OnePlus compares its One to Samsung's Galaxy S5
OnePlus kind of dissed the HTC One M8 (for having an extra logo on the front, among other things), but it doesn’t look like it’s treating the Galaxy S5 with disrespect. Still, the young company does point out that its One will cost less than $400 unlocked, while an unlocked Galaxy S5 is sold for $699 (or $649, depending on where you’re buying it from).
In terms of features, the advantages that the OnePlus One seems to have include 3GB of RAM (the Galaxy S5 offers only 2GB), a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, and a “3,100+” mAh battery. Interestingly, the two handsets use exactly the same processor: a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (8974-AC) from Qualcomm.
It looks like the OnePlus One will not feature MicroSD card support - which may be a deal breaker for some. But at least it will have a version with 64GB of internal memory.
OnePlus will officially announce its One on April 23, and we'll probably not going to see its design before that day. Meanwhile, Samsung will certainly sell quite many Galaxy S5 units around the world by that time.
1. Doakie (Posts: 1380; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I didn't realize they were doing a 5.5" 1080p screen. SORT OF WANT!!!! I'm still not sold just because they're a new company and they sound too good to be true. My edge of my seat is getting worn out.
Kinda REALLY want the Zenfone 6 at $199 though. I could have two Zenfone 6's for the price of one One Plus One. The only real minus I see with the One Plus One is the stupid name!
2. Neo_Huang (Posts: 897; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
OnePlus' CEO is the former CEO of Oppo, so you can trust them.
5. Doakie (Posts: 1380; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I know the team has experience under their belt, that doesn't mean that the team has worked out all the complex issues with running a phone company. I'm not knocking them before they've even released it I'm just saying be cautiously optimistic instead of going totally head over heals. Look at all the VERY experienced big time phone manufacturers and look at some of the problems they have with software bugs, parts shortages, or quality control problems.
41. mmmanuuu (Posts: 246; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Then why don't you consider a OPPO FIND 7 ? I'am getting mine this tuesday ! YAY !!!!
53. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
everything is the same except the name on it, and with better materials than plastic
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4125; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
But the Zenfone 6 only has a 720p display, 1 GB of RAM, and the Atom Z2580, which gets outperformed by the Snapdragon 600, so it doesn't even have a chance against the 801. So it's double the pixels, triple the RAM, double the CPU power, and over 3 times the GPU power for less than $200 more.
6. Doakie (Posts: 1380; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I'm not saying those are on a level playing field. One is a flagship and one is a huge mid range phone. I'm saying the bang for the buck is very high on the Zenfone 6. So high that I find it tempting.
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4125; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's higher for the OnePlus One. In all aspects, the OnePlus One gives you at least double what the Zenfone offers for double the price. That means it has a higher performance to price ratio than the Zenfone.
16. Doakie (Posts: 1380; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Agreed. Only real bonus is that the entry price for the Zenfone is so much lower. If the phone is a dud the damage isn't so bad. Another thing I'm always wary about is the quality control and physical longevity of a new manufacturer. At least with Asus I know what to expect because I owned a Fonepad and Nexus 7 before. But I might end up with a 1+1 if reviews are good and the customer impressions hold up. I'm definitely waiting a few months before I invest in a 1+1. I'd most likely sell my Note 3 and buy the 1+1 because I couldn't see carrying around two 5.5"+ phones.
35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4125; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well the president of OnePlus was the vice president of Oppo, and everybody applauds Oppo for having some of the highest quality products in the mobile space. I would assume that carried over. It might be a new company, but the head of it is experienced and will make sure everything is done right. But it's a good call to wait for reviews, most phones have first batch issues that take a couple months to refine, even the current mobile titans like Samsung and Apple.
This is definitely a device to watch out for. I would pick one up myself if I wasn't on Verizon. I can't wait until all the carriers switch to LTE only, then we'll have standards again and I can buy any phone I want.
39. Doakie (Posts: 1380; Member since: 06 May 2009)
So...The 1+1 has on screen buttons. They claim to have a 5.5" screen but with on screen buttons it shrinks your screen significantly. My 4.5" Moto G when I have Chrome open has persistent navigational buttons on the bottom because Immersive Mode doesn't work in the web browser. When I took a tape measure to it the actual usable space was 4 1/8" or 4.125". My 4.5" screen just dropped to 4.125"..... So doing the same kind of math might mean the 5.5" screen will actually end out being close to 5.2" which is just marginally larger than the 5.1" off screen button Galaxy S5. This would also lead me to believe the 5.2" Xperia Z2 would have close to a 4.9" screen and the 5.0" HTC M8 would actually have close to a 4.7" screen. I'm starting to really like my Note 3 with its 5.7" screen with off screen buttons!
43. Ashoaib (Posts: 2499; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
yeah, its true! on screen buttons eat precious screen space... I noticed first time in my brother's G2...
50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4125; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
EvLeaks said you would be able to choose between on screen or physical buttons in the OnePlus One, so no need to worry.
17. akki20892 (Posts: 3703; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Good to see new phone from new companies, many people can afford higher specs in lower price. I hope they success.
29. sriuslywtf (Posts: 285; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I really want to compare that with a banana.
46. Ashoaib (Posts: 2499; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
i believe oneplus1 will be able to deliver... chinese are really delivering from quite sometime...
3. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
They should use the phrase 16 mpx samsung isocell camera instead!
36. vincelongman (Posts: 1772; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
And they should use Samsung's AMOLED display as well, basically the best display ever according to DisplayMate and AnadTech
7. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
This is getting old. They basically told us the same thing over and over again.
8. WilliamC937 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)
Lol... Galaxy S5 has a 6 element lens... not 5 element....
And let us compare the display quality and deep black level....
Did you read it correctly? OnePlus One
26. aksa123 (Posts: 257; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Don't worry, this is just specs comaprison, not the REAL QUALITY comparison.
Just don't take it too seriously....
10. drazwy (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
I just want to see what this thing looks like already. I like everything I hear so far. Pretty excited. I hope it looks good and has a good camera.
12. AstronautJones (Posts: 274; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
You did see that Displaymate rated the GS5 Amoled screen as the best screen available, right?
19. rantao333 (Posts: 290; Member since: 21 May 2013)
its get different result from anandtech, maybe thy're sending special-calibrated units to displaymate.. cough cough,
"the color gamut control is still rather poor even on Cinema mode, as effectively all of the secondary colors miss the sRGB targets for saturation sweep. Yellow, cyan secondaries and green primaries are also notably out of the sRGB gamut triangle. While recent headlines have raved about the Galaxy S5’s record-setting color accuracy, I don’t see this at all in the results"
'I still see some ghosting on the display at low brightness which manifests as a purple trail when scrolling. "
"grayscale is so noticeably green that not only does CalMAN show this in the measurements, but also casual observation"
" 440 nits outdoors with a pure white image, although this requires auto-brightness to be on and will vary with the screen mode."
23. iushnt (Posts: 808; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
You realize that anandtech is noteceably anti samsung
27. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
I don't know about Displaymate, but Anandtech has got numbers to back up every claim they make.
32. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
I don't know about Anandtech, but anything about display is displaymate speciality.
40. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Because they have the word "Display" in their name?
42. mmmanuuu (Posts: 246; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Anand tech ? Its name should have been Display tech PRO ! Now see who wins the comment war !
45. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
No. Because they're a solid and respectable source in display business. They have been in that business since 1990.
47. Ashoaib (Posts: 2499; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
anandtech seems like one man show n sometime use biased approach or based on personal preference approach... displaymate is clearly professional... displaymate use more professional n technical approach to measure displays, if you are knowledgeable about how tech works then you'll sense it by yourself that displaymate is far ahead in their analysis but if you are just an average joe then may be you will say anandtech is better
30. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
It could also just come down to certain batches of scree coming out from different factories . As we know not all screens end up equal. Example iPhone, sometimes you may get a warm screen, sometimes a very cool screen.
33. pwnarena (Posts: 1001; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
phonearena has its own comparison. look at the color accuracy and you'll see that the s5 never achieves real whites. it's all tainted with green.
guess that's what you get when you have a lot of money for marketing.
still, power efficiency is hard to ignore.
34. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
Overall, I’m quite pleased with the display. The AMOLED display in the Galaxy S5 is finally equivalent to LCD displays in color accuracy and peak luminance, areas that LCD used to be the best in. Throw in the incredible contrast that AMOLED has always had and the ability to toggle between wide color gamut and accurate color, and I would say that AMOLED is finally equal, if not slightly better than LCD. With a few more iterations, I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to write that AMOLED is clearly superior to LCD.
13. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
AMOLED is better IMHO. But I agree to OnePlus, Samsung is overpriced
14. AstronautJones (Posts: 274; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Yes, "pics or it didn't happen!"
All this talk and NO show!
Words will only get you so far.
I am open to this phone, but put up already
18. fzacek (Posts: 2320; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The quality is going to be horrible though, as it's a completely new, inexperienced company...
20. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, if I went back to having a tiny phone, I would go with the ONE+ONE...
21. MrOCD (unregistered)
You forgot to mention the IP certification of the S5 ;)
24. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
They talk a lot, and show a little. That makes me wary about their product, besides, there's the ultimate law in business that says "Released > Non-Released" so you'd better calm down and only hype about released products, as specs may change, as well as prices and other things.
25. GreekGeek (Posts: 849; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
It's nice to see companies such as OnePlus, OPPO and Xiaomi put pressure on these major players.
Less Marketing budget means cheaper phones with jaw dropping specs
A flagship phone should not exceed more than $400 IMO
44. JMartin22 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Those cheaply crafted Chinese phones with top shelf specs often offer a mediocre user experience and poorly optimized performance in key areas such as camera quality, display, battery life, build and design quality and/or software. OEMs have no reason to feel threatened by them, unless of course, it's the Chinese market they're competing in only
49. hawk02b (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)
I wouldn't count OnePlus in that category. They have been straightforward with users from day one. They have also been working hand in hand with cyanogen to optimize software.
28. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Keeping an eye on this 1plus1, have no plan to buy one but am really interested in what they do. It's a upcoming company so I don't really trust to put put couple of hundred pounds on the line cause who knows if they will be around next year or the year after but then again if they make a truly astounding device as they are hyping up then I may lol
31. Taters (Posts: 3655; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
This says it all when they can't really diss the GS5 but have a very easy time dissing the HTC One M8.
37. JMartin22 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I trust DisplayMate more than Anandtech. Remember, the latter are still just journalists more than anything. They aren't engineers with PhDs like at DisplayMate.
38. AfterShock (Posts: 3403; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I've the funny feeling this phone is not going to win any performance titles.
Looks, well kind of expecting a semi low budget look an think it must be bad if they're hiding it this well an screaming quality specs inside.
Ugly date hype, super smart but would make a train take a gravel road.
48. beedeezy14 (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
LOL How are they hiding it? They have a debut on the 23rd of April. Besides leaks, what company shows their product before they're ready to? NONE! LOL
Now, i will wait to judge the look of the phone until it's present to the world.
54. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 305; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
if the screen weren't 5.5" i'd be all over this. the Specs sound outstanding however i just can't bring myself to get that large of a phone.. i'm rocking the m7 right now and even that's pretty big at 4.7.... but i'm a bit aprehensive about upgrading to 5" as i know i'll probably have to unless the current trend changes soon. regardless i still refuse to make that much of a jump in phone size, no matter how awesome the specs are.