OnePlus 5T Review: Excellent, Elegant, Super-Charged Performer


OnePlus 5T Review |

Big Highlights

The biggest highlight of the all-new OnePlus 5T is its 18:9 screen

It comes with a secondary rear camera that is perfectly optimised for low-light photography

Delivers great battery life

While there are a number of smartphone vendors which are flooding the Indian market – OnePlus has created a huge market differentiation in terms of building its own unique identity on delivering nothing less than top-notch quality, performance – and that too at lower price points. OnePlus 5T is a clear reflection of this brand and comes packed up with all the power to deliver great experiences for the consumers.

We have reviewed the OnePlus 5T variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage

OnePlus 5T Design

Aligning itself with the current trend – OnePlus 5T comes with a nearly borderless 18:9 screen that is aesthetically pleasing as well as quite useful while delivering great viewing capabilities. this is also a big differentiation between the OnePlus 5 and 5T.

This screen measures 6.01 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1080×2160, and comes packed with AMOLED technology. This screen delivers sharp, bright, and saturated content and one can get amazing immersive effect with this screen and as a result – viewing videos and games becomes a very special experience with this device. OnePlus 5T comes in an aluminium body and this phone touches and feels absolutely solid!

The left of this device comes with OnePlus’s trademark Alert Slider, which lets you flip between three positions – Silent, DND, and Ring. The volume buttons are also on the left, and the power button is on the right. Just above the power button, there is a tray for two Nano-SIMS.

With OnePlus 5T, the company has delivered a slightly taller, wider and thicker device. And yes, when it comes to weight – the new model is also a little heavier, at 162g compared to 153g OnePlus 5.

End User Reviews

Three of our readers get special chance to use OnePlus 5T for few days and share their views on how they found the device.

Amol Gautam, Banking Professional

Chief Manager – Direct Sales Mortgages, Indiabulls Housing Finance

“I have used this device for a few days and it delivered great performance. We have to do a lot of official calls via smartphones and a number of times, there are multiple participants in such calls. Here, I found this device to be extremely helpful in enabling great voice clarity. I could clearly see the difference while doing a conference call with OnePlus 5T. And yes, it has a wonderful camera system that is absolutely top notch,” he explained.

Dr Ridhi Sehgal, Dentist, Sehgal Dental Care Clinic, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

“I have used this device and found this to be quite stylish and just about right for my needs as a dentist. It comes with great specifications – the high-grade RAM and ROM combination means that I can do multiple activities on this and there is no lag in performance,” she explained.

Tanya Vij, Student, Madhubala Institute of Communication and Electronic Media, New Delhi

“I have used OnePlus 5T for a few days and am extremely happy with its performance and style. Simply put – it helped me do more and get more from my daily activities around clicking some really awesome pictures, watching videos, playing games and checking on my assignments. For me, this is a complete device,” she added.

OnePlus 5T Software and Specs

OnePlus 5T uses the Snapdragon 835 SoC with its integrated Adreno 540 GPU, and comes in the same two variants – one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

OnePlus 5T supports VoLTE and 4G on both SIMs, but it is important to note that it supports only one at a time, as well as dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. It also supports NFC, GPS, and GLONASS and comes packed with a number of sensors including an electronic compass and gyroscope. OnePLus 5T comes with 3300mAh battery capacity and OnePlus’s own Dash Charge standard for quick charging capability.

Camera System

This phone comes packed with a powerful camera system – the primary camera is the same 16-megapixel unit as on the OnePlus 5, but now it works in combination with its 20-megapixel counterpart with the same f/1.7 aperture and 27.22mm focal length.

When it comes to multi-tasking capabilities – OnePlus 5T was more than adequately fast when it came to loading multiple apps, playing videos, games etc. HD videos streamed smoothly and we couldn’t feel any lag in performance at all.

The primary rear camera does a great job and delivers wonderful results in bright light as well as in difficult – low light conditions. Photos taken with this device turn out very well, and deliver amazing close-ups, capture perfect color tones, texture with a pinch of natural zing.

The secondary rear camera of this device gets started only when there’s little light, but surely helps in maintaining the right balance and color combinations in pictures. On the whole – we got great result with this camera system that is second to none – especially in this price point.

When it comes to battery life – this device is a big winner. We were able to use the OnePlus 5T for a full day – filled with hectic usage activities that included, playing music, streaming videos, games including shooting of videos, uploading them to YouTube and a lot of photography, and we found that this battery is just about sufficient for this full day of hectic usage. On a lighter usage – this could very well go beyond one day.

Final Verdict

OnePlus – is a revolutionary brand – delivers devices that are nothing short of top-notch and OnePLus 5T is just that – it is excellence, elegant and a super-charged performer that is taking flagships from big brands such as Apple and Samsung – head on. Priced at INR 37,999 OnePlus 5T is a great option for those who want to settle for nothing less than the best.