Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5: Twice the price, twice as nice? (Video)

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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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.