OnePlus 5T Vs iPhone 8 Plus: What’s the difference?


OnePlus recently released the much-anticipated OnePlus 5T with a 6.01-inch bezel-less display with a large resolution. Apple also released the iPhone 8 Plus recently along with the standard variant of the iPhone 8. The highlight of the iPhone 8 Plus is the integration of an A11 bionic processor with neural engine technology. In this article, we will compare the specifications of OnePlus 5T and iPhone 8 Plus.  Towards the end of this article, you will know which smartphone to buy.


The OnePlus 5T is equipped with a 6.01-inch FHD AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone offers a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels with a pixel density of 401PPI. Moreover, the screen is protected with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and provides support for DCI-P3 and sRGB.

The iPhone 8 Plus, meanwhile, features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS Retina HD display with 1300:1 contrast ratio and 401PPI. The display provides support for true tone and wide color with 625cd/m2 brightness. The screen is coated with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic material.


Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the OnePlus 5T ships with Adreno 540 graphics, 6/8GB RAM alongside 64GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. The processor runs at a clock speed of 2.45GHz and is manufactured based on the 10nm technology process. The iPhone 8 Plus is infused with Apple A11 Bionic neural engine processor paired with M11 motion coprocessor. You have an option to buy either 64GB or 128GB storage models. Apple has ditched the 32GB as default to enable users to install several apps.

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The OnePlus 5T features a dual camera on the rear comprising of 16MP (Sony IMX398) and 20MP (IMX 376K) sensors respectively. The aperture level is same for both sensors and is set at f/1.7 with a focal length of 27.22mm. The camera also includes a dual LED Flash with a capability to shoot 4K videos at 30fps. On the front, the smartphone is glued with a 16MP sensor (IMX 371) with f/2.0 aperture and time-lapse technology support.

The iPhone 8 Plus is equipped with dual 12MP sensors with f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture levels respectively. The primary camera is tagged as wide-angle, while the secondary camera offers telephoto lens. The highlight of the smartphone is the addition of optical image stabilization, Quad-LED true tone flash including the ability to capture panoramic images. The front side is integrated with a 7MP retina flash camera with FHD recording paired with f/2.2 aperture.


The advantage of OnePlus 5T is the integration of dash charging technology, which helps you to charge the device quickly. In the case of iPhone 8, Apple has implemented wireless charging via Qi charging technology.

Advanced features

Apple has applied water-resistant technology to the iPhone 8 Plus via IP67 technology. This feature is lacking in OnePlus 5. We expect the company to ship OnePlus 6 with water-resistant support.


When compared to iPhone 8 Plus, the OnePlus 5T is affordable. You can buy the 6GB RAM model with 64GB storage at Rs. 32999. The 8GB and 128GB combo is available for Rs. 37999. Interestingly, the pricing of the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 is same, which irked the current users. The iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB storage is available at Rs. 69999. However, the 256GB storage model is priced at Rs.85499, which is high for a smartphone.

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If you would like to work with iOS platform and Siri voice assistant, you should purchase the iPhone 8 Plus. The OnePlus 5T is a highly capable device with plenty of RAM memory, storage space and a massive display size with the latest trending bezel-less display. There is no point in purchasing a smartphone for above Rs. 40000 when you can get the same features at a less price. We are unable to recommend a specific smartphone because Apple also manufacturers premium devices. The ecosystem is different and it’s up to you to decide whether to purchase OnePlus 5T or iPhone 8 Plus.


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 again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of 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