OnePlus is known for creating high-performing phones in a more affordable price range. The OnePlus 5 was their second series after the OnePlus 3, t’was released this June 2017 and then 5 months later, they introduced the OnePlus 5T. A move that is known from the company, doing the same to the OnePlus 3T with mostly internal upgrades unlike the 5T. The OnePlus 5T still has the same powerful chipset, RAM storage and OS with the OnePlus 5, still powered by Snapdragon 835, coupled with 6 GB of RAM and running Android 7 (Nougat), changes were mainly on the design and some camera upgrade.
Here are the upgrades from OnePlus 5 and winning features of the OnePlus 5T:
- Premium Design and Build
The back of the OnePlus 5T is made with matte finish aluminum unibody. There are no more capacitive keys or home buttons and the fingerprint scanner was nicely transferred at the back just above the OnePlus subtle branding. It is 1.9 mm taller than the OnePlus 5 but has lesser bezels than its predecessor. Definitely looks premium in Midnight Black color option and feels premium in its smooth curves in the sides.
- Bigger Display
The year 2017 was all about bigger-full-screen designs, manufactures are creating phones with as minimal bezels as possible, OnePlus did the same. From the 5.5 inches OnePlus 5, the 5T is now a 6.01 inches Optic AMOLED display phaplet in 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 resolution.
- Low Light Enhanced Dual camera
Still features dual rear cameras however the telephoto 1.6x secondary camera (fromt the OnePlus 5) was replace by 20 mp 1X camera that made the device able to shoot better in low light situations. Rear cameras of 5T is still in 16 MP +20 MP combinations but with equal focal length 27 mm, unlike the 5’s 24mm+36mm arrangements.
- Fast Unlocking Security
The fingerprint reader is sure swift and accurate, it works well plus it is conveniently positioned at the back, right where your index finger rests. Another 2017 thing is the face unlock, though this phones requires to power button wake up first, the face unlock is quick without a delay and is safe since won’t open with your eyes closed (one eye works).
- Dash Charge
They call it Dash power adapter and not just regular power adapter. They promote 30 minutes charging time for a day’s power on this phone, and their claim is evidently true.. more than 50% power in 30 minutes it is.