Is it time to upgrade you smartphone? If so, I suggest you check out my specs comparison of the top two current mobile devices available for you to choose from…
|Description||OnePlus 5||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Dimensions & Weight||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm. 153g||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm. 155g|
|SIM||Dual Nano-SIM||Single Nano-SIM|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches||5.8 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (401 pixels per inch)||1440 x 2960 pixels (570 pixels per inch)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Operating system||Oxygen OS on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)||Touchwiz UI on Android 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4X1.9 GHz Kryo)||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Mali-G71 MP20|
|Memory||64/128 GB (non expandable)||64 GB (expandable)|
|RAM||6/8 GB||4 GB|
|Camera Primary||Dual 16MP+20MP||12 MP|
|Camera Secondary||16MP||8 MP|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Charging technology||USB-C Dash Charge (0-100% in 1 hour 10 mins)||USB-C Quick Charge 2.0 (0-100% in 1 hour 20 mins)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Slate Gray||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Price||£449 (64GB) £499 (128GB)||£689|
|Learn more||Lean more|
Both phone are well constructed and look great but the Galaxy S8 does look much more futuristic and in line with what one would expect in terms of smartphone design in 2017 (minimal bezel). Both these devices are very powerful with the latest processors, camera sensors and RAM. OnePlus 5 starts at 6GB RAM compared to 4GB offered by the competitor, however the Samsung Galaxy S8 does have a superior Ultra High Definition (UHD) display compared to the OnePlus 5’s rather disappointing HD display.
S8 is priced at £689, while the Galaxy S8+ which is equipped with 6GB RAM will set you back by an even higher £779. The OnePlus 5 on the other hand starts at £449 with 6GB RAM but if you want more RAM, you can pick up the 8GB version for £499. If you are purchasing as part of a 2 year contract, the handset price should not really make much difference to your choice.
The S8 is far more expensive than the OnePlus 5 but it does pack in more higher-end features (waterproof/dust proof, expandable memory via SD Card and superior screen).
Nazrul Hoque – 01 July 2017
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