What you need to know about the OnePlus 5 phone

OnePlus on Thursday officially launched OnePlus 5, their premium flagship smartphone.

A statement from the Founder and CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau, says :

The OnePlus 5 showcases our obsessive attention to detail and our focus on delivering the best user experience possible.We have applied this approach to all aspects of the OnePlus 5. For example, the dual camera provides some of the clearest photos in the smartphone market today and gives users more control to take stunning photos in all conditions.

A brief overview of specifications

CPU, Memory and Storage

OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor. The top-tier model, comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, making this phone significantly snappier than the other Android phones in the market today. With up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OnePlus 5 can run a large number of apps in the background without a single second of lag. The OnePlus 5 also supports 34 GSM network bands, to cater to the needs of a global audience.


With 20MP+16MP primary dual camera and 16MP front facing camera, OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today. As per Brian Yoon, Design Director at OnePlus, the two lenses help the OnePlus camera capture more details and also better detect depth similar to how two human eyes do the same for humans.

“A tailor-made 16 MP sensor is supported by a 20 MP sensor with a telephoto lens to accurately determine the distance between the sensor and objects in the environment. A large f/1.7 aperture allows for faster snaps and helps compensate for stuttering to improve image stabilization”, Brian added.

In an effort to bridge the gap between DSLR and phone cameras, OnePlus offers a feature called Pro Mode. With Pro Mode, smartphone users can make use of DSLR-like features such as ISO, white balance, shutter-speed, focus and exposure modification, as well as on-screen histogram and RAW image file support for complete control of post-shot editing.

Operating System

The OS of OnePlus 5, OxygenOS, is designed to refine stock Android’s core functionalities with features and optimizations that add value to the user experience. New updates to the OnePlus 5 include Reading Mode, which utilizes an ambient sensor and gray-scale mapping to make reading as comfortable as reading an actual book.

Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode allows users to play their favorite games without being disrupted by notifications or accidental hardware button presses.

Miscellaneous Features

Additional features include, dash charge, which gives users a day’s power in half an hour of charging and Fingerprint scanner. The phone also includes a PayTm Quick pay feature.

Other Specifications

Display 5.5-inch AMOLED
1920 x 1080 resolution
401 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 6/8 GB
Storage 64/128 GB
UFS 2.1 2-lane
Battery 3,300 mAh
Ports USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
3.5 mm headphone jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD

On the flip side, OnePlus 5 is not water resistant and also it doesn’t have provision for adding extra storage with microSD.


The price of 6 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage model is US $479 and that of 8 GB RAM / 128 Storage model is US $ 539.



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