OnePlus 5 Review: How Does It Feel After A Month Of Usage?

Where does the device stand?  

OnePlus 5 Review: How Does It Feel After A Month Of Usage?
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OnePlus 'has' (had) a good reputation of making flagship killer devices at affordable prices. The masses loved all the prior OnePlus devices simply because of the reasonable prices their devices 'USED' to come at. But OnePlus is no longer a company which makes 'affordable phones', yes the pricing is still not as high as iPhones or any flagship from Samsung, but it is no longer a budget flagship, to be honest. Year by year the prices are whooping up and so OnePlus is now shifting towards the premium customer base. 

OnePlus 5, launched in June 2017 had a decent journey so far. With some issues like Jelly screen, 911 reboot, the phone still has quite a lot inside.

We have been using this flagship for almost a month now and here is everything we have to say about the device. Also, before proceeding any further, Gearbest sponsors this article, but our opinion of OnePlus 5 is unbiased.

1. Display.

1. Display.

The 5.5-inch display is tagged at 1080p only, but the display never disappointed me. Yes, comparing the display with Samsung S8 will make you feel the difference but using this on a standalone, it will be hard to guess any difference in the screen resolution. Also, a large display and non-presence of infinity display make the phone feel a little bigger in hands, so for the people with tiny palms, this might not be the perfect thing for you.  

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2. Hardware.

2. Hardware.

The phone has Snapdragon 835, 8GB of RAM which makes this point completely a useless one to discuss (because it is obviously amazing). Also, many devices we see get slower with time and need a restart but fortunately, this was not the case with OnePlus 5. 

The phone is running on near Android experience, so it is overall smooth and buttery. 

3. Build.

3. Build.

The phone might not have the most attractive design or built when compared to Samsung S8, but it still is one of the best feeling in hands. The device is slim, the curves on all the edges feel and look great. Yes, the device is slippery too but you get used to it.

The phone does come with a camera bump and that is why a cover is suggested, though I didn't use any just to test the back of the device and am happy to say that the back is build up of good quality metal. 

Now the part you actually might want to know, the drop test. Accidently, the device faced a couple of drops but luckily nothing happened to the display and the side edges. On the other hand, it did get minor scratches though the paint is all safe. 

4. Camera.

4. Camera.

The device has got a mixed response from the people in the terms of camera, we also kind of have the same views. The normal shoots from 16-megapixel shooter come of as great. The detailing is brilliant and so is the colour reproduction and focus.

On the other hand, the camera does struggle in taking the portrait clicks, most of the time it is great but the 20-megapixel telescopic lens does face issue in differing the object from its background. Though it is an issue that can be improved with software updates, till now the camera is pretty much the same as it was on the first day. You can check more camera samples at the end of the article (it is recommended!)

5. Battery.

5. Battery.

Honestly, we didn't expect such a great battery performance with a large device with not so large battery but the battery output came great. One reason behind it might be the Dash Charge. Dash Charger reduces the charge time significantly so it never feels like a long time spent on the charge. Yes, you would need to charge the device every day but Dash Charger helps a lot. 

6. Overall.

6. Overall.

In this one month of usage, the device is actually very satisfying at the areas it should be. The performance is top-notch, the battery is decent, built is nice, the design is good, the camera is brilliant most of the time. 

Though the company is moving towards a flagship price band, the price of this device is still not as breaking as the price of the other flagships like Samsung S8, iPhone 7, HTC U11 and that makes it a perfect buy.

So if you are looking to buy this device, we surely recommend you to check out the price on Gearbest once. 

Also, check out Xiaomi mid-year sale. 

Camera Sample 1.

Camera Sample 1.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/50

ISO: 320

Camera Sample 2.

Camera Sample 2.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/50

ISO: 800

Camera Sample 3.

Camera Sample 3.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/50

ISO: 500

Camera Sample 4.

Camera Sample 4.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/494

ISO:125

Camera Sample 5.

Camera Sample 5.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/50

ISO: 320

Camera Sample 6.

Camera Sample 6.

White Brightness: Auto

Aperture: f/1.7

Exposure time: 1/33

ISO: 2000

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