OnePlus 5 smartphones was launched in June 2017. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. OnePlus 5 price in India starts from Rs. 32,999.

The OnePlus 5 is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 6GB and 8 GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 5 packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The OnePlus 5 runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery. It measures 154.20 x 74.10 x 7.25 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 153.00 grams.

The OnePlus 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

KEY FEATURES

Display
5.7-inch
Resolution
1080×1920 pixels
Storage
64 GB
Processor
1.9GHz octa-core
RAM
6 & 8 GB
Rear Camera
20-megapixel
Front Camera
16-megapixel
OS
Android 7.1.1
Battery Capacity
3300mAh

PHONE SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Release dateJune 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)154.20 x 74.10 x 7.25
Weight (g)153.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3300
Removable batteryNo
ColoursMidnight Black, Slate Grey
SAR valueNA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×1920 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor1.9GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo

CAMERA

Rear camera20-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1
SkinOxygenOS

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
NFCYes
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

Let’s find out, in our full review of the OnePlus 5.

DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY

The design of OnePlus 5 is somewhat equivalent to iPhone 7 Plus, it’s just little smaller in size and runs Android 7.11. If you keep iPhone 7 and OnePlus 5 side by side then you will feel that every physical property of this phone is similar to iPhone 7, whether is its look, antenna lines, camera placement, microphone and LED flashlight and the power button and volume rocker are also placed as they are on the iPhone, everything.

This is just the back, now if we move to the front side of the Phone then it’s similar to the iPhone 7 as well, the selfie camera is in the same position as the iPhone, the bezels are almost identical, and the home button serves as the fingerprint scanner. the home button is in the exact place as that of iPhone 7.

The Only difference we feel is availability of headphone Jack in OnePlus 5

As it looks like iPhone 7, but the OnePlus does a work on finishing the product very well. It looks awesome when the phone is not active the camera lenses are protected by sapphire glass and the notification LED and the capacitive key backlights are perfectly disguised so as to be totally invisible. The fingerprint sensor is covered with a ceramic cover. Even the USB-C port at the bottom has been filed down to a smooth finish.

As per it’s over all looks the phone looks OK and the price is as per the product. But if I can spend a little more and get super bezel defying Samsung Galaxy S8 which is a lot more than okay. The OnePlus works fine, but its Samsung rival is consistently better.

CAMERA

One thing which I didn’t found on any other Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S8 and other dual camera phones is dual camera system like iPhone (Sorry for again comparing to iPhone). The OnePlus 5 re-creates Apple’s entire setup using higher-resolution Sony sensors: a 16-megapixel IMX398 with a wide-angle f/1.7 lens, and, closer to the middle of the phone, a 20-megapixel IMX350 with a f/2.6 telephoto lens.

This feature puts this phone on a separate level from its competitor phones. But the camera is missing Optical Image Stabilization and not able to process high definition images. The portrait mode is also available but that also missing Optical Image Stabilization. OnePlus 5 gives almost all features, which its competitor gives in their phone, the companies like Huawei and Apple are much much ahead of OnePlus. A new Pro shooting mode does little efforts to overcome its imaging processing weaknesses but that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, you should know how to use pro mode to use that.

PROCESSING

Samsung Galaxy S8 has some lag in switching between the apps, you can also call it animations. OnePlus does not have any of these things. Switching between apps is lightning quick. The processing speed of the phone is also good. No matter whether you buy 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM, you will get the best processing speed on both versions, which is the sales pitch of this phone. You can easily play the games on the phone and it won’t be heating soon. In my opinion other phones like Galaxy S8, Experia Z2 are not as fast in processing as OnePlus 5 though they all have Snapdragon 835 processor.

BATTERY

OnePlus 5 has 3,300mAh, which is quite decent and it’s a must be a feature for this much big phone. The battery is enough for this phone to make it active for the whole working day. The phone comes with home built Fast charging powered by Dash Charge charger comes in the box. The Phone Charged from 10% to 75% in almost 25 minutes, which is good as well. The only disadvantage of Dash Charge enabled phone is it only gets charged fastly with its provided charger. The battery of OnePlus 5 runs almost 20% more than other Snapdragon phones even their own OnePlus 3T.

8.1 Total Score
You can try it.

If you don't have OnePlus before, you can go for OnePlus 5, but if you are thinking of an upgrade, then you should wait for a new phone by OnePlus.

PROS
  • Screaming fast
  • Cutting-edge spec sheet
  • Dash Charge makes up for lack of wireless charging
  • Reading Mode
CONS
  • Dual-camera system is a not good
  • Unoriginal design
  • Not waterproof
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