I have been using the OnePlus 5 for over a week now, and as things stand right now, the phone comes with a major deal breaking bug: spotty Wi-Fi connectivity. While phones do ship with a few issues at launch, it is usually addressed soon after launch. OnePlus has also rolled out a couple of OS updates for the 5 since its release last week but they have failed to address the Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing the handset.
The OnePlus 5 is a modest upgrade over the OnePlus 3/3T except for the camera department. The Never Settle company has gone all in on the camera of the phone and included a dual-camera setup that is similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Many OnePlus 5 owners have been complaining about a jelly-like scrolling effect on the phone since getting their hands on the device earlier this week. The issue is bad enough for some users that they have returned their 5 or are planning on doing so.
The OnePlus 5 has gone on sale across Europe, India, and the US from earlier this week. Packed to the brim with top-notch internals, the handset continues to come with a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display like its predecessor. And to help you enjoy that big and beautiful display to its very maximum, we have collected a bunch of beautiful wallpapers for the OnePlus 5.
After much testing of the new OnePlus 5, this flagship is all about balance. Every manufacturer has to juggle specifications, hardware design constraints and component prices in order to bring the product home at just the right price yet without compromising performance. And OnePlus has proved itself something of a master at this in the past, with the ‘5’ fitting right into the same pattern. The headline omissions from the aforementioned juggling are the use of ‘only’ a 1080p screen, the lack of official waterproofing, and the single loudspeaker, plus there’s a dubiously specified dual camera. But more on these below in my full OnePlus 5 review…
The OnePlus 5 goes on sale in many regions across the world starting from today. While not as affordable as previous OnePlus phones, the 5 does pack top-notch internals that can give other flagship phones in the market a run for their money.
Earlier this week, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 5, their 2017 flagship killer. While the OnePlus 3/3T was widely praised by users and reviewers alike, its camera performance was constantly pointed out as not being flagship killer like the rest of the phone. With the OnePlus 5, the company has gone all in on the camera with a dual camera setup similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
The much anticipated OnePlus 5 was unveiled by the Never Settle company earlier this week, and it is slated to go on sale in the US and Europe from next week. Considering the hype surrounding the handset, the OnePlus 5 will likely end up surpassing its predecessor, the OnePlus 3, in terms of sales.
The OnePlus 5 will start making its hands into the hands of ‘Early Bird’ buyers from later this week. But the system dump of the handset has already made its way online and official wallpapers from the handset have been extracted from it as well for owners of other Android devices to enjoy.
Benchmarks are a bane to the world of smartphones. While they numerically suggest the maximum performance a device can deliver, the numbers typically do not correlate to how it performs in the real world. For example, a device with a 40,000 score in a benchmark suite is not twice as fast as a device with a 20,000 score in the real world. There is no doubt that the recently launched OnePlus 5 is a fast smartphone, thanks to the combination of the Snapdragon 835 chip, 6 or 8GB RAM, fast UFS 2.1 storage, a modest 1080p display, and bloatware-free Android. But alas, the company seems to have faltered yet again in artificially inflating benchmark scores in a bid to showcase a numerical superiority.