Since OnePlus 3 came to the market, it gained a cult following thanks to its all metal body, powerful specifications, Dash Charge and competitive price. Recently, OnePlus launched the slightly upgraded version of this model, the OnePlus 3T. However, as the smartphone industry has a highly competitive environment, it’s not that easy for OnePlus to stay ahead with only one or two models. There are many other phone makers who would challenge those renowned brands like OnePlus. Among those brands is Vernee, with its new model Vernee Apollo aiming exactly at OnePlus 3T. Let’s see how Vernee Apollo does against the OnePlus 3T.
Design and Build Quality
Both Vernee Apollo and OnePlus 3T sport all metal body with up to 98% metal coverage on the back except the antenna bands. Besides, the two models are also similar in industrial design, both taking on relatively square shape and showcasing the unique texture of metal.
Moreover, the two models are representative of two different product design, marketing strategy and targeted users.
|OnePlus 3T||Vernee Apollo|
|CPU||Snapdragon821 (quad-core, 2.35GHz)||Heilo X25 (deca-core, 2.5GHz)|
|Screen||5.5 inches, 1080P, AMOLED display (Pentile alignment)||5.5 inches, 2K LTPS IPS display (standard RGB alignment)|
|Quick Charge||20W Dash Charge||18W Vcharge|
|Retail Price||439USD||299USD (with VR box)|
Against the SD 821 SoC beast, MTK Helio X25 has its own advantages. It can easily run 3D heavy games and play 2K/4K super clear videos. Besides, thanks to the three-cluster deca-core framework, it can provide a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and extended battery life. In daily usage, you actually don’t need that much performance. So even Snapdragon 821 scores higher than Helio X25, you won’t feel an obvious difference between them.
Then let’s compare the specifications of this two models. OnePlus 3T comes with 6GB RAM, higher than the 4GB of Vernee Apollo. But renowned flagships like Samsung Note 7 and S7 edge still run on 4GB RAM. Unless you are crazy about this aspect, 4GB RAM is enough for everyday operation. The RAM difference between 6GB and 4GB won’t influence the user experience at all.
Both devices support quick charge. OnePlus 3T comes with 20W Dash Charge while Vernee Apollo supports 18W Vcharge. The two models have almost the same charging efficiency, with OnePlus 3T charging a little faster.
Display Technology: Vernee Apollo vs OnePlus 3T
As for the display, OnePlus 3T has 1080P AMOLED screen, which however, is exactly its weakness. The common 5.5″ LCD screens have 401PPI density. OnePlus 3T, due to the Pentile alignment of AMOLED display, has only 323PPI. When you are viewing the display closely, you can still see the roughness of the words. However, Vernee Apollo features a 2K display which features standard RGB alignment with 541PPI. Even when you magnify the picture, it still shows clear details.
Meanwhile, Vernee Apollo focuses on VR experience and comes with a VR box in the package. Coupled with the 2K display of Vernee Apollo, it will let you enjoy wonderful Virtual Reality experience.
OnePlus 3T no doubt sports powerful performance. While Apollo doesn’t feature high AnTuTu score, which is superficial, it is more practical when it comes to overall balance and functionality. And Apollo has one great advantage – 2K display, which makes VR experience possible.
Lastly, there is the cost factor. OnePlus 3T is priced at $439 and Apollo $299. The former is suitable for those who don’t care about price as much as they care about performance. While Apollo is ideal for those who want cost-effective handsets and those who would like to try VR with a 2K display.
And one last thing: Vernee is holding a Christmas Big Deal offer for the Apollo. You can find all the details here.