Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Here's the last OnePlus 5 leak you're going to need

Here's the last OnePlus 5 leak you're going to need

While the OnePlus 3T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.35 GHz and an Adreno 530 GPU, the OnePlus 5 steps it up to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 540 GPU.

OnePlus has officially unveiled its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5, confirming the device's specifications and features before it fully rolls out later this month.

Better customer service, transparency and update support would be a good start for OnePlus' new value proposition, but without the premium features outlined above and the three glaring problems just mentioned, it's going to become increasingly hard to justify regular flagship OnePlus price tags.

The two look identical and are amazingly designed.

As usual, though, the finish is high quality and sensibly practical but this is the slimmest OnePlus yet at 7.25mm and it feels jolly lovely. OnePlus has retained the traditional headphone port and the design is nearly similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. The fact that it's aluminium means it should resist breakage a little better than its flagship rivals as well. You have a 16MP wide-angle lens and a 20MP telephoto sensor coupled with dual LED flash. The early response appears to be very good if OnePlus CEO Carl Pei is to be believed.

There's also improved camera software with a useful-looking "pro" mode and the ability to save out photos as RAW files.

As I said at the outset, the OnePlus 5 is the most accomplished phone the company has ever produced, hands down. As usual, the phone runs the firm's own Oxygen launcher and that's on top of Android 7. This uses an ambient light sensor to tune the white balance of the screen to match that of the surrounding light, which is great news for people (like me) who use their smartphones to read ebooks late at night.

Admittedly, while the specs of the OnePlus 5 are impressive, OnePlus 3 and 3T owners might not see enough to justify upgrading. Previously, you could enable an sRGB colour profile, but the setting was hidden in the developer options. Aside from speed boosts, the only significant difference is the dual-lens camera, and that'll only be of interest if you like taking pictures and experimenting with different effects. But as OnePlus the company becomes increasingly mainstream, they're going to have to find new ways to make their devices stand out from the crowd.

OnePlus 5 is equipped with a 3300mAh dash charging battery, which is lower than the 3400mAh batter infused with OnePlus 3T. Well, the Slate Gray version of the phone, holds a price tag of 479 Dollars, while the Midnight Black is set to cost 539 USD.

We'll deliver our final verdict once we've completed our testing.

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