OnePlus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Who Wins In Specs & Comparison Sheet

Here is OnePlus 5, officially announced today by the Chinese company which we have put together its specs against Samsung Galaxy S8 in order to compare. This is a quick look only to learn what is the difference we found between the two, is there a galaxy of difference between them?

All of the OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Details follow:


Finally, this year’s hotly anticipated OnePlus release is everything about to go up against the cream of the Android crop, the OnePlus’s “flagship killer” mantra pitched against some flagships priced several hundred dollars higher. For sake, take a look at the more expensive – than Samsung’s Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5 is just close to killing the powerful king of the flagships can be the OP5?

You might genuinely be considering whether to buy a OnePlus 5 or a Galaxy S8. In fact, increasingly OnePlus handsets are no a days no longer affordable options, though they once were. When compared, users of the Galaxy S8 will definitely point out its design as the best of the phone with Infinity Display, which is probably a sight to behold, and not just because of its curved sides that allow for easier handling, but also it is nearly free of bezels on all sides

Speaking about the Galaxy S8 perks, resulting an enjoyable 18.5:9 display at Quad HD resolution that looks good in its skin. Although the Home button might have gone away, which it gives way to an under-glass button and an additional hardware button – the Bixby digital button. Rather this controversial button activates the still currently unfinished Bixby voice assistant and, for some members, is a little too easy to mistake for a volume button.

With extra inputs, OnePlus returns its highly tactile and useful Alert Slider to the OnePlus 5. In a body that is slightly different from before and has its own share of controversy. The OnePlus is a good-looking phone, comes with a slim 7.25mm thick metal unibody, curved edges, and antenna bands that wrap around the edges, almost disappearing into the frame. But the OnePlus 5 design looks very much like the iPhone 7 Plus, mainly, in antenna lines and, of course, the dual camera placement and style very much resembles the iOS device. Up front, the phone is still decidedly OnePlus, with the same capacitive array that includes a ceramic Home button/fingerprint combo underneath the 1080p FHD AMOLED display

However, the display puts the Galaxy S8 atop the OnePlus in the handling department, but also on paper it is the higher powered panel. The S8 display is already bigger than the 5.5-inch flat panel on the OnePlus, which is still rocking the AMOLED 1080p display well. In terms of features, there are a number of recognized swipes and gestures that can be done in standby to fire up the camera and other shortcuts.

One that’s quite different to the Samsung Galaxy S8 is that the new phone is ever curvier if anything with a curved glass back and even a curved screen, fused together with a metal frame. The bezels on the S8 are similar and it benefits from water and dust resistance, which is one such feature the OnePlus 5 doesn’t have input, but being fully clad in glass the S8 is arguably more fragile, and it’s slightly thicker at 8mm.

The dimensions we are talking about, the Galaxy S8 is surprisingly compact in other ways, coming in at 148.9 x 68.1mm and 155g. While the OnePlus 5 is 154.2 x 74.1mm and 153g, despite having a smaller screen. Forgot to write about the OnePlus 5 display resolution, as it’s a 5.5-inch full HD 1080-by-1090 16:9 ratio screen with a pixel density of 401ppi. Not comparable with the high point of the Galaxy S8 display. On the other hand, the S8 has a curved 5.8-inch 2K (1440×2560) screen resolution with a 750 pixels per inch density. So it’s bigger, sharper and thanks to its curves and lack of bezels – more eye-catching, all while fitting into a smaller frame.

One of the favorite features OnePlus 5 have is the Reading Mode. A feature aside from the blue light filters found in either device that desecrates the display to make it more comfortable for reading, much like Kindle. Since the OnePlus 5 doesn’t sport a couple of useful Samsung display features like the Edge UX or the Always-On Display.

Underneath the hood, power is definitely a gambler not wanting on either pone s the Snapdragon 835 powers both of them, the Exynos 8895 chipset (depending on where you are in the world) for Samsung Galaxy S8. Despite its global reach, OnePlus is actually taking a page out of an increasingly common Chinese spec book by providing not only more than 4GB of RAM, but higher capacity of oneboard storage to along with it. The OnePlus 5 will be available in two versions, one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage capacity, which are both not expandable via microSD card.

In order to get your hands on the OnePlus 5 with less memory and storage capacity. Spend $60 less to buy a lesser RAM powered OnePlus 5, rather than the huge 8GB hardware, beacuse both the models has same software and hardware department.

On software front, both the handsets run Android Nougat, though the S8 is on 7.0, while the OnePlus 5 is one step further running newer 7.1.1. But both are sure to get updated to Android 8.0 ‘O’ when it’s available. The main difference here isn’t in the operating system itself but in the interface that’s been put on top. The S8 sports ‘Samsung Experience’, which is the latest version of what used to be known as TouchWiz. It’s sleek and pretty quick, looks quite different to stock Android and is packed full of features, including Samsung’s own digital assistant, Bixby AI.

OxygenOS, used by the OnePlus 5, is a lot cleaner and closer to pure Android, but still has some extra features built on top, such as a reading mode and gesture controls. Shelf returns and is still a nice place to put widgets so that they are out of the way, and already mentioned about the availability of gestures and display features, that might actually play to strength of the underdog competitor.

Photography department, when we speak of, the OnePlus 5 has a dual-lens camera, combining with 16MP and 20MP lenses. One of which is that can comnbine the two to blur backgrounds while keeping the subject in focus – something we are accompanied with iPhone 7 Plus’s Bokeh effect, which can create striking images. Similarly, those effects also inserted into the Honor 6X, though.

The other is for optical zoom, let you zoom in without degrading the quality of your image. It also sports speedy AF (autofocus), the ability to shoot 4K video, and, in the case of the main 16-megapixel lens, f/1.7 aperture, which is larger than most phones have currently, allowing it to capture more light.

While the Galaxy S8’s only single-lens snapper, is also, one of the best we’ve come across. It’s 12MP and also has an f/1.7 aperture, plus optical image stabilization and the ability to record 4K resolution videos by means. The OnePlus 5 manages to tuck in a 2x zoom telephoto lens right next to the main shooter in order to bring its own kind of zoom and Portrait mode to the Android masses.

The result in a picture experience that remains very familiar to previous software, meaning that swipes and minimal presses on the viewfinder are par for the course. The manual pro mode, however, includes a toggle for RAW capture and even a histogram so that experienced photogs have those tools at the ready. But OnePlus is trying to up the selfie game by making their front facing shooter a whopping 16 MP monster. Again, we’ll be making fuller comparisons in our VS pitting these two camera combos against one another, soon.

Now, the battery and power house, the OnePlus 5 has a significantly bigger battery (3300mAh) to the Galaxy S8’s 3000mAh unit. It remains to be seen how the OnePlus 5’s will compare, with the goodness of Galaxy S8’s, which easily lasts a day for most users. Both phones support fast charging, so you won’t need to plug them in for long.

You’ll also find the Galaxy S8 in a wider range of colors, including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold, while the OnePlus 5 just comes in Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Price

The OnePlus 5 retails for $479/£449 (around AU$630) if you want a 64GB version or $539/£499 (around AU$710) for 128GB. The Galaxy S8, which costs $725/£689/AU$1,200, and you only get 64GB of storage for that, but it has a microSD card slot to expand.

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