The OnePlus 5 houses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz with both the 6GB and 8GB of RAM variants. The Honor 8 Pro, on the other hand, packs the parent company’s octa-core Kirin 960 processor clocked at the same speed with 6GB RAM. For sure, the Snapdragon 835 is the more popular processor, the Kirin 960 gives similar performance.
As mentioned above, the OnePlus 5 comes in two variants and along with the RAM, you also get the onboard memory of either 64GB or 128GB. In contrast, the Honor 8 Pro ships with 128GB of built-in memory. While that should be sufficient, you can also extend it further up to 256GB with a 128GB microSD card. And, that gives it a significant edge over the OnePlus 5 which doesn’t offer expandable storage at all.
In terms of optimization, touch response and multitasking, I felt that the Honor 8 Pro has an edge with its smooth interface and quick response time. The OnePlus 5 is a bit slower in response but is capable of handling more apps while multitasking because of the 8GB RAM variant. But that again costs 38K, 8000 rupees more than the Pro.
OnePlus 5 vs Honor 8 Pro – The Best One To Buy?
All that power doesn’t help if the phone doesn’t last long. Thankfully, both the phones don’t disappoint in this regard. The OnePlus 5 is packed with a 3,300mAh battery, while the Honor 8 Pro comes equipped with a massive 4,000mAh unit. What’s interesting is that Honor 8 Pro is slimmer (at 7mm) while packing a larger battery, in comparison to the OnePlus’ fifth-gen offering (thickness of 7.2mm). In terms of usage, both smartphones easily last a day, although the Honor 8 Pro can last slightly longer.
Gaming is great on both devices, as both can handle all the high-end games with ease and gives a lag-free game play. We enjoyed playing games on the Honor 8 Pro due to its 2K display that gives more vivid and crystal clear images. We would also like to mention that we experienced heating issues with the OnePlus device.