Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The OnePlus 5's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.45GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 52 days standby time, 1507 minutes (2G), 1167 minutes (3G), 654 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



A sophisticated, grown-up flagship that's still great value for money.

- Cam Bunton , Pocket-lint 

It's a powerhouse with a modest price tag.

- Chris Velazco , Engadget 

Reviews summary

8.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 43 reviews

What's good  

  • Colorful, punchy display
  • Fast performance
  • Plenty of RAM
  • Decent storage
  • Good camera
  • All-day battery life
  • Price

What's bad  

  • Bland design
  • No microSD support
  • Tinny, distorted loudspeaker

OnePlus established a solid reputation by offering the performance of high-end phones at a fraction of the price. With their latest release, prices have crept upwards. However, they’re still far lower than the flagships sporting similar specs.

Does the phone keep its value with the higher price tag? Reviewers have had time to check out this new release and are weighing in on the good and the bad.

Let’s see what they’re saying!

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The aluminum chassis of the OnePlus 5 had many reviewers making comments about the iPhone 7. However, even those that didn’t think the design was original liked the way the curved edges and solid design felt in the hand. Trusted Reviews said, “The curved back fits perfectly in your palm, while the 3D Gorilla Glass 5 on the front also curves slightly. This multitude of curves make it super-slim, but also easy to fish up from a table.”

OnePlus also includes a dedicated sound profile switch on the side of the phone to make it easy to silence your phone without having to look at the screen. Other design features include a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Head around front and reviewers loved the 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen. Most considered the default color calibration odd. But you’ll find options to switch that in the device settings. Android Authority used the phone to play games and stream movies, declaring, “Despite only being 1080p, the screen looks absolutely gorgeous and is probably the best Full HD panel ever to grace a smartphone.”

Performance reviews are positive. With a 2.45Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, the phone packs the same power as many of 2017’s flagship phones. Paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM, reviews indicate that the phone screams. All without overheating or killing the battery.

Looking to compare performance to other recent releases? Android Police said, “To offer some frame of reference, the OnePlus 5 puts the Galaxy S8 to shame in terms of raw speed. It makes much better use of the Snapdragon 835 SoC in this respect. However, the OnePlus 5 doesn't feel quite as consistent as the Pixel.”

The phone runs the latest version of Android at the time of writing (7.1.1 Nougat) with the OxygenOS skin. Reviewers appreciated the subtle touches added, with Trusted Reviews saying, “'Less is more' is the software approach OnePlus has taken, and it works. There’s barely any needless bloatware and the apps that are pre-installed are designed within Google’s Material Design guidelines, so they look and work really nicely.”

With 64 and 128GB models available, you shouldn’t run into issues with storage space. However, there is no microSD support. So plan ahead before buying.

OnePlus made a big deal about their dual rear cameras. Reviews show that the hype is mostly true. Some reviewers complained that using the secondary “zoom” lens resulted in noisy shots. But otherwise, reviews are positive. The front-facing 16MP lens also received rave reviews for selfies and video chat.

The portrait mode was a mixed bag. When it worked, most loved the results. However, getting it to trigger properly fared tricky for reviewers.

Battery life reviews are stellar on the OnePlus 5. The 3300mAh battery offered enough juice to get reviewers through the day while the Dash Charging offered a full refill in just over an hour.

The only complaints we found for the phone related to the speaker. While it gets loud, it's also tinny and distorts at higher volumes.

In all, it appears that OnePlus has upgraded their experience and with it the costs. All while managing to still undercut the competition by a big margin. GSM Arena summed up overall opinions well, saying, “The OP5 is doing again what OnePlus does best - deliver cutting-edge hardware at an unbeatable price. It may be the most expensive phone by the company to date, but still good value for money regardless.”


Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


Softpedia

Android (i)Phone

from Softpedia
It’s the closest you can get to an iPhone running Android, so if you’re currently an Apple customer who wants to switch sides, the OnePlus 5 could make the transition substantially smoother... Full review
What Hi-Fi

Takes the performance (and price) of its budget superphone to the next level

from What Hi-Fi

It might be the priciest phone OnePlus has ever made, but it justifies the extra cash with a slicker design and much-improved cameras. Combined with fantastic performance and great battery life, it’s one of the more convincing packages you’ll find for the price. The OnePlus 5 isn’t perfect, though. Extras like expandable storage and waterproofing are still missing, and video quality hasn’t received a noticeable boost over last year’s OnePlus 3T. That means it has been left behind by 2017’s true flagship phones. You might not find better for... Full review

Chip Chick

Reigns supreme as the value queen of the premium Android market

from Chip Chick
The OnePlus 5 is a really good phone. There are zero issues with performance and connectivity, the battery life is excellent, and the camera is pretty good, even if it’s not in the topmost tier. Using a 1080p display, a so-so mono speaker, and a lack of waterproofing aren’t ideal, but they’re all pretty reasonable ways to keep the cost of the phone down. If it weren’t for a number of funky software problems (that at least can be fixed with updates), the OnePlus 5 would be almost unassailable at its price... Full review
V3

Most expensive OnePlus smartphone to date - but also the best specified

from V3

The OnePlus 5 is, undoubtedly, the best phone you can buy right now for less than five hundred notes. That's not to say the OnePlus doesn't have its flaws. Its camera, billed as the handset's standout feature, can struggle on occasion - in particular, in low-light. It packs an ageing Full HD display as opposed to QHD, and, there's no denying, this thing looks uncomfortably like an iPhone 7 Plus. However, for £450, you're not going to find another smartphone with similar performance, nor with a battery life that will make it into a second day with some juice left in the tank. And,... Full review

The Wirecutter

Premium hardware for less

from The Wirecutter
The OnePlus 5’s screen and camera aren’t as good as those of our main pick, but it has a durable aluminum body and the best performance of any phone in its price range... Full review
The Inquirer

The best sub-£500 on the market right now

from The Inquirer
The OnePlus 5 is, undoubtedly, the best phone you can buy right now for less than £500. That's not to say the OnePlus doesn't have is flaws. Its camera, billed as the handset's standout feature, can struggle on occasion - in particular, in low-light, it packs an ageing Full HD display as opposed to QHD, and, there's no denying, this thing looks uncomfortably like an iPhone 7 Plus. However, for £450, you're not going to find another smartphone with such impressive performance, nor with a battery life that will make it into a second day with some juice left in the tank... Full review
Android Central

A second opinion

from Android Central
OnePlus's latest is the fastest phone out there right now. And despite some reservations around its highly finicky camera setup, it's hard not to recommend for the price... Full review
Android Central

Moving up in the world

from Android Central
If you value pure Android and consistently fast performance, then you'll be satisfied with what the OnePlus 5 has to offer. You're not getting the same value proposition as before, but the phone is still one of the best in this segment... Full review
Droid Life

A lot to like, especially at its starting price

from Droid Life
So, do we have ourselves a back-to-back Phone of the Year? Sadly, nope, not even close. While I don’t think the OnePlus 5 is a step back by any means, the camera is enough to make me give this phone a hard pass. OnePlus has done a great job with hardware, software, and Dash Charge, but man, this camera kills the entire experience for me. It’s a real shame, considering how much time they spent on stage to hype it up... Full review
DxOMark

OnePlus 5 review: A serious shooter

from DxOMark

The OnePlus 5 achieves good target exposure in all lighting conditions with fast and stable exposure convergence when changing scenes. White balance is accurate in all lighting conditions, again with fast convergence, and color rendering is good in all lighting conditions, with minimal color shading evident, even in very low light. Detail preservation is good, but there’s a visible loss of low-contrast details in all lighting conditions. Noise reduction is excellent in bright light, scoring 93/100, but slightly worse in low light at 69/100, with visible luminance and chromatic noise.... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 27, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB or 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Body: 0.84 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 1122 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 654 minutes
3G Surfing Time 379 minutes
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1507 minutes (2G)
1167 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 52 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Slate Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.5 x 0.7 cm
(6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 153 grams
(5.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.7
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Sel, Time lapse mode, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, AVI, MKV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments 128 GB variant has 8 GB of RAM
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