The OnePlus 5T is now a proper flagship. Despite its borrowed design (which comes from Oppo), the new taller display brings it shoulder to shoulder with current day flagships.
The tweaked camera hardware delivers better Portrait photos but still falls short in terms of quality.
Facial unlock is fun, fast and almost accurate but is only available for unlocking your smartphone (which makes it purpose-built in a way). While these subtle improvements will appeal to new OnePlus adopters, fans who purchased the OnePlus 5 will be left fuming at the Chinese brand.
But at the end of it all, it does make the OnePlus 5T more appealing and worthwhile than the OnePlus 5. Which finally, makes it… a good buy!
OnePlus 5T Specification and futures
- 20MP+16MP primary dual camera and 16MP front facing camera
- 15.26 centimeters (6.01-inch) capacitive touchscreen FHD Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Cover Glass:2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor
- 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory and dual nano SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
- 3300mAH lithium Polymer battery with Dash Charge technology
- Face Unlock, Fingerprint scanner, all-metal unibody and NFC enabled
The Good the OnePlus 5T has a bigger screen and its camera takes better low-light photos than the 5. Its few software tweaks are useful in small ways.
The Bad The phone’s face unlock doesn’t authorize payments and its dual camera’s digital rather than telephoto zoom is a step back. There’s no expandable storage, and it’s not rated for water resistance.
The Bottom Line the OnePlus 5T is a superb, affordable phone for new buyers, despite only minor changes from the OnePlus 5.
Like the OnePlus 5, the 5T comes in two flavors: 64GB of storage with 6GB of RAM for $499, and 128GB and 8GB for $559. Fans will notice a slight price hike however, as OnePlus has increased both variants by $20 and $30 over the previous model, respectively.