OnePlus on Tuesday afternoon finally took the wraps off its hotly anticipated new flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to read our full OnePlus 5 review on Stufcompare. There is absolutely no question that the OnePlus 5 features specs and performance that make it one of the most powerful smartphones that has ever existed. There is also absolutely no question that the OnePlus 5’s design is as close as we’ve seen to a carbon copy of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Design of OnePlus 5 :
The OnePlus 5’s design was a major focus in the weeks ahead of the phone’s unveiling on Tuesday, mainly because the renders make it look so much like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. In person, it’s not quite the spitting image that it is in images, but the similarities are still borderline parody.
Specifications of OnePlus 5:
Unveiled on Tuesday, the OnePlus 5 has specs that outshine every other Android flagship phone out there. Even more impressively, it’s priced lower than comparable handsets. Its specifications include:
Snapdragon 835 chipset
up to 128GB of storage
and up to 8GB of RAM
Is OnePlus 5 copy of iPhone 7 Plus?
That said, it’s almost impossible to look at the OnePlus 5 and not wonder how OnePlus could be so brazen as to copy the iPhone 7 Plus so thoroughly.
The OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7 Plus copy. Period. There’s no way to deny it, and trying to dance around it makes you seem foolish.
The OnePlus 5 has a dual-lens rear camera like the iPhone 7 Plus and other smartphones. But while different phones utilize the second rear sensor in different ways, the OnePlus 5 copies the iPhone 7 Plus exactly.
Just like the iPhone 7 Plus, the OnePlus 5 has a “portrait mode” feature that creates a bokeh effect in the background of photos.
And just like the iPhone 7 Plus, a single tap on a button in the OnePlus 5’s camera app switches from the wide-angle lens to the telephoto lens, thus enabling 2x optical zoom.
According to OnePlus:
a centrally located rear camera would have made the phone thicker than they wanted, so they ended up having no choice but to move it to the corner. That’s fine, but it obviously doesn’t address other similarities between the OnePlus 5 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
As noted above the aluminum finish, the mirror finish of the logo, the optical zoom UI, and the antenna lines are all aped from Apple.
When those points were raised, the best OnePlus could offer was that the company never wants to be different for the sake of being different. Instead, it tries to make design choices that are familiar to users. That’s not a bad strategy, of course, but there’s obviously a difference between “familiar” and “blatant copy.”
Price and Availability:
The OnePlus 5 goes on sale next Tuesday, June 27th, starting at $479.
In India, OnePlu 5 would be available on amazon.in from 22th June'2017 for Rs.34999.
Review for OnePlus 5:
It’s a fantastic phone and a fantastic value. It’s also a bit bizarre though, and to be frank, a bit embarrassing. Hardware designers at consumer electronics companies work so hard to engineer these modern marvels, and designers I’ve spoken with over the years take tremendous pride in their accomplishments.