Samsung Galaxy S8, the smartphone with some heck of features and gestures, admiring the bezel-less design. And that all bundled with the latest specs. Yet, despite all these things I’m still attracted to the new OnePlus 5
Looking at the specs, OnePlus 5 can compete with Galaxy S8 or can do even better in some cases. Powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, Adreno 540 GPU and 6/8 GB of RAM, the OnePlus5 is quite a powerhouse. Throw anything on it, and it would handle that for you. Getting in the game, Samsung’s S8 is no behind. With the same SoC 835 or its own Exynos 8895, Adreno 540 GPU but a little just 4 GB of RAM if you are only into numbers. But that’s pretty enough, it will handle all your multitasking without a lag. OnePlus likely gets overboard with the RAM thing. S8 does offer an expandable storage of 256GB along with 64 GB of internal storage, which OnePlus 5 doesn’t. But hey, if you are into more storage then you can get the 128 GB variant of Oneplus 5 instead of the 64 GB one.
OnePlus 5’s dual camera doesn’t only look like iPhone 7’s camera but acts a lot like it too. The regular 16MP lens with f/1.6 aperture is backed up by a 20MP telephoto sensor with a f/2.6 aperture which offers 2X optical zoom as well as up to 10X of digital zoom. It is capable of 4K video recording. Also Portrait mode like that in iPhone 7 as well as Pro mode for manual control over settings like ISO, exposure, and speed shutter. The front shooter is same as that in 3T with 16MP resolution.
Moving on to Samsung Galaxy S8, it has a 12MP Dual Pixel main camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and autofocus. The front shooter has an 8MP sensor also with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. OnePlus 5 touches the notch in clicking the moments with its dual camera setup. But S8 is on another level with its mobile HDR and low light photography. Samsung just Slays.
Display and Looks
Now, this title is something which is quite obvious that Galaxy S8’s going to hold. So I would sum it up. Following its predecessor 3T, OnePlus 5 comes with the same 5.5 inches flat AMOLED display with full HD resolution and pixel density of 401ppi. It features an anodised aluminium body and rounded corners. USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. the fingerprint sensor with capacitive bottom beneath the display and alert slider at left corner with volume control.
And now the S8 which comes with 2 screen sizes, 5.8 inches, and 6.2 inches both with Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9, giving QuadHD+ resolution and pixel density of 570ppi. It features a metal and glass sandwich design. USB Type-C and audio jack at the bottom and a dedicated button on one side of the device for launching it’s AI ‘Bixby’. And then its dual curved display and replacement of its physical home button with the navigation bar levelled up its looks.
Some extra perks
OnePlus’s, ‘Dash Charging’ that’s the fastest charging method out there. It gives your phone a day’s juice in half an hour (varies according to your daily usage). Whereas, Samsung has Wireless charging support, Iris scanner. And then the very best thing, Water Resistance which S8 has already there but not in the case of OnePlus 5.
And I do believe that OnePlus should have come up with this thing. But taking a look at the price, we can say that it could be exempted. The Galaxy S8 costs $720 (unlocked) while the OnePlus 5 costs $480 for 64GB variant and $540 for 128GB variant.
So if are a kind of person who goes for looks, glossy finishes or has a photographer bug inside you, then you should go for Samsung Galaxy S8. And if you are a guy who is into heavy apps, games, and multitasking a lot and then giving almost same time in charging your device, then that’s OnePlus 5 for you.