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OnePlus 5T Review

Date : 2018-01-01
Author : Sahil Kukreja


The OnePlus 5 was one of the most eagerly awaited smartphones of the year, and the same can be said of its successor the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T was announced on the 16th of November 2017 and went on sale on the 21st of November 2017. The phone doesn’t bring any significant changes, in fact, it is only a minor upgrade on the original OnePlus 5, but hey it is an updated version none the less. And right on timekeeping holiday season in mind. OnePlus would be hoping the OnePlus5T does well over the Christmas period. The OnePlus 5T has a visibly bigger screen than the 5 with the display now a full 6 inches. This makes the older version which was 5.50 inches well, a little small. The resolution offered on the new OnePlus 5T is an original 1080 pixels x 2160 pixels which means you get a PPI of about 401 pixels per inch, which isn’t bad at all. Powering the OnePlus 5T is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which means you can effortlessly multitask on your phone. It also comes with 8GB of RAM which is equal to or more than most laptops and has 64GB of internal storage. The one downside of the internal storage is that it cannot be expanded. One would expect OnePlus to have added expandable memory to the 5T but for some reason, they haven’t.

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The second aspect of the OnePlus 5T that is different from its predecessor is the camera. Now with the increase in screen size and the added pixels, the OnePlus 5T comes with three cameras. The front camera is unchanged with the 5T packing the same 16-megapixel front camera. And another 16-megapixel primary shooter at the back but this one comes with a full aperture. The secondary camera at the end is a new 20-megapixel camera with a different aperture lens. f/1.7 aperture lens to be precise. So the camera is a minor upgrade over the previous phone's camera but a definite improvement. The 5T comes with Android 7.1 although it should have come running Android Oreo right from the get-go, so that is another factor that goes against the 5T. It is powered by a non-removable 3300mAh battery which can last the day rather quickly. It also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display case, so your screen is as hard as a rock, well not really but that is pretty sturdy. The rest of the specs are somewhat generic, it comes with dual Sim capability and accepts nano Sim. Connectivity options on the OnePlus 5T include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. The onboard sensors on the 5T include compass magnetometer, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gyroscope.

So the OnePlus 5T is pretty much the same as the OnePlus 5, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing though because the OnePlus 5 is also still a very new phone and one of the best flagship phones out there. The people who want a minor upgrade over that can go for the more modern OnePlus 5T. That being said. However, the 5T does have its drawbacks, as pointed earlier launching at this time the 5T should have come with Android Oreo from the start but instead, people using the 5T will have to wait months for the update that does not work in favour of the phone. The other significant negative aspect of the phone is that it does not come with a MicroSD slot, so the memory isn’t expandable. 128GB is all you get. Now that is a lot, but a lot of people would prefer the option of expandable memory. The other thing that would bug people would be no stereo speakers but that is something most people would be willing to gloss over, and the camera could have been better. Overall the OnePlus 5T looks like an excellent value for money Flagship phone, and it is safe to say that OnePlus have got another hit when it comes to the OnePlus 5T. We would recommend getting it as a beautiful Christmas gift for you.

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