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iPhone 5S vs. One Plus One – Specifications and Pricing Comparison


iPhone 5S vs. One Plus One – Specifications and Pricing Comparison

The iPhone 5S has just been replaced as the best iPhone ever made, after Apple came out with the iPhone 6, which appears to be much better in every aspect, including the screen size.

The launch of the iPhone 6 has also reduced the prices of the iPhone 5S, thereby making it to steal for those not looking for the extra 0.7 inches of screen size and several other features that come along with the iPhone 6.

One can also have a look at the One Plus One, which offers everything expected from a high-end smartphone at a fraction of the price.

Design and Display

Undoubtedly, the iPhone 5S is one of the best made phones out there. Even after the iPhone 6’s launch, the iPhone 5S is still a great looking phone and will probably continue to do so for years to come.

The design that initially drew criticism for being rather elongated – especially in comparison with their Android rivals with 4 inch displays – has been accepted by many as it brings several benefits in terms of one-handed usage.

One-handed usage on the One Plus One will be difficult because of its large proportions. The design of the phone is simple yet it looks modern. It is also screams of quality, which is surprising considering its price.

The One Plus One offers a 5.5 inch display that comfortably dwarfs the iPhone 5S with its 4 inch display. Aside from the much better size, the One Plus One also has the advantage of offering more pixels per inch. Due to the usage of a 1080p resolution, this phone is capable of more than 400 pixels per inch. The retina display is good enough for only 326 PPI on the iPhone 5S.



Performance was dramatically improved on the iPhone 5S due to the A7 chip which has just been replaced by the A8 on the iPhone 6. Unlike the processor found on the iPhone 6, the iPhone 5S uses the 32 bit processor. However, it is good enough to support several future versions of the iOS. The One Plus One benefits from the Android being an open source operating system.


The phone uses a popular ROM available for Android, CyanogenMod. This ROM offers a user experience closer to the stock Android, but with several customization options built-in. The new iOS 8 brings several features to the plate, but it simply cannot match the CyanogenMod in terms of customizable nature. The iOS, though, is silky smooth and avoids any lags.


The camera on the iPhone 5S continues to remain the same eight megapixel that has been seen in several iPhones over the years. It lacks features like 4K video recording, which may be a sore point considering that the 13 megapixel camera on the One Plus One comes with this feature. Slow motion video recording on the One Plus One is done at 120 frames per second just as the iPhone 5S.

Prices of the iPhone 5S 16 GB have fallen to $575 while the One Plus One costs around $450 for the 16 GB version.