Specs Comparison: OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy Note8

Specs Comparison: OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy Note8

OnePlus recently unveiled their latest smartphone and an update to the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T. It has an updated specs and a large 6-inch 18:9 display. Let’s compare it to one of the best smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Note8, to see which one looks better on paper.

OnePlus 5TSamsung Galaxy Note8
6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi6.3-inch 18.5:9 sAMOLED Infinity Display @ 2960 x 1440 px, 522ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz octa-core CPUSamsung Exynos 8895 2.4GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPUMali-G71 GPU
64/128GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane storage64GB UFS 2.1 storage
n/amicroSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
16MP Sony IMX 398 1.12um, f/1.7 + 20MP Sony IMX 376K 1.0um rear cameras w/ dual LED flash12MP f/1.7 DualPixel +12MP f/2.4 TelePhoto dual rear cameras, OIS, Dual Tone LED Flash
16MP Sony IMX 371 1.0um, f/2.0 front camera8MP f/1.7 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, GalileoGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
3 microphones w/ noise cancellation, Dirac HD SoundS-Pen
Fingerprint sensor, Face RecognitionFingerprint, Iris, Heart-rate scanner, Face Recognition
IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
3,300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge3,300mAh battery w/ Fast Wireless Charging
156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
162 g195 g

Summary of advantages

OnePlus 5T:
* Up to 8GB RAM
* Up to 128GB storage
* Higher rear and front camera resolution
* Dirac HD Sound
* Thinner and lighter
* Lower price


Samsung Galaxy Note8:
* Larger, higher-resolution display
* MicroSD card support
* S-Pen stylus
* Iris and heart rate scanner
* Water and dust resistance
* Wireless charging

Seems like the OnePlus 5T can stand its ground against the Samsung Galaxy Note8 by offering bigger RAM and more storage for its users. Although it doesn’t guarantee a better image quality, it has a higher camera resolution. If we’re looking at DXOMark scores, its original version, the OnePlus 5, got a score of 87 while the Note8 got 94.

The Galaxy Note8, on the other hand, offers more features such as the larger and higher-resolution display, support for microSD cards, S-Pen, multiple biometric scanners, wireless charging, and water and dust resistance which is an important feature for flagship smartphones nowadays.

As for the price, the OnePlus 5T obviously has the advantage when it comes to price at $499 (~PHP25,364.67) for the 6GB + 64GB model and $559 (~PHP28,414.53) for the 8GB + 128GB model. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 charges a premium at Php49,990, but you get more and cooler features.

So if you want flagship specs for a lower price, the OnePlus 5T is the best option, but if you have the cash and care about the top-notch features, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 won’t disappoint.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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3 Responses

  1. sharp says:

    may face recognition po ang 5T

  2. weightycarlos says:

    Official starting price na po ba yan ng Oneplus 5t dto? Kelan po release?

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