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OnePlus 5, Advantages and Disadvantages

OnePlus 5 smartphone

The new OnePlus 5 smartphone continue the tradition of offering excellent quality at a rather affordable price. Indeed, as far as price goes, its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T was a little bit cheaper. However, the new model comes with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6-8GB of RAM, and a dual camera system at only $479. Still, is this smartphone good enough to attract a solid user base, especially considering its affordable price? Well, it depends of each person’s preferences.

The new OnePlus 5 smartphone

If we are to talk about the good things this phone is bringing to the table, one of them would be battery life. The creators of OnePlus 5 chose to keep the 1080p AMOLED display and not upgrade to 1440p. Even if some people considered this to have been a cost-related decision, it also has a positive side. The phone’s battery lasts for a longer time than other high-end devices. For example, its battery can last an entire day without any problem. Sometimes, it can even survive through the second one.

Another good thing about the OnePlus 5 would be the fingerprint sensor which is one of the best on the market right now. The phone moves amazingly fast when it needs to recognize fingerprints and become active. The fingerprint also doubles for the home button, which is located at the bottom of the phone, beneath the screen. The user only needs to lightly tap the sensor and the phone will wake up right away. Considering that it’s much faster and accurate than the Samsung Galaxy S8’s sensor, OnePlus should be very proud of what it achieved. As for the processor, the creators have optimized it very well. The OnePlus 5 is again much faster than the Galaxy S8 in what concerns daily use.

Not perfect by any means

However, the OnePlus 5 is not at all the perfect smartphone. For example, one of the areas where it fails is the dual-camera setting. It makes it look like an iPhone, but the quality is far inferior. For once, photo processing often takes away from the details of the photos. The secondary camera doesn’t always use the zoom. Also, because of its smaller aperture, it cannot draw as much light therefore hurting the quality of the photos. All in all, the OnePlus 5 is a good phone and even if in some areas it can be better than the Pixel or the Galaxy S8, it’s still not in the same category.

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