Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus 5T: High-end Android smartphone battle

s8 vs 5T

OnePlus 5T and Samsung Galaxy S8 are top-end Android Smartphones. Galaxy S8 was launched in March while 5T was launched in November 2017. One thing which is same on both devices is the edge-to-edge display design. Needless to say  S8’s curved-edge display is far better than 5T’s.


Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch display with 1440 by 2960 pixels at 570-pixel per inch. The display is regarded as one of the best among smartphones. On the other hand, 5T has 18:9 aspect ratio display with the resolution of 1080 x 2160.

S8 sports 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The flagship has 64GB internal memory with an option to expand up to 256 GB. The 5T has  Snapdragon 835 processor with two RAM options, 6GB and 8GB RAM. On the software front, both the devices run on Android Nougat.

S8’s camera is dubbed as one of the best smartphone camera available in the market. The handset has 12MP primary camera and 8MP snapper. Meanwhile, OnePlus has sported 16MP rear and 20MP rear dual-lens camera with 16MP snapper. The smartphone’s camera system also comes tagged with a special Portrait Mode. This mode allows individuals to attain clarity by blurring the background out and focusing prominence solely on the subject.

The OnePlus 5T smartphone is further powered by a decent 3,300mAh battery. According to the company, the smartphone will last at least “for a day” on the single charge for an average user. The device further packs itself with Dash Charge functionality. With this upgraded feature, one can easily charge the smartphone to full-battery instantly. The Galaxy S8 comes with wireless charging feature with fast charging option too. The high-end device has 3000mAh non-removable battery.

Another highlight of the OnePlus 5T smartphone is that it features facial recognition software. Smartphone users can unlock it by simply looking at the handset. Experts have described the system as being one of the fastest in the Android market. The S8 has the Iris scanner for security purpose.

Overall, Samsung Galaxy S8 beats OnePlus 5T by a huge margin but it is worth noting that OnePlus device is almost INR 20,000 ($320) cheaper than S8.

Price of OnePlus 5T is INR 32,999 while that of Galaxy S8 is INR 52,999.

Shailesh Sharma

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