OnePlus 5 First Impressions – Why its the best even after Hype ?

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 Already has it’s global and India launch as well. Also, there are plenty of reviews from International journalist out. So let me be very clear after watching those reviews I had mixed feelings for the device. I couldn’t resist reaching for OnePlus 5  India Launch event to get hands on the device and help you take a right decision. I thank the OnePlus India Team for inviting me out. Also, hope they sent my review unit soon. So here is my overall impression of the OnePlus new flagship device. I hope they sent my review unit soon so stay awaited for my Full Review as well.

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Design and Build

You already know it as I mentioned in my post of Why you should buy OnePlus 5? So you guys even know that it looks alike to iPhone 7 Plus.

Trust me when I Hold it for the first time, The Phone Was light and Curve back let me hold the slim device much better. The InHand feel is much better to iPhone sleek alike design.

It does not exactly resemble the iPhone 7 Plus as the camera bump in the OnePlus 5 is thin as compared to iPhone. If it would have been exactly similar to design, then you might have been able to use iPhone 7 Plus cases, But that’s not the scenario.

The screen as expected is precisely what you want, perfect brightness, great colour accuracy. There is no 2K display, but once you look at the 1080p Display of OnePlus 5, you won’t need one.

OnePlus 5 Bottom

OnePlus 5 Bottom

OnePlus 5 Side

OnePlus 5 Side

OnePlus 5 Side

OnePlus 5 Side


The most anticipated and the Hype for the devices in 2017 is all about the Dual Camera. No Doubt OnePlus adopted it as well.

I wanted them not to change the front camera as on the 3T. The OnePlus 3T front camera was excellent. The same is the case with the OnePlus 5 you get the same.

On the rear camera, As OnePlus Claims, it’s the highest resolution Dual camera setup. The Sharpness and details of the image are really good. The Other telephoto lens does have a lower aperture but eventually right at the sharpness department.

Over it was only in the One lightning condition at the launch event. So I cannot tell you the what’s perfect. It isn’t disappointing but more importantly, it’s a better step towards innovation. Once it goes through the proper update for bokeh effect it will be amazing.

What makes it stand out?

It does come with PayTM Quick pay support right at the lock screen. In other phones, you have to search for the app, click on Pay then the barcode scanner pops-up. In OnePlus 5 that barcode scanner is right on the lock screen and pay via Fingerprint. It does help you save a lot of time.


The Phone does come with Oxygen OS and No Doubt other to stock Android it’s the Only one which delivers the fastest, buttery smooth performance. No Doubt it makes you feel like holding a Nexus right from the Google Headquarters. The OnePlus 5 is also like the same.


Pricing and Availablity

The Midnight Black Version (8GB Ram/ 128GB storage) will cost you Rs 37,999. The slate grey version (6GB Ram/ 64GB Storage will cost you Rs 32,999.

Offers with OnePlus 5

  • SBI Debit/Credit card users are eligible for Rs 1500 Cashback on the purchase of OnePlus 5 through authorised sales channel till 28th June 2017.
  • Sign In to Kindle App and get Rs 500 promotional credit for Kindle books.
  • Vodafone users to get 75GB Data free and 3 months free Vodafone play.
  • Stream on your Prime video app and get Rs 250 as Amazon Pay balance.
  • Free 12 month Accidental Damage insurance by servify on Downloading the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs 1,000 in the introductory period.

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