OnePlus 5T launched while co-founder admits cockiness in past

New features are vetted by OnePlus users through channels like the OxygenOS Beta Program and only added once OnePlus is confident the features can improve the way users use their phone.

OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch, 18:9 ratio, 2,160×1,080 pixels, Full Optic AMOLED display that looks attractive with the all-aluminum, sleek body.

In addition to the Sunlight Display feature, the OnePlus 5T also comes with a game mode that disables notifications for when you play games so that you can play uninterrupted. The aspect ratio’s been changed to a more modern 18:9, and like a lot of other phones we’ve seen this year, OnePlus drastically slimmed down the bezels from every angle.

The only changes are the display, fingerprint placement, camera sensors and new face unlock feature. One of the fastest on the Android market, Face Unlock uses over 100 identifiers to unlock the OnePlus 5T. Then again, Samsung also kept the aux input on its Galaxy Note 8.

Out of the box the 5T will run Android Nougat with the Oxygen OS 4.7 skin. The buttons on the device feel pretty solid and good to use.

The phone is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The $128GB version with 8GB RAM costs $599.

Another key element that hasn’t changed is the price, with the OnePlus 5T going on sale with prices starting at £449 ($499 USD).

The smartphone is touted to come with new camera sensors on the back. It’s not secure, though, and won’t work for mobile payments. This also makes the OnePlus 5T a tad taller than its predecessor. The 6-inch screen simply takes up more of the phone’s footprint, making for a better display-forward experience, without making the phone any bigger.

I’m a stickler when it comes to certain small smartphone details, like the minutiae of display quality and vibration motors. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. Repeatedly, our 5T got about 80 percent through the process and failed. Given that the screen resolution is only slightly larger to accommodate the additional screen space, there’s very little extra work the battery needs to handle, and it’s likely to perform just as well as it did on the previous model. A developer by the handle of Sultanxda over at XDA discovered in the OnePlus 5’s firmware that the display was mounted upside-down, which was largely blamed for the issue. Replacing the telephoto lens of the first phone, you get a main 16-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.7, with a 20-megapixel lens as a secondary, which should produce some better-looking portrait shots than on the OnePlus 5. Also, unlike Apple, OnePlus has not dropped the fingerprint scanner altogether.

He noted that this smartphone comes with Full Optic AMOLED display and an enhance camera performance in low-light.

OnePlus has taken this opportunity to make some tweaks to the interface. It sort of works, but the resulting images are still noisy, and it’s no replacement for the real thing. Granted, zoom and Portrait Mode are still part of the camera experience in the OnePlus 5T, but they are achieved digitally rather than with the help of an actual zoom lens. There is no official water resistance rating.

It’s a disappointment that the 5T doesn’t ship with Android Oreo. When it comes to the software, for the time being there won’t be anything different between the two phones, as the OnePlus 5 is still now on a version of OxygenOS which is based on the latest version of Nougat.

OnePlus 5T First Impressions


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