Every year OnePlus launches a killer flagship phone that gives other smartphone manufactures a run for their money. But with each passing year they are losing their competitive pricing edge and with the launch of OnePlus 5 the gap has even further diminished. It may seem over priced, and lacks flagship features like edge to edge display, waterproofing but having the advantage of a small company it launches products according to it’s users. It features high end and latest hardware.
5 amazing features of OnePlus 5
The 16MP camera uses Sony IMX398 sensor along with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) and f/1.7 aperture. The 20MP telephoto camera uses Sony IMX350 sensor along with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and f/2.6 aperture. The front-facing 16MP camera has the Sony IMX371 sensor in tow along with EIS and f/2.0 aperture. The 20MP lens helps to shoot long range images. The 20MP camera doesn’t work well with Depth Effect features. For low light shots there is an onscreen flash. The front camera now takes more sharp and well focused image. But would have liked a much broad view. The Blur effect produced by Portrait is not up to the mark. We may see a update to fix this issue in future.
Hardware & Performance
OnePlus 5 features a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU. As expected the 8GB variant handled every game even in the ultra HD setting mode with ease. The OnePlus barely got warm even with the most high performance game.Even the 6 GB variant doesn’t disappoint us a bit. No matter how much application you run you can smoothly switch from one to another and still have some RAM left. The most important aspect that defines performance is it operating system. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top of Oxygen OS. It is a near stock experience with a little customisation. It’s a way to responsive for it’s own good. If you are looking for pure power and want to run heavy apps than OnePlus 5 is the right choice for you.
A continuous hard line wraps around the OnePlus 5, adding a horizon-like division to the phone’s edge. It feels sleeker than ever. At just 7.25mm OnePlus is thinnest phone ever from the the company about 20% than OnePlus 3T. The backside look more similar to the iPhone 7 Plus than it’s predecessor. The front remains the same even the aspect ration is the same. Overall it’s a good looking phone giving a premium feel to the user.
Display and Battery Life
It features 1080×1920 pixels Amoled display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. it’s a 5.5 inches display. The only backdrop is it’s display. Now, all the flagship atleast offer QHD display. And it’s sunlight visibility is quite low. We would have wished some more features from this price point from this company. With this resolution a 3300 mAh battery does the best and provide a full day usage with medium and heavy usage. It’s 8 GB RAM variant and processor are quite power efficient. We are fully satisfied with it’s battery backup.
Reading Mode optimizes the display for reading through gray-scale mapping and filtering of blue light. This mode can be toggled on and off manually, or you can set your favorite reading apps to automatically open in reading mode.
Gaming DND Mode:
When you want to focus on a game or other app, toggle on our new DND Mode to mute notifications and temporarily disable soft keys to avoid accidental taps.
Secure private documents, photos and videos with your fingerprint or a 6-digit pin. Files in the Secure Box are encrypted and hidden from the phone storage for added privacy.
It’s flip the phone to mute, three finger screen shot with touch of a button and 5 different drawing gesture for quick launch of apps.