OnePlus 5T review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

The OnePlus 5T is a fine refinement of what made the original OnePlus 5 so great. If you hunger for premium performance but can't quite meet the price point of today's flagships, it's an easy recommendation.

The good

  • Great performance
  • Improved display

The bad

  • No expandable memory
  • No water resistance
  • Face unlock isn't very secure

OnePlus 5T at a glance
When did the OnePlus 5T come out? The OnePlus 5T launched in November 2017.
What’s new about the OnePlus 5T? 18:9 aspect ratio display, improved camera.
How much does the OnePlus 5T cost? The OnePlus 5T can be imported for around $600 from online retailers.

The upgraded model of OnePlus' current flagship improves the camera and display screen, making for a compelling flagship device.

OnePlus made an initial foray into the Australian market in 2017 by soft-launching the OnePlus 5 in very limited numbers. It's been rather quiet on the local OnePlus front since then, even though the company discontinued the OnePlus 5 in favour of its newer flagship, the OnePlus 5T.

As the name suggests, this isn't an entirely new flagship device, but instead an update of the existing OnePlus 5 model. There's still no sign of an official local release, which means you'll have to look for a direct importer if you're keen. For this review, we used a model supplied by Gearbest.

Design

  • 18:9 aspect ratio brings the OnePlus 5T up to snuff with other premium smartphones.
  • Screen size and resolution have seen a slight bump up from the original OnePlus 5.

Camera

  • Upgrades its predecessor's camera with wider lenses and larger apertures.
  • Delivers extraordinary photo and video quality for its price.

Performance

  • Plenty of power to handle the most demanding games and apps.
  • More RAM helps the OnePlus 5T feel snappier than many competing handsets.

Battery life

  • A single charge should see you through a day of moderate usage.
  • "Dash" charging allows for speedy topping up when the battery does run low.

Verdict

  • Premium-level performance at an attractive price.
  • The only hassle is the absence of local Australian stock.

Pricing and availability

OnePlus 5T

An excellent smartphone gets even better

With a larger, higher-resolution display and a more capable camera, the OnePlus 5T is a solid step up from the already impressive OnePlus 5.

Promoted
  • Imported models of the OnePlus 5T are available from online retailers like Catch, DWI and Kogan for around $600 to $700, depending on your chosen configuration.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor Snapdragon 835
Height (mm) 156.1
Width (mm) 75
Depth (mm) 7.3
Weight (g) 153
Battery size (mAh) 3,300
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 835
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 845
6.3
2280 x 1080
64GB
128GB
256GB
OnePlus 6T
OnePlus 6T
Snapdragon 845
6.41
2280 x 1080
128GB
256GB

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