OnePlus 5 Review

How much of us remember OnePlus 3T, a smartphone that proved out to be one of the most successful device manufactured by OnePlus. The same company, after a gap of six months, is back with something new that is just out of expectation. The OnePlus 5 is a new flagship smartphone thrown by OnePlus that is able to blow the mind of any people just with its specifications.

The OnePlus 5 looks much more identical to the Apple’s popular device, the iPhone 7 Plus because of the placement of the cameras and the camera housing as well. However, the OnePlus 5 is a little bit more broad than the iPhone 7 Plus. Talking about the build quality, the OnePlus 5 is also made up of metal just like the 3 and 3T, however, this device is much more thinner than other devices manufactured by OnePlus.

The OnePlus 5’s front view, however, is same as of the other devices of OnePlus. The device features an earpiece at the top of the screen followed by varieties of front sensors and a notification LED. Looking below the screen, we can find a fingerprint scanner that is much more faster and sensitive than other fingerprint sensors found in other smartphones.

Further, the OnePlus’s right side has been featured with power button and the left hand side features a volume adjusting keys and alert slider. The SIM card tray can also be found on the right side just above the power key. Nevertheless, the OnePlus 5, just like the 3T, has been deprived on external SD card slot which is not a good thing. Coming to the bottom, the device contains a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and a single speaker. The speaker is good, but it may not be as expected. Also, the speaker can be muffled while using the device in landscape mode.

Moreover, the OnePlus 5 comes with 5.5 inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having the resolution of only 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density). The screen resolution may not be acceptable to some people because many smartphone manufacturers offer a QHD screen in the same price range. However, the screen is not as bad as we think. The device’s screen color production is very much good. The colors are vibrant and saturated and the blacks are more darker, thanks to the AMOLED technology. Users can also the device under the bright light without any problem, and the device comes with other features as well that comfort the eyes of users while using it in the night.

Besides, the OnePlus 5 is stocked with Android latest operating software, Android 7.0 Nougat and Oxygen OS 4.5.10. There is also a rumor that the device may soon receive new software update. Also, the device is equipped with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-Core (4 x 2.45 GHz Kyro & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kyro) CPU and Adreno 540 GPU. Additionally, the device comes with either 64 GB of ROM and 6 GB of RAM or 128 GB of ROM and shocking 8 GB of RAM. The 6 GB and 8 GB variants are surprisingly fast. No any applications lag no matter how much applications are opened in the background.

In Addition, OnePlus, going with the flow of technological changes, has featured the OnePlus 5 with dual rear camera. The first rear camera is of 16 MP having the aperture of 1.7 and also is of 24 mm. The first rear camera is especially made for portraits and has a nice bokeh effect. The first camera has also got EIS which gives less shaky images. The second rear camera of the device is of 20 MP, f/2.6, 36 mm. The second camera is designed for telegraphic photo shoot and the camera has got a nice zooming quality. Also, the rear dual camera comes some features of DSLR cameras like ISO, WB, shutter speed management. The rear camera is also able to shoot videos at various resolutions like 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps.

Coming to the front camera, the device has been equipped with 16 MP, f/2.0, 20 mm front camera. The camera also possesses the EIS feature which helps users to shoot less-shaky images. The front camera is also capable of shooting FHD videos at 1080×1920 pixels.

Nevertheless, the battery powered in the OnePlus 5 is not much attractive. The OnePlus 5 has been powered with 3300 mAh whereas, its predecessor, the 3T was featured 3400 mAh battery. However, the battery backup is as expected. The device can go for full day with heavy usage. Also, the device has been supported with fast charging that charges the device from 0-60% in just 30 minutes and 0-100% in a hour and 20 minutes.

Further, the device has also been made available in two color variants; Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

OnePlus 5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 59,500 ( For 64 GB ROM & 6 GB RAM) (Around),

Rs. 69,500 (For 128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM) (Around)

OnePlus 5 Specification


 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  4 x 2.45 GHz, 4 x 1.9 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
 Main Camera Resolution  Dual 16 MP + 20 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  16 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  6 GB and 8 GB
 ROM  64 GB and 128 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  Yes
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM
 2G Sim  850/900/1800/1900 MHz
 4G TDD LTE  Band 38/39/40/41


 USB Version  USB 2.0 Type-C
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth 5.0
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 7.0 Nougat

Physical Information

 Color+  Midnight Black, Slate Gray and Soft Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
 Weight  153 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3300 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY


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