OnePlus 5 smartphone for $459.99

OnePlus is by no means an unknown brand, and with the latest model, the OnePlus 5, the Chinese attack again the Korean and American competition. It again offers a very good equipment, is however also the most expensive cell phone of the manufacturer so far.OnePlus 5 Smartphone FrontBack

Display 5.5 inch AMOLED 1080p (Full HD) 401ppi
Processor Snapdragon 835 octa core with up to 2.45GHz
Graphics chip Adreno 540
Random access memory 6 / 8GB
Internal memory 64 / 128GB
Main camera Dual Camera, 16 / 20MP
Front camera 16MP
Battery pack 3300mAh
Connectivity FDD LTE: Band 1.3.7.20 (or more)
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Features
OS Android 7.0 nougat
Dimensions 15.27 x 7.47 x 0.73cm
Weight 153g
Release June 2017

Design

The design is strongly oriented on the iPhone 7, a similarity can not be dismissed from the hand. It has a rounded metal housing, the camera on the back hides in the upper, left corner. With just 7.3mm thickness, the OnePlus 5 – like the iPhone 7 – is very slim.

OnePlus 5 Smartphone Display

The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, which is to protect the smartphone effectively against scratches. It “should” also be waterproof, which OnePlus does not want to guarantee itself. Nevertheless, independent attempts show that the OnePlus 5 also briefly submerges unexpectedly.

Both connectors – the Type C USB slot and the headphone jack – are located on the bottom of the speaker.

Hardware

In the OnePlus 5, a Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm works. Its eight cores provide 1.9 and 2.45GHz (4/4). There are two versions, which differ again in memory. So the one model has 6GB RAM and 64GB available space, while the premium version is equipped with full 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) and 128GB of memory. At least the internal memory is also necessary, because there is no SD card slot and thus no way to expand the memory.

The 3300mAh battery has the company’s “Dash Charge” technology (5V/4A) to achieve a previously unachieved charging speed. In just over an hour, the battery should charge from 0 to 100%. However, you need the enclosed cable as well as mains adapter.

OnePlus 5 Smartphone Camera

The main camera on the back is a dual camera with two sensors with 16 or 20MP. As with the iPhone or other Chinese models such as the Xiaomi Mi 6 or the Honor 9, more beautiful photos and especially portrait mode with boke effect are possible. Videos can be recorded in 4K with 30fps or in Full HD with 60fps. The front camera also has a comparatively high resolution with 16MP.

Connectivity & Tools

The OnePlus 5 supports all the necessary LTE bands, also the infamous band 20. Fast, mobile Internet is therefore no problem. They had the latest Bluetooth and WLAN standards as well as GPS and GLONASS sensors.

OnePlus 5 smartphone connections

A slot for SD cards as mentioned does not, but a dual SIM slot for two nano-SIM cards. Accessories other than the cable and the power supply are not included, even if there is a wide range of protective covers available for OnePlus models.

Summary

On the paper, the OnePlus 5 reads quite well, especially the fast-charging battery and huge memory sound promising. In terms of hardware, the smartphone plays far up, and the full LTE support also meets a need of many potential buyers. Only the memory, which can not be expanded, is a small vermouth drop.

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