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Chinese brand OnePlus has been doing incredibly well in the mid-range segment. Time and gain, its products have given most top-end handsets a run for their money. Especially, the One Plus 3 and 3T delivered better design and performance than more expensive handsets from brands such as HTC and LG. The company’s next flagship killer is out and it is called the OnePus 5. The brand decided to skip the number 4, as it is considered unlucky in China. Pronunciation of the word 4 in spoken Mandarin resembles that of the word death. So, there’s a quite a good reason why OnePlus decided to jump to number five. Now, without further ado, let’s find out the most important details of the OnePlus 5:
It looks like the iPhone 7 Plus
Imitation is the best form of flattery. Let us hope that the guys at Apple believe in this philosophy, otherwise, OnePlus has a lawsuit waiting for them. The OnePlus 5 shares uncanny similarities with the iPhone 7 Plus. Be it rounded corners, camera placement, or antenna lines, all has similar placement compared to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. Ardent Android fans would notice that the OnePlus 5 looks like a rebranded Oppo R11. This isn’t surprising considering that the biggest investor in OnePlus is none other than Oppo. Anyway, if you go beyond not-so-original design, the OnePlus 5 is actually a good looking phone.
Dual camera setup
The OnePlus 5 sports a 16-megapixel camera at the back. However, what separates it from the one on its predecessor, is the dual lens setup. Much like the iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus’ next phone features a dual camera setup. As we have seen with iPhone’s portrait mode, OnePlus 5’s camera will enable users to tinker with background focus.
For those who indulge in selfies, the OnePlus 5 features a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.
OnePlus is known for the hardware that can put top-end phones to shame. It is not surprising then, that the OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The other handsets to feature this SoC (System on Chip) include the Samsung Galaxy S8 (US variant), Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and HTC U11. All these handsets are way more expensive than the OnePlus 5.
To ensure that the phone does not let your down in terms of multitasking, OnePlus has thrown-in 8 GB of RAM. To let you load up your entire collection, the OnePlus 5 offers 128 GB storage.
While the OnePlus 5 improves upon in most aspects, it retains the screen from its predecessor. Yes, the latest phone comes with a 5.5-inch OLED screen with Full HD resolution. Well, why fix something that’s not broken? We love the vibrant colours delivered by the OnePlus 3T’s screen and at 400 ppi, the sharpness is just right. So, unless you are planning to use this handset to power a VR headset, its display is nothing short of excellent.