OnePlus has finally put rumors and speculations to rest as they announced their latest device, the OnePlus 5 earlier this month.
So what’s all the hype about? Hailed as flagship killers, OnePlus devices have always provided something to the consumers to cheer about. The company has maintained their tradition as they introduced their latest flagship device. The OnePlus 5 offers extra-ordinary features and a great value for money.
The OnePlus 5 is a fairly good looking device with the design insanely similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. The device offers a metallic body all around with smooth matte finish.
The display is a 5.5’ 1080p FHD panel with a pixel density of 401ppi, which is kind of disappointing considering the current standards for a flagship display are over QHD.
Even though the display is weak on paper, it actually manages to outperform any FHD panel out there.
The OnePlus 5 includes an extremely impressive set of cameras. On the back we have a dual-camera setup with one being 16 MP and the other one being 20 MP. The rear dual-cameras offer larger aperture and fast autofocus. The secondary camera is a 16 MP shooter.
The internals of this device are pretty impressive too. It comes with 6/8 GB of Ram which is more than enough for heavy usage and multitasking. The storage options include 64 and 128 GB which again, are sufficient for an average user.
This devices runs on the latest Android version (7.1.1) with OnePlus’s own Oxygen OS over it. The chipset used inside is a Snapdragon 835 and GPU Andreo 540. The phone sports an octa-core processor, which combined with the chipset and the CPU, is likely to ensure flawless and snappy performance.
The OnePlus 5 includes a 3300 mAh non-removable battery, which should have enough juice to keep up for an entire day. Apart from that, the OnePlus 5 offers fast-charging, Wi-Fi direct, dash charge and a fingerprint sensor of course.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing is perhaps what makes OnePlus devices standout amongst the rest. The 5th and the latest iteration of the series cost $479 for the 6 GB Ram and 64 GB Rom version while the one with 8 GB of Ram and 128 GB Rom costs $540.
Even though the prices are slightly higher compared to previous years, the prices seem justified considering the standout specs and features offered in this device.
As you may or may not know, the OnePlus devices aren’t officially available in Pakistan however, you can purchase the OnePlus 5 from various local or online stores with ishopping, Homeshopping and Shophive being the most notable out of them.
The prices you’ll get in Pakistan are also likely to be higher than the official prices.