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

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

71.81 %
69.76 %
66.71 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
2800 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Music playback

 
67.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
4 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

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 MP (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
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Video light, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
2.1 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 349
 
 

Related phones

One
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    CyanogenMod UI
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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