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
Samsung Galaxy A8+
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ is a familiar brand option that comes with lucrative dual camera setup. If you are particularly enthusiastic about selfies, this is a phone worth considering. As for the specification, the Galaxy A8+ is powered by Exynos 7885 Octa processor along with 4GB/6GB RAM and Mali G71 GPU. It flaunts a full HD+ AMOLED Infinity display and comes with IP68 water and dust resistance, Experience UI, dedicated microSD card slot, and 3500mAh battery with fast charging.
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.
Google Pixel 2
Looking for a phone that can assist you on every front, opt for Google Pixel 2. These second-generation of Pixel smartphones by Google are a perfect alternative to OP 5T. It comes with excellent hardware support – SoC Snapdragon 835, have remarkable cameras – single 12.2MP rear sensor, and a stock-Android Oreo ROM.
The Pixel 2 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options, which is further aided with unlimited storage support on Google Drive for photos and videos shot from the phones. As of now, the Pixel 2 retails at a higher price compared to OnePlus 5T, but we expect Google to make a price cut shortly.
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.
The South Korean major LG recently announced its flagship LG V30+ in India. The gorgeous and freakishly ultra-thin V30+ has enough firepower to sideline OnePlus 5T. The phone offers a 6-inch curved OLED 18:9 display and rocks Snapdragon 835 under the hood.
Another highlight of the LG V30+ is its dual-rear camera and the best-in-class audio output. The device is aided by a 3,300mAh battery that also supports Quick Charge 3.0. LG will be shipping the phone with Android 7.1.2 Nougat running out-of-the-box.
With the 5T launch, the OnePlus 5 is more or less redundant, however, if you harbour a special dislike of 18:9 panels and would rather have a conventional 16:9 display with a front fingerprint sensor, you would 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.
Honor View 10
Honor View 10 is the phone that manages to stand very close to OnePlus 5T. It rocks Kirin 970 processor – equivalent to 5Ts and employs 6GB RAM and an expandable 128GB onboard space. Face up, the View 10 has a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 ratio display and front-mounted fingerprint sensor.
In Optics, the phone sports a 20MP+16MP sensor at the back while at the front it has a 13MP sensor. Honor View 10 will be available in India from January 8 and we expect it to be priced at Rs. 39,000.
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 January 11, 2018