The OnePlus 5T has been officially unveiled on November 16, 2017 at a special event in New York. According to the firm, OnePlus, this model heroics their best and largest smartphone display ever.
As by it’s name, it’s more of an incremental upgrade rather than a whole new model. The major change is the almost-bezel less display and fingerprint sensor shifted on backside.
Sales Started: 21st of November 9:00 AM EST
Starting Price: US $499
The OnePlus 5T has a starting price of $499 for the base model (that has 6GB RAM/64 GB internal storage). Whereas, the ‘8GB RAM/128GB internal storage’ model is priced at $559.
It comes with a 6.01 inch display with a Full HD screen resolution (1080 x 2160) and approximately 81% screen-to-body ratio.
Something new in Display:
A new mode known as Sunlight Display is integrated in the phone which senses harsh light and automatically adjusts the brightness and colors accordingly. This mode knows what apps are being used and optimizes the quality accordingly.
When it comes to design, the body is a bit large but not that much, the phone is still handy and easy to hold. The back and task manager buttons along with the fingerprint sensor have been removed from the front. The fingerprint sensor is shifted to the back of the phone where as the physical navigation keys ‘back,home and recent apps button’ are virtual (i.e. in screen).
For your perfect selfies and memories, the OnePlus 5T has a dual 16MP + 20MP primary camera with phase-detection autofocus, Automatic Image Stabilization and a mode which gives an amazing depth effect. The secondary camera is a 16MP camera with 1.0 µm pixel size and AUTO HDR.
Pro Mode offers up a selection of controls for those with a more considered approach to their photography, with ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus and brightness settings.
It’s incredibly fast, with almost no delay between you tapping the screen or button and your home screen appearing before you. OnePlus claims the tech can identify you and unlock the handset in just 0.4 seconds, and we’re inclined to agree. Something it can’t do, but which the iPhone X can, is see you in the dark. That’s because, unlike Apple, OnePlus hasn’t used an infrared camera to spy you in the dark.
But still, the fingerprint sensor is speedier than the Face Unlock. According to stats:
- Face Unlock (0.4 seconds)
- Fingerprint sensor (0.2 seconds)
- 3,300mAh battery comfortably which easily lasts a day
- Dash Charge gives your phone 60% juice in 30 minutes enough for a day
Comparison with competitors
Who’s it for?
The phone is for all the tech savvy people and who don’t want to spend a whole lot of bucks (i.e. $800 to $1000) on a smartphone, for example students.
It has amazing specs, including the RAM and Storage is equivalent to Samsung Galaxy Note 8. But you see, the price difference between both these devices is massive (almost $350 to $400). Google Pixel 2 is another android smartphone but it doesn’t have a headphone jack (again a minus point) and is much expensive as well whereas, 5T has a headphone jack as well as a fingerprint sensor (minus point to the iPhone X). These differences boost up the interest of people for buying this product in a comparatively-low budget.