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The OnePlus 5T is selling like hotcakes. Would you buy it?

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The OnePlus 5T has just hit the market ready to outshine its predecessor by introducing a virtually bezel-less 18:9 display. Some users were anticipating its arrival, while some didn't see it coming six months from the release of OnePlus 5. And you? Are you considering buying it?

The OnePlus 5T has been well received by users from day one of its arrival on the market. Just six hours after sales began, it sold out. While we don't know exactly how many units were sold, OnePlus announced a new record had been made via Twitter:

What persuaded so many people? Probably the fact that the OnePlus 5T has kept the winning hardware of its predecessor and introduced innovations with the display and camera, without a change in price. The OnePlus 5T costs $499 or $559, depending on which model you choose.

It comes with a 6-inch Full Screen AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 to 8 GB of RAM, 64 to 128 GB of internal memory and a 3,300 mAh battery. In our review, we gave the OnePlus 5T four and a half stars, a score earned in part by the camera which provides clear results with natural colors.

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To make the display bezel-free, the fingerprint reader has moved to the back. / © NextPit

There is a well-deserved criticism one can level at the OnePlus 5T: the absence of Android 8.0 Oreo. This new smartphone ships with Android Nougat, though OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has said that the update will be available in early 2018. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5T has already received its first software update, introducing OxygenOS 4.7.2, which optimizes fingerprint and face scanning, gestures, video recording in 4K and overall stability. At least Oreo will arrive soon and the device is still getting updates in the mean time.

Are you convinced by the OnePlus 5T? Will you buy it? Tell us what you think in the poll and the comments below.

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  • Rusty Harris 33
    Rusty Harris Dec 3, 2017 Link to comment

    When Oppo's OnePlus One came along, I was like most excited to see a somewhat premium phone, at a reduced price. While waiting for an "invite" on a lark, I bought a Huawei Mate2. With a 720p screen, SD400 processor, I planned on sending it back to Amazon. I had it a week before the invite for the OnePlus One arrived. After receiving the OnePlus One, and putting up with the software glitches, I switched back to the Mate2 and never looked back. The battery life sold me. So much so I bought a Mate8 and about a month ago, a Mate9. Oppo & OnePlus keep increasing the price of their phones that it isn't the bargain it use to be.
    Plus, they treat their customers as "test mules" for the more premium Oppo phones. Hey, if you don't mind putting up with it, you can still get a slight bargain, but I'd rather have a stable phone. So far, I'm sold on the Huawei Mate phones.

    • alejandro 4
      alejandro Dec 4, 2017 Link to comment

      Good luck with the interface on those Huaweis lol

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    Mark Schlick Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

    I've owned several OP phones. I just get sick of their stupid mistakes. From mounting the screen upside down, sending unencrypted (and unnecessary) data to china and singapore, leaving backdoor service apps on their phones, their poor customer service, questionable device support, and buggy updates.

    In the beginning they were a "small company" so everyone forgave their idiotic mistakes and marketing campaigns. It's time for them to grow up as a company and prove they belong.

    So, for now, I'm done with oneplus...

    Rusty Harrisstorm

  • 4
    Endre Tiberiu Kuzman Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

    NO SD card, NO removable battery, NO thank you, but this is a NO buy. More you buy, more removed: SD card, removable big battery, phone jack, IR blaster .....


    • alejandro 4
      alejandro Dec 4, 2017 Link to comment

      No new phones have removable battery xD

  • 26
    Andrew Burgin Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

    Too late in the year,and made the same mistake Samsung did not offer in the S6 and Note 5 phones no micro sd card slot,its not long for the CES in January plus the other one in Febuary,then the One users miss out on new functions become available

    Rusty Harrisstorm

  • 7
    Michal Švarc Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

    I am missing option 'I already bought it' :-)

    Brittany McGhee

  • 20
    Reg Joo Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

    Latest snapdragon, as of 2017, Workable camera that can be updated, rootable, rommable, developer friendly, and less than $600. Guts are just as good as the $1000 phones. Any complaints are nit-picking complaints, yes definitely a good buy.

    Michal Švarc

    • David Martrano 29
      David Martrano Dec 2, 2017 Link to comment

      This reminds of the deal on the Nexus 6p, 500.00 bananas. Flagship specs, missing a couple of premium features but for the money compared to the X & note you save five hundred dollars with similar performance. If this was CDMA capable I would buy in a heartbeat. It's a great deal for the money!

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