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The OnePlus 5 is a premium smartphone at a cheaper price

OnePlus 5 is the latest model for the company of the same name. This device positions itself as a cheaper but high-quality alternative to premium phones.



OnePlus has officially revealed its latest smartphone device, the OnePlus 5 model. Reviews suggest checking out this new device before buying any other Android phone.

According to Business Insider, OnePlus 5 is a premium smartphone, which comes at a cheaper price than the latest devices from Samsung, Apple and LG. Its beauty comes from the simplicity of its design—all-black glass front, plain and utilitarian metal back, and clean and featureless edges.

It features a 5.5-inch, 1080p AMOLED display, and an 8 GB of RAM and the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset that make it one of the fastest smartphones in the market. It is slim and light at a depth of 7.25 millimeters and weight of 153 grams. It also has a 16-megapixel camera with faster auto-focusing than previous OnePlus devices and DSLR features such as ISO, aperture, shutter speed and white balance settings. It runs on Android 7.1 OS.

The OnePlus5 (not pictured above) is seen as a good alternative to premium phones. (Source)

It has two models. The dark-grey costs $479, with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage while the black model costs $539 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. To compare, Samsung Galaxy S8 has a price tag of $675 to $750 depending on the carrier while Apple iPhone 7 plus costs around $769 to $969 depending on the storage capacity.

Meanwhile, Forbes noted that the OnePlus 5 only has a slight improvement from OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T. Moreover, the Android phone has a close resemblance to how an iPhone looks. The chamfered edges make the grip more comfortable, the same thing you experience with an Apple phone. Then it also has a dual camera system, wherein the 16-megapixel main camera gets a 20-megapixel telephoto in support.

OnePlus 5 retains the headphone jack, as well as a physical home button and a fingerprint scanner. It features a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3,300 mAh that can last up to nearly 18 hours based on tests, per CNET.

Anne Kings is a reporter for the financial sector, often tackling Wall Street and shareholders' interests. She also covers the intersection of media and technology, and delves into interesting topics on entertainment. Sometimes she also writes about the cannabis industry, in particular CBD and hemp. She is currently based in New York.