Honor 9 vs OnePlus 5: Which will win your heart?

Honor 9 vs OnePlus 5: Which will win your heart?


Honor 9 vs OnePlus 5: Price

Ideally, you should buy your device, whether it be the Honor 9 or the OnePlus 5, from its respective manufacturer. The price begins at $495 for the Honor 9 and $479 for the OnePlus 5.

Lowest price: Honor 9


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Lowest price: OnePlus 5


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Honor 9 vs OnePlus 5: Design

Honor 9 (Jessica Murgia)

Even with smartphones, we can see how divergent tastes can be. The Honor 9 certainly doesn’t present a unique design, and ultimately, it’s reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The difference is more obvious in the striking reflection on the rear and edges. The ergonomici of this phone is defined by features such as its rounded edges, metal frame, glass and 2.5D edges on the display. 

The Honor 9 (left) is shiny, whereas the OnePlus 5 is matte.   / © AndroidPIT

With a diagonal screen size of 5.15 inches, the Honor 9 is better suited for smaller hands. The way the dual cameras are set on the backside is nicely done, and they allow the device to lie smoothly on its back. A further strength is the provision for two SIM cards, or one SIM and one MicroSD card. Unfortunately, the Honor 9 is still missing IP certification and splash water protection. 

Opinion by Jessica Murgia

Smartphone design mainly needs to be ergonomic, not especially original

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OnePlus 5 (Eric Herrmann)

Jessica’s description of the Honor 9 also applies surprisingly well to the OnePlus 5. Clearly there is a rise in meta-eclecticism in China, where even the imitations are imitated. But the design of the OnePlus5 comes from Apple, whereas Honor can be traced to Samsung. And this isn’t especially a…



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