5 reasons why you should buy the OnePlus 5

5 reasons why you should buy the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 was highly anticipated by fans. Since a few days ago, the smartphone has been available on the OnePlus website. The question is: should you buy it? Here are a few things that might convince you.

High performance

Performance is one of the biggest strengths of the OnePlus 5. The Chinese manufacturer threw in everything in terms of technical configurations for the phone: it not only has one of the best processors on the market, the Snapdragon 835, but also has a huge 8 GB of RAM. This is so much that we wondered whether it’s even worth having such a big amount, but in terms of showing off, the OnePlus 5 does a very good job.

In practice, the phone knows really puts on a good show On a daily basis, it shows great flexibility, with no sign of weakness. Thanks to the processor and the antennas, the connection speed is very fast and the UFS 2.1 memory ensures good responsiveness when launching apps. If you’re a follower of theoretical results, below you’ll find the benchmark results compared to those obtained on the Galaxy S8. However, do beware of the results, the Chinese manufacturer was singled out for cheating on some benchmarks, but we still don’t understand the intent given its technical record.

Benchmarks: OnePlus 5 vs Galaxy S8

  3D Mark Sling Shot Extrme ES 3.1 3D Mark Sling Shot ES 3.0 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited ES 2.0 Geek Bench Single Core Geek Bench Multi Core PC Mark Work 2.0 PC Mark Storage
OnePlus 5 3341 4337 39419 1944 6666 6545 5044
Samsung Galaxy S8 3174 3217 27330 1983 6402 6135 4644

A high quality camera

It's no secret: a high-end device must have a high quality camera. OnePlus has passed this challenge with flying colors. Like many of its competitors, it offers a dual camera at the rear, with one sensor offering 16MP for a f / 1.7 aperture, and the other 20MP for a f / 2.6 aperture. Obviously, there’s image stabilization, but unlike some competitors it’s not optical, but electronic. At the front, there is a 16MP sensor with a f / 2.0 aperture, again with an electronic stabilizer.

Given the facts, you now know what hardware you’re dealing with. The photos are of good quality, although they aren’t able to compete with the Google Pixel, which is still the undefeated champion in this field. Although the brightness is good and the pictures look great, it can get a bit more difficult if you’re in a darker environment - you see this  for many smartphone brands. You can get a more concrete idea of ​​the photos by following the link below.

  • See photos taken with the OnePlus 5
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The dual camera is one of the OnePlus 5's strengths. © NextPit

Bluetooth 5 connectivity

In a world where we use more and more accessories, Bluetooth has become an important feature. Whether you want to connect your speakers at home or your headphones while doing sport, or connect your smartwatch or any other connectable device, your smartphone needs to offer a stable Bluetooth connection.

This new device from OnePlus offers the latest version of this technology: Bluetooth 5. You’ll be equipped for the future, with Android O supporting this technology. For compatible devices, Bluetooth 5 will give you better quality transfers (notably the audio), but also offer wider range (a hundred meters).

High-speed charging

OnePlus uses a fast charging technology called "Dash Charge". Is it faster than other types of charging? Yes, based on an experiment in the field. Of course, the difference isn’t colossal, but it's worth nothing OnePlus' superior performance in this area.

In practice, you get 60% charge in just 30 minutes of charging. As mentioned by another AndroidPIT editor, the charge time of smartphone (and tablet) batteries is proportional to the charge level: the higher the battery percentage, the longer it takes to charge the device. The competition is also facing this problem, but doesn’t fare as well as the OnePlus with its Dash Charge technology.

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Here is the Dash charger and its cable. © NextPit

A good price/performance ratio

Consumers almost always consider the price of products to be excessive, that's a given. The OnePlus 5 is no exception to that rule, some find it too expensive, especially if one takes into account the increasing price tag on the last few OnePlus models. But one must see things from another perspective: the OnePlus 5 almost has as much potential (in all categories combined) as other high-end devices on the market, and it’s presented at a much lower price.

Do you plan to buy the OnePlus 5? If so, which argument convinced you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.



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  • Aatu Leppä Jul 5, 2017 Link to comment

    Do not buy. Not good quality. (Returned it)

    • Brittany McGhee Jul 6, 2017 Link to comment


      Could you share what made you return the device? Why did you think the quality was poor? I'm sure the community would love to know.

  • Charudatt Kumbhare Jul 4, 2017 Link to comment

    Oneplus 5 is really an iPhone 7 plus ripoff.. 😛 😛 such a shame on this startup.. It really upset the fans every where . My friend was gonna buy it but he cancelled it, now he's thinking to buy LG G6. Also oneplus 5 is way far behind the 2017 standards like bazelless display and water and dust proof ip68 ratings.
    And most annoying thing is that every iPhone user is gonna laugh @ oneplus 5 user as its just another Chinese phone cos. which is iPhone 7 plus ripoff.. 😛... Lol

  • storm Jul 3, 2017 Link to comment

    I'm pretty much an equal opportunity hater. One plus does have a track record of hardcore fail in every release though.

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    Deactivated Account Jul 3, 2017 Link to comment

    can you please explain the benefits of 8GB of ram in a current smartphone and why this is even relevant ? other than for marketing...

  • storm Jul 3, 2017 Link to comment

    You can't be serious. This poorly designed, even worse implemented, unsupported bugfest!! Buying a phone is not about specification checkboxes only. Those parts have to be integrated together and debugged. One Plus knows nothing of that and continues to demonstrate no interest in learning or changing their behavior.

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    • Jerry's W. Jul 3, 2017 Link to comment

      writing such an article raises suspection of being sponsored by the manufatorer of the one plus...

    • Quad Plex Jul 3, 2017 Link to comment

      Hey, calm down there. I bet you haven't even held a OnePlus 5 in your hands yet. I do. Right now. And let me tell you, it is an exceptional phone. I never had any of those wifi drops, jelly scrolling or other issues, all I have is an extremely responsive phone that gets me 5h of SOT easily while making pretty good photos. Oh and the dash charging is ridiculously fast.

      Do you just flame on OnePlus, btw, or do you also hate Apple whenever a new iOS update kills their phones? Or when they start bending? What about no reception when you hold it wrong? Or how about the Nexus 6P's battery issues?

      Point is: No manufacturer makes perfect phones. Even the big players like Apple, Samsung and Google can fuck up, so stop pretending like OnePlus is a bunch of apes on desks...

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