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OnePlus 5T Review- The Good is Made Even Better

With the OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone designer OnePlus shakes up the market for the second time this year. Those looking for a great smartphone do not have to pay 800 euros or more. With the 5T, is now possible for those looking for a smartphone with a large screen without borders.

Six months after the appearance of the OnePlus 5 it is the turn of the OnePlus 5T. There are no major differences between the two devices. The devices are almost the same in size. This new T-version, however, has a much larger screen of 6 inches (15.3 cm) instead of 5.5 inches, which the 5 had. The devices, however, have remained the same size because the screen edges are made very small and the fingerprint scanner is placed on the back.

Also, the ratio of the screen is slightly adjusted. The OnePlus 5 had an aspect ratio of 16 by 9 which is the standard widescreen aspect that was used on many other screens such as TVs, Smartphones, laptops, tablets and monitors. This ratio is made somewhat more elongated with the OnePlus 5T: 2 by 1, so that relatively more screen can fit into the housing. OnePlus is not the first but follows manufacturers that came with appealing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Devices that also have top specifications, just like the 5T, but are considerably more expensive.

Why 5T?

OnePlus already used the letter “T” in its version number: with the OnePlus 3T. But, why the T? During the introduction of the OnePlus 5T, Carl Pei, CEO of OnePlus stated: “The T was created as a joke and certain competitor always made an “S” version of their best-known smartphone and If you add one in the alphabet as OnePlus you come to T.”

OnePlus 5 versus OnePlus 5T

As I mentioned earlier, differences with the OnePlus 5 are small. In addition to the screen, there are other camera sensors and the software has been adjusted so that, among other things, there is a face release. The OnePlus 5T also comes in two versions: 6GB RAM, 64GB storage memory for 499 euros and 8GB RAM and twice as much storage memory for 559 euros which is the same prices that the OnePlus 5 versions had.

The OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T Perform Almost the same

However, if you have recently purchased OnePlus 5, the introduction of the OnePlus 5T can feel like a disappointment. Are you in a blow with an outdated, inferior device? Let me press that firmly. During the testing, I used both devices side by side and luckily both smartphones perform almost the same. That is not surprising, the specifications are the same. Only if you like to have such an extra large screen, I can imagine some disappointment.

OnePlus 5T Performance
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The OnePlus 5T is (also) not waterproof, at least, during the announcement of the device the company claimed that the device is waterproof, but does not have the certification to save costs. I do not dare to submerge the device, and you would not be able to do that yourself. But if you have the OnePlus 5T in the plump fall, then that does not mean the end of your device. Furthermore, the smartphone has a beautiful black metal housing and there are no other colours available for it. A headphone port is there as it should be; the figures from OnePlus substantiate that. During the presentation, the CEO said that 80% of his users actually use the headphone port.

OnePlus 5T – Screen

The screen of the OnePlus 5T is, as I said, quite large. This is very nice for example if you read pieces on sites and scroll through apps. However, the downside is that with my fingers, I can hardly reach the top left corner if I hold the device with one hand and fortunately, you do not have to be there often in Android.

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The screen has a full HD resolution (2160 by 1080). That is lower than most top smartphones. In terms of sharpness, you notice little of that while the image is sharp, only for VR is the OnePlus 5T not really suitable. I also noticed that the image is too dull. Fortunately, you can improve the colour reproduction in the settings but everything remained grey. Despite that, the image quality of the 5T is fine.

OnePlus 5T – Battery Life

The specifications, including the battery, have remained the same while there is a larger screen in the OnePlus 5T. The battery life of the OnePlus 5 was, to say the least mediocre, I just reached one day. We, therefore, feared that the larger screen also means less battery life. Strangely enough, the opposite appears to be true and the benchmark scores were higher and in practice, I took a day and a half of battery time, while I did not use smartphones differently. I could not quite determine where it was. Better software adjustment? A production of error with the tested OnePlus 5? Whatever the case, a day and a half of battery life are sufficient. In addition, the device is supplied with a quick charger (Dash Charge) that charges the device extremely fast. Within half an hour I had half an empty battery. Not only does the device charge at lightning speed, the battery capacity is not particularly high at 3,300 mAh. For example, the Mate 10 Pro has a capacity of 4,000 mAh, the Asus Zenfone Zoom S  is even with 5,000 mAh.

OnePlus 5T – SPECIFICATIONS

The OnePlus 5T comes in two versions, with the most expensive version (559 euros) offering 128 gigabytes of storage while the cheaper version also has 64GB, which should also suffice for most users. However, this storage memory cannot be expanded. That is crazy because a second SIM card is possible in which many devices offer the option of either inserting a memory card or a SIM card which is not possible with OnePlus 5T, that’s crazy. The possibility to place a second SIM card makes the OnePlus 5T very suitable for business use.

DIMENSIONS:156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
WEIGHT:162 grams
BATTERY SIZE:3300 mAh
SCREEN SIZE:6.01 inches
SCREEN TECHNOLOGY:AMOLED
SCREEN:2160 x 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
FRONT CAMERA:20 megapixels
REAR CAMERA:16 megapixels
FLASH:Dual-LED
ANDROID VERSION:7.1.1 - Nougat
USER INTERFACE:Oxygen OS
RAM:6 GB 
8 GB
INTERNAL MEMORY:64 GB 
128 GB
REMOVABLE MEMORY:Not available
CHIPSET:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
NUMBER OF NUCLEI:8
MAXIMUM SPEED:2.45 GHz
CONNECTIVITY:HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0

The OnePlus 5T has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 8 GB of RAM, is the most you can find on a smartphone today. The hardware is identical to that of the OnePlus 5. This means that the performance of the model T is also at the same level as that of its predecessor. That’s not bad; on the contrary, both phones work like a rocket and show no weakness in performance. Despite being a successor, the 5T does not improve the performance of 5. This is also reflected in the almost identical results of the benchmarks.

OnePlus 5T – Software

OnePlus has an active community, which is used for improvements in Android. Adjustments are minimal so that the operating system continues to work as smoothly as possible. That’s what the phone maker does for each other. The OnePlus 5T is still running on Android 7, an Android version from 2016 which is a bit awkward. Android Version 8.0 (Oreo) will only appear on the phone in the first quarter of 2018.

However, OnePlus has added things to its Android skin which is called “Oxygen OS“. This skin is already known for the fact that you can adjust everything down to the smallest details. This makes Oxygen OS an example of how other manufacturers should deal with Android. Added are parallel apps’, which makes it possible to install an app twice. That is quite handy for WhatsApp for example because the device also has two SIM card slots. There is also a reading mode added, extended screenshot options and a game mode, where you are not disturbed by reports.

OnePlus 5T OxygenOS
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Also, the new feature is the possibility to unlock the device with your face, as Samsung and Apple also have. This form of unlocking is a hope to do because in practice it is not very safe because it is relatively easy to lead the garden – and often does not work when it is too dark. As a result, Apple is, for example, taking an embarrassing look, because their marketers unfairly sold Face ID as extremely safe. OnePlus tackles that smarter. Although the face release works quickly and I have not been able to unlock the device with a picture of myself, they themselves indicate that there are safer unlock methods, such as a password and PIN code. The face recognition can also not be used for anything other than unlocking the device. For banking or securing apps, you have to move to safer alternatives. Realistic, what do you have to say?

OnePlus 5T – Price and Availability in Nigeria

The price of this smartphone in Nigeria online shopping mall range from N248,199 on discounted value to N280,000 which is the actual price in naira. Check out the button below for appropriate links and preference website of your choice.

 

OnePlus 5T – Camera

OnePlus marketing team hits the drum hard on the camera. The double camera on the back is quite different in terms of megapixel (20 and 16), but the sensor size and aperture are the same. As a result, the camera set-up is not used for an optical zoom, like other dual-camera Smartphones that often do, including the OnePlus 5, but also iPhone 7 and 8 Plus and LG’s G6. The cameras must work together better to come to the most beautiful pictures.

OnePlus 5T dual Camera
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In a sense that also works, Photos in dark environments show less noise than the OnePlus 5. But especially in portrait photography, the OnePlus 5T can do very well and you do not only need to use this form of photography for people but, even if you photograph a single object, the object is displayed sharply and the background subtly fades.

There is also a downside on the camera as the panorama function of the OnePlus 5T is miserable, because the photos do not stick together nicely. As a result, for example, you see strange corners on the horizon.

The camera of the OnePlus 5T is very good all along the line. For this price, you cannot find a better smartphone camera. Differences compared to the 5 are not very large; however, photos seem to contain a bit sharper and less noise because OnePlus invariably calls its devices ‘flagship killers’, you tend to compare the device with the most expensive top devices that are often almost twice as expensive. In terms of speed, build quality and specifications the OnePlus 5T is fine. Only in the camera area will it still have to acknowledge his superior. Especially in dark environments, other ‘flagships’ know how to deliver photos with more colour and detail.

OnePlus 5T Versus other Flagships

Talking about the battle with other flagships smartphones, the OnePlus 5T can once again keep up with the most expensive jumbo jet, and that is an impressive positive market disruption. Devices such as the Galaxy S8 + (about 700 euros) and Huawei Mate 10 Pro (800 euros) are comparable, with large screens and gain the net in terms of camera and speed. But simply cannot offer the same price-quality ratio, and have also turned Android negatively upside down with their skins. The same pilot is expected to be on for the LG V30, which will soon be available for around 900 euros.

Smartphones in the same price range, such as the Asus Zenfone 4 and Nokia 8 simply cannot match what the OnePlus 5T offers. It is positive that OnePlus maintains the prices of 499 and 559 euros because many competitors have increased their prices in a short period of time; the Chinese brand is (as always) doing well with what is offered for the price tag.

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Features

  • OnePlus 5T A5010, Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, CPU: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz), Storage: 64GB UFS2.1 2-LANE / 6GB LPDDR4X, Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, RGB, Sensor Hub. Dual SIM - works with all GSM carriers in the US. Does not support CDMA (Sprint, Verizon, and their subs)
  • Display Size: 6.01 inches | Resolution: 1080P (1080 x 2160 pixels), 401ppi | Aspect Ratio: 18:9 | Type: AMOLED | Supports sRGB, DCI-P3 | Cover Glass: 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP (Dual LED Flash, Video: 4K resolution at 30fps | 1080p resolution at 60fps | 1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Slow Motion: 720p videos at 120fps | Time-Lapse)
  • Front camera: 16MP (1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Time-Lapse)
  • In the box: 1x OnePlus 5T | 1x Screen Protector (pre-applied) | 1x Translucent Case | 1x Dash Type-C Cable | 1x Dash Power Adapter | 1x SIM Tray Ejector | 1x Quick Start Guide | 1x Safety Information

Product Description

Dual Camera Shoot clearer photos Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. Our highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras help you capture crystal-clear shots. Design Expand your perspective Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design. OxygenOS Software so smooth, you'll notice the difference The best of Android refined. OxygenOS is streamlined with feedback from our users for a refreshing user experience. Performance Packed with incredible power and speed Your experience with Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 optimized, thanks to a seamless combination of hardware and software. Dash Charge Probably the best charging solution on the planet A day's power in half an hour. Dash Charge, our signature powering solution, is the end of overnight charging. Network Move with freedom Ready to take on the world. Travel hassle-free with our unlocked Dual SIM flagship.

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Features

  • OnePlus 5 A5000, Operating System: OxygenOS based on AndroidTM Nougat, CPU: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835, Quad Core, KryoTM: 2x 2.35 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz, Storage: 128GB/ 8GB LPDDR4, Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, Accelerometor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Electronic Compass. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carrier such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • Please check if your GSM cellular carrier supports the bands for this model before purchasing, LTE may not be available in all regions: WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8, FDD-LTE : Bands 1/3/5/7/8, TDD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41, TD-SCDMA : Bands 34/39, CDMA EVDO: BC0.
  • This device may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international items. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
  • The box contains: Your new device, USB cable, Charger, Documentation.

Product Description

Basic Parameters Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm Weight: 153g Material: Anodized Aluminum Color: Midnight Black / Slate Gray Operating System: OxygenOS based on AndroidTM Nougat CPU: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) GPU: Adreno 540 RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4X Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE Notification Light: RGB LED notification light Viberation: Haptic vibration motor Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub Ports: USB 2.0, Type-C, Support USB Audio Dual nano-SIM slot 3.5mm audio jack Battery: 3300 mAh (non-removable) Dash Charge (5V 4A) Buttons: Capacitive hardware keys and on-screen navigation support Alert Slide Audio Bottom-facing speaker 3-microphone with noise cancellation Support AANC Dirac HD Sound® Dirac Power Sound® Connectivity LTE/LTE-A DL 3CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM Supports up to DL CAT12/ UL CAT13(600Mbps/150Mbps) depending on carrier support Bands FDD LTE: Band...

Conclusion

The OnePlus 5T leaves a very good taste in our mouths. The screen is very beautiful, the 18: 9 format provides a modern and contemporary look. Unlocking the device with facial recognition is a very useful feature and responds without problems. The performance and features are beyond reproach, but that was the same case with OnePlus 5 without the “T”. OxygenOS also allows OnePlus to show other manufacturers how to do it. Pity is that the OnePlus 5T does not come directly with Android 8.0 Oreo.

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The OnePlus 5T leaves a very good taste in our mouths. The screen is very beautiful, the 18: 9 format provides a modern and contemporary look. Unlocking the device with facial recognition is a very useful feature and responds without problems. The performance and features are beyond reproach, but that was the same case with OnePlus 5 without the "T". OxygenOS also allows OnePlus to show other manufacturers how to do it. Pity is that the OnePlus 5T does not come directly with Android 8.0 Oreo.

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