OnePlus recently unleashed a mid-cycle update, OnePlus 5T, for its flagship killer. As OnePlus explained at the launch, the ‘T’ series is basically ‘S+1’, where S refers to Apple’s S-series. The new OnePlus 5T improves low light camera performance, has a new Face Unlock feature, and a trendy 18:9 display. And this time the display is mounted right to fix Jelly scrolling issues which plagued some OnePlus 5 consumers.
But if for some reason you are not much inclined to side with the 5T, there are quite a few smartphones out there that can serve as worthy alternatives. Here are some One Plus 5T alternatives one can consider buying.
10 Best OnePlus 5T Alternatives You Can Consider Buying
Nokia’s flagship phone, Nokia 8, was recently launched by the Finland company in India. The phone has got some additional Nokia exclusive specifications on top of a set of OnePlus 5T like features.
The plus point on Nokia 8 is its camera performance. It uses Zeiss optics – seen in Lumia phones, OZO technology – for 360-degree audio recording, and a ‘Bothie’ feature – that capture from both front and rear cameras simultaneously. Besides, it’s still a more familiar brand.
Mi Mix 2
Mi Mix 2 is the successor of Xiaomi’s bezel-less concept smartphone and is now available in India. The phone has been priced at Rs. 35,999 and shares the trending bezel-less screen on the front.
The Mi Mix 2 has a metal and glass body, with Snapdragon 835 chipset placed beneath the surface. In India, the Mi Mix 2 is being offered in 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage space variant.
LG G6 is also an awesome option if you love compact phones. Comparing the two, the Lg G6 is more compact than the OnePlus 5T and also has a slight edge in terms of camera and audio output.
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LG G6 boasts a 5.7-inch long 18:9 infinity QHD IPS display in a metal unibody design and a dual-rear camera setup. However, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor with complex LG software, which places it at a disadvantage compared to Snapdragon 835 powered and Oxygen OS running OP 5.
Moto Z2 Play
The advantage Moto Z2 Play holds over OnePlus 5T, is the modular accessories you can attach to your phone. The Lenovo-owned Motorola’s Moto Z2 Play comes with Moto Mods support that magnetically cling to the back of your phone to add extra features. Also, you can expand the memory of the phone with a dedicated microSD card slot as well.
The specifications of the phone include Snapdragon 626 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, and a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera. The hidden perspective is that you have to purchase the Moto Mods separately.
HTC U Ultra
Next entry to the OnePlus 5T alternative list is one of HTC’s U series smartphone, HTC U Ultra. The phone is a dual-display phone with one being a 5.7-inch QHD (2560X1440 pixel) display and the other a 2-inch secondary display with 1040×160 pixels resolution. Both are shielded by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The U-ultra also comes with an excellent Artificial Intelligence that does a lot of machine learning activities to give it a personalized touch. HTC has also introduced its sonar-based audio system, U-Sonic, on the device for an excellent audio output.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Old is still gold. The Samsung Galaxy S7, launched in 2016, can still give OnePlus 5T a run for its money. The phone has got best-in-class camera performance, high quality AMOLED display, and a compact and sleek design.
In India, the Galaxy S7 is powered by Exynos 8890 processor with Mali T880 MP12 GPU and UFS 2.0 fast storage. A good enough processor to handle everything you throw at it. And, since it has been a while since it debuted in India, it’s now available for a mid-range price.
Looking for a phone that can assist you on every front, opt for Google Pixel. These first generation Pixel smartphones by Google comes with excellent software support, have remarkable cameras, and now retail at a mid-range price.
The Pixel runs latest Android Oreo software and offers unlimited storage support of Google Drive for photos and videos shot from the phones.
With the 5T launch, the OnePlus 5 is more or less redundant, however, if you harbor a special dislike of 18:9 panels and would rather have a conventional 16:9 display with a front fingerprint sensor, you could rather opt for the OnePlus 5.
Lenovo-owned Motorola launched its Moto X4 (First Impressions) on November 13. The Moto X4 comes in a beautifully designed metal and glass body finish with dual 12MP+8MP rear cameras set up at the back.
The phone rocks on Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It runs on stock-Android Nougat out of the box, is guaranteed to get Android Oreo, and houses a 3000mAh fast-charging battery. The expected Indian price of the phone is Rs 30,000.
Another upcoming device that can be a perfect alternative to OnePlus 5T is Nubia Z17S. The phone has seen the light of day on its home soil and features some high-end specifications like the Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage space and dual front and rear cameras.
The handset sports an 18:9 full vision Full HD+ display, surrounded by visibly thin bezels. The phone will be launched in India very soon and is expected to have a starting price of Rs. 30,000 approx.
10 OnePlus 5T Alternatives you can buy in India
These are the alternatives you can choose from just in case you don’t want to buy a OnePlus 5T. Since the handset is selling in the premium range, you can always go for the best of last generation phones or some of the new ones in the same budget.
Last Updated On November 21, 2017