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OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: What's Different?

From what we know so far about the OnePlus 5, we get you what's the difference and similarities that you can expect between the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T.

Siddhartha Sharma | News18.comSidnChips

Updated:June 17, 2017, 5:29 PM IST
OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: What's Different?
OnePlus 3T Vs OnePlus 3. (Image: Siddharth Safaya/
OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 5 on 20th June 2017 globally and two days later it will also be launched in Mumbai at 2:00 PM. Everyone has been waiting for this year's flagship killer by OnePlus. But, what about the OnePlus 3T which still is the best value for money smartphone money can buy? From what we know so far about the OnePlus 5, we get you what's the difference and similarities that you can expect between the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T.

The biggest change on the OnePlus 5 will be the design of the smartphone as compared to the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 5 will be the company's slimmest phone till date. When OnePlus teased the image of the phone on Twitter, it clearly showed that OnePlus 5 is much curvier and rounded than the OnePlus 3T. The phone will also be slightly taller than the OnePlus 3T. But colour options on the OnePlus 5 are expected to be the same as OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3 launched with the then flagship processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820. Then in a mid-cycle twist OnePlus launched the 3T with Qualcomm's flagship processor again which was the Snapdragon 821. The OnePlus 5 will come with this year's flagship SoC, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. What's different is that OnePlus 5 will come with 8GB RAM variant alongside the 6GB RAM one. We can't help but wonder what will users do with so much firepower?


Despite the slimmer design, OnePlus 5 might just get a similar battery spec to the OnePlus 3T, which was 3300 mAh. Of course, you'll be getting DASH charging on the OnePlus 5 with the same claim of a days' power in 30 minutes. This we all know is faster than Dominos claim to deliver your pizza.

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This is one of the major difference in the OnePlus 5 vs the OnePlus 3T. As we saw on posted image by OnePlus on Twitter, this year's flagship killer will sport a dual-camera setup, unlike a single lens that we saw on OnePlus 3T. This clearly shows that dual-cameras are a thing that manufacturers are considering in making their flagship smartphones in the year 2017. It is also expected that the camera on the OnePlus 5 will have that bokeh effect capability that we have seen on phones like iPhone 7 Plus, Honor 8, Huawei P9.

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OnePlus 5 might just get a similar HD display that was there on the OnePlus 3T. We all know how OnePlus keeps the price affordable on their phones. OnePlus 3T also never got a 2K display and we don't expect one on the OnePlus 5 either. What can be different is the aspect ratio of the display on the OnePlus 5. Just like how Samsung and LG have done, you never know, they might just surprise you with an 18:9 display. Again it all boils down to the cost of the device, and we think that an 18:9 display is unlikely on the OnePlus 5.

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The rumour mill also suggests that OnePlus 5 will also be the most expensive phone by the company to launch in India. The OnePlus 5 will be sold exclusively on Amazon and the expected price for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB Storage version is Rs 32,999 and the 8GB RAM / 128GB Storage version will be sold at Rs 37,999. This can make one wonder that OnePlus 3T is still a better deal, as it's still a very potent and relevant phone in 2017. What we would like OnePlus to do to make people consider the OnePlus 5 is to price it exactly the same as the OnePlus 3T. Then we have something to cheer about on this phone.

What do you think? Will you buy the OnePlus 5 or still go ahead with the OnePlus 3T? Tell us in the comments section below. Also, watch this space for the review of the OnePlus 5 on June 22.

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