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OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T

Informr score
The OnePlus 5T currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 59 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Fast and smooth performance
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • Incredibly fast battery charging
  • Great price
  • Bezel-less

What's bad

  • Camera image quality lackluster
  • Sharp edges make it uncomfortable to hold
  • Slippery

OnePlus has made a name for themselves as one of the best affordable flagship phones on the market. But the OnePlus 5T comes just 5 months after the release of the OnePlus 5. Does it have enough updates to warrant a purchase?

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Compared the previous models, the most notable difference of the 5T is its slimmed down bezels. It swaps out the thicker bezels of the 5 for no bezels on the right and left sides and very thin ones on the top and bottom. It’s a little thicker and taller than the OnePlus 5 and only 9 grams heavier despite the larger screen.

While experts were quite happy with the look, they also note this design change removes the capacitive buttons and the home button. There is still a fingerprint sensor, but it has been moved to the back of the phone. This leave menu navigation, multitasking and other features to the on-screen buttons.

For everyone who dislikes the migration to Bluetooth headphones or USB-C connections, you’re in luck. The 5T still offers the 3.5mm jack.

Like the 5, the 5T’s body is made of anodized aluminum. Despite the slight curve to the sides, reviewers were found the sharp edges made the phone uncomfortable to hold. They also mention that it’s quite slippery, which further exacerbated the sharp edges.

The real show-stealer, however, is the 6-inch 2160 x 1080 pixel AMOLED screen. As expected, experts praise the overall clarity of the display. But it’s not just sharp. They also were blown away by its deep blacks, excellent color reproduction and range, and sunlight legibility. Digital Trends go so far as to call it “wonderful.”

Internal specs haven’t changed at all from the OnePlus 5. It has the same Snapdragon octa-core processor and offers two models: 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.

In testing, critics didn’t notice any significant difference between the 6GB or 8GB model when put through the standard benchmark tests. This reflected in their real life tests as well. There was no lag, stutters or crashes in either model, making for a very smooth experience even when pushing the phone with graphics-intensive games or multitasking.

The 3,300mAh battery exceeded reviewer’s expectations as it lasted them a day and a half with moderate usage. It also comes with a proprietary quick charge system called Dash Charge. This allowed them to fully charge their phone in less than 90 minutes or 60% in only 30 minutes.

The camera bump on the back might have gotten larger, according to experts, but that doesn’t equate to more zoom. In fact, OnePlus has dropped the telephoto lens and instead replaced it with a standard 20-megapixel lens for better low light pictures.

While perfectly usable, critics weren’t overly impressed with the image quality, especially in low light situations. For the most part, images were decent but didn’t stand up to images taken on the Pixel 2.

With that said, they were quite happy with the overall color accuracy, sharpness, and saturation of pictures when taken in regular light. They did notice zoom-in photos look blurry and splotchy when compared to the 5. But this is expected as the 5T only uses digital zoom.

Overall, reviewers highly recommend the OnePlus 5T to people who don’t already have the OnePlus 5. Tom’s Guide states, “ is a perfectly focused device that achieves everything it sets out to do.” Wired adds, “If you want the best, but don’t want to spend the most, the OnePlus 5T is right up there with the fanciest Android phones money can buy, all for hundreds less.”

Operating system
Operating system
2.45 GHz
2.45 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/2.0
16+ MP, f/2.0
3300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

Should existing OnePlus 5 owners rush out to buy the new model? Absolutely not, but some loyal fans of the brand will do just that. If you have a phone that's at least two years old, the OnePlus 5T certainly has a strong appeal. We can't say we're thrilled with the upward trend in this company's pri...

- Jamshed Avari, Gadgets 360
Deccan Chronicle
Deccan Chronicle

It’s certainly a fluid and reliable performer any given day. At Rs 32,999, the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage makes for a smartphone with reasonable value. If a no-nonsense smartphone is your primary requirement at this time of the year, then the OnePlus 5T is definitely recommenda...

- Deccan Chronicle
G Style Magazine
G Style Magazine

For its fair price point you getting close to the latest tech inside, swift updates really only comparable to Google and a decent camera. Even though it has been recently pulled off the shelves if you can get your hands on one I recommend it if you don’t want to bring the bank on the high end...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine

OnePlus may not have it absolutely spot on in many departments, including camera and a handful of other premium features that the company tends not to offer on its devices. However, there’s very little that compares to a OnePlus smartphone when it comes to performance.

- Ali Pardiwala, BGR
Android Central
Android Central

There's a reason the OnePlus 5T is the phone to beat in this category — it not only excels at the hardware side of things, but also when it comes to the software. Sure, the camera isn't quite as good as that of the Galaxy S9 or the Pixel 2, but it's still one of the better options available in...

- Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central

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Common Questions

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OnePlus backs up the 5T with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your 5T has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The OnePlus 5T's screen size is 6.01 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

2.45 GHz

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


The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat (Update Available: 8.1 Oreo) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/2.0 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

64/128 GB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1348 minutes, 609 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 5T Specs

Release Date November 21, 2017
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat (Update Available: 8.1 Oreo)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.38 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/2.0
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera, f/1.7), HDR, Timelapse, Slow motion recording (HD 120fps)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
F2.0 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 6.01 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1009 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 609 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 682 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1348 minutes
Standby Time Up to 20 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.61 x 7.5 x 0.73 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):

128 GB variant has 8 GB of RAM

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