OnePlus the company that starts back in 2014, with the launch of their first beast in the market, the OnePlus One. That device is still being used by so many consumers. After few months they came up with OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X then finally Oneplus 3 and Oneplus 3t which is again a flagship killer with high end specs in great price.

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Now it’s 2017 and time to get a new device from the brand which is also named as flagship killer maker. This time they have skipped Oneplus 4 because as per our info numeric number 4 seems to be unlucky by chinese. Due to which Oneplus has named their next flagship as Oneplus 5. This device is again going to make some records because of its camera and high end specs.

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So, Lets see how Oneplus 5 is going to perform in real world by competing with other high end costly flagships in the market.

Oneplus 5  Specs

Model Oneplus 5 A5000
Display 5.5-Inch, FHD, Amoled Display
Processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 6/8GB
Internal Storage 64/128GB
Software Android Marshmallow 7.1.1 | Oxygen OS
Primary Camera 16MP + 20MP Portrait Lens
Secondary Camera 16MP selfie camera
Weight 154 Grams
Battery 3300mAh
Others 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, Hybrid SIM tray
Price  INR 32,999 / 37,999

Box Content

Oneplus 5 Box Contents

  1. Oneplus 5
  2. Manual
  3. Sim Ejector Pin
  4. USB Cable
  5. Charging Brick (Dash Charger)
  6. Carl Pie Signed Message
  7. Oneplus Stickers

Rest nothing within the box.

Oneplus 5 Design & Built

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Oneplus 5 Box
  • Thinnest phone from OnePlus
  • There’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Available in two colors – Dark gray or Deep black
Previously, OnePlus came up with some unique design and material to make the device looks different from other brands in the market, but they have changed this thing in there latest release OnePlus 5. This time like previous Oneplus 3 and Oneplus 3t it is made up of full metal unibody. The design in the images seems to be inspired from iPhone 7 Plus but actually when you see the device and use it, it is very different. But still we can say only camera placement is same rest, it is way more handy from iPhone 7 Plus.

Oneplus 5 front display

Coming to the front part there you will get a 5.5-inches Large display with minimal size of bezel on its sides even smaller than its predecessor.

oneplus-5-fingerprintBeneath the display of the phone, at lower bezel you will get a home button and beside it fits up capacitive navigation keys which do light up in the light with small dots. The fingerprint sensor is already sits in the home buttons which unlock the phone in a fraction of a second and you don’t need to wake up the phone to unlock it. This is one of fastest fingerprint sensor i have ever seen. This time the fingerprint which they have added is made up of ceramic and not glass which is world hardest and toughest fingerprint sensor same like Xiaomi MI 6. We can also switch the back capacitive keys on on screen keys by going into the setting panel.

oneplus 5 charging portComing to the down portion of the phone, it houses the USB Type-C port beside it a single speaker a primary MIC and a headphone jack.

oneplus-5-sim-slotTurning around to the right you will get a power button which is made up of metal and give quite good haptic feed if you rarely it because we get fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone and at the same time we also get on screen double tap to wake screen option in the phone, which is really need features these days. Above volume rockers we get a Sim tray which support Dual Nano sims and no additional Micro SD card in it.

oneplus-5-volume-buttonsTurning the phone further to the left you will get volume rockers and above, there is a notification profile switcher which is used these days most of the time to switch different notification profile which can also be set and customized as per your usage.

oneplus 5 full body
Oneplus 5 Full Body

At the back side of the smartphone you will get a game changer this time as we get little bit bummed out 16 MP + 20 MP potrait camera which captures some great images and video. There are antenna lines also which we are familiar in iPhones and has u Type shape. Beside the camera we get a Secondary noise cancellation MIC and a Dual LED flash which came out really good while taking some night shots. Video attached below in the review. Below the camera module we also get a Oneplus logo and nothing much which need to be explained over here.

Display

OnePlus 5This time with Oneplus 5 we were expecting to get something unique with bezel less display and QHD panel but this time they have decreases decreases the size of bezels and give us same Full HD panel with the resolution of 1980 x 1080 with the pixel density of 401 ppi.

Still the thing is that the screen on the OnePlus 5 looks beautiful. It looks great when you’re watching video and playing games on it, and as it’s AMOLED display, blacks and other dark tones look great. They have also added a Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 as extra protection.

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Overall the display is superb, and it loaded with all features like double tap to wake and other gestures. The screen visibility in different lighting situation is also good and even in bright sunlight you can easily use it with great auto brightness feature.

This time one thing which they have added is reading mode which can automatically adjust the screen colors and brightness as per the situation and where you are. Using reading mode and night mode the display won’t give strain on the eyes which is nice. Overall a nice display and no complaints about it. But i was still waiting for QHD display.

Performance

As we all know whenever Oneplus comes up with something new it is always great. So as this time, OnePlus 5 delivers all what we can expect and need with the same the price bracket. Under the metal body construction OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor supporting with an Adreno 540 GPU & 64GB/128GB of non-expandable storage. Coming to the performance party it is one of the smoothest phone till now and it is more polished because of their Oxygen OS, which is almost stock but still offer so much to customize from their setting panel.

Coming to the usual benchmarks, OnePlus 5 scores 172507 in the AnTuTu Benchmark, which is a bit better than Samsung FLAGSHIP. As OnePlus 5 is equipped with 6GB/8GB of RAM, which makes the device which support highest RAM in the market as well as make it best for multitasking and for any kind of job. OnePlus 5 has already left so much free RAM to make it perform best.

From every aspect like gaming, media, browsing and all multitasking, the OnePlus 5 works flawlessly with no question in mind. I have made a Gaming test and heating test so don’t forget to check it out. We can even play God of War on phone, now you can imagine its hardware and how it works.

Hardware

OnePlus 5 wont removed NFC, which was removed in their previous old flagship. Using NFC now you can transfer payments easily, share files and do many other things. We also get a support of dual-SIM capabilities but there is no slot for memory expansion, inspite of that OnePlus 5 is one of the best options available in the market.

The home button which is beneath the display also adds up a fingerprint sensor and it is one of the fastest fingerprint sensor i have ever used. The fingerprint sensor is made of ceramic which make it world’s toughest and hardest fingerprint sensor in the market.

The OnePlus 5 comes up with a 3300mAh non-removable battery, which seems to be pretty low compared to such specs but as they have already couples with a Dash charging power which charges the phone to 60% from empty in half an hour.

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Overall, hardware which comes with OnePlus 5 is said to be among best in its price. This is definitely a premium flagship smartphone of the year.

Camera

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When we see Oneplus they have really worked hard in it camera and its performance. This time also they came up with another game changer as they have added Dual Camera setup at the back. They have added 16MP primary camera which is supported with a 20MP potrait camera to get shots same like DSLR. This time we can also click images in RAW format which gives us more freedom to customize our shots using Lightroom and Bridge.

The main camera lens has a super-wide aperture of f/1.7, which ensures that photos are bright without being overexposed. The telephoto lens then has an aperture of f/2.6.

This time we don’t get the support of OIS (Optical Image stabilization) in the phone where as we need to relly only on EIS which is electronic image stabilization. Here is one more twist while recording the video till FHD we can use EIS and when we switch the video to 4k, the support of EIS also get lost somewhere in the software. We cannot record video in Pro camera mode but why?

Still we can use third party camera application to get better and manual need if you really want to use this phone as a professional photographer.

oneplus-5-front-cameraAt the front we also get a 16- megapixel camera which also comes with EIS support in it ans still we cannot use pro mode in selfie shots. The image and videos came out from the front facing camera is really great. We have already made a full camera review with all features explained and the video is live on our youtube channel.

Software

Coming to the software part of OnePlus 5, it runs on OnePlus Oxygen OS, with Android Nougat 7.1.1 loaded on top of it. It works perfectly with smoothest UI i have ever used. OnePlus is always appreciated because of the lack of bloatware in their devices and only the OnePlus Community app included on this phone.

oneplus-5-displayOne best thing which i want to include over here is that you can pull down the notification bar by dragging down anywhere on the home screen – which means no more stretching your finger to the top of that tall display to view your notifications and alerts.

As we all know from past all Oneplus devices are based on customization, and this time also they have added so many customization and the main added feature is the Dark Mode.

Reading Mode is perhaps one of the latest update from OxygenOS, and it’s something no other version of Android offers at the moment. The best thing is that you can configure certain apps to enter this mode manually. This filters uses blue light and uses gray scale mapping to make reading easier on your eyes.

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They have also added so many gestures and one of them is that now you can launch the camera by double pressing the home button. Rest everything works perfectly i have not seen any lag, issue, crashes.

Overall i would say Oxygen OS seems to be like stock Android with added features of cyanogen and even better than cyanogen in it.

Verdict

oneplus-5-back-panelThe OnePlus 5 is available to buy Rs.32,999 and Rs. 37,999 for 64/6GB and 128/8GB version respectively.  Overall the device is perfect at this price, and you can go with it. You won’t feel any issue or any problem while using the device for next few years as it is really future proof.
Pros
  • Premium design
  • Awesome camera
  • Great performance (Really Fast)
  • 8GB Ram (Insane)
  • Very Handy
  • Splash Proof (No waterproof don’t submerge in water)

Cons

  • Price a bit higher this time
  • Get Only FHD Display
  • No Support of MIcroSD card
  • No IR Blaster
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3 COMMENTS

  1. #OnePlus5 is the most power & great camera at an awesome price, portrait lens looks impressive and extremely fast charge. #neversettle Gr8👏👌

  2. OnePlus 5 is amazing with the specs and the performance absolutely stunning, the most important thing I really like it as a dash charge which can quickly charge the smartphone that now a days is really essential thing. Amazing OnePlus 5👍

  3. if it wasn’t for the price this year, this phone is every bit of a flagship killer as anyone could thing with top end specs, metal body, gigantic RAM and amazing software management!!

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