OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: Make the most of your flagship killer



OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the "Never Settle" slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.

At the time of writing, the handset isn't officially available anywhere outside of Asia, but many dedicated fans around the world already own or should expect their orders pretty soon, thanks to the "Early Drop" offer and many Pop-up events that the company held since announcement day. tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5! 

As such, let's take a deeper look at the 5 and its renovated Oxygen OS interface. Although OnePlus claims that the custom Android skin is "just as light and customizable as stock Android", there are some peculiarities which might be a bit confusing for people who are making the switch from another brand. If you happen to be upgrading from a previous OnePlus device and are familiar with the interface, we've also made sure to review all the new tweaks and features that you will find on the latest flagship model. Let's dig in!

OnePlus 5 general tips and tricks



OnePlus 5 camera tips and tricks


Now that we've covered the essential features, let's check out the camera app and its functionalities.


OnePlus 5 battery tips and tricks


Finally, here are a few tips and tricks for increasing the time between charges. Some of these include turning certain features off. If you feel like a certain method described here takes away anything you might need, just don't bother using it. 

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17 Comments

1. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"Flagship killer" yeah... ok...

2. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree If anyone thinks this is a flagship killer​ they need their brain checked out. Not saying it's not a good phone, just not a flagship killer

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

At its price point... it offers pretty much everything a flagship has minus the water resistance that everyone is putting in nowadays its a solid pick

8. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It doesnt have IP certification, wireless charging, doesnt use standard quick charge, no microsd slot, lower resolution screen, no iris scanner, doesn't record 4k, lower quality camera. It offers the same CPU as a flagship and more RAM, so you can have 30 apps opened at the same time instead of "just" 15. Thats it. At its price point, it's a solid pick. But maybe not even the best there. Definitely nowhere near "flagship killer".

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Doesn't record 4k? Go check again...it clearly does...but without proper stabilization. Doesn't use standard charging? I don't know what to say to you. You sound like one of those guys who would ride a Prius instead of a Mercedes given the choice to pick any. Lower quality camera? The camera is great, the software needs fixing. The rest are subjective... You're smoking some bad sh¡t...get off it.

10. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Quick charging is "dash charging" and uses proprietary oneplus tech/accessories only. It doesnt use the standard Qualcomm q.c 3.0 even though it had the SD835 in it. If you like proprietary, you must be a huge fan of apple and Sony. The oneplus 5 absolutely fails at 4k recording. Hence it doesnt do it. Just because a prius can go around a race track it doesnt mean it's a race car. The camera has ranked last in just about every test, and "the rest are subjective"? Really? It's just my opinion that the oneplus5 isnt waterproof or doesnt have microsd slot or wireless charging or has a lower resolution display, huh? That's brilliant. but youre a bing bang theory fan so one cant reasonably expect you to have much of an intelligence...

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Forger about the rest for now Lets talk about the charging. You're the first I've seen that is against dash charging...and I find that quite weird. So what if it's not according to Qualcomms protocol? It's doing better at it than the rest...and no I'm not a fan of Apple. You must be a control freak if you are rating my intelligence based on the profile picture.

12. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Why forget about the rest? Because you realized how dumb your statement was? How is dash charging better than the universal standard quick charge? Because it's better at charging the oneplus than quick charging on a flagship? You realize thats because the phone has less to power, right? It's exactly like using the "battery saver" option on a flasghip that limits the screen resolution to 1080p and limits other sensors and software features. Yeah, battery management is going to be all around better. It would be sad if it wasn't. And you like not having choices? Not being able to go on amazon or ebay or your local electronics store and having a choice of a billion products to quick charge your phone with?.. THAT'S what im rating your intelligence with. Your profile picture just helps to confirm

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Forget about the rest...FOR NOW...cause I wanted to deal with Dash charging first. That's...really bad comprehension based on your actual claimed intillegence status. It will still charge quick based on the output of the charger...not as fast as Dash Charger. And in any case the charger goes off, I'll get it from the Oneplus store...whats the difference with Amazon and oneplus online for buying th same charger? And oh, Amazon sells them too. FYI

14. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Your reading comprehension is severely lacking... Forget that it's asinine to suggest that the missing "flagship" features are "subjective". Let's even forget how dumb it is to try and defend the missing "standard flagship" features. Let's not even mention that i own a oneplus3t and know how utterly rtarded it is having to buy from the oneplus store instead of just being able to drive down to frys like everyone else. No one here just read this post of yours where you seriously equated a high amp output charger to quick charge. That didnt just happen. And just answer this very simple yes or no question: does all of this mean this "flagship killer" has "the same specs minus waterproofing"? Because that's the reply you replied to. So is that what youre really going with? That this is the same or better than a flagship. Thats your final answer? A simple yes or no will suffice for everyone here to get an accurate measurement of your intelligence...

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

*facepalm* I didn't say it will charge as quick...i said it will charge. I never said it is better than a flagship...there you go again. IP certification...it's a plus, not a necessity, thus it's subjective...unless, of course if you want to get something with it, go get something expensive. Don't get a OnePlus...There's no point for you to. No MicroSD slot, go get the 128GB version. Of course, a slot is always good...not necessary, therefore subjective. Lower resolution screen...unless you have a microscope for an eye, you don't need it...not necessary, so subjective. Again, if you want all those features...go get something that's above $500. Man, this is not going to end. You have a lovely day, or night...or whatever.

16. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

*facepalm* good god are you pathetic. You're just not going to act like an adult and admit you were wrong are you? There are flagship features and if the phone doesnt have them, then it isn't flagship status. That simple. Theres nothing suggestive about it. It either has them or it doesn't. Whether you like it or not, or it is or isnt important to you, is all suggestive, but doesnt change the facts. The guy that i replied to said this phone was practically the same as a flagship just without waterproofing. I pointed out the missing flagship features. You responded with some idiotic reply. Now youre admitting it doesnt have flagship features. Why even throw your 2 cents in from the start? That desperate for attention? Dont you have any myspace friends or whatever to give you that?

17. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Using your rtarded logic, my moto g is also as good as a flagship because it has everything i need. Its all suggestive.

7. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Person 1 "Hey is that the new iPhone ? " OP5 guy "No this is the new Oneplus 5" P1 " Oneplus ?? ermm... what is that ,never heard this wierd name? What is special about it " OP5 guy "It benchmarks so well ... It has 8gb ram... blah blah" P1 . "Oh... chinese copy of an iPhone.... Eww."

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You do, Seenour.

4. wah000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Please do a camera review

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