OnePlus has launched their latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5 which competes with the Flagships of other smartphone companies like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, Mi 6 etc. But with the pricing of the OnePlus 5 which is almost half of what the other companies like the Galaxy S8 are priced at makes it a very competitive device in the market for people who are looking for flagship devices in the market – OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8.
One of the most innovative things about the present flagships is the design and the almost bezel-less infinity display in the Galaxy S8 which curves to the sides as well. OnePlus has not done much in terms of design or the display which is the same AMOLED FullHD display seen on the OnePlus 3.
Display: The OnePlus 5’s Full HD AMOLED display just doesn’t stand a chance in front of the Infinity QuadHD display in the Galaxy S8. If you are a person who likes the display to be amazing look nowhere else and go ahead with the Galaxy S8 which has the best display and design of the present breed of smartphones out there. But one thing is that the display is fragile and costly.
||Samsung Galaxy S8
||5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
||5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity QuadHD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
||Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 (India) / Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
|RAM & Storage
||6GB / 8GB RAM
||4GB / 6GB RAM
||16 Megapixel Sony IMX398 (1.12 microns), f/1.7 aperture,EIS, dual LED Flash, 20 Megapixel secondary camera, Sony IMX350, (1.0microns), f/2.6 aperture and a 16 Megapixel Sony IMX371 with f/2.0 Aperture, 1.0 microns front facing camera
||12MP Dual Pixel with LED Flash, 1/2.55″, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size and an 8MP front camera with auto focus, f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle
||Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS
||Android 7.0 Nougat
||64GB / 128GB internal memory
||64GB / 128GB internal memory
||3300mAh Li-ion battery with Dash Charge
||3000mAh Li-Ion battery with Adaptive fast charge
||$479 or Rs. 32,999 for 6GB RAM / 64GB storage
$539 or Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
|Rs. 57,900 for 4GB RAM / 64GB variant
Performance: This is one aspect which the OnePlus 5 excels in, the OnePlus 5 is available with Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU while the Galaxy S8 comes with Snapdragon 835 for the international variant and the Indian variant runs on Exynos 9 Series 8895 SoC which is almost similar in terms of performance to the SD 835 SoC. The one factor which gives the OnePlus 5 a slight edge is the 6GB and 8GB RAM options as compared to the 4GB and 6GB RAM options in the Galaxy S8. The higher 8GB RAM variant helps in giving smooth usage without any lag and to have multiple apps running in the background at the same time.
Camera: The OnePlus 5 comes with a dual camera set up having a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 20MP secondary camera with f/2.6 aperture in comparison to the 12MP Dual Pixel with LED Flash, 1/2.55″ sensor, and f/1.7 aperture. The camera in the Samsung S8 is the same on from the Galaxy S7 which is great and one of the best in the smartphone market, the OnePlus 5 comes with a dual camera set up which is quite impressive to take portrait shots thanks to the secondary camera.
Pricing: OnePlus 5 is priced very competitively at Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM / 64GB storage variants while the 8GB / 128GB storage at Rs. 37,999. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 57,900 for 4GB RAM / 64GB variant while the S8 6GB RAM and 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 64,900. In terms of pricing, the OnePlus 5 is the better device of the two by a big margin. If you are looking for a Flagship device in terms of performance, camera and are price consious the OnePlus 5 is the one for you. But if you want a whole package with performance, design, camera, display etc the Galaxy S8 is the best of the two if you are willing to spend Rs. 20k more.