OnePlus 5 Q&A: Ask us anything!

We are certain that by now, many of you have formed their opinion on the OnePlus 5, one of the more controversial handsets released in a while. Some love it, some hate it, but few in-between remain indifferent to it.

Boasting top of the line specs, OnePlus' latest flagship offering is once again aiming at the tiny niche that caters to the most tech-savvy Android users. Yet, unlike previous OnePlus releases, the OnePlus 5 is also vying to be more approachable by the regular consumer base.

Anyway, our review of the phone is up, but some of your questions might have remained unanswered. So, as we usually do with popular phones, we give you the chance to go ahead and ask us anything. We'd do our best to answer all of your queries in a separate post in a few days.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


12. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

PA: Ask us anything about OP5.... Q: Why it shamelessly copied iPhone 7 Plus? A: awaiting.....

13. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

f**k this POS phone. It offers almost nothing over the OP3T in real world use.

30. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Which one is hotter - Emily Ratajkowski or the 1+5

33. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

The S8 offers almost nothing over the S7, or even the S6, in real world use. The iPhone 7 doesn't offer much over the 6S in real world use. What was the point you were trying to make?

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

The display how well does it handle smudges? Is it oleophobic coated? Can it handle splashes?

3. vijayendra

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Is WiFi sucky like Oneplus 3 and 3T ?

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sucky? I hope not...but it does seem like there's a problem since they're sending a new fix.

17. vijayendra

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

I meant previously it didn't had MIMO and range was also not that good.

21. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

2x2 mimo wave 2

4. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Hi. What is the stand-by battery drain? In other words how much of battery charge OP5 will lose overnight with no wi-fi, location etc but just being connected to gsm network? This is important factor for those who don't use phone very actively and hope it will save battery charge for a long time.

5. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

How about durability of coating of the metal part of the device? Does it look / feel like paint might come off pretty soon because of contact with wet hands or fabric (being kept in pocket without any case) ?

6. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Does the display panel have Panel Self Refresh technology?

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Which OEM made the camera sensors, both front and rear?

9. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

How about some basic water resistance? I know it's not water resistant device, but say if used under heavy rain or accidentally dropped from hand in water and removed after 5-10 seconds - will it still work?

10. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

How is gsm signal perception compared with other metal, glass and all plastic devices (like Xperia X Compact) ? Does it feel like any weaker compared with non-metal smarphones?

11. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

How does it feel in a pocket? Can it be used decently with one hand? Can you give me one?

14. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Whats the audio quality compared with HTC 10, speaker and headphones?

15. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Today in India the price of Apple iPhone 7 (32GB) is about 43k, google pixel (32 gb) is about 44k. HTC 10 (32GB) is about 37k. And on occasions one can avail of some good discount on these prices. One+5 (64 gb) is 33. I have never seen One+ offering any discounts. Not sure why call it a flagship killer (anymore)!

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What's the question in that? And Indian prices aren't why it's called the flagship killer. The Oneplus 5 is several hundred dollars cheaper in the US where it's deemed as the killer. And btw, HTC 10 is last year's flagship which is why its price has dropped. Compare the price of the U11 with the OP 5 to see a difference. And for your knowledge, flagship killer (here) means to offer similar basic specs at a cheaper price. Oneplus 5 does just that. Even in India.

16. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

How much time does it exactly take to fully charge a op5 from nill?? Is it any better than Dash charge on op3T(not 3)??

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What type of Aluminium alloy is the chassis made of, series 6000 or the 7000? And does the build quality feel solid??

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Does the handset become hot after a 10-15 mins gaming session, playing heavy games like Asphalt 8/Modern Combat 5?

22. supernathan

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 20, 2017

How is the touch latency? Oneplus 3T is having this issue. Also, can you benchmark the touch latency with Pixel XL?

23. CoolTech4U

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Oneplus 5 camera can beat google pixel or iPhone 7 plus?

24. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

The woman in the picture is Emily Ratajkowski. You're welcome.

32. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Click bait for the guys! (Doubt she cares about One Plus)

25. starche

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

What about the main thing (in my opinion) of phone - screen? is it the same VERY DIM panel as OP 3/3T has?

26. wah000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

So, is DxO really involve with OP5's camera setup?

27. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Do you think that the hate this phone is getting is justified? I think it's still a value for money proposition

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