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OnePlus 5T hands-on: Love a screen, good cameras so far

After a flurry of rumors, OnePlus is behind with a latest marquee phone, a OnePlus 5T, that goes on sale commencement Nov. 21, starting during $499 — see a full dermatitis below, with general pricing.

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The OnePlus 5T, left, loses a OnePlus 5’s home button, right.

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While a final upgrade, from a OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5, was all about inner improvements (yes, they skipped a OnePlus 4), this transition to a 5T done some unequivocally conspicuous changes to a phone’s looks. It’s taller, with slim bezels and a shade that takes adult roughly a whole phone face. 

There’s also a change on a camera strategy. Oh, don’t worry, you’ll still find twin cameras on a behind — they even keep a same megapixel proportions, 16 and 20 — though a 20-megapixel telephoto lens now gives approach to a low-light sensor. OnePlus is jumping on trends to stress mural photography and low light. With these lenses, it generally takes aim during a iPhone (portrait prowess) and Google Pixel 2 (low-light excellence).

Other things that remain: a fingerprint reader, that has changed to a behind to let that 6-inch shade breathe, and a presentation slider on a side that lets we confirm when we wish to be alerted and when we don’t. There’s also (drum roll, please), a headset jack, a pier that’s now an involved class on high-end phones. 


We had a possibility to use a phone forward of Thursday’s launch. OnePlus described a physique pattern as some-more refined, though we overtly found it about a same distance and same steel material. The camera mountain does hang out a bit some-more than a OnePlus 5, though hasn’t gotten in a approach so far. The fingerprint reader is quick and accurate, too.

But we unequivocally wish to know about that camera, don’t you? The switch from telephoto to low-light is kind of a bummer if we like to wizz in. The 5T has really mislaid some capabilities there. On a and side, low-light photos are considerably improved than a OnePlus 5 in a exam shots so far. We’ll continue to exam a OnePlus 5T’s twin cameras opposite a best of a best, and will refurbish this hands-on with a full rated review. We’ll also exam a phone’s battery life, processor opening and all a rest.

OnePlus has done a name for itself formulating high-value handsets that undercut reward phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus. OnePlus’ plaque prices have crept adult as it adds costlier components, though a 5T does keep gait with ballooning prices on a high end. Compared to a $950 or $1,000 Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, OnePlus hopes buyers will find a $500 and $560 handsets some-more than reasonable.

The OnePlus 5T goes after Apple’s iPhone X with a new face clear feature, that a association says will work with 99 percent correctness so prolonged as it can see your eyes and nose. As with Samsung’s face clear feature, a 5T’s isn’t secure, and won’t substantiate any of your mobile payments. For that, you’ll need to use a fingerprint reader on a back.

Like other OnePlus phones, a 5T runs a comparatively purify chronicle of Android — called OxygenOS — that doesn’t chuck a lot of additional apps and skins on tip of a software. OnePlus claims this gives phone owners adult to 20 percent larger energy efficiency. 

OnePlus 5T prices

OnePlus 5T prices around a world

OnePlus 5T hardware specs

  • 6-inch AMOLED screen, 18:9 ratio display
  • Dual 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel behind cameras that concentration on low-light and mural photography
  • 16-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • Face clear (not secure adequate for mobile payments)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Slider symbol on side controls notifications
  • 3.5 millimeter headphone jack
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo beta will come in late December)
  • “Dash” quick charger
  • No water-resistance, no wireless charging

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