The display is one of the main feature of this phone. Its nothing less than a Quad HD display. Its tough to spot the difference. The Amoled screen gives so deep blacks and beautiful color reproduction. The options available to control the display colors according to our taste is one added feature. Dark theme makes the look even more stunning. Reading mode becomes very useful for night users.
Connectivity, Network and Call quality
Connectivity wise it accepts wide range of bands. Supports VOLTE,2.4Gz/5Ghz Wifi band, has bluetooth 5.0 & NFC too. So connectivity wise its fully featured and leaves no stone upturned except for IR blaster. Wifi connectivity is strong without any drops, so is Bluetooth. Network strength is also very good. Had no issues in reception even in mountains where the signals are not so strong. Call quality is very good without audio drops and even the mic is very loud so that the person other side is able to hear properly.
The phone packs the latest snapdragon 835 processor and it performs any task thrown at it with ease. The processor is power efficient and does not produce any heat even with heavy usage. The phone is so snappy that its so much fun to use. The 6GB/8GB RAM helps in making the multi tasking more productive and smooth. Adreno 540 is a monster for gaming. Played many heavy duty games and it performed without even one frame drop. Overall performance wise the phone is beast and the user is for sure future proof for couple of years with this phone.
The Oneplus 5 has Oxygen OS based on latest android nougat. Its very close to stock android with more added features and customization. The launcher provides shelf for quick access to frequently used apps which is very handy. The theme customization is huge. Once we go through he settings page, one can find so many options to customize according to their taste. The major features include dark theme, night mode, reading mode, screen off gestures, notification icon control etc,. No bloatware in the phone and the optimization is very good. So software gets a 10 on 10.
As I showed in my unboxing video, the dash charge is super fast and the fastest in the market. Once you use dash charging, we cant go back to normal charging. It totally makes you forget about battery. Just plug in for a while and the phone gets charged up for half a day. No heating with charging as found in other phones. Only con is that the dash charging works only with the dash cable.
The battery life is a deciding factor for many before choosing a phone as usage of phone has increased and larger battery life becomes very important as one cannot expect to always have power adapter by side. The oneplus 5 has very good batter life, thanks to the power efficient SD835 and the AMOLED screen. Te phone can easily last a day with normal usage and with heavy usage one might have to charge by the evening. Standby drain is minimal. Screen on time is approximately 4.5 to 6 hrs depending on the type of usage.
Another major attraction is the speaker. Its so loud and clear that the audio experience while watching any video or playing games becomes so good.