If you are wondering what the fuss about this small Chinese phone maker OnePlus is, and why are is it in the news so often - well, they seem to have established themselves as everyone's favorite underdog when it comes to offering high-end specs at a midrange price. Granted, that's what most Chinese brands do anyway, but OnePlus managed to get the viral word-of-mouth marketing machine rolling better, and, its typical availability and quality control issues aside, has seemingly made a place in many an Android fan's heart.
OnePlus 5T that was just announced will solidify the company's value-for-money street cred, as the CEO promise for a flagship that won't break the bank got fulfilled, at least as far as the US pricing is concerned. How about a Snapdragon 835-equipped handset with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio 6" display that fits in a body with the size of 2016's 5.5-inchers, with 6GB RAM/64GB storage, fast charging, dual f/1.7 aperture cameras on the back, and, thankfully, a fast finger scanner also placed there, for less than $500?The new
Not bad at all, and it can be all yours as soon as November 21, available on OnePlus.net in the United States and in Europe. Well, availability is not OnePlus's strongest suit, but we'll see if this time things will be different. We've been teased a sub-$600 top-shelf device, so there you have it. Any takers?
- Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3300 mAh
Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
Really looks like a great value even if the S8 right now in Europe is similar price. It has its software advantages over it not to mention the ram advantages.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 11:11 AM 1
Muh software advantages this is the same company which spies on their user without their consent
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 2:12 PM 1
Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015
Essential phone is already 499$ so which one is best ?
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 11:19 AM 3
Posts: 1427; Member since: Dec 14, 2008
I'd still put my money on the OnePlus 5T.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 11:21 AM 4
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
Essential launched with a funky notch, buggy camera, jittery UI, and touchscreen issues, at a price $100 too high. OnePlus launches with a solid camera, smooth and quick UI, but questionable security, at a bargain starting price. I'm gonna go with OnePlus.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 11:37 AM 4
Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015
Essential phone @ Sprint for $165 is way better.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 12:21 PM 0
Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 02, 2014
Not a option compared to S8 for same price.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 12:25 PM 2
S8 provides excellent security , Better Camera , best software experience , Dex support with more linux distro support . it is overall way better than one plus 5T. the only advantage one plus has it will be opening apps 0.2 seconds quicker . Im sure autistic stock android fans care for that amount of time.
posted on Nov 16, 2017, 2:16 PM 1
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