OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X: Specs Comparison

The release of a new smartphone means that the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X war is now on! Can the new flagship from OnePlus stand up against the iconic Apple device?

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OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X: Size

The wraparound design of the iPhone X means that it is significantly more compact than the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus has opted for a more conventional exterior for its flagship, and this means that the iPhone X is somewhat smaller.

Apple’s premium handset measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in), while the dimensions of the OnePlus 5T are 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm (6.15 x 2.95 x 0.29 in).

Weight

Considering the smaller size of the iPhone X, it is rather surprising that it is the heavier of the two devices. The iPhone X weighs in at 174 grammes, which is twelve grammes heavier than the 162 grammes of the OnePlus 5T.

Display

Display technology is critical to the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X comparison, and it will be encouraging for consumers of Android devices that the OnePlus 5T possesses the larger screen. Measuring marginally over six-inches, the OnePlus 5T display is 0.2-inches larger than the screen included in the iPhone X.

However, it is important to emphasize that due to the wraparound design of the iPhone X, the 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone is superior to the 80 percent figure for the OnePlus 5T.

Resolution

Resolution is also an important aspect of the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X comparison, and the iPhone X does win out marginally here as well. Capable of displaying 1,125 x 2,436 pixels (~458 ppi density), there is no doubt that the Apple smartphone somewhat outperforms the OnePlus 5T in this department.

The new OnePlus 5T is capable of displaying 1,080 x 2,160 pixels (~401 ppi density), and coupled with the attractive wraparound design, this definitely means that the iPhone X has the more impressive display.

Camera

Camera technology is critical in the contemporary mobile marketplace, and thus this this a central front in the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X war. It is firstly useful to list the specifications of the two devices in this area.

iPhone X – Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8 & 52mm, f/2.4), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash

OnePlus 5T – Dual 20 MP + 16 MP, f/1.7, 27mm, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash

It will be interesting to witness the performance capabilities of the OnePlus 5T in real world conditions, but what can be said is that the smartphone certainly has more impressive specs than its iPhone X rival. Both the megapixel rating and aperture of the OnePlus 5T are superior, meaning that it should theoretically be capable of better photographs.

Of course, there are so many variables that go into making a successful smartphone camera that it is difficult to make this assertion with any confidence. But there is no doubt that the OnePlus 5T has been armed with a particularly impressive camera.

Processor

As is common with most new Android devices, the OnePlus 5T features an octa-core processor. Its 4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo processor means that the unit is slightly more impressive than the hexa-core iPhone X, which is clocked at 2.39 GHz.

Nonetheless, the combination of proprietary hardware and software from Apple means that the benchmarking performance of its devices is usually outstanding.

Memory

Apple has always achieved its performance without arming devices with vast amounts of memory, likely due to its combination of proprietary hardware and software. Thus, the iPhone X has been frozen at 3GB in the current generation, which is only half the 6GB included in the OnePlus 5T.

Storage

The iPhone X is bulky in storage terms, with a premium 256GB version of the smartphone available. OnePlus has decided to opt for a maximum storage quantity of 128GB, while both manufacturers also provide a 64GB version.

Battery

Neither of the batteries included in the iPhone X and OnePlus 5T are removable, but the new release benefits from the largest cell. The 3,300 mAh unit of the OnePlus 5T is obviously around 20 percent larger than the 2,716 mAh cell which powers the iPhone X.

Price

Pricing is obviously a key area of the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X comparison, but it is perhaps not hugely surprising that the iPhone X is significantly more expensive. Thus, the OnePlus 5T does not come remotely close to the $1,000 price tag associated with the iPhone X. This is certainly hefty for any smartphone, and the OnePlus 5T is even priced more affordably than the recent Google Pixel 2.

The OnePlus 5T costs $479 (£449, AU$599) for the 64GB version while the 128GB variant is priced at $539 (£499, AU$699), making this a very reasonably priced handset.

Conclusion

When making the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X comparison, it is firstly important to note that the latter device is very much a premium mobile, and is priced as such. While the OnePlus 5T is undoubtedly the flagship of the manufacturer, it cannot hope to compete in the same niche as Apple, and thus this could be considered a significantly more affordable unit.

The price difference between the two devices means that the OnePlus 5T automatically merits consideration. It is certainly aimed at the more affordable end of the market, and those consumers that consider the $1,000 price tag of the iPhone X to be excessive will be tempted by this device.

However, although the OnePlus 5T has an impressive camera, the performance of the iPhone X is generally superior to its new rival. This means that those consumers wanting the smartphone experience will undoubtedly opt for the Apple handset, particularly as its appearance is somewhat more pleasing than the OnePlus 5T.