OnePlus Officially Launches the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus today launched the new OnePlus 5T just months after the release of its OnePlus 5 flagship from earlier this year. Like last year’s OnePlus 3T, the new OnePlus 5T is upgraded version of the original OnePlus 5 with an improved design.

The primary change on the latest OnePlus flagship device is obviously the display. Just like the majority of this year’s flagship smartphones, OnePlus is cutting down on the bezels with the 5T. The OnePlus 5T comes with slimmer side and top/bottom bezels than the OnePlus 5, but they aren’t anything close to something like the Samsung Galaxy S8. In terms of specs, the 5T’s display is a 6.01-inch FHD AMOLED panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and pixel density of 401ppi. Yes, OnePlus is still sticking to the regular FHD display.

A lot of the OnePlus 5T is strikingly similar to the OnePlus 5, though. The device packs the Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz, Adreno 540 GPU, up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the 3000mAh battery with support for OnePlus’ impressive Dash Charge tech, the fingerprint reader (which is now on the back) the dual cameras (20MP and 16MP) on the back, the 16MP front-facing camera, and yes, the 3.55mm headphone jack. It does still ship with Android 7.1.1 instead of Android 8.0, so that’s kind of disappointing.

OnePlus will start selling the OnePlus 5T on November 21, starting at $499 for the variant with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. That’s $20 more than the original OnePlus 5, but it’s still significantly lower than other flagship smartphones that don’t offer much more than the OnePlus 5T.

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  • Nic

    Premium Member
    16 November, 2017 - 1:16 pm

    <p>If I hadn't picked up a OnePlus 5 on launch day I would have jumped at this. Features, performance, and a price that doesn't break the bank. Just wish it had support for an SD card.</p>

  • CrownSeven

    Premium Member
    16 November, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    <p>This also has face unlock. Curious too see how well that actually works for them.</p>

  • rmlounsbury

    Premium Member
    16 November, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    <p>The OnePlus 5T and the Google Pixel 2 are the top two contenders for my next device when my T-Mo JoD expires for my LG G6 (decided to get off that train since my options are pretty much LG, Samsung, and Apple and nothing else). </p><p><br></p><p>The OnePlus 5T ticks pretty much all the boxes on my end. The big question ultimately is how well the camera performs; as we've learned you can say a lot and throw out fancy specs but real-world performance is a different deal entirely. If it's shooter can come close to the Pixel in performance I'll will jump back onto the OnePlus bandwagon. It is disappointing that there is no waterproofing but it is rare my phone sees anything more than a few rain drops. Now wireless charging really isn't an issue for me. I've tried wireless charging but more often or not the phone gets bumped just enough to stop charging and it's overall charging speed is pretty slow. Seems more gimmick than practical function though it may change as the technology matures. It also doesn't help that I have a case on my phone and that case has a metal magnet attached to it for my Scosche mount. Which means taking off the case is more of a pain than plugging my phone in!</p><p><br></p><p>I really wanted the Essential phone but fear of potential vaporware and a poor camera experience keep that off my list. If the OnePlus 5T can avoid that problem I'll certainly be picking one up. </p>

  • panjjj

    Premium Member
    16 November, 2017 - 2:11 pm

    <p>Do the rear cameras have optical image stabilization?</p>

    • evox81

      Premium Member
      16 November, 2017 - 3:30 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#217208"><em>In reply to panjjj:</em></a></blockquote><p>There's no mention of it on their website. While I don't know definitively, I suspect that means no.</p>

  • George Semple

    16 November, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    <p>Well, unless the reviews start pouring in tanking the 5T, I'll be ordering one to replace my Moto X Pure. As long as the camera is average, it runs fast (it should) and the screen doesn't have any obvious problems, they will get my 500 bucks. I really loved my OnePlus One (and endured that whole invite junk) so I know from a support perspective all too well what to expect. Just need to read a few trusted reviews. </p>

  • jeffrye

    16 November, 2017 - 3:29 pm

    <p>It sounds great but will it get any patches/updates? I heard OnePlus doesn't support their phones very well.</p>

    • Waethorn

      16 November, 2017 - 5:08 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#217257"><em>In reply to jeffrye:</em></a></blockquote><p>It's not in the Android One program, so no, don't expect anything.</p><p><br></p><p>If that interests you, get an Android One phone, or a Pixel.</p><p><br></p><p>Xiaomi's Mi A1 looks pretty good, albeit it's a cheaper mid-range phone, but you'd have to check network support for your provider since it's a Chinese manufacturer (it's a "World Edition" phone though).</p>

    • Japser

      Premium Member
      16 November, 2017 - 10:10 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#217257"><em>In reply to jeffrye:</em></a></blockquote><p>My Oneplus 5 is updated about every 3 weeks. Security patches perhaps every 2 months.</p>

      • dcdevito

        17 November, 2017 - 7:17 am

        <blockquote><a href="#217465"><em>In reply to Japser:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Right, as long as its OnePlus's current flagship. Once the 6 comes out the 5T updates will halt. trust me I've been burned twice by OnePlus. Fool's gold. never again</p>

        • Japser

          Premium Member
          22 November, 2017 - 2:57 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#217613"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a></blockquote><p>That's not true anymore though. The OP 3 and 3T are still receiving updates (and have already received Oreo BEFORE the OP5/5T). I know OP has made some serious mistakes in the past, especially with the OP2, but they're clearly doing better now (but they can still improve, and hopefully they will).</p>

    • jeffrye

      17 November, 2017 - 12:00 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#217257"><em>In reply to jeffrye:</em></a></blockquote><p>Thanks for the replies Waethorn, Jasper, and dcdevito! It sounds to me like you get what you pay for. If I got a new phone every year, these would be great but I want my phones to last longer.</p><p><br></p><p>Oh well…</p>

      • Japser

        Premium Member
        22 November, 2017 - 2:58 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#217745"><em>In reply to jeffrye:</em></a></blockquote><p>It really isn't that bad at all anymore. See my answer to dcdevito 🙂 </p>

  • Waethorn

    16 November, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    <p>I'd have to say that this is hard to compete against Freedom Mobile's Black Friday deals on the 64GB Pixel 2, which sells for $420 off regular price of $899CAD, or approximately <strong>$376USD,</strong> when using a $20/mth for 24 month payment plan ($0 up front). Yes, Canada does have some competitive discounts over the US now.</p><p><br></p><p>And the Pixel 2 *WILL* get the software updates. You're not guaranteed that about the OnePlus phones.</p>

  • scd147

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    <p>I bought the Oneplus 3T and it's been a mostly perfect phone. The biggest downside that I've run into is the 3T doesn't seem to support all of AT&amp;T's 4G bands, so invariably my wife's Moto G 3rd Gen (yes yes, update for her coming this Christmas, don't tell her) will keep LTE a few miles longer as we drive out of town to the sticks of Northeast PA. The good news is, looking at the spec sheets, it looks like Oneplus 5T has more (if not all) of the AT&amp;T 4G bands now. Hopefully that means that the reception will improve between the models. </p>


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