1. Darwin503's Avatar
    I currently have a OnePlus 8 5g, and I'm not in love with it. The OS can be wonky and the pictures suck.

    I'm considering the T-Mobile deal to trade in my OnePlus for the s21 5g.

    My main concerns are battery life and picture quality.

    Should I trade?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-20-2021 09:01 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I do believe the picture quality on the S21 is superior to the OnePlus 8's. According to GSM Arena, the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 4000 mAh whereas the OnePlus 8 has a 4300 mAh battery. On paper the 8 has more staying power but perhaps review videos would give better impressions.

    Let us know what you decide!
    01-20-2021 09:18 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged, initial guest post owner changed to the OP, thread cleaned up.
    01-21-2021 02:19 AM
  4. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. If you don't mind a polycarbonate back this may be a good deal. The latest chips are meant to be more power efficient than the chip in the OP 8 You will need a power brick though as it doesn't come in the box. Reviews on YouTube seem to favour the cameras on the S21. So it could be a good upgrade for you if you hate the OP 8.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-21-2021 02:46 AM
  5. cknobman's Avatar
    I say get the S21.
    OnePlus are the most overrated and overhyped Android phones out there IMO.
    01-22-2021 09:45 AM
  6. gray2018's Avatar
    I would go with the S21. Even though now they are both alike in terms of missing key components, I have the Oneplus 8 and I hate it. I personally would not purchase another Oneplus device again. I flat out hate Oneplus' Android skin/software.

    Even though with Samsung, you don't get expandable memory or a headphone jack like OP, at least you still get other things like being able to use wireless charge and always on display if you want and a wider range of cases/accessories.
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