The OnePlus 5 was launched in India a few days back and here is the OnePlus 5 review that covers camera quality with sample, overall performance, battery performance and battery life. This is definitely better than the OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 5 got a new look, a new hardware and dual cameras on the back that does an amazing job. This handset can record 4K videos too. Overall performance was pretty smooth and the hardware hardly heats up.

Fast charging is supported. Finger print unlocking is pretty fast, almost instant. This one too comes with Dash Charge and fast charging support that can charge the handset in about 1 hour 30 minutes. Check the review details below for more insight.

OnePlus 5 box pack

OnePlus 5 Review

Inside the box :  Handset, user manual, data cable and travel charger 5V/4A (Dash Charger)
SAR Value : 1.240 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.850 W/Kg @ 1g body
Body : Metal body, curvy design, light weight,  easy to hold, and excellent finishing. There is a small gap between dual cameras and that is normal, not a defect.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano – both SIM slot support 4G with VoLTE
Weight and Dimensions : 153 Grams, 7.25mm thick
Screen  :  5.5 inches, 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, Optic AMOLED, supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution – color reproduction, touch response and viewing angles are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi (dual band), GPS, NFC, 3 Mic, USB Type C and Bluetooth 5
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Step, Gyro, Hall and Magnetic
LED Notification : Yes, can select from 8 different light color options
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 6GB/8GB – on 8GB variant you will get over 5GB free
ROM : 64GB/128GB – approx 111 GB free on 128GB variant
OS : Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat 7

OnePlus 5 review

OnePlus 5 Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core @ 2.45GHz
GPU :  Adreno 540
Heating : Low / Normal
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees

Overall performance was very smooth, no issues. With more RAM you can multi task better even with very heavy apps. The best part was that the heat-up was very much under control.

OnePlus 5 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED screen with FHD resolution

OnePlus 5 Benchmark

Antutu : 177010 / 70523
NenaMark2 : 60 fps
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed : 382 MB/s read  and 235 MB/s write

OnePlus 5 side view

OnePlus 5 Gaming Review

Hardware i.e. SD 835 is too powerful, it can easily play high end games. Modern Combat 5 and the Asphalt 8 games played well, no issues, ultra smooth plus handset hardly heated up during game play.

OnePlus 5 Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 16MP SONY IMX 398 (f/1.7) + 20MP SONY IMX 350 (Telephoto) (f/2.6) with dual LED flash
Front Camera : 16MP Fixed Focus SONY IMX 371, f/2.0
Video Recording : Max 4K at 30fps

OnePlus 5 dual cameras on the back

Camera quality is excellent. There is normal photo mode and portrait mode. With Portrait mode you will get really good bokeh effects keep subject between 1 feet to 6 feet distance for best results. 4K video recording was pretty impressive too.

Camera Rating : 4.7 out of 5

OnePlus 5 rear and front camera sample

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Other features

Sound was very loud and clear. Sound quality is also pretty good. Finger Print sensor on the front is amazingly fast and accurate. It unlocks instantly. The dedicated notification button comes really handy.

I did not find any issues with networks, Jio SIM worked.

OnePlus 5 back panel

OnePlus 5 Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3300 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Full Charge – 1 hour 25 minutes using Dash charger provided
Battery Life : 4 to 6 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : Up to One day with heavy usage and  up to One and a half day with mixed moderate usage.

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 32 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 11 minutes / 4% / 35 degrees
Asphalt 8 / MC5 game play : 25 minutes / 8% / 33 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  31 minutes / 8% / 33 degrees

OnePlus 5 ports


A very good buy for the price. Camera is excellent, hardware hardly heats up and overall performance is impressive. If you are planning to get the OnePlus 5 go ahead. If you can wait for few more days as one more handset will be announced in July and that might turn out to be a good competitor to OnePlus 5 if priced right.

Those who can’t wait the OnePlus 5 is all yours.

Rating : 4.8 out of 5

OnePlus 5 price starts from Rs. 32,999 for 6GB RAM/64GB ROM.

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By Rajeev Rana

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