Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the most feature-filled, beautiful smartphone you can get, period. It has the best camera, the best design, the best screen, and the latest specs.
Yet, despite these accolades, I’m still more attracted to the new OnePlus 5.
What could the Galaxy S8 possibly do wrong that makes me drift towards the OnePlus 5 instead?
I want to give the Galaxy S8 the credit it deserves, so check out all the things the Galaxy S8 can do that the OnePlus 5 can’t. Then, see why I’d still pick the OnePlus 5:
The Galaxy S8 has a striking design compared to the OnePlus 5.
There’s no competition here. The combination of the invisible home button, curved display edges, rounded display corners, taller aspect ratio, and ultra-narrow borders around its display makes the S8 a strikingly beautiful smartphone that also more modern than the utilitarian design of the OnePlus 5.
The Galaxy S8 has a sharper display.
You can set the S8’s display to a 1440p resolution, which is sharper than the OnePlus 5’s 1080p resolution.
The Galaxy S8 is water-resistant; the OnePlus 5 is not.
Samsung is keen to boast about the S8’s IP 68 water resistance, which allows it to survive down to a depth of 1.5 meters (nearly five feet) for up to half an hour.