Just like last year, OnePlus offers an upgraded version of its flagship. The OnePlus 5T has a more modern look and a camera that should attract the crowds. We had the opportunity to test the device, here are our first impressions today.
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OnePlus 5T – Release date and price
The OnePlus 5T is certainly a new smartphone, but for the price we do not see any change. In its variant 64 GB of ROM and 6 GB of RAM. If you want more internal memory, you can opt for the 128 GB model with 8 GB of RAM. For Pricing Click Here
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OnePlus 5T – Design and Finishing
Seen from behind, the OnePlus 5T does not look so different from its predecessor. The aluminum surface has been lacquered three times, has a beautiful surface and, to the delight of users, resists fingerprints. Yet there is a novelty on the back of this device: the ceramic fingerprint reader now finds its place on the shell and no longer in the front, which has resulted in more screen borders fines. The front of the camera is particularly sober, only the front camera and sound spaces are different from the black surface. On the corners, the glass is slightly rounded.
The OnePlus 5T is barely bigger than the OnePlus 5: 2 millimeters more in width and one in length, all for 0.5 inches of additional screen diagonal. The weight has increased by 9 grams. The camera is more out of the hull than on the predecessor, but rounds make it all pleasant to the touch. When to finish, it is simply excellent and can not be subject to criticism.
OnePlus continues to offer its fans different types of protective shell. You will find carbon and wood, and a red silicone that makes a good impression in hand. Unlike those of OnePlus 5, the hulls cover all angles and all and therefore offer better protection. In the box, we find a transparent shell that is not the most beautiful effect, visually speaking, but has the merit of protecting the smartphone damage.
OnePlus 5T – Screen
The OnePlus 5T display is the biggest difference between this model and its predecessor. The diagonal went from 5.5 inches to 6 inches thanks to the 18: 9 format, which has become fashionable today. The definition used on this AMOLED panel is 1080 x 2160 pixels and the angles are a bit rounded. With the original configuration, the colors are very sharp and clear, although on the latter point we can find better in some competitors. The screen is not as bluish as what you can see on the AMOLEDs.
The software version of OnePlus 5T offers many possibilities for customization. 5 picture modes are available in the settings. The adaptive mode, where the screen dynamically adapts the representation of the colors to the external conditions, is really worth the detour. The very high automatic light adaptation is now called Sunlight Display. Playback mode can be used on applications, night mode can be customized. In short, many customization options to please all tastes.
I would like to talk about the automatic brightness adjustment of this unit. Overall, it works well but it shows a slight shift and the minimum level should have been a little darker, it would have been convenient to surf at night before falling asleep.
OnePlus 5T – Other Features
The OnePlus 5T offers a feature that allows to unlock the screen by facial recognition. This exists on other devices but OnePlus has enormously optimized the software. With advanced face recognition, 100 facial points are scanned and used to allow only registered people to unlock their phone. In our test, this technology has proven itself and has even proved very fast. Only when the brightness starts to decrease does the front camera (and therefore facial recognition) begin to show their limits. Wearing a hat, helmet or scarf does not disturb the OnePlus 5T. The manufacturer has nothing to envy to Apple and the Face ID of the iPhone X, OnePlus hat!
If you do not want to unlock the device via face recognition, you can use the fingerprint reader. It is located at the back and works very well too. That said, it is sometimes difficult to feel that it is the fingerprint reader as it is shallow, if you wear a shell on your device you will not meet this concern.
OnePlus 5T – Software Interface
If you had thought that OnePlus would release its OP5T Android 8.0 Oreo, you were unfortunately far from the truth. On the smartphone we only find OxygenOS 4.7.1 which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Of course, an update Oreo version is announced but no date has been communicated.
The operating system of OnePlus is appreciated by the fans because it is very close to Android Vanilla: no bloatware or other useless games. Graphically, it is rather pretty and modern, and the Assistant is present for those who want to use voice commands. With App Priority, the applications used most often should be able to start quickly. Anyway, given the power of the phone this should not be a problem.
OnePlus 5T – Performance
The OnePlus 5T has a Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM, there is not much better on the market today. Technically, these are the same technical characteristics as on the OnePlus 5, so we can assume similar performance. This is not a criticism since OnePlus smartphones are as fast as the wind and show no weakness in performance. That said, there is no improvement between the areas, something that we can perhaps blame OnePlus.
OnePlus 5T – Sound quality
With its mono speaker on the lower edge, the OnePlus 5T does not perform extraordinary. The sound quality is correct but there is nothing to be excited either. No loudspeakers are provided, so you will have to buy your own. That said, the jack mini jack is present. The OnePlus 5T has 3 built-in microphones that allow among other things noise reduction.
OnePlus 5T – Camera
The OnePlus 5T uses at the front a sensor of 16 megapixels of Sony (the IMX371, to be exact) and an opening f / 2.0. At first glance, the selfies make quite a good impression but we can see a problem of overexposure on the bright areas. The details could also be better represented. When the light conditions are at the rendezvous, the quality is much higher than that obtained in dark areas. Note that OnePlus does not offer a portrait mode similar to that of Pixel 2 (XL) or iPhone X.
The camera at the back is much more interesting. It has two lenses but this time they no longer have different focal lengths, contrary to what we could see on the OnePlus 5. The second sensor, also from Sony (IMX376K), allows for better results results in poor light. The resolution of this sensor is 20 megapixels while the other rear sensor, a Sony IMX398, has a resolution of 16 megapixels and an aperture f / 1.7. The application of the camera seems to be simple but it has a pro mode with various manual controls.
The quality of the photos is good: the colors are natural although the green sometimes shows under the brightness a blue shade. Precision is successful but moving objects (eg children playing) sometimes show some problems. The dynamic range is satisfactory. Curiously, even after the disappearance of the optical zoom the photo application continues to place a step between the normal mode and 2x zoom, but this time is totally digital.
An improvement in poor light
Thanks to the second sensor, we can see an obvious improvement over the previous model. That said, the OnePlus 5T does not work miracles either: if there is too little light there will be a lot of noise. In practice, I have not at any time obtained really bad pictures.
In portrait mode, the OnePlus 5T makes a nice Bokeh effect around the object. On the screen, you can see if the device can detect a depth effect, but if this blur can be successful it can also be next to the plate. That’s why the OnePlus 5T also takes a “normal” picture. Note that it is unfortunately not possible to set the level of blurring as we can see at Huawei.
OnePlus 5T – Autonomy
Like all current smartphones, the OnePlus 5T does not have a removable battery. This is unfortunate, from an ecological perspective as well as economic, but it allows to have a finer and more chic device.
The battery has a capacity of 3300 mAh and should allow to hold a whole day. Two days are also possible if we limit a little consumption. On the PCMark benchmark, the OnePlus 5T is a few minutes longer than the Galaxy S8, but it’s nearly 40 minutes shorter than the OnePlus 5.
OnePlus uses a Dash Charger on the 5T to charge the device quickly. It takes half an hour to go from 0 to 60%, beyond it is a little slower. However, in 90 minutes your battery is fully charged.
OnePlus 5T – Technical Specifications
Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 162 g
Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
Screen size: 6.01 inches
Screen technology: AMOLED
Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels (402 dpi)
Front camera: 20 megapixels
Rear camera: 16 megapixels
Android version: 7.1.1 – Nougat
User interface : Oxygen OS
RAM: 6 GB
Internal memory : 64 GB
Removable memory: Not available
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Number of hearts: 8
Maximum clock frequency: 2.45 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0
The OnePlus 5T makes an excellent impression. The screen looks very good, the 18: 9 format ensures a trendy design. Unlocking by facial recognition is convenient and works without any problem. The performances are very good, it was already the case of the OnePlus 5. The autonomy is good, the camera is better than the predecessor, but it is however regrettable that the OnePlus 5T is not proposed directly with Android 8.0 Oreo.
If you have a OnePlus 5, it is not necessary to switch to the new model. By cons, anyone looking for a powerful smartphone is likely to be convinced.