By Rich W Woods
This is a bit of an odd comparison to make. I know that. The Yezz Andy 5T is a bit of a low end phone and the OnePlus One is one of the flagshipiest flagships. They do have something in common, that they both have 13 MP rear cameras and 5 MP front cameras. In fact, the Yezz Andy 5T is the first phone I’ve reviewed with those exact resolutions. The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL will be the next, but I digress…
Yezz is a company that makes Android phones, Windows Phones, Firefox OS phones, Android tablets, feature phones, and they’re even a partner with Google on Project Ara. While most of their phones straddle the low end and the mid-range, I find myself oddly in love with the two phones they sent me, the Billy 4.7 and the Andy 5T. They are incredibly thin, the lightest phones I have ever held, and uncannily beautiful.
OnePlus One vs Yezz Andy 5T: Specs
|OnePlus One||Yezz Andy 5T|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801||Quad Core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582|
|GPU||Quad Core 578 MHz Adreno 330||Dual Core 500 MHz Mali-400MP2|
|Display||5.5″, 1080p, 401 ppi, LCD||5″, 720p, 294 ppi LCD|
|Body||152.9×75.9×8.9 mm, 162 g||144×69.7×6.9 mm, 123 g|
|Camera||13 MP, 4128×3096, 5 MP Front||13 MP, 4128×3096, 5 MP Front|
|Video||4K DCI – 24 fps, 4K UHD – 30 fps, Front 720p – 30 fps||1080p – 30 fps, Front 720p – 30 fps|
|Storage||16/64 GB||4 GB, Expandable to 128 GB|
|RAM||3 GB||1 GB|
|Battery||3100 mAh||1800 mAh|
Obviously, the Yezz Andy 5T is designed and marketed to be a lower end phone than the OnePlus One while the OnePlus One is designed to be a flagship killer. One thing I would say about these Yezz phones is that despite lower end specs, for a lot of reasons, I would take a Yezz phone over some flagship phones.
OnePlus One vs Yezz Andy 5T: Rear Camera
As I mentioned above, both of these phones have a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. What I failed to mention is that resolution is the least important spec on a smart phone camera. It’s great for if you want to crop the image, but if you’re not going to crop the image, a lower resolution camera might be better because it provides larger pixels, less noise, and a faster camera.
Aperture can matter, although it typically doesn’t in a smart phone. In most smart phones, all that matters is the software and the firmware. Aperture literally means the opening of the lens. A smaller aperture will mean a larger depth of field. For example, the f/2.4 aperture of the Yezz Andy 5T will have a larger depth of field than the f/2 aperture of the OnePlus One; however, the f/2 aperture of the OnePlus One will allow more light to enter the lens.
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|OnePlus One||Yezz Andy 5T|
After looking at the photos taken with these two phones side by side, they are at two completely different ends of the spectrum. The Yezz Andy 5T saturates the images while the photos taken with the OnePlus One look washed out.
One problem that I’ve noticed with the camera on the Yezz Andy 5T is that it’s sort of hard to focus the images. Of course, I tend to have a bit of trouble with some new camera apps. Sometimes they take a little getting used to. I’ll take it out again this weekend for more testing.
OnePlus One vs Yezz Andy 5T: Front Camera
While resolution doesn’t matter on the rear camera, it might on the front camera. This is because front cameras are such lower resolution than rear cameras. 5 MP is a high resolution for a front camera. Selfies don’t need to be cropped as much and 5 MP is well in excess of 2K, which is 3.7 MP.
This is sort of a harsh comparison for the Yezz Andy 5T. I have long considered the OnePlus One to have one of the best front facing cameras on the market. The Yezz Andy 5T doesn’t handle light very well and it’s not entirely well focused. I’m sure it will perform better when compared with a mid-range.
OnePlus One vs Yezz Andy 5T: Video
The OnePlus One has much greater vieo recording capabilities than the Yezz Andy 5T. The Yezz Andy 5T records 1080p video at 30 fps. Of course, I made the mistake of recording the sample video at 720p, since the settings on the Yezz Andy 5T don’t list resolutions, it lists 720p as “High”. I didn’t realize there was a “Fine” setting.
While the Yezz Andy 5T does 1080p, the OnePlus One is one of the only phones (if not the only phone) that does 4K DCI. It does it at 24 fps, so it’s pretty much a useless feature, but it does 4K UHD at 30 fps.
OnePlus One 4K DCI 24 fps
OnePlus One 4K UHD 30 fps
OnePlus One 1080p 30 fps
OnePlus One 720p 30 fps
Yezz Andy 5T 720p 30 fps