OnePlus 5: All You Need To Know

People know Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus for its value-for-money smartphones. It isn’t easy for a new manufacturer to carve a space for itself. But OnePlus has been doing most things right to grab the attention of millions of people around the world. The company has a few stunning phones already in its portfolio. Now, the Chinese brand has launched its next flagship smartphone. Read on to know the latest on OnePlus 5 price in India, launch date, specifications, and features

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 Price in India

Price Rs 32,999

The OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 32,999. While the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant costs Rs 37,999. Comparatively, the OnePlus 5 costs just Rs 3,000 more than the OnePlus 3T.

At this price point, the OnePlus 5 is among the most inexpensive smartphones to sport bleeding edge hardware. Some of the phone’s competitors (price wise) will include Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Below are the prices of all these phones:

Apple iPhone 6 Rs 36,990
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Rs 34,900

Before you think of saying anything about these phones, do note that these phones are still quite powerful. At the time of their launch, each phone had the best hardware and software that was available at that time.

OnePlus 5 Availability

Launch Date 22nd June 2017

OnePlus was launched at an event held in Mumbai. The new smartphone will go on sale in India from 4.30PM today via Amazon India website.

Also Read: OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 5 Specs

Processor 1.9 GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5.5-inch full HD, AMOLED, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Oxygen OS
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual camera setup (16MP + 20MP) with flash
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Battery 3300mAh with fast charging
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The OnePlus 5 offers specs that seem too good to be true at its price point. The company claims that not using traditional marketing channels helps it saving costs and passing them to users. OnePlus 5 is one of the first smartphones to come to India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The OnePlus 5 also gets an upgrade in terms of an extra RAM option. However, the 8GB RAM seems like an overkill. We will have to wait and see how the device performs in real world situations. The new smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen OS on top.

OnePlus 5 Camera

OnePlus 5

While the OnePlus 3T came with a single 16MP rear camera, the OnePlus 5 comes with a dual camera setup. It combines a 16MP lens (f/1.7 aperture) with a 20MP telephoto one to produce images with better depth of field. The company claims that the new handset comes with better image stabilization feature too.

OnePlus has a history of coming up with decent cameras. The OnePlus 3/3T came with quite good cameras. With a software fix, the OnePlus 2 clicked nice photos too. So, unless we can test the camera of this phone, we will reserve our judgment in this department.

Also Read: OnePlus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs LG G6 Comparison: Which Phone is Better?

OnePlus 5 Battery

The new handset is backed by a 3,300mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the 3,400mAh on OnePlus 3T. However, OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 5 actually lasts 20 percent longer than the OnePlus 3T, thanks to hardware and software optimizations. OnePlus utilizes Dash Charging. The OnePlus 3/3T do not overheat with Dash Charging. This is yet another advantage OnePlus phones have over their rivals.

OnePlus 5 Features

  • Metal construction
  • Rounded Curves
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Snapdragon 835 Chip
  • 8GB RAM
  • AMOLED display
  • Dual Camera Setup
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Dash Charging
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB Type-C
  • Reading mode
  • Gesture controls
  • Two color options

The new smartphone comes with some new features such as a reading mode and new gesture controls. The sleek looking handset resembles the iPhone 7 Plus. The OnePlus 5 features metal unibody design with rounded edges and corners. Also, the antenna bands are less visible than its predecessors. It measures 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25mm and weighs 153g. The fingerprint scanner is integrated into the home button. The OnePlus 5 comes in two color options – Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

Also Read: OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi 6

Conclusion

The OnePlus 5 scores big in the value-for-money department. Going by how great previous OnePlus smartphones have done in the market, expect the OnePlus 3/3T successor to be no less. We will get a better look at its capabilities once we get out hands on the new ‘flagship killer’ device. Are you excited about the new OnePlus 5 handset? Did the new OnePlus smartphone meet your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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