This time around the phone seems to take a lot of hints from iPhone design as well as hardware but retains brings its own flavor to this new design. Featuring a double camera sensor in the back, curved antenna lines, and smooth rounded edges makes the phone look a lot similar to the iPhone 7 Plus but there are definitely differences.
The camera is said to be even better with not only more megapixels (20+16) but also with huge investments in terms of software. To showcase this OnePlus had a super popular model Emily Ratajkowski take six instagram pictures. The OnePlus 5 also features a 16 megapixel selfie shooter.
In terms of other specs there's nothing out of the ordinary. You have Snapdragon 835 which powers the likes of Galaxy S8, the trademark 5.5 inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display, fingerprint sensor in the home button, as well as huge amounts of RAM. Actually there are two versions, one with 6 gigs of RAM (and 64 gigs of storage) and one with massive 8 gigs of LPDDR4X RAM (and 128 gigs of storage).
The OnePlus 5 also features Dash Charging that has been improved from previous iterations. It is faster than Galaxy S8 by a large margin and even the 3300 mAh battery has a 10% edge on the top competitor. A worthy accomplishment especially considering that the OnePlus 5 is only 7.25mm thick while Galaxy S8 is 8mm.
The company teased during the presentation about having removed the heaphone jack but this is of course not the case (phew!) as the company acknowledge that a huge majority of OnePlus customers want it in their device.
The prices are as follows: $479 for the 6GB/64GB Slate Grey version and $539 for 8GB/128GB Midnight Black version. To get discounts from accessories and faster shipping enter the Early Drop code "Clearer Photos" (without quotes) at the OnePlus.net store. The shipments start immediately.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 20 Jun 2017 13:14