The OnePlus 5 is perfect for those seeking a Smartphone with high specs at a competitive price. What can you expect? It comes with so many great features, including a Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM. To get them all, you should spend around $479. There are others with heavier price tags, so this would be a good consideration. Another important addition is fingerprint recognition. It is not just an average sensor, but works pretty fast, so you can unlock the phone in an instant. It is located at the bottom of the screen. This placement is quite common, and if you know where the home button is, it actually takes the same space.
The OnePlus 5 has rounded corners, which give it an elegant feel. It is constructed from aluminum to provide maximum strength. With this material, the device surely feels sturdy. It also adopts an unibody design. You may prefer it because it makes a Smartphone looks neater. The thickness level is also impressive. For those into slim and light devices, this one won’t disappoint as it only weighs 153 grams. It can feel slippery due to the thin construction, but thankfully it is strong enough to deal with shocks and drops. As long as you use it carefully, it will last long for sure.
It has a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen. This type of screen is known for its great color reproduction. The display looks rich and the same goes for the saturation. It becomes more interesting because the new Smartphone also supports DCI-P3 that has a wider gamut than sRGB. Both are comparable in many aspects, but there are certain parts that the DCI-P3 does better. Color vibrancy is indeed important, but looking at a screen with natural colors seems more pleasant and this is what the OnePlus’s screen offers. On another note, the screen resolution remains full-HD. This shouldn’t be a deal-breaker especially knowing that the quality itself is improving. Another downside is the screen doesn’t do well outside. The visibility leaves much to be desired, but you can always increase the brightness to make it clearer. (Also read: LG X Venture review)
Snapshot quality is superb, which goes hand-in-hand with the resolution at 16MP. As with others, it works best with plenty of light around. The captures look beautiful and natural. There is no need to own a separate pocket camera because it is very reliable. The low-light captures are fantastic as well. It has to do with the wide f1.7 aperture and incredible processing technology.
The OnePlus 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, clocked at 2.35Ghz. It is everything you look for in a smooth device. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is so much space to install games and other Android apps. With such a fast processor, most of us would expect the battery to drain fast, but it is not the case with this phone because the 3,300mAh can last a whole day. On top of that, there is also a fast-charging feature that can extend the battery life quickly.
OnePlus 5 features:
- 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm (size)
- 5.5-inch AMOLED, 1920×1080 display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- 6 or 8GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of storage
- 16MP-20MP dual rear camera, 16MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3300mAh battery