OnePlus’s flagship OnePlus 5 was announced almost a month ago and is now selling pretty well all over the globe including India. Another Chinese smartphone maker Honor had also recently launched their Honor 8 Pro in India and it will go on sale starting today evening at 6 PM. So, if you are wondering how the newly launched Honor 8 Pro compares to the OnePlus 5. We have got 5 reasons to pick the new Honor 8 Pro against the OnePlus 5. So let’s get started –
Honor had a Full HD display on the previous gen smartphone(Honor 8) and OnePlus also had the same resolution on its OnePlus 3/3T. But, this time around Honor has moved up to Quad HD (2K) display and also upgraded the display to 5.7-inch. The VR experience will be more enjoyable on Honor 8 Pro because of the 2K display and you will get more immersive VR experience. Honor 8 Pro also comes with a free VR headset in the box.
The rear camera is what both the company are promoting a lot. Both the smartphone come with a Dual camera set up on the rear, OnePlus comes with 16MP main Sony IMX 398 sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 and 20MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. Honor, on the other hand, comes with 12MP (Monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) Dual rear cameras, dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture. Both the smartphones lack OIS and both support 4K video recording. We have been using both the smartphones for quite some time and Honor 8 Pro is turning out to be our pick among the both. OnePlus 5 camera is very good, but when it comes down to head to head battle between both, Honor 8 Pro is the winner. OnePlus still needs to work on their camera software.
Honor 8 Pro has got a 4000mAh battery and the OnePlus 5 comes with a 3300mAh battery, OnePlus comes with 5V/4A charger and it charges from 0-100 in less that 90mins. Honor 8 Pro is packed with 9V/2A charger and charges from 0-100 under 2 hours. OnePlus’s Dash charge is definitely ahead of Honor’s fast charge technology here. But when it comes to the battery life OnePlus will take you through a day with one single charge in the morning with Moderate to heavy usage and Honor can deliver more than a day of usage with a single charge, up to 2 days with Moderate usage and at least a day and a half with heavy usage. So, in battery life Honor 8 Pro is on top compared to OnePlus 5.
OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at INR 32,999 and 8GB RAM and 128GB variant is priced at INR 37,999. While the Honor 8 Pro with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage comes for 29,999 and also buyers can avail some offers on Amazon Prime Day. As mentioned for INR 29,999 you will be also getting a VR headset in the box. Both the smartphones are available on Amazon.in.
5. Other features
Honor 8 Pro comes with a couple of features like expandable storage via MicroSD card slot and IR Blaster that are missing on the OnePlus 5. Even though these two features are not a deal breaker, they really add to worth for this price.
These 5 features make Honor 8 Pro slightly better than the OnePlus 5. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.