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TechSpot

Excellent performance in all facets from top-end hardware

OnePlus 5

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... Full review
Softpedia

Android (i)Phone

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

OnePlus 5

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

WARRENTY DOES NOT EXIST

OnePlus One

Do not expect the phone to last more than 1 year. I bought 2 phones both are faulty and need fixing after 1 year, in the first all microphones stopped working - the standard one and the one that is used when on speaker. The other had the dead phone effect - blacked out completely. Thsi is not a flag... More
Do not expect the phone to last more than 1 year. I bought 2 phones both are faulty and need fixing after 1 year, in the first all microphones stopped working - the standard one and the one that is used when on speaker. The other had the dead phone effect - blacked out completely. Thsi is not a flagship killer its a dead flagship! Less

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