OnePlus 5 review : The latest Android flagship OnePlus 5 has made all the noise before the launch itself. A Chinese website has noted record level registrations ahead of registrations. OnePlus has launched this device by skipping OnePlus 4 in numeric order. This 2017 ready smartphone claims to compete with major flagships in any which way. Let’s get to know more about this Android Flagship in this OnePlus 5 Smart Phone review.
OnePlus 5 Design:
In terms of design, the device managed to stand up in the competition and beat them. Though the design is identical to iPhone 7, it has a different body language altogether. OnePlus calls it as the “slimmest OnePlus flagship ever” at 7.25mm. The OnePlus 5 continues to get the company’s refined metal design. However, front panel remains almost the same of the last year’s OnePlus 3 and 3T. The rounded edges in the design add beauty and give the perfect look of the premium smartphone.
OnePlus 5 comes with Optic AMOLED display which is of the similar quality when compared to earlier. The display offers deep blacks and good saturation which supports sRGB and DCI-P3 color standards. In spite of that, the display is not pin-sharp and may lack a bit when compared with the rivals. However, the QHD will pamper the users, and not many will find fault with it. The display of the phone is protected by 2.5D Gorilla glass on top.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the octa-core processor clocks at 2.45GHz. It is coupled with Adreno 540 GPU which enhances graphical performance by 25 percent more. The OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. OxygenOS gets some new features like Reading Mode, semi-transparent app drawer and Expanded Screenshots.
OnePlus 5 is made available in two memory and storage variants. Users can choose between 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage. It sports LPDDR4X RAM, which is 17 percent more power efficient than the previous offerings on OnePlus 3.
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are accused of the touch latency issues, and now the company claims to have fixed the issue on the OnePlus 5. The fingerprint sensor in the OnePlus 5 is beauty and works really fast.
OnePlus 5 Camera:
Moving to the camera, the OnePlus 5 screams the “highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today”. The dual camera setup on the rear is made of a 16-megapixel main camera and 20-megapixel telephoto camera. The 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor with 1.12-micron pixels is of f/1.7 aperture. Other 20 MP camera comes with Sony IMX350 sensor with 1-micron pixels is of f/2.6 aperture.
Besides this, OnePlus touts Fast AF which helps in 40 percent faster autofocus than the OnePlus 3T. The rear dual camera setup packs a dual-LED flash module also allows 4K video recording with EIS. Also, the camera offers many other features, optical zoom, and sensor range to assist best of the camera.
Moving to the front camera, the OnePlus 5 features a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and EIS. It is capable of shooting full-HD (1080p) video. There’s also an Auto HDR mode, and the front camera also provides screen flash, with three modes.
OnePlus 5 Battery:
OnePlus 5 is powered by a 3300mAh battery which is slightly smaller when compared to the earlier OnePlus 3T. Yet, the hardware and software optimizations in the latest device deliver 20 percent more battery life.
Considering all, OnePlus 5 is definitely a major update over its predecessor. The dual camera setup on the back stands on the top line reason for buying this beauty. The updated design and the hefty 8GB RAM adds as the strong reason to look at this device. But it’s just not an improvement over the OnePlus 3T, and the smartphone strongly competes with the flagships from Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung. We will be updating this OnePlus 5 Review by experiencing the Smartphone’s Usage for some period of time.
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