This video is more of a thought exercise than a true comparison for consumers’ sake — but there are no instant dismissals, here.

We know that the Galaxy Note 8 is the more capable phone when it’s up against the respectable OnePlus 5 — from a larger, more resolute display to the S Pen software suite, it has the tools it needs to do more. But when customers are looking for the basics done right at a price that proves a very strong value against what else the market has, does the OnePlus 5 punch its own weight? Does it even go above?

Juan Carlos Bagnell fights to an answer in this video: it’s the Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5.

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