So the OnePlus 5 is finally out after a year from the announcement of the OnePlus 3? But what’s changed and how can the Chinese company justifies the price increase over last year’s flagship killer aside from the inflation? We put it side by side in our specs comparison to know what’s the difference and answers you’ve been asking.
New design sans waterproofing
Aside from the thinner profile, the OnePlus 5 resembles a lot to the iPhone 7 Plus due to the positioning of the dual camera and curves on edges, which are obvious changes to its metal predecessor. There are just two scenarios, so you either like it or dislike it because of the similarities to Apple’s flagship.
Hardware specs inside
The choice for the Snapdragon 835 is unsurprising but the enhancements it delivers over the OnePlus 3’s SD 820 makes it a big welcome for users. This chip not only provides more efficient battery life but also an extra oomph.
Dual camera with bigger pixels
With the iPhone 7+ having 12MP dual camera setup, the OnePlus 5 easily trumps it with its 16+20MP combination. Not only that, the main 16MP sensor touts f/1.7 lens aperture which is similar to how bright the Galaxy S8’s camera should be. Of course, comparing to the OnePlus 3, the new OnePlus 5 camera setup easily wins it.
Larger capacity, longer battery life
Despite the 3,000mAh juice found on the OnePlus 3, the former flagship still delivers impressive battery life. And with the increase 300mAh and more efficient chipset, the OP5 is expected to maintain the longevity or perhaps add extra a couple of hours.
Still a flagship killer with a killer price
Given how much the pricing has changed ($80), the bigger capacity of RAM, storage, and new dual camera for the OnePlus 5 make it worth it as the OnePlus 3 a year before.
|Display||5.5-inch 1080p FHD display AMOLED, 401 ppi||5.5-inch 1080p FHD display AMOLED, 401 ppi|
|Design||Metal + Curved Gorilla Glass 4||Metal + Curved Gorilla Glass 3|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 820 (2016 flagship chip)||Snapdragon 835 (2017 flagship chip)|
|Chipset||Adreno 530 graphics||Adreno 540 graphics|
|Memory||6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, no SD slot||6/8GB, 64/128GB internal storage|
|Camera||16MP f2.0, phase detection, OIS, 4K video, LED flash||16MP f1.7 + 20MP dual camera, 4K video, EIS, LED flash|
|Selfie||8MP f2.0||16MP f2.0 wide angle front-facing, 1440p video|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC||4G LTE-A, Dual SIM, GPS, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nougat, Oxygen UI||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Battery||3000mAh battery capacity||3300mAh battery capacity|
|Ports and charging||USB Type-C 2.0, Dash Charging||USB Type-C 2.0, Dash Charge|
|Release Date||June 2016 in the Philippines||June 2017 in the Philippines|
|Official price||$400 / P19,000+||$479 / P24,000 in PH for 64GB base model|