The OnePlus 5T, a flagship product, packed with great power and speed was launched late last year. Made for the selfie as well as photography enthusiasts the phone cameras provide crystal clear images even under low light conditions.

Samsung’s latest offering, the Galaxy A8+, will set new design standards for the Galaxy family. Priced at Rs. 32,990, the phone with an 18:5.9 display and dual selfie cameras will lock horns with OnePlus 5T in its segment.

Let’s check out, how these two premium gadgets go up against each other in the overcrowded phone market in India.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ Vs OnePlus 5T

SPECIFICATIONS Samsung Galaxy A8+ One Plus 5T


6 inches Super AMOLED 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio 6 inches Optic AMOLED 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio


64 GB, 6 GB RAM OR 32 GB, 4 GB RAM 128 GB, 8 GB RAM OR 64 GB, 6 GB RAM


16 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, LED flash Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash


16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p 16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p


Yes, 1080p Yes, 4K@30fps


Exynos 7885 SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835


3500 mAh, Fast charging 3300 mAh, Dash Charging


Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat


YES(rear-mounted) YES(rear-mounted)


Accelerometer,Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Accelerometer,Gyro, Proximity, Compass,


IP68, water and dustproof No protection


159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm / 191 g 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm / 162 g


2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector



Galaxy A8+ Vs OnePlus 5T Camera Comparison:

Camera Comparison

Both phones come with 16MP front and dual rear camera. However, OnePlus 5T edges out its competitor by supporting 4k video recording with EIS stabilization support. With Galaxy A8+ you can record your precious moments in 1080p only.

Design and Display Comparison

In terms of display, both phones are at loggerheads with one another. Samsung offers
6-inches Super AMOLED with 1080 x 2220 pixels whereas OnePlus 5T comes with 6 inches Optic AMOLED 1080 x 2160 pixels.

The Samsung Galaxy A8+ has been designed on the lines of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. The all glass body caged in an aluminum frame gives an elegant feel as well as strength to the phone.The fingerprint sensor is placed just below the rear camera.

Design and Display Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy A8+ edges out its competitor with water and dust protection. On the right side, Galaxy A8+ has power or lock button and the volume button is on the left side whereas OnePlus 5T has a power button and nano slim slots. Both the phones have similar screen resolutions with little changes in color profile. However, the full aluminum body of OnePlus 5T makes it lighter than the Galaxy A8+.

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Software Comparison

Smartphone Software ComparisonPresently, both the phones have Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system with a possible update to Android Oreo in pipelines.

Hardware and Memory Comparison

In terms of processing power, OnePlus 5T powered by Snapdragon 835  (Qualcomm’s flagship chipset) and 8GB RAM support clearly outperform Galaxy A8+.

Hardware and Memory Comparison

Galaxy A8+(2018) comes with 6GB RAM and internal memory of 64 GB, expandable up to 256GB. However, OnePlus 5T smartphone comes in two variants i.e 128 GB, 8 GB RAM OR 64 GB, 6 GB RAM. The 8 GB backed by the strong processor makes it a beast. If you are a gaming addict and prefer multitasking, Oneplus 5T may be your first preference. However, with all sincerity, Galaxy A8+ despite limited RAM would not disappoint either.

Battery and Connectivity Comparison

Samsung has packed in a 3500 mAh faster-charging battery for Galaxy A8+. OnePlus 5t, on the other hand, boasts of a 3300 mAh with dash charging. Although the Samsung A8+ may last a little longer the OnePlus 5t dash charging technology negates this hardware advantage of A8+.

Battery and Connectivity Comparison

In terms of connectivity, both phones support the latest USB 2.0 type C reversible connectors processing/transferring data at 480 Mbps.

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Galaxy A8+(2018) Vs OnePlus 5T – Price Comparison

 Price Comparison

Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018) has no variants and can be on your palms for Rs.32,990. However, OnePlus 5T is available in two variants. The first variant with 6GB RAM with 64GB storage will cost you Rs.32,999. The second variant with 8GB RAM with 128GB storage is priced at Rs.37,999

Final Verdict

It would be fair to say that unless you are a brand conscious person OnePlus 5t is all in all a good value for money. Samsung does win the battle in terms of design. But with its strong performance coupled with features like dash charging, gives Oneplus 5T a clear edge over its Samsung counterpart. The devices are available exclusively on Amazon.