OnePlus 5 vs. Google Pixel 2: Comparison

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OnePlus 5 vs. Google Pixel 2: Comparison

Google has yet to become a headline name in the mobile industry, the mega-corporation is clearly committed to establishing its Pixel range alongside the likes of the iPhone and Galaxy smartphones. And the Google Pixel 2 could be a big stepping stone to achieving this based on the latest rumors related to this device. While OnePlus has confirmed to The Verge that the next handset would indeed be the OnePlus 5 and that it would launch this summer. It has since then posted links to the site’s resulting story on social media with the tagline ‘True story‘, and more recently posted a ‘Hello 5‘ teaser on Weibo. Google Pixel 2 will be launched in October this year. So we are going to a comparison of these two smartphone devices on the basis of its specs, features, release date and price.

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Google Pixel 2 vs. OnePlus 5: Comparison

Before we go into details of both smartphones, we would like to bring some lights on specifications of these smartphones. OnePlus 5 is just launched and going to be available really soon. So, specs for OnePlus 5 are quite confirmed while we still have a couple of months to go for Pixel 2 release. Meanwhile, we have composed a brief specs comparison of these two giant smartphones.

Smartphone OnePlus 5 Google Pixel 2
Display 5.5 inches, 1080p,
Optic AMOLED display
5.1 & 5.7 inches, 1440p
AMOLED display, IP68
OS Android 7.1.1 Android O
Processor Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540
Camera Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6 primary,
16MP f/2.0 front camera
16 MP f/1.7 aperture primary,
8MP front facing camera
Memory 64 / 128 GB Storage 64 & 128 GB Storage
Battery 3300 mAh 2900 mAh
Colors Midnight Black, Slate Gray  Quite Blue, Very Silver, Very White

Seeing above specs already says that OnePlus 5 is one of the best mobile devices this year. OnePlus also comes at a competitive price which makes it available for everyone. At the other hand, Google Pixel 2 still has a long way to come. Meanwhile, let check detailed comparison below.

Display Comparison

Rumors suggest that the upcoming smartphone Google Pixel 2 offers a 5-inch AMOLED display resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels with the capacitive multi-touch touchscreen. The Google Pixel 2 is expected to have a more slender 5-inch edge-to-edge display, somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8. According to the rumors, the OnePlus 5 expected to have a large screen with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen and a full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels that results from a density of 401 pixels per inch will be more attractive. OnePlus 5 is going to have an AMOLED display with the capacitive touch screen is highly respondent to multi-touch.

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Pixel 2 vs. OnePlus 5: CAMERA Comparison

If we compare the Pixel 2 camera, we see the Google Pixel 2 offers an excellent 16MP primary camera with 8MP front facing the camera. The features of this camera are Exmor-RS CMOS sensor, phase detection autofocus, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 2.0f aperture, ISO control and high dynamic range mode. While the OnePlus 5 will be launched with the Dual 16 MP f/1.7 + 20 MP f/2.6 aperture primary camera along with 16 megapixels f/2.0 in the front camera that is built with the latest focusing camera. That means OnePlus 5 is another giant camera phone that offers amazing picture taking ability. It will have the autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual color LED flash, ISO control, High Dynamic Range mode, exposure compensation, etc and be built with autofocus laser, retina eye scanner, sensor and more.


Google Pixel 2 smartphone is fitted pair of quad-core Kryo processors which clocks speeds of 2.45GHz and 1.9GHz respectively. This set of the processor is placed on a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998. The graphics are taken care of by a GPU of Adreno 540.

While OnePlus 5 will be launched with the Snapdragon 835 as it is the latest processor from Qualcomm and will run on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). It will feed with all its power from an octa-core (2.45GHz quad-core Kryo + 1.9 GHz quad-core Kryo) processor. The set of the latest chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 is placed on. The graphics are taken care of by a GPU of Adreno 540.


The OnePlus handset will pair it up with 6 GB random-access memory (RAM). Google is expected to match that with its Pixel 2 although the company is also looking to use Intel chipsets as well on its next-generation mobile release. These both will have the 6 GB RAM and same storage capacity.

Google Pixel 2 will also come with the 6GB RAM and 256 GB storage. OnePlus 5 is expected to come with 64 GB of internal memory, as that may have the capacity to increase from 128 GB to 256 GB with 6GB RAM.


As per rumors Google Pixel 2 will have a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery which can be removed and enables the smartphone to be awake for a long period of time. It will have the wireless charging feature.

On the other hand, OnePlus 5 will come up with non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery along with Dash Charge.

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL were both launched in October 2016, so we can expect to see the Pixel 2 roughly a year later, in or around October 2017.

While According to the rumors we can expect that the OnePlus has announced its OnePlus 5 Smartphone on June 20, 2017, and to go on sale shortly.

These two upcoming smartphones will be launched in the different dates and months of this year 2017.

PRICE Comparison

The cheapest Pixel today costs £599, while the cheapest Pixel XL costs £719.

9to5Google suggests we should expect at least a $50 increase on this due to improvements it is making to the camera and adding waterproofing. While if we talk about the OnePlus 5, Various speculations suggest a tag of around $500 – another price increase as the 3T costs $440. In the UK, that could mean a jump from the current price of £399 up to around £449. That’s still cheaper than competing flagships, of course.

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These two smartphones device will grab the excellent market.

OnePlus 5 has a major edge when it comes to RAM and Google Pixel 2 stands out when it comes to the camera, as its current-gen Pixel handsets have been reviewed as the best smartphone cameras ever made. And if we compare about the price and release date, Pixel 2 will release in October and cost will be high if there will be improvements to the camera and adding waterproofing. OnePlus 5 is now launched and will be available for sales shortly.

Now it’s up to you that which smartphone device you want to buy and will be best for you. If you have any queries or thoughts regarding this article, for sharing your comments and thoughts regarding our article. Please come in the comment section below.

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