The OnePlus 5 went on sale late last month in most markets of the world. While the handset has launched to mixed reviews, that has not stopped it from selling like hot cakes in India and certain parts of Europe. Like with every other smartphone, you need to use a case to protect the OnePlus 5 from dents and dings.
OnePlus has been on a roll ever since the release of the OnePlus 5 late last month. The company has been releasing new builds of OxygenOS for the handset almost on a weekly basis to squash bugs and refine existing features. Today, the company has started rolling out OxygenOS 4.5.5 for the handset that aims to further improve the Wi-Fi connectivity on the device and fix a few other bugs.
Even before OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5, the company revealed that it was working closely with DxOMark to further enhance the camera experience of the handset. Now that the handset is out, reviews have clearly pointed out that the 5’s dual camera system is far from the flagship killer that OnePlus hyped it to be. And surprisingly, despite the hype before its launch, DxOMark never released their review of the OnePlus 5’s camera.
Customers of the OnePlus 5 will be interested to know that amidst the flurry of bugs that the company has already acknowledged, it now has a new one to contend with. This one isn’t as severe as the others, although it’s still pretty concerning. Well, when you record a video on the OnePlus 5 in landscape orientation, it seems like the audio is recorded in opposite channels i.e. inversely.
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.