Review: OnePlus 5T
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The 5T is OnePlus' finest handset yet. It may be a minor update to the 5, but it's the right update. The 5T adopts the modern screen shape and accounts for the missteps of its predecessor's camera to deliver a more well-rounded and competitive device.
The 5T has a tall footprint to accommodate the larger 6-inch screen, though I think trade-off is well worth it. Around the display you'll find a simple, yet pleasing, piece of metal hardware that looks as good as it feels. Other positives include good signal performance, stellar battery life, and the right selection of ports/jacks.
OnePlus' variant of Android is perhaps the best on the market. It leaves the core functionality in place while adding a wide range of useful controls and tools. The revised camera software is even easier to use than that of the 5, and, more importantly, the 5T takes even better pictures.
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The OnePlus 5T is available online and is sold unlocked for $499. It's about the same price point as the Motorola Z2 Play. You're not going to score Galaxy S or iPhone performance from the OnePlus 5T, but you'll spend $300 less and still come pretty close. If you prefer unlocked phones and want to keep costs down and performance up, the OnePlus 5T finds the right mix of both.
OnePlus is the latest smartphone maker to adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio display. The OnePlus 5T, an update to the OnePlus 5, increases the screen size while also slimming down the bezels.
Nov 16, 2017
OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 5T, an update to its 2017 flagship handset that adopts the 2:1 aspect ratio for the display. The new OLED screen measures 6 inches from corner to corner and includes 2,160 by 1,080 pixels.
Jan 4, 2018
OnePlus today announced a new color for the OnePlus 5T: sandstone white. The new shade will be available for order starting January 9.
Nov 21, 2017
OnePlus today said its OnePlus 5T flagship smartphone is now available for sale online. The device, announced earlier this month, in an update to the OnePlus 5.
Nov 27, 2017
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