OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8

As one of a top form and best Android flagships around, a Samsung Galaxy S8 is a phone opposite that all others contingency be judged, and a OnePlus 5T is no exception.

Once again positioned as a high-end nonetheless comparatively affordable handset, a latest phone from OnePlus has a lot going for it, yet is it unequivocally a compare for a S8?

To assistance get to a bottom of that we’ve compared a dual phones opposite a series of categories, so we can see how identical they are.

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 design

The OnePlus 5T has an all-metal bombard with measure of 156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm and it weighs 162g. The Samsung Galaxy S8 duration has a potion behind and a steel frame, and comes in during 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm and 155g, so a OnePlus 5T is somewhat longer, wider and heavier than a Galaxy S8, yet it’s also somewhat slimmer.

There are similarities yet – both phones miss buttons on a front, permitting for tiny bezels around a screen, and both have a fingerprint scanner on a back.

Speaking of biometrics, they also both have a face scanner on a front, yet a Samsung Galaxy S8’s valid dangerous and easy to pretence in a review, so we’ll have to see how a OnePlus 5T’s compares.

One really manifest disproportion between a dual phones is their tone schemes, as a OnePlus 5T only comes in black, while a Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold – yet not all shades are accessible in all regions.

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 display

The many evident disproportion between a screens on these phones is that a Samsung Galaxy S8’s is curved, while a OnePlus 5T’s is flat.

The S8’s is also sharper, during 1440 x 2960 and 570 pixels per inch, while a OnePlus 5T’s is 1080 x 2160 and 401 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s shade is vast and curvy

However, a Galaxy S8’s is marginally smaller during 5.8 inches, to a OnePlus 5T’s 6 inches, and there are a series of similarities.

Both phones use AMOLED record for example, that tends to lead to some-more colourful images, and both have a super-widescreen aspect ratio of 18:9 in a OnePlus 5T’s case, and 18.5:9 in a Galaxy S8’s.

See a OnePlus 5T in movement in a hands on video below

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 OS and power

The OnePlus 5T comes with a Snapdragon 835 chipset and a choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM, while a Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with possibly a Snapdragon 835 chipset (if you’re in a US) or a likewise absolute Exynos 8895 one elsewhere, and in both cases it’s interconnected with 4GB of RAM.

So a OnePlus 5T has significantly some-more RAM then, yet so did a OnePlus 5 and in use that phone didn’t seem significantly faster than a S8, so there might not be most disproportion here either. In any case, we can design both handsets to be really speedy.

Another disproportion is a volume of storage, as a Samsung Galaxy S8 has 64GB and a microSD label slot, while a OnePlus 5T comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB yet no microSD label slot.

As for a handling systems, they both run Android Nougat, and both companies will be upgrading their phones to Android Oreo during some point.

However, conjunction phone runs batch Android. The prominence of a additional program on a S8 is arguably Bixby – Samsung’s AI partner that has a possess dedicated button.

On a OnePlus 5T duration we get accessible facilities like a ability to counterpart apps, so we can record into them with some-more than one account.

The OnePlus 5T comes with Android 7 and a firm’s Oxygen OS.

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 camera and battery

The OnePlus 5T has a dual-lens back camera with one 16MP lens and one 20MP one. That allows for visual zoom, and as both lenses have an orifice of f/1.7 they should be decent in low light.

There’s no necessity of facilities either, with a phone sporting a likes of a pro mode and a ability to use a ever-popular bokeh effect, to fuzz a credentials of an picture and stress a foreground.

The Galaxy S8 has only a single-lens camera, yet it’s a good one

The Samsung Galaxy S8 duration has only a single-lens 12MP camera, yet it too has an f/1.7 aperture, definition there’s a vast lens opening.

It also sports visual picture stabilization, loads of modes (including a pro mode), and in a tests took really considerable shots.

On a front of a OnePlus 5T we get a 16MP snapper, while a Samsung Galaxy S8’s is only 8MP.

As for battery, a OnePlus 5T has a 3,300mAh one, while a Samsung Galaxy S8 has a smaller 3,000mAh one. Both phones support quick charging, yet a Samsung Galaxy S8 also supports wireless charging, that a OnePlus 5T doesn’t.

 The OnePlus 5T has a dual-lens back camera with a 16MP and a 20MP lens.

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 price

The OnePlus 5T costs $479/£449/AU$599 for 64GB and $539/£499/AU$699 for a 128GB model, while a Samsung Galaxy S8 has an RRP of $725/£639/AU$1,200.

However, as a S8 has been out for a while many stores now assign a lot less, so we should be means to collect it adult for not most some-more than a OnePlus 5T.


Thanks to a 18:9 screen, rear-facing fingerprint scanner, smaller bezels and face scanner, a OnePlus 5T is closer to a Samsung Galaxy S8 than a OnePlus 5 is.

But it stands out from Samsung’s flagship due to a second back camera lens, additional RAM and bigger battery.

On a other hand, a S8 has a sharper, curvier shade and a microSD label slot. Add in a fact that their designs are utterly different, and these phones aren’t so identical after all.

As to that is best, that’s going to mostly count on that of these facilities we wish from your phone – yet we’ll let we know accurately how good they work in a full OnePlus 5T review.

The low cost (by flagship standards) of a OnePlus 5T might not be a outrageous cause in your shopping preference though, given that a Galaxy S8 has forsaken in cost given launch.

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