The OnePlus 5T is the last flagship that as of now is available in India. If you are planning to buy the OP5T then do check this review to get a good idea about how the handset performed. 5T price starts from Rs. 32,999.

This new premium handset is a good upgrade to the OnePlus 5, and the best part is the company kept the price same as the OnePlus 5. The OP5T is using same hardware.  Performance is smooth, handset is powerful and the dual cameras does an impressive job.

Key highlight is the 6.01 inch screen with 2016 x 1080 pixels resolution, now this is with a 18:9 aspect ratio and this gives you a completely different user experience. Cause of the full view display, finger print sensor has been moved on the back and there are onscreen buttons for navigation. You get more area to work on the screen and this full view display also enhances the look and feel of the OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5T review

OnePlus 5T features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the OnePlus 5T) :  Handset, user manual, SIM Tray ejector PIN, data cable (USB to USB Type C), silicon case (black) and Dash travel charger 5V/4A
Body : Metal frame, curvy body, excellent build and finishing. Comfortable to hold, though a bit slippery
SIM Type : Nano + Nano, there is no Micro SD card slot
Weight & dimensions : 162 grams, 156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
SAR value : 1.410 (Head) and 0.510 body
Screen  : 6.01 inches, Optic AMOLED, 2160 x 1080 pixels Full HD+, 401 ppi, 18:9 aspect ratio. Viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are great, 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 5 protected
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic, gyro, hall, step
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor, Face Unlock
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported – you need to enabled OTG from advanced settings
RAM : 8GB (about 4.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 128GB (about 111GB free on first boot)
OS : Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat 7.1.1

OnePlus 5T Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64 bit octa core clocked at 2.45GHz
GPU :  Adreno 540
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 33 degrees

Powerful hardware, smooth UI, no issues with gaming and handset hardly heats up.

OnePlus 5T back

OnePlus 5T Benchmark

Antutu : 180440 /73941
NenaMark3 :  59.6 fps (4-3)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  402 MB/s read  and 227 MB/s write

OnePlus 5T Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode and it played well, smooth, no lags. SD 835 is well known. You can check the gaming action in video review.

OnePlus 5T  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 16MP (SONY IMX 398), f/1.7 + 20MP (SONY IMX 376K), f/1.7,  auto focus, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera : 16MP SONY IMX 371
Video Recording : 4K resolution, slow motion, time-lapse

Camera quality is excellent, as good as seen on the OnePlus 5. But for low light shots the 5T is better. Also when using portrait mode you need to come closer to the subject. Selfies turned out great and 4K recording was pretty good with really smooth stabilization.

Camera Rating : 4.7 out of 5

OnePlus 5T camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear. 4G with VoLTE is supported, Jio SIM worked. The finger print sensor (moved on the back) is very fast and this handset also supports face unlock. This face unlock is amazingly fast, just press power button and if your face is in the front camera range it will detect and unlock – time taken = the same when you press power button and screen switches on, it’s that fast. Sometimes I wonder if it really did detect my face :-).

OnePlus 5T 6.01 inch Optic Amoled screen

OnePlus 5T  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3300  mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 1 hour 20 minutes (5% to 100%) using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 9 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One day to one and a half days, depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 28 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 15 minutes / 5% / 33 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 13 minutes / 3% / 31 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  13 minutes / 2% / 31 degrees

Verdict

If you are planning to get a OnePlus handset the OnePlus 5T is the best option out there. Premium look, premium feel, unique, powerful and outshine in every department.

Rating : 4.8 out of 5

OnePlus 5T price in India starts from Rs. 32,999.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Thanks for the honest review, Gogi sir,

    And, finally I bought the 128 variant from Chroma store. It is a real flagship killer. 🙂
    I made my new year start with this beautiful piece of tech baby. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the honest review, Gogi sir,

    And, finally I bought the 128 variant from Chroma store. It is a real flagship killer. 🙂
    I made my new year start with this beautiful piece of tech baby. 🙂

  3. Without talking nonsense, OnePlus 5T has ‘killer’ specs for the price (FHD+, SD835, 8GB of RAM, 128GB ROM). Simply ‘mind blowing’ for an Android enthusiast like myself. I liked the original OnePlus 5, but I always felt that the display is not good enough for a flagship device. With the new ‘5T’, OnePlus can ride side by side with the big boys (Samsung, Huawei etc).

  4. Without talking nonsense, OnePlus 5T has ‘killer’ specs for the price (FHD+, SD835, 8GB of RAM, 128GB ROM). Simply ‘mind blowing’ for an Android enthusiast like myself. I liked the original OnePlus 5, but I always felt that the display is not good enough for a flagship device. With the new ‘5T’, OnePlus can ride side by side with the big boys (Samsung, Huawei etc).

  5. among best all rounder phone for the price.gets all latest features covered. its selfie camera is also great infact better then iPhone X. no need to buy oppo/vivo for selfie.

  6. among best all rounder phone for the price.gets all latest features covered. its selfie camera is also great infact better then iPhone X. no need to buy oppo/vivo for selfie.

  7. Comparing 5t with oneplus 5
    Less battery …due to bigger screen
    Better camera with better looks screen

    And rest same
    Face unlock also available for one plus 5 on next update ..

        1. Lol both are same..both the devices doesn’t unlock for pics but does for twins…apples one is less secure cuz no fingerprint aww

    1. IPhone X have Hardware level Face unlock security. Where as OP5T have Software based face unlock. So if u consider about security then Iphone X face unlock is more secure.

  8. Everything can good But it is so costly that a medium family people like us can’t by it in this price.

    1. Come on man, this is one of the best flagship phones which is sold at half the price of other manufacturers. If you still think thats costly, then my dear friend, you will find plenty of things costly in this world.

  9. Thanks for the review Gogi ji. Using oneplus 5 and planning to buy 5T as this is complete phone in most of aspects

    1. Being a Amazon prime member and HDFC card holder I am able to get 5T on 22nd Nov after paying RS 31,500. Dash charger is superb and mine got charged from 10 percent to 90 percent in less an hour. Battery performance is also very good. Only issue I am facing with 5T that face unlock sometimes fails even after latest update and dats y I am using finger unlock more often now. Overall phone is really masterpiece and it’s going to be boss of 2018 in midrange budget. Screen, Battery, dash charging, camera everything is 10 out of 10 . My ratings for this phone is 9.5 out of 10( half marks deducted for face unlock and absurd behaviour of some apps in 18:9 aspect ratio). May he future updates going to solve these as well.

        1. That is why i purchased this phone during very first sale. Still my guess is that Oneplus 6 is not going to make way very soon just like Oneplus 5T as they have already incorporated all new trends this time.

        2. If we were to think like that we cannot buy any phone, don’t you think. Whichever phone comes today, will be overtaken by a newer model in the recent future. That’s gonna happen anyways, but that shouldnot restrict someone from buying a newly launched phone if he is interested for that device.

  10. Comparing 5t with oneplus 5
    Less battery …due to bigger screen
    Better camera with better looks screen

    And rest same
    Face unlock also available for one plus 5 on next update ..

        1. Lol both are same..both the devices doesn’t unlock for pics but does for twins…apples one is less secure cuz no fingerprint aww

    1. IPhone X have Hardware level Face unlock security. Where as OP5T have Software based face unlock. So if u consider about security then Iphone X face unlock is more secure.

  11. Everything can good But it is so costly that a medium family people like us can’t by it in this price.

    1. Come on man, this is one of the best flagship phones which is sold at half the price of other manufacturers. If you still think thats costly, then my dear friend, you will find plenty of things costly in this world.

  12. Thanks for the review Gogi ji. Using oneplus 5 and planning to buy 5T as this is complete phone in most of aspects

  13. Did I read the charging time correct.
    Holly Molly 1hour 20 minutes.
    That’s blazing fast.

    1. Being a Amazon prime member and HDFC card holder I am able to get 5T on 22nd Nov after paying RS 31,500. Dash charger is superb and mine got charged from 10 percent to 90 percent in less an hour. Battery performance is also very good. Only issue I am facing with 5T that face unlock sometimes fails even after latest update and dats y I am using finger unlock more often now. Overall phone is really masterpiece and it’s going to be boss of 2018 in midrange budget. Screen, Battery, dash charging, camera everything is 10 out of 10 . My ratings for this phone is 9.5 out of 10( half marks deducted for face unlock and absurd behaviour of some apps in 18:9 aspect ratio). May he future updates going to solve these as well.

        1. That is why i purchased this phone during very first sale. Still my guess is that Oneplus 6 is not going to make way very soon just like Oneplus 5T as they have already incorporated all new trends this time.

        2. If we were to think like that we cannot buy any phone, don’t you think. Whichever phone comes today, will be overtaken by a newer model in the recent future. That’s gonna happen anyways, but that shouldnot restrict someone from buying a newly launched phone if he is interested for that device.

  14. Wonderful review. I am happily using it for an week. The best buy for me..