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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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posted on 05 Jul 2017, 05:48 1

1. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 May 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

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 06:23

5. adi90 (Posts: 554; Member since: 21 Dec 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.

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 05:50 1

2. Hallyu (Posts: 720; Member since: 21 Jul 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!

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 11:25 2

9. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

Get some cerelac

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 15:10 1

10. Pippoffside (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jul 2017)

lol nice one

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 04:19 1

12. dampv (Posts: 22; Member since: 06 Oct 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+

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 05:58 2

3. pacattack81 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Dec 2016)

Forgot to include their phones have the jelly effect when scrolling because they needed to invert the screen to make room for the dual camera. They may or may not be able to fix it with a software update.

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 09:11 1

8. miketer (Posts: 269; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)

And there's no way that they didn't know about it during testing. They planned to try their luck with the consumers.

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 06:05

4. you_sukk_it (Posts: 133; Member since: 11 Apr 2017)

10 key takeaways (failures)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 08:27 2

7. Soundjudgment (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 07:16

6. diggie32 (banned) (Posts: 388; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2017, 20:40

11. ibend2 (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)

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

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