OnePlus 5 – An Exceptional Smartphone

Produced by the Chinese Company OnePlus, which has decided to skip the number ‘four’ in regard with Chinese superstitions, OnePlus 5 is the new product to be launched in the first week of July this year. It is a dual SIM phone, which works on the platform of operating system Android Nougat and comes with an added advantage of the fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 5 – An Exceptional Smartphone

The company is known for its quality devices and compared to the models launched before this; it has a huge client base. The company has created its different impression among the users by its quality and features provided on the devices.

Design and Display

With an attractive curved metalaluminium body- to avoid the damage caused by scratching or falling- and its capacitive touchscreen.The screen size of this cell phone is 5.5 inches with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, the pixel density of 401 ppi and the display type of IPS LCD which is an upgrade from the previous one in the series. The screen is protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. To be designed with the 3D video streaming technology it will facilitate the playing of HD videos in the resolution of 1080p.

It comes in various colours of black, blue gold and white in the compact ceramic body which is covered in waterproofing material. The OnePlus 5 price in India is not yet disclosed, but as per the market experts it will be in the medium range, and hence the competition in this segment will zoom tremendously as there are many brands which are still struggling to survive in the market. Hence the competitors of this model have already pulled their socks to counter it.

Processor and Storage

It has a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 and a 64-bitocta-core processor (with 2.45 GHz Quad core Kyro and 1.9 GHz Quad core Kyro). It has a RAM of 6 GB and provides the graphics of Adreno 540. The internal storage is provided at 128 GB but the storage in not extendable, like the other phones in the series.  Those who have to store numerous images and videos because of professional or personal reasons, there can be hardly any other device better than this one.

It has an enormous processing power which allows the easy and seamless access to apps without any compromise in the speed and working of the phone. Hence those who love to work on different apps at a time would love the usefulness of this device.

For the storage of sensitive data of the user, it has an inbuilt app locker and a file fault which keeps the security and privacy of the data intact. The device is also set to the monthly updates for security to provide protection against the continually evolving software attacks and data threats. Hence one can rely on this handy device to keep the data protected yet ready to explore at any moment.

Camera and Battery

The resolution of its primary camera is that of 23 MP with the facility of autofocus and optical image stabilization and video recording at 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps. Its settings include the options of exposure compensation and ISO control. It has a dual colour LED flash and provides an image resolution of 5520 x 4140 pixels. It also lets you avail the shooting modes of continuous shooting and high dynamic range mode. The camera also brings in the added features of Digital Zoom, autoflash, face detection, touch to focus and digital image stabilization. The front camera has a resolution of 16 MP with a video recording of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps. It also brings in the use of retina flash. The camera is known as the most positive aspect of this phone, and all the selfie lovers await the launch of this device because of this feature only.

The brighter aperture of the cameras- both rear and front- allows the better image capture even if the photography is being done in the insufficient light. Hence there are many users who use this device for their professional use also.

The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. It is a Li-polymer battery which provides the facility of quick and wireless charging. The phone is likely to be charged to 80 percent in less than 20 minutes. Hence for the heavy users also there is no point to worry as fast charging can enable them to enjoy the use of the device again in a few minutes only.

Network and Connectivity

It provides the availability of 4G, 3G and 2G networks in it and supports Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot tethering, Bluetooth, Glonass GPS and NFC. It does not support micro-USB but supports USB of Type-C connector which enhances the speed of data transfers.  The device also runs smoothly on 4G Indian bands.

With its pressure sensitive technology, in addition to the front fingerprint scanners, it also provides alight sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope. All these features enable the user to use the device at the optimum level.

Verdict

Keeping in accordance with the motto of OnePlus- ‘Never Settle,’ this phone offers some exceptional services while maintaining the reputation of its predecessors. Emerging as a big contender among the various smartphones lined to be released this year, it is an advanced update from the ones that came before it. Along with the better features, it is also available on reasonable price as compared to some other big brands which make it more desirable. This series of the phone is already popular among the buyers due to its some unique features and specifications. This phone is by far the best in its line. Though retaining it from perfection are the things that you can’t output it to TV and that it doesn’t come with FM radio! Hence, the users who love to listen to music on FM may get disappointed with the device although it has numerous amazing features that differentiate it from other devices.