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)


Display size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
5.0 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
432 ppi
441 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

71.81 %
69.76 %
66.71 %



Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus


Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264


Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing


5 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



6.02 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)


5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum


Water, Dust; IP 67
Splash; IP X3


Fingerprint (swipe)


Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801


Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330




Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI



3100 mAh
2800 mAh
2600 mAh



Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

67.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 349



1. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

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

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

lmao so insecure.

9. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

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

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Wow. The force is strong with this one.

2. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

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

3. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

4. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

in all honesty, it makes everything else seem overpriced.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

8. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Galaxy s5 enough said

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

11. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

ONE+1 > ONE(m8) > S5

12. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 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+.

13. OnlyOneGio

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

14. .AppleJack

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

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

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

16. Titania

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Very nice stats for its price!

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