For anyone looking for an affordable flagship phone, you’ll definitely love the OnePlus 5 as it is a phone that is hard to dislike. It does not only work at a fast speed but has a good camera as well as excellent battery life.
Dual nanoSIM Slots
Instead of the usual spot for a SIM and a microSD card, the OnePlus 5 has two nanoSIM slots. This makes it the perfect travelling device as it supports for many of GSM and LTE bands.
Sleek and Lightweight
It is common for most smartphone companies to take inspiration from iPhone designs just like what OnePlus did for this phone, particularly the fingerprint sensor and the dual-camera. Wrapped in a sleek, anodized aluminium body, the OnePlus 5 is very much well-built. Compared to the other OnePlus phones, this is the thinnest flagship phone they have made and weight at 153 gram. The usual OnePlus features are added too such as the texture notification slider that allows users to swiftly jump between notification levels such as Priority and Do Not Disturb. On either side of the fingerprint-sensing home button, they act as the Back and Recent buttons which can be swapped according to your preference.
Running at 1080p with a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel in a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with no curves. Although the display might not be crisped as the Samsung Galaxy line, but the pixel density is sufficient as it works out to 401 PPI. Reading small text would not be a problem with this display. On top of that, the screen offers good brightness and can be seen under harsh outdoor light.
The top feature of the OnePlus 5 is hands down the two cameras on the rear. One camera has 16-MP paired with the sharp F1.7 lens, while the other boasts a 20-MP camera paired with an F2.6. Users are given the ability to get up-close and personal with the object or person they are shooting. Within the camera app, there is a portrait mode which allows users to select images with a blurred background to achieve the better-looking portrait photos.
Custom Version of Android
Running under a custom version of OnePlus’s Android version known as the Oxygen OS, it gives the OnePlus 5 an edge to its clean software. Nevertheless, it still runs on Nougat without being with a slight modification. You can still utilise the same notification system, similar launcher, same app drawer similar to what you see on the Google smartphones. The added advantage to the slight tweak is the features like reading mode which is rather useful.
Another important feature that most smartphones users are looking for is quick charge. On the OnePlus 5, the feature is known as dash charging and has drastically improved it compared to the older versions. The 3300mAh battery can be fully charged within an hour. Make sure to not lose the cable or the charger as it is needed for the dash charging.