Perhaps what has angered the Apple fan base is what OnePlus did on stage when unveiling the flagship killer.
But the company's latest phone, the OnePlus 5, shows the difference that having a near-unlimited budget to spend on product development-like Apple or Samsung-can have on a smartphone. OnePlus3T can be bought at a maximum price of Rs. 33000. But another, Chris, adds that "this [OnePlus 5 copying iPhone 7 Plus design] is actually disgusting".
Here is a quick getaway for you to differentiate OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5. In fact, OnePlus has made its name as a company that is determined to kill the major names in the smartphone flagship business [read flagship killer] and with this new phone, it's bound to achieve this status - at least for some. The 8GB of RAM is a major highlight, rare as it is in smartphones nowadays.
A few hours after the presentation of the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 3T is already on promotion. The OnePlus 5 measures 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25mm in terms of thickness and weighs at 153 grams. It utilizes an aluminum body that makes it feel like a premium smartphone.
Some might say the design is little too close to the iPhone for comfort as the cameras, sensors, and speakers all have similar positions to those on Apple's smartphone.
The iPhone 7 Plus's two rear cameras allow the phone to quickly snap portraits that can look quite impressive. The fifth edition of this smartphone range, OnePlus 5, is a progressive step from its predecessors OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,920x1080.
When it comes to software, the OnePlus 5 has a clear edge over the two flagships as it offers a more minimalistic looking OxygenOS. One will have 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. OnePlus 5 will be available in the Indian market. The iPhone 7 Plus also lacks a microSD card slot. Time will tell whether both devices remain color accurate, and which provides better battery life. The news device has better specs, enriched design and illustrious dual camera setup. It includes a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, just like the flagship iPhone. There is a 16-megapixel rig that captures wide-angle shots and a 20-megapixel sensor that captures zoomed photos without any compromise.
In contrast, OnePlus 3T offers a 16-megapixel single rear sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, OIS, autofocus, as well as 4K video recording.
Although you could find yourself spending £500 on this new OnePlus, it's still far cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S8 (around £700 Sim free) and the LG G6 (around £650 Sim free). Many of those reviewers have praised OnePlus 5 for its performance.