iPhone X vs. OnePlus 5: Apple makes easy work of OnePlus

by Brandon Russell | September 8, 2017

Apple and OnePlus have run into very similar criticism over the years. Both chose to incrementally upgrade their devices, opting to focus on other elements like camera or software. Both had also chose to keep lower-speced displays that didn’t push many boundaries. That was until today when Apple unveiled the iPhone X.

With the iPhone X, Apple took the next step into the future of where smartphones are going. Bezel-less display, check. Wireless charging, check. Water and dust resistance, check. This is the future of smartphones.

The OnePlus 5 misses all of these features. Sure, OnePlus threw in an insane amount of RAM (8GB) and it costs less than half the price of the iPhone X, but for a flagship introduced in 2017, missing those features is a killer. And now that Apple has joined modern smartphones with the iPhone X, the One Plus 5 doesn’t stand a chance.

Check out the gallery and spec sheet down below to compare the iPhone X and OnePlus 5.

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Apple - iPhone X OnePlus - OnePlus 5
Display Size 5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1125 1920
Resolution Y 2436 1080
Display Type Super Retina HD AMOLED
Operating System iOS 11 (at launch) Android 7.1.1 Oxygen OS (at launch)
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 3GB (unofficial) 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 16/20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 16MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 800, 1900, 2100
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
  • CDMA: BC0
  • FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TDD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41
  • TD-SCDMA: Bands 34/39
  • UMTS (WCDMA): Bands 1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Battery N/A 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB-C port with USB 2.0 support
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Proximity
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
  • BeiDou
  • Electronic compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 5.65 inches (14.35 cm) 154.2 mm (6.07 inches)
Width 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) 74.1 mm (2.92 inches)
Depth .30 inches (7.6 mm) 7.25 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 6.14 oz (174 g) 5.4 oz (153 g)
Colors Space Gray Silver Black, Gray
Supported Audio Formats AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+) MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY
Supported Video Formats HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...