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High-Five to OnePlus 5

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  • The new smarftphone from OnePlus comes with some high-end features for heavy performance

Our expectations from smartphones are getting higher and higher these days, as they have become our go-to devices for most day-to-day tasks. Hence, performance is something that one doesn’t want to compromise while buying a new device. Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus has been wooing its audience with premium flagship devices that take the phone specifications one step ahead. The OnePlus 3 and 3T were among few devices in the market to have a chipset equivalent to a PC. Now the newly launched OnePlus 5 upgrades one step further with more powerful features.

OnePlus 5 maintains the legacy of having higher RAM variant with a good processor. The device comes in two memory variants of 64 GB internal storage with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage with 8 GB RAM. It runs on the latest Snapdragon 835, Octa core processor with customized Oxygen OS, based on Android Nougat. If you are someone who is constantly hooked to your device and runs numerous apps at a time, then you depend on this device to keep up with you. Even though there is no expandable memory slot, we feel the internal storage is good enough. And for the hardcore gamers, the device features an Adreno 540 GPU. There’s also a Do Not Disturb mode while gaming, that turns off all notifications and interrupts.

Another highlight is the dual lens rear camera A 16 megapixels sensor is supported by a 20 megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens, both Sony IMX398. While the dual lens technology has become much of a trend in the smartphone industry, OnePlus claims to have the highest dual lens resolution for its primary camera. Both combined result in clearer optical zoom and depth. The camera also features f/1.7 aperture for better picture quality, especially in low light situations. The front camera with only single lens has 16 megapixel resolution. There’s a Potrait Mode, which gives the bokeh effect to your pictures by blurring the background. There’s also a Pro Mode that lets you capture professional quality, RAW pictures. We feel that OnePlus 5 offers an impressive photography features.

The device sports a 5.5 inch screen with Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The display is protected by a 2.5D corning Gorilla glass. It looks slim and sleek with 7.3mm thickness and 153 grams weight and features a metal body that comes in two colour variants, midnight black and slate grey. The fingerprint sensor is located at the front bottom.

The 3,300 mAh battery comes with their fast charging feature, the DASH charger. The company claims that the fast charging facility can power up the device in half an hour to last one entire day. The device supports dual SIM, but doesn’t have an external memory slot. For connectivity it comes with support for NFC, 4G VoLTE.

OnePlus 5 will be available exclusively on Amazon. The Midnight Black version (8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage) is priced at Rs. 37,999 and the Slate Gray version (6 GB RAM/64GB storage) is priced at Rs.32,999. If you are looking for some power packed features in a smartphone and are willing to shed some bucks for it, then go for this one.

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