The wait is over. Finally, after so many leaks, the OnePlus 5 is now official. OnePlus did publish teasers like they always do.

The OnePlus 5 continues with the same screen size. It does have slimmer bezels thought, overall it’s quite the same with wide areas left for the sensors, camera, and the home button. Many people have pointed out that the phone looks similar to others and there is nothing new in terms of design, but actually the phone is good to hold in hand and won’t disappoint you at all in terms of build quality.

OnePlus 5 Credit: Marques Brownlee
OnePlus 5
Credit: Marques Brownlee

The OnePlus 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU, coupled with 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB and 128GB respectively. The OnePlus 5 comes with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with its own near stock Android, OxygenOS.

The main highlight of the phone is the camera. The OnePlus 5 has a dual-lens camera setup on the back- The main camera is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 398 sensor with a f/1.7 aperture. The second camera has a 20-megapixel Sony sensor with a f/2.6 “telephoto” lens. The camera is capable of shooting at 4K. The brand has claimed that the auto-focus speed has also increased by 40%. They also claimed that the HDR is also improved. The Portrait mode is there so that you can click portraits with bokeh effect.

OnePlus 3 and 3T had good camera setup but this time, the dual camera setup option that OnePlus has decided to deploy on OnePlus 5 will let users be more creative and have more control over the composition of their shots. Switching between zoom and the normal view is fast and easy and the portrait mode works great when you are surrounded by people or nature. The bokeh effect is good enough and even in low lighting conditions, the portrait mode works pretty well as far as we have experienced with a brief hands-on with OnePlus 5. The 2X optical zoom is a blessing when you want to capture shots with great detail and don’t want to miss out anything or click blurry images with digital zoom.

The OnePlus 5 packs a 3300 mAh battery with the Dash Charge. OnePlus has claimed that with about 30 minutes of Dash Charge, the OnePlus 5 can charge to up o 58%. The fingerprint sensor is on the front, below the display. Dash Charging has always been one of the top positions in terms of fast charging technologies along with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or Oppo’s propriety VOOC. But we haven’t tested it yet side by side yet.

Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 4G with VoLTE, Cat. 12 LTE, and there is a single global variant with support for 34 network bands.

The device has 3 microphones with noise cancellation, along with Dirac HD Sound.The 6GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 5 is priced Rs. 32,999 and the 8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 37,999. It will be available exclusively via Amazon India. The sale starts at 4:30 PM today and yes, you don’t need an invite to grab a OnePlus 5.

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