OnePlus, a company that started making phones just three years ago, has already built a name for itself with the great value-for-money phones that it makes. The OnePlus 5 is its best and its most expensive phone so far, yet it still costs a lot less than a mainstream flagship like the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
The OnePlus 5 looks up to that device (or should we say “copies it”) in a lot of ways: most notably, it has a similar design and it uses a dual camera system with support for Portrait mode, the signature feature of the 7 Plus.
With so many similarities, we just had to directly match up the two in a detailed comparison. We look at the design differences, question ourselves which phone has better performance and battery life, and compare their cameras. Read on.
The OnePlus took a few cues from the iPhone 7 Plus, but its curved back and accents give it its own personality. The iPhone is the original, but it has big bezels and a much biggerfootprint that might be off-putting to some, while the OnePlus is more compact. Unfortunately, there is no water-proofing on the OnePlus.
The big surprise with the OnePlus 5 was just how shockingly similar it looked to the iPhone 7 Plus. At least that’s what unofficial leaked pictures of the phone would have had you believe. After you see the phone in real life, you realize that the similarity is there, but it’s not as shocking and in-your-face as those images might have convinced you.
Both the OnePlus 5 and the iPhone 7 Plus are made out of aluminum, with the buttons also made of metal. Buttons feel clicky on both, with a lot of travel, but it takes a…
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