OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Comparison

Last Year Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 7 flagship but unfortunately after sometimes a company needs to call them back due to some technical issues. This year they have launched S8 & S8+ smartphone which are currently best Android phones of all time. The Korean company has already escalated to untold heights, and soon an outstanding Galaxy Note 8 release would complete what has actually been a rosy and impressive recovery period for the company. OnePlus is a quite small company in comparisons to big names as Apple & Samsung but they have created a stir in the smartphone arena. Now it’s time for OnePlus 5, which recently launched. In this article, we are going to compare this two smartphone devices on the basis of their specs, features, Price, and availability.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5: Who is the beast!

Before we head up to detailed comparison we would like to present a small comparison table of OnePlus 5 vs. Galaxy S8 below:

SmartphoneOnePlus 5Galaxy S8
Display5.5 inches, 1080p,
Optic AMOLED display
5.1 & 5.7 inches, 1440p
AMOLED display, IP68
OSAndroid 7.1.1Android O
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
CameraDual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6 primary,
16MP f/2.0 front camera
16 MP f/1.7 aperture primary,
8MP front facing camera
Memory64 / 128 GB Storage64 & 128 GB Storage
Battery3300 mAh2900 mAh
ColorsMidnight Black, Slate Gray Quite Blue, Very Silver, Very White
Price$779 USD$666 USD

So, both the devices seems really amazing when it comes to hardware specs and features. Let talk about details now.

Display Comparison

The OnePlus 5 features an anodized aluminum body with the rounded corners and chamfered hard edge. it’s a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 16 display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. There is no IP waterproofing rating is offered on the OnePlus 5. While the Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, comes with a curved body. It has the 5.8-inch 1440 x 2960 screen with a pixel density of 570 pixels per inch. It is also IP68 waterproof. Both panels are AMOLED and cover the DCI-P3 color gamut, but Samsung comfortably has the better panel.

Camera Comparison

The OnePlus 5 has a dual-lens camera, combining Dual f/1.7 16MP + 20MP f/2.6 aperture for telephoto. It serves a wide range of features and probably offers best camera features by any Android device. One is that you can combine the two to blur backgrounds while keeping the subject in focus which can create striking images.

It also sports speedy autofocus, the ability to shoot 4K video, and, in the case of the main 16MP lens, a f/1.7 aperture, which is larger than most phones have, allowing it to capture more light.

And on the other hand, The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the 12MP f/1.7 aperture and also has HDR, Autofocus, plus optical image stabilization and the ability to record 4K video. It only has a single-lens snapper, but it’s one of the best camera phones.

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Performance Matters!

The OnePlus 5 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor launches on OxygenOS, is a modified version of Android Nougat 7.1.1. It is available with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Neither offer microSD for storage expansion. While The Samsung Galaxy S8 features either the Exynos 8895 chip or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, depending on the region. It runs on Android Nougat with Samsung’s TouchWiz software over the top. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with microSD for further expansion.

Battery life

OnePlus 5 comes with non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery along with Dash Charge. It will have the facility of dash charger. It will give about 20% more uptime than the OnePlus 3T. While Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3500 mAh battery. It is a non-removable battery with fast and wireless charging facility. It is a strong all-day performer when it comes to battery life, typically leaving us about 30% of life spared once we plugged in. Users can get speedy Dash Charging, much like Fast Charging on the Galaxy S8.

OnePlus 5 vs. Galaxy S8: Price

This time the OnePlus 5 is cheaper by around £200. The cost of OnePlus 5 is $479/£449 (around AU$630) for 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or $539/£499 (around AU$710) for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You can buy Oneplus 5 smartphone from below options as well:

OnePlus 5 (6GB + 64GB)Buy @ $779
OnePlus 5 (8GB + 128GB)Buy @ $899

On the other hand, The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs making, quite a bit more expensive. The cost of Galaxy S8 is $725/£689/AU$1,200, and you only get 64GB of storage for that, though there is a microSD card slot. It’s available all around, also you can buy it from below options:

Samsung Galaxy S8Buy Here
Samsung Galaxy S8+Buy Here

Verdict: If we compare above article will see that OnePlus 5 is a smartphone with the more RAM and a larger battery capacity. It has also a dual-rear camera setup in the comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S8. But we talk about the waterproofing than we will see that Galaxy S8 is a waterproof phone and OnePlus 5 is not a waterproof smartphone. Samsung offers a curved and larger display, iris scanning and an excellent camera experience in Galaxy S8. Both smartphones have the excellent features and specifications. Now it’s up to you that which smartphone device you want to buy and which is in your budget come down to your budget and which design you prefer. If you have any queries or thoughts regarding this article, you can share with us and comments in the comment section below.