After its launch in 2014, OnePlus, making its name by bringing high-end specs at a relatively low price has finally got its latest creation out in the market. The OnePlus 5. Some might wonder why did they not release a OnePlus4 before getting to the number 5. Well to believe some, the number 4 is considered unlucky in China, from where the company comes. Talking about the product anyway, the OnePlus 5 is an incremental improvement over the OnePlus 3T with some bullet point changes and minor touch-ups.
One Plus 5
Built from aluminum which is anodized for a shadowed look, the 5 looks formidable in the midnight black version having a sleek matte finish and without any second thoughts does a really good job at masking fingerprints in a time frame of mere 0.2 seconds.
The closest lookalike of OnePlus 5 is the iPhone 7 where we are having the dual cameras and the antenna bands having the exact same style, although the tapered back and the sharper edge along the sides of OnePlus 5 making it easier to handle. Unlike the iPhone 7 it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, but make sure to keep it away from dust and water. No resistance offered there I’m afraid.
Living up to most of the expectations Powered by the Snapdragon 835, 8 gigabytes of ram and 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage, 3300 milliamp hour battery, enough for lasting a day and a half and a 5.5 inch 1080p AMOLED full-HD display surely makes it a wonderful buying option.
The dual camera setup consists of a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and then 20-megapixel secondary camera with a f/2.6 aperture telephoto lens. The autofocus is fast, much faster than the OnePlus 3T, an improved HDR adjusts itself for backlighting and shadows and smart capture improves your photos by stacking together multiple shots to remove noise. Image quality is very detailed with wide dynamic range and vibrant colors.
If you also are repeatedly annoyed by the pop-up notification while playing a game, this time OnePlus has a solution to your problem. Do not disturb allows you to play games without worrying about notifications or accidentally pressing the home button. The secure box is a password-protected space for files that you want to keep safe. There are customizable gestures which can we assign to different functions or apps [Music] for battery life. The OnePlus5 is much better than last year’s model when it comes to web browsing and video use.
The five and a half inch AMOLED display has a full-HD resolution along with good brightness and decent sunlight legibility plus is the amazingly deep black. You get the option of accurate color rendering as there’s a cold-warm slider too and auto night mode changes the color temperature based on the time of day as well as the level of ambient light and then there’s a reading mode that uses grayscale and adjust the brightness making reading easier like on a Kindle.
Talking about the software the smartphone comes with company’s Oxygen OS that features Google Pixel-like app drawer which can be accessed from any window without going back to the home screen. The fingerprint sensor has a similar placement as the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The device is the slimmest OnePlus flagship at 7.2mm thickness which will feel even slimmer due to the curved edges of the devices.
All in all, it’s one of the best smartphones to come in 2017 and if you are looking for some really good specs along with a feel good phone, easy to handle and super design, you mustn’t miss this new creation of OnePlus. A lot cheaper than, say Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7, and providing with some appreciable features, I would place it on the top of my list.
Prices of One Plus 5
- One Plus 5 6/64GB – Rs. 32,999.
- One Plus 5 8/128GB – Rs. 37,999.
You can purchase One Plus 5 directly from here after its launch.
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