For £499, the OnePlus 5T looks like it has everything you'd expect from a phone that costs hundreds of pounds more. There's a 6in AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, dual camera setup, fingerprint scanner and new facial recognition technology. Is the OnePlus 5T as good as it gets for a mid-range smartphone, or is it just too good to be true? Let's find out.
With the OnePlus 5T available in black, white or red variants, I must admit I was somewhat relieved to be sent the black model – a red phone isn't quite my cup of tea. There's also a choice when it comes to RAM and internal storage: the 5T can be had with 6GB RAM/64GB storage, or 8GB RAM/128GB storage, though neither supports microSD cards. I was sent the latter configuration, though the former does save you an extra £50.
5.7 ounces (162g)
OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz)
6/8 GB LPDDR4X
64/128 GB UFS2.1 2-LANE
Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, RGB, Sensor Hub
USB 2.0, Type-C, Supports USB Audio Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack
3,300 mAh (non-removable), Dash Charge (5V 4A)
On-screen navigational support, power button, volume rocker, Alert Slider
3 microphones with noise cancellation
Dirac HD Sound®
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