In a smartphone market in which even midrange phones can provide excellent performance, people are often looking for innovation and exclusive features when it comes to flagships. Today we are comparing three unique phones: the special edition of the OnePlus 6T dedicated to McLaren, the Dual Display Edition of the full borderless phone Vivo NEX and the HTC Exodus 1, a phone based on the blockchain which can be used as a crypto wallet thanks to its hardware-backed security. Do these devices surprise you enough? If so, let’s go ahead with a specs comparison.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs HTC Exodus 1
|OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition||Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition||HTC Exodus 1|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm, 185 g||157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm, 199 g||156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm|
|DISPLAY||6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6 inches, 1440 x 2880p (Quad HD+), Super LCD6|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||10 GB RAM, 256 GB||10 GB RAM, 128 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Oxygen OS||Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 16 + 20 MP camera, f/1.7 and f/1.7||Triple 12 + 2 MP + TOF camera, f/1.8 + f/1.8 + f/1.3||Dual 12 + 16 MP, f/1.8 and f/2.6
Dual 8 + 8 MP, f/2.0 and f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3700 mAh, fast charging with Warp Charge||3500 mAh, fast charging 22.5W||3500 mAh, fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, dual display||Dual SIM slot, blockchain-based|
If I had to choose by basing on the look, I would definitely pick Vivo NEX Dual Display because of its innovative aesthetics. It comes with the highest screen-to-body ratio without even needing a notch, and most of its surface is occupied by displays. On the other hand, HTC Exodus 1 is a unique phone as well because it has a transparent back which makes you see the internal components. Further, it is waterproof with the IP68 certification. OnePlus 6T is the best one for McLaren fans for obvious reasons, and it is the only to feature the strong Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
If you want the highest definition, HTC Exodus 1 has the display for your needs thanks to its Quad HD+ resolution. OnePlus 6T has a more stunning color reproduction thanks to the AMOLED technology and its DCI-P3 coverage. But Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has two displays, one on the front and one on the back which is more suitable for one-handed use and to save battery. Further, it does not include any notch, neither thick bezels on the front side.
Speed and performance are the real strong point of all these handsets since they are equipped with flagship-class hardware. Their SoC is the most powerful you can expect on a non-Huawei phone with Android in 2018. OnePlus 6T McLaren is the one with the most incredible performance and with the biggest internal storage. It comes with whopping 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Further, it has Android Pie out of the box, just like Vivo NEX Dual Display. HTC Exodus 1 comes with just 6 GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo, so it is less impressive, but it is based on the blockchain and it can be used as a crypto wallet. Indeed, it features an advanced hardware-based security system and it is one of the safest Android phones out there.
With the same camera department as the HTC U12 Plus, the HTC Exodus 1 is the phone which can deliver the most impressive photo and video quality. It is the only which sports OIS, laser autofocus and 2x optical zoom in the same dual camera setup, and it is able to record 4K videos at 60 fps with stereo sound. It even has a dual front camera with impressive performances which captures depth info in a very advanced and accurate way. Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition lacks a front camera, but it has an outstanding triple camera on the rear side which can be used as a selfie camera thanks to the secondary display on the back. At last OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is an awesome camera phone as well, so even if it is not the best, there is not an abyssal difference in photo quality.
With a capacity of 3700 mAh, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has the biggest battery and it should be able to last a bit more than its opponents on a single charge. However, we can not confirm it until we test the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition. Also note that using the second display on the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition allows saving a lot of energy thanks to its smaller size; so, thanks to the second display, Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition could be able to last more even with a smaller 3500 mAh unit. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has the fastest charging technology: the new Warp Charge 30 which is also able to minimize heating while the phone is charging.
OnePlus 6T McLaren debuted globally with a price tag of €700/$700, Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is actually available only in China with a price of about $729/€645, while HTC Exodus 1 can only be purchased (globally) with cryptocurrencies and it actually ranges from $450/€400 to $565/€500. Personally, I would award Vivo NEX Dual Display’s innovation and choose it because of its dual-display and a screen-to-body ratio close to 100%. But HTC Exodus 1 has a definitely higher value for money.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs HTC Exodus 1: PRO and CONS
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- Gorilla Glass 6
- Bigger battery
- Very fast charging
- 10 GB RAM
- In-display fingerprint reader
- No notification LED
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition
- Dual display
- 10 GB RAM
- Good cameras
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Limited availability
HTC Exodus 1
- Hardware-backed security
- Stereo speakers
- Oreo out of the box