Which is Better: OnePlus 5 or Samsung Galaxy S8?

Author:Jake | TIME:July 06,2017

With so many new smartphones entering into the mobile market, it is difficult to choose one out from them, unless you have a clear preference to some model. Ever since the OnePlus 5 officially went on sale last month, it has become one of the most popular smartphones aross the whole world. There is no doubt that it is one of the most trustworthy devices you can buy for now, but is it high cost-effective compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8? If you are considering which to take, you may like to take a look at the two devices side-by-side. Now read on to see OnePlus 5 vs S8.



Specifications: OnePlus 5 vs S8

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S8OnePlus 5

5.8-inch, Super AMOLED

2960 x 1440(507ppi)

Gorilla Glass 5

5.5-inch, Optic AMOLED

1920 x 1080 (401ppi)

Corning Gorilla Glass 5


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU: Octa-Core, Clocked @ 2.3GHz

GPU: Adreno 540

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU: Octa-Core, Clocked @ 2.45GHz

GPU: Adreno 540

Storage64GB, Expandable64GB/128GB, Non-expandable
Rear Cameras12MP, f/1.7, OIS, PDAF, Dual Tone Dual-LED Flash16MP, f/1.7, 1/2.8-inch sensor, 1.12μm pixel & 20MP, f/2.6, 1/2.8-inch sensor, 1.0μm pixel PDAF, dual-LED Flash, 2X Optical Zoom
Front Camera8MP, f/1.7, Auto HDR16MP, f/2.0, 1.0μm pixel, EIS, Auto HDR
Battery3,000mAh Li-lon, Non-Removable3,300mAh Li-lon, Non-Removable


Width: 68.1mm

Thickness: 8.0mm

Weight: 155 grams


Width: 74.1mm

Thickness: 7.3mm

Weight: 153 grams

ConnectivityGSM, HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, USB Type-CGSM, HSPA, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
SensorsIris scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer (e-compass), Barometer, Hear Rate Monitor, SpO2Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer (e-compass)
Operating System

Android 7.0 Nougat

Upgradable to Android O

Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Upgradable to Android O

CarriersVerizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, SprintUnlocked



OnePlus 5

Many are doubting whether the OnePlus 5 could be a flagship killer for commercial purpose. However, it turns out to gain a lot of popularity which increases its sales. The high quality, nice-looking design and cutting-edge hardware of OnePlus 5 has made it a good device, which of course deserves a price of $479. The device is sold in two different versions:

  • 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage

  • 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage


Main Features:

  • Feature a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED 1080p screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

  • Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, which comes with a 64-bit CPU with eight custom Kryo 280 cores, four of which are clocked at 2.45GHz and four others at 1.9GHz.

  • An Adreno 540 GPU to take care of all the graphics processing needs.

  • Built with a dual-camera module on the back on the imaging front: one of the cameras incorporates a 16-megapixel Sony sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, the other one comes with a 20-megapixel f/2.6 telephoto lens.


The front-facing camera on the OnePlus 5 comes with a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1.0μm pixels. The dual rear-camera module on its latest OnePlus makes is said to be "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today". Measured 152.2mm in length, 74.1mm in width and 7.3mm in thickness and weighed in at 153 grams, the OnePlus 5 comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed in the form of Oxygen OS, and carries a non-removable 3,300mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy S8

On the other side, thanks to its revolutionary good looks, the Galaxy S8 has been considered to be the most popular model following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. 

Main Features

  • 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and has 64GB of built-in UFS 2.1 storage that can be expanded by a microSD card.

  • Rear-facing Dual Pixel 12-megapixel sensor and a front-facing 8-megapixel sensor of imaging.

  • A battery of 3,000mAh unit with support for Quick Charge 3.0.

  • IP68 certification, denoting its resistance to water and dust.

  • Varioius sensors like iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, magnetometer, barometer, heart-rate monitor and SpO2 sensor.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and measures 148.9mm in length, 68.1mm in width and 8mm in thickness, while weighing in at 155 grams.

  • Qi wireless charging support.


How to Transfer from Old Phone to New Phone?

If you are thinking about changing phone, you may need to transfer data from old phone to new phone. cFone Mobile Transfer is a professional phone to phone transfer app that allows you to transfer data between iPhone, Android, Symbian and Windows phone. With this software, you can transfer contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps and more.


It is easy to operate and requires only 3 steps to complete the transfer. Now you can download and install the software on your computer and then follow below steps.


Step 1: Connect Mobile Phones to Computer

Launch the mobile phone data transfer program and then connect both phones to the computer via USB cable. Once connected, you will see your phones mirro in the interface of Mobile Transfer.


Step 2: Select Data

Now select the data type that you want to transfer from old phone to new phone.



Step 3: Transfer Data

After you choose the data type, you just need to click the "Start Copy" button to start the data transfer.


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