The Chinese handset maker, OnePlus has been making flagship killers for a while now and has been offering high end features in half the price through its handsets. However, this year the handset maker is transitioning from being the flagship killer to actual flagship with its OnePlus 5 handset. The handset has received a lot of flak for its iPhone 7 Plus like design but the fact remains that it is still one of the best smartphones around across the price range. Here is a brief overview of the device for those who are looking forward to buying the new handset.
Why should you buy?
Powerful dual cameras: The mainstay of the newly launched ‘flagship’ device from the brand is the rear dual camera module. This module boasts of 16MP + 20MP combination, where the latter is a telephoto lens with smaller aperture. These cameras work in tandem to click crisp images with high details. The camera comes into its own when you select the portrait mode, which uses both lenses to produce a Bokeh like effect found on the iPhone 7 Plus. It also comes equipped with Phase Detection Auto Focus, which helps the device to lock in on the subject pretty fast.
Premium design: This year, OnePlus has gone all put with the design of the handset and OnePlus 5 is unlike any we have seen in the past. At just 7.2mm, this is the slimmest OnePlus offering in the history and comes with an all metal unibody design. While the camera placement makes it look like iPhone 7 Plus, it feels more premium in hand than the Apple device, all thanks to the tapered edges.
Reading Mode: One of the key highlight of the device as pointed out by the brand is the Reading mode, which gives a warm hue to the display and filters the harmful blue light. While it is nothing new, what OnePlus has done is to connect the reading mode with ambient light sensor, which means that the hue changes depending on the surrounding ambience. Now that is a first for a smartphone.
Why should you not buy?
Dull display: One of the specs that the brand has retained from the last generation OnePus 3T is the size and resolution of the display. At a time when handsets at this price are coming with bigger displays with better resolution, OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full HD display. While the brand claims that it makes no difference to the naked eye whether it is QHD or full HD and it is also easier on battery. It may not sit well with many users.
Honor 8 Pro: This is the direct competition of OnePlus since this handset is being hailed as the OnePlus 5 Killer by many. As soon as the hype around the 5 died down, Honor came out with the 8 Pro with dual camera module having a dedicated monochrome sensor. While the handset matches OnePlus 5 on all aspect, it has a better 5.7-inch 2K display and a bigger battery, which is a plus.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 110GB of space is available to the user.
Supported apps can be easily moved to the microSD card.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – Yes, the handset comes with dual LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in OnePlus 5 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – Yes, this smartphone can record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 2160p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, which makes for a good user experience. The Android operating system has been retained with stock Android interface, which is a good experience.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset With Built-in Battery, Dash Power Adapter, USB Type-C Cable, Screen Guard, SIM Tray Ejector, User Manual, Warranty Card