OnePlus 5 Review and Specifications

oneplus 5

OnePlus is a Chinese company founded in 2013 to produce premium smartphones. Among which Oppo and Vivo are the company’s other productions. This flagship, OnePlus 5 has been designed so that it can be said as a super-specced midrange handset. This handset starts from Rs.30,900 (approximately $480) with 6GB RAM and 68GB of storage.

This handset is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. The camera of this smartphone is the best ever that cannot be found in any other smartphones of this range. And what do you the pixel range of the camera would be? It a total of 52-megapixels for all the three cameras. Thinking where might be the three cameras in the flagship? Well! OnePlus 5 is packed with a dual-lens rear camera and a selfie camera at the front.

The same flagship comes with another combo of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This flagship costs Rs.34,790 (approximately $540). OnePlus is growing up in quality and hence its price. The development and improvement in the OnePlus 5 have divorced from its predecessors. This design of OnePlus 5 looks like OnePlus 3 flagship put on an iPhone 7 Plus. The OnePlus 5 is almost the same proportion as the before versions.

But there is a minor difference between these two i.e., the screen size. The screen size of the OnePlus 5 is 5.5 inches which seem not less than the iPhone 7 Plus. It is almost a smaller iPhone 7 Plus that runs an Android.

Design and Features:

design and features

The OnePlus 5 has come with more rounded edges and curved antenna lines. It almost seems like a bezel-less smartphone. All the physical features of this smartphone will be familiar and easy to use for iPhone users. It packs with it dual-camera module, microphone, and LED flash. Also, the power button and the volume button are placed same as on the iPhone. The selfie camera is fixed around the front same as on the iPhone 7 Plus.

And the bezels of this smartphone are also identical to that of an iPhone and the home button on the front serves as a fingerprinter sensor. The screen is large but is not as uneasy to carry as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Although, the same advanced display technology is absent with the OnePlus 5 but holds more than good AMOLED display. It can be operated single-handed except the smartphone requires a more grippy texture on the matte rear cover.

The power button is more responsive than any other smartphone of this range. The power button is the first thing that gets the user an impression on the smartphone. And no doubt the home button fingerprint scanner is as fast as 0.2 seconds and more accurate to display the screen.

The fingerprint sensor is now packed with a ceramic cover and the camera lens is packed with a sapphire glass. The notification LED and the capacitive key backlights are perfectly disguised so that they remain invisible when inactive.


The smartphone is available in two combo packs one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the other with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Both of these are packed with a Snapdragon 835 processor having a really impressive responsiveness. Unlike the other smartphones with the same processor, OnePlus 5 is fluid but doesn’t scream speed and swiftness.


OnePlus 5 camera

The OnePlus 5 uses a higher-resolution 16-megapixels Sony sensor with a wide angle f/1.2 lens and 20-megapixels with a f/2.6 telephoto lens. The main and the second camera lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and produces soft images as a result. But the second camera is sometimes worse than the main camera. The images result in graininess and color noise from the telephoto shooter in low light. Images appear flat, losing all the subtle detail and color gradations that go into making a photo feel realistic.

Ports and buttons:

ports and buttons of oneplus 5

OnePlus 5 has a 3.5 headphone jacks at the bottom of the smartphone. Along with which, there are a speaker and a USB-C port for connecting the charging to charge the phone battery. Also, there is a microphone at the bottom of the phone. There is a quick responsive power button on the right side of the mobile phone. And the left side consists of a volume up and down buttons to vary the volume for the phone. The home button has a built-in fingerprint sensor.


The theme of speed with the OnePlus 5 is extended by the Dash Charge charger in the box. Dash Charge is OnePlus’ proprietary fast-charging system that debuted with the OnePlus 3 last year. And thanks to the battery, it takes just half an hour to charge up the battery to a maximum extent. And it takes less than an hour to charge the battery completely to 100 percent. The battery capacity of this smartphone is 3,300 mAh which has improved 20 percent more than its predecessor.

This is all about OnePlus 5 that has all its features and specs improved compared to its predecessor OnePlus 3. Hope, this smartphone will be your next thing to own and to be added to your cart.

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