OnePlus Open is shaping up to be a premium contender where you have the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 which is now in its 5th gen avatar and has a stronger background in the foldable segment. But the competition is surely catching up with the likes of OnePlus and Tecno added into the saucy mix. So, how do these three foldable phones compare based on their price, specifications and more? Here are the details that give you the answer.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Specs at Glance
|Specs||OnePlus Open||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5||Tecno Phantom V Fold|
|Display||7.82-inch Flexi Fluid LTPO 3.0 AMOLED (unfold), 6.31-inch LTPO 3.0 AMOLED||7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x (unfold), 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x (cover)||7.65-inch AMOLED (unfold) 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED (cover)|
|Refresh rate||120Hz (both)||120Hz (both)||120Hz (both)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||MediaTek Dimensity 9000+|
|Storage||512GB||Up to 1TB||Up to 512GB|
|Rear Camera||48MP OIS+ 48MP ( ultrawide) + 64MP (telephoto) OIS||12MP (ultrawide) + 50MP OIS (wide) + 10MP (telephoto) OIS||50MP + 13MP (ultrawide) + 50MP (telephoto)|
|Front Camera||32MP (cover), 20MP (fold)||10MP (cover) + 4MP (under display)||32MP (cover) + 16MP (fold)|
|Battery||4805mAh battery with 67W fast charging||4400mAh battery with 45W fast charging||5000mAh battery with 45W charging|
|Operating System||Android 13||Android 13||Android 13|
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Price in India
The OnePlus Open has launched in India at Rs 1,39,999 and gets a single 16GB RAM and 512GB storage variant.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 India price starts at Rs 1,54,999 for the base variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The company also offers a 512GB storage option for Rs 1,64,999 and a 1TB variant for Rs 1,84,999.
The Tecno Phantom V Fold price in India is Rs 89,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant but you also have the 12GB + 512GB model that comes for Rs 99,999.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Design
OnePlus Open goes for two different looks, where you get it with the faux leather finishing on the back panel that is fingerprint resistant, or the matte-frosted glass touch. Even though the Open weighs around 239 grams, its overall dimensions make it easy to carry. It is still lighter than Samsung’s foldable so that counts for something. OnePlus relies on the Flexion hinge which ensures the device can be engineered using fewer components on the hinge. Add to that, you have rounded corners which gives it a comfortable grip in the hand.
Samsung mentioned that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is thinner than its predecessor but OnePlus Open takes that equation and proves what true innovation brings to the table. Samsung’s foldable has a new hinge design that offers a visually balanced and seamless foldable experience. Samsung focuses on making the Z Fold 5 look more premium and those efforts are evident with the overall form factor in play.
While the back panel is made of plastic to save up on costs and supposedly keep the planet green, it does not feel cheap by any means. The foldable phone is available in two hues, and both look gorgeous, with the white variant slightly getting an edge because of the copper-painted frame. It’s also easy to grip and does not register any fingerprint marks.
OnePlus has gone with finesse and comfort as its design mantra and its overall form factor makes it an easy pick for its design.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Display
OnePlus has gone for the jugular when it comes to the display on its foldable. The cover display is a 6.31-inch LTPO 3.0 AMOLED panel that offers 2K resolution and supports 120Hz refresh rate as well as Dolby Vision. You also get the industry-best 2800 nits of peak brightness and Ceramic Guard shield protection. The main display is 7.82-inch with an LTPO 3.0 AMOLED panel as well that has similar screen technology and support to the cover display.
Samsung offers a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate. The cover screen gets a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 120Hz panel but with lower resolution and 402 ppi pixel density.
And finally, you have the Phantom V Fold, the most affordable of the three. It features a 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate but with Full HD+ resolution. When you unfold the phone, you see a 7.65-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate but here you have support for 2K resolution.
OnePlus has the better display specs on board, which makes it a clear winner.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Performance and UI
The OnePlus Open is powered by the Snapdragon Gen 2 chipset like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 but with the OnePlus foldable you get 16GB RAM while Samsung offers 12GB RAM. OnePlus offers its signature OxygenOS 13, while the boots the One UI 5.1.1 version based on Android 13
Tecno Phantom V Fold comes equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor that is paired with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The device comes pre-loaded with HiOS 13, based on Android 13.
OnePlus and Samsung are using the same chipset but OnePlus gives you 16GB RAM, while Samsung has storage options up to 1TB. It is a close fight for sure.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Cameras
OnePlus Open features a 48MP primary shooter with OIS, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 64MP telephoto sensor with OIS. Samsung offers 12MP Ultra Wide, 50MP Wide-angle, and 10MP Telephoto with PDAF, OIS
The Tecno Phantom V Fold sports a 50MP primary shooter which has a 1/1.3-inch sensor size and an f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone also features a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 50MP telephoto lens (with 2x optical zoom).
On the front, the OnePlus Open carries a 32MP shooter on the cover display and a 20MP sensor on the folding display. Samsung gives you a 10MP selfie camera, a 4MP under-display sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. The Phantom V Fold sports a 32MP selfie shooter which resides on the cover display. There is also a 16MP front shooter that resides on the main display.
OnePlus and Samsung are once again fighting it out with their camera chops and it will be a close fight between both the brands here as well.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Battery
The OnePlus Open packs a big 4805mAh battery which supports 67W charging. Samsung gives you a 4400mAh battery with 25W charging support, and Tecno’s foldable has a 5000mAh battery which gives you 45W charging support.
OnePlus offers a moderately sized battery that supports the fastest charging speed out of the three which gives it the extra points. Samsung needs to pull up its socks.
OnePlus Open vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs Tecno Phantom V Fold: Verdict
OnePlus Open is an interesting addition to the foldable segment and a compelling first-gen product from the brand. It has undercut Samsung’s foldable by a good 30K in India which is a decent margin. However, OnePlus will fight with its hands to convince people to buy its foldable worth Rs 1.40 lakh. Tecno is an exciting choice if you are keen to try out a foldable device without spending over a lakh. But like we’ve said throughout this piece, the fight is close and feisty between OnePlus and Samsung.