OnePlus 5, the copy of iPhone 7plus and Oppo r11. Is OnePlus trying to copy the other major brand products? In this article, we are going to tell you the OnePlus 5 review. The latest OnePlus phone that is OnePlus 5 claimed as the flagship phone of the company. We will discuss everything about the phone and the reality behind this OnePlus flagship device. But before talking about the phone, let us clear one thing that many people think, OnePlus is a US based company or a brand. But in reality, it is a Chinese brand founded by the former OPPO vice-president ‘Pete Lau’ and ‘Carl Pei’ in December 2013. The company has also released their 5 phones before. The latest release is OnePlus 5. The product is unveiled on 20th June 2017. You can also call it as the successor of their previous flagship phone OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 5 review
As per we told you that OnePlus 5 is the 6th model from OnePlus. OnePlus has fashioned itself as the flagship phone under the midrange. This might be the priciest OnePlus device yet, and it is falling in the line with its more traditional competition: you pay more to get more. It costs you about 32,999 INR. From the backside, OnePlus 5 looks exactly same as the iPhone 7plus and Oppo r11 phone and it is also a dual-camera phone. OnePlus confidently says it is different from all the other Chinese upstarts but after copying the iPhone design, they come to a point of losing their own identity. It is just a 4 years old brand and OnePlus has to take care of itself. If people come to know these bad sides of the phone, the brand might land into a trouble someday.
Important to know OnePlus 5 review
It seems like OnePlus 5 is the clone of iPhone 7plus and Oppo r11 as it looks like both of them. We are not saying OnePlus design as the worst, but it is our responsibility to show you the reality. Even if the phone has some cons, it also has the many pros. OnePlus 5 also has many qualities as it is the new flagship of the brand. It is not a waste but OnePlus has tried to copy others and also tries to boost benchmark scores artificially. If talk about the looks, the look of the OnePlus 5 is nice. The phone has the really responsive power buttons. The fingerprint sensor is also very fast at 0.2 seconds. One thing we want to say is, it is not enough to just claim the same feature set as others, the company has to deliver at least comparable quality, and that’s where OnePlus unambiguously fails.
One good thing about the phone is that it is also ridiculously fast and handles every task nicely. It has a speed, it has good responsiveness. Before explaining the features, let us show you the comparison of OnePlus 5 to its predecessor OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 5 review
OnePlus 3T review
|3300 mAh||BATTERY||3400 mAh|
|5.0, A2DP||BLUETOOTH||4.2, A2DP|
|Adreno 540||GPU||ADRENO 530|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||CHIPSET||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|7.1.1 Nougat||ANDROID||6.0 up to 7.1|
Above is the comparison. Now it’s time for the proper explanation or the reviews.
First of all, let us start with the Camera.
OnePlus 5 has a 20MP rear dual-camera. The ring or the surface around the camera lens is the copy design of Apple’s iPhone 7plus. The OnePlus 5 recreates Apple’s entire setup using higher-resolution Sony sensors that are 16-megapixel IMX398 with a wide-angle f/1.7 lens and closer to the middle of the phone, a 20-megapixel IMX350 with a f/2.6 telephoto lens. It also has a portrait mode, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash etc. The things you should know about the rear camera:
- The rear camera lacks the optical image stabilization (OIS) and produces the soft images.
- Its extra wide aperture and electronic stabilization make OIS superfluous.
- The more zoomed-in second camera of the OnePlus 5 also lacks OIS.
- Images appear flat, losing all the subtle detail and color gradations that go into making a photo feel realistic.
- The camera has an effortless clarity, faster autofocus, and a large aperture.
The front camera is 16MP with a focal length of 2.0, auto HDR etc. It also gives you the portrait mode, smart capture, faster autofocus etc. It also has a large aperture. The front camera is also good even at the time of night.
The camera overview is the best thing for OnePlus 5 review.
As we told you that the look of the phone is copied but still, it doesn’t mean that the phone is poor quality. Its looks are also very good. The phone is sleek, easy to use single-handedly etc.
The body dimensions of the device are 154.2*74.1*7.3 mm weighing 153 grams with a dual-sim facility in it. It has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors. The resolution of OnePlus 5 phone is 1080*1920 pixels that are 401 PPI (pixel density). This multi-touched displayed phone has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The jack in the body of the phone is 3.5mm having the active noise cancellation facility with the dedicated mic.
This 7.1.1 Android version phone has the internal capacity of 64GB having no memory card slot. It has a great Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 2.45GHz Octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM. The RAM is DDR4X. DDR4X consumes 20 percent less power than competing LPDDR4 modules, as the data input/output can run at 0.6V compared to the 1.1V standard. The GPU of the device is Adreno 540 with Oxygen OS. Oxygen OS is the clean and powerful OS, there is a reading mode with ambient sensors etc. It is the customized version of Android Operating System developed by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer One plus for their smartphones.
The phone gives you a good battery backup of 3300mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. After the processor and the storage, you should be proud of its battery. But the battery is a little bit less powerful than OnePlus 3T. But considering this segment it has a powerful battery than S8 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Don’t expect the battery life of 2-3 days from this segment phones.
Some other features for OnePlus 5 review
It has a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass etc. The phone comes with 2 color variation: Slate Gray and Midnight Black. The phone has a fibre-like LTE connectivity, refined design language etc.
So, these were some of the advantages and disadvantages of buying this phone. These were the OnePlus 5 reviews that we told you in this article. It is up to you guys that what do you feel about the phone. You have to decide that this phone is worthy or not. The phone has already been released today (22nd June 2017) at the rate of 32,999 INR.
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