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Apple iPhone 8 Plus and OnePlus 5: Comparative Review

In September, the announcement took place and sales of the iPhone 8 Plus began, but as the news told us, this year they did not line up for it. There are many competitors on the Android platform, the best of which is the OnePlus 5 in terms of price and quality. It will be interesting to compare the expensive Apple smartphone and not the expensive, but ambitious product of the Chinese manufacturer.



The confrontation of these smartphones resembles the confrontation of glass and metal. Apple has returned to its origins and uses a glass back surface, the frame is made of aluminum of the 7000 series, as a result of which the device looks and feels like a premium device. Despite the use of glass, protection against water and dust is still there.

The all-metal OnePlus 5 is premium in its own way, with clean lines and a classic look. The decision about which of these smartphones is better in the hand will be subjective, but it seems that the glass on the iPhone allows the palm to hold it more firmly, while the metal on the OnePlus 5 can slide, which is facilitated by the slim body. On the other hand, due to the smaller size, the OnePlus 5 is easier to hold with one hand.

You are reading a translation of the review from the portal, the original material was published on October 10, 2017.


The iPhone has the best LCD screen, so it has no problems with color accuracy and color saturation. The screen diagonal is 5.5 inches, Full HD resolution provides a sufficiently high definition and a high level of contrast. It supports HDR , a wide color range and True Tone technology to adapt the color to the surrounding light.

The OnePlus 5 also has a 5.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution, but it uses the AMOLED panel. The screen is compatible with the wide color standard DCI-P3. Due to this, high contrast and rich colors are provided, but in general the display does not reach the level of the iPhone 8 Plus. At the latter, the maximum brightness is higher and is 567 nits versus 435 nits.

Interface and Functionality

The iPhone runs on the latest version of the iOS operating system, and OnePlus 5 relies on a close-to-clean build of Android 7.1. Apart from the difference between the two platforms, each smartphone has its own set of software features that can be selected depending on the needs of a particular user.

IPhone 8 Plus Interface

From the point of view of external attractiveness, iOS looks more presentable than the rather nondescript and practical OnePlus 5 interface. On the other hand, Android offers greater flexibility of settings and can easily turn into a beautiful swan.

OnePlus 5 Interface

CPU and memory

In terms of productivity in everyday work, users are unlikely to notice the difference. Smartphones are fast and able to cope with any task assigned to them.

Looking at the benchmark results, the Apple A11 Bionic processor is far ahead of the Snapdragon 835 . In real life, such high performance is not in demand, so the difference is not visible. It may become noticeable in the future if virtual and augmented reality applications gain popularity.

As for flash memory, most users have more than enough of it. OnePlus 5 is sold with volumes of 64 and 128 GB, the iPhone choice is offered from 64 and 256 GB.

Internet and communication

When working in a browser, both of these smartphones provide a choice. OnePlus 5 does not have its own browser, so it uses Google Chrome. iPhone has an Apple Safari browser, which also fails in quality.

As for communication standards, all modern options are supported. In addition, OnePlus 5 is available with two SIM slots.


Like last year's iPhone 7 Plus, the new model has a dual rear camera. The main module has a resolution of 12 megapixels and an aperture of f / 1.8, an auxiliary telephoto camera of 12 megapixels and f / 2.8. With an enlarged sensor, a wide color range, an improved signal processor, dual image stabilization, the iPhone 8 Plus is a strong contender for the title of the best camera phone.

iPhone 8 Plus on the left, OnePlus 5 on the right

OnePlus 5 also has a dual camera , the main 16 megapixel f / 1.7 and the auxiliary 20 megapixel f / 2.6 telephoto with 1.6x zoom. Due to this, he can compete with the portrait shooting mode of the iPhone.

Image quality

As a result, in some photos, the quality is better with the iPhone, in others with OnePlus 5. The iPhone shoots with a wider dynamic range and gives richer colors, OnePlus 5 provides higher sharpness and performs better in low light due to a wider aperture. However, OnePlus 5 processes HDR photos so that they begin to look more artificial and less attractive, but this does not happen all the time.

As for portrait shooting, the iPhone separates the person from the background better than the OnePlus 5 does. The latter blurs the background more, often overdoing it.

Video quality

In this regard, the iPhone has an advantage, the videos are obtained with higher detail and rich colors. 4K recording at 60 frames / s is supported, OnePlus 5 is limited to 30 frames / s. But the Chinese smartphone records a clearer sound, while on the iPhone it is more blurry. Autofocus is fast and reliable on both smartphones.


The iPhone’s stereo speakers and HDR-enabled screen make it a great device for watching videos and images. OnePlus 5 can compete only in terms of supporting a wide color range, it does not have stereo speakers.

Call quality

People still tend to make phone calls. In this regard, the models in question are not experiencing difficulties. The signal and sound quality is excellent, voices sound clearly and clearly on both sides of the line.

Offline work

These models are able to stretch all day with an average load and even a little higher, but the iPhone has an advantage. In tests, its result was 10 hours 35 minutes versus 9 hours 18 minutes on OnePlus 5.

As for recharging, in both cases fast recharging is supported, the iPhone is compatible with Qi wireless recharging. Its speed has yet to be tested, and the included adapter allowed to charge the device in 178 minutes. The Dash Charger charges OnePlus 5 at 100% in 99 minutes.


These two smartphones have their advantages and disadvantages, but the price can be a decisive factor for the average buyer. You have to pay to join the premium club Apple, but it may be worth it. The buyer of the iPhone 8 Plus receives a four-year-polished device on an excellent operating system and continued support from the manufacturer. OnePlus 5 is also a good smartphone, although not without drawbacks. These flaws are smoothed out by a lower price. If the cost of the iPhone 8 Plus in Russia reaches 64,000 rubles, then OnePlus 5 costs 40,000 rubles. for a model of 64 GB and 45,000 rubles. for 128 GB.

Pros iPhone 8 Plus

  • Great performance
  • Battery life
  • Water protection
  • More elaborate user interaction

Pros of OnePlus 5

  • Easier to operate with one hand.
  • Value for money
  • Fast charger included
  • Easier to set up