OnePlus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

23 June, 2017 | By Ruchika Sharma
OnePlus5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

Are you in a dilemma about which of the two phones to buy out of the newly launched OnePlus 5 and already popular Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone? Read on for a detailed comparison between the two phones in terms of specs, features and price.

Design: Talking in terms of design, both these phones are stylish and attractive. However; with just 7.2mm thickness and 153grams weight OnePlus 5 is both sleeker and lighter than Samsung Galaxy S8+ that is 8.1 mm thick and 173 grams heavy. The former sports a bold aluminum back and case; while the latter comes with a metal back and case.

Display: OnePlus 5 boasts of an amazing Optic AMOLED display and a 5.5 inches screen size that offers bright 1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD resolution, while the Samsung phone has a super AMOLED display and a bigger 6.2 inches screen size that offers a better Full HD resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass v5 screen protection is supported on both these phones.

Camera: OnePlus 5 is fitted with a 16 MP dual camera while Samsung Galaxy S8+ features a 12 MP camera.

Processor: The latest flagship phone from OnePlus features a powerful Octa Core 2.45 GHz, Krya 280+ 1.9 GHz, Quad Core Processor. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8+ has an equally amazing Octa Core 2.3 GHz, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad Core Processor.

Battery: OnePlus 5 comes with 3300 mAh battery capacity and Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 3500 mAh battery capacity. Both the phones have non removable Li-ion Batteries.

Sim Support: There are separate SIM slots for Dual Sims and GSM + GSM type sim cards on both these smart phones.

RAM: OnePlus 5 is available in 8 GB RAM option; while Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available in 4 GB RAM option.

Storage: OnePlus 5 comes with an inbuilt storage capacity of 128 G; while the Samsung phone comes with just 64 GB internal storage.

Price: Now, this is the catch! When both these phones are compared in terms of pricing, there is a huge difference! OnePlus 5 is definitely a steal with a price of just USD 539 while Samsung Galaxy S8+ might not fit the budget of many with a huge price tag of USD 790.  

Color Availability: At present, OnePlus 5 is available in Slate Gray color and soon other options like Midnight Black and Soft Gold are expected to hit the market On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8+  is available in a wide range of colors like Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Midnight Black and Maple Gold.

Conclusion: Multitasking will be much easier on the sleeker and lighter OnePlus 5 with almost double RAM but the screen may be a little disappointment in front of Samsung Galaxy S8+ which is bigger and brighter. If you are selfie addict than go for OnePlus 5 that offers about 33% more pixel power and also offers more internal storage to save the clicked photos. Above all, save big when you buy OnePlus 5 that is equally rich in features and even better with a review rating of 4.5/5 as compared to Samsung’s 4/5.

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