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26 mayo, 2021

As is already a tradition in the technological world, with the beginning of summer a new OnePlus smartphone arrives and, once again, it arrives preceded by a wave of rumors and leaks (the vast majority from the brand itself) that had already been in charge of gut the main features of the newly announced OnePlus 5. Spoilers? No, what’s up. This is hype, and OnePlus handles it like nobody else.

Clearly the design is one of the most controversial points of everything leaked from this device, but it would not be fair to stay on the surface. The OnePlus 5 raises the bar and bets on a high technical profile; Snapdragon 835, up to 8 GB of RAM and a double camera to place itself on the podium of mobile photography are some of its arguments, of course everything has a price. We tell you all about the OnePlus 5.

Design and display: conservatism and déjà vu

OnePlus 5

Although today is the official announcement, the brand itself has already been responsible for releasing information about the OnePlus 5, images included. As I said, one of the novelties that has generated the most debate in the previous days has been the design, and that is that the similarities with a certain apple smartphone are more than evident, at least in its rear part.

OnePlus has opted again for a unibody aluminum chassis which in this case comes in matt black or gray, is slightly thinner than the previous model and has a more rounded edges shape. Is in the antenna lines that have been concealed by placing them on the edge and the double camera where we most perceive that feeling of déjà vu.

The truth is that brands do not have much room for maneuver to create truly original designs, it is especially in the small details where we find differences between some smartphones and others, but here it seems that OnePlus has not even tried.

There’s little wiggle room when it comes to creating truly original designs, but it seems that OnePlus hasn’t even tried.

If we move to the front, the OnePlus 5 retains more the personality of previous models, especially for that oval fingerprint reader that is still under the screen. By the way, here the firm does not risk and once again offers us a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with FullHD resolution.

Another highlight is that OnePlus has not joined the trend of reducing the bezels that surround the screen. The OnePlus 5 has practically the same width and height measurements as its predecessor, but thanks to its slightly slimmer profile it manages to lose a few grams.

To close this section, comment that the signature keep turning your back on water resistance, a feature that we do find in almost all the flagship of the leading brands.

OnePlus debuts with its first dual camera

The trend that OnePlus has wanted to join is that of double cameras, and the truth is that they have bet heavily on this point. We have a sensor 16 megapixel Sony IMX398 with a 27-millimeter f / 1.7 lens and a 20 megapixel Sony IMX350 with 37-millimeter f / 2.6 lens. In addition, we have an LED flash and stabilizer, although it is electronic and not optical.

OnePlus 5

Within the dual cameras we could distinguish two schools: the one that bets on a combination of RGB + B / W sensors and the one that focuses on playing with the focal length to simulate zoom effects. Within this second school we would have LG with its commitment to the angular and Apple, which prefers the advantages offered by a telephoto lens. Guess which group the OnePlus 5 falls into? Yes, in Apple’s.

The second lens on the OnePlus 5 acts as a telephoto for lossless zoom. Nor could it miss the inevitable portrait mode.

The second camera lens of the OnePlus 5 acts as a telephoto that allows us to get closer to the photographed subject without losing quality as with digital zoom. In addition, this combination of lenses with different focal lengths brings a feature that is also very fashionable in the mobile landscape. We speak, of course, of portrait mode, the one that highlights the foreground and creates a blur effect in the background, also known as bokeh.

On paper, the OnePlus 5’s camera points high, but nothing better than seeing it in action. If you want to take a look at the results you get, in Engadget you already have the complete analysis.

For the front camera, OnePlus once again relies on a Sony sensor, specifically the 16 megapixel IMX371, accompanied by an f / 2.0 lens.

OnePlus 5, technical specifications

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 follows the path of previous generations and bets on hardware at the level of the first division in which it wants to compete. In 2017 this means having the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm’s top chip, but OnePlus goes further and offers us a version with nothing less than 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB capacity. In addition, we are talking about very fast memories: LPDDR4X for RAM and UFS 2.1 for storage. There will also be a version of 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB.

The OnePlus 5 aims high: up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1.

Oneplus It also aims high in the section of connections. We have support for LTE Cat 12 that offers up to 600 Mbps in download, WiFi MIMO 2×2, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS / Glonass. In the physical connections we once again have a USB-C and a minijack connector for headphones. Here they have not been inspired by Apple. Well.

Speaking of the USB-C connector, OnePlus continues to bet on the system Dash Charge in version 2.0, which further speeds up the charging process. The battery, by the way, stays at 3,300 mAh, a little smaller than that of the OnePlus 3T but thanks to the efficiency of the processor it manages to slightly increase its autonomy.

In the software section we have the OxygenOS layer based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. We leave you with the complete list of specifications.



154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm 153 g Black / gray unibody aluminum 2.5D glass Front fingerprint reader


AMOLED 5.5 inches FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels 401 dpi


Snapdragon 835 octa-core 2.45 Ghz Adreno 540




64/128 GB UFS 2.1


OxygenOS + Android 7.1.1 Nougat


Dual 16 MP Sony IMX398 + 20 MP Sony IMX350, f / 1.7 + f / 2.6, EIS, Dual LED flash, 4K video, slow-motion HD 120 fps


16 MP Sony IMX371, EIS, f / 2.0, FullHD videos


Lower speaker Dirac HD Sound 3 microphones with noise cancellation


LTE Cat 12, WiFi a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Dual SIM, USB-C, minijack


3,300 mAh Fast Charge Dash Charge


499/559 euros

OnePlus 5, price and availability

OnePlus 5

The first OnePlus was born as a cheaper alternative to the most advanced flagships on the scene. But the high-end is improving and, with each new installment, we have seen how OnePlus raised the bar with higher quality designs and more complete specifications, and this It has been noticed in the price.

We said that the OnePlus 5 is more flagship killer than ever in terms of performance, but the price increase is no longer the blow to the table of previous generations. With everything, 559 euros for the 8/128 GB version, it is still a much lower price than terminals such as the LG G6 or the Samsung Galaxy S8, which are close to or even exceed the barrier of 800 euros.

OnePlus has raised the bar with its latest flagship, and that has been noticed in the price, although it is still very competitive if we compare it with the high-end against which it wants to compete.

The 6/64 GB variant stays at 499 euros, 60 euros more than the equivalent model in the OnePlus 3T, a reasonable increase if we take into account the improvements it offers. By the way, this model will be available in metallic gray, while matte black is reserved for the more advanced version.

Both models can be buy online from June 27, If you want it, you can only get it in stores set up in New York, London, Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam.

In Engadget | OnePlus 5, analysis: maximum power and a convincing double camera to continue to annoy the highest range