OnePlus 5T Vs Galaxy Note 8
Hello, Folks! Today I’m going to do In-depth specifications between the OnePlus 5T Vs Galaxy Note 8. So, the OnePlus 5T is a lot cheaper but being a flagship killer smartphone, the question is does it kill the flagship. So, as you might know, the OnePlus 5T retails at just under $500 or up to $560 if you go for the upper tier storage model whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is about $930. But considering the phone has been released for a bit now he can find it for closer $900. So, let’s start-
Design & Build: –
Now, on the front, the Galaxy Note 8 has a larger display. It’s actually a narrower phone than the OnePlus 5T. the side bezels on the Note 8 are not almost non-existent whereas on the 5T they are somewhat still present. In terms of every dimension, the Note 8 is an unapologetically large phone and compared to the 5T it doesn’t even feel like they’re really in the same size class when it comes to the display size.
If you are looking for an infinity design then Note 8 is the choice. Now, the Galaxy Note 8 back has glass and aluminium so I think it’s really a preference, you know some of the matte finish and some like the glossy glass finish that’s here. It’s still a little bit less dense but it’s still bulky and the glass is just as fingerprint prone as ever.
One thing with the Galaxy Note 8 if you do get some nice colour options and I found for my personal testing that the blue shows up a little bit fewer fingerprints on the black and the grey one is even better than the blue.
If you didn’t worry about fingerprints at all the soft touch matte finish on the OnePlus 5T is pretty much got you covered. Now, almost the entire body of this phone is made of pretty much one sheet of anodized aluminium and that makes it a very lightweight, this is the same material that is used to craft aeroplanes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3-inch 2960 by the 1440p display and OnePlus 5T has a slightly smaller 2160 by the 1080pp display. When you glance at those numbers it might seem like the Galaxy Note 8 is a little bit sharper. Both phones are using AMOLED technology here which allows for really high levels of contrast and really vibrant colours. Side by side you can really appreciate both displays but while for 5T has an elongated display with an 18 by 9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Note 8 is even taller than that with an 18.5 by 9 aspect ratio.
Both phones are covered on the front with Gorilla Glass which is good. But the Galaxy Note 8 pulls quite a bit ahead in the screen to body ratio whereas the OnePlus 5T has obviously gone up a lot. Since the OnePlus sits there with 80.5% ratio, the Note 8 has 83.2%ratio which makes it up there in the top 5 smartphones currently on the market. On top of that, the Samsung also supports HDR 10 and it has a 3D touch home button which means even when the navigation bar is hidden you can still press into the display and still go Home.
Both phones have a headphone jack which unfortunately has become a feature these days. They also both support Bluetooth v5.0 which means they can connect to two different devices like a headphone and a speaker at the same time. Both also support face scanning as an authentication method and combining this with rear-mounted fingerprint scanners have a multitude of options to get into your phone.
Unfortunately, the one of the Galaxy Note 8 is not only quite difficult to reach because it’s so high up the phone but it’s also very small. It’s got an unusual shape and is sometimes tough to differentiate from the Camera whereas the OnePlus 5T’s is much easier to feel for and a little bit more differentiated. So, on the whole, it’s gonna be a better experience but this is where the Galaxy Note 8 pulls ahead a little bit because as well as that there is also an Iris scanner.
Now, a little bit slower than a face scanner but is a little bit more secure. But Note 8 also has IP68 water/dust resistance for which the OnePlus 5T has no certification whatsoever and also has wireless charging and microSD card support. And the Galaxy Note 8 also has the S-Pen which opens up a lot of possibilities when it comes to things you can do on the phone. And so, one of these advantages over the OnePlus 5T could be considered essential they do cover a lot of niches.
In the Galaxy Note 8, both the lenses are 12-megapixels one is telephoto and the other is regular. So, one is basically narrower it is called optical image stabilization which is great and it takes great images. In the front of the Note 8, you’ve got 8-megapixel camera with a wider aperture than the OnePlus 5T and it can shoot 2K videos.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 5T both the lenses 16-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture and other is 20-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture. It doesn’t state OIS but I didn’t really see any problems while recording videos.
On the front of 5T, you’ve got a 16-megapixel camera it’s slightly narrower than the Galaxy Note 8 and to give you a better understanding of this, I took a couple of pictures. So, when it comes to low-light photography the Note 8 does a better job. The light bouncing off objects is lesser so you know objects tend to be more natural. The pictures are slightly better but when it comes to indoor photography at during daytime I think, the OnePlus 5T did a more natural job than the Galaxy Note 8. In the Portrait mode, the Note 8 actually did a better job.
Processor, Memory & Performance: –
The OnePlus 5T and the Galaxy Note 8 in most regions have these Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6 gigabytes of RAM which is still a fair bit in late 2017. However, there are no less than 4 reasons why the OnePlus 5T might will be faster than the Galaxy Note 8-
The first of which is that there is an option for an 8-gigabyte model paying extra $60 which is not really big over the base model. You got not only double the storage but also 8 gigs of RAM whereas the Galaxy Note 8 tops out at 6 gigs of RAM.
Now, it may be excessive at this point in time but it’s definitely a good future proofing feature. On top of that a subtle but nonetheless relevant statistic is that the processor in 5T is actually overclocked, the Snapdragon 835 in the OnePlus 5T runs at 2.45GHz compared to 2.35Ghz in the Galaxy Note 8 which is a small and subtle difference but it’s enough to get a few extra frames in any game you play or a few extra points in any benchmark.
Oxygen OS compared to the Samsung TouchWiz just also feels tighter, the animations are slicker, the movement faster, a lot of us far less bloatware on the phone.
The last thing is that the OnePlus 5T has a far lower resolution display which of course on balance is not an advantage but it does help in a few areas one of them being performance having fewer Pixels to push means you can push the pixels that you are pushing at a faster rate. So, OnePlus 5T in a lot of cases will pull ahead for that reason too.
Now, both phones run on Android 7.1 Nougat but neither of these has managed to receive an Oreo update while OnePlus has announced of the 5T is getting Oreo just before the end of the year.
In terms of speaker quality, they both have a little speaker tucked away in the bottom corner which is downwards firing which I guess is better than a backwards firing speaker that we used to see on phones a few years ago but it’s definitely going to be bested by any of the iPhones or the Pixel 2 XL.
In terms of battery life, both phones have an identical capacity of 3300 milliamp-hours. Both gonna be really favouring the OnePlus 5T here and Note 8 has a larger, higher-resolution display to push, it’s got a heavier UI TouchWiz compared to Oxygen OS. So, that’s gonna drain more battery. OnePlus 5T has been very good when it comes to battery optimization I’m gonna call this OnePlus magic because I did many battery drain test and the OnePlus 5T has always won.
The Galaxy Note 8 comes with Samsung’s first charge 15Watt charger and the OnePlus 5T comes bundled with a dash charge 20-Watt charger. And again, everything I’ve tested with the 5T phone is gonna charge quite a significant bit faster than Galaxy Note 8.
The most important factor is price, I mean if you’ve got the money then it’s really just completely up to you but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is more expensive than the OnePlus 5T. and the 5T pretty much offers almost everything that you can demand from the Note 8 except for the S-Pen. It’s not half the price it’s 30 or 40% lesser price than the Galaxy Note 8.
Finally, both are excellent phones. Both have great specifications, performance, battery life and also the camera performance. So, it’s all up to you if the Galaxy Note 8 suits you better so you have to go with this phone. But let me tell you the OnePlus 5T is completely capable of pulling off pretty much everything that the Note 8 can do.
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