It’s been a while since I wanted to post this short review, but unfortunately, I couldn’t anytime sooner. OnePlus certainly had me excited about the OnePlus 5 prior to its release, and I was determined to getting the smartphone so it could be my daily driver. OnePlus has got us used to its cheap “flagship killer” with the high specs. And guess what… The company reaffirms its standing position in the market; that its newest smartphone is indeed a “flagship killer” (specs wise), but is it really? Or are there some disappointments?
The device’s specifications are certainly impressive, but there are a few things that I have found truly disappointing. Let’s start off with the smartphone’s design. No matter how you look at it, the phone screams iPhone. The camera, the stripes.. yes.., its overall look, and the lack of an audio-jack (cringing)!
Comparing the specs of the OnePlus 5’s camera with that of the Galaxy S8, and seeing how much the S8’s camera can still outperform that of the OnePlus is a major disappointment. Yes, camera’s are not only about megapixels… But when you have a 20 MP and a 16 MP, with 2.6 and 1.7 aperture lenses, on a device that has significantly increased in price, it is disappointing. Another thing that I would have preferred to see differently is the second telephoto lens. This is a personal opinion that many people might not agree with, but I believe a wide-angle lens (like the LG’s G6) would have made a much better addition than the telephoto lens.
Check the camera comparison done by SuperSaf to get a better idea of exactly what I’m talking about. Don’t forget to let me know what you think, especially if you disagree with what I have shared.