OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese company OnePlus that offers high-end features at a more affordable price. The OnePlus 5 succeeds the OnePlus 3T and packs in impressive features such as a Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8 GB of RAM.
5.5-inch Optic AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 6GB / 8GB RAM
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), OxygenOS
64GB or 128GB Built-in Storage
16MP + 20MP Dual Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
4G LTE (up to 600 Mbps download)
Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
3300 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
OnePlus’ most expensive smartphone to date doesn’t offer anything more significant that what its predecessor offered. But it is still a sleek, svelte device with a thickness of about 7.3 millimetres. The weight is not bad at 153 grams.
The screen is sizeable at 5.5-inch and it uses optic AMOLED technology. This offers Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. A pixel density of about 400 pixels per inch means you can expect immersive wide angle viewing from the OnePlus 5. The capacitive touchscreen has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
The OnePlus 5 is a camera-heavy smartphone. You have a pair of robust shooters on the rear – 16 MP plus 20 MP. That’s a powerful combo you have there. These are backed up by features such as dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR and optical zoom. The rear cameras can shoot up to 4K quality video.
OnePlus 5 promises superb selfies as well with a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and Full HD video recording capability.
Hardware and Software
On the inside, the OnePlus 5 carries a flagship grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with Kryo cores. The CPU, which delivers speeds of up to 2.45 GHz, is paired with an Adreno 540 GPU.
The base model has 64GB onboard storage and 6GB RAM. If you are willing to spend more, you can get another variant of the OnePlus 5 with 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM. The device boots OnePlus’ Oxygen OS, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Other Specs and Features
A 3,300mAh non-removable Li-Po battery supplies juice needed to get the OnePlus 5 running. The juicer promises longer battery life than the 3T, even though the capacity is slightly lower. The Chinese company’s Dash Charging technology help to boost battery capacity to 58 percent in half an hour.
OnePlus 5 has a fingerprint sensor mounted into its Home button. Connectivity options include a reversible USB Type-C port.
Pricing and availability
OnePlus 5 is available in Nigeria. It is currently sold for $479 in the United States. When available, you should be able to buy the ‘value for money’ flagship smartphone at leading online stores in the country. OnePlus 5 Price in Nigeria ranges from 206,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira.