OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: Five key differences

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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22 Comments

1. KingSam

Posts: 1335; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

12 Mp with a higher res secondary cam like huawei.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

8. Papa_Ji

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

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

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

* times

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Sickhead!

18. Bankz

Posts: 2460; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Is the op5 out yet?

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

"5" major improvements Makes sense.

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

6. jjj5753

Posts: 1; Member since: May 08, 2017

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

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You shouldn't have ordered 3T in the first place. That was a stupid move.

7. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

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

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

12. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

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

13. p51d007

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 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)

14. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Know the difference between 'need' and 'want'

15. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Lol you think people care about 'your opinion'?

19. ZombieHunter

Posts: 263; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

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

20. swarai

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

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

21. p51d007

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 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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