Vivo Xplay 5 Elite vs. OnePlus 3
Vivo Xplay 5 Elite vs. OnePlus 3

Vivo has recently started gaining users in India. It is one of the brands that is available both offline and online, unlike OnePlus which is only available online. Today, we will compare two smartphones from these two brands; Vivo Xplay 5 Elite and OnePlus 3.

Design and Display:

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is a metallic device with a screen size of 5.43 inches. It has the dimensions of 53.3 (H) x 76.2 (W) x 7.5 (T) mm and is heavier than OnePlus 3 with a weight of 167 grams. It will be available in two variants of gold- Champagne Gold and Rose Gold.

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has a screen size of 5.43 inches with a screen to body ratio of 69.42%. It comes with a gorgeous QHD (2k) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has an amazing pixel density of 541 PPI which is the best in class. It uses SUPER AMOLED display type and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v4.

OnePlus 3 is made of space-grade aluminium and has the dimensions of 152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35. It is lighter than Vivo Xplay 5 Elite and weighs 158 grams. On Plus 3 is available in two colours- graphite and soft gold.

One Plus 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display with a screen to body ratio of 72.94%. It doesn’t have a 2K display but comes with a Full High Definition display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has a pixel density of 401 PPI and uses OPTIC AMOLED display type. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v4.

Both the devices lack a physical home key button but, in OnePlus 3, there is a capacitive home button which recognizes a tap. This key also acts as a fingerprint sensor for OnePlus 3. In Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, there is a Vivo logo on the front side whereas, in OnePlus 3, there is no branding on the front side. Both the devices house an 8MP front camera above the display.

In Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, the power key and the volume keys are on the right side of the phone. On the left side, there is a SIM card tray which takes two nanoSIMs. In OnePlus, volume keys lie on the left side and power key and dual SIM tray are on the right. There is an additional feature of Alert sider in One Plus 3 which lies as above the volume key. Both the devices lack SD card space.

In Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, 3.5 mm jack is located at the top of the device and charging slot (Micro USB 2.0) is at the bottom. In One Plus 3, both the 3.5mm jack and dash charging are located at the bottom of the device. The back cover of both the devices is non-user replaceable. They both feature a 16MP rear with LED flash. In Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, the fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the device.


They both have similar configurations and use Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset. They both derive the power from 6 GB RAM. Even the processor is almost similar with Vivo Xplay 5 Elite using Quad core 2.15 GHz processor and OnePlus 3 using Quad core 2.2 GHz processor. For the graphics also, they both use Adreno 530 processor.


Vivo Xplay 5 Elite runs on Android Marshmallow (6.0). It has its own UI called FUNTOUCH on top. OnePlus 3 also runs on Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) with its own OS Oxygen 3.1.2. Both the devices support gestures.

Camera and Storage:

Both Vivo Xplay 5 Elite and OnePlus 3 feature a 16MP rear camera with Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. They both support Phase Detection Autofocus, but only OnePlus 3 supports Optical Image Stabilization. They have an aperture of 2.0f with maximum image resolution of 4616 x 3464 Pixels. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite features a Dual-colour LED flash whereas OnePlus 3 has LED flash. Both the devices allow 4K recording at 3840×2160 @ 30 fps.

For selfies also, they both have similar 8MP camera. There is no front LED flash in either of the devices.

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has a massive internal storage of 128 GB which is non-expandable. OnePlus 3 comes with a 64 GB internal memory which is also non- expandable.

Battery and Connectivity:

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is slightly ahead of OnePlus 3 in terms of the battery. The Vivo Xplay 5 Elite uses 3600 mAH battery which is non-removable. One Plus 3 uses 3000 mAH battery which is also non-removable. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite supports fast charging, and One Plus 3 supports dash charging.

Both the devices are dual SIM devices, which use a normal SIM slot. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has 4G in only one SIM whereas OnePlus 3 has 4G in both the SIMs. Also, OnePlus 3 uses USB TYPE C and doesn’t support microUSB. There is no FM radio on either of the device.

The Verdict:

They both have similar configurations, but the price point is different. One Plus 3 is available at a lesser price with the same features. There is nothing unusual in Vivo Xplay 5 Elite that is not present in One Plus 3.

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite price is predicted to be 44,990 whereas OnePlus 3 costs Rs27,999.


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