Is the OnePlus 5 a Galaxy S8+ class smartphone for $600

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2017 - 03:09 PM |
Tagged: smartphone, oneplus 5, oneplus

You can pick up the OnePlus 5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $640, or if really want you could grab the model which Ars Technica reviewed for $620 but you have half the storage and only 6GB of RAM.  There are likely better deals out there if you shop around, Ars found their review model @ $479. 

The phone uses the same Snapdragon 835 SoC and Adreno 540 GPU as the Galaxy S8+ which Sebastian just tested, which shows in the benchmarks Ars Technica ran it through up to and including battery life.  In all but the storage tests we see the OnePlus meet or exceed the S8+, however the screen cannot compete.  It is a 1080p screen with a lot more bezel than you will find on a Galaxy or even iPhone for that matter.  Take a look at the review and decide if you value form over function when it comes to your mobile phone.

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"Today OnePlus is both announcing the OnePlus 5 and lifting the review embargo on the device, which we've had for about two weeks now. $479 (£449) gets you an aluminum-clad pocket computer with a 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,300mAh battery."

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Source: Ars Technica

June 29, 2017 | 03:24 PM - Posted by TheMan876

I feel like there should be a question mark at the end of the title. And I'm thinking "four" should be "for"


June 29, 2017 | 06:47 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

nope ... that is there 4 a reason.  Could have put a question mark but I do try to avoid because it can screw up URLs on rare occasions

June 29, 2017 | 07:03 PM - Posted by BrandonC (not verified)

Is it because the pulled a Microsoft and forgot how to count? lol Skipped the One Plus 4 and went straight to the One Plus 5?

June 30, 2017 | 02:52 AM - Posted by BloodemberXX (not verified)

4 is a bad omen in China, that's why they skipped it.

June 30, 2017 | 01:10 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

and BloodemberXX 4TW

June 29, 2017 | 04:23 PM - Posted by No one of Consequence (not verified)

^^^ You cannot simply rely on spell check to proof your articles.

June 29, 2017 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Ian Weinstein (not verified)

This is too expensive. OnePlus should have stuck to their roots and gone with the original 350 price target, even if it meant downgrading body from aluminum to plastic (if done right) and replacing the dual cameras with one single large camera.

June 29, 2017 | 05:58 PM - Posted by Rexyl (not verified)

Can not tell if (sic) is intentional or not.

June 29, 2017 | 06:46 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Intentional ... but no one has figured it out yet.

June 29, 2017 | 06:20 PM - Posted by Kiril (not verified)

The problem is that OnePlus lacks so many features that Samsung has that it is fair to say OnePlus is selling half phone or even a third of a phone. No sd card, no pulse reader, no wireless charging, no radio, no licensed screen cast technologies, pretty bad compatibility record with NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth, no DEX like desktop feature and the list can go in and on. I am not sure if they have MHL or other tech extending the USB beyond charging port.

July 6, 2017 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Anon2 (not verified)

No its a chinese knockoff

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