The OnePlus 5 podcast

This week, Daniel, Andrew, Alex and special guest Michael Fisher (MrMobile) talk about one thing — the OnePlus 5. From design to performance to whether the dual camera lives up to expectations, join them as they run through one of the most anticipated phones of the year.

If you're on the fence about getting a OnePlus 5, this is a must-listen!

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • After listening I'm wondering should I just sell the OP5 as soon as I receive it on Friday without even opening. Anyway it was an impulse buy I didn't need to make 😂😂
  • I'm listening right now and I have that feeling too. I watched the event on Tuesday and was super excited to see the specs and the introduction of the telephoto lens effects. I almost ordered, but came back and started watching the AC, Mr. Mobile and MKBHD reviews. I didn't expect it to be a "flagship killer", but for me, I was looking for something close to it. Specifically, in terms of camera and some type of IP67/68 rating. Even though I really like wireless charging, its something I can live without for another year. The 6GB and 8GB RAM might just be overkill for what Android can do. Using a G6 as my daily driver, I want a backup that has a very good camera.
  • Special Edition
  • I have the 3T and I'm in love with it. That said the 5 is disappointing. Hope they go back to what made the 3T great. No need right now for 8gb ram. Need a better design, water resistant, and focus on software upgrades and improving the camera.
  • Hinted at, but not mentioned outright - OnePlus was probably unable to stay under base price $500 without using the Oppo R11 chassis. It was a cost reduction move that had to happen with the escalation of the price of components. Jerry warned about this about a month or two ago and now we're seeing the end result.
  • Yeah... RAM and storage modules especially have had a big price spike.
  • I love my 5. Love my 3T. Honestly though I still prefer the feel in hand of the OPO that I'm typing on right now. They nailed the look and feel first try. The 5 is world's better than the 1, or 3, but damn... This 1 feels good to hold.