“Flagship Killer”, OnePlus One has been described as the “Nexus 5 killer”. And amidst news that the Nexus 6 will soon be released, and the Tecno R7 being one of the best Tecno products so far, it’s optimal to put their former release to a test of “which has better specs?”.

So let’s pit them against one another and see which one you think comes out on top.


OnePlus One

  • OS: CyanogenMod 11S [Tweakable plain Android ROM] version of Android
  • Processor: Snapdragon 801
  • CPU: quad-core 2.5GHz CPU,
  • GPU: Adreno 330 GPU
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM
  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD panel display protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery: 3,100mAh battery
  • Camera: 13-megapixel Primary, f/2.0 camera  and 5-megapixel wide-angle front facer
  • Connectivity:  NFC, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS along with LTE and WCDMA support for most of the world.
  • Thickness: 8.9mm thickness in the center; 4.6mm at the edges
  • Price: $300[N48,700] for the 16GB model and $350[N56,800] for the 64GB version.

*You can also swap off the covers for versions made from wood, kevlar or, even denim.


Nexus 5

  • OS: Android™ 4.4, KitKat
  • Processor: Snapdragon 800
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
  • GPU: Adreno 330 GPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: 4.95-inch 1080p HD IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • Camera: 8-megapixel f/1.3 camera
  • Connectivity: NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Blueutooth 4.0, GPS, 4G LTE [North America]
  • Thickness: 8.6mm thickness
  • Price: $350[N56,800] for 16GB model and $400 [N65,000] for 32GB version.


Tecno R7

  • OS: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
  • Processor: Building
  • CPU: 1.5GHz 6-Core Processor
  • GPU: Adreno 330 GPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 IPS Gorilla Glass HD
  • Battery: 2430mAh battery
  • Camera: 5.0MP BSI Front Camera & 13MP BSI Back Camera
  • Connectivity: GPS, Dualband Wifi, Bluetooth 3.5, WCDMA Support
  • Thickness: 8.4mm thickness
  • Price: $235[N39,000] for the 16GB model.

The three phones might not be available at the stated official prices in Nigeria. And if you’re trying to choose one, it might be hard to decide, the three of them seem good. My apologies for making your choice hard, but I’d like to know what The Cabal thinks.

Odunayo Eweniyi Author

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