OnePlus has always played the spec game, and with the OnePlus 5, it's offering just about everything inside that people are asking for. That starts with the top-end Snapdragon 835 processor and continues to an optional 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 3,300mAh battery is right around the industry average, and you're missing a couple things like waterproofing and an SD card slot, but on the whole OnePlus set another high bar for the specs you can fit in a single phone and not have it cost a fortune.
Perhaps most impressive of all, from a smartphone nerd standpoint, is that OnePlus has just one model for the entire world — including radio bands to be used in dozens of countries. Combine that with its dual SIM capability and you have a true world phone.
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Display||5.5-inch AMOLED, 1920x1080 (401 ppi)|
Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core 2.45GHz|
|Storage||64/128GB UFS 2.1|
|Rear Camera 1||16MP (IMX398), f/1.7, 1.12-micron pixels, EIS|
Dual LED flash, 4K 30 fps / 720p 120 fps video
|Rear Camera 2||20MP (IMX350), f/2.6, 1-micron pixels|
|Front Camera||16MP (IMX371), f/2.0, 1-micron pixels, EIS|
1080p 30 fps video
|Connectivity||LTE 3xCA, 256QAM, Cat 12|
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual band, 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
USB 2.0, USB OTG
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Network||FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66|
TDD-LTE: Band 38/39/40/41
HSPA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
|Dimensions||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm|
|Colors||Slate grey, Midnight black|
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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.