OnePlus 5 Review

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Make sure you read until the end of this article to get the idea wether you should buy OnePlus 5 or not, and to get my opinion on OnePlus 5 disadvantage and/or advantages!

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June 2017


9.5 ⭐️ out of 10!

OnePlus 5 is latest launch in smartphone market from OnePlus,
Though many peoples compare it like OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 plus, but we won't do it, yeah, we will not!

Because I believe every phone has it's own advantages, features and importance!

Announced2017, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2017, June
Dimensions154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm (6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 in)
Weight153 g (5.40 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~73.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
 - Oxygen OS
OSAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 540
Card slotNo
Internal64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM
PrimaryDual 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm, phase detection autofocus, 1.6x optical zoom, dual-LED flash
Features1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm @ 16MP & 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.0 µm @ 20MP, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
Secondary16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR
Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Dirac HD sound
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
 - Fast battery charging (Dash Charge)
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
 Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
ColorsMidnight Black, Slate Gray

Beside of this specifications, read this highlights on few best features of OnePlus 5;

📦 Box Contents:

1. OnePlus 5 with Pre-Applied Screen Protector.
2. Dash Charge Adapter.
3. USB Type C Cable (USB to Type C).
4. Sim Card Ejector Tool.
5. User Manual.
6. A message from company Co-founder Carl Pei.
7. Some OnePlus stickers.

Launch and price 
This, 2017 is truly a best time to launch OnePlus 5, world is going through a digital era and technology is over taking all tasks in life and the peopels are craving for more and more powerful smartphones, they've also a good choices to choose from!
OnePlus is probably a top option and price of 32,000₹ Also make OnePlus 5 to be in the centre of attraction !


I remember the time when I bought my first ever smartphone, Nokia 2700 with a primary camera of 2 MegaPixels &  now a days the smartphone comes with 2 cameras😋.
This is revolutionary!

OnePlus 5 has a dual primary camera features with 20 MP + 16 MP to capture as best as a smartphone can capture!

Also a 64 /128 GB inbuilt memory allow to take shots countinuesly but NO MICRO SD card makes it difficult if you're traveling & you've no alternate device to share captured moments :(👎

It we talk about selfi from Front camera,
I'm a blogger and to make videos sometimes, I use primary camera of 8MP my iPhone 5S!
Surprisingly OnePlus 5 has 16 MP Front camera, for the ultra sharp selfies!

Even we can compare some DSLR vs OnePlus 5 camera for its blurred background feature and all..
So all I believe is this ones the best camera phone right now to buy! 


What you expect from 6 GB / 8 GB RAM!
Yes! Super fast tasks without lagging!
Latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat let you allows you to enjoy almost all features of google play services and gives you a smooth experience!
With 64 GB / 128 GB RAM which is enough if you're the person who satisfies with the best!
(Some peopels just don't like anything, they're naturally awkward )

Well, the 6GB RAM is more than enough, the 8GB RAM is a just marketing strategy to grab more attention on their 128GB model, The memory module they used are same and carry the same read/write and copy speed. Hence the performance is same for the both devices.

You get 52GB user available memory on the 64GB variant and 111GB on the 128GB variant.

The screen of 5.5" is also the best one you can have with Optic AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixels with Corning gorilla Glass 5 protections. 
The viewing angels are quite nice & with 401 Pixels per inch, HD Videos or games are fun to play !

The oneplus 5 comes with a non removable 3300 mAh battery,
And the USP is DashCharging which gives you long lasting 8* hours of usage time with just 30 Minutes of charging!

We'll soon unbox and Review OnePlus 5 & as we received the same query from almost every emails from our readers, we'll Surely make give you our honest Reveiw on battery and overall performance on OnePlus 5!

 Price and finale Verdict

Due to the use of latest technology, features That suits 2017, and a price 32000₹ which makes sense, OnePlus 5 is a must buy smartphone RIGHT NOW,
It's exclusive available on Amazon and you can also add an additional 1 year extra service with 1999₹ !

In the end,
For Peoples who compare OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 plus,
"Go & Buy OnePlus 5" 
Because every shiny thing isn't gold always  ;) 

The Goods vs The Bads
👍 The Good:
+ Build quality, this phone has awesome build quality and beautiful metal construction with the equal weight distribution like old generation's 3 and 3T.
+ It looks good in the hand, gives an illusion of iPhone 7 Plus but feels better in hand with iPhone 7 Plus.
OnePlus 5 gets charged 10% to 70% within an hour with it's Dash Charge. All heat dash charge keep in it and it has the ability to keep OnePlus 5 temperatures low even while fast charging, it is the new charging standard OnePlus created last for mobile industries.

+ Latest lighting fast Snapdragon 835 10nm processor which is 27% faster while consuming 40% less energy, with the overall size being 30% smaller than the previous generation's Snapdragon 820/821.
+ Fast 64/128GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE Storage with read & write speed of ~500MB/s & 250MB/s which is 87% faster than compared to old eMMC 5.0 and these are one of the fastest memory modules for smartphones (Faster the memory, lesser the loading and launching time of the apps).
+ 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM is also smaller and more power efficient than the previous generation's LPDDR4 RAM.
+ One of the fastest fingerprint sensors in smartphones to date which is embedded in a touch home button.
+ All front 16MP and the rear 16MP+20MP camera are Sony sensors and are the best in the class, no shutter lag and takes good pictures in daylight even low light performance is not too bad. With this dual camera system, you can get DSLR like (blur effect/bokeh) photos. Overall great camera experience.
+ NFC Support, I mostly use it to connect my camera to mobile.
+ Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX & aptX HD Bluetooth Audio Codecs support.
+ The audio output is good, loud and clear tested with Sony XB70AP wired earphones, Bluedio T2 Bluetooth headphones and Moto Deck wireless speakers.
+ Speaker located at the bottom so no matter how OnePlus 5 lays it isn't blocked. speaker volume is good but not excellent like OnePlus 2 but better than the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and iPhone 7s plus which cost twice of it.
+ Good battery backup with the 3300mAh battery just you need to tweak it a bit.
+ Bundled charger and cable quality are awesome. No compromise is done with them.
+ Oxygen OS is lightweight and butter smooth. Network speed monitor, Vibration patterns, sRGB display mode, Smart Wi-Fi Switcher, Cool gesture control with additional three new gestures, you can also customize these gestures to launch your fav app quickly, game mode and reading mode are now part of new Oxygen OS and all of these are extremely useful features.
+ It has the headphone jack.
+ Assembled in India.

👎 The Bad:

- OnePlus is investing too much in advertising and sponsored posts on the internet, and the result is here the price is now no more budget friendly like it used to be with OnePlus 1, 2, X and 3. IMHO now it comes with a premium price tag although it is still cheaper than all flagships that carry same specs.
- Design, they just copied iPhone 7 Plus design. I accept that today almost every phone looks alike because of curved shape but they don't just copy the design, look at huwai dual camera setup, Mi's dual camera setup, LG's dual camera setup and then iPhone 7 Plus and Oneplus 5's camera setup and antenna lines.
- Not even bezel-less, Not even 2k display in 2017's flagship. They used the same OnePlus 3/3T display module with OnePlus 5.
- No FM, No IR Blaster, today almost all phones packed with this feature but I don't know why flagships devices like OnePlus 5, Samsung S8 does not have it.
- No OIS, this camera doesn't have OIS and even NO EIS for 4k video recordings although they are working on it, maybe in future, we will get EIS for 4k in updates.
- No dual tone flash. It has only single LED flash.
- No native video calling support for 4G and 3G.
- Although it has new smaller and power efficient 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM but the copy speed of this RAM is just half of the previous generation's OnePlus 3/3T's 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. I tested it with A1 SD Bench and results were OnePlus 5 6GB/8GB at ~7000MB/s and OnePlus 3/3T at ~12000MB/s. OnePlus 5's RAM speed is slower than the most flagship devices in the market.
- The Oxygen OS is a bit buggy for this device for now but things will become good by time.
- The very delicate device, dropping it once will break it as the glass has no frame around it to protect.
- The headphone jack is still on the bottom which is really something not in trend and it makes trouble in holding the device in one hand when earphones are plugged.
- No wireless charging.
- Now the Accidental Damage Protection is FREE only if you open a Kotak 811 account, if you already have one then you are not eligible for the FREE Accidental Damage Protection.
- The midnight black colour is exclusively available with only 8GB RAM and 128GB internal variant.
- Playing with emotions of many customers who blindly trust benchmark numbers by Cheating with the benchmarks.
- The new Dash Charge adapter is very big, I think it is the biggest that comes with any smartphone.
- Bad after sales services.

Tips for OnePlus 5 

Battery Saving Tip:

1. OnePlus 5 has an Optic AMOLED display so keeping the black color on the screen will save OnePlus 5's battery life. So make a black wallpaper and use dark mode. Additionally, you can install substratum and InversionUI to change everything in black from the play store if you have rooted your device.
2. Install and use greenify, people think there is no use of greenify as there is doze mode in Android M but Doze doesn't do anything while your device is in use, whereas Greenify can happily hibernate non-essential apps and boost battery performance.

Performance Tweak:
Go to phone Settings > About Phone > Hit "Build number" 7 times > back to Settings > Developer Options here change animations speed to .5x from 1x or turn them completely off.

Issues & Fixes:
1. Camera shutter sound is not getting turn off. Wait for the update.
2. Facing jelly scrolling effect? According to OnePlus the effect is normal.
3. OTG not working. To fix this is to jump into Settings > Advance and from here enable OTG Storage.
4. Getting high pitch noise while calling. Open Phone App > hit the three dot > Settings > Call Settings > From here turn off the noise cancellation.

Screen Protection:
OnePlus 5 has a curved 2.5D display because of that no tempered glass will completely cover it and tempered glass those cover it completely have no glue middle of them at the screen area, in this case, you there will be a rainbow effect due to gape between the screen and the tempered glass. Most of the covers will also peel off these full tempered glass so I would recommend you to not buy them.
I personally use the no tempered on this mobile, the pre-applied screen protector is good enough to take care of scratches. I will apply another good quality screen protector(not tempered glass) in one or two months.

FREE Accidental Damage Protection:
You get accidental and Liquid Damage Protection insurance worth Rs.2000 FREE on opening a Kotak 811Account(to be activated within 15 days) to activate it just follow these steps:
Install the Kotak 811 App and Open your 811 DO mention promo code Ref as ONEPLUS and transfer 1000 rupees in that account to be eligible for the offer. Now install OnePlus Care app and apply for the insurance with the required details.

Dash Charging:
Dash charge only works with the bundled Dash Charge Adapter and the Cable, if you are not using one of them or both then Dash Charge will not work. In other words, Dash Charge works with only bundled Dash Charge Adapter and the Cable.

Current While Charging:
Some users may feel electric shock/mild vibrating sensation while charging, which is completely normal. This is known as "current leakage", and is usually caused by the device being grounded differently than your body is. It happens with many devices like laptops, mobiles, etc. It mostly happens devices with the metal frame. OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3/3T both have solid metal construction so using a case will fix the issue.

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