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OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Google Pixel 2: Which Powerful Phone Should You Get?

By Angelie Jill , Apr 24, 2017 04:30 AM EDT
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A new leak of information about the upcoming OnePlus device revealed that an analyst discovered OnePlus A5000 appeared in a public listing at the MIIT and claimed, it's the OnePlus 5. (seen at MIIT, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology). Interestingly, the OnePlus 5 name of the latest device was chosen since the number four is considered as bad luck in China.

Meanwhile, After the huge success of Google's first-gen Pixel devices that debuted last year, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is now allegedly working closely on its second iteration which is heavily rumored as the next-gen flagship possibly dubbed as the Google Pixel 2. On the flipside, Apple won't launch a new iPhone until September, but this year is special because it's the iPhone's 10th birthday and Apple is believed to introduce the biggest iPhone launch ever.

Possible Release Dates And Prices

The OnePlus 5 rumors are circulating on the internet and leak suggests it will arrive before the end of June and the price tag is under $500. Google Pixel 2's release date is expected to get scheduled in October 2017 and reports claim that Google Pixel 2 might come with a $50 price hike. The current 32GB Pixel phone price starts at $650. According to an analyst, Apple iPhone 8 will arrive with a sticker price around $850 and $900 for consumers.

OnePlus 5: Rumored Design, Features, And Specs

The said killer flagship will feature a 5.5-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display with an FHD 1080p resolution. One Plus 5 is also said to power Snapdragon 835 and packed with 8 GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage that might be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card, Oxygen OS, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, 4,000mAh Dash Charge battery, a 25MP main camera and a 12MP snapper for selfies.

Google Pixel 2: Rumored Design, Features, And Specs

Google Pixel 2 is set to feature an OLED display, curved with "Infinity Displays." Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Pro SoC processor, 6GB of RAM, it is reported to run Android Oreo. Google is gearing out on the device's camera as the current smartphone's camera has been well reviewed and tagged as one of the best cameras across the industry. It'll feature water resistant and Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 feature with USB-C.

Apple iPhone 8: Rumored Design, Features, And Specs

Apple fans could expect the iPhone 8 to see a new and powerful A11 processor and M11 motion-coprocessor coupled with GB or 4GB of RAM. As for the design, Apple is said to be experimenting with a "glass sandwich design" and is set to use Sapphire screens as seen on Apple watch. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple's iPhone 8 is said to come with a "revolutionary" front-facing camera with an infrared module which is capable of sensing 3D space and would have a function area, somewhat like the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

The Verdict

The Apple iPhone 8 is expected to feature a whole host of new thrilling features, one of which will be 3D capabilities that can allow augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) offering better security, This explains why the next-gen iPhone will become really expensive. Google Pixel 2 arguably offers the best in line specs and an excellent camera. Pixel 2 could be significantly more expensive but you're definitely getting your money's worth here in that regard. Clearly, the best choice is the OnePlus 5 boasting monstrous specs, as premium as iPhone 8 and Pixel 2 but comes with a lesser price.

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