Get ready, selfie fans, the OnePlus 3T has been finally released and is said to be able to match the reigning number one selfie phone in the world, the Vivo V5 (which cost only $261). But before we start comparing the two phones, let's discuss first the news regarding the OnePlus 3T.
About the OnePlus 3T
Before the OnePlus 3T was released, this phone had its controversies. Its predecessor, the OnePlus 3 was released last June and was well received in Europe. In fact, because it was selling so well that the company had to suspend its sales for 5 weeks. Now, regarding the controversies, to some people, they believe that the OnePlus 3T should have been released a year after the OnePlus 3's release, making the OnePlus 3T an unnecessary phone or a phone "a bit too early" as they say.
About the OnePlus 3T, the 64 GB inbuilt model is worth Rs. 29,999 ($440) and the 128 GB inbuilt model worth Rs. 34,999 ($514). It is said to be packing with new upgrades such as a 16 MP front camera. Will this device have the same attention like the OnePlus 3 got from the consumers? Let's try to compare it with the Vivo V5 and see if it has potential against the reigning number one selfie phone in the world right now.
OnePlus 3T vs Vivo V5
Network. The networks for the OnePlus 3T are GSM, HSPA, EVDO, and LTE. The networks for the Vivo V5 are GSM, HSPA, and LTE. I will give this round to the OnePlus 3T.
Body. The body dimensions of the OnePlus 3T are 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm and body weight is 158g. On the other hand, the body dimensions of the Vivo V5 are 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm and body weight is 154g. Personally, I prefer my phones to weigh around 140-145g, and of course, the size also matters. I will give this round to Vivo V5, because it is larger, yet lighter.
Display. Display type of the OnePlus 3T is Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, display size is 5.5 inches, and display resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. As for the Vivo V5, display type is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, display size is 5.5 inches, and display resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels. In most cases, the deciding factor for me is the screen size. But given that they share the same screen size, I will give this round to the OnePlus 3T for its AMOLED display.
Platform. Operating system of the OnePlus 3T is Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat), the chipset is Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821, CPU is Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo), and GPU is Adreno 530. The operating system for the Vivo V5 is Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), chipset is MediaTek MT6750, CPU is 1.8 GHz Octa-core processor, and GPU is Mali T860. This round goes to OnePlus 3T because of its Snapdragon chipset.
Memory. Internal memory of the OnePlus 3T is 64/128 GB and 6 GB RAM. The internal memory of the Vivo V5 is 32 GB, 4 GB RAM. Who doesn't like a phone with high RAM? OnePlus 3T wins this round.
Camera. Front and rear camera of the OnePlus 3T are both 16 MP and video is 2160p@30fps and 720p@120fps with Auto HDR. Front camera for the Vivo V5 is 20 MP and the rear camera is 13 MP. This really depends on the user. If the user is more of a selfie person, then the Vivo V5 is the go-to phone. If the user is both a selfie and a person who like to take pictures of his/her surroundings, then the OnePlus 3T is the go-to phone. For me, I'm not really a selfie person, so I'm going to give this to OnePlus 3T.
Battery. Battery of the OnePlus 3T is a non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery. Talk time, music play and standby time are unknown. The battery of the Vivo V5 is a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Talk time, music play and standby time are also unknown. I will make this round a tie. For both phones, there are tricks on how to maximize battery capacity and usage. I rather have solid information about their talk time, music play, and standby time before judging.
Features. Features of the OnePlus 3T are a fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and fast charging. As for the Vivo V5, its features are a fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and compass. This round goes to the OnePlus 3T.
The tally is OnePlus 3T with 6 wins and the Vivo V5 with 1 win. To be honest, I really thought it was going to be a close match. Well, there you have it, based on my choices, the OnePlus 3T is the better phone.