OnePlus 5 India launch is scheduled for today and yes, it has been launched all the way in India. The company will be hosting an event in Mumbai at 2pm IST. OnePlus 5 was unveiled globally on June 20, and the company is now bringing its flagship smartphone to India.
OnePlus 5 Launch Event:
- OnePlus 5 India launch event was started at 2pm and ran for about 2 hours.
- The event was being held in Mumbai, and being live-streamed on YouTube, so you can catch all the updates as they are announced in the video below.
- For the Indian market, OnePlus 5 will come with Paytm integration on the software side, with a new Quick Pay feature that brings users to the payment page with a single long-press on he fingerprint sensor.
- The smartphone will be available to purchase today itself from Amazon India.
So, now before all the talking let's quickly do the full smartphone review of OnePlus 5 which has arrived lately today:
Design and Build:
The more you use the OnePlus 5, the more you'll notice the thoughtful touches that set it apart. OnePlus has made special precautions and thus they have created a beautiful sense of cohesion and unrivaled user experience. Some of its wonderful design features are:
1. Alert Slider
Don't want to be bothered? Take control of your notifications and quickly toggle between 3 customizable profiles right from your pocket.
2. Slim, with Stamina
At just 7.25mm, the OnePlus 5 is our thinnest flagship smartphone ever, yet battery life has been improved 20% over the OnePlus 3T.
3. OnePlus Refinement
OnePlus has developed and focus tested over 100 variations before finalizing a subtle curvature that perfectly matches look and feel with durability.
4. Horizon Line
A continuous hard line wraps around the OnePlus 5, adding a horizon-like division to the phone’s edge. By separating light from shadow, the OnePlus 5's gently rounded design feels sleeker than ever.
OnePlus 5's camera is considered to be one of the revolutionary camera that would probably be loved by everyone. Have a look at som of its features:
Pro mode: A new robust Pro Mode lets you fine-tune settings like ISO, shutter speed, and more. Use the histogram, grid lines, and level features to take better photos, then capture RAW photos for professional-grade post production.
Effortless Clarity: The OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual camera on the planet. Photos are incredibly clear, so don't be afraid to zoom in.
Faster Autofocus (Fast AF): OnePlus 5's dual camera system and intelligent software work together to measure depth and find the perfect focus, instantly. Focusing is 40% faster than the OnePlus 3T.
Large Aperture: Capture clear photos at any time, thanks to the OnePlus 5’s large f/1.7 aperture. Shutter speed is faster too.
5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display is still FullHD
Save for the X, all OnePluses in the company's (admittedly brief) history have been equipped with 5.5-inch FullHD displays. In the beginning, it was IPS LCDs, but it was exactly the X that made the switch to AMOLED, and the OnePlus 3 got Optic AMOLED. The 3T followed suit and now the 5 also sports the same 5.5-inch FullHD screen.
A QHD resolution would have certainly looked better on the OnePlus 5's spec sheet. It's 2017 after all and it's more or less taken for granted in the category the 5 is trying to fight in. There's also the matter of the diamond pixel arrangement - the red and blue dots are half the number of the green ones, and you could spot the fine weave of subpixels if you look closely.
Three Preset Color Modes:
- The OnePlus 5 has three preset color modes for its display, plus a custom setting with a cold-to-warm slider. The default mode isn't particularly accurate- whites were leaning towards purplish blue, and 100% Red was off. Average DeltaE in this mode is 6.
- The sRGB mode is much more precise (also very dull, but that's how sRGB modes are - smartphone displays tend to look better when they pack some extra punch). Average DeltaE in sRGB mode is 1.4 and whites have a DeltaE of around 1 which is typically invisible. The wider DCI-P3 color space is also rendered very accurately (in DCI-P3 mode) - average DeltaE is 1.4, again. There isn't a significant change in maximum brightness either, so color accuracy doesn't come at the expense of precious nits.
- There are other tricks in the Display settings menu on the OnePlus 5. There's a Night mode which tunes the display color temperature to match the ambient light and reduce eye strain. It can be enabled manually, set to engage between sunset and sunrise, or scheduled between specific hours. The strength of the effect can be tweaked too.
- Reading mode turns the colorful AMOLED screen into a grayscale display giving it an e-ink-like look for improved experience when reading long text. It can be engaged manually or set to trigger when specific apps are launched.
- Vivid Full HD Display: Three color calibration options (standard, sRGB, and DCIP3)
- All metal Unibody: Carved from a single slab of space-grade aluminum.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Unlocks your OnePlus 5 in under 0.2 seconds.
- Headphone Jack: With both type-C and standard audio ports, it's all about options.
OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards.
It supports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards
OnePlus 5 is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The new flagship smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The new OnePlus 5 will be available in two colour variants - Midnight Black and Slate Grey. It retains the single speaker as well as the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom panel. Other features carried on from previous generations of OnePlus smartphones include hardware capacitive keys (with the option of onscreen navigation) and the Alert Slider
OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 5:
OnePlus 5 comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. These include, of course, the dual camera setup on the back, 8GB RAM option, and updated design. There are a number of small changes that won't be apparent to users when they get their hands on the new smartphone, so you can head over to our in-depth OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T comparison for a look at the differences between the two.
- The OnePlus 5 is a dual SIM device in all of its incarnations - it takes two nano SIMs regardless of where you get it.
- A total of 34 bands of 2G/3G/4G are supported, and LTE is Cat.
- 12/13 for theoretical speeds up to 600Mbps of downlink and 150Mbps of upload - there's no gigabit LTE on the OP5, even though the chipset is heavily advertised to support it
- Wi-Fi b/g/n over 2.4GHz and a/n/ac over 5GHz is supported.
- There's the latest Bluetooth 5 with improved range and speed plus aptX and aptX HD for those who are into high quality wireless audio.
- NFC support is another check mark in the spec sheet. Positioning is done with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou satellites.
- There is no FM radio receiver.
- Charging and wired connection use a USB-C interface, but the one on the OP5 only adheres to the USB 2.0 spec.
- A 3.5mm jack is present as well.
OnePlus 5 battery life:
- The OnePlus 5 is equipped with a 3,300mAh battery, a marginal decrease from the OnePlus 3T's 3,400mAh.
- In reality, the OnePlus 5 posted an identical overall rating to the one we got out of the 3T, but did so in a markedly different way.
- To get the bad out of the way first, standby and voice call longevity have taken a hit, but that seems to be our experience with the Snapdragon 835 in general, so it's most likely not OP's fault.
- And, at around 20 hours of 3G call endurance, you still have plenty of time.
- The really important numbers, the ones with the display on, are quite impressive, particularly the endurance in looped video playback - 18:42h is the all-time fifth highest result.
- In web browsing over Wi-Fi the OnePlus 5 calls it quits after just shy of 11 hours - not record-breaking, but still very good and 2 full hours longer than the 3T.
OxygenOS is OnePlus 5's operating system built on Android. It's smooth. It's minimalistic. It's refined. It has following modes into it:
- Reading Mode: The flexibility of a smartphone with the comfort of an e-reader. Reading Mode optimizes the display for reading through gray-scale mapping and filtering of blue light. This mode can be toggled on and off manually, or you can set your favorite reading apps to automatically open in reading mode. Easy.
- Gaming DND Mode: When you want to focus on a game or other app, toggle on our new DND Mode to mute notifications and temporarily disable soft keys to avoid accidental taps.
- Secure Mode: Secure private documents, photos and videos with your fingerprint or a 6-digit pin. Files in the Secure Box are encrypted and hidden from the phone storage for added privacy.
Price and Availability:
- The OnePlus 5 price in India is Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while those who want to purchase the model with 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage will have to shell out Rs. 37,999.
- The former will only be available in the Slate Grey colour variant, while the latter will only be available in Midnight Black.
- These OnePlus 5 prices are slightly more expensive than in the US, but cheaper than in Europe.
- The new smartphone has been launched at starting price of Rs. 32,999, and will be available on Amazon India for now, and will head to the OnePlus retail channels next week
- However, fans who want to get their hands on the smartphone offline can get it at the pop-up events being held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai over the next two days.
- There are several OnePlus 5 India launch offers the company has announced for those who purchase the smartphone from Amazon.
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