OnePlus has recently launched its updated version of its flagship premium phone OnePlus 5. The company has launch the OnePlus 5T just five months after the OnePlus 5 without any hesitation. The uber cool brand OnePlus’s tagline #NeverSettle tells us a lot about the brand, as they produce good phones for the decent price. As per the trend, OnePlus has also launched its flagship into the market with 18:9 Full aspect screen with a minimum bezel and Face Unlock feature.
So let’s have a brief discussion on the price, features & full specification of the OnePlus currently launched flagship. Along with it, we will also cover OnePlus 5T’s pros and cons.
OnePlus 5T: Indian Price & Availability in India
The Price of the OnePlus 5t starts from Rs 32,999 and it is currently available on the Amazon.
- OnePlus comes with total Four Cameras e. , two Front Camera and two Rear Camera.
- On Rear and Front, the camera setup is 16 + 20 MP & 20 MP respectively.
- OnePlus 5T now features a 6.01-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
- Rear Camera is now better in the low light setting.
- Fingerprint reader is moved to the back.
- Same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC processor which is used in OnePlus 5, with two variants, first 6 GB with 64 GB internal storage and second 8 GB with 128 GB internal storage.
Present Competitors: OnePlus 5T vs
OnePlus 5T: Review with Pros & Cons
Every smartphone has their own pros & cons. Similarly, there are some advantages and disadvantages of OnePlus 5T. Let us see all of them one by one.
OnePlus 5T: Pros
- Cameras: OnePlus 5T has a new camera setup. The primary Rear camera is 16 MP, which has the IMX 398 sensor. It has a 1.12um pixel size with a f/1.7 aperture and 27.22mm focal length. The secondary rear camera is 20MP unit with an IMX 376K sensor and an 1um pixel size. It has the same aperture and focal length as the primary camera. 2X zoom is now done digitally. There is no apparent loss in the quality when going from 2X optical to 2X digital zoom on OnePlus5T. Talking about the normal picture quality OnePlus has done quite a fabulous work as images captured are in natural colour saturation, detailed and good dynamic range. When the light is below 10 lux(low light), the 20MP secondary rear camera is capable of taking good shots than the primary rear camera. The camera maintains better subject separation around edges but not as good as new Pixel.
- The front camera is 16 MP which is the same as its predecessor but the new camera helps in capturing selfie in low light. Image quality is simply great in day light.
- Design & Built quality: OnePlus 5T is the same as it’s sibling flagship phone OnePlus 5 is in the department of hardware as well as software. With minimum bezel all around the screen, it has an aluminium body. The fingerprint reader is shifted to the rear which is easy to reach.
- Display: It comes with 6.01-inch screen and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. OnePlus 5T has an optic AMOLED panel, but this time OnePlus has added another screen calibration mode called “Adaptive mode”, which changes colour calibration according to the content on the display. It basically ups the contrast and colour saturation by a small margin from app-to-app. We would like to make a suggestion here to use the calibration on DCI-P3, for natural display. Other than that it is very much the same as OnePlus 5.
- Battery: It has an average 3300mAh battery, which gives backup of a day with normal usages. When 100% charged and using it all day for a fair amount of gaming, video streaming, music streaming calling, camera and social media, one is still left with more than 20% of battery at the end of the day.
- Software & Performance: As OnePlus 5T uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with same RAM and internal storage as OnePlus 5, therefore performance remains the same.
- OnePlus has the ability to run same social media apps with different account at an instance similar to iPhone.
- The new premium phone supports facial recognition which is quite fast and unlocks phone within a second or two.
- It also has Dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0v, NFC, GPS, GLONASS and aptX HD for high quality audio.
- OnePlus 5T has the headphone jack which a lot of flagship manufacturers have missed out on their phones.
OnePlus 5T: Cons
- The portrait mode produced artificial-looking results about half the time. Parts of the viewfinder flashed on screen for about a second as the phone calculated the foreground and background, and even then there is a slight chance of errors in the blurring.
- It supports Dual SIM but only one SIM can activate 4G at a time.
- There is no SD card slot for the expansion of storage.
- The mono speaker present at the bottom of the device tends to distort at high volume and there is no richness to the sound considering the price it could have been better.
- The facial recognition does not work properly in Dark and it is not secure for bank apps or other sensitive data.
OnePlus 5T: Conclusion
OnePlus 5T replaces its predecessor and become the best smartphone under 40,000 rupees. This phone really offers good camera, good build quality, & performance too. It is the value for money smartphone and except few area, it doesn’t have any weak area. If you wish to go with other option then Mi Mix 2, Honor 8 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ1, Nokia 8 are the other options with you can opt for.