If you are planning to buy the latest OnePlus 5, we suggest you sit back to hold your horses and go through this comparison once before making any final decision. As Honor 8 Pro is going to be launched this july 2017 which is expected to have better specs that the OnePlus 5.
You should probably wait for Honor 8 Pro before going for the OnePlus 5. Here’s why!
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has unveiled its flagship device with the launch of Honor 8 Pro. The smartphone will be available from the first week of July and will be exclusively available on Amazon India. Though the brand has not revealed the pricing of the smartphone, it is expected to fall somewhere between INR 32,000 to Rs 37,000.
Talking about this price point, the smartphone will directly compete with the latest OnePlus 5. The 6GB RAM variant is priced Rs 32,999, while the 8GB RAM comes with a price tag of Rs 37,999. Though the smartphone comes loaded with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Honor 8 Pro has a lot to offer.
The Honor 8 Pro is quite a slim smartphone measuring a mere 6.9mm in thickness. To give you perspective, the OnePlus 5 is 7.3mm thick. Now that isn’t a world of a difference, but when you consider the fact that the OnePlus 5 has a 3300mAh battery compared to the Honor 8 Pro’s 4000mAh battery, then you should be impressed. The Honor 8 Pro is only slightly taller than the OnePlus 5, and that is because it houses a 5.7-inch display to the front with a 2560x1440p resolution. The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Yes, the OnePlus 5 has the edge with Gorilla Glass 5 but the Honor 8 Pro also sports Gorilla Glass 3.
Talking about camera, the dual camera setup on the Honor 8 Pro, it sports two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes the images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies as well.
Coming to the hardware specifications, the Honor 8 Pro runs on the Kirin 960 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage, expandable by another 128GB, thanks to the hybrid SIM card slot. Expandable storage is not something we have seen on the OnePlus 5 which gives users 64GB of storage in the base variant. How the Kirin 960 performs against the Snapdragon 835 platform is something we have to look out for.
For a final verdict, both the devices give a neck and neck competition. On one side, we have the Honor 8 Pro looks more premium, has more storage, better display and comes with a better battery backup, while on the other side we have the OnePlus 5 sports the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It is still debatable on the camera performance of both the devices, but overall, Honor 8 Pro looks more promising, at least on paper.
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