The much anticipated and eagerly awaited One Plus 5 has been launched. In an event in Mumbai, the phone was launched for the highly promising Indian market at around. Sales started immediately by and the phone will be sold by exclusively. Now, before you decide to buy OnePlus 5 128GB version, I will be describing in detail whether the phone is worth the hype. This will enable you to make an informed choice before you buy the device. First things first, OnePlus 5 comes in two versions. One comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory combo and the second version comes in 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory combo. I will be reviewing the 128 GB version and you decide whether the phone is worth upgrading for.
Oneplus 5 Price in India: For the Indian market, the device has two prices. The lower end version that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB memory has a price tag of Rs 32999. The pricier version with 8GB RAM and 128GB memory comes with a price tag of Rs 37999. This is a slightly higher price tag for both versions. OnePlus is known in the market as a ‘flagship killer’. It has a history of launching phones that rival flagships of different companies like Apple and Samsung at almost half the price. However, with the OnePlus 5, there has been a slight break in this trend. When the company had launched OnePlus 3T, it was priced at Rs 29999/- and Rs 34999/- for the cheaper and pricier versions respectively depending on internal memory. Thus, OnePlus 5 has been priced at a slightly higher price. The company seems to be clearly giving a message that if you want top end specs, you have to shell out more. The Indian customer will not be however, be impressed by this move. Only time will tell whether it will backfire or not.
OnePlus 5 Looks and Design: The looks of the phone were available in some aspects even before the official launch due to a large number of leaks. The phone sports a slim look and is easy to hold in the hand. In fact, it is the thinnest OnePlus model available in the market at just 7.25 mm. However, the influence is very clearly visible. It looks like a copy of Apple iPhone 7 black color. It is currently available in two colors :- Midnight Black(available with pricier version) and the Slate Grey Color and supports dual-SIM. It is slightly lighter than the previous flagship 3T and weighs 153 g. The device has a smooth aluminium back panel with a matte finish and is slightly slippery, especially if your hands are wet. All in all, it looks good and there are not too many flaws with it.
OnePlus 5 Specifications and Performance: Device comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage in addition to the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. Ths storage is UFS 2.1 and the device is fitted with LPDDR4X RAM which ensures that the power quality and efficiency is much better. The screen is the same as the previous flagship at 5.5 inches with a 401 ppi and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It supports a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels which has become a standard for most of the flagships now available in the market. The phone also runs the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS. The major improvements have come in the camera. It hosts a dual rear camera with 20 MP and 16 MP in resolutions and a front camera for taking selfies at 16 MP. This has been done to take sharper pictures even in low light, which would have been limited in case of a single rear camera.
OnePlus 5 Battery :The most disappointing aspect of the device is its battery. It has been scaled down from 3400mAh in the OnePlus 3T to 3300 mAh in the One Plus 5, although the company claims to have implemented some software upgrades to save more battery. The compensation is also there in the form of Dash Charging feature which allows you to perform a day’s charge in half an hour, which is also a company slogan. So you can use high performance apps and yet get very fast charging. This may also be one of the reasons for the phone to be slightly lighter but it is nothing significant.
Final Conclusion: If you are planning to buy OnePlus 5 128GB, you must upgrade only if you have the necessary money because quite simply, it is just a slightly upgraded model of the OnePlus 3T version. If you get it for the right price, OnePlus 3T will still do just fine. For first time buyers planning to buy OnePlus 5 128GB, it is a very good value for money phone despite being slightly more pricier. It has got a good camera and decent battery life with dash charging feature. However, it may just lose out in the hyper competitive Indian market where value for money is desired the highest. It has worthy competitors like LG G6 and Xiaomi Mi 6 although they do have there pros and cons. OnePlus phones are given the tags of a ‘flagship killer’ and its pricing is much lower compared to other flagships. This phone may just fall short of this tag however, as there are other phones with much better features now available in the market. Tell me your views and suggestions and I would love to hear from you. To buy OnePlus 5 128GB, just select the link given below: