08-17-2017 09:39 AM
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  1. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    I am no stranger to Android. My first experience being the HTC EVO 4G (man I loved that phone). I have since had several iterations of Nexus, HTC One M8 and M9. I am a huge fan of Samsung Galaxy S and Note series of phones. But I have never had a OnePlus phone. I tried to get in early on in the line but it was just too difficult to get. And i quickly moved on. That is not to say i lost interest. I always kept an eye focused on what OnePlus was doing. And I often hear a loy of good things. Now with the fast approaching Note 8 soon to hit I am in phone buying mode. But before I pull the trigger on my next phone I usually look around to what is out there before i commit to the latest Note. I skipped the S8 because I was anticipating the Note. HTC's offering just doesn't interest me. Nor does the G6. No offense t the people who love those devices but they werent for me. So here I am. The last contender to the Note for my doe is the OnePlus 5. So I thought I'd drop in here and get the low down from my peeps here in the AC forums because you guys know ya stuff. Thanks guys
    08-01-2017 09:09 PM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    I'd go for the upcoming note to be honest.
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    08-01-2017 09:30 PM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    If someone offered to trade me a new note 8 for my Oneplus 5, I'd accept.

    Then I'd sell the note 8 unopened, buy a new Oneplus 5 and pocket the extra cash! ... Actually, I probably wouldn't... Seems like effort.

    To be honest, it depends what you want... If you want the fastest and most powerful phone, go Oneplus. If you like the "value added" Samsung stuff like the ****tier version of Google now with a hardware key, or a better (not best) camera, the actual best display or the bezel thing or stylus, and can put up with the crappy biometrics, go note.
    DaEXfactoR likes this.
    08-01-2017 09:56 PM
  4. 8166167084's Avatar
    one plus 5 is my favorite cell phone to buy
    08-01-2017 10:03 PM
  5. jon4400's Avatar
    If someone offend to trade me a new note 8 for my Oneplus 5, I'd accept.

    Then I'd sell the note 8 unopened, buy a new Oneplus 5 and pocket the extra cash! ... Actually, I probably wouldn't... Seems like effort.

    To be honest, it depends what you want... If you want the fastest and most powerful phone, go Oneplus. If you like the "value added" Samsung stuff like the ****tier version of Google now with a hardware key, or a better (not best) camera, the actual best display or the bezel thing or stylus, and can put up with the crappy biometrics, go note.
    So much salt.
    fuzzylumpkin likes this.
    08-01-2017 10:10 PM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    So much salt.
    I said they have the best screen...

    lol
    08-01-2017 10:16 PM
  7. GaboCaVi's Avatar
    I'd get one just for their RAM options, 6GB is just 2GB less than my Macboook Pro so with the 8GB one I'd be able to put Windows or something...
    danmerezeanu likes this.
    08-02-2017 12:47 AM
  8. dkking's Avatar
    there are many options for the user now, Oneplus 5 being a solid option itself.
    New update brought EIS to 4k! which if done well, should be something
    danmerezeanu likes this.
    08-02-2017 01:17 AM
  9. danmerezeanu's Avatar
    True. I just read this news here. It is a proof that OnePlus is dedicated to this phone. maybe they rush a little to put on the market but from there they are dedicating all their efforts to improve it. That is good!
    08-02-2017 03:07 AM
  10. badelhas's Avatar
    True. I just read this news here. It is a proof that OnePlus is dedicated to this phone. maybe they rush a little to put on the market but from there they are dedicating all their efforts to improve it. That is good!
    Yeah but the way they dropped updates after promising Nougat for the OnePlus 2 was disappointing. I wouldn't trust them
    08-02-2017 03:28 AM
  11. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    Yeah but the way they dropped updates after promising Nougat for the OnePlus 2 was disappointing. I wouldn't trust them
    If we are going to judge all efforts from a company by their past, then nobody should be getting anything from samsung, given the battery fiasco.
    The future is what will determine how much faith you can put in such statements about continued support, which at the moment is very non-committal.
    Plans to update the 3 and 3t to Android O is the only commitment I have personally seen stated for the future.
    08-02-2017 05:40 AM
  12. ndwarika's Avatar
    Hey all... I think the One+ 5 fills a very important space in the smartphone ecosystem. After the discontinuation of the Nexsu series, One+ has gotten the niche right, in balanceing hardware and software with a comfortable price point. Right now, I am still rocking a nexus 5 and an LG G3, as I try to hold on to handsets closer to three years than two. Maybe this is the year I go One+.
    DaEXfactoR and Morty2264 like this.
    08-02-2017 10:39 AM
  13. AFM1204's Avatar
    The OnePlus 5 isn't comparable to the Note. Completely different price ranges.

    I would like a Note but I don't have that kind of money. Maybe I should consider a relaunched Note 7.
    08-02-2017 11:03 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    The OnePlus 5 isn't comparable to the Note. Completely different price ranges.

    I would like a Note but I don't have that kind of money. Maybe I should consider a relaunched Note 7.
    You can get the s8 on sale for about the same price as the OnePlus 5 though... If you are interested in a Samsung device.
    08-02-2017 11:15 AM
  15. Ahmedthegeek's Avatar
    One plus really competes.As a budget phone it out performs s8 but not in camera
    08-02-2017 01:20 PM
  16. Theo Donacik's Avatar
    If you want the note and you can afford it, it will be worth it
    08-02-2017 03:16 PM
  17. worldsoutro's Avatar
    o5 is if you don't have a lot of money. it's good value but for a little more you can get a better phone
    08-02-2017 03:23 PM
  18. grob9642's Avatar
    Go for the Note 8! I detect a Samsung affinity. By all means go for what you like.
    08-02-2017 03:30 PM
  19. cyril_murray's Avatar
    OnePlus is great phone and so is the S8.
    But i would go for OnePlus. I would not mind trying it.
    Looks great.
    08-02-2017 04:45 PM
  20. Dylan Lopez's Avatar
    For me yes...
    08-02-2017 11:37 PM
  21. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    Go for the Note 8! I detect a Samsung affinity. By all means go for what you like.
    Yea, I have liked Samsung since the SII Epic 4g something, something, something on Sprint. I have had phones from other manufacturers that I enjoyed. But my favorite phones have been either Samsung or Nexus devices. I went Nexus for a good period of time.I had got to a point where I couldn't deal with the "TouchWiz lag". But since the Note 4, which was the first time I used a Samsung device since the SII, I could see they were starting to clean that up and were making a turn to a more cleaner experience. They are still somewhat bloated devices but it doesn't get in your way as much. I admit, as of the last few years i have become a big fan. If you would have talked to me about Sammy maybe 4 years ago the tone would have been very different.
    08-05-2017 12:24 PM
  22. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    If someone offered to trade me a new note 8 for my Oneplus 5, I'd accept.

    Then I'd sell the note 8 unopened, buy a new Oneplus 5 and pocket the extra cash! ... Actually, I probably wouldn't... Seems like effort.

    To be honest, it depends what you want... If you want the fastest and most powerful phone, go Oneplus. If you like the "value added" Samsung stuff like the ****tier version of Google now with a hardware key, or a better (not best) camera, the actual best display or the bezel thing or stylus, and can put up with the crappy biometrics, go note.
    So you feel the OnePlus 5 is going to be more powerful than the Note 8? Why? Specs? Hardware?
    08-05-2017 12:25 PM
  23. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback people.
    08-05-2017 12:26 PM
  24. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    So you feel the OnePlus 5 is going to be more powerful than the Note 8? Why? Specs? Hardware?
    Yes. The software, mostly.
    08-05-2017 12:42 PM
  25. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Yes, It does compete... Ive owned an S8+, G6 , U Ultra, U11... and IMO, the camera is actually pretty good..

    The thing I find with the camera, like the 6P / Pixel XL and Xperia XZ... EIS tends to give a slightly softer image than an OIS controlled sensor... but its by no means bad, its just a different way of image processing..

    Personally.. Ive tended to use OIS cameras, but OIS..like on the G6 and S8 can sometimes aggressively over-sharpen and process the image which can look a bit fake and cartoon-ish.

    If your coming from OIS, EIS cameras can take getting used too, but once you do... they can look much more natural and "real", also giving better lighting and, in some case, better dynamic range..

    But to each their own I guess... but what happens is.. folk tend to start looking at "Quality perfection" rather than enjoying the image and taking nice photos.. which in the end, is what its all about really..
    08-06-2017 10:15 AM
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