OnePlus launched the upgraded version of their flagship OnePlus 3 and named it OnePlus 3T. The all new OnePlus 3T has major updates in its processor and camera’s, and keeping the design of the device the same as the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3 is officially dead in the US and Europe markets and has been replaced by the OnePlus 3T. OnePlus will however continue to sell the OnePlus 3 along with the OnePlus 3T.
Just after the launch of Xiaomi Mi5s, the Chinese company released a larger version of the device and named it the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus. A few months ago, Xiaomi also launched an upgraded version of its Redmi Note 3 and named it the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. So lets compare all these devices! Its the OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4!
Which one to buy? – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Design and Display – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Nothing’s been changed in the design of the OnePlus 3T in comparison with the OnePlus 3 . The device is available in two colours, ” Soft Gold” and ” Gun Metal’. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus features a Metal Unibody design with a 5.7-inch FullHD Display. It weighs around 168 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has somewhat similar looks as the Redmi Pro. The dual curves on the edges makes it look good and feel good when in hands. The device features a 5.5inch IPS FHD display. The fingerprint scanner has become a must these days, and all these devices have a very fast and responsive fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 have it on the backside, while the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 3T is located on the front side, which also acts as a Home screen button.
Performance – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The major upgrade in the OnePlus 3T compared to the OnePlus 3 is its processor. We’ve got the latest Qualcomm chipset inside the OnePlus 3T, the quad-core Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.35Ghz. The Adreno 530GPU boosts up the gaming performance in the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 3T works on 6gigs of RAM, which remains the same as the OnePlus 3. The device uses a slightly customised version of Android- Oxygen OS. Similarly, both of the Xiaomi device use MIUI, the most beautiful version of Android.
The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus is powered by a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 SoC with 4GB / 6GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 uses the 2.1GHz deca-core Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 and 2GB/ 3GB of RAM. The dual SIM feature wont be available on the @GB version of the device. However the 3GB version has a hybrid SIM slot as this version ditched the MicroSD card slot.
Camera – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Camera huh? According to me, OnePlus 3 has the best camera a mid range device can ever have. The 16MP camera works so good in all conditions. It be outdoors or lowlight, the OnePlus 3T camera wont ever let you down. The OnePlus 3 had a Sony 8MP camera, but here the OnePLus 3T offers a huge 16MP with the Samsung 3P8SP sensors. Just like the Apple’s all new iPhone 7 Plus, the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus also features dual camera’s at the back with 13MP Sony sensor with f/2.2 aperture, to offer rich details and less noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a 13MP rear camera which can click decent photos in most of the conditions. The image and colour production of the camera is not upto the mark which was expected.
Battery – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The OnePlus 3T is packed with a 3400mAH battery, while the OnePlus 3 had only 3000mAH of battery. The DashCharge feature still remains to be the same. This makes the device charge faster, OnePlus released an official video comparing charging speeds of the OnePlus 3T and the Google Pixel. Undoubtedly, OnePlus3T was the winner here. The OnePlus 3T took only 1hr30mins to charge from 0% to 100% while the Google Pixel took more 1hr to do the same.
Talking about the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus, it runs on a 3800 mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs in a big battery of 4100mAh which can easily last for a day or two on an average use. Though the device doesn’t feature the latest USB Type-C, it has the MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0 technology for fast charging.
Price factor – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The OnePlus 3T is a bit costlier than the OnePlus 3, it has an increase of about 50-60$ than the OnePlus 3. The device costs $439 for the 64GB version and goes to $479 for the 128GB model. The 4GB/64GB Mi5s Plus will also sell for 2299 yuan ($345), and the 6GB/128GB Plus will cost you 2599 yuan ($390). The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 costs CNY 899 ( 140$ ) for the lower specced variant and CNY 1,199 ( 180$ ) for the higher one.
Conclusion – OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The OnePlus 3T may be costlier than the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus and the Redmi Note 4, but its totally worth its price. If you’re currently using the OnePlus 3 and thinking to upgrade to the 3T, then you can do it without any hesitations. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus is also a very good device if you dont want to spend much on a new device. Talking about the Redmi Note 4, it costs way too low and is the best one for the people looking out for a low budget device
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After reading your article, you’re not helping me at all. Sigh..
Sorry to hear that. If OnePlus is selling is in your country then go for OnePlus 3 cause importing phones and customs is sometimes a headache.
This article is wrong, one plus 3t comes with a 3400 mAH, MI5S PLUS comes with 3800.