OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review
A value-driven flagship with few trade-offs
- Great performance
- Outstanding battery life
- Flavorless design with no IP-rating
- Pretty ordinary display
If all you care about is getting the best performance for the best price, then the OnePlus 5 is a hard bargain to pass up.
Price$ 599.00 (AUD)
Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus have finally made their official entry into the Australian market. Their pledge: to deliver a value-driven smartphone with no trade-offs. A product for customers who aren’t afraid of a bargain but never want to settle for anything less than best-in-class performance.
Of course, the bigger question isn’t whether or not the OnePlus 5 can actually pull this off. It's whether or not Australian customers have room in their wallets, pockets and hearts for yet another Android-based smartphone brand.
Although OnePlus say they've already sold out (and restocked) a lot of the stock for their soft-launch, it still feels way too early to really determine whether or not they'll be able to stand out among the throng of Android-based smartphone brands out there - especially in a year where both Nokia and BlackBerry have successfully managed to rejoin the fray.
Fortunately, it's not too early to weigh in on the quality of their latest flagship product, the OnePlus 5.
According to OnePlus, there’s no reason you can’t squeeze the prestige, polish and performance of an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone into a product with a better price-point. From their conception, they’ve pushed pushing back against the idea that cheaper has to mean worse and the OnePlus 5 is their strongest embodiment of that ideal yet.
Their fifth flagship device in less than four years, The OnePlus 5 builds on the company’s past precedents for keeping pace with the performance benchmarks set by the competition. It also promises to make strides on the photography front as well, cementing the brand as a real challenger to devices like the Google Pixel and HTC's U11.
The short version is that this is both OnePlus’ “best smartphone ever” and one well worthy of the brand’s Down Under debut.
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