Rumors of OnePlus working on a new flagship for 2017 are hitting the airwaves. The device is known as the OnePlus 5, and it’s a doozy. The big question is how do the OnePlus flagship smartphone stacks up to the Samsung Galaxy S8, arguably the most impressive smartphone of 2017 so far.

Going head-to-head with a Samsung device is no easy feat, but OnePlus has proven itself in the past of being able to release quality products. The company is also known for smartphones with great features, but at an affordable pricing to boot, and that’s one of the reasons we like them.

The Display

The OnePlus 5 is destined to have a 5.5-inch full HD display, and it also comes with Coring Gorilla Glass 4. Furthermore, the display doesn’t have a bezel, so more screen real estate for fans.

When it comes down to the Samsung Galaxy S8, the smartphone shows itself to be a beast of a machine. The screen size here is 5.8-inches, and not to mention, it’s Super AMOLED, so the colors pop unlike the OnePlus 5.

The Processor


One of the most important aspects of a modern day smartphone is the processor. Due to the many calculations, Android is making these days, the processor in any device running this operating system needs to be capable at best.

From what we’ve come to understand, the OnePlus 5 is rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Furthermore, the CPU in question is likely based on the 10nm version, which means, battery life shouldn’t be much of a problem.

The same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU powers the Samsung Galaxy S8, so there shouldn’t be much of a speed difference when compared to the OnePlus 5.

The Camera

Everyone we know loves to take pictures with their smartphone, which is why when folks are choosing a mobile device for long-term use, the camera is a significant aspect of the decision-making.

OnePlus decided to go all in with the camera here. The company added a dual camera 16-megapixel shooter at the front of the product, and a 20-megapixel shooter at the rear. However, seeing, as the device isn’t yet released, rumors claim the company cut down the front camera to 8-megapixels.

Samsung is taking a reserved approach in this regard. The Galaxy S8 packs an 8-megapixel camera at the front and a dual pixel 12-megapixel sharp shooter at the back. Now, the megapixel count doesn’t tell the whole story because we’ve seen time and time again where a lower resolution camera takes better images than one with more numbers.


Smartphone memory is hitting points similar to a computer these days. The OnePlus device is rocking 6GB of RAM, and there’s even an option for 8GB for those looking to own the beefiest version. The Samsung device, on the other hand, comes with 4GB of RAM, which is enough for a mobile phone today but might not hold up in the years to come.

Finally, the Battery

Battery life, the one thing holding smartphones back from achieving greatness. What we see here from the OnePlus 5 is a 4000 mAh battery in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S8’s 3000 mAh battery.

Clearly, the OnePlus 5 is a capable smartphone as pummels the Galaxy S8 in several areas. However, raw specifications are never the end game.