OnePlus has earned itself a reputation of coming up with high-end smartphones at a comparatively affordable price in context with its features. In comparison to other smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus is the most affordable solution to your high-end smartphone needs. The fifth edition of this smartphone range, OnePlus 5, is a progressive step from its predecessors OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
The killer flagship phone by OnePlus cannot be defined to a range of Samsung and Nexus, but it surely jumps out of the previous low-range category. This smartphone strikes a perfect balance in the market due to its appealing features at a considerably affordable price. A fantastic deal!
Design and Build
OnePlus 5 is really a powerful piece of tech by the Chinese smartphone maker at a bargain. The smartphone has powerful specs along with a sophisticated design.
The appearance of the black version (which costs $60 more) of the flagship phone is somewhat similar to the matte black iPhone 7 plus console; slight curved and uptown with dual cameras at the back. The front part of the phone, however, is similar to the nicely outgoing OnePlus 3 and 3T. The phone has a 5.5-inch display which is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. Svelte, gorgeous, and comfortable to use, that’s how we can sum up the design.
The flagship OnePlus phone comes with a fantastic deal of specs. The phone embeds the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Moreover, for the secondary and primary memory, the Chinese giant provides us two options – 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. 8GB RAM makes the phone competent with the laptop and is difficult to find in a smartphone.
The 5.5-inch AMOLED display has 1080p resolution; quite ordinary in line with its other features. We’d expect the trending quad-HD resolution which is present in most of the high-end phones. The display is not extremely disappointing and offers wide DCI-P3 color gamut. There is of course, a USB-C port, microphone and mono speaker, and dual nano simcard trays. As the phone is offering a decent amount of internal base storage, the company does not offer the SD card slot.
The highlight: Dual-camera
The flagship OnePlus phone has a dual-camera that works in tandem to give you better pictures. There is a 16-megapixel rig that captures wide-angle shots and a 20-megapixel sensor that captures zoomed photos without any compromise. The post processing completes what is lacking and gives the final touchup, providing you an array of control options and much more.
The dual-camera is also capable of giving a soft touch to the background in portrait mode, so as in iPhone 7 plus. You can also blur the background to highlight your subject. The camera overall works well and captures pretty decent images. But it still fails to match the camera of the iPhone 7 plus in certain aspects.
OnePlus 5 Price, color options, and release
The OnePlus 5 comes in two color options: the $479 prices Slate Grey and the $539 price Midnight Black. Both look almost same except the RAM and SSD difference. The phone has already been made public today and will be widely available on 27th June.