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  • The OnePlus 3T in its Soft Gold variantIf you've looked at a photo of the newly-announced OnePlus 5 and found yourself thinking "hmm, something's missing," there's a fair chance the thing missing is, well, color. That is to say, with its latest flagship OnePlus seems to have bet big..

    The OnePlus 5 might be getting a splash of color with an unannounced gold variant

    The OnePlus 3T in its Soft Gold variantIf you've looked at a photo of the newly-announced OnePlus 5 and found yourself thinking "hmm, something's missing," there's a fair chance the thing missing is, well, color. That is to say, with its latest flagship OnePlus seems to have bet big..
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  • OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the "Never Settle" slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design. At the time of writing, the handse..

    OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: Make the most of your flagship killer

    OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the "Never Settle" slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design. At the time of writing, the handse..
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  • You probably have heard something about a device named OnePlus 5 being released in the past few days. It comes in Midnight Black and Slate Gray, but according to a TENAA listing, the phone will also have a Gold color option. Having a OnePlus 5 in Gold shouldn’t be a surprise since this color option isn’t new for a OnePlus device. The OnePlus 3T was offered in Soft Gold, and the OnePlus X had a Champagne option. OnePlus is also known to have a policy of announcing color options along the product life of its smartphones. Back at the beginning of 2017, the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black got debuted albeit as a limited edition. So we won't be surprised if something similar happened with the Soft Gold OnePlus 5. Source (in Chinese) | Via

    Gold OnePlus 5 swings by TENAA, we hold our breath

    You probably have heard something about a device named OnePlus 5 being released in the past few days. It comes in Midnight Black and Slate Gray, but according to a TENAA listing, the phone will also have a Gold color option. Having a OnePlus 5 in Gold shouldn’t be a surprise since this color option isn’t new for a OnePlus device. The OnePlus 3T was offered in Soft Gold, and the OnePlus X had a Champagne option. OnePlus is also known to have a policy of announcing color options along the product life of its smartphones. Back at the beginning of 2017, the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black got debuted albeit as a limited edition. So we won't be surprised if something similar happened with the Soft Gold OnePlus 5. Source (in Chinese) | Via
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  • The OnePlus 5 got the teardown treatment at MyFixGuide's facility. Teardowns are always great for an uncensored look at a smartphone's innards, so here are some of the photos the editors took, alongside interesting observations. Like the OnePlus 5's design itself, there's nothing..

    OnePlus 5 teardown confirms three-layer design, chips hard to replace

    The OnePlus 5 got the teardown treatment at MyFixGuide's facility. Teardowns are always great for an uncensored look at a smartphone's innards, so here are some of the photos the editors took, alongside interesting observations. Like the OnePlus 5's design itself, there's nothing..
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  • Maybe you've heard that the OnePlus 5 got official a couple of days ago? Just in case our review or the controversies surrounding its cameras, benchmark cheating, and using the same screen as its predecessor haven't quenched your thirst for OnePlus 5-related news, we've got you covered. The handset has undergone a comprehensive teardown over at MyFixGuide. The entire thing (complete with dozens of images) can be found at the Source linked below, but here's the gist of it. The OnePlus 5 was found to feature a solid build overall, but it apparently does have some weak spots. While its "strict sealing design" and the "thickening process" employed on the back corners are reminiscent of tactics applied by such companies as Apple, Samsung, Oppo, and vivo, some connectors inside the OnePlus 5 aren't fixed with metal plates which means they could get loose. This is especially true for the camera connector. Hopefully you won't be in a situation where that fails...

    OnePlus 5 teardown exposes the phone’s innards

    Maybe you've heard that the OnePlus 5 got official a couple of days ago? Just in case our review or the controversies surrounding its cameras, benchmark cheating, and using the same screen as its predecessor haven't quenched your thirst for OnePlus 5-related news, we've got you covered. The handset has undergone a comprehensive teardown over at MyFixGuide. The entire thing (complete with dozens of images) can be found at the Source linked below, but here's the gist of it. The OnePlus 5 was found to feature a solid build overall, but it apparently does have some weak spots. While its "strict sealing design" and the "thickening process" employed on the back corners are reminiscent of tactics applied by such companies as Apple, Samsung, Oppo, and vivo, some connectors inside the OnePlus 5 aren't fixed with metal plates which means they could get loose. This is especially true for the camera connector. Hopefully you won't be in a situation where that fails...
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  • The OnePlus 5 is the new kid on the flagship smartphone block, but how does it do when it comes to 4K video recording? We test its video stabilization (or lack thereof) against the popular Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and relies on elec..

    OnePlus 5 fails at 4K video stabilization: comparison vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

    The OnePlus 5 is the new kid on the flagship smartphone block, but how does it do when it comes to 4K video recording? We test its video stabilization (or lack thereof) against the popular Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and relies on elec..
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  • The OnePlus 5 has been announced and is even already in the hands of some eager early adopters. The small, one-product company managed to, again, stir up tons of hype around its device and with good reason — it is brim-packed with hardware. Snapdragon 835, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of stora..

    Results: the OnePlus 5 – yeah or meh?

    The OnePlus 5 has been announced and is even already in the hands of some eager early adopters. The small, one-product company managed to, again, stir up tons of hype around its device and with good reason — it is brim-packed with hardware. Snapdragon 835, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of stora..
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  • It seems that the OnePlus 5 marketing promised more than the engineering team delivered – the chipset isn’t as fast as benchmarks indicate and the camera’s 2x optical lossless zoom isn’t. No, really, it isn’t optical or lossless, the camera isn’t 20MP either. Co-founder Carl Pei clarified on Twitter that actually the second lens on the back offers 1.6x optical zoom then digital zoom makes up the remaining 0.4x to reach the claimed 2x. That final upscaling means that the effective resolution is less than 20MP – in reality, it’s closer to 16MP. The company still claims “2x lossless zoom”, but that is debatable. And it could have done a better job making it clear that it’s not optical zoom. Also, the EXIF info shows that the wide-angle and tele lenses have focal lengths of 24mm and 36mm (in 35mm equiv.), which would make the zoom 1.5x. If Pei’s info is correct, the actual focal length of the tele lens is 38.4mm. Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCaptu..

    OnePlus 5’s tele camera only has 1.6x optical zoom, digital zoom brings it to 2x

    It seems that the OnePlus 5 marketing promised more than the engineering team delivered – the chipset isn’t as fast as benchmarks indicate and the camera’s 2x optical lossless zoom isn’t. No, really, it isn’t optical or lossless, the camera isn’t 20MP either. Co-founder Carl Pei clarified on Twitter that actually the second lens on the back offers 1.6x optical zoom then digital zoom makes up the remaining 0.4x to reach the claimed 2x. That final upscaling means that the effective resolution is less than 20MP – in reality, it’s closer to 16MP. The company still claims “2x lossless zoom”, but that is debatable. And it could have done a better job making it clear that it’s not optical zoom. Also, the EXIF info shows that the wide-angle and tele lenses have focal lengths of 24mm and 36mm (in 35mm equiv.), which would make the zoom 1.5x. If Pei’s info is correct, the actual focal length of the tele lens is 38.4mm. Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCaptu..
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  • Maybe you don't like the diminishing bang-for-buck benefit that OnePlus was once popular for.Maybe you're not terribly infatuated with its non-unique looks.Maybe you expected more than just a dual-camera and a newer chipset.Maybe you're mad at OnePlus for ditching its uniqueness aw..

    Alternatives: 5 phones to consider instead of the OnePlus 5

    Maybe you don't like the diminishing bang-for-buck benefit that OnePlus was once popular for.Maybe you're not terribly infatuated with its non-unique looks.Maybe you expected more than just a dual-camera and a newer chipset.Maybe you're mad at OnePlus for ditching its uniqueness aw..
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  • So, the OnePlus 5 is only a couple of days old and controversies are already stirring up. It has been alleged that the phone "cheats" on benchmarks by enabling a specific profile, which forces the processor to work at high clock speeds. The reason this is considered cheating is because a handset wou..

    Android engineer speaks his mind about OnePlus’ benchmark shenanigans

    So, the OnePlus 5 is only a couple of days old and controversies are already stirring up. It has been alleged that the phone "cheats" on benchmarks by enabling a specific profile, which forces the processor to work at high clock speeds. The reason this is considered cheating is because a handset wou..
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