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 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    OnePlus OxygenOS UI

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!

Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
P-OLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

83.32 %
76.66 %
80.43 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), OnePlus OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3520 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Dash Charge

Talk time

34.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

99.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
 
20 MP (PDAF)

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

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
16 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.15 x 2.95 x 0.29 inches (156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.10 oz (173.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 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: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 949
$ 559


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5T
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 11
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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