OnePlus 5T vs Essential Phone Full Comparison with Camera Test!

by birtanpublished on September 13, 2020

What's up everybody this is Danny and today we're gonna be doing a very highly requested phone comparison and we're gonna see who has the best five hundred dollar Android smartphone on the market right now and this is the 1 + 5 t versus the essential phone we're gonna take a

Look at everything from Bill quality it's a battery life to camera quality so if you're looking to buy one of these for your next smartphone then you came to the right place first let's start with the build quality the 1 + 5 t has

An all-metal build it's simple and design but it's effective is subtly curved on the back it's comfortable to hold and it feels like a premium product the essential phone has a totally different look it's more squared off

With harder edges this phone is built with some high-end materials and you can see it instantly you get a titanium frame with a full ceramic back it's all beautifully fused together and some people might fight me on this but I

Think this is one of the best bill phones released this year and it just feels so solid and so heavy in the hand it's built like a tank and there's just something about it when you feel it and when you have it in your hand so when it

Comes to raw in the hand feel I would take this over the 1 + 5 t they both have large and fantastic looking displays but they are different the 1 + 5 t has an 18 by 9 1080p optic AMOLED display very colorful

With tons of contrast content looks fantastic on this phone and the bezels are minimal on the top and bottom but with the essential phone it has a more of a futuristic look with this unconventional 19 by 10 aspect ratio and

A higher resolution 25 16 by 13 12 quad HD display it has that edge to edge look with the original knotch cutting out from the front-facing camera i don't mind the way this looks and if you're watching video it automatically

Resizes so it doesn't get in the way but it could bother you so keep that in mind the one thing that you do need to know about the essential phone's display is that it's not the brightest so you may have some problems with outdoor

Visibility we're with the 5t you're not gonna have those problems because it's a nice and bright display both have their faults like the single speaker at the bottom its

Easy to cover up when you're holding it and they both don't have wireless charging there is an upcoming accessory that you can buy on the essential phone to enable this down the road but the one plus 5t still has a headphone jack so i

Find that to be a major win and the oneplus alert slider is one of the most underrated hardware features on any phone the essential phone does have a neat magnetic pin connection on the back that allows for modular accessories like

This 360 camera but accessories are so limited at the moment that I don't find it to be a selling point at this time security wise they both have fingerprint scanners on the back both quick but I say that one plus 5t is faster if you

Care about that and the one plus 5t has a face unlock feature that is just crazy fast I mean it's almost too fast it's just insane you gotta see it to believe it it's unreal speaking of security I want

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But the one plus 5t has 6 gigabytes of ram stan and has an available 8 gigabyte model if you pay a little bit more which is insane and the essential phone has 4 gigabytes of RAM the essential phone

Does come with double the storage at 128 gigabytes where the base model one plus five comes with 64 gigabyte so you have to pay a little bit more for the 128 and they're both ufs 2.1 storage so both fast the essential phone performance

Used to be spotty but with a ton of software updates the experience is now smoother scrolling is nice and it's still not the fastest phone out there but I love the simple and near stock Android experience and Gaming is also

Pretty solid on this phone too with some nice frame rates where I feel like the 1 + 5 t pulls away is on the software side you get that stock look and feel but the controls and customizations are much deeper with oxygen OS you can set a dark

Theme if you want to get better battery performance out of the AMOLED display there are ton of customizable gestures you get support for icon packs without using another launcher you can toggle full-screen mode so much more you can

Customize it's all the preference things so let me know which one that you prefer in the comment section below so let's wrap things up with the battery life and the camera the essential phone has a 3040 milliamp hour battery while the 1 +

5 t has a slightly larger 3300 milliamp hour battery but I don't find the performance to be much different with both of them I'm getting about 4 to 5 hours of screen on time it depends on my usage per day but I wouldn't say either

These have killer battery life but they should get you through the day but if you do need to top-up they both feature to put charging capabilities with the included chargers but – charging on the 1 + 5 t still remains the fastest plug

In charging that I've seen yet in my testing every time I've tested I'm getting about 96 to 97 percent charge in 60 minutes that's really fast so let's get to what everybody wants to know which one has the better camera they

Both have dual camera setups but have totally different approaches the essential phone has a dual 13 megapixel camera setup with F 1.8 aperture and one of them being a monochrome sensor while the 1 + 5 t has a 13 megapixel main

Camera with 1.7 aperture and a secondary 20 megapixel camera for better low-light shots the camera interface is very simple on the essential phone it's not a lot of features here but you do get

Toggles for the new portrait mode and the monochrome camera the speed of the camera app is still inconsistent sometimes as fast sometimes it lags a little bit in between shutter and processing so keep that in mind but I

Think that the front-facing camera on the essential phone is the first one to record 4k video the oneplus camera software is much better in my opinion and faster with better organization the modes are easy to get to and there's a

Full manual mode with raw capture and portrait mode is also available let's look at some of the photos all these shots were taken in auto mode to keep things as fair as possible in daytime photos out surprised how far the

Essential phone has come with all of this camera improvements is doing a good job keeping up with the 1 + 5 T which is surprising and sometimes even getting better photos so I hope essential keeps working on this but most of the pictures

The 1 + 5 T is showing higher dynamic range and handling the shadows better and also producing the slightly brighter more vibrant pictures when it comes to portrait mode I'm surprised how good the essential phone is doing in some of the

Shots but after reviewing a bunch of them the 1 + 5 T is more consistent has sharpened results with better object detection like on this bike handle and also on this flower here are a few shots with the front-facing camera let me know

Which ones that you think look better I'm going to have to pick the 1 + 5 t here even though I think they both could be better both of these phones shoot 4k video but if you notice the essential phone has zero stabilization at this

Time they said AIS might come with a software update but you can see how bad the walking video is the 1 + 5 t has electronic stabilization and it's doing a decent job on nighttime video though it's a totally different story the 1 + 5

T video is super noisy with muddy details while the essential phone has great noise reduction and vibrant colors so this was a total shock to me but when it comes to the low-life photos the one plus five teeth fights back with

Better noise reduction and better detail the white balance is also more accurately represented here by the 1 plus 5t the exposure is handled much better showing higher dynamic range in most low-light shots better details in

The shadows and noise levels are so much better with the new update that just came out the essential phone is terrible at selfies at night so I wouldn't take them the 1 + 5 t absolutely crushes the essential phone here plus you have a

Flash mode on the 5 T which can give you better front-facing camera shots so I'm gonna have to give the overall camera win to the 1 plus 5 T so what do you guys think this is a really tough one to call and I do have to say the essential

Phone when it was first released for $700 it was definitely not worth it but it had a ton of updates now and I think even on Black Friday they were selling it for like 400 bucks which is almost a no-brainer because now you're cutting

The price down and things are getting better I wish the phone would have just launched like this if I had to pick one and this is a hard one and if you care about my opinion at all I would probably

Pick the 1 + 5 T and that's because it gets software updates the camera is more consistent and I think it's just a better overall package when it comes to your $500 I wouldn't hate you if you bought the essential phone especially if

You can buy it for a discount again because now that price for a performance thing is really getting crazy with the essential phone so let me know which one that you like best in the comment section below I'm very curious because I

Was really excited to test these two phones together like this because they are literally the best phones in this class at that price point so give me a thumbs up if you enjoyed this and make sure you subscribe to the channel if you

Want to see more comparisons like this and for more awesome tech videos and I will see you guys in the next one thanks for watching

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