Recently OnePlus has launched their flagship OnePlus 5 in India. Before the launch event, there was a lot of buzz and hype about the OnePlus 5. After the launch OnePlus is laying stress on the online marketing of OnePlus 5 through bloggers, influencers and other popular faces of Internet. A true review of a smartphone by a tech blogger seems legit but when comedians, Fashion Bloggers etc. starts reviewing a new smartphone, it no more remains any normal Review but it becomes a well-planned marketing campaign of a newly launched product. If you are going to buy OnePlus 5 because your favorite comedian just reviewed it on Youtube, don’t forget, he is Comedian.
Nevertheless, we are here not to talk entirely about the OnePlus 5. Recently Honor, which is a brand of Huawei, launched another smartphone in India which is a tough competition to OnePlus 5, and that is Honor 8 Pro. The phone is looking pretty good and we have no reason to ignore Honor 8 Pro before taking buying decision if your budget is around ₹30K-₹35K.
So, let’s take a quick look at the Comparison of Honor 8 Pro & OnePlus 5
|Comparison||Honor 8 Pro||OnePlus 5|
|Build||6.97 mm Unibody Metal Design, Weigh 184 gm||7.25 mm Unibody Metal Design, Weigh 153 gm|
|SIM Slot||Hybrid SIM Slot (Nano SIM+Nano SIM/Micro SDCard)||Dual SIM (Nano SIM+Nano SIM)|
|CPU||HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP8||Adreno 540|
|Operating System||EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0||Oxygen OS 4.5 Based on Android 7.1|
|RAM||6 GB LPDDR4||6GB/8GB LPDDR4X|
|Internal Storage||128GB, MicroSD Support up to 256GB||64GB/128GB, No MicroSD Slot|
|Display||5.7-Inches 2K LTPS Display (1440 x 2560 Resolution) Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5.5-Inches Full HD Optic AMOLED Display (1080 x 1920 Resolution) Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Rear Camera||12MP+12MP f/2.2 Dual Rear Camera, PDAF & Laser Autofocus, Dual Tone LED Flash||Sony IMX 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6 Rear Camera, PDAF, Dual LED Flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p||16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p, Auto HDR|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, Fast Charging||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery, Dash Charging Technology|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Infrared Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Status Indicator||Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC Infrared port, USB 2.0, Type-C, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mmJack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C, 3.5mm Jack|
|Colors||Navy Blue, Midnight Black||Slate Grey, Midnight Black|
|Price||₹29,999||₹32,999 (6GB/64GB), ₹37,999 (8GB/128GB)|
|Availability||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon|
Where OnePlus 5 Lacks?
Both the smartphones have similar specs sheet. But there are some areas where both the smartphones differ from each other like the Display.
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The OnePlus 5 comes with 5.5- Inches FULL HD display while Honor 8 Pro comes with 5.7-Inches 2K Display. At this price point, Full HD display is not sufficient. OnePlus should bundle the OnePlus 5 at least with 2K Display. Moreover, you would not get MicroSD Card slot in OnePlus 5 whereas Honor 8 Pro has MicroSD Card Slot which supports MicroSD Card up to 256GB.
Another thing where OnePlus 5 lacks is Infrared Sensor. This is not a big deal but still, it provides the extra functionality of using Home Appliances using this sensor.
You would also get a VR headset within the Honor 8 Pro package. So, you can enjoy VR experience with Honor 8 Pro. VR is getting popular and there are a lot of good apps which are developed for VR Experience on your smartphone. But, there is no VR Headset that comes along with OnePlus 5. Huawei tried to give a proper entertainment package with this price tag which is well appreciated.
The main thing where OnePlus 5 lacks when compared with Honor 8 Pro is the price. The Price for Honor 8 Pro is ₹29,999 whereas OnePlus 5 starts from ₹32,999 and goes to ₹37,999 for 8GB RAM variant.
Where Honor 8 Pro Lacks?
There is no strong point which can change our buying decision from Honor 8 Pro to OnePlus 5. But there are some points where Honor 8 Lacks when compared with OnePlus 5.
The first thing is the camera. Well, it is the performance that matters not the numbers on the specs sheet. But, Honor 8 Pro has Dual 12MP monochrome camera with a f/2.2 aperture which I think would not be as good as OnePlus 5 camera especially in Low Light. Huawei is claiming that their 4th Generation camera can shoot Ultra HD 4K videos which are incredibly sharp and can capture good photos even in low light. But, it would be better to not to talk about the camera without testing it.
Another minor thing where Honor 8 Pro lacks is Bluetooth 4.2. OnePlus 5 has Bluetooth 5.0 which gives faster transfer speed, quick connection and also allows you to connect 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time.
Apart from that, both the phones are pretty much the same but in the end, it is a user experience that matters and every user has its own style of using the smartphone.
Honor 8 Pro Vs OnePlus 5: Which is better?
I would either say that both the phones are very good or say that both the phones are same. Because both the statements don’t really matter. There is no “THE BEST SMARTPHONE” in the market. Every phone has its own advantages and disadvantages. Honor 8 Pro has some really good features bundled in the reasonable price range and OnePlus 5 is also pretty awesome smartphone but it is slightly over priced.
Most of the people are familiar with Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors but many people are not that familiar with HiSilicon Kirin Processors which are Huawei’s own processors like A9 chip of Apple and Exynos of Samsung. Kirin 960 Processor is as powerful as Snapdragon’s 835 Processor. So, do not underestimate the Honor 8 Pro just by looking at the CPU in specs sheet. Huawei is the same company who manufactured the Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P for Google.
For a successful product, it is necessary for a brand to market their product. OnePlus is doing pretty good marketing of OnePlus 5 through TV ads, Internet ads etc but Huawei is not doing the required advertisement of Honor 8 Pro which is necessary especially in the market like India.
So, if you have 30-35K to spend on a Smartphone I would strongly suggest you experience both the devices by your own. The one that you liked would be the best Smartphone for you.