We’ve already compared the OnePlus 5 to its doppelganger: the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S8. When it came to performance, the OnePlus 5 was beat by the iPhone 7 Plus, but it was a close race between the three flagships.
Other phones aside, how does the OnePlus 5 compare to itself? More specifically: How much of an impact does the additional 2GB of RAM make in performance of these two tiers? Not too much, as we can see from the following video.
YouTuber Timmers EM1 pitted both tiers of the OnePlus 5 head-to-head in a side-by-side speed test, running the same consecutive list of apps.
There were no notable differences in loading times for opening less intensive apps while one or two games showed a negligible difference in load time. Otherwise, both smartphones were able to keep a fair amount of apps saved into the RAM.
So while the difference in RAM between devices is negligible, the only reason that remains to shell out an extra $60 on the OnePlus 5 is to get double the internal storage, given that the OnePlus 5 does not have expandable storage.