The OnePlus 5 is preparing to launch. The device has been generating headlines across the internet – for both good and bad reasons. Today, we’re explaining top 5 things you might love about the new OnePlus 5.
5) Sturdy Build
The OnePlus 5 has a sturdy build design that feels good in your hands. The unibody aluminum frame looks kind of similar to the iPhone. Some of the unique features of the build include the curved antenna, which follows the contour of the phone from bottom to top – which is how the iPhone works as well. If you like your phone to have a sturdy, industrial-quality build, the OnePlus 5 may be the right choice for you.
4) Surprisingly Long Battery Life
The OnePlus 5 doesn’t have spectacular battery life, but it’s certainly above average. The combination of the new SoC and the 1080p display gives the OnePlus 5 an average battery life of 6 or 7 hours of screen-time in a single day. If you need a phone that lasts through your work day without charging, then the OnePlus 5 may be the right choice for you. And even when the battery does run out, users enjoy fast charging.
3) The Tech Specs
At this price range, you don’t expect these tech specs. Here are some of the key tech specs you need to know about the OnePlus 5:
RAM: 6 to 8GB, depending on your version
SoC: Snapdragon 835
Storage Space: 64 to 128GB
Display: 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED
Battery: 3,300 mAh
2) Oxygen OS
When the OnePlus lineup of smartphones initially launched, the company had partnered with Cyanogen to place the popular custom ROM on all smartphones. However, the deal with Cyanogen, Inc. has broken down, and OnePlus phones now come shipped with Oxygen OS, an Android ROM.
The version of Oxygen OS used in the OnePlus 5 is a modified version of Android 7.1. If you didn’t like the first version of Oxygen OS, then you’ll probably notice plenty of improvements in the latest version. The latest version is getting rave reviews across the internet, with many reviewers calling it one of the best Android ROMs available today.
Ultimately, Oxygen OS doesn’t try to reinvent Android. The interface will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s used other Android devices. But overall, Oxygen OS is very much a reason to love the OnePlus 5.
1) The Price
Price has always been a major selling feature with the OnePlus 5. The smartphones cater to the market of users who want flagship level quality, but don’t want to pay for a flagship device. With the OnePlus 5, users enjoy similar tech specs to many flagships, but at a significantly cheaper price:
64GB Version: $479
128GB Version: $539
As you’ll learn below, the only “downside” to this low price is the camera, which is still better than most smartphone cameras you see in this price range.
Ultimately, the value is the number one reason to love the OnePlus 5.
2 Things to Hate About the OnePlus 5
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows with the OnePlus 5. The smartphone has a few downsides. Two of the most important things you need to know about the OnePlus 5’s downsides include:
It’s Not Water-Resistant
We live in a world where most smartphones – even the iPhone – are designed to be water-resistant. The OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone, but it’s not water-resistant.
It Has Average Camera Quality
The camera has never been flagship-quality on the OnePlus lineup of phones. The OnePlus 5 undoubtedly has a good camera – but it’s not as good as the quality you see on today’s flagships. You can expect better quality than the OnePlus 3, but not quite as good as the S8 and other modern flagships. If you plan on taking lots of low light photographs, then you’ll notice the OnePlus 5’s camera lags behind modern smartphones.
Ultimately, the OnePlus 5 continues to uphold the company’s reputation as a “flagship killer”. If you want a flagship-like device at a reasonable price, the OnePlus 5 is one of the best options you can buy today.