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OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Should OnePlus 5 owners be mad?

by Brandon Russell | November 16, 2017November 16, 2017 9:30 am PST

How much do you value a larger display? The OnePlus 5 already features an expansive 5.5-inch screen, but the OnePlus 5T ups the ante by including a 6-inch panel—and it beautifully stretches from one edge to the other, severely minimizing the device’s bezels.

That’ll be a hard question to address for a lot of current OnePlus 5 owners. For everyone else, the upgraded OnePlus 5T arrives at a crucial times. It brings OnePlus’ handsets up to parity with the rest of the industry while continuing to undercut the competition.

Aside from a tweaked design, the two devices are largely the same. Same internal guts, same relative shape and size, similar cameras.

It’s all about what you value most from your experience. Existing OnePlus 5 owners probably don’t need the 5T’s face unlock feature, and the upgraded secondary camera won’t make a huge difference.

You can judge for yourself by checking out the chart down below, which compares the specs between the two devices.

OnePlus - OnePlus 5T OnePlus - OnePlus 5
Display Size 6.01-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixel display (402 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1920
Resolution Y 2160 1080
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Operating System Android 7.1.1 at launch Android 7.1.1 Oxygen OS (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6/8GB 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 16MP/20MP 16/20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 16MP
Networks
  • 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
  • TD-SCDMA: Bands 34/39
  • TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
  • UMTS (WCDMA): Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • 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 3300mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB-C port with USB 2.0 support
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • RGB
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Electronic compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 156.1 mm (6.15 inches) 154.2 mm (6.07 inches)
Width 75 mm (2.95 inches) 74.1 mm (2.92 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 7.25 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 162 g (5.71 oz) 5.4 oz (153 g)
Colors N/A Black, Gray
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY
Supported Video Formats MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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