Review of the smartphone OnePlus 5: open threat
5 OnePlus – one of the most anticipated smartphones this summer along with Samsung Galaxy Note 8. And let his presentation was held in Shanghai, but not in a pretentious new York music hall, the young company continues to talk back and duels with all the current flagships. Of course, slyly winking at a price tag: it should be “five” from 32 to 43 thousand rubles depending on the amount of memory to store grey or official supplies. On the background of 50-60 thousand for the iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S8 – that’s great, of course. But the real its competitors, Xiaomi Mi6 and Honor 9, even cheaper. What OnePlus 5 can oppose them?
Shop Big Geek, have provided us with to test this unit, a 64-Gigabyte version today is 36 990 rubles, 128 GB — 42 990 rubles. In the Chinese store, for example to Gearbest, the price floats on the short side, you can take the unit at a price of 28 thousand rubles. Without the sale the price range is approximately the same as in Russia.
The main point of attraction is obvious: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (like Xiaomi Mi6), dual camera with twice the same zoom (Honor 9), slim metal body (vividly reminiscent of the iPhone 7 Plus), Super AMOLED display (like Samsung Galaxy S8) and the promise of speedy in comparison with competitors charging – Dash Charge (5 V, 4 A). Well, let’s see how it all works in conjunction.
|OnePlus 5||OnePlus 3||Honor 9||Xiaomi Mi6||Meizu Pro 6 Plus|
|Display||5.5 inch, AMOLED,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, AMOLED,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 423 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 428 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.7 inches, AMOLED, 2560 × 1440, 518 ppi, capacitive multi-touch, 3D Touch|
|Safety glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||no information||is, manufacturer unknown||no information|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (two cores Kryo, frequency of 2.15 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||HiSilicone Kirin 960 (Quad core ARM Cortex-A73, 2.4 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||8890 Samsung Exynos (Quad core Exynos-M1, 2 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.5 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 850 MHz||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||The Mali-T880 MP12, 900 MHz|
|RAM||6/8 GB||6 GB||4 GB (there is a version with 6 GB)||6 GB||4 GB|
|Flash memory||64/128 GB||64 GB||64 GB (there is a version with 128 GB)||64/128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Memory card support||no||no||there||no||no|
|Connectors||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||two nano-SIM||two nano-SIM||two nano-SIM||two nano-SIM||two nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 800||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 12 (600/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, IR sensor||Light, proximity,
magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, heart rate
|Fingerprint scanner||there||there||there||there||there are capacitive|
|The main camera||Double module, 16 + 20 MP, ƒ/1,7 + ƒ/2.6, the contrast AF on a wide angle module + phase detection autofocus at the telephoto module, dual-led flash||16 MP, ƒ/ 2.0, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash||Double module, 20 + 12 megapixel, ƒ/2.2, and a hybrid autofocus, dual-led flash||Double module, 12 MP: 27 mm, ƒ/1,8 + 52 mm, ƒ/2,6 (2x zoom); wide angle optical stabilizer works; phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||12 MP, ƒ/2.0, hybrid (phase + laser) autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash (10-diodes), record 4K video|
|Front camera||16 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||5 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||Removable battery: 12,54 WH (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11.3 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 12.16 WH (3200 mAh, 3.8 V)||A removable battery is 12.73 W·h (3350 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery
Of 12.92 W·h
(3400 mAh, 3.8 V)
|Size||154,2 × 74,1 × 7,25 mm||152,7 × 74,7 × 7.4 mm||147,3 x 70,9 x of 7.45 mm||145,2 x 70,5 x of 7.45 mm||Of 155.6 × 77,3 × 7.3 mm|
|Weight||153 grams||158 grams||155 grams||168/182 grams (normal version / ceramic)||158 grams|
|Protection case||no||no||no||splash protection||no|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell OxygenOS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell OxygenOS||Android 7.0 Nougat, shell EMUI||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme|
|Current price||32 000-42 000||25 000 rubles||26 990 rubles||29 990 rubles||30 000-38 000|
Appearance, ergonomics and software
When OnePlus 5 only lit up in the photo, went noise: copy, iPhone, the Chinese again. On the one hand, the resemblance is obvious. But on the other – just as obvious continuity with respect to the OnePlus 3/3T, especially when you look at the front panel – except that the angles become a little less sharp. As for “borrowing” the copertina – smartphones with dual cameras in the upper left corner of the back panel today, do not let just lazy, and do smartphone especially for high unlike on the iPhone, but would not have blamed no one – the road to nowhere.
Especially in OnePlus never felt embarrassed that they focus on Apple. Samsung is how to beat the us company to sell its smartphones, but the “trace” will still not Galaxy S, and iPhone – at least not yet.
Back to OnePlus 5. The smartphone is available in two colors: black (Midnight Black) and dark gray (Space Grey). Bright colors, unfortunately, bypassed the “five” side, just a safe and boring options.
OnePlus 5 was a bit longer but slimmer than OnePlus 3 (7,25 mm vs 7.4 mm) – cardinal feel like a gadget has changed. The front panel is covered with tempered glass with oleophobic coating, the rest of the body covered with metal. Smartphone non-slip, pleasant to use and is realistic to operate with one hand.
Slightly unusually for an Android smartphone implemented control – button switch is located on the right edge, and control button volume – on the left, next to the switch which in one movement, you can activate silent mode or do not disturb. The three switch positions.
To imitate Apple, the Chinese did not. In particular, OnePlus conducted a survey among fans of the brand – whether to leave a mini Jack or it’s time to send him to the dustbin of history? Fans voted for the analog connector it’s now emblazoned on the bottom. Bravo, OnePlus, so be it. Another nice thing – speaker, moved from right to left. So it is not politicaminareti finger when the vertical orientation of the apparatus, which is horizontal.
Fingerprint scanner is of the latest fashion on the front panel – personally I prefer to work with him in the back location, but you know who now dictates “how”.
The scanner built into the touch the “Home” button which when you long press bring up Google Now. Button is slightly recessed into the body, it has a very nice vibration motor and it is optimum in size – to use her very nice. On either side of it are two touch-sensitive navigation keys – their purpose can be changed.
By itself, the fingerprint sensor is the most common: capacitive, responsive, but susceptible to microtrauma to the skin of a finger. However, I have a week and a half of testing, no problems arose. You can block with it as a smartphone in General and with specific applications. Also the scanner used in the proof of contactless payment – Pay Android supported.
Shell Oxygen 4.5.6
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Operating system – Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a proprietary shell Oxygen OS. At the time of testing the actual version is 4.5.6. The OnePlus does not have to reinvent the wheel, keeping the Android almost intact: the same logic, the same interface with drawn from the bottom menu of applications a minimum of additional software – only rewrite of the underlying application and platform One forum Community where you can ask questions about your phone.
The main noticeable from the first look features a window Never Settle to the left of the main screen. It is displayed by default weather, there is a service for brief notes, a list of recently called contacts, recently used apps and system information on the smartphone. You can add additional widgets to your taste. In addition, there are all sorts of things like additional configuration, status, gestures quick access to different functions and so on. Very pleasant, unobtrusive and quick sheath. If not for various problems in emergency services calls do not pass, the waste of energy in standby mode occurs issues if it is not there at all. The company is constantly releasing patches and regularly upgrades the firmware for a week and a half I managed to install one, and something critical I found.
Display and sound
The display on OnePlus 5 moved from OnePlus 3 without any changes. It’s the same Optic Super AMOLED, in which the word Optic means is not some specific hardware technology, just additional software to control color and, according to developers, the contrast. Second, of course, is perceived with irony – what could be the setting of the contrast of the screen based on organic LEDs, where this concept has almost no sense: each led is on separately – in the end it can be argued that the level of contrast here is almost endless.
Other features display diagonal 5.5 inch resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 401 ppi. In this respect to compete with the top 5 smartphones OnePlus can not, but with the same Honor 9 and Xiaomi Mi6 — very even.
No air gap, there is a double polarizing layer screen perfectly manifests itself in bright sunlight, losing in intensity, but remaining easy to read. The viewing angles are excellent – it is interesting that there is not only almost does not fade, but won’t distort colors, which is unusual for mobile AMOLED-matrices.
Brightness is 421 CD/m2 is very good for AMOLED. About the behavior of the display under direct sunlight I already told above.
Optic does not specifically manifests with the settings set to default values. In this mode, the display behaves as a standard for a modern smartphone: cool shades (average of 7500 K), slightly dancing shades of gray (an average of 2.15 – norm), the average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide variety of colour shades) is 5,03 – good for General background, but no more. The colors are bright, but relatively cool. Nothing terrible, but nothing remarkable.
Remarkable is in the settings menu of the color. There you can set basic line color space sRGB or extended DCI-P3. You can also manually adjust color. I measured the screen in the sRGB – and Yes, everything is great here. Optimal color temperature (6500K), gamma is not perfect, but closer to standard space (average of 2.17), and the average DeltaE deviation of the palette Color Checker is of 2.07! It is very close to the level of calibrated monitors. Accustomed to the cold tones of an average smartphone, the picture will seem different, too warm, but actually in this mode the image as close as possible to the original. Well, Bravo, OnePlus, great job with the settings!
For the sound component OnePlus betting does not – have a mini-Jack, and that is good. The sound in the headphones is normal, with enough power to wring the maximum volume in any situation. About the main speaker I said just above. However to count on it as a device to play music or a movie the normal voice is not necessary — depth of sound is lacking totally. But the volume is enough to call you I heard from the next room. This is important. Speaker, and microphone allow you to talk on the phone – the discomfort I have experienced.