The two variants of OnePlus 5 were officially launched today. The OnePlus will be priced starting $479 in the US.
The OnePlus 5 is a beautifully designed phone with a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED based display at 1080p resolution, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, comes in 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM variant with 40% faster access in parallel with 64GB/128GB internal storage capacity which uses UFS 2.1 2-Lane technology for faster read/writes which increases overall performance. The home button of OnePlus 5 functions as a fingerprint scanner, while the back key is on the left and the Recent Apps key is on the right by default, but you can flip the orientation via the Settings.
The two variants of OnePlus 5 will be the same on imaging front, as they will come with a dual-camera setup that combines a main camera with a 1/2.8″ 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and F1.7 aperture with a 2x tele-lens that captures images on a 20MP 1/2.8″ Sony IMX 350 sensor features an F2.6 aperture. The front camera is a 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor with ƒ/2.0 aperture and EIS. The telephoto lens will let you optically zoom in by 2x without any loss in quality which is a brilliant improvement.
The 5 is a powerful phone which was proven through Geekbench, where it scored 1,950 on the single-core test and 6,707 on the multi-core test. To give all of you a perspective, the Samsung Galaxy S8 scored 1945 when we ran it through the single-core test, and 6711 on the multi-core. Also, the HTC U11 scored 1912 on the single, and 6137 on the multi-score.
Coming to the battery life, the OnePlus 5 comes with a 3,300 mAh battery which though is compromised for it’s sleek design, but doesn’t make you feel so. The OnePlus 5 has an exceptional battery life which it proved in the demo that it charges 58% within 30 minutes timeframe due to it’s Dash Charge feature
The OnePlus 5 will be running the latest version of the OxygenOS, which is based on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat. There are some software enhancements like do not disturb mode made specifically with gaming in mind, an updated app drawer which is similar to the Pixel Launcher, and a feature like App Priority which prioritizes and de-prioritizes apps based on your usage of each of them which will not just help enhance battery life, but also the performance of the device too.
OnePlus has also worked hard to remove lagging as much as possible and make the experience smoother on the OnePlus 5. This was done by using a high-speed camera to monitor movements on the screen and measure the input speeds to make the experience smoother.
Hope this review will help you guys decide if you should go for OnePlus 5, our advice is, go for it!
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