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The OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a much better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM, 128GB)!

OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM, 128GB)  Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 
OnePlus 5 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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Excellence Score
69.2
43.4
Value for Money Score
64.3
54.2
Price ₹ 35,999 onwards ₹ 29,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2017 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features Optic AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass, DCI-P3 Colour Coverage, sRGB, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Lift Up Display, Ambient Display Super AMOLED, Always-On display, Curved Edge Screen
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.45 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 8890Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 540 Mali-T880 MP12
RAM 8 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16MP + 20MP 12.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Camera 1: Sony IMX398 Sensor; F/1.7 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Camera 2: F/2.6 Aperture; Sony IMX350 Sensor; 1.0um Pixel Size; Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF); 2X Optical Zoom, Slow Motion Video, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic Denoise, Clear Image, RAW Image 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama, Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Motion Photo
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Sony IMX371 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, Electronic Image Stabilisation, Full HD Video Recording, HDR, Screen Flash, Smile Capture, Face Beauty F/1.7 Aperture, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR, Wide Selfie, Spotlight
Internal Memory 128 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.25 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 153 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge Yes, Quick Charge 2.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Internal Storage; Fast Battery Charging (Dash Charge); Support AANC; Dirac HD Sound; Dirac Power Sound; DLNA; NFC; USB Audio Support; Noise Filtration Scratch resistant back panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Fast Charging (83% in 30 minutes); Wireless Charging; Samsung KNOX; NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Top-notch build quality, with the ergonomics, handling, and aesthetics of a true high-end premium device
  • Good AMOLED display with great color rendition, and an excellent in-built Kindle-like "reading mode"
  • OxygenOS continues to be an excellent blend of stock Android and light but useful touches in all the right places - it is, without doubt, one of the best Android UIs around
  • Performance is blazing fast all round - matching and sometimes even beating other Snapdragon 835 powerhouses like the Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium - and not just in benchmarks, but in real-life use
  • The 8GB of included RAM is simply astounding, and unmatched by any other phone till date - making the phone as future-proof as is possible - although any differences in real-life performance relative to the 6GB version may be hard to notice at present
  • Very good dual camera setup - giving arguably the best camera phone in this price bracket - overall it's pleasing color rendering and good dynamic range - the portrait mode is pretty nice too - overall the camera is fast and reliable
  • Videos shot are also pretty decent (although it misses out on video stabilisation, which was present in the OnePlus 3/3T)
  • Good loudspeaker - improving significantly over the OnePlus 3/3T
  • Very solid battery life - offering a significant improvement over the already very good OnePlus 3T in real life use
  • OnePlus's proprietary dash charging technology continues to provide industry leading fast charging speeds
  • On the whole, leaving aside the camera, which is good but not comparable to the best in business, the OP5 matches other premium flagships in all other areas - and delivers this at a fraction of the price - continuing OnePlus's tradition of offering great performance at excellent value for money
  • Beautiful, polished-to-perfection, luxurious design - with a lot of attention to detail - and with its unique "edge" screen, the S7 Edge is a sight to behold
  • Compact for a 5.5 incher
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • Gorgeous, large, curved screen, with near-perfect color accuracy
  • The new "always-on" display feature is a nice touch, and takes the hassle out of checking out the time
  • Samsung's Touchwiz UI over Android is now even lighter, and has less bloat
  • Top-notch, chart-leading performance backed by the powerful hardware
  • Brilliant, awesome, fast camera, with OIS, that does well even in low-light conditions - easily one of the best around
  • Good call quality
  • Very good audio quality
  • Brilliant, beast of a battery life, that takes it a notch above the already excellent battery life of the Galaxy S7
  • Quick charging, and wireless charging support
  • The extra navigation tools on the "edge" are definitely useful when used judiciously
  • microSD storage slot
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The design is aesthetic but nothing original, or distinctive
  • The phone's display is pretty good but doesn't pack the same punch as the (admittedly higher priced) premium Android flagships
  • The camera is again excellent for the price, and an improvement over the OnePlus 3/3T, but doesn't match up to the level of the premium flagships like the Galaxy S8, the Google Pixel, the HTC U11, and iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
  • The shiny metal-and-glass back is a smudge magnet
Expert Reviews
  1. Still mighty good value for your money
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 5 is outstanding, especially for the price; no other phone gives you the same bang for the buck
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 5 comes with class-leading specs, for half the price of an iPhone 7
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