One of the most anticipated devices of 2017 is finally here. OnePlus finally revealed the OnePlus 5, the newest edition to the OnePlus family. OnePlus 5 packs powerful specs into a beautiful body and a dual camera setup.
As OnePlus 5 is set to replace the current flagship device, OnePlus 3T we compare how OnePlus 5 stands up to OnePlus 3T. You can head below to check the comparison between the devices.
Comparison between OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T
|Comparison Parameters||OnePlus 5||OnePlus 3T|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|Â||CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|LAUNCH||2017, June||2016, November|
|Dimensions||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm (6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 in)||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm (6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||153 g (5.40 oz)||158 g (5.57 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches (~73.0% screen-to-body ratio)||5.5 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)||1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)||Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Adreno 530|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash,Â check quality||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash,Â check quality|
|Features||1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 Âµm @ 16MP & 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.0 Âµm @ 20MP, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama||1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 Âµm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps,Â check quality||2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, Auto HDR,Â check quality|
|Secondary||16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), 1.0 Âµm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR||16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0 Âµm pixel size, 1080p|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Slate Gray||Gunmetal, Soft Gold, Midnight Black|
|Price||About 500 EUR||About 440 EUR|
We have also gathered the top features which make OnePlus 5 stand out in comparison to other phones in the same price point.
From the moment OnePlus pictures leaked online for the first time, it was pretty sure that the device was a copy of iPhone 7 Plus but with Android OS. The official render that emerged online resulted in a big backlash, which caused OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to go on the defensive, stating that people were also worried about the design of the OnePlus 3, but these concerns disappeared as soon as the phone was in peopleâ€™s hands.
Snapdragon 835 & 6/8 GB RAM
The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor which is the biggest highlight of the device.Â The 2017 Qualcomm chipset is manufactured via a cutting-edge 10nm process intended to maximize performance and power efficiency. It features eight custom Kryo 280 CPU cores at 2.35 Ghz and the powerful Adreno 540 GPU.
As far as RAM and internal memory are concerned, it looks like we’re going to see two variants for OnePlus 5â€“ the cheaper gray version of the phone will pack 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, while the Midnight Black version will come with 8GB of the stuff coupled with a storage capacity of 128GB.
OnePlus 5 packs a dual-camera setup like the one found in iPhone 7 Plus. For the superior camera, OnePlus partnered withÂ benchmarking firm DxO. OnePlus 5 comes with a 16MP RGB sensor coupled with a 20MP telephoto camera with anÂ aperture of f/1.7.Â The selfie cam at the front is staying at 16MP, and we do not expect to see any major changes between the 5 and its predecessor.
On the software side, a Pro Mode will substitute the existing Manual mode on the 3T, bringing in novelties such as a histogram that will aid in gauging the exposure levels, an improved reference line, and so on.
One of the biggest changes in the device was the battery. While people were expecting to see a bigger battery, OnePlus dropped the battery capacity from 3400mAh in OnePlus 3T to 3300mAh in OnePlus 5 but OnePlus claims that we will see a 20% improvement in time between charges due to the more energy-efficient Snapdragon 835 and other hardware and software optimizations.
That’s all for the comparison. Do let us know your thoughts about the device in the comments below.