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As for pricing, the publication reports a R12 000 prepaid tag. Too much to handle? FNB is also launching the device for R599 a month on a two year contract.
The OnePlus 5 packs a Snapdragon 835 chipset, a massive 8GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch full HD OLED screen and a 3300mAh battery. But the phone also has an Apple-inspired dual camera setup, featuring a 16MP f/1.7 camera and a 16MP f/2.0 telephoto shooter.
The OnePlus 5 isn’t the cheapest flagship in SA, but it is the cheapest phone with 8GB of RAM, I guess
How does it stack up to other Snapdragon 835 smartphones? Well, the Nokia 8 (review) costs roughly R9500, packing the same chipset.
HMD’s phone has less RAM (4GB) and a slightly smaller battery, but it also packs a sharper screen (2560×1440, LCD), practically stock Android and a Huawei-style dual-camera layout (two 13MP shooters, with one being a monochrome camera).
Meanwhile, Sony’s Xperia XZ1 is available for R9999, offering the same chip but 4GB of RAM. Sony’s phone also offers a single-camera setup with 960fps super slow mo.
Still, those on the hunt for a powerful high-end smartphone can definitely do worse than the OnePlus 5. But the brand’s reputation for being an “affordable flagship” is arguably in the past now.