The brand new flagship of the fourth major Chinese phone company is OnePlus 5 which launched in June this year. It sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920. It is simply a stunner which is currently giving any flagships phone a fight and that too with less than couple hundred of dollars. It is quite popular in the market for its reputations and brand value.
The thing which powers this beast is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 1.9GHz and is octa-core. This high-end processor also helps to charge the battery faster and with Adreno 540 it can run any game with high graphics with ease. For internal storage, you will be getting 64GB which is huge considering as a phone but the thing is you can’t expand that. They have two versions one is of 64 GB storage with 6 GB of RAM, another one of 8GB Ram and 128GB storage for power users. As per the OS, it comes with the latest Android 7.1.1. Another thing for critics is that it comes with almost no bloatware. The dimension is 154.20 x 74.10 x 7.25 which makes it quite handy and the 153 grams weight makes it easy to carry. It is supports dual sim with LTE support so you don’t have to compromise like other high-end phones being stuck with one single sim. It has all the other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, NFS, Bluetooth and it has all important sensors like Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Let’s talk about the camera especially as they have improved so much in this section. Now your favorite phone will sport a dual camera like others and even with better features and quality. You can shoot artsy portraits with this 20-megapixel rear camera. The front one is a 16-megapixel shooter. You don’t have to worry about grains and noise in your night pictures they are giving you f1.7 which is even better than Google Pixel’s f2.0. The white balance, saturation, and HDR were made more accurate so that there is no greenish hue at low light pictures. With the sensor size of 1/2.8″ and 1.12 µm for the 16 MP one and 1/2.8″ sensor size and 1.0 µm for the 20MP makes it one of the best mobile cameras available in the market right now. You can also shoot at 4K with 30fps at max and 1080p at 30 or 60fps.
And all these things are powered by a 3300 mAh lithium battery.
But here are two things that they missed this time. One is they don’t have any special water protection and the other one is it still doesn’t support wireless charging like Samsung’s flagships. Let’s see some of the pros and cons at a glance
• Light weight and ergonomic design
• Powerful primary camera
• Powerful processor and good ram management
• Charges fast with DASH charging technology
• The display is a bit dull for high-intensity sunlight
• No 4k stabilization while recording
• Doesn’t support wireless charging.
For the pricing part, the grey one with 6G of RAM will cost you $479 and the 8GB one will sell for $539. So if you are a power user it won’t let you down at any aspect.