Specs comparison: OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8+ vs Pixel 2 XL


Jumping on the bezel-less trend, OnePlus just announced a new flagship device that's imbued with its hopes of becoming a slightly more affordable alternative to the top smartphones out there - the OnePlus 5T is here with a flashy 2:1 bezel-less display and a dual camera to wage war on the Galaxies and iPhone X's of the world.

With a decent hardware arsenal on deck, the OnePlus 5T has the potenital of outshining just about any contemporary Android device you throw in the ring with it: packing a Snapdragon 835 and a whole lot of 8GB of RAM on board, the phone is as among the best-spec'd flagships out there as of now.

  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

Add the 6-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and  the dual camera, as well as the decent 3,330mAh battery at the rear, and you get a rather well-rounded hardware package that is quite unlikely to disappoint hardware geeks.

But let's directly compare the OnePlus 5T against two of the hotter Android devices out there now, the Galaxy S8+ and the Pixel 2 XL. Which one flaunts the superior hardware package? Let's find out!

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.2 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18.5:9
18:9

Pixel density

400 ppi
529 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.43 %
83.32 %
76.66 %

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

20 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
 
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.15 x 2.95 x 0.29 inches (156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm)
6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

8 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3500 mAh
3520 mAh

Charging

OnePlus Dash Charge
Yes
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
34.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

 
99.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
20.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 559
 
$ 949


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2 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1516; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You're specs for the OnePlus 5T area wrong.

2. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Definitely Best bang per Buck. Buyer remorse for OP 5 owner.

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