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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).

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
66.71 %
71.81 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
64GB

OS

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
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
2600 mAh
3100 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.06"

Second camera

 
4 MP (Depth information)
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
MPEG4

Features

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

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Splash; IPX3
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 349
See the full Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs OnePlus One specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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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