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
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.
- 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
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, DWI and Kogan for around $600 to $700, depending on your chosen configuration.
|Display size (inches)||5.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||401|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,300|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 12|
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