When comparing Sony vs OnePlus, the Slant community recommends OnePlus for most people. In the question“What are the best Android phone manufacturers?” OnePlus is ranked 7th while Sony is ranked 16th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Loud speakers
Devices are very loud.
Pro Easy bootloader unlock
Pro Superb cameras
Most smartphones use Sony components in their cameras.
Pro High build quality
Build quality is very good.
Pro Still up to date
Pro Great design
Pro Very fast
Pro Light Android
Con Killing their own phone lines
Every half year a successor comes around.
Con Proprietary code and DRM-keys
Uses proprietary code and DRM-keys stored on an extra (TA) partition which will get lost if you just flash a custom rom.
Con No long-term software support
Like recommended by Google, after 2 years you won't see any new updates.
Con Terrible customer service
They do everything to refuse your 2 year guarantee.
Con No vanilla Android
Sony added many modifications to Android, it comes with its own launcher, email client and system modifications.
A focus for OnePlus in future iterations.
Con Lag can occur
It has a few lags, but nothing major.
Con Data collection & tracking
You can see on your routers that a lot of data is going back to the company.
Con No compact line
They only build huge devices that are unpractical for one-hand use.
Con Not vanilla Android
They use their own fork - Oxygenos.