The OnePlus 5 could be the speediest smartphone of 2017
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 19:38
Freshly formalized, the OnePlus 5 has a data sheet worthy of the market leaders.
Early reviews of the OnePlus 5 have been flooding the internet since its announcement yesterday.
OnePlus 5 is finally here with us and as you may know, the phone is here to take the place of last year's OnePlus 3T, which was released in November. If you are keen to avoid a repeat of this "mistake", you'd be better off sticking around for a few more months with your current OnePlus 3/3T - or whatever OnePlus model you are using - and wait for the eventual release of the OnePlus 5T. Battery capacity is 3300 mAh. In fact, the two have the same 5.5-inch display screen, but the former is slightly thinner than the latter. OnePlus 3T owners looking for a radical redesign will not get it with the OnePlus 5. OnePlus 5 boasts of Qualcomm's latest mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 835. On the rear we find a dual camera setup courtesy of Sony. As for the front, the two are nearly identical.
Coming in with a 3400mAh battery unit, which was 400mAh more than what the OnePlus 3 came with, was a leading factor in many people's decision to buying the OnePlus 3T.
Both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T offer 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage options, but for the OnePlus 5, the 128 GB model is powered by 8 GB of RAM instead of the 6 GB of RAM found in the other version. The main camera of the OnePlus 5 loses optical image stabilization but retains the 16-megapixel resolution from the OnePlus 3T and improves to a faster f/1.7 lens. The biggest change on the OnePlus comes with its cameras.
Software-wise, the pair has the same OxygenOS and Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show, although the OnePlus 3T got this OS via an OTA update while its successor comes with the OS preinstalled.
Here is a quick getaway for you to differentiate OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5.
In a battle of specs, the new OnePlus 5 topples its predecessors. The base model is priced at $479.
For those living in the United Kingdom, and who are unwilling (or unable) to splash out £450 or more for the new OnePlus 5, you might be excited to learn that O2 has announced that it is exclusively offering the new 64GB Slate Grey variant on a monthly contract starting at £34 with an upfront cost of £9.99, giving you 500MB of data, and unlimited texts and calls. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.