OnePlus 5 Review

The OnePlus 5 is as power-packed as a smartphone can be today, but does it deliver on the promise of quality and great user experience?

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OnePlus 5

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The long awaited, much rumoured and extensively leaked OnePlus 5 is finally out in the market and we couldn’t be happier. Things were getting a little out of hand with the rumours and alleged leaks and its nice to finally have the production unit of the phone to use and see just how well it lives up to all the hype. OnePlus decided to go straight from OnePlus 3T to OnePlus 5 in their nomenclature as the number 4 is considered unlucky. The phone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a variant of the smartphone even comes with an incredulous 8GB of RAM. You may remember Carl Pei saying that 6GB of RAM in a smartphone was overkill anyway because there was no way apps could use up that much memory, so we wonder whether 8GB is actually of any practical use. Sure OnePlus 5 has a dual camera module, but does it live up to expectations? Does the OnePlus 5 live up to the “flagship killer” moniker and more importantly, does it deserve your hard-earned money.

RATINGS

Overall

81.2
  • Specifications8.1

  • Design & Build8.1

  • Primary Camera8.7

  • Call Quality8.8

  • Software & UI8.3

  • Display7.4

  • Performance8.8

  • Secondary Camera6.6

  • Battery Life8.3

OUR VERDICT

OnePlus is definitely one of the heaviest hitters available today. It’s performance levels are unmatched and you can really feel that Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 earning its reputation. Not once during our use of the phone did we experience performance hiccups in the form of lag, stutters, app crashes, freezes or even random reboots. There are some minor bugs that OnePlus needs to iron out immediately, but they aren’t big enough to deter people from buying the phone.

OnePlus 5 6GB/64GB
32,999
Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM
    6GB
  • On-board storage
    64/128 GB
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano)
Display
  • Screen Type
    AMOLED
  • Resolution
    1920x1080
  • Pixel Density
    401ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.5 Inch

OnePlus 5 Features & Specifications

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OnePlus 5 Design & Build

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OnePlus 5 Display

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OnePlus 5 Performance

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OnePlus 5 Primary Camera

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OnePlus 5 Secondary Camera

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OnePlus 5 Call Quality

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OnePlus 5 Battery Life

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OnePlus 5 Software & UI

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OnePlus 5 Product Shots

OnePlus 5 Video

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