OnePlus 5T review


In my OnePlus 5T review I take a look at a flagship phone update that makes it take on the big releases from other manufacturer’s.


OnePlus 5T design



The OnePlus 5T has an aluminium body in Midnight Black, this is the only colour it has been released in so far. The front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5for scratch resistance.



The phone is slim at just 7.3mm thick and weighs in at 162g. A standout feature on the deisgn is the Alert Slider, an additional key that can be used to quickly mute notifications.


OnePlus 5T features


As with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the display on the OnePlus 5T fills more of the front face, for an almost bezel-less design.. The 6.01” Full Optic AMOLED display has the elongated 18:9 aspect ratio and the Full HD (2160 x 1080 pixels / 401 pixels per inch). This means that you can see more of a webpage without having to scroll around.


The display has different viewing features including Sunlight Display to utomatically adjusts the brightness and contrast when outside. The OnePlus 5T also makes any nexcessary display aadjustments when it detects gaming, a movie playing or other functions. There is a dedicated Reading Mode and Night Mode, these will help to reduce eye strain.



The OnePlus 5T has the Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz octa-core processor on board and is available with either 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory or 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.


The standard 6GB RAM model is very impressive when using multiple apps or demanding features, this model will be fine for most users.


The OnePlus 5T has both a fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock facial recognition. Face Unlock uses 100 facial identifiers to authenticate you and it can still recognise you even if you are wearing glasses or a hat. This is similar to the system used on the, much higher priced, iPhone X.


This system doesn’t work in the dark so you will probably need to set up the fingerprint sensor as a backup.


The OnePlus 5T has the Oxygen OS on board, this is a streamlined and enhanced version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The OnePlus 5T will get updated to Android Oreo in 2018.



With Oxygen OS you can run Parallel Apps, which comes in handy if you have social networks for both work and personal contacts.

The OnePlus 5T lets you hide the navigation keys for a better full screen experience.

The bottom facing speaker includes Dirac HD Sound enhancements, gaming and the media are excellent on this phone.



The OnePlus 5T has a decent 3,300mAh battery and this includes Dash Charge (charger included) for a full day’s power from a quick half an hour of charge.

OnePus 5T Camera


The OnePlus 5T has a dual camera on the back, this is made up with a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel camera. The two lenses work together for image options such as Portrait Mode and bokeh effects.



Intelligent Pixel Technology is on board, this will kick in if the light dips below 10 lux (10 candles worth of light). This feature merges four pixels into one, to enhance clarity and lower low-light noise. This produced very good photos captured at night, or in darker environments.


The camera can be laucnhed quickly by pressing the power button twice. Fast Autofocus makes it easy to capture the subject clearly. 4K video recording with EIS (electronic image stabilisation) makes for stunning videos and you can capture both Slow Motion and Time-Lapse footage.


The front-facing camera is a 16-megapixel lens, this delivers excellent quality whether you are snapping a selfie or recording video.


The OnePlus brand is making some progress in the UK and this latest model is bound to get them some fans. The OnePlus 5T is impressive and has many features that you only find on the much more expensive iPhone models. The quality of the phone and the superb camera features make this a great device for your next upgrade.

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