OnePlus 5TPuzzled face
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Camera

50% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
Pros
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Shoots slow-mo at 720p120

The OnePlus 5T is capable of recording slow-mo videos at 720p resolution in 120fps. I personally would have preferred also a 1080p slow-mo video recording which the SD835 is capable of but at least I have this option. I love shooting slow-mo videos and be creative with my phone.

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The OnePlus 5T features two cameras at the back of the phone. The first camera is a Sony IMX398 Bayer sensor and the second one is a monochrome Sony IMX376K sensor. The good news is that both sensors feature a f/1.7 aperture lens. This helps to improve the low light performance especially...

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Can record 4K videos

The OnePlus 5T is capable of recording 4K videos. You'll love this option if you already have a 4K-enabled display, so you can watch your videos at a very high quality.

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Excessive rear camera resolution impairs image quality

There is really no need for a phone camera to have 20MP+16MP dual-cameras image resolutions. This just reduces the image quality and impairs the low light performance of the camera. We could have gotten much better IQ with lower resolution sensors.

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No OIS for the rear camera

The OnePlus 5T doesn't have an optical image stabilization (OIS) for its rear camera, This could have a big impact on the low-light performance considering the small pixels of the sensors used for the dual camera system.

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Same front camera as the OP5 with relatively slow lens and small pixels

The OnePlus 5T features the same old front cameras as the OnePlus 5 which has unimpressive specs, with only f/2.0 aperture lens and small pixel size on the sensor (1.0-micron). It definitely doesn't match the competition here regarding low-light performance.

Performance & Hardware

75% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone

The OP5T comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. This sensor allows easy unlocking of your phone with just a short touch and also helps improve the security of the device, making it inaccessible for unauthorized individuals.

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Large amount of RAM

The 5T comes in two versions, one with 6GB of RAM and another with 8GB of RAM, both LPDDR4X, which has a very high bandwidth and help support the graphics capabilities of the SD835 processor.

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Powerful processor

The OnePlus 5T features one of the most powerful processors to date, the Snapdragon 835, which ensures superb multitasking and graphics performance all across the board. You can play the most demanding games without any lags or frame drops.

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No microSD slot

Very disappointing to see that the OnePlus 5T doesn't feature a microSD memory card slot, so there is no option to expand over the built-in storage. That being said, the phone comes in either 64/128GB so it has a lot of space by default.

Display

66.7% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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AMOLED display for richer colors and deeper blacks

I love AMOLED displays for their more vibrant and saturated colors and deep blacks. Not everyone might like it, but it makes your photos and videos really pop out and improves the overall viewing experience.

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Very high resolution display

The OnePlus 5T features a Quad HD high-resolution display for super crisp details and enhanced visual experience. Needless to say that VR will also work great on this phone due to the high pixel density.

Cons
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Screen not as edge-less ad the competition

The OnePlus 5T doesn't have a curved screen and the size bezels are relatively large compared to other bezel-less phones that we've seen So although the look is more modern, it somewhat feels a bit outdated compared to other flagship phones on the market.

Design

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Slim design, only 7.3mm thick

The OnePlus 5T looks really slim, it's only 7.3mm thick. Quite impressive considering all the tech it stores inside. The slim design blends well with the edge-to-edge screen and the small top and bottom bezels, making it looks slick and beautiful.

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Small bezels

Great to see a OnePlus device that doesn't look like a copy of the iPhone and even better to see one with a small top and bottom bezels. The front looks really nice because of that. This also means smaller size, so this 6" phone wouldn't be so large and feel comfortable in the hands.

Cons
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Only available in black at launch

The OnePluys 5T is only available in one color, black. I do hope that this is not the only color we'll get to have. As for now, it is, but I assume that OnePlus will have more colors in the future. Still,m disappointing and I'm sure I am not the only one.

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No water resistance build

The OnePlus 5T doesn't feature a water resistance build. As a OnePlus flagship model, I expected it to have an IP67 water resistance, but it does not. I guess that Oppo has to give something up considering the relatively low price of the phone compared to other flagships.

Audio

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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3.5mm audio socket

Great OnePlus didn't follow the latest trend and although it sports a USB Type-C port, it still got the 3.5mm headphone jack in place so you can use your 3.5mm without needing any adapter for listening to your favorite music on the go.

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No stereo speakers

Another area where the OnePlus 5T is lacking compared to the competition. The phone doesn't come with stereo speakers. If you want to listen in stereo, you need to connect a 3.5mm headphone.

Software/Apps

0% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Slow security patches

Nothing new here, if you don't get a vanilla Android, you are sure to get slow security patches. I would personally prefer a clean Android installation out of the box without an overlayed skin and extra built-in software.

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Doesn't come with Android 8 Oreo at release

The OnePlus 5T comes with the older version of Android, 7.1 Nougat and not the latest version Android 8 Oreo. Very disappointing considering the time of its release while there are many other phones that do. I'm sure OnePPlus will make sure it will be available ASAP.

Connectivity

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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802.11ac support

The OP5T supports the latest Wi-Fi standard, the 802.11 ac, which provides a high-throughput wireless local area network, so faster data transfer speeds, which what we all want obviously.

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Dual-SIM support

The OnePlus 5T features two nano-SIM slots and dual standby, which is great for travelers or businessmen who need two numbers for either remote or domestic phone numbers or separate between personal and business calls.

Cons
Usability
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Fast face-unlocking in 0.4 seconds

Users can use the front camera to unlock their phone using their face in just 0.4 seconds. No need to touch anything. It's still not a top security measure, but it makes it easier to quickly unlock the phone, especially if you are doing it many times a day, like I do.

Cons

Battery

33.3% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
Pros
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Fast battery charging support

The OnePlus supports fast battery charging technology (Dash Charge). This means that you can get a day's power in just a half an hour charge. This means that overnight charging isn't necessary any more and you can just charge it during the day if you need more power.

Cons
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Non-removable battery

Not just that we don't get a waterproof phone, the battery itself is also non-removable. If you need to replace the battery once it can hold a charge for a long time, you need to go to the lab and ask for a replacement, which means extra $$$.

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Relatively low capacity battery considering the phone's size

I was expecting a much high battery capacity considering this is a 6-inch phablet but we only get a 3300mAh battery. Ths SD835 processor should still provide a good lengthy use due to its power efficiency, but still, I wouldn't mind a thicker phone but with a better battery.

Other
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
Pros
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Technically-rich phone half price of the iPhone X

The OnePlus 5T has an excellent price tag. It features a lot of advanced techs and excellent performance for half price of the iPhone X. Definitely a great phone for people on a tight budget who still want to enjoy a powerful phone but not break their wallet.

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