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iPhone 8 Plus vs OnePlus 5 – Comparison of two flagship smartphones


Many flagships are trying to outperform the iPhone 8 Plus, offering similar performance at an affordable price. One of the most interesting smartphones in 2017 is the OnePlus 5. Let’s compare and see what advantages and disadvantages there are in these phones.

Design Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5

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Apple uses a completely glass coating in conjunction with the frame of aluminum series 7000, making the iPhone 8 Plus leaves a pleasant tactile sensation. Another plus of this device is water resistance.

OnePlus 5 with all-metal body adheres to the classic design. It is more slippery and not so securely in the hand, but thanks to its compactness and ease with it it is more convenient to work.

Comparison table for device sizes

Comparison of displays

The 5.5-inch Full HD LCD screen on the iPhone 8 Plus demonstrates a very sharp and contrasting image. Support for HDR provides colorful colors, and True Tone mode – adaptation to ambient lighting.

On OnePlus 5 there is the same 5.5-inch Full HD display, only with AMOLED-panel. It is fully compatible with the DCI-P3 color space and features excellent contrast. Due to the lack of color accuracy, the OnePlus 5 is slightly inferior to the iPhone 8 Plus.

Table comparison of Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5 screens

Interface and functionality

The iPhone 8 Plus has the latest version of iOS, on OnePlus 5 – almost a stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat.

Of course, iOS looks more stylish than the utilitarian interface OnePlus 5. But every Android user can customize the system for himself, creating his own ideal OS.

Processor and memory

The difference in performance between the iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5 at daily workload is almost imperceptible.

Both phones quickly cope with tasks of any complexity and will not disappoint even demanding users. Available versions of OnePlus 5 with 64 and 128 GB of internal memory. The iPhone offers 64 and 256 GB of storage for storage to choose from.

Processor A11 Bionic, installed on the iPhone 8 Plus, is ahead of the powerful Snapdragon 835 available on OnePlus 5 in almost all synthetic tests.

Performance testing

Internet and communication

OnePlus does not have its own web browser, instead it uses the familiar Google Chrome. Browser Safari on iPhone 8 works flawlessly and confirms Apple’s good reputation.

Camera Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5

The new iPhone 8 has a system of two cameras – a 12-megapixel lens with a f / 1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a f / 2.8 aperture. Large sensor, wide color coverage, improved ISP and double optical stabilization, provide high quality of shooting.

A similar system is also found on OnePlus 5 – the main 16-MP f / 1.7 lens with an additional 1.6x 20 MP f / 2.6 telephoto lens. This allows the OnePlus camera to compete with the iPhone in Portrait Mode.

The new iPhone takes pictures with an excellent dynamic range and very saturated colors, when the OnePlus 5 demonstrates higher sharpness and better copes with shooting in low light conditions.

When creating portraits iPhone 8 Plus more accurately separates the person from the background, OnePlus 5 too much “blurs” the scene.

iPhone allows you to shoot detailed and vivid videos in 4K / 60 fps format, but the recorded sound is slightly muted. OnePlus will only pull 30 frames per second, but the sound will be clearer. Autofocus on both smartphones works quickly and reliably.

Multimedia and sound

Thanks to stereo speakers and HDR-display, iPhone 8 Plus is great for viewing media content. OnePlus 5 also shows rich colors, but with a worse sound.

Table of Comparisons of Sound

Calls and battery

Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5 The call quality of both phones is high, the voice sounds clear and natural. It is well audible, both owners of iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5, and interlocutors.

Both smartphones with a moderate load will last a full day without recharging. In the standard battery test, the iPhone 8 Plus discharged after 10 hours and 35 minutes, OnePlus 5 in 9 hours and 18 minutes. Both support fast charging, but only 8 Plus is compatible with the Qi standard.

The usual charging of the iPhone 8 Plus takes 178 minutes, the Dash Charger technology allows you to charge the OnePlus 5 to 100% in just 99 minutes.

Battery Comparison

The result

The smartphones Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5 have their pros and cons. Of course, for the gadget from Apple will have to pay more, but in my opinion it’s worth it – 3 years of development and improvement, made the iOS interface the best among mobile OS, besides, Apple’s support is also one of the best.

But, the new OnePlus 5 can not be called a bad gadget – its quality, performance and design correspond to the best Android-smartphones.

Advantages of Apple iPhone 8 Plus

  • Superb performance
  • A more hardy battery
  • Water resistant
  • Elegant design

Advantages of OnePlus 5

  • Ease of use
  • Excellent value for money and quality
  • Quick charge included
  • Customizable interface

Video comparison of Apple iPhone 8 and OnePlus 5