OnePlus 5 is here, officially. And after the world has almost given its verdict on how the flagship killer has become a flagship itself, its USP dual camera is not impressive, and that it is nonetheless an incremental upgrade over its predecessors and worth the money; it is time for some actual teardown. Folks at MyFixGuide are the first to rip apart the OnePlus 5 and the verdict is not very surprising. Also Read - OnePlus won't bring these performance features to older phonesAlso Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update rolling out: Report
Even before its launch, the OnePlus 5 received a lot of criticism for being an Apple iPhone 7 Plus clone right from the outer design to the use of dual camera module. Nonetheless, the aggressive pricing shut down the critiques and has given the company a certain confidence that its smartphone would hit the sweet spot for consumers. Now, people at MyFixGuide report that the similarities between the other flagship smartphones and the OnePlus 5 don’t end just at the surface level but go beneath. Also Read - OnePlus 5, 5T get Android 10-based OxygenOS Open Beta 3 with camera improvements
During the disassembly process of the OnePlus 5, the firm discovered that the smartphone’s internal structure has a systematic sealing design which is similar to how other smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, OPPO, and Vivo apply to their devices. Despite that, there are certain weaknesses in the internal design. For example, the battery and motherboard are not covered with graphite stickers, something which is practiced by other manufacturers. Secondly, the dual camera module lacks double-sided adhesive which basically means if needed to replace or fix, it will not be a difficult task.
The battery is sealed with two double-sided adhesive. The metal shield is directly welded to the motherboard, making it difficult to access the chips on it. Overall, the build of the OnePlus 5 is solid but there are some weak spots such as camera and some connectors. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 Review: Feel the power
It is worth mentioning that the OnePlus 5 uses the same display as the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T with subtle improvements in terms of color reproduction. To give a perspective, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D curved glass for protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of expandable internal storage.
The USP of the smartphone is its camera. It is equipped with a pair of 16-megapixel primary lens + 20-megapixel telephoto lens at the back, while upfront there is a 16-megapixel camera for selfies or video calling. It packs a 3,300mAh battery which is supported with Dash Charge. ALSO READ: The OnePlus 5 is here, but could incremental updates keep it relevant?
The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS layered above. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded under the home button on the front and for charging the smartphone packs a Type-C port.
Price of the OnePlus 5 is Rs 32,999 for 6GB RAM model and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM model. It is up for sale via Amazon India and there are a number of sale offers to choose from.