The OnePlus 5T is a powerful smartphone that improves on its predecessor in small ways that help it to retain its relevance. We review to find out if it’s worth your money.
OnePlus is one of those beguiling companies that seem to promise impossibly wonderful things.
Flagship products at budget prices. The assiduous elegance of an iPhone at the attainable cost of a midrange Motorola.
It’s a company that constantly flirts with the “too good to be true” label, sometimes delivering on its lofty claims and at other times failing to live up to its own hype.
- Review Price:
- 6.01-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
- Snapdragon 835
- 6/8GB RAM
- 64/128GB storage
- Dash Charge
- 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel rear cameras
- Android 7.1.1
OnePlus 5T – Design
Reduce the bezel area and position the fingerprint sensor differently in OnePlus 5 and you will find yourself holding the new OnePlus 5T. Yes, you read it right.
The major design difference in both the devices is the larger display and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
The all-new OnePlus 5T comes with a seamless aluminium unibody with rounded edges, just like its predecessor.
The smartphone is available in Black colour option and its rear panel comes with an anti-fingerprint coating layer which makes it smudge-free.
Despite being slightly heavier than the OnePlus 5, the smartphone looks pretty sleek and its slightly contoured sides offer a firm grip to the user.
One of the major design changes and the USP of the device is its bezel-less display.
The OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The front panel of the smartphone only consists of the screen and the 16MP front camera. With this new smartphone, the company has ditched its pill shaped fingerprint sensor placed on the display.
Now the rear of the device consists of a circular fingerprint senor along with dual rear camera setup and OnePlus branding. Other than this, the placement of all the buttons remains the same.
The power button is located on the right with the SIM card tray, while the volume rockers are there on the left. The bottom of the smartphone is home to the USB Type C, speaker grille and the 3.5mm audio jack. We were already impressed with the design on the OnePlus 5 and we can say the same is the case with 5T.
OnePlus 5T – Screen
For the price, you won’t find a better display. The OnePlus 5T uses a Samsung OLED. It’s a big, bright 6-inch panel with a slightly odd 2160 x 1080 resolution.
This is classed as FHD+, but really it just adds extra pixels to the top so you don’t lose any sharpness with the elongated screen.
This resolution doesn’t match the quad-HD panels used by some of the competition, even at this price-point, but the OnePlus 5T’s screen is sharp enough so you won’t be able to distinguish individual pixels. There’s also no support for HDR or Dolby Vision.