Every year OnePlus outdoes itself by giving us a product that blows us away, not just in terms of specs, but price too. Their motto of giving us a great product for half the price is still something most people can’t wrap their head around, including me. When phones were coming out with 3GB RAM, OnePlus said “NOPE! Put that away. Here, take 6 it’s better” and it truly was. The OnePlus 3/3T is a great phone. It’s light, fast, and comfortable in the hand. Along with its 6 gigs of RAM and the Snapdragon 821 there won’t be another Flagship with that kind of power at that kind of price anytime soon.
Fast forward a year and 8 days, we’re back doing silly social media challenges for a free phone you KNOW you’re NOT going to get but hey… It’s worth a shot right? The OnePlus 5 is here with it’s Rs.30,000 or $479 price range and although it’s nothing “revolutionary”, unlike a certain fruity brand keeps claiming its products are every year, it definitely caught my attention.
The one thing OnePlus always does right is the OS. It’s neither bulky, nor does it come with a confusing overlay that requires a few days to get used to. It’s smooth, packed with useful features and as mentioned above, it’s fast. The OP5 comes with a 5.5” AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution and although it’s not a 1440p bezel-less screen that most of the flagship smartphones are sporting these days, it’s very hard to tell the difference. Another thing that’s new this year, is that they’re going to release 2 versions, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, which is extremely thoughtful of them.
The OP5 also comes with dual camera (16MP + 20MP) so that you can get the best quality no matter how far you zoom which I thought was pretty cool, but it turns out that the camera is somewhat average and is definitely an aspect that we’re sure to see improved hopefully with software updates. The Snapdragon 835 means that the heaviest apps will run smoothly and apps stay in memory for longer.
When it comes to features the Oneplus 5 doesn’t disappoint, it has an alert slider just like its predecessor and a ‘Gaming Do Not Disturb’ mode which means no more annoying banner notifications while you’re ripping through the streets of the Asphalt world.
Overall, it’s definitely a phone with promise and like I said before with it’s insane specs and moderate price there won’t be another flagship that’ll come close to it, at least for another year 😉
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The Review Job
Build quality: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10