Which of these OnePlus 5 prototypes would you rather have made it to be the final product?

It's no secret that phone manufacturers go through lots of prototypes and test a lot of options before deciding on a final design for a product. OnePlus, aspiring to be a serious and competitive phone slinger, naturally did the same. Co-founder Carl Pei said that the OnePlus 5 went through 100 different prototypes.

We saw some of them thanks to an exclusive report by The Verge. The writers were shown a bunch of OnePlus 5 designs that didn't make it to be the final product, and took a photo to show them to the world.

We can see a lot of different ideas woven in every phone on that table. We've got a classic OnePlus 3 look, just with a dual camera, a model that's inspired by the LG G5 (top left), and some that look like they've borrowed ideas from Huawei's P10 and the Nexus 6P (lower right). Arguably, only a few of them are as... blatant as the OnePlus 5's final form.

So, looking at all those metal slabs, which one would you have preferred to be the actual OnePlus 5 phone?

Which OnePlus 5 model would you have liked better?

I like the actual OnePlus 5 best
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
Option 5
Option 6
Option 7

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  • 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



1. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

I think option 3 is definitely the most original given the camera placement but other than that I think what they went with looks better than all the others even if it looks like an Iphone.

2. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

1- Zenfone 2 2- zen 3 zoom 3- mate 9 4- cant say, too dark 5- p9 6- p10 plus 7 - looks like 4 but not that dark

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

ironically, 5. lol

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Option 3 to me is the most original to their own OnePlus brand design (Which to me was always a mix up of HTC's one line and the ZTE Axon line), but it's looks are very unappealing.

5. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Option 1 is the most original, while Option 3 is the most similar to the 3T, but not to any other company's phones.

9. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I like 6 the most but it screams p9, and 6p. 1 looks like moto g second generation with camera flash and dimple. 3 is the most original if slightly unappealing. It resembles the 3T which many liked.

6. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

None. Not good design at all

13. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Exactly! Which is why I never voted, just saw the results

7. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

1 for sure. Is that like full ceramic?

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Option 5 looks like a Nexus 6P... Option 3 looks more original to OnePlus' own design language.

10. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

camera module at the center is the best position. wont get obstructed by fingers.

11. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

No3 for sure ! So easy to choose actually , op just took easy way obviously .

12. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Seems like they did try different versions, because of dual cameras they have end up like a iPhone clone

14. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

definitely #3.

15. AbhiD

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Look close everyone. Option 7 actually looks the best and doesn't look like any other, be it any huawei, apple, htc, Samsung, whatever.

16. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

1+ lost its uniqueness.

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