Yesterday, the OnePlus 5T has officially arrived and launched at Digital Walker, the official supplier of the said smartphone. But if you are still not convinced if you will buy this flagship killer or not we have made a quick unboxing, first impressions and take some sample photos for you.
So what’s in the box?
- OnePlus 5T unit
- wall adapter
- data / charging cable
- SIM ejector tool
- free jelly case
OnePlus 5T Specs
HARDWARE AND DESIGN
The OnePlus 5T has some noticeable upgrades when it comes to physical appearance compare to the OnePlus 5. The first thing that can notice is the immersive and “2017 thing” display. It now has a 6.1-inch AMOLED 1080p screen and a 16:9 aspect ratio display and a nearly bezel-less front panel.
While on the back part, since the navigation buttons are removed on the front, the fingerprint scanner is now located on the back part of the device.
On the left side, it still has the ringtone slider, SIM tray, and the volume rockers.
On its right side, it has the power button.
On its bottom part, it has the speaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone, and the 3.5mm headphone jack port
From 5.5-inch screen on the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T now has a 6.1-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has the same Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection found on the OnePlus 5.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
When it comes to the software specifications, the OnePlus 5T has almost the same specs with the OnePlus 5. It still has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, and 3300mAh of battery.
While on the benchmark that we have taken, it manage to get a score of 3581 on the 3DMark (Sling Shot Extreme) and 6822 on the PCMark for Android (Work 2.0 Performance)
Technically, the OnePlus 5T has the same camera sensors with the OnePlus 5. It still has a dual-camera at the back composed of a 16MP + 20MP sensors and 16MP on the front. But this time, instead of a telephoto lens, the 20MP sensor is now changed to a low-light camera. It is equipped with a f/1.7 aperture compared to the f/2.6 on the OnePlus 5. How it works? When the sensor detects a low-light environment, it will automatically switch from the 16MP to the 20MP. Even though both of the back cameras are equipped with f/1.7 aperture, OnePlus dedicated the 20MP with f/1.7 camera for low-light environment to produce a more sharp and clearer photos. While the 16MP front camera shooter is also the one found on the OnePlus 5, nothing has been changed.
Here are some sample photos:
Normal vs Bokeh
Bokeh (regular share to irregular shape subjects)
Back camera (auto mode)
Back camera bokeh (Portrait Mode)
For the past few years, OnePlus’ smartphones are always entitled as flagship killer because of their good specification for a lower asking price compared to the flagship of other brands. Now that the OnePlus 5T has finally arrived with an 18:9 aspect ratio, nearly border-less display, and some changes to its dual-camera setup, it will surely be on the wish lists of those people who are looking for a flagship phone for a lower asking price. But for those who already owns a OnePlus 5, we think it is not the right time to for you to upgrade since there are no major changes with the overall specification. Not unless you want a nearly border-less display and better lowlight camera.
Just to let you know, the OnePlus 5T was officially launch by Digital Walker yesterday and is now available on Digital Walker stores.