Customers recognize brands, not corporations. That’s why when it comes to the smartphone market, many people don’t know BBK Electronics, but they like and use its products. Generally, BBK Electronics is a Chinese multinational corporation that owns a list of popular brands. It designs various products for various markets including headphones, Blu-ray players, and smartphones. We are more interested in the latter. Moreover, only too little people know BBK Electronics owns Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus. Recently, the former and the latter launched their full-screen handsets. The Vivo X20 has been launched earlier. So we just have to compare the OnePlus 5T with the Oppo R11s.
Appearance: Metal Unibody With U-shaped Antenna Design
Actually, these two smartphones look identical. Of course, we can notice some little differences, but they mostly use the same. They come with a metal unibody using various anodized hues. Both models use the double-U-shaped antenna design. The dual-camera layout is the same. They are placed in the upper left corner. The only difference refers the convexity of the camera module. Most likely, you can’t differentiate them when looking from the front. They sport bezel-less screens with a very high screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%. At last, they are even identical in terms of dimensions. The OP5T comes with 156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm and weighs 162g, while the Oppo R11s comes with 155.1 x 75.5 x 7.1 mm and weighs 153g.
Display: Optic AMOLED Is a Marketing Term
Both models are packed with a 6.01-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels (Full HD+) and aspect ratio of 18:9. The displays are also protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5. But there is a little difference between the panels used in the phones. The one used in the OnePlus 5T is called the Optic AMOLED, while the display panel of the Oppo R11s is a regular AMOLED display. Actually, people won’t feel the difference between those two models, but two clarify the advantages of the former one we should dig deeper.
The Optic AMOLED display first appeared on the OnePlus 3. It simply means the display is extremely vibrant and will appear thoroughly bright when you’re using it outside in broad daylight. As the company explains, they have taken Super AMOLED and added their take on contrast and color temperature, to try and bring it truer to life.
Performance: High-end Phone Against Mid-range One
When it comes to the hardware, we understand we are dealing with high-end and mid-range smartphones. The OnePlus 5T sports a Snapdragon 835 full-blooded version clocked at 2.45GHz, which is paired with a 6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storages. Thus, the phone is one of the most powerful smartphones around the globe. Not accidentally, its successor, the OnePlus 5 that comes with the same hardware is considered as the best phone.
The Oppo R11s is equipped with the super mid-range Snapdragon 660 running at 2.2GHz. It’s paired with a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. So it’s obvious, the OnePlus 5T is an absolute winner.
Software: Facial Recognition Rocks
All top brands have developed their own software. Of course, they are run on Android, but they provide quite different user interfaces. The same is true for the OnePlus 5T and Oppo R11s. The former one runs on Oxygen OS 4.7 with a new Gallery app allowing users to search for photos based on the places they were shot. There is also the Parallel Apps feature allowing you to clone applications. The new Face Unlock feature that unlocks the phone via facial recognition in less than a half second.
The Oppo R11s comes with Color OS out of the box. Both software are based on Android 7.1.1. So in this sense, they are equal. This UI also is capable of unlocking the phone via facial recognition. But there is also an AI component that can recognize and highlight certain parts of your face to make it more beautiful.
Camera: Low Light Shooting Isn’t a Problem Anymore
Camera lenses not only look similar but also are the same. The OnePlus 5T sports a 20+16MP dual-camera with an aperture of f/1.7. However, the second sensor is a low light shooter. Thus it is capable of taking great photos in low light conditions. Unfortunately, the camera doesn’t come with OIS, but it supports EIS. The Oppo R11s comes with the same camera settings. So there are no differences in their shooting experience.
Battery: Different Fast Charge Technologies and Power Consumption
The OnePlus 5T is a bit thicker than the R11s, but it also has a larger capacity battery. The latter is at 3300mAh, which also supports Dash Charge technology. The charging is done quicker, while the power consumption is under the control of the software. So it should provide a day of heavy use.
The battery of the Oppo R11s is a slightly smaller at 3200mAh. This battery supports Oppo’s own VOOC fast charging technology, which provides a faster charging than the OP5T.
The OnePlus 5T is priced identically to its predecessor. Thus the 64GB variant is offered for $500 in the US, while the 128GB model is available for $560. As for the Oppo R11s, it’s a mid-range handset and should be priced appropriating. It is available for $480. So it turns out you can pay $20 more and get your hands on a very powerful smartphone with almost the same features. We guess the OnePlus 5T is an absolute winner.