broader market introduction. The event highlighted the latest innovations from OnePlus, showcasing two new models - the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R, along with the OnePlus Buds 3. The OnePlus 12 series, described by Pete Lau, Founder of OnePlus, as a product of a decade-long pursuit of excellence, is positioned to be a leading choice in 2024's flagship series.

The launch of the OnePlus 12 has sparked a direct comparison with Samsung's latest offerings, the Galaxy S24 series.

Key Highlights from the OnePlus 12 Series Launch:

  • The OnePlus 12 series launch brought forward a range of exciting devices and offers. Here's a breakdown of the highlights with the pricing converted to USD:
  • OnePlus 12 Colors and Pricing: The device is available in Flowy Emerald and Silky Black. The 12GB+256GB model is priced at approximately $860, and the 16GB+512GB variant is around $930.
  • OnePlus 12 Features: This model is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, boasting the Trinity Engine and the 4th Gen Hasselblad Camera for Mobile. It's equipped with a 5,400 mAh battery, supporting 100W SUPERVOOC fast charging and 50W AIRVOOC wireless charging.
  • OnePlus 12R Pricing and Specs: Available in Cool Blue and Iron Gray, the 8GB+128GB model is priced at about $530, and the 16GB+256GB variant at approximately $610. It features a 6.78-inch AMOLED 120Hz display and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
  • OnePlus Buds 3: These new earbuds, equipped with a dual-driver acoustic system, are priced at around $73.
  • Pre-Order Benefits: Customers pre-ordering the OnePlus 12 can enjoy various offers, including trade-in bonuses and instant discounts.

OnePlus 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: A Detailed Comparison

Processor Comparison:

- OnePlus 12: Runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, ensuring fluid performance across various applications.

- Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Uses Exynos or Snapdragon (region-dependent), focusing on AI integration.

- Verdict: Both offer robust performance. Samsung edges ahead with AI integration, while OnePlus delivers consistent, high-speed processing.

AI Features Comparison:

- OnePlus 12: Incorporates AI in photography and battery optimization but keeps it minimal.

- Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Emphasizes AI in user experience and camera technology.

- Verdict: Samsung S24 leads in AI innovation, catering to users who seek a more AI-centric experience.

Camera Systems Comparison:

- OnePlus 12: Features a triple-lens setup with a focus on natural color reproduction.

- Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Integrates AI in its camera for enhanced image processing.

- Verdict: Samsung’s AI integration in the camera offers more versatility, although OnePlus excels in capturing natural tones.

Price Comparison:

- OnePlus 12: Starts at approximately $799.

- Samsung Galaxy S24: Prices vary by model - the S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra have different price points.

  - Samsung Galaxy S24: Around $850 (estimated)

  - Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: About $1,000 (estimated)

  - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Approximately $1,200 (estimated)

- Verdict: OnePlus 12 provides a more cost-effective option, offering high-end features at a lower price point. 

In summary, the OnePlus 12 stands as a worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, particularly for those valuing straightforward smartphone functionality and cost-effectiveness. Samsung’s S24 series, however, takes the lead in AI capabilities and camera technology, albeit at a higher price range. 

Also, check out Komodoty’s new range of phone cases for both the Oneplus 12 and Samsung S24 series.

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