If you’re not aware of the introduction of the One plus 5 where have you been? (We honestly don’t know where and what was the OnePlus 4) truth be told it’s been the mostly anticipated device considering the drastic changes that Apple made to the iPhone 7 without having an auxiliary. Well that trend of removing the Auxiliary port hasn’t been apparent in the new OnePlus as it’s still there for the end users. So maybe OnePlus don’t want to make such a drastic decision like Apple did, well what did we expect?
What does the new OnePlus 5 have to offer?
Firstly there is a bit of a price increase, which I personally feel was to be expected however the increase isn’t as daunting as I probably feared it would considering the iPhone 7 hits around the £600 minimum mark for the device. The OnePlus 5 comes in at a very reasonable from £449 already £150 cheaper. But when you compare it to the cost of the OnePlus 3 which costs in around the £320. Does the increase of £130 justify it or have we now got a device which can no longer be classed as the best deal for consumers?
One major features which makes the OnePlus 3 such a desirable device was its ridiculous charging speed. A full day’s change in 30 mins! That’s still pretty impressive. What made it so impressive was that the speed it charged didn’t impact the phone with excess heat or the phone overheating while being charged as most phones today do get really warm.
It’s rated as one of the most powerful phones with an Adreno 540 GPU, which can comfortably handle any 3D game on Google Play, and there’s super-fast UFS 2.1. However the phone has some absurder 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, which is double that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the same as a £2000 MacBook pro (only in the 128GB Version, 6GB with the 64GB Version), now why does a phone Need 8GB? That’s the same in a basic spec laptop within a phone! I do feel that the 8GB RAM is a bit excessive as I’m sure you won’t use it all (no need to prove me wrong).
I would like to point out that with the difference of the two variant models are that once you have made your choice on the 64GB version you can’t physically increase the storage, so make sure you have picked the correct device for your needs.
It’s easy to point out that there is a less likelihood of the phone becoming obsolete unlike the iPhones which seem to be old hat once you have the device in your hand. The OnePlus phone can easily be stated as one of the almost perfect phones to date. It has a dual camera, the same features as the iPhone 7 with portrait mode which Apple like to publicise as the major improvement to the phones IOS. It seems to be apparent that the iPhone is falling behind all the new tech.
I still think that the OnePlus has a right to be one of the leading phones in the market and with the slight increase is never a reason to doubt it’s qualities as it still is the one of the most powerful phones on the market. Could this be the end of Apple iPhones? At the end of the day you get what you pay for, the fluidity of the IOS in Apple is much easier to use but with a phone that seems to age before it’s been used is always a warning sign that your money is burning before you have truly used the device.