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OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: Five key differences

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OnePlus 3T (left) vs OnePlus 5 (right)

OnePlus 3T (left) vs OnePlus 5 (right)


Excellent, attractive, complete – these are just some of the superlatives which many reviewers used to describe the OnePlus 3 and 3T when the two smartphones premiered last year. The Chinese manufacturer really managed to live up to its "Never Settle" motto in 2016, bringing handsets that looked, felt, and performed like high-end flagships, while costing less than $500 at the same time.

Taking all of this into account, it's pretty safe to say that the OnePlus 5 has some large shoes to fill. Will it deliver? Time will tell, but fortunately, we won't have to wait too long to see the device in its full glory, as we are mere days away from its European and North American release.

Nonetheless, only 7 months have passed since the release of the OnePlus 3T, so many will wonder how much new stuff was the company actually able to cram into the OnePlus 5 in order to make it a viable purchase.

This is what we have for you today. Below, we've gathered all the features with which the OnePlus 5 is set to one-up the OnePlus 3T. This is all based on official information, but keep in mind that we will first have to acquire and test the handset before we can reach a conclusion. With that out of the way, let's see what's on the list!

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posted on 08 May 2017, 06:55 1

1. KingSam (Posts: 515; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)


12 Mp with a higher res secondary cam like huawei.

posted on 08 May 2017, 06:56

3. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


I think iPhone 7 Plus-like implementation would be much better.

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:52 7

8. Papa_Ji (Posts: 293; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


How many time i should tell you......
DON'T COMPARE iToys WITH OTHER SMARTPHONES

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:52 1

9. Papa_Ji (Posts: 293; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


* times

posted on 08 May 2017, 22:25

16. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Sickhead!

posted on 13 Jun 2017, 04:46

18. Bankz (Posts: 1629; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Is the op5 out yet?

posted on 20 Jun 2017, 20:39

22. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2789; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


LG's implementation is the best. *in my opinion*

posted on 08 May 2017, 06:55

2. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


"5" major improvements

Makes sense.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:03 1

4. j_grouchy (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Nov 2016)


I'd argue it really needs some water protection. Folks get all pissed when the flagships don't include it....why should OnePlus get a pass? If Moto G5 Plus can add some minimal protection for $230, no reason OP can't for $400 to $500.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:42

5. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"If Moto G5Plus can add some minimal protection for $230, no reason OP can't for $400 to $500."

Well, Motorola definitely isn't OnePlus. So, just because Moto can add some protection to the G5 and sell it for $230 doesn't mean OnePlus can afford to do so. They have a very different budget, after allm

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:58

10. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Does the Moto G5+ even offer all the other flagship specs of theOnePlus 3T? Not to talk of the OnePlus 4/5...

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:46

6. jjj5753 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 May 2017)


Just ordered 3T :(... should i return it and wait for 5?

posted on 08 May 2017, 22:27

17. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


You shouldn't have ordered 3T in the first place.

That was a stupid move.

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:44

7. diggie32 (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


I think Oneplus should diversify the size of their phones, and not just release the same tweaked 5.5" phone every 6 months.

posted on 08 May 2017, 10:05

11. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Meh, still nothing compelling enough for me to upgrade my OnePlus One to another OnePlus device...patiently waiting for the Note 8.

posted on 08 May 2017, 11:08

12. Trex95 (Posts: 1087; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Hope one plus overclock there SD 835 not under o'clock like Samsung did with S8.

posted on 08 May 2017, 13:56

13. p51d007 (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


1. Higher price
2. Faster processor (not needed)
3. More megapixels in the camera (not needed)
4. Tighter, brighter display (not needed)
5. Slightly larger battery (Needed)
6. Still no support for removable SD Card (needed for a lot of users)

posted on 08 May 2017, 15:56 7

14. diggie32 (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


Know the difference between 'need' and 'want'

posted on 08 May 2017, 19:32

15. Shadocx4 (Posts: 96; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Lol you think people care about 'your opinion'?

posted on 13 Jun 2017, 05:17

19. ZombieHunter (Posts: 61; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Hey, let's compare phones with a phone we truly know nothing about yet.... yeah, smart!

posted on 13 Jun 2017, 08:22 1

20. swarai (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)


"it's not a good user experience" - according to who? WTF?

posted on 13 Jun 2017, 16:32

21. p51d007 (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Faster processor, not needed
More ram, not needed
Smaller battery capacity, not needed
Higher price, not needed
Slimmer design, not needed

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