Return of the Flagship Killer? OnePlus 5 Review

Intro

OnePlus 5

RM 2388
OnePlus 5
8.9

Build Quality

9/10

Accessories

8/10

Audio

8/10

Display

9/10

Camera

9/10

Software & Features

10/10

Performance

10/10

Battery Life

10/10

Value

10/10

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Accurate and fast fingerprint scanner
  • Great 5.5-inch AMOLED display
  • Excellent rear camera
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Dash Charge
  • Clean and responsive OxygenOS skin
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • No IP-rated dust & water resistant
  • No OIS
  • Proprietary fast charge technology

OnePlus is famous for their product’s tagline – the “Flagship Killer”, especially back in the day when they first announced the OnePlus One.¬†Offering flagship level of performance yet priced at almost half of the competitors’ pricing, who else would not be intrigued by this? Due to the high demand and the company’s smaller scale of operation back then, it was extremely difficult to buy the phone even if you have the money. This issue has only been overcome¬†just last year with the introduction of the OnePlus 3 & 3T.

Today what we have in our labs is OnePlus’s latest flagship for 2017 – the OnePlus 5. For obvious reasons, Chinese companies usually would skip the number 4 and 10 because they have almost similar pronunciation as death. Trivial stuff aside, we shall have a look at this phone whether if it has what it takes to kill off all the other flagship phones.

OnePlus 5 Specifications

OnePlus 5
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro @ 2.45 GHz + 4 x Kyro @ 1.9 GHz)
Adreno 540
RAM6 GB / 8 GB
Storage64 GB / 128 GB
Display5.5 inches
1080p
Optic AMOLED
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera (rear)16 MP, 24mm f/1.7, EIS
20 MP, 36mm f/2.6
PDAF
Dual tone LED flash
Camera (front)16 MP
20mm f/2.0
EIS
BatteryNon-removable 3300mAh Li-Ion
Dash Charge
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
SIMDual SIM (Nano + Nano)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FeaturesFingerprint scanner

Unboxing

What’s in the box:

  • OnePlus 5
  • Dash Charge adapter
  • USB-C cable
  • Paper works

OnePlus is putting a lot of focus on the photography that they even include a printed post card with a photo taken with the OnePlus5.

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