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OnePlus 5T (2017)

Android OS v8.0 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Adreno 540
6 GB / 64 GB
6 inch (1080 x 2160 px)
20 + 20 MP, 5120 x 3840 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 6 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset, and 6 GB of RAM.

Take a journey through its pros and cons!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the OnePlus 5T smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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OnePlus 5T specifications

BrandOnePlus
Name5T
ModelA5010
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.78 oz
Dimensions6.18 x 2.97 x 0.29 inch
Colorsgray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the OnePlus 5T is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v8.0 (Oreo)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 540

The OnePlus 5T comes with Android OS v8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. This CPU makes it ideal for running resource-intensive applications. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6 inch
Resolution1080 x 2160 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays are famous for their vibrant colors. They also have high contrast and are energy efficient. The 6 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

Memory, storage

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotno

The OnePlus 5T comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. The internal storage of the OnePlus 5T (6 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera20 + 20 MP, 5120 x 3840 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera16 MP

Using multiple cameras has advantages. They provide more versatility and creative possibilities. They let us capture a wider range of subjects. The main camera of 5T smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This OnePlus phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our 5T smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The 5T comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The 5T does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity, step counter, step detector
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 5, Dual SIM, Fast charging, OxygenOS

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in 5T smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this OnePlus phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • non-expandable storage
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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