OnePlus 5T Review

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Price: ₹ 32,999

Key Specs

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, 6/8 GB LPDDR4X RAM, 16 MP + 20 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, 16 MP front camera, 64/128 GB ROM, OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 3,300 mAh battery, USB 2.0, Type-C, Fingerprint sensor

Pros: Sharp screen, good battery, performance, camera

Cons: Running on old Android N and Android 8.0 update will take months

Bottomline: In comparison with OnePlus 5, the 5T is slightly better with more modern features. It runs smoothly without troubling to kill the app running at the background. You can click quality shots in daylight and even in low light. It’s a perfect choice, right now, at this price segment.

Only a few months back, OnePlus 5 in arrived in the Indian market and now its turbo version – OnePlus 5T, is here. The OnePlus 5T not only goes ahead of its previous sibling also, it raises the competition in the price segment. Pretty much similar hardware and software, with enhanced screen size, intuitive UI, etc.

Large screen with minimized bezels

OnePlus 5T Review: Screen

The new turbo edition has 6.01-inch nearly borderless 18:9 display for the first time on a smartphone. Though, the fight began when Samsung and LG brought the taller screen with no or very narrow bezels. OnePlus joins the battle with Honor, Oppo, and Vivo, but still, no one has curved Infinity screen as like Samsung.

The screen produces the resolution of 1080X2160 and uses AMOLED technology. It looks sharp and bright with balanced colors and saturation. Watch videos or play games, the screen offers the immersive experience.

OnePlus 5T Review: Back

Having the aluminium body, it looks pretty luxurious and offers the firm grip, even in one hand. Only 7.3 mm thick device has sharp crease around the edges of an otherwise curved body. The phone feels solid but  doesn’t have any weatherproof or dust proof certificate. The new phone has fingerprint sensor at the rear, which is within easy reach as well as quite fast in recognizing fingerprint.

OnePlus 5T Review: Side

Power packed performance

Compare to OnePlus 5 the turbo edition uses the same Snapdragon 835 SoC with its integrated Adreno 540 GPU. OnePlus 5T also available in two variants – one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, and one with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It runs smoothly, whether you are playing games or running multiple games. To test the device, we loaded the device with various apps and games. Running more than 6 high graphics intensive games and app, we didn’t notice any performance lag.

Smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 with customized OxygenOS interface that offers stock android experience yet has several added features. For instance, you can make a copy of social messaging apps with built-in Parallel Apps feature. One can easily find photos from past trips, all thanks to the geo-locate feature on Gallery.


The primary rear camera clicks amazing shots in bright light conditions. All the shots come with popping colors and sharp details. The portrait mode is also cool to click quality images with artificial effects. When in low light conditions, the secondary rear camera comes into the picture. There is no control available when to use the secondary rear camera, it automatically decides and clicks shots when very little light. Using the camera in low light conditions, we get excellent results.

The front selfie shooter is perfect for various conditions. Shots come with fair amount of colors and details.

Facial recognition

OnePlus 5T support facial recognition as well, enabling users to unlock with a glance. Setting up the facial recognition is quite easy and recognition is very quick. You pick up the phone and instantly it will unlock the device. But, it may trouble you sometime in low-light conditions.

Full day battery

The mobile is backed by a 3300 mAh battery and equipped with Type-C port that supports OnePlus’s own Dash Charge for quick charging.

OnePlus 5T Review: Top & Bottom

The battery can last for more than a day with moderate usage. In our video loop test it lasted for 12 hours, 50 minutes.

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  1. Anju
    #1 Anju 26 January, 2018, 12:36

    Oneplus 5t with all its specs and features at such a low price, I think this is a steal. Oneplus always surprises everyone with their flagship phones every year.

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