Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphone is displayed during a media event in Seoul, South Korea, April 13, 2017. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

OnePlus 3T is better value, while Samsung Galaxy S8 is the better device. It’s reportedly the best smartphone in the world right now, though arguably. The 3T sits right below. It’s as good as any other flagship mobile in the market today, undercutting their price by as much as £200 (AU$350 approx).

OnePlus 3T is a super-great smartphone. It may not pack all the bells and whistles, but it’s great nonetheless. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 offers the best of the best in every aspect, from a stunning design to a dazzling display, immense power, excellent camera and much more. However, all these come at a cost, that too a big one. The Galaxy smartphone will go on sale in Australia from April 28 for $1,199, and the S8 Plus for $1,349. Naturally, at this price, one can expect only the best.

There is nearly a £300 (AU$510 approx) difference between the prices of the handsets. In terms of design, the OnePlus 3T is quite good-looking. The Gunmetal and Midnight Black varieties look awesome. It has a premium look and feel with an all-glass and aluminium build. However, the Galaxy S8 is straightaway stunning. It barely has any bezels but has a curved screen. Many are of the opinion that the Samsung handset is the most-beautiful piece of block up to now. The OnePlus 3T has a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The AMOLED screen is very crisp.

The Galaxy smartphone has a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen, which many consider as the best smartphone display until now. It delivers incredible brightness and contrast. It comes with Quad HD clarity and mobile HDR support. However, OnePlus 3T delivers too on the display front, though not as good as the Galaxy smartphone. The level of detail one can get from this $600 phone is absolutely amazing. The 16MP primary camera also offers plenty of details. The 12MP shooter in Galaxy S8 grabs three photos with each snap.

It then uses the spares to improve the single result, minimizing blur and other defects in the process, writes Stuff. Due to the quick dual-pixel autofocus and OIS, the S8 almost always clicks amazing photos. It’s surely a standout main camera, though the 3T is also pretty good for on-the-go shooters. When it comes to power and performance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 6GB of RAM can handle almost anything from heavy-duty games, apps and media. This Android is plenty fast with the OxygenOS skin on top of Nougat.

However, Samsung Galaxy S8’s combo of 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 835/Exynos8895 processor wins. It’s more efficient and more powerful. That being said, one may not find much difference in day-to-day usage. The OnePlus 3T doesn’t have a microSD slot to expand storage from its 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The Galaxy S8 can take a 256GB microSD card to supplement the 64GB that's found inside. Galaxy offers a Gear VR headset and also the DeX dock for converting the phone to a desktop PC of sorts. The Iris scanning also comes healthy.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is IP68 certified, which makes it water and dust-resistant. OnePlus 3T does not offer such high functionalities. It provides just about everything sans the added benefits.