Welcome to the OnePlus 5T Review post, here in this post you will find everything about the OnePlus 5T smartphone that you need to know.
OnePlus 5T, as the name suggests, is not a completely new smartphone– rather, it is an incremental upgrade of OnePlus 5. It’s not just an upgrade though; it’s also a replacement, as OnePlus discontinue production and sales of the phone it launched just six months prior to the arrival of the OnePlus 5T. This is not an unexpected move, as OnePlus did exactly the same thing in 2016 when it introduced the OnePlus 3T half a year after launching the OnePlus 3.
The main talking points of this phone include the biggest screen the company has ever put on a phone, a tweaked design, improved rear camera and face recognition. In short, there is enough new stuff to justify its existence without it offering a radically new smartphone experience.
OnePlus 5T Review: Specifications
|Release date||November 2017|
|Launched in Nepal||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||156.10 x 75.00 x 7.30|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3300|
|Fast charging||Dash Charge|
OnePlus 5T Review: Display
- Biggest-ever screen on a OnePlus phone
- 6.01-inch Full HD, AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio
The single huge change on the OnePus 5T is the display, with the phone boasting a 6.01-inch Full HD AMOLED panel with a 18:9 aspect ratio. It is the first time OnePlus has increased the size of the display on its core smartphone, making this the biggest screen we have ever seen on a smartphone from the Chinese company. While its size and aspect ratio may see the OnePlus 5T pull inline with the premium smartphones it is looking to topple.
OnePlus has once again choose to stick with a Full HD resolution, at 1080 x 2160 with a 401ppi pixel density, while competitors all boast QHD (2K) displays. It does not mean the screen on the OnePlus 5T is poor, and thanks to the AMOLED panel colors are bright and impressive, but when you slide it alongside the competition you can see it is not as sharp. In isolation though, it’s difficult to pick any real fault with it. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei also revealed on Twitter that he fooled a fan into thinking it did have a QHD display, when actually it’s stuck with Full HD.
The default color balance does seem to be a little blue, and if that does not suit your eyes you can change this in the settings menu. The screen standardization option allows you to switch to SRBG, DCI-P3, adaptive mode or customize your own settings, although the default mode does give you the impressive colors. Selecting another mode mutes the sonority, but does give a more natural look to colors, especially when viewing pictures. The choice is yours, but we opted to stick with the default setting for the majority of our OnePlus 5T review.
OnePlus has also installed a feature it calls Sunlight Display, which automatically observe harsh light and adapts the display for the best view-ability; it is basically an auto brightness mode, but it also knows what you are doing on screen and will optimize the display accordingly. We did not notice the OnePlus 5T adapting the screen during our review period, but we also didn’t experience any view-ability issues, which suggests that Sunlight Display does work, if only subtly.
OnePlus 5T Review: Design
- Premium metal unibody looks and feels great
- Fingerprint scanner on rear with smaller bezels up front
OnePlus 5T has a bigger display and has knock-on effect in terms of the design, with the bezels above and below the screen getting slimmed down to provide a sleeker look and an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio. That cutback in bezel has demands another design change too, with the fingerprint scanner and physical navigation keys disappearing from the front of the phone. Biometric fans should not worry though, as the digit reader has been relocated to the rear of the device, and its centralized position means it’s easy to hit with your index finger, and of course there is now face recognition too, of which more in a moment.
OnePlus 5T remains with the premium metal uni-body design of the phone it is replacing, which makes it look premium and feel great in the hand, with the gently-curving rear helping it nestle nicely into the palm. At 156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm and 162g the OnePlus 5T is wider, taller and heavier than the OnePlus 5, but remains the same thickness, making it similar in size and weight to the LG V30 and iPhone 8 Plus. Something the design does not offer, though, is much grip, so you may want to invest in a material or silicone case to give you a little extra purchase – although phone’s size will be added in your hand.
You will find that the power/lock key on the right of the phone, and the volume rocker on the left, fall easily under thumb and finger when you are holding the phone in portrait, and OnePlus continues with its notification slider on the side of the phone, allowing you to easily switch between silent, do not disturb and loud modes. At launch it was available in just one color (Midnight Black), but in January 2018, OnePlus launched a new color alternative of the OnePlus 5T, the limited edition Sandstone White finish.
The Sandstone White OnePlus 5T is white, but only on the back. The front of the phone remains black, as does the rear camera bump. While we would have liked a white surround on the front too, we do like the black camera bulge. The Sandstone White OnePlus 5T uses the same black volume rocker, power switch and SIM tray, providing more contrast against the white finish. Then there is the alert slider, which is an amazing red. The trade-off is the white version does not feel as premium in the hand, and if the OnePlus One is anything to go by it could end up getting quite dirty relatively quickly.
Another plus point on the OnePlus 5T is that the headphone jack has also been maintained, allowing you to plug in your headphones without the need for a clunky adapter. The camera bump on OnePlus 5T remains the same on OnePlus 5, but this time around the edges of the protrusion have been more lovingly sculpted into the main body of the phone for a more uniform and slick look. OnePlus claims it has added an anti-fingerprint layer to the finish on the OnePlus 5T, but we found that it still got grimy pretty easily, although marks and prints are easy enough to wipe off.
OnePlus 5T Review: Battery life
- 3,300mAh battery comfortably lasts a day
- Dash Charge gives you 60% in 30 minutes
OnePlus 5T comes with a 3,300mAh battery, which the company claims lasts a full day on a single charge, a claim we found to be fully justified. We were worry at first that the OnePlus 5T might struggle in the battery department, with it using the same-size power pack as the OnePlus 5 while boasting a bigger screen, but nevertheless OnePlus 5T is a solid performer. OnePlus 5T does not go above and beyond the opposition, a full day of usage from a single charge is par for the course these days, but we were regularly charged around 11pm with 20% left in the tank after taking it off charge before 7am each day.
We ran our 90-minute Full HD video test on the OnePlus 5T, with screen brightness at max and accounts syncing over Wi-Fi in the background. From 100% of charge, OnePlus 5T lost 12% during the test, which puts it in the middle of its flagship rivals. OnePlus 5T also features OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology, which declare to give you ‘a day’s power in half an hour’, which in reality means just under 60% in 30 minutes.
That is useful if you are about to step out the door for the night, but you have to use the Dash Charge plug block that’s included in the box to achieve those numbers; a standard plug will give you a much reduced rate of replacement.
OnePlus 5T Review: Camera
- Dual rear cameras: 16MP + 20MP Sony sensors
- Revamped camera app for easier one-handed use
As like OnePlus 5 the OnePlus 5T also comes with dual cameras on the rear, but it is not the same setup. OnePlus 5T has 16-MP and 20-MP Sony sensors, both of which pride an increased aperture of f/1.7 for better low-light shots and the same 27.22mm focal length. While the 16-MP of rear camera is identical as the one found on the OnePlus 5, the 20-MP rear sensor is no longer a telephoto option, with it instead being brought in line with the main snapper.
OnePlus says this move improves OnePlus 5T’s low-light references, with the phone switching to this camera when lighting drops below 10 lux. The camera of OnePlus 5T also features OnePlus’ Intelligent Pixel Technology, which unite four pixels into one to improve clarity and reduce noise and blurring. In low light also OnePlus 5T does perform better than its forerunner, which goes to show the work on the cameras wasn’t for nothing; it is not quite as good as the likes of the Google Pixel 2, but that is permissible considering the lower price tag here.
Image qualities, especially those indoors, can end up looking a little muddy, although on a clear nights outside OnePlus 5T performs well. Telephoto lens losses does mean the natural 2x zoom purpose provided on the OnePlus 5 by switching between two cameras of different focal length is gone. The 2x zoom purpose stay, but now it is handled digitally, and in good light a single tap of the ‘1x’ button on-screen jumps you into ‘2x’ mode with little noticeable quality loss.
OnePlus has renovate its camera app on OnePlus 5T, with a simpler look and easy-to-use gesture controls. It will gives mode to select while swiping up, while as swiping down (in Pro mode) brings up quick settings. It makes things much easier to do one-handed. At the same time, sliding from left to right jumps you into video mode, while a movement in the opposite direction takes you to Portrait mode, a popular feature on most premium phones in 2017.
On this smartphone portrait mode also has made better to offer better background defocusing and a sharper subject, with fewer handiwork where sharp subject detail meets the blurred backdrop. Selection of controls are offer up by Pro Mode, for those with a more considered driveway to their photography, with ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus and brightness settings. You can also long-press the fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset to take a photo, which we found to be surprisingly natural.
There is identical 16-MP selfie snapper on the front as the OnePlus 5, with a screen flash to help illuminate things in darker conditions. While clicking pictures with the OnePlus 5T we found that shutter speeds were fast and image quality was good in good light, with plenty of detail and natural-looking colors.
OnePlus 5T Review: Performance
- Flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset
- 6GB RAM and 64GB storage or 8GB/128GB
When it comes to power the OnePlus 5T has the same premium Snapdragon 835 chipset as the OnePlus 5, and you can again choose between 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and 8GB/128GB variants. Something OnePlus continues to leave out of its smartphone is a microSD slot; 128-GB will suit most users, but with the brand engaging to early adopters and power users there will be some who find the lack of expandable storage. All that power means Android runs smoothly, and we didn’t experience any performance issues during our time with the phone.
OnePlus 5T Review: Verdict
OnePlus evaluate OnePlus 5T as a T series smartphone to be an expansion and evolution of its summer releases, taking what it is already attain and making it more relevant with a selection of significant updates. OnePlus 5T carry out the brief, offering a pleasing array of upgrades that will keep fans of the brand happy without reinventing the wheel or upping the price. It is the best smartphone, the brand has ever made, and one that can mix it with the best phones around without looking out of place.
The increased screen size and the strobger camera is welcome, while any potential worries regarding battery life can be put to bed. The comprehension of Face Unlock is nice, and it works surprisingly well, but it’s also good to see OnePlus retain the fingerprint scanner and headphone jack, which will no doubt please the geekier elements of OnePlus’ following.
The Price of OnePlus 5T in Nepal (Updated OnePlus 5T Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of OnePlus phone for Nepal has set the price of OnePlus 5T(64-GB Storage) is Nrs 46,000 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy OnePlus 5T in Nepal? (Online/Offline OnePlus 5T Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy OnePlus 5T in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this OnePlus 5T online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.