5 Tremendous Features We Love From OnePlus 5T
OnePlus has officially unveiled the update to its 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5T. There are several new things that the enthusiast-friendly brand have introduced, but more importantly, there are several new things that they’ve kept. The result is a sensible refresh that’s ultimately deserving of the “T” appended to the name of an already impressive flagship.
It has a bigger and better display
The OnePlus 5T sports a bigger 6-inch 1080p AMOLED display that’s bright, crisp, and vivid. It also stretches to the far-edges of the device, which gives it a look that’s more time-appropriate, what with the bezel-less movement that the iPhone X brought into the mainstream. It’s a far from a perfect display, but it’s one that’s better than that of any sub-$500 smartphone.
Its fingerprint sensor is placed at the back of the phone, which is the only place where you should put a fingerprint sensor on a phone
OnePlus made a number of changes in its hardware design, chief among them is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. The 5T moved it from the front of the phone to the back, sitting it perfectly just above the middle where your finger naturally rests.
It has better cameras, even better in low-light performance
We obviously haven’t tested it out to be true, but based on paper alone, the OnePlus 5T supposedly has a significantly better camera. And it shows—visibly. The dual camera system at the rear of the phone protrudes quite generously, which is to be expected as it houses two 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras with a wide aperture of f/1.7. The 20-megapixel is designed to perform supremely under low-light conditions. No longer does its secondary camera aid with Portrait Mode, the effect is done completely with the software, similar to what the Google Pixel 2 does.
It has new features, chief among them is this thing called “Face Unlock”
For a $500 smartphone, you wouldn’t expect a mid-range flagship like OnePlus 5T to carry on a feature like Face Unlock, much less innovate on it. But believe when we say it does; initial testings prove that Face Unlock is promising, earning a mark that competes quite well with iPhone’s supposedly uber-robust Face I.D.
It’s still the same phone we knew and loved
Even if the OnePlus 5T introduces new features, it also keeps the ones that we’ve grown to love. First, the headphone jack, because duh. Second, the ticker, which gives you a quick access to sound profiles for your phone (I would take this over that pesky Bixby button any day). Thirdly, the thinking behind its conservative design both inside and outside the phone. It runs OxygenOS, which is a lightweight and high-functioning Android skin. It runs Android 7 out of the box, but we can expect an update very soon. It also sports a unibody metal design that’s bound to look familiar to anyone who’s seen/used a OnePlus device before. And finally, it still sells for under $500, which makes the above features doubly impressive.
We think the OnePlus 5 should be your next smartphone. It’s an inexpensive, functional, well-designed smartphone packaged in an experience that’s refreshing and familiar at the same time. It sells at $499 for the 64GB and $559 for the 128GB model. Here’s the full list of specs:
- 6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi
- 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz octa-core CPU
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64/128GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane storage
- 16MP Sony IMX 398 1.12?m, f/1.7 rear camera w/ dual LED flash
- 20MP Sony IMX 376K 1.0?m, f/1.7 rear secondary camera
- 16MP Sony IMX 371 1.0?m, f/2.0 front camera
- 4G LTE Cat 12
- MIMO 2×2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz
- Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD
- GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3 microphones w/ noise cancellation
- Dirac HD Sound
- OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 3,300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge
- 156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
- 162 g
- Anodized Aluminum
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