The smartphone OnePlus 5 with Android Nougat (7.1.1) and an overlay OxygenOS is the most awaited one. It is loaded with a lot of new features such as a blue light filter, the Secure Box, and the “app priority” (the most used apps are automatically loaded into memory that the smartphone is out of standby).
On the design aspect, the new flagship of the Chinese brand largely resembles the iPhone 7 Plus . It is the thinnest terminal ever made by OnePlus about 7.25 mm thick.
For performance, OnePlus opted for the high-end Snapdragon 835 mobile chip from Qualcomm. The SoC system houses a 2.45 GHz processor and an Adreno 540 graphic solution. It is the same chip that equips one of the versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The chip is coupled with 8 GB of RAM (grinding 128 GB of flash) or 6 GB (64 GB version). For the first time on a OnePlus, this is LPDDR4, faster than the LPDDR3.
On the photo aspect, there is a front camera with a 16 megapixel sensor that uses the screen as a flash (“flash screen” function). On the back, OnePlus has opted for a dual APN (both elements are arranged vertically).
There is a 16 megapixel Sony IMX 398 main sensor with F / 1.7 aperture, which translates into 34% more light than the OnePlus 3T. The second sensor (monochrome) is a 20 megapixel Sony IMX 350. The set allows an optical zoom x2 (in addition to the digital zoom x8). In the portrait mode, the Bokeh (artistic blur) effect is also improved on the pictures. These two aspects were already available on the iPhone 7 Plus.OnePlus adds the “Smart Focus” which ensures a 40% faster focus than with OnePlus 3 / 3T. The HDR mode also benefits from an improvement.
Video capture is not to be outdone with the ability to shoot in 4K / Ultra HD at 30fps (frames per second).
On the other hand, OnePlus has not yet integrated optical stabilization; It will be necessary to be satisfied with the numerical stabilization. On the other hand, there is a system for canceling the ambient noise on the microphones.
The datasheet also includes connectivity: the terminal features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (Near Field Communication) for contactless payment and services.
Unlike some speculation, OnePlus has not abandoned the 3.5mm Jack audio port that comes with a Type-C USB port.
The Dash Charge quick charging system allows you to recharge very quickly at 30%. It carried out by a battery of 3300 mAh.
The biggest difference is that the AMOLED screen of 5.5 inches is “only” defined in 1080p, where other flagships of competing brands have opted for a definition QHD.
One may also regret the absence of microSD card slot, OnePlus having preferred to use the two slots provided for two SIM cards.