This is how the OnePlus Open looks compared to its foldable rivals such as the Galaxy Z Fold5 or the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3, among others

OnePlus has just surprised with a OnePlus Open that attracts attention thanks to its balance We compare this OnePlus Open with the main Fold-type folding phones of 2023

 

If you are a lover of folding book-type mobile phones, today you are in luck. And, in addition to the OPPO Find N3 that was just announced, today we have also officially known the OnePlus Open. It is the company’s first foldable and we knew several specifications and its design, but now we have all the details. In fact, you can also read his analysis on Xataka.

So that you can better contextualize this model, below we go with a comparison between the OnePlus Open and its main rivals. We are going to present its general characteristics and, point by point, we will go through its different sections.

OnePlus Open and its rivals in this comparison

First of all, as we usually do, we go with a table in which you can see at a glance the main and most important characteristics of the mobile phones that we are going to face.

And something important is that, unlike when we make comparisons with Flip-type folding, Folds are not so widespread in Spain/Europe. I say that because in the table there are mobile phones that are not sold in our territory, but that are important enough within the segment so that they should be in the comparison.

That said, let’s go with the list of contenders:

  • OnePlus Open – Sold in Spain
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 – Sold in Spain
  • Honor Magic V2 – It is not sold in Spain yet, although it is planned
  • Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 – Not sold in Spain
  • OPPO Find N3 – Not sold in Spain

And here is the specifications table. If you do not see any data correctly, we invite you to scroll laterally:

OnePlus Open Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Honor Magic V2 Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 OPPO Find n3
Dimensions and weight Open: 153.4 x 143.1 x 5.8mm

Folded: 153.4 x 73.3 x 11.8

245 grams

Open: 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1mm

Folded: 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm

253 grams

Open: 156.7 x 145.4 x 4.7mm

Folded: 156.7 x 74.1 x 9.9 mm

231 grams

Open: 161.2 x 143.3 x 5.3mm

Folded: 161.2 x 73.5 x 10.9 mm

Open: 153.4 x 143.1 x 5.8mm

Folded: 153.4 x 73.3 x 11.7 mm

External screen 6.31 inch AMOLED

Resolution of 2,484 x 1,116 pixels

120Hz refresh

6.2-inch 2X AMOLED

Resolution of 2,176 x 1,812 pixels

120Hz refresh

6.43 inch OLED

Resolution of 2,376 x 1,060 pixels

LTPO refresh at 120 Hz

6.56 inch AMOLED

Resolution of 2,520 x 1,080 pixels

120Hz refresh

6.31 inch OLED

Resolution of 2,484 x 1,116 pixels

120Hz LTPO3 refresh

Internal screen 7.82 inch AMOLED

Resolution of 2,440 x 2,268 pixels

120Hz refresh

7.6-inch 2X AMOLED

Resolution of 2,176 x 1,812 pixels

120Hz refresh

7.92 inch OLED

Resolution of 2,344 x 2,156 pixels

120Hz LTPO refresh

8.03-inch OLED+

Resolution of 2,160 x 1,916 pixels

120Hz LTPO refresh

7.82 inch OLED

Resolution of 2,440 x 2,268 pixels

120Hz LTPO3

Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM 16 GB 12GB 16 GB 12 or 16 GB 12 or 16 GB
Storage 512GB

UFS 4.0

256, 512 GB or 1 TB

UFS 4.0

256, 512 GB or 1 TB

UFS 4.0

256, 512 GB or 1 TB

UFS 4.0

512GB or 1TB

UFS 4.0

Software Android 13 + Oxygen OS 13.2 Android 13 + One UI 5.1 Android 13 + Magic OS 7.2 Android 13 + MIUI Fold 14 Android 13 + ColorOS 13.2
main chambers Main: Sony LYTIA-T808 48 Mpx, OIS

Wide angle: 48 Mpx

64 Mpx 3x telephoto, OIS

Main: 50 Mpx f/1.8, OIS

Wide angle: 12 Mpx f/2.2

10 Mpx 3x telephoto, OIS

Main: 50 Mpx f/1.9, OIS

Wide angle: 50 Mpx f/2.0

2.5x 20 Mpx telephoto, OIS

Main: 50 Mpx f/1.8, OIS

Wide angle: 12 Mpx f/2.2

3.2x telephoto 10 Mpx f/2.0, OIS

5x telephoto 10 Mpx f/2.9, OIS

Main: 48 Mpx f/1.7, OIS

Wide angle: 48 Mpx f/2.2

64 Mpx f/2.6 3x telephoto, OIS

Front cameras External screen: 32 Mpx, f/2.4

Internal screen: 20 Mpx, f/2.2

External screen: 10 Mpx f/2.2

Internal screen: 4 Mpx f/1.8 under the screen

External and internal screen: 16 Mpx f/2.2 External and internal screen: 20 Mpx f/2.3 External screen: 20 Mpx f/2.2

Internal screen: 32 Mpx f/2.4

Battery 4,805 mAh

67W charging

4,400 mAh

25W wired charging

15W wireless charging

5,000 mAh

66W charging

4,800 mAh

67W wired charging

50W wireless charging

4,805 mAh

67W charging

Certification IPX8
Connectivity 5G

Wi-Fi 7

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

5G

WiFi 6e

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

5G

WiFi 6e

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

5G

Wi-Fi 7

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

5G

Wi-Fi 7

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

We have left the Pixel Fold off the list because, although it is clear that it is one of the important foldables of 2023, it has a totally different format as it is much more compact than those on the table. If it were sold in Spain it would be another story, but that is not the case either.

Screens and design

The key to a folding mobile phone is the screen. It is, indisputably, the star of the set because it is what justifies the existence of this type of format. Here there are two very different aspects, not so much in the interior screens (which, of greater or lesser size, all have a similar format), but in the exterior.

OnePlus Open

OnePlus Open internal screen. Here they are practically all the same in terms of aspect ratio.
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External screens are what make the difference. This is the OnePlus Open.

Inside the exterior screens, We have elongated formats like the Mix Fold 3 with 21:9 and others that are somewhat more contained and similar to traditional mobile phones, but here The one that makes the difference is the Galaxy Z Fold5 with its 23.1:9 screen.

It is very, very long and that can make it difficult to use correctly with one hand, in addition to limiting the experience with certain content. This is neither better nor worse, it’s just different.. The resolution of all the panels is correct, with a very good pixel density and all the panels (exterior and interior) have a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Galaxy Z Fold 5
The Z Fold5 has a very, very elongated external screen

Now, only the model Honor, Xiaomi and OPPO have LTPO panels (the Mix Fold 3 only LTPO on the internal screen), so the experience is superior and the battery saving should also be noticeable.

And something in which the Galaxy Z Fold5 wins by a landslide is resistance thanks to its IPX8 certification. It is not dust resistant, but it is water resistant.

Processor, battery and system

There is little to say about the processor: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reigns in all these folding phones with a personalized version for the Galaxy Z Fold5 thanks to its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxysomething more powerful in one of the cores of its processor.

They are mobile phones that are busy with the latest hardware, with a very good amount of RAM for multitasking and the batteries are… similar. The OnePlus, OPPO and Xiaomi have 4,800 mAh, all three with 67 W wired charging. The Honor has 5,000 mAh with 66W charging and the Samsung has the lowest capacity (4,400 mAh) with the lowest charging power (25W). Of course, both the Samsung and the Xiaomi have wireless charging.

Galaxy Z Fold5
Galaxy Z Fold5

The key is in the system and there are two currents here. Virtually all brands expand the screen to have a tablet-like experience with the internal screen. We have a lot of room for multitasking and icons, but Samsung has another approach.

It seems that it has a dual operating system (which is not the case, but oh well) and if on the external screen it shows something more traditional, on the internal one it presents a dock with icons (as if it were a PC) and the multitasking management is extremely simple.

However, everyone has been getting their act together in this regard and, although Samsung has some advantage due to its experience, it is not a decision that should determine the purchase of one model or another. In fact, it is more important to take into account, for example, the update policy.

Cameras

Gone are the folding phones of the first generations that had cameras that were not at the price level of the terminals. At the moment, These models have a fairly typical configuration Wide angle, telephoto and main that attracts a lot of attention.

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OnePlus carries the quality seal of Hasseblad processing and an impressive set of cameras

Xiaomi has the most versatile model thanks to its two telephotos, but OnePlus has a wide-angle and a high-resolution telephoto, as well as a sensor totally different from the rest.

Its about 48-megapixel Sony LYTIA-T808 that has a stacked design. This means that in a smaller size, they can include the same resolution and, in addition, it is something that greatly benefits the focusing speed. In our analyzes and tests of these devices you have the samples, but OnePlus has come up with a surprising camera configuration.

Xiaomi Mix 3 Fold
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 has the most versatile section thanks to its double telephoto

And regarding the front cameras, they all have a camera on both the external screen and another on the internal one, although here Samsung is the one that risks the most with an under-screen camera. As we were able to see in our tests, it is not the one that offers the best results, but it is the only one that offers an internal screen without a hole.

Price and availability

Although, at the end of the day, what will determine whether we choose one or the other is availability. The price is similar in all these models, but accessing them is another story.

oneplus open

The OnePlus Open will arrive in Spain on October 26 at a price of 1,899 euros. The Galaxy Z Fold5 is now available at a price that varies depending on the store, but with a launch of 1,909 euros. And the Magic V2 is expected to arrive soon.

Regarding the OPPO Find N3 and the Xiaomi Mix 3 Fold there is no news about their launch in Spain. That said, and if you are thinking of starting to import and wanted to see all the models in perspective, I hope this comparison has been useful to you.

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