OnePlus 5 vs Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Specs Shootout

Andy Rubin is a well-known entrepreneur and the man who found Android, which was later acquired by Google. Rubin left Google several years ago to build a new business. And now, he is back in the Android market with a startup company named as Essential. According to news, Rubin's smartphone will take on OnePlus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Here is a quick review to see the different specs of each flagship mobile device.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch curved AMOLED panel display, which is taller than other phones. It has 18.5:9 aspect ratio that offers more space than the regular 16:9 display. Because of that, it fills more of the available space and the curve edges help users to make the smartphone more comfortable to hold. This feature calls by Samsung as the “infinity display" with the resolution of 2960 x 1440, the highest available on a mobile device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 have the minimum storage of 64GB. Its rear camera is 12MP and implement dual cameras. As of now, the Galaxy S8 is tuned to be the most powerful flagship in the market.

OnePlus 5

On the other hand, OnePlus will produce the "thinnest flagship" once it unleashed its OnePlus 5. The most awaited smartphone will be the thinnest yet a high-end handset on the market. It is rumored to come with a 5.5-inch display, a full-HD or quad-HD resolution and a flat screen rather than the curved display.

According to Tom's Guide, OnePlus 5 will sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, posted a photo to Instagram that recommended the mobile device might have a dual-lens rear-facing camera. Aside from that, it is already confirmed that OnePlus will keep the headphone jack, not like the other flagship phones.

Essential Phone

According to Extreme Tech, Essential has the same goal of reviewing as much screen into its smartphone as possible. The expected smartphone has a 5.7-inch flat LCD panel and has 2560 x 1312 with a 19:10 ratio. However, the Essential Phone goes all the way to the edge design, and this time it's for real as it was already confirmed.

The Essential Phone will ship with 128GB of storage. It might be able to meet the needs of most users with so much built-in storage, but some people will never give up the microSD card slot. Still, a Snapdragon 835 tuned for performance could be enough to put Essential over the top.


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