OnePlus today launched its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 5 in India. The OnePlus 5 price in India starts at Rs. 32,999 for the 64GB variant. The phone will be available for sale at Amazon India and on the OnePlus store from June 22 itself.
The OnePlus 5 can be an affordable alternative as compared to its competitors like iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8. But, the phone can also be compared to its predecessor OnePlus 3T, that was launched last year. OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs. 29,999 and most of its specs are like the OnePlus 5.
Considering the price and the specifications we have done a quick comparison between both the OnePlus devices. Based on this comparison you can decide whether to go for the latest flagship or the former one is still fine.
OnePlus 5 Coverage
OnePlus 5 Vs OnePlus 3T Specifications
|Key Specs||OnePlus 5||OnePlus 3T|
|Display||5.5 inch Optic AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||5.5 inch Optic AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, OxygenOS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, OxygenOS|
4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo
4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo
2 x 2.35 GHz Kryo
2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Adreno 530|
|Memory||6GB/8GB LPDDR4||6 GB LPDDR4|
|Inbuilt Storage||64GB/128GB, UFS 2.1 dual channel||64/128GB UFS 2.0|
|Primary Camera||Dual Camera:|
20MP, f/2.6, 1.6x optical zoom
PDAF, EIS, dual LED flash
|16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash|
|Video recording||2160p @ 30fps,|
1080p @ 30fps, 60fps
720p @ 30fps, 120fps
|Secondary Camera||16MP, f/2.0, EIS, Auto HDR||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery||3,300 mAh||3,400 mAh|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, front mounted||Yes, front mounted|
|SIM Card Type||Dual, nano+nano||Dual, nano+nano|
|Other features||Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, LE, aptX HD, NFC, USB Type C, USB 2.0||Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type C, USB 2.0|
|Weight||153 grams||158 grams|
|Dimensions||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm|
|Price||6GB/64GB - Rs. 32,999|
8GB/128GB - Rs. 37,999
|6GB/64GB - Rs. 29,999
6GB/128GB - Rs. 34,999
Design & Display
OnePlus 5 witnesses a lot of design changes and is visibly inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus. The dual camera setup, thin metal rounded frame with the antenna bands placement are all the visible changes from OnePlus 3T in this latest flagship phone.
The OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution and offers a pixel density of ~401 PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla 5.
The OnePlus 3T also offers a similar AMOLED display with 5.5 inch screen and resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has the same pixel density too. The protection used in OnePlus 3T is Coning Gorilla Glass 4.
So, as we can see both the phones are on the same level in terms of display. It is surely not a decision-making difference between the duo.
Hardware and Storage
OnePlus 5 comes with a Snapdragon 835 chipset with octa-core processor with clock speeds up to 2.45 GHz. This is further coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. The internal storage cannot be upgraded. Graphics are handled by the Adreno 540 GPU.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, a quad-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz and supported by Adreno 530 GPU. The processor is coupled to 6GB of RAM. The phone houses 64GB/128GB of internal storage. Like the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 3/3T’s internal storage cannot be expanded either.
By looking at the hardware of the two devices, we can say that OnePlus 5 is the winner. The OnePlus 5 has powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC while the OnePlus 3 has a slightly lower performing chipset.
Software and Performance
OnePlus 5 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based Oxygen OS 4.5.0. while the OnePlus is available with Android 6.0.1 based Oxygen OS 4.1.5. The OnePlus 3 is also upgradable to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Although Oxygen OS running on top of the OnePlus 5 gets some new features including Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots with its latest update. But still, software is not one of those decisive points between the two devices.
Camera is probably the biggest different between the two devices. The OnePlus 5 comes with an 16MP+20MP rear camera with f/1.7 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The camera features include phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash. At the front, a 16MP, f/2.0 selfie shooter is quite impressive too. Its dual camera system is capable of shooting photos with shallow depth of field through a specialized portrait mode similar to iPhone 7 Plus. It is also capable of recording 4K videos and shooting in RAW format.
The OnePlus 3T comes with a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. It features PDAF, OIS, and LED flash. While at the front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
So, it is obvious that OnePlus 5 has an upper hand in camera department due to a dual camera configuration.
Both the smartphones are almost similar on this aspect. The OnePlus 5 comes with a 3300 mAh battery whereas, OnePlus 3T has a slightly higher capacity 3400 mAh battery.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus 5 is priced at Rs. 32,999 for its 64GB variant. The other 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 37,999. Whereas the 64GB OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs. 29,999 and the 128GB variant at Rs. 34,999. Both the phones are available on Amazon.in as well as on OnePlus store.
Overall, by going through the specs of both the smartphones there are few considerable differences between the two devices. However, if we talk about the hardware, the OnePlus 5 has an upper hand with the latest processor. Also, the camera is again the big difference between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3/3T.
If you are a OnePlus fan and you are eyeing for a flagship device from the company, then the OnePlus 5 is worth considering. However, the OnePlus 5 is more of a lateral successor of the OnePlus 3/3T instead of a generational upgrade.