Results: the OnePlus 5 - yeah or meh?

The OnePlus 5 has been announced and is even already in the hands of some eager early adopters. The small, one-product company managed to, again, stir up tons of hype around its device and with good reason — it is brim-packed with hardware. Snapdragon 835, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of storage, 16 MP + 20 MP dual camera on the back, 16 MP camera on the front, $479 starting price — it may be more than last year's "flagship killer" but certainly well below the competition.
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43 Comments

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I really wish they would look to do something different and find added value to pop on. Each Gen, they seem content to update the specs and increase the price and then call it a day.

10. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Why do you call a 500 EUR phone "a budget phone" ? Is everybody suddenly rich ?

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

"meh" for me: -No IP68 -No FM radio -No micro SD -It's relatively expensive -lack of aftersales service(?) But if you don't care about the things I listed above, and I'm sure that will be a lot, it's a great phone I think.

15. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Relatively expensive to what?

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

OP3(T). But then again, €500 for a SD835 is relatively cheap, which makes my argument invalid.

20. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

1 was great 2 was horrible X was average 3 was freaking awesome 3T was not bad the 5 is nothing to shout about waiting for 5T and 6

29. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Needs IP68 to be considered in my book. I know not everybody will agree.

30. A_A_A

Posts: 217; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Meh is really well deserved. Meh is not about performance but overall impression from device.

34. smguk

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

£450/500 for that s**t haha for £200 I got Lenovo P2 same Size & Resolution Amoled Screen / Only 32GB internal but has SD card slot / 4GB ram (8GB is not even supported by Android yet) / Only has a single camera probably the weakest point but has better 4K Video / Has Fingerprint scanner and Fast Charge and has a solid build metal on back and sides. It has a 5100mah battery compared to the 3300mah on the OnePlus. The main area where OnePlus easily trump's it is processor but that's about it.

36. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

This phone is up there with the best. It's a normal thing to hate what you can't conquer for those hating

37. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

No OIS, no IP rating, no 2k display. Hmm, I wonder what the cost would have been if they added these three..!!

40. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You don't need 2K display on a phone. It'll waste battery power and decreases frame-rates in games and video.

42. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I don't really game, but I read a lot via my phone so I appreciate the sharpness. I admit 4k is overkill for a phone, but 2k I would say is okay. If we talk about needs, then there is no need for 6gb or even 8gb as of now, what is needed is proper optimization to use 4gb properly.
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