The OnePlus 5T is the latest smartphone from OnePlus that will replace the company’s OnePlus 5 as the top flagship smartphone. Similar to most the high-end smartphones launched this year, OnePlus 5T too sports a narrow bezel frame. Another notable change is in the camera section that includes a new low- light sensor The new flagship device will run OxygenOS 4.7 on top of Android 7.1.1.
Display and Design
The new OnePlus 5T is bigger than the predecessor and comes with a 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display made by Samsung. It is a Full HD screen with a slightly higher resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density measures a decent 401 PPI. The narrow bezel design allows the screen to have an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display offers great colour reproduction and comfortable viewing angles along with excellent details. It definitely earns a spot among the best display smartphones launched in 2017. The screen protection includes 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The back panel is made of anodized aluminium and the fingerprint scanner has been given a clayish texture which goes well with the overall design. The placement of the fingerprint reader has been shifted to the back from the front as seen in the OnePlus 5. There is also another feature to unlock your phone using face recognition technology. It utilizes the front camera to do this. There are no complex or confusing steps for the user to do this.
There is no change in the processor in the new OnePlus 5T from the previous model. It features the same Snapdragon 835 processor which is used in many flagship smartphones. The memory configuration for the device gives you two options- one with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and the other with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The is the extent as far as the device memory goes. That means there is no way to expand the storage space using a microSD card. The lack of memory expansion on board might not be that big of an issue considering the sufficient internal storage capacity provided by the two variants. You can also find the Adreno 540 graphics in it which is again the same GPU found in the OnePlus 5. The users are provided with a 3.5mm headphone socket. The power button is located on the right side along with two nano-SIM slots with the volume rockers and alert slider on the left. On the bottom of the device lies the speaker grille accompanied by a USB-C port. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and so on. The sensors found in the device are Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity, G-sensor, Compass, Gyroscope etc. The device will be powered by a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery and supports Dash Charge.
The camera is one area where you can observe drastic changes. Unlike the general usage of wide and telephoto lens, the OnePlus 5T adapts a low-light sensor in the rear dual camera setup. It consists of 20MP + 16MP Sony IMX shooter as the primary camera. Both the sensors come with f/1.7 aperture. The second shooter will be automatically activated by the software to take pictures in low light conditions. The camera has Dual LED Flashlight. The camera supports 4K resolution videos, slow-motion recording, portrait mode and time-lapse. On the front, you have a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is capable of shooting Full HD videos and supports time-lapse.