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OnePlus One vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8): specs comparison

OnePlus One vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8): specs comparison
There's been quite a lot of noise about the OnePlus One smartphone these past few weeks, and it has all lead to today's announcement event, where, after numerous leaks and teasers, the actual phone was finally unveiled before the eyes of the world. The fledgling Shenzhen-based company, OnePlus, has introduced its pilot smartphone, the One, and what do you know - it is a monster. With a high-quality 5.5" 1080p IPS display, 13 MP camera, and Snapdragon 801 AC, it's a true specs monster, but that's not all there is to it. While the phone seemingly doesn't have any weak spots, it comes with a killer price tag: $299 for the 16 GB version, and $349 for the 64 GB version. And that's actual online, global pricing, not just the equivalent of the Chinese price.

Scheduled for release sometime in Q2, the OnePlus One is going to be priced much more aggressively than all other popular flagships (except for the Nexus 5), that's certain. This alone makes it a very alluring proposition, but it'd also be beneficial if we take the time to acquaint ourselves with the exact features and goodies that are going to make their way in the final product. Better yet, we're going to directly compare those to the specs of some other major Androids that the OnePlus One is destined to go up against: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8).

OnePlus One vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8)

OSAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UIAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UIAndroid (6.0, 5.0, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense 6 UI
Dimensions6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
Weight5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
Materials Main body: PlasticMain body: Aluminum
Features Fingerprint (swipe), Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers 
Rugged Water, Dust resistantSplash resistant
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP 67IP X3
Physical size5.5 inches5.1 inches5.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

401 ppi432 ppi441 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

71.81 %69.76 %66.71 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera13 megapixels16 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

 31 mm28 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.12 μm2 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensorAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Dual-camera, Autofocus
Software FeaturesSelf-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, RAW image captureDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
Recording formatMPEG4MPEG4, H.264MPEG4
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
Front-facing camera5 megapixels2.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 330 Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32 GB RAM / LPDDR3
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3100 mAh2800 mAh2600 mAh
Fast Charge  Yes
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time 21.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1202 min)
Stand-by time 16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
Stand-by time (3G)  20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
Music playback 67.00 hours 
Video playback 13.00 hours 
Screen mirroringDLNAMHLDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 17, 4, 3, 1, 7Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20Bands 3, 7, 8, 20
LTE (TDD)Bands 40, 38  
DataLTE, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 349  

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:38 2

1. Jishnusur (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

You have every details then why are the values missing on the table? Like the camcorder etc..Stop promoting samsung!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:53 8

5. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

lmao so insecure.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:56 1

9. Jishnusur (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

Dude, I don't even love Samsung. I am a Nexus user haha! Just thought lets post what is right.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:00 5

6. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

Wow. The force is strong with this one.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:39

2. Barracuda (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)

Fantastic Phone!!! Will be buying one for sure when it becomes available.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:50

3. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Even if it cost the same as the m8/GS5 , I would still pick the One Plus One

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:52 7

4. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

in all honesty, it makes everything else seem overpriced.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:03 4

7. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

The s5 looks uglier on the pics above....

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:12 1

8. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)

Galaxy s5 enough said

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:56 1

10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

You can get two of the new One plus for the same price as it's competitors.
Blow out winner!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 08:18

11. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

ONE+1 > ONE(m8) > S5

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:57 1

12. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

I am going to get one when I have money because I spend too much on top smartphones such as Galaxy and iPhone range. Just waste of money Nexus Phone are great or this One Plus+.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:15

13. OnlyOneGio (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

Oppo will definitely forse the other high-end smartphones to do something about there price.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 20:52

14. .AppleJack (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

I just see the same sh*t of all of them :p

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 22:21

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Totally done with Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc. Done wasting money. If they can deliver the phones, OnePlus has changed the market forever.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 10:10

16. Titania (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)

Very nice stats for its price!

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