OnePlus compares its One to Samsung's Galaxy S5

OnePlus compares its One to Samsung's Galaxy S5
Not long after comparing its upcoming CyanogenMod-based One to HTC’s One M8, OnePlus today posted an infographic that pits the handset against yet another flagship smartphone: none other than the Samsung Galaxy S5.

OnePlus kind of dissed the HTC One M8 (for having an extra logo on the front, among other things), but it doesn’t look like it’s treating the Galaxy S5 with disrespect. Still, the young company does point out that its One will cost less than $400 unlocked, while an unlocked Galaxy S5 is sold for $699 (or $649, depending on where you’re buying it from).

In terms of features, the advantages that the OnePlus One seems to have include 3GB of RAM (the Galaxy S5 offers only 2GB), a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, and a “3,100+” mAh battery. Interestingly, the two handsets use exactly the same processor: a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (8974-AC) from Qualcomm

It looks like the OnePlus One will not feature MicroSD card support - which may be a deal breaker for some. But at least it will have a version with 64GB of internal memory.

OnePlus will officially announce its One on April 23, and we'll probably not going to see its design before that day. Meanwhile, Samsung will certainly sell quite many Galaxy S5 units around the world by that time.

OnePlus compares its One to Samsung's Galaxy S5

source: OnePlus

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54 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

I didn't realize they were doing a 5.5" 1080p screen. SORT OF WANT!!!! I'm still not sold just because they're a new company and they sound too good to be true. My edge of my seat is getting worn out. Kinda REALLY want the Zenfone 6 at $199 though. I could have two Zenfone 6's for the price of one One Plus One. The only real minus I see with the One Plus One is the stupid name!

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

OnePlus' CEO is the former CEO of Oppo, so you can trust them.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

I know the team has experience under their belt, that doesn't mean that the team has worked out all the complex issues with running a phone company. I'm not knocking them before they've even released it I'm just saying be cautiously optimistic instead of going totally head over heals. Look at all the VERY experienced big time phone manufacturers and look at some of the problems they have with software bugs, parts shortages, or quality control problems.

41. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Then why don't you consider a OPPO FIND 7 ? I'am getting mine this tuesday ! YAY !!!!

53. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

everything is the same except the name on it, and with better materials than plastic

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But the Zenfone 6 only has a 720p display, 1 GB of RAM, and the Atom Z2580, which gets outperformed by the Snapdragon 600, so it doesn't even have a chance against the 801. So it's double the pixels, triple the RAM, double the CPU power, and over 3 times the GPU power for less than $200 more.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm not saying those are on a level playing field. One is a flagship and one is a huge mid range phone. I'm saying the bang for the buck is very high on the Zenfone 6. So high that I find it tempting.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's higher for the OnePlus One. In all aspects, the OnePlus One gives you at least double what the Zenfone offers for double the price. That means it has a higher performance to price ratio than the Zenfone.

16. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

Agreed. Only real bonus is that the entry price for the Zenfone is so much lower. If the phone is a dud the damage isn't so bad. Another thing I'm always wary about is the quality control and physical longevity of a new manufacturer. At least with Asus I know what to expect because I owned a Fonepad and Nexus 7 before. But I might end up with a 1+1 if reviews are good and the customer impressions hold up. I'm definitely waiting a few months before I invest in a 1+1. I'd most likely sell my Note 3 and buy the 1+1 because I couldn't see carrying around two 5.5"+ phones.

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well the president of OnePlus was the vice president of Oppo, and everybody applauds Oppo for having some of the highest quality products in the mobile space. I would assume that carried over. It might be a new company, but the head of it is experienced and will make sure everything is done right. But it's a good call to wait for reviews, most phones have first batch issues that take a couple months to refine, even the current mobile titans like Samsung and Apple. This is definitely a device to watch out for. I would pick one up myself if I wasn't on Verizon. I can't wait until all the carriers switch to LTE only, then we'll have standards again and I can buy any phone I want.

39. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

So...The 1+1 has on screen buttons. They claim to have a 5.5" screen but with on screen buttons it shrinks your screen significantly. My 4.5" Moto G when I have Chrome open has persistent navigational buttons on the bottom because Immersive Mode doesn't work in the web browser. When I took a tape measure to it the actual usable space was 4 1/8" or 4.125". My 4.5" screen just dropped to 4.125"..... So doing the same kind of math might mean the 5.5" screen will actually end out being close to 5.2" which is just marginally larger than the 5.1" off screen button Galaxy S5. This would also lead me to believe the 5.2" Xperia Z2 would have close to a 4.9" screen and the 5.0" HTC M8 would actually have close to a 4.7" screen. I'm starting to really like my Note 3 with its 5.7" screen with off screen buttons!

43. Ashoaib

Posts: 3238; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah, its true! on screen buttons eat precious screen space... I noticed first time in my brother's G2...

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

EvLeaks said you would be able to choose between on screen or physical buttons in the OnePlus One, so no need to worry.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Good to see new phone from new companies, many people can afford higher specs in lower price. I hope they success.

29. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I really want to compare that with a banana.

46. Ashoaib

Posts: 3238; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

i believe oneplus1 will be able to deliver... chinese are really delivering from quite sometime...

3. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They should use the phrase 16 mpx samsung isocell camera instead!

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5559; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

And they should use Samsung's AMOLED display as well, basically the best display ever according to DisplayMate and AnadTech

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

This is getting old. They basically told us the same thing over and over again.

8. WilliamC937

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Lol... Galaxy S5 has a 6 element lens... not 5 element.... And let us compare the display quality and deep black level.... Did you read it correctly? OnePlus One

26. aksa123

Posts: 360; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Don't worry, this is just specs comaprison, not the REAL QUALITY comparison. Just don't take it too seriously....

10. drazwy

Posts: 339; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I just want to see what this thing looks like already. I like everything I hear so far. Pretty excited. I hope it looks good and has a good camera.

11. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yes, AMOLED is almost dead.

12. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

You did see that Displaymate rated the GS5 Amoled screen as the best screen available, right?

15. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

True that.

19. rantao333

Posts: 343; Member since: May 21, 2013

its get different result from anandtech, maybe thy're sending special-calibrated units to displaymate.. cough cough,http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review/6 "the color gamut control is still rather poor even on Cinema mode, as effectively all of the secondary colors miss the sRGB targets for saturation sweep. Yellow, cyan secondaries and green primaries are also notably out of the sRGB gamut triangle. While recent headlines have raved about the Galaxy S5’s record-setting color accuracy, I don’t see this at all in the results" 'I still see some ghosting on the display at low brightness which manifests as a purple trail when scrolling. " "grayscale is so noticeably green that not only does CalMAN show this in the measurements, but also casual observation" " 440 nits outdoors with a pure white image, although this requires auto-brightness to be on and will vary with the screen mode."

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Display Mate > Anandtech

23. iushnt

Posts: 3020; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You realize that anandtech is noteceably anti samsung

27. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I don't know about Displaymate, but Anandtech has got numbers to back up every claim they make.

32. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I don't know about Anandtech, but anything about display is displaymate speciality.

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