The iPhone 8 Plus has arrived with a bang, aiming for a spot on the winning podium. A ton of competition from the Android realm is also vying for a place there, with one of the best bang-for-buck competitors being the OnePlus 5, a rather affordable handset that's boasting some serious hardware muscle inside as well.

Which one is a better fit for your empty pocket? We are set on a course to find out!

Design


The leitmotif here is glass versus metal. Apple is going back to its roots by fully employing a full glass back on the iPhone 8 Plus and a series 7000 aluminum frame, which feels quite premium to the hand. Water-resistance is also here to stay, which is a big plus.

Meanwhile, the full-metal OnePlus 5 is premium in its own way, with clean lines and classic design. It's subjective which one would feel better in your hand, but there's no denying that the glass back of the iPhone adds up to the overall grip, whereas the OnePlus 5 could be quite slippery in certain scenarios and the rather thin side frame is definitely not very helpful. However, the OnePlus 5 is much easier to handle and use due to the smaller dimensions, especially with the way heavier iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

Display



Having Apple's most advanced LCD display on board, it's no wonder the iPhone 8 Plus pretty much shines when it comes to overall color accuracy and presentation. The 5.5-inch Full HD display at the front is crisp enough and has excellent contrast reproduction for an LCD display. It's an HDR-enabled, wide-color display and supports True Tone, meaning it adapts to the environmental lighting.

On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 packs a similar 5.5-inch Full HD display on its own as well, but the big difference here is that it's an AMOLED one. It is also fully compliant with the DCI-P3 wide-color gamut. Thus, it can boast some excellent contrast and punchy colors, but overall, it falls short of the iPhone 8 Plus as far as overall color accuracy is concerned.



Interface and functionality



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11 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

camera - iPhone 8 everything else one plus 5 plus its cheaper too

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

everything else? Its still behind A10 let alone A11 bionic.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

In benchmarks. The OnePlus 5 is a very smooth phone.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What kills me is the iPhone 8 is labeled as HDR, but in reality it's fake HDR because the hardware itself doesn't support full on HDR support. What a joke. It's even on Apple's website. The only iPhone that will support HDR is the iPhone X. Do you guys even know what HDR stands for, high dynamic range with high contrast. OLED displays support HDR. " iOS is definitely better-looking than the somewhat bland and utilitarian interface of the OnePlus 5. Still, the latter is more open to user customization and could easily transform into a beautiful swan if you try hard enough." Really a lot of work? How hard is it to install a launcher from the play store? There is even an iOS launcher if your use to the boring simple UI that iOS gives you. Give me a break. That is only from the first page alone. Clearly you guys are getting paid to pump up the iPhone 8. The 4th iteration of the same iPhone 6.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple only displays HDR under iPhone X.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Behind? in benchmark? In daily usage, Oneplus can open apps and games much faster than iPhone8 (Why bother loading apps when you can just keep everything open inside 8GB RAM :v)

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

op can't even match iP 7...

5. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

a dead and outdated piece of fruity junk VS. one the best smartphones in 2017

6. sechinov

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

OnePlus 5 very good for less money.

11. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

Iphone 8+ good against one plus 5 -Ip68 dust and water resistant -Stero speakers -best Dual rear camera present -1080p slow mo -4k at 60fps -wirless charging Good in one plus 5 over iPhone 8 plus -Amoled display with vibrant colours -same 5-5" screen but in compact body -Rear as metal unidody desgin less to break against glass -Dash charge 0-100% in 1Hour 23 mintues -Daul sim -3.5MM headphone jack -less weight 153 Grams over 202 grams in iphone 8+ -better battery life while watching videos -much Cheaper 250$ less -USB type C port 20gb per sec data transfer speed

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