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OnePlus 5T review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

  • Great performance
  • Improved display
  • No expandable memory
  • No water resistance
  • Face unlock isn't very secure

5.5 inches

Display size

1080 x 1920px

64GB, 128GB

Internal storage

16MP + 20MP

Rear camera

3,300 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Good vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
401 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP + 20MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7 + f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
16MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
156.1mm x 75mm x 7.3mm
Weight
153g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 12

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2017-06
OnePlus 5T

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

  • The OnePlus 5T is no longer available for purchase in Australia.

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
401 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP + 20MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7 + f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
16MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
156.1mm x 75mm x 7.3mm
Weight
153g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 12

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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