OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM, 128GB)  +1 variation

priceN/A

launchJun, 2017

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Design

  • Top-notch build quality, with the ergonomics, handling, and aesthetics of a true high-end premium device
  • The design is aesthetic but nothing original, or distinctive

Display

  • Good AMOLED display with great color rendition, and an excellent in-built Kindle-like "reading mode"
  • The phone's display is pretty good but doesn't pack the same punch as the (admittedly higher priced) premium Android flagships

Software

  • OxygenOS continues to be an excellent blend of stock Android and light but useful touches in all the right places - it is, without doubt, one of the best Android UIs around

Performance

  • Performance is blazing fast all round - matching and sometimes even beating other Snapdragon 835 powerhouses like the Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium - and not just in benchmarks, but in real-life use
  • The 8GB of included RAM is simply astounding, and unmatched by any other phone till date - making the phone as future-proof as is possible - although any differences in real-life performance relative to the 6GB version may be hard to notice at present

Camera

  • Very good dual camera setup - giving arguably the best camera phone in this price bracket - overall it's pleasing color rendering and good dynamic range - the portrait mode is pretty nice too - overall the camera is fast and reliable
  • Videos shot are also pretty decent (although it misses out on video stabilisation, which was present in the OnePlus 3/3T)
  • The camera is again excellent for the price, and an improvement over the OnePlus 3/3T, but doesn't match up to the level of the premium flagships like the Galaxy S8, the Google Pixel, the HTC U11, and iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker - improving significantly over the OnePlus 3/3T

Battery

  • Very solid battery life - offering a significant improvement over the already very good OnePlus 3T in real life use
  • OnePlus's proprietary dash charging technology continues to provide industry leading fast charging speeds

More

  • On the whole, leaving aside the camera, which is good but not comparable to the best in business, the OP5 matches other premium flagships in all other areas - and delivers this at a fraction of the price - continuing OnePlus's tradition of offering great performance at excellent value for money

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  1. Still mighty good value for your money
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  2. The OnePlus 5 is outstanding, especially for the price; no other phone gives you the same bang for the buck
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  3. The OnePlus 5 comes with class-leading specs, for half the price of an iPhone 7
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OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Optic AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • DCI-P3 Colour Coverage
  • sRGB
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Lift Up Display
  • Ambient Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Hall Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #27 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 20W Dash Charge, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight153 gmMedium
Thickness7.25 mmSlim
Width74.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera20MP + 16MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Camera 1: Sony IMX398 Sensor; F/1.7 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Camera 2: F/2.6 Aperture; Sony IMX350 Sensor; 1.0um Pixel Size; Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF); 2X Optical Zoom
  • Slow Motion Video
  • Portrait
  • Pro Mode
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • HQ
  • Dynamic Denoise
  • Clear Image
  • RAW Image
Secondary Camera16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Sony IMX371 Sensor
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • HDR
  • Screen Flash
  • Smile Capture
  • Face Beauty
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • UFS 2.1 Internal Storage
  • Fast Battery Charging (Dash Charge)
  • Support AANC
  • Dirac HD Sound
  • Dirac Power Sound
  • USB Audio Support

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