Nokia 8 Vs OnePlus 5 Comparison – Which Phone is Better?

Nokia has unveiled its first high-end Android smartphone in India. The new Nokia 8 comes with a premium all-metal design, Carl Zeiss dual camera setup and stock Android OS. Can it take on high-end offerings by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus etc? Let’s do a quick comparison and find out. Read more to find Nokia 8 Vs OnePlus 5 Comparison – Which Phone is Better?

Nokia 8 Vs OnePlus 5


Nokia 8 Rs 36,999
OnePlus 5 Rs 32,999 (base model)/ Rs 37,999

The Nokia 8 is priced in India at Rs 36,999. It will be available from October 14 via Amazon India and multiple retail outlets. On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs 32,999. While the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of OnePlus 5 costs Rs 37,999.

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Specifications OnePlus 5 Nokia 8
Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU
Internal Storage 64/128GB 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.5-inch, AMOLED, full HD (1,920 x 1,080pixels), 401ppi 5.3-inch, IPS LCD, 2K (2560 x 1440pixels), 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 7.1.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (16MP + 20MP) with flash Dual (13MP + 13MP) with flash
Front Camera 16MP 13-megapixel
Battery 3,300mAh, Dash Charging 3090 mAh
Dual SIM Yes Yes

The Nokia 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The new handset comes with an innovative heat management solution with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe. It is backed by a 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The OnePlus 5 also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Soc. It comes in two variants – 6GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage one and a 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The 3,300mAh battery supports Dash Charging feature.


The Nokia 8 sports a ZEISS powered dual camera setup with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a dual-tone flash. It combines a 13-megapixel RGB (color) primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 13-megapixel secondary monochrome (black and white) sensor. Both cameras come with f/2.0 aperture. The 13-megapixel front camera also comes with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and display flash.

On the other hand, the dual camera on the OnePlus 5 combines a 16-megapixel primary lens (1.28-inch sensor with f/1.7 aperture and EIS) with a 20-megapixel (1.28-inch sensor with f/2.6 aperture) telephoto lens. The camera setup comes with a 1.6x optical zoom, phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), and 4K video recording capability. The 16-megapixel front camera also comes with a f/2.0 aperture, EIS, Auto HDR and full-HD video recording.

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The Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to offer ‘Dual-Sight’ video (also called ‘bothies’ feature). It allows you to use the front and rear camera at the same time in a split screen view. It works for both photos and videos. The new handset has been optimised for one-touch live-streaming via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

It also comes with OZO Audio tech for a 360 degree fully immersive audio experience. The new smartphone uses three microphones and Nokia’s acoustic algorithms to capture 360-degree spatial surround sound. You can also share 4K videos with OZO audio.

Design & Display

The OnePlus 5 sports a sleek design which looks similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. The new handset is quite thin at just 7.25mm and sports a dual camera setup on the back (upper-left corner). On the other hand, the Nokia 8 sports an all-metal design made from a single block of aluminum. It is just 4.6mm thick at the edge. A USB Type-C port and dual speakers are placed on the bottom edge. A fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button.

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with a Quad HD resolution, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, 700Nits of maximum brightness and Nokia’s trademark Glance Screen. On the other hand, the 5.5-inch AMOLED screen on OnePlus 5 comes with a full HD (1,920 x 1,080pixels) resolution.

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The OnePlus 5 is a more powerful smartphone with a better processor and double RAM option. Additionally, it offers better battery life. However, it lags behind in terms of display. The Nokia 8 offers similar specs with an additional ‘Dual Sight’ feature in the same price range. While Nokia does have a nostalgic advantage, it remains to be seen if Nokia 8 will be that breakthrough device for the brand. Which of the two devices will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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