iPhone 7 vs. OnePlus 5 – Which one should you buy?

OnePlus 5's most attractive feature is its dual camera system which has been inspired by iPhone

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iPhone 7 or OnePlus 5

Launched on June 27, 2017, OnePlus 5 has become one of the hottest phones of the year. The phone offers all the features of an iPhone at a comparative price. OnePlus 5’s most attractive feature is its dual camera system which has been inspired by iPhone. Its over-all performance is commendable and the sleek design creates a similar user experience as that of the iPhone 7. But is it as good as the iPhone 7?

Here is a quick comparison between iPhone 7 and OnePlus 5 –

#1 Display

iPhone 7 has a display of 11.94cms (4.7″) with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. Its display technology is Retina HD display with LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch and IPS technology.

Whereas, OnePlus 5 has a 13.97cms(5.5″) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It has full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It has a capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch technology.

#2 Storage

iPhone 7 comes is 2 variants of 32GB which offers 2GB RAM and 128 GB, which offers 3 GB RAM. Whereas, OnePlus 5 comes in two variants of 64 GB which offers 6 GB RAM and 128 GB which offers 8 GB RAM.

While a direct comparison cannot be made between the two variants of iPhone 7 and OnePlus 5, on an average, the OnePlus 5 offers better RAM storage than the iPhone 7.

#3 Camera

iPhone has camera resolution of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture. It has 6 element lens with high-speed sensor and TrueTone Flash pixels. The camera of iPhone 7 features Timer mode, Burst mode, Auto image stabilization, Auto HDR for photos, Photo geotagging, Noise reduction, Exposure control, Body and face detection, Improved local tone mapping, Wide color capture for photos and live photos, Live photos with stabilization, Tap to focus with Focus Pixels, and Autofocus with Focus Pixels. It has 4K Video Recording feature with 7MP FaceTime HD Camera.

OnePlus 5’s camera resolution is 16MP + 20MP dual camera with Dual LED Flash pixels. It features Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic Denoise, Clear Image and Raw Image. It also features 4K Video Recording technology with 16 MP HDR FaceTime Camera.

#4 Operating System

iPhone 7 runs on iOS 10 with a Apple A10 Fusion Quad-core 64-bit processor. While the OnePlus 5 comes with the latst Android 7.1.1 version (Nougat) with Oxygen OS 4.5.0. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core 2.45GHz Processor.

#5 SIM and Network

iPhone 7 allows the use of a single-nano-sim and can support the following network types – GSM/ HSPA/ LTE; with a network capability of 2G, 3G and 4G. While the OnePlus 5 comes with a dual-nano-sim system and supports GSM/ UMTS/ LTE networks with a network capability of 2G, 3G and 4G.

#6 Price

iPhone 7 32GB is available at $649 while iPhone 7 128GB comes at $749. While the OnePlus 5 64GB variant come at $479 and the 128GB is available at a price of $649.

Updated Trends’ verdict on iPhone 7 vs OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 has better features and memory storage than iPhone 7 and comes at a lower price. It even offers more storage and better RAM than the iPhone 7. Though the iPhone 7 has better camera features, the dual-sim system of OnePlus 5 offers extra leverage for people with multiple SIM cards. We suggest that you go for a OnePlus 5 is you brand power and camera functionality is not a major concern for you. But for those who would want their phones to double up as a DSLR camera, iPhone 7 beats the OnePlus 5 hands down!

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