Originally Posted by Nightbird
Been researching an upgrade for my phone, been waiting for this news as google's bloat-ware free Android is always a plus. What do you guys think?
If you are on a GSM carrier, go with the OnePlus 5. OxygenOS is stock Android with actually useful and not bloated features. Stock Android is clean but pretty blah. Both phones will have good development communities, so custom ROMs will alleviate that but not many people like to do that to their phone anymore. Custom ROM > OxygenOS > Stock Android > Touchwiz, Sense, all the other garbage etc...
If you are on CDMA then you will have to get the Pixel 2 since OnePlus is only GSM. Also if water resistance and epic quality camera are important to you then the Pixel is probably the better choice. For me, I'm sticking on my Nexus 6. My next phone will be one that supports T-Mobile band 71 (600mhz) and will MUCH more likely be a OnePlus than a Pixel. My girlfriend has the 3T and it is a really great phone.