Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus launched their latest flagship the OnePlus 5T yesterday. Now there were some upgradations, but the device is the same as the OnePlus 5. Make no mistake, we love the new OnePlus 5T, and it’s a great device. How can we not when a device offers specs comparable to an iPhone at a fraction of its price. Here’s a list of things that we love (and hate) about the new OnePlus 5T.
Display: The new OnePlus 5T gets a new 6.1 inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The new display takes upto 80.5% of the front side and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. The beauty of the new display is enhanced by the minimum bezels on top and bottom and almost no bezel on the side. The new display also gets various modes, like sRGB standard mode for balanced colours, DCI-P3 for more vibrant colours and Sunlight mode for outdoor use.
Camera: OnePlus 5T ditches the telephoto lens of the dual camera and opts for a new secondary lens with f/1.7 aperture and 27.22 mm focal length for low lighting use. The front camera also supports face detection capabilities. Though it doesn’t have any other sensor like the iPhone X, the system is pretty accurate which scans your face and looks for some 100 identifiers. The dual camera can also shoot stunning 4k videos.
Customisations: The OnePlus 5T comes with a plethora of customisation and new features like calling up notification from the fingerprint sensor and the Parallel App feature which will allow you to clone an app and run multiple instances of it, which will allow you to clone an app and run multiple instances of it, very handy with apps like WhatsApp.
Price: While the device cost the same as the OnePlus 5; many users didn’t like the price hike from the OnePlus 3. But I think the features and the top-notch specs to justify the price of the smartphone. After all, it’s a flagship.
3.5 mm Audio Jack: Hardly any flagship opts for an old 3.5 mm jack. But OnePlus 5T breaks the tradition and includes the 3.5 mm jack.
Camera: Yes, some people loved the telephoto lens and aren’t ready to sacrifice it in exchange for low light photography. Moreover, I do not like the fact that OnePlus 5T doesn’t have 240 FPS slow motion feature which is very common in flagship devices. The best that the OnePlus 5 can do in terms of slow motion is 120 FPS at 720p and 60 FPS at 1080p which is disappointing.
Water Resistant: Almost all flagships in 2017 are dust and water resistant. It would have been nice to include this feature.
Optical image stabilisation– The OnePlus 5 doesn’t have an OIS module to assist its camera against bumps and shakes. Even the OnePlus 3 had it. Fortunately, a new 4k EIS was introduced in the OnePlus 5 later which looked fantastic.
Battery: The 3300 mAh battery surprisingly provided good backup. But with the OnePlus 5T display upgradations OnePlus could have opted for a 4,000 mAH battery. But it has the dash charge support which promises a day’s power in half an hour of charge.
No Expandable Memory: Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T has no memory expandable options and we are stuck with the given 64/128 GB internal storage.