OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Detailed Specifications Comparison

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T is the new smartphone released by the company globally on November 16. The device will be available on open sale from November 21. The main highlight of OnePlus 5T is the integration of a 6.01-inch FHD AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. If you look at the OnePlus 5, the handset ships with a 5.5-inch FHD display with the standard aspect ratio. In this article, we will compare the specifications of both OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5. Towards the end of this article, you will learn which one to buy.

Display

The OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch FHD Optic AMOLED bezel-less display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels and 401PPI pixel density. The deVice feature an aspect ratio of 18:9 With support for sRGB and DCI-P3. The display is further protected by 2.4D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 5 offers a 5.5-inch FHD Optic AMOLED Gorilla Glass 5 display with a standard resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and pixel density of 401PPI. The product page of the OnePlus 5 provides information about the inclusion of reading, night mode including ambient display. However, there is no such information on the OnePlus 5T page. We expect that the 5T will inherit all the features of the previous counterpart.

Performance

There is no difference between OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 when it comes to the internals. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, both smartphones feature Adreno 540 graphics, 6/8GB RAM coupled with 64GB and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The processor is manufactured using 10nm technology and runs at a clock speed of 2.45GHz.

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Camera

The OnePlus 5T is integrated with a dual camera comprising of 16MP and 20MP sensors. The main camera offers a Sony IMX 398 sensor with 16MP capacity, 1.12um pixel size paired with f/1.7 aperture. The secondary camera is infused with a slightly higher 20MP capacity with Sony IMX376K sensor, f/1.7 aperture and pixel size of 1.0um.

On the optics front, the OnePlus 5 features a wide-angle 16MP Sony IMX398 sensor with f/1.7 aperture alongside support for EIS and DCAF. Moreover, the rear side also includes a secondary Telephoto lens with a 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor with f/2.6 aperture and PDAF support.

Talking about the front camera, both OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 features a 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0um with support for EIS and fixed focus. You will be able to capture FHD and HD videos at 30fps respectively with support for time-lapse. Moreover, the rear camera includes dual LED Flash, which helps to shoot stunning images even in extreme low light conditions.

Operating Platform

OnePlus has integrated Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top of OxygenOS in both OnePlus 5T and 5 devices. We expect the company to push Android 8.0 Oreo update within the next few days before December 31.

Battery

There is no change in the battery specifications between OnePlus 5T and 5 since both smartphones ships with a 3300mAh battery. The company has implemented dash charging support with 5V 4A charging adapter. According to the company sources, the dash charge is one of the best technologies when compared to quick charging. Moreover, the newly launched OnePlus 5T has retained the traditional headphone port based on the feedback from the customers.

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Entertainment

The audio system is same with both OnePlus 5T and 5 with the addition of three microphones with noise cancellation, AANC, Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound support. You will find the speaker grills on the bottom of both smartphones.

Pricing

The OnePlus 5T will be available exclusively via Amazon on open sale on November 21 starting Rs. 32999 for the 6GB/64GB storage variant. The 8GB paired with 128GB storage will be available at Rs. 37999. If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can purchase the smartphone from 4.30 PM on November 21.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5 is also available at Rs. 32999 for the 6GB/64GB model and Rs. 37999 for the 8GB/128GB storage model. The pricing is a big disappointment for the existing customers of OnePlus 5 since they missed an opportunity to purchase a smartphone with a bezel-less display. They paid the same price for the OnePlus 5 and got a standard FHDS display smartphone. The future customers of OnePlus 5T will be able to experience the bezel-less display for the same price of OnePlus 5.

Verdict

If you are not an existing customer of OnePlus 5, then you should purchase OnePlus 5T because of the integration of a large bezel-less display. The other factors are almost the same. We are sure that existing users of OnePlus 5 will be heavily disappointed since the pricing of both smartphones is same. Imaging the fate of a customer who purchased OnePlus 5 one month back. The future is bezel-less and you should buy OnePlus 5T.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com