Oneplus 5 : Fast, New and Still Budget ?

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After 4 successful top of the line phones, Oneplus catapulted all that it had learned and brought it into its thinnest shell yet to throw off against the giants. The Oneplus 5 is a well built package just as you’d expect with metal being a primary component overall to give a sturdy look and feel. There’s a new dual camera setup on the back much like that of the Iphone 7+ ( from which it takes only the placement of the camera mind you ).

 

The phone runs on Oxygen OS on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat with 6 or 8 GB of RAM topped with 64 or 128 GB of fast internal storage. The base model costs $479 and the top model is $539. Oneplus jumped in prices between the 3 & 3T and the 5 is not an exception. This does make us feel that what was a great budget phone line with the Oneplus One is degrading on its promise and could soon be priced in the big leagues with the Samsung Galaxy s8 and the Iphone 7 in the coming years.

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SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLAY 5.5″ AMOLED topped with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
RESOLUTION Full HD(1920×1080) ~ 401 ppi
OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
CHIPSET Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU/GPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) and Adreno 540
WEIGHT 153 grams
SIM Dual (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by)
NETWORK GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
MEMORY 64/128 Gb ROM – 6/8 Gb RAM
CAMERA Dual : 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm, phase detection autofocus, 1.6x optical zoom, dual-LED flash – PRIMARY
16 MP, f/2.0— SECONDARY (front facing)
VIDEO 2160p@30fps/1080@60/30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker, Vibration enabled
BLUETOOTH 5.0, A2DP, LE, Aptx HD
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Enabled
NFC Enabled
RADIO No
USB USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0
SENSORS Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BROWSER HTML5 supported
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
COLORS Midnight Black, Slate Gray

We couldn’t provide much insight in this post regarding the Oneplus 5 as its more like the Oneplus 3T in many ways on paper and theory. Anything new about it could only be felt in day to day use and we couldn’t get our hands on it’s review unit.

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