OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

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 ParametersOnePlus 5OnePlus 3T
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE 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)
SpeedHSPA, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
LAUNCH2017, June2016, November
Dimensions154.2 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)
Weight153 g (5.40 oz)158 g (5.57 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~73.0% screen-to-body ratio)5.5 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OSAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPUOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 530
Internal64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
PrimaryDual 16 MP, f/1.7, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash, check quality16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm @ 16MP & 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.0 µm @ 20MP, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps, check quality2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, Auto HDR, check quality
Secondary16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared portNoNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
ColorsMidnight Black, Slate GrayGunmetal, Soft Gold, Midnight Black
PriceAbout 500 EURAbout 440 EUR
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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 people’s hands.

Snapdragon 835 & 6/8 GB RAM

The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor which is the biggest highlight of the device. 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 5– 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 with benchmarking firm DxO. OnePlus 5 comes with a 16MP RGB sensor coupled with a 20MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/1.7. 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.