OnePlus 5 review: 10 key takeaways

The OnePlus 5 is a nearly $500 phone that shoots for the stars... the stars being Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxies.

It offers a dual camera system, the fastest performing chip on Android, and an... interesting new design.

In many ways, this latest OnePlus 5 is an evolution over the OnePlus 3T and the 3: it does not make any tectonic shifts to the software experience, or anything else, but slowly builds up upon a successful formula. We've lived with the phone for a couple of weeks now and we have the detailed review here. If you want a short and easier-to-digest slideshow summing up all that you should know about the OnePlus 5, though, look right above.

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  • 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. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

My only problem with 1+5 is small screen, wrong resolution for flagship. I think 1+ need to use 6" & 2K/QHD screen. 5.5" & FHD = not flagship

5. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

1+5 is meant to provide flagship level specs and not to be a flagship itself. Oneplus do not use flagship killer for 1+5. It does provide flagship level specs in some categories.

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Wrap up: This phone is a pure waste of money for a flagship lover. Sorry to hurt delusional 1+ minions. Just cry me a river and go get yourself a true premium flagship aka Samsung Galaxy S8, problem solved!

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Get some cerelac

10. Pippoffside

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

lol nice one

12. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Former 1+3T user for 4 months. Couldnt agree with you more. Changed to P10Plus and I am happy with it. No bugs/issues/signal lost/overheat/jelly effect or what so ever. Even Xiaomi make better phone than 1+

4. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

10 key takeaways (failures) 1-overpriced 2-clone design-which is ugly btw 3-just FHD not QHD. 4 years now with the same regurgitated screen 4-lying regarding benchmarks 5-lying regarding 2x zoom 6-jelly scrolling 7-no OIS , makes video capture unbearable to look at 8-no water resistance 9-no sd card slot 10-garbage phone which is no flagship killer

7. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

11-Left/Right Microphones are reversed in landscape-mode.

6. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

The only thing on this list should be jelly scrolling. OnePlus deserves nothing but this to be hammered until they fix it.

11. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"chepest phone to ship with Snapdragon 835" no it isn't

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