Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5

Сhould you consider the OnePlus 5 as an alternative to the Note 8, аnd is Samsung's phablet really twice as good?
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39 Comments

18. Mfco7

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Honestly .. oneplus is worth the thanks Thank you for this performance, battery, camera and price. Wonderful oneplus

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 FTW! Props to the One+ 5, best budget phone around.

36. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"...owning one will set you back around $1000. Yikes!" So do you feel 'yikes' about the price of the iPhone since BOTH models are more expensive than the Note?

38. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

These are for different market segments, but I foresee OnePlus holding out on waterproof (or any other IP ratings) for the near future. Probably costs them more to get them added and certified than they plan to make up with device sales or something. Its a shame, I own the 1+1 and its a pretty good phone (aside from being big) and was pretty unimpressed with anything OnePlus had come out with since, but these newer ones seem to be making a good case for themselves. Hopefully the next OnePlus phone will get on with the IP certifications and still be a reasonable price.

39. martin6

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2017

And the note 8 would become laggy as hell after 6 months while the Oneplus 5 would continue to kick as*.

41. LegatusOnoris

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

That's not a comparison worth of an article......they're 2 different worlds, with 2 different customer target. They're not comparable. I had a Note 4 in the past and when I had it, I would have not switch it with any other smartphone. Do you want a N8? OP5 is not in your visual. And viceversa. Now I have a OP3T and I prefer the terrific performance instead of extras. So I'll probably buy a OP5

43. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I just bought Note 8 and really like it. Had some issues with crashes when writing with S pen but they seem to be mostly resolved. The only feature it does not have is front facing stereo speakers.

47. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I am getting the Note 8 2 Sims for $900! It is too bad that it is not dual active though, only dual stand by but I want to try not carrying two cell phones.

48. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

The issue with the Oppo badged OnePlus phones is one of quality. Typically, you by a "name brand" and it works right out of the box. Not so much with the Oppo OnePlus phones. Throughout their six phones, it's been a headache when their products launch. The OP5 has suffered from the Jelly problem, because they didn't want to ditch left over 3T screens, and put them in upside down, causing the refresh to happen bottom right, to upper left making things looks a little strange to some people. Also, their initial software on each release has issues, granted they are addressed. Then there is the camera on the OP5, which suffers from the fact they went with a cheaper software based image stabilization idea instead of a gyro based hardware solution. Tweak after tweak from the software is required to make the pictures less blurry. Yeah, it's cheaper, and depending on what you are looking for in a phone, if you can hold off a couple months after an Oppo OnePlus phone is released, they aren't bad, but, if you want out of the box that it's probably going to be pretty much bug free, pay the extra and get a named brand.
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