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Amazon Smartphone Sale offering major discounts on iPhone 7 and more

Amazon Smartphone Sale offering major discounts on iPhone 7 and more

After an average 2016 where OnePlus released two flagship smartphones, the company is back this year with its best smartphone yet. With this combination, the smoothness and speed of OnePlus 5 is apparent, with The Guardian noting that it performs well or even better than other flagships. You'll still have a USB Type-C port on the bottom, a headphone jack, and a single speaker. It's a nice-looking phone, but it's not the most surprising or original approach. It's slimmer, has an improved premium design, better battery life and a new dual camera system on the back. The Samsung device, on the other hand, comes with 4GB of RAM, which is enough for a mobile phone today but might not hold up in the years to come. It's true the phone is not in the same class as the iPhone 7 Plus or even the Galaxy S8 for that matter, but looking at what it has to offer and the price, it makes ideal sense.

Starting off with Apple, the 32GB iPhone 6 has gone from Rs 30700 to just Rs 24999, a Rs 5701 drop.

OnePlus chose to go all in with the camera here.

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Only one real gripe has emerged thus far, and it involves the bad looking cutout at the top of the display where the speaker, cameras, and sensors are. That's why the phone will not look like the Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 8. And who needs a headphone jack anyways?

And while there is a lot in the device on paper that delights us (those cameras, that processor), we really think that the phone misses out on a few features, at least in terms of what the competition offers. With that all said, here's how the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3 compare.

Yes, as a joke many people have seen the leaked images of this device and thought "Wow, it looks just like the iPhone 7".

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What is new are the cameras on the front and the back. Like iPhone 7 Plus, it supports a hardware-based portrait mode and 2X optical zoom, plus fast auto-focus, noise reduction, and improved HDR. Similar to dual camera setups, the phone features one main sensor and one telephoto sensor. It comes with a 16-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7 but no optical image stabilization.

OnePlus 5: The phone sports a 5.5-inch Optic OLED display, similar to the OnePlus 3T.

On the outside, the new OnePlus 5 and last years OnePlus 3 look almost identical, at least from the front. The new 3300mah battery (which is bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S8 at 3000mah) can get a claimed "whole day's power in half an hour". As for battery capacity, it is 3,000mAh. It is a top-end chipset from Samsung, built on a 10nm process. The smartphone launched in December previous year. It has all the makings for an $800 flagship smartphone but it only costs $479. The 32GB iPhone 6 usually costs Rs. 26,999, but can now be purchased for Rs. 25,499 in the Amazon sale - a discount of Rs. 1,500. Prices for the Galaxy S8 Plus start at Rs 64,990 for 4GB/64GB model and goes up to Rs 74,900 with 6GB/128GB variant.

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