OnePlus has just announced the launch of its new flagship phone, OnePlus 5. SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 is by far best phone of 2017. But OnePlus’s new phone could be about to give it a serious run for its money. Here is the comparison between the two – OnePlus five vs. Samsung Galaxy S8.
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The OnePlus five is launching in India today at 14:00 in Mumbai and will be available on Amazon from 16:30 hrs. Watch the live stream here- https://oneplusstore.in/launch2017/live
Size and Build
Regarding size, the OnePlus 5 falls somewhere between the smaller Galaxy S8 and larger S8+. Even so, it is the widest of the bunch. However, the S8 series phones are relatively tall and narrow, which helps keep them portable and easy to hold in one hand.
Another advantage 5 has over the S8 is durability. The Samsung flagship’s “all glass” design may be stunning, but it’s also fragile. However, OnePlus’s anodized aluminum body ensures better durability than the S8.
Design and Display
The OnePlus 5 looks attractive with its Iphone-7 like the design, especially the rear panel. On the other hand, Samsung has brought in a new look to its phone – a bezel-free design with an edge-to-edge display. The craftsmanship of the S8 is impressive enough, but OnePlus 5 strikes the right balance between aesthetics and practicality. The only disadvantage of S8 is its fingerprint scanner at the back. The 5 has a better accessibility with a large, reliable scanner at the front.
The S8 series’ so-called Infinity Displays maximize the space on the front of the phone, fitting in more screen area. The OnePlus 5 offers only a mere 5.5-inch full-HD display where the S8 has a display of 5.8-inch bezel-free. Also, S8 wins with its Super AMOLED Quad HD+ display quality and more resolution.
Processor and Storage
While Samsung has its own Exynos 8895 processor, OnePlus offers the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. With a better 8GB RAM capacity and better graphics, we can expect a better performance from the new OnePlus.
Although OnePlus offers more internal storage of 128 GB than S8’s 64 GB, it, however, has no expandable storage. S8 wins here with an external storage capacity up to 256 GB.
OnePlus 5 features a dual-camera setup, combining a 16-megapixel sensor with a 20-megapixel telephoto sensor. This not only improves photography but with handy features like background blur or spirit level feature with dual Flash is quite impressive.
OS and Battery
The OnePlus 5 runs Android 7.1.1 and is almost as pure and user-friendly as Google set it to be. OnePlus’ OxygenOS also adds a handful of positive features which are extremely helpful. Like the Reading Mode which makes it exactly like your e-reader or the Gaming DND mode that prevents all notifications while playing a game. The S8, on the other hand, comes pre-loaded with bloatware you’re unlikely ever to use. Even Bixby, Samsung’s much-hyped voice assistant, doesn’t work to its full capabilities yet.
OnePlus also wins with its extra battery of 3300mAh and Dash Charging feature. More importantly, the OnePlus 5 provides a battery life with its less demanding screen to power.
Hands down, OnePlus 5 is the best option for an average budget price with specifications as high as S8. The black model, which comes with 128GB of storage and an 8GB of RAM, costs $539 (₹ 35,000), while the gray model, with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, costs $479 (₹ 31,000)). The Samsung Galaxy S8, meanwhile, with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, costs $897 (₹ 57,900).
For full specification comparison of OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8, read here: http://www.gadgetsnow.com/compare-mobile-phones/OnePlus-5-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-Plus