The OnePlus 5T: do you like it?

So, the OnePlus 5T was announced just last week. Stretching out its display to an 18:9 ratio and keeping its bezels thin, the new “flagship killer” is steadily headed into the new era of “all-screen smartphones”. Other changes include a new secondary camera module — the telephoto lens is gone and we now have a camera that specializes in low light shooting —, a new placement for the fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and... well that's it.

There hasn't been any significant leap in hardware over the past 6 months, so what the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T both pack is pretty much still top-of-the-line — a Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM.

Of course, the OnePlus 5T also got a bit of a price bump, now starting at $499 instead of the OnePlus 5's $479. So, it's a good idea to ask the question — is the OnePlus 5T worth a buy, or is now the right time to hunt down a OnePlus 5 that's still in stock somewhere / second hand.

Do you like the OnePlus 5T?

Yes, give me one now!
Eh, I'd rather get the OnePlus 5
Nope, nope, nope...

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  • 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



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Nah. I hate how companies are going back to generic dual camera setups like a few years back. The telephoto + wideangle camera combination is superb. Having dual camera's just for some software guided bokeh... meh. I can get a better bokeh effect with 2x optical zoom.

23. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I hate how this vote Only had those option. I like it but have a phone already.

24. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I kinda like "Give me the phone" option, coz I am not going to pay even $500 for it, I will take only if someone gives it :D

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The OnePlus 5T is an awesome phone with most of the features you would want in a phone. Sure it doesn't have an water resistant ip rating but what phone is truly waterproof? It doesn't have wireless charging either but that's not a deal breaker. I don't think wireless charging will be must have until you can be within 30m of the charging pad and your phone will charge. I hope they release the 5T in more colors.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Everything about this phone is great except (for me) the size. I'd like to see more flagships sized like the S8, Pixel 2 and G6. We're still in this mode where bigger is better, so the OnePlus line has grown in overall size every year.

7. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I agree.

21. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is the new flagship size, get used to it. Unless they make a iPhone X, S8 or Essential phone style devices with so minimal bezels, phones will be huge with this modern 2:1 aspect ratio screens. iPone X and S8 have 5.8" screens and they are very compact where as OP5T has a 6" display and the overall phone is massive. It's all about the screen to body ratio. Increasing it as much as you can is the future.

22. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, I get that. I wish they had gone more in the 5.7-5.8" range, but maybe there wasn't an AMOLED available to them in that size/aspect. If you look at S8 and iPhone X sales figures, clearly there's a market for it

5. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Don't love it but it's better than the OnePlus 5

8. swarai

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

You mean you like it better than the oneplus 5, but it's not better than the oneplus 5.

6. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Definitely yes, at the price point it's a very good proposition. The only other cheaper Snapdragon 835 phone is the Essential, and honesly I would get the Essential instead of the OnePlus 5.

10. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I don't like the display format and resolution. The phone is too big for my hands, heck the one plus 5 was big too

11. jjface

Posts: 260; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Camera is a disappointment yet again. They have to realize that the camera is a very important part of what sets flagships from mid range these days. I don't expect it to be the very best but it needs to show some significant improvement over the oneplus 5. But other than that is nice for $500. Shame they launched it around black friday and the deals are rolling in. Once the weekend is over it will start to seem like a great value option again.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The camera is getting pretty good reviews so far from the few 5T reviews published today.

13. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Companies need to widen the gap between the plus variants. 5.0-5.5 and then 6.0+

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I get what OnePlus was going for, size wise. They need a single device that appeals to both the S8 and Note, G6 and V30, Pixel 2 and 2 XL customer. But in the process they're alienating those who just want a one-handed phone.

15. Saadq23

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

I have purchased this phone and was a previous owner of the OP5. The ultimate debate, “Is the phone worth it” I will try to answer below based on my personal thoughts. Is this the “Best Android” phone on the Market? Answer to that is subjective, whether you like to believe it or not. I care about Fast Performance, Good Design and a competitive price. Yes, I know I am sacrificing on some great features like. Wireless Charging, Waterproofing, QHD screens and best Cameras (Pixel for Example). I also know this comes out 6 months after the OP5. I like new stuff plain and simple I was able to sell my OP5 for a very fair price and only had to dish out $100 out of pocket to pick up the 5T. Will everyone have the same opportunity? NO! Will everyone want to upgrade if they have another phone? NO! I saw a lot of people upset stating that both the OP5 and OP5T should be released together and I can understand why, but the idea of a refresh is to have technology evolve and to evolve I don’t believe it ever said 1 year is a base to release a new phone. It comes down to this. If you as a consumer see the value in a new device that sells for $500 and can mimic 90% of what a $1000 can do. Buy it! Key take away is “YOU as a consumer”. If you want the latest and greatest or are brand loyal. Stick with that! Again, nothing wrong with that scenario as well. There will a new and better phone released weather from One+ or other companies all the time. Thank you for reading (of you stuck around) Thoughts or disagreements to my views are welcome

16. haydenb

Posts: 139; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Im very tempted to purchase this. Although i would have liked a bigger battery but it is what it is.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

By most accounts (other reviews), with the combination of SD835 and 1080 screen, battery life is already pretty great.

17. ryanusc75

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

Like the OnePlus 3, 3t and 5, it still doesn't respond to "Okay Google" with the screen off. Unfortunate omission, in my opinion.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

People really use "okay Google"??

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