OnePlus 5T review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    1080 x 1920

  • Storage

    64GB, 128GB

  • Battery size

    3,300 mAh

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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.

The good

  • Great performance
  • Improved display

The bad

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

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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Imported models of the OnePlus 5T are available from online retailers like Catch and Kogan for around $600 to $700, depending on your chosen configuration.

OnePlus 5T specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
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
Dimensions 156.1mm x 75mm x 7.3mm
Weight 153g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor Snapdragon 835
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage



External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,300mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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