Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

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

Processor
2.45 GHz

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 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 Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 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 49 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!

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)


Know Your Mobile

Crazy value for money

from Know Your Mobile

Insane value for money, essentially - something that OnePlus has become well-known for, but even by its own measure it has knocked the ball well out of the park. Yes, the price has gone up a bit from earlier models, but it is still WELL short of the competition in terms of similar spec line ups.

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Insane value for money, essentially - something that OnePlus has become well-known for, but even by its own measure it has knocked the ball well out of the park. Yes, the price has gone up a bit from earlier models, but it is still WELL short of the competition in terms of similar spec line ups.

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Digital Photography Review

Looks and feels like a real top-end device all around

from Digital Photography Review

In certain shooting situations the OnePlus 5 shows some limitations in terms of pixel-level image quality but overall the camera captures good exposures with wide dynamic range and pleasant colors. In video mode we were especially impressed by the excellent stabilization and thanks to a premium look and feel, powerful processing, and ample memory the OnePlus is a great device in general use.

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In certain shooting situations the OnePlus 5 shows some limitations in terms of pixel-level image quality but overall the camera captures good exposures with wide dynamic range and pleasant colors. In video mode we were especially impressed by the excellent stabilization and thanks to a premium look and feel, powerful processing, and ample memory the OnePlus is a great device in general use.

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Beta News

Not your typical flagship

from Beta News

The OnePlus 5 is a high-end product, but it is not your typical flagship. Compared to any of the traditional players in this space, it is significantly more affordable. But it does not skimp on features.

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The OnePlus 5 is a high-end product, but it is not your typical flagship. Compared to any of the traditional players in this space, it is significantly more affordable. But it does not skimp on features.

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VR-Zone

Guarantees picture perfect shots and a flagship experience

from VR-Zone

In general, the OnePlus 5 is a great buy, its price hits the bottom end of premium flagships and the top end for midrangers, but it definitely offers specifications that even the best smartphones in the industry have difficulty matching. If you love sleek smartphones that give you nearly unrivalled power and speed as well as a great shooter, definitely do consider the OnePlus 5 as your next smartphone.

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In general, the OnePlus 5 is a great buy, its price hits the bottom end of premium flagships and the top end for midrangers, but it definitely offers specifications that even the best smartphones in the industry have difficulty matching. If you love sleek smartphones that give you nearly unrivalled power and speed as well as a great shooter, definitely do consider the OnePlus 5 as your next smartphone.

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Notebookcheck

Not perfect, but it is an affordable and still very good flagship smartphone

from Notebookcheck

The OnePlus 5 is a comparatively cheap smartphone with flagship qualities that did slip up a little regarding image quality of the camera but is very convincing in other areas: performance, screen, case and voice quality are all great.

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The OnePlus 5 is a comparatively cheap smartphone with flagship qualities that did slip up a little regarding image quality of the camera but is very convincing in other areas: performance, screen, case and voice quality are all great.

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TechSpot

Excellent performance in all facets from top-end hardware

from TechSpot

The OnePlus 5 is a very well-rounded phone for the price, it’s just not the screaming value proposition OnePlus phones once were.

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The OnePlus 5 is a very well-rounded phone for the price, it’s just not the screaming value proposition OnePlus phones once were.

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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.

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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.

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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 less, but spend just a little more and you’ll get a lot more phone for your money.

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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 less, but spend just a little more and you’ll get a lot more phone for your money.

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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.

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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.

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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, although its design is arguably modeled on the Apple iPhone, it's still one of the most premium-looking 'mid-range' phones on the market.

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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, although its design is arguably modeled on the Apple iPhone, it's still one of the most premium-looking 'mid-range' phones on the market.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 27, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, 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 64/128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type 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 USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 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 1507 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 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, Gold
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
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging 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
Memory Expansion Slot 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 Wallett 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, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Time lapse mode, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, AVI, MKV
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 AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
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
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments

128 GB variant has 8 GB of RAM

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