Size: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
Build: Front glass, aluminum frame, back
Sleekly built, the latest OnePlus sensation brings you something much alike that was already the best $500 phone, only more compelling. Although the phone may seem the same as its predecessor while there are some evident changes to the model. The first thing is the slightly larger 6.01 inches Optic AMOLED screen which tells us that T obviously stands for Taller. The fingerprint sensor however, has been shifted to the back of the phone making it more accessible. Though with not much change the change is still apparent in this thinner, extravagantly stylish and more comfortable to hold device with less bezel.
Type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.01’ inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
If there is one thing that OnePlus knows, it’s providing the optimum 18:9 display which gives more screen on the front. While still having an Optic AMOLED touchscreen with a grander, more enhanced 1080×2160 resolution for an ingenious video experience. It is an attractive display with bright and vivid good viewing angles, whilst the clean User Interface and its shiny new wallpapers are a great fit for its expansive colorful display. The elegant midnight black framework has been largely untouched in the OnePlus series sadly, it’s the only option available for people looking for a bit more color.
Back (Primary): 16 MP + 16 MP Dual
Front (Selfie): 16 MP
Besides the screen another major hardware upgrade has been the camera setup. The dual camera array may look similar as the OnePlus 5 but the secondary photo lens has been replaced by a 20mp sensor behind an F 1.7 lens. The whole reason behind the second camera now has been to improve the phone’s low-light photography ability, a point where the OnePlus 5 lacked other than the bezel-thing. The OnePlus 5T combines groups of pixels together to create clearer, high definition shots even in the lowest lightings. Although the camera is quite impressive, there is room for improvement if OnePlus 5T is to stand against its more expensive rivals.
OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU: Octa-core (Kryo 2.45 x 4 + 1.9 x 4)
Ram: 6 GB
There haven’t been many internal upgrades in this version of the OnePlus 5, not that there is a need to upgrade running the Snapdragon 835 with a greater storage and RAM space than its predecessor. The phone supports the usual type-C (easily available) USB cable and the 3000 MAH battery lasts a full heavy-duty day on a single charge. When you are paying $500 for a phone you expect it to be water resistant. This is where the OnePlus 5T is deprived even when the technology has strong holds on the market. Moreover, the original phone comes with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat when Oreo has already reached the market, OnePlus promises for an update soon.
Even though it’s not running the latest version of the OS the OnePlus 5T is still a joy to use. A thundering speed, with not as many changes on the inside as the outside the phone is still a better version of its predecessor the OnePlus 5 while still being a handsome deal for the price offered. However, with spending just a little bit more in most markets the Samsung Galaxy S8 can be bought instead and honestly, no matter how well-balanced of a phone OnePlus 5T is, it is still no match for Samsung Galaxy S8.