Nokia 8 vs Samsung S8 plus vs HTC U11 vs OnePlus 5: A comparison of design, camera, battery and other specifications
Nokia 8 smartphone has finally launched. The device has some great new features like Bothie and Ozo Audio. In India, the phone is expected to be priced around Rs 45,000, when it hits stores by early October. Does the phone have enough features to compete in the flagship market? Here is Nokia 8 vs Samsung S8 plus vs HTC U11 vs OnePlus 5.
Design and Display: Nokia 8 has the design and aesthetics of an old Nokia device, along with modern technology. The Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch 2K LCD IPS display with 700 nits brightness. The phone has Gorilla Glass 5 on top and will launch with two glossy and two matte variants. There are no reduced bezels on the display, no curved edge display, which granted was not expected either. Nokia 8 has a slightly curved design, which makes the phone easy to hold. Made of 6000 series aluminium, this is one good looking flagship. (IE Photo)
OnePlus 5: Design and Display: OnePlus 5 sports an anodised aluminium body design with muted antenna bands present on top. Dual rear cameras, which are horizontally-aligned, are placed on the top left corner of the phone. OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inches Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. There’s a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on top of the screen. OnePlus 5 measures 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm, and it weighs 153 grams.
HTC U11: Design and Display: In terms of design, HTC U11 continues with the 3D Liquid Surface design we saw on the HTC U Ultra Play. This phone will come in blue, black, red and silver colour options, and the overall finish is glossy. Dimensions of the HTC U11 are 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm, and it sports a 5.5 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution display. HTC is using the Super LCD 5 display with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. (Reuters)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Design and Display: Samsung introduced ‘Infinity’ display with the Galaxy S8+, which means the smartphone comes with no bezels on the sides, and there’s no physical home button. Samsung Galaxy S8+ gets a 6.2-inch dual curved edge Always-on SAMOLED display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels. There’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom. (Reuters)
Nokia 8: Processor, Battery and Software: The phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. You get a standard 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is expandable. However, HMD Global is convinced that a lack of bloatware, coupled with their clean UI gives the phone a smooth performance. The only hitch is that the front and rear camera both support 4K video recording, so we might have needed a 128GB internal storage model. Software wise, the clean UI of the Nokia 8 is an advantage, and the company claims this will be the fastest phone to get Android O updates. For fans of clean, stock Android, the new Nokia 8 will seem appealing. (IE Photo)
OnePlus 5: Processor, Battery and Software: OnePlus 5 also an Octa-core 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which is clocked up to 2.45GHz. It comes in two variants base don storage – 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. OnePlus 5 doesn’t support expandable storage. There’s a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery in OnePlus 5, and the smartphone relies on Dash Charge technology for charging. OnePlus runs OxygenOS based on Android Nougat.
HTC U11: Processor, Battery and Software: HTC U11 also runs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is a 64-bit octa-core one with up to 2.45 GHz clock speed. The RAM and storage variant mentioned is 4GB + 64GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. This one has a dual-SIM hybrid slot with microSD support, and the storage is expandable up to 2TB. (Reuters)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Processor, Battery and Software: Samsung Galaxy S8+ was launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US, though the device packs company’s Exynos 8895 processor in India. Both the processors have been built using the latest 10nm technology. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable to 256GB via a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy S8+ is backed by a 3500 mAh Li-ion battery, and the smartphone supports wireless charging. It ships with Android Nougat out of the box. (Reuters)
Nokia 8: Camera: Nokia 8 has taken the plunge into the dual-rear camera trend. It has a vertically stacked set of dual rear cameras (13MP Colour sensor with OIS and 13MP Mono sensor), and there is a front 13MP camera all well. Nokia 8 has PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash on the rear camera, and yes there’s the Zeiss Optics branding as well that used to be standard on older Nokia phones. The native camera also supports live video streaming. Nokia 8 camera also gets a manual mode. `Nokia 8 Bothie: HMD Global has also added a new option of 'dual sight mode', where both the front and rear camera can be used at the time, for videos, pictures and live streams on Facebook and YouTube.
OnePlus 5: Camera: OnePlus 5 has dual rear cameras – 16MP wide-angle Sony IMX 398 sensor + 20MP Sony IMX 350 telephoto sensor. The wide-angle lens comes with features like 1.12 µm, EIS, and f/1.7 aperture. The telephoto lens has a pixel size of 1.0 µm, and it gets PDAF, f/2.6 aperture, and dual LED Flash. Users can click ‘bokeh’ – styled photos using OnePlus’ rear cameras. The front camera is 16MP with Sony IMX 371 lens, 1.0 µm pixel size, EIS, Fixed Focus, and f/2.0 aperture.
HTC U11: Camera: On the camera front, HTC U11 comes with a 12MP rear camera with the company’s UltraPixel 3 one. It has 1.4μm pixel size, UltraSpeed Autofocus, BSI sensor and OIS. The aperture is ƒ/1.7 and there’s Dual LED flash on board. HTC has added a Pro mode with manual control as well as RAW format support on this phone. The camera is capable of 4K recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res audio, Acoustic Focus as well. The front camera is 16MP with BSI sensor, live makeup, auto Selfie, Voice Selfie and HDR boost, along with support for 1080p video recording. (Reuters)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+ sports a 12MP rear camera with single LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel technology, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The front camera is 8MP with f/1.7 aperture, face detection, selective focus, virtual shot, and more features. (Reuters)
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