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)
Emerging as another strong-point for the device, we found the OnePlus 5 delivered some of the best battery life we’ve seen in a flagship smartphone this year.
The usual caveats apply but even with regular mixed use (emails, Facebook, Twitter and plenty of video content) it easily made it through to 14-16 hours of use on a single charge. Often-times, we’d make it through the day without it even dipping below 20%. This aspect of the phone is further augmented by Dash Charge support, which can top up the device from nil to 50-60% in about half an hour.
The Bottom Line
The OnePlus 5 absolutely delivers on the brand’s promise of deliver flagship-level aesthetics and performance at a discounted price but doesn’t do a whole lot to endear itself beyond the cold hard math that entails. There’s not a lot of innovation here, just a phone that gets the job done.
Fortunately, if all you care about is getting the best performance for the best price, the OnePlus 5 is going to be a hard bargain to pass up.
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