OnePlus hired "stupid men" for a speed test between its 5T phone and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

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OnePlus  never shies away from a little controversy, and that's exactly what we're being served via the company's latest promo video. Titled OnePlus 5 - The Cactus Test, the new video pits the OnePlus 5T against Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, but it does it in a most unusual way. 

As you can see below, the video presents two "stupid men" (OnePlus' words, not ours) who, according to the narrator, are "testing the processing speeds" of the 5T and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

One man uses the Galaxy Note 8, while the other has a OnePlus 5T in his hands. They're both under attack by catapulted cactuses - we've no idea why - and the first to open "20 everyday apps" on his phone gets to leave and suffer no more. Unsurprisingly, at the end, OnePlus shows us that the 5T is speedier than the Note 8.

Now, this is not a scientific speed test by any means. OnePlus doesn't even say if the Note 8 featured here is the international Exynos 8895 variant, or the US model - which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, just like the OnePlus 5T. Nevertheless, in a silly way, this is kind of fun to watch, wouldn't you agree?

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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Lol! Smart advertising still love my note 8 tho.

2. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Good for One plus you can open apps faster. You will need that speed well you call and get a new credit card and change all of your auto pay accounts. Huge time saver.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

One of those chaps huh? Who like to cash in on something that happened once and keep making a joke till it turns sour.

23. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

OP has a long track record of bonehead moves. If I would not have brought this one up it would have been the spyware incident from last summer.

3. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hope OnePlus does a "smart men" test latter comparing features of both :)

4. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Didn’t noticed any different in performance lol.

5. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017


9. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Not necessarily. Both cacti, and cactuses are accepted.

6. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's funny, except for the blood, maybe it would have been better with jello or something. Did they use dual app and open two at once on the Note 8? Who cares ... good for them.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That more like 90% of pointless human torture, and 10% speedtest.. And the difference is just less than a second.. (at least those guys got paid, lol) And it's not like you'll need to launch "everyday apps" at daily basis, you just need to launch it once and you can keep it in memory afterwards, next day you can instantly open it from memory, that's what 6GB of RAM used for.. (unless you use iPhone)

12. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

let's see One Plus do a phone swimming test. OnePlus would end up with a 550 bucks brick. Lmao. Note 8 still fast af and a s8 Oreo beats 5T in speedtest all over youtube

16. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

Was the OnePlus 5T running Oreo as well?

26. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

it wasn't but if the 5T is quick, the S8 and Note 8 are fast also. Doesn't matter which is faster, they are both fast, but the thing that makes the Galaxy lines superior is the ingress protection. Some people may think the ingress rating can be compromised, but it shouldn't. I lost my S8 in the American River in Sacramento and 2 nights and 1 day later, a river treasure diver found my phone and returned. Perfect visual condition. No signs of water damage, all hardware worked well, camera, wifi, bt, nfc, buttons, battery, etc. If it wasn't for the IP68, my phone would had been done. I would have to drop 500+jut to get replacement. OnePlus can beas smart as they like with their ads, but it still a s**tty ad compared to Samsungs ad where dude drop his phone in a lake.

17. blogslogger

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Samsung should come up with the same, but hurl water balloons instead.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is the stupidest add I have ever seen.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

& what will you do by opening an app millisecond faster?? I would rather buy a millisecond slower phone rather than buying a spyware.

25. Fred3

Posts: 562; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Spyware is actually on every phone. Every phone collects data and the network you're on also.

27. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yup I know ever other phone collects data but it's only kept on phone but Chinese manufacturer usually add spyware on their phone so that chinese govt. can collect users data & even Oneplus is guilty for that.

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