OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.3 update promises to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues

OnePlus is quite fast when it comes to addressing bugs affecting its high-end smartphones. The same can't be said about its older OnePlus phones, which won't be getting any new major Android OS updates.

We reported earlier today that many OnePlus 5 owners complain of Wi-Fi connectivity issues. It appears that when covering the antenna band on the top right with your hand (or a case), the Wi-Fi signal drops to just 2 bars while using the 2.4GHz band.

Reports about the issue started to pop up soon after OnePlus opened sales for its flagship killer, but the Chinese company had already released a first update that many thought it would address the Wi-Fi connectivity problem.

Well, it looks like OnePlus has just released a second update that's been specifically built to fix the Wi-Fi connectivity issue. OxygenOS 4.5.3 is now pushed OTA to all OnePlus 5 devices around the globe, and here is what's changed.

  • Expanded screenshot display issue;
  • Google Translate stutters;
  • Wi-Fi occasional drops;
  • System stability improvements;
  • Camera effect and stability enhancements;
  • Effects of auto-brightness adjustment;
  • Accuracy of data usage statistics.

One other thing worth noting is that an issue is still affecting the OnePlus 5 on the T-Mobile network. It appears that T-Mobile customers in the U.S. can't use WeChat and Pokemon GO, so they will need to reconfigure their APN settings. More details about that can be found at the source link.

source: OnePlus

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. aegislash

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jan 27, 2015 least they're fixing it via an update, instead of just blaming the user and sending them a case to deal with it.

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 26, 2011

We shall see how it works out. If the users are noticing the wifi issue based on where they're holding the phone, there is a good possibility that it's a hardware design issue. (More reason why plastic phone is actually good for smartphones over the perceived quality of aluminum...)

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Exactly my thought. If it's happening with the fingers involved while holding the phone, it's more likely a hardware issue.

3. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

In before all the buyers remorse S8 owners who bash the OP5 to feel better. How do y'all make it through the day with skinned android and Samsung bloat? Yuk. Call yourself enthusiasts but use the same phone a grandma picks up when she gets a phone upgrade for her contract.

5. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

@diggie32, please read the REAL battery test on the gsmarena site or any other non iccra_ple site and that's how we manage through the day.


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha holding it wrong....blaming users for connectivity issues. Yes Apple is the worst company in history! At least OnePlus is not going down that road!

7. croques

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2017

This must be Fake News. I have a One plus 5. In the four days I have owned it, it has never suffered WiFi connectivity issues. Just now, as a check, I covered the antenna with my hand and the signal strength did not change. Click bait.

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