In 2016, when OnePlus launched its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphone lovers from all over the globe hailed the two devices as one of the best in the market. Thus, people are expecting much more from the latest addition to the family i.e. the OnePlus 5, which was launched on June 20. One may wonder, what upgrades the handset brings, which makes it different from its predecessors. Here are five major differences between the newly-launched the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T.

Processor upgrade

The OnePlus 3T deploys the Snapdragon 821 SoC. The OnePlus 5, on the other hand, sports the upgraded Snapdragon 835 CPU.

During the benchmarking tests on Geekbench, it was revealed that the Snapdragon 835 is much superior that the Snapdragon 821.

The Snapdragon 835 SoC recorded a 25.7 percent increase in single-core performance and an enormous 58 percent improvement in multi-core CPU performance against the Snapdragon 821. Apart from that, the Snapdragon 835 also boosted the GPU by 32 percent and reduced power consumption by 25 percent. The results above clearly state that OnePlus 5 is way ahead of its sibling in the performance department.

Dual camera setup

OnePlus 5 is the first handset from the company to boast of a dual rear camera setup, and the system is quite advanced compared to OnePlus 3T, which is a result of the partnership with DxO.

Unlike other smartphones with Dual Camera setup, both the lenses of OnePlus 5 are not entirely monochrome. The smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel RGB sensor along with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera at its back. All these features were missing on the predecessor, which came with a single rear camera of 16 megapixels.

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Design and dimensions

The latest handset bears a strong resemblance to the iPhone 7, especially from the back. This was one misgiving for which the company received a lot of backlash from the tech community. Thus, design wise, the OnePlus 5 does not have much resemblance to the predecessor. Apart from this, the new phone also sports the "Horizon Line," which is a hard line that runs continuously around the edge of the handset to provide the slight difference in shades on the smartphone’s front and back.

Also, the corners of the new handset are more rounded.

Smaller battery

The OnePlus 5 comes with a slightly downgraded battery compared to the OnePlus 3T. While the OnePlus 3T was fueled by a 3,400 mAh battery the new phone is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery, owing to its thinner size. However, the company has claimed that although the battery capacity has been cut, users will see a 20 percent improvement in the charging time courtesy the power efficient Snapdragon 835.

Color related to pricing

The company is famous for providing high-end specs at a sub-flagship price. However, the OnePlus 5 will be the first handset to go beyond the $500 mark. The Chinese OEM has linked the color variants of the OnePlus 5 with different specifications, something that was missing in the older models. The Slate Gray model of the new handset comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, whereas the Midnight Black version boasts 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB internal storage.