Biggest ever OnePlus screen for new 5T flagship smartphone

Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017

Some of them were pleasant, some of them were not. Well the Chinese company has obviously been listening to the feedback and managed to solve this problem with the OnePlus 5T.

The new OnePlus 5T will solidify the company's value-for-money street cred, as the CEO promise for a flagship that won't break the bank got fulfilled, at least as far as the U.S. pricing is concerned. First of all, it has a new design.

Left: OnePlus 5. Right: OnePlus 5T. On the back, it has the same aluminum cover, however, this time around, the fingerprint sensor is on the back cover too, as it has no room on the front. They feature the same Snapdragon 835 chipset and same amount of RAM. While we're yet to benchmark the smartphone, it's unlikely many will have complaints when it comes to performance. Currently, the OnePlus 5T runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, whereas the latest that Google offers on its own Pixel devices among others is Android 8.0.0 Oreo. It keeps the same megapixel count of 20MP, but the aperture is way wider at f/1.7, same as the main 16MP shooter, which is also used on the OnePlus 5. The sensor has been moved to the back of the phone instead of the front. There's no wireless charging, but the phone can fast charge. Fortunately, the phone retains 3.5mm audio jack which is disappearing from most of the smartphones these days. And the new face recognition for lock-screen security is a new addition.

Biggest ever OnePlus screen for new 5T flagship smartphone
Biggest ever OnePlus screen for new 5T flagship smartphone

Comparisons with the OnePlus 5 aside, the 5T is also drawing comparisons with the iPhone X, especially given the stark difference in their price. OnePlus 5T price start at $499 for 6GB RAM model and $559 for 8GB RAM model. The phone will be available from November 21 in a single black color option. However, OnePlus says a half hour charge will give the 3,300mAh battery enough power to last a full day. However, the bezels aren't as compact as that on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. One of the drawbacks of the phone is that OnePlus 5T is not water and dust resistance. It means that the OnePlus 5T will also get Oreo alongside. This makes it look great, but also more fragile.

Storage-wise, the OnePlus 5T comes with either 64GB or 128GB built-in, while the iPhone X offers a choice of 64GB or 256GB. Unfortunately, it hasn't made a comeback with the OnePlus 5T either. The new operating system version is likely to arrive as a part of a new OxygenOS version as well.

The phone is a touchscreen with a dual camera.