Well, folks, the OnePlus 5 is announced and wow — 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, OnePlus, hold your horses!
Yes, the handset has some spectacular specs on paper, though, the way it looks may be a bit divisive among fans, due to its... similarities to the iPhone 7 Plus. In any case, it's time we ask you what you think about the new flagship killer!
OK, so, we won't ask you if you'll be buying it just yet, but what are your thoughts on it based on first impressions?
What do you think about the OnePlus 5?
Looks mighty promising!
- 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
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Sorry, I will nkt buy a $500 iPhone 7 copycat.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 1:57 PM 11
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What does the Oneplus 5 offer over the Oneplus 3T other than dual camera and SD 835?
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 1:59 PM 2
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If it was still $400 than Yay!
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 2:01 PM 3
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It's still a good bang for buck... though. But yeah, 400 bucks would have made the OnePlus 5 an even bigger bang.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 2:06 PM 1
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Compared to other $500 devices, I struggle to see what it's offering that all the other Android devices don't. Dual camera with a 2x zoom? How new and cool.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 7:08 PM 0
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If only it included stuff such as Stereo speakers, IP certification, IR blaster, etc. And had a cheaper price, closer to the Mi 6. Then only would it have been promising for me. Of course, it's exaggerated but that's how I feel.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 2:33 PM 0
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I don't know, with the OnePlus 3 at £309 it was an easy purchase. At £450 it just doesn't feel like a bargain anymore and other then the camera there has been bugger all improvement to the rest of the phone which actually matters or makes it unique. Good phone but too expensive for what it is, an improved single camera with OIS would have been fine, dual cameras is a costly gimmick most of us didn't want.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 2:46 PM 0
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It's pretty nice on paper. Too bad it looks like an iPhone. A vertical camera in the center would have been nice, and at least been ahead of Apple instead of looking last gen. I'd also pay slightly more for AMOLED, but at least they came in at a nice price point.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 2:59 PM 0
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Everybody speaks from the prospective of upgrading from OP3. I see things differently.. To me that seems like the perfect phone to replace the gap left by the lack of Nexus phone. I have a Nexus 6P and if I am to upgrade, One Plus 5 would be what I'd buy - near-stock Android, great processor, camera; decent battery with Dash charge and all that for a price under $500.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 3:10 PM 1
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honestly the camera isnt too great either. i think they should have kept a single lens, improve the quality of the conventional camera, reduce the cost and make the design more original. just my thought
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 7:18 PM 2
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LeEco Le Pro 3. Now backed and maintained by one of the world's best Lineage OS maintainer codeworkx. Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4000mAh batt at about full $110 LESS than 1+5's starting RRP. Yeah a gen older SoC but on that cheap I wouldn't complain.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 8:58 PM 0
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It's one of those phones I'd buy without hesitation if I accidentally dropped and broke my phone beyond repair. Unfortunately though, as with the Xperia XZ Premium, it's not good enough a phone to justify upgrading from my iPhone 7 Plus. Yeah or meh? I'm still undecided yet but it's overall a solid effort by OnePlus.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 9:06 PM 0
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