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

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

Pixel density

400 ppi
529 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.43 %
83.32 %
76.66 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

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
 
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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 oz (172 g)
6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68
IP 67

Biometrics

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

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

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

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 (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3500 mAh
3520 mAh

Talk time

 
34.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
14 hours
 

LTE

 
16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours
 

Music playback

 
99.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
20.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800 MHz
1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 559
 
$ 949


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2 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; 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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