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Well, how about that. For years OnePlus owned the best bang-for-the-buck category with no real competitor, until Google's Pixel 3a came along. So OnePlus went ahead and made the best phone of the year. Without costing hundreds of dollars more, the flagship OnePlus 7T manages to be a worthy competitor to the Galaxies and Pixels, with a fantastic design, excellent screen, killer performance, and a solid camera. Are there things that more-expensive phones do better? Speaking of Oppo, the other feature that the OnePlus 5 manages to sneak in is full NFC compatibility, which means that the OnePlus 5 should be entirely compatible with contactless payment systems such as Android Pay.
If it were this simple to bring premium features to the market at this kind of price point, everyone would be doing it, so it's worth pointing out what you don't get with the OnePlus 5. I've already mentioned the lack of microSD expansion, which is a pain point, but to that you can add the lack of any kind of water resistance. Every other premium handset released this year has had an IP rating, but the OnePlus 5 keeps itself cheap by hoping that you'll keep it nice and dry.
The other feature found on most premium handsets that you won't find on the OnePlus 5 is a 2K or 4K display. Instead you get a plain old 5. The OnePlus 5 shares the same essential chassis as the Oppo R11, and that means that it's thin, light and there's not a whole heaping load of space for shoving in lots of battery capacity. Still, OnePlus has managed to throw mAh of battery power into the OnePlus 5, which should in theory give it some legs in day to day usage. Testing with Geekbench 3's older battery test showed that the OnePlus 5 isn't an absolute standout on the battery front in the same way that it might be on the performance front:.
Day to day usage bore this observation out, although there are very few phones that I can't send flat within a day if I put my mind to it.
The OnePlus 5 is capable of single business day usage without a doubt, and OnePlus does provide its own fast "Dash Charge" charger in the box with the OnePlus 5 to top it up if it's getting low. It's also worth noting that OnePlus' inbuilt power saving measures are quite brutal in terms of cutting down network access and processor capabilities, but if you're desperate to make it through a few hours with just simple phone access, they'll do the trick to keep the OnePlus 5 ticking along.
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The promise of the OnePlus 5 is that you get a premium handset without the premium price point, and any discussion of it has to revolve around that price. That's broadly in line with its international pricing, but representatives of OnePlus did note to finder that this is just soft launch pricing, and it may revise the price of the OnePlus 5 if it takes it further to the Australian marketplace. That suggests that it could become more expensive over time, and obviously quite how expensive will affect its overall value equation.
There's really nothing in the mid-range that competes with it, and while some premium handsets do outclass it for other features or a slightly more refined or unique design language, this is still a top-notch phone at a very attractive price point. Telstra and Optus are offering free data and services to help Australians work remotely.
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