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OnePlus 5 Unboxing and First Impressions


OnePlus 5 has been called as the “Flagship Killer.” This is because of its high specifications at a lower retail price compared to other flagship smartphones from other brands.

Luckily, we had a review unit from the last #LazadaPH Mid-Year Unboxing. So if you want to know our first impressions about the device, feel free to read this article.

What’s inside the box:

  • OnePlus 5 unit
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • inspirational postcard
  • User Manuals

OnePlus 5 Specs:

  • 5.5 inch FHD Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
  • Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core Processor
  • Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm back camera
  • 16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR front camera
  • 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM | 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM
  • Android v7.1 Nougat, Oxygen OS
  • 3300 mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Fast battery charging (Dash Charge)
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC capable
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colors: Midnight Black | Slate Gray
  • Lazada -P26,490 (64GB/6GB) | P30,990 (128GB/8GB)
  • Widget City – P24,990 (64GB/6GB) | P28,990 (128GB/8GB)


Despite of having great specs, the OnePlus 5 is packed in a very slick and thin body. It has round edges and its metallic body is very slippery. Its dual-camera setup is placed just like the one on iPhone 7. It also has NFC capability which antenna is placed just above the cameras. You can also notice that it has an Alert Slider for different sound notification configuration.

Ports and Buttons:

    • Top – none
    • Bottom – speaker grills, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headset jack, microphone
    • Left – alert slider, volume rockers
  • Right –  power button, SIM tray


The device is running on Android 7.1 Nougat paired with OnePlus’s OxygenOS v4.5.6. The colors in the screen (specially the color red) are very vibrant. Its has Reading Mode which optimizes the display for reading through gray-scale mapping and filtering of blue light. Plus the Gaming DND Mode which mute notifications and temporarily disable soft keys to avoid accidental taps.


The OnePlus 5 is packed with 20MP f/2.6 telephoto and 16MP f/1.7 cameras on its back. We had tested its Portrait Mode and we are very satisfied with the outputs. It also manage to shoot great landscapes with its HDR mode. We still have few days to try it camera’s full potential. So stay tuned on our final review.


OnePlus 5 might be the real “flagship killer” with its high specs and low asking price. It has very good build quality and a very slick form which makes it very comfortable to hold though some people might need a rubberized casing if you feel it slippery on your hands. Its huge 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 processors are literally can compete with other expensive flagship phones.

But are these specifications enough for you to settle for this one? Let us know your thought in the comment section below.