The OnePlus 5 has finally broken cover and, with that, we are almost through this year’s expected roster of flagship smartphones. While still waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, the Moto Z2, and, of course, the iPhone 8, we can take stock of what we have so far and see how they measure against the smartphone that’s promised to “Never Settle”. Does OnePlus still have that special sauce that helped its meteoric rise to international fame, or in some cases, infamy? Or has it already fizzled out and has become yet another “also ran” phone? Let’s see how it compares with the other runners in this race.
OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T
OK, this is hardly a fair comparison, but where best to start than with the OnePlus 5’s predecessor. In almost all cases, the OnePlus 5 is definitely a step up from the OnePlus 3T, especially if you consider the 8 GB RAM model. Almost. The screen actually hasn’t changed its specs, but is promised to be better calibrated and hopefully less buggy. The battery is actually just a tad smaller, ironically. And the OnePlus 5 is definitely more expensive.
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