iPhone 5s now available for Rs 24999 in India: Will Apple's latest price cut outshine Oneplus 2?

By Vijaykumar

Apple has once again, dropped the price of its bestseller iPhone 5s in India. The device had received price cut a few months ago, which now selling at a starts price of Rs. 24,999 down from 44,500 in September.

Apple iPhone 5s now available for Rs 24999: A Big threat to Oneplus 2!


According to a report, Apple iPhone 5s accounts for almost 50 percent of total iPhone sales in India. This price drop in India makes it one of the lowest price globally. The handset also got price cut during the festive season in November.

Well, the price cut by nearly half is something that ensure the company's way to grow in mid-range smartphone market, which is currently dominated by brands like OnePlus.

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The China based smartphone maker, OnePlus, has offered smartphones with great hardware with good build quality. Its latest flagship OnePlus 2 is claimed as the "2016 flagship killer" has created a buzz in the mid-range smartphone segment.

With the iPhone 5s price drop, the biggest competitor for the Apple device is the OnePlus 2. Take a look at the slider below to know which one is best for you.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s carries the same design of the iPhone 5 with the all-aluminium chassis, glass panel and chamfered edges. In terms of build, look and feel, the iPhone 5s has not undergone any visible change, when compared to its previous version. Only the 'S' iterations of the iPhone don't really get a makeover in looks.

On the other hand, the OnePlus uses metal on the side for the OnePlus 2. The sandstone finish back cover though it carried from the last gen OnePlus One. OnePlus 2 also sports a fingerprint sensor on the home button in the front, similar to the iPhone 5s.



Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s sports a 4.0 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with a resolution of 640x1136 pixels, that translates to the pixel density of 326ppi. The display also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass and also has oleophobic coating on top.

The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD display at a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels with an impressive pixel density of 401ppi. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top.


Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s is powered by its very own A7 chipset at a clock speed dual-core 1.3GHz Cyclone processor paired with PowerVR G6430 quad-core graphics processor and 1GB of RAM. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset clocked at octa-core processor and Adreno 430 graphic processing unit. OnePlus 2 comes in two RAM models: one with 3GB of RAM and another with 4GB of RAM.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s and OnePlus 2 runs on totally different operating system. The iPhone 5s runs on iOS 7, and can be upgradable to the latest iOS 9.2. While, the OnePlus 2 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oxygen 2.1.1 user interface on top.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhones are known for its camera quality. The iPhone 5s holds an 8 megapixel primary camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. It also has a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera with face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular. While, the OnePlus 2 flaunts a 13 megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS, face detection and HDR. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie shooter.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s comes in three storage models - 16/32/64 GB built-in storage. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 is available in two storage option - 16 and 64 GB internal storage. There is no option to expand storage using microSD card in both handsets.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Both handsets have non-removable battery. The iPhone 5s is packed with 1,560mAh battery, which is claimed to power the device up to 10 hours of talk time over 3G. While, the OnePlus 2 is packed with 3,300mAh battery.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Both smartphones features standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, and fingerprint reader. The OnePlus 2 features USB Type-C port with reversible connector.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

Apple iPhone 5s got the price cut to almost half, now the device is available at a starting price of Rs. 24,999. While, the OnePlus 2 is available on Amazon India at a starting price of Rs. 21,990.

Apple iPhone 5s vs OnePlus 2

For Apple fans, the iPhone 5s is the best Apple device you can have at this lowest price range. Well, the OnePlus has made the availability of the OnePlus 2 invite free. For those who are looking for a solid phone and an Android running, then OnePlus 2 is for you.

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