OnePlus 5; One of the Cheapest Premium Flagships, Specifications and price

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OnePlus 5 is the 2017 premium flagship device for OnePlus OEM.  The device is one of the cheapest Android phones that are premium in nature and can give the iPhone 7s and Galaxy S8 a run for their money. Ideally OnePlus 5 is the only device that has unseated the iPhone 7s in terms of performance after a long while.

OnePlus 5 which was launched just a few days ago enjoys a wide interest based on the specifications and properties of the same phone. The handset is unique with the similar design witnessed in the OnePlus 3 and 3T with a the back featuring the camera, flash and OnePlus logo.

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OnePlus 5 Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.5″ inch AMOLED display
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Resolution: 1080*1920 pixels
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Octa core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • RAM : 6GB/8GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB
  • Cameras: 16MP DUAL rear camera and 16MP front-facing camera.
  • Fingerprint: Yes
  • Battery: 3300mAh

OnePlus 5 does all its stuff on a 5.5″ inch FHD optic AMOLED display. The display screen for the OnePlus 5 is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device has some good resolution which the company has stuck with for a whole. The OnePlus 5 has a screen resolution of 1080*1920 pixels.

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OnePlus 5

Many manufacturers are thinking Android 7.0 is the latest operating system version. But is it really? Time when the Google Pixel 2 is expected to bring on board Android 8, OnePlus 5 brings on board 7.1.1 Nougat. It is powered by an octa core processor fitted with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that is not only speedy but also friendly on battery. The handset has the graphics handled by an able Adreno 540 GPU.

OnePlus 5 managed to beat the iPhone 7s thanks to the bigger RAM that the device is equipped with. Even though it is surplus still it ups performance and handles multitasking so efficiently. OnePlus 5 comes in two version a 6GB RAM with 64GB ROM a bit cheaper by $100 and an 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM.

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This device features dual rear cameras. The rear cameras feature 16 MP sensor and feature LED flash. The secondary camera of the same is unique with 16 megapixels sensor for selfies and video calling.

OnePlus 5 features fingerprint scanner. The scanner on this device is fitted on the front. The front mounted fingerprint scanner is directly within the home button. How efficient is this? The fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5 is streamlined and takes less than 0.1s to unlock and take you to your home screen.

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Nexus home button with fingerprint scanner

In terms of battery. The device is designed for handle and use the battery sparingly considering the processor doesn’t heavily depend on power. Instead it saves up to 20% and having a 3300mAh lithium ion polymer battery.


On overall the OnePlus 5 is unique, considering the pricing of this premium flagship smartphone, OneOlus 5 beats Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7s in terms of performance and multitasking. What is your take? Any opinions are welcomed.

  • It’s amazing the specs you can find in the not common brand phones. People just tend to go for the bigger common brands and you can pay much less for a phone with more superior specs.

  • Thanks for the review.

  • interesting review

    • Thanks Esther for your comment

  • Thanks for the review

    • You welcome Linda. Thanks too for having time to pass by