With just months to launch of OnePlus 5, the Chinese manufacturer is back with another flagship. The OnePlus 5T is here. As the name suggests, the 5T is a refined version of the OnePlus 5.
The OnePlus 5T was launched by the company at the same price as the original OnePlus 5. It costs Rs. 32,999 for 6GB and 64GB version whereas 8GB and 128GB version goes for Rs. 37,999. This means the new smartphone will be replacing the older five months OnePlus 5.
Those with the older flagship killer maybe wondering what new changes have been made and whether to go for the upgrade or not? With that in mind, we’ve are pitting the OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 5T to know what’s different and what remains the same.
Design & Display
The most prominent difference between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T is the design. This time around the OnePlus incorporates the all-new popular bezel-less design. The 5T is an all screen phone with pretty thin bezels around the display. It now has a higher screen to body ratio of around 80 percent compared to the 74 percent of the OnePlus 5. The fingerprint sensor is on the rear rather than the front.
Another major difference is the display size. The OnePlus 5T features a bigger 6-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED screen compared to the 5.5-inch display of the previous model. Despite this, the overall phone body of the 5T remains same as its predecessor.
Also, the devices have different aspect ratios. The new 5T comes with an with an 18:9 aspect ratio making the screen slimmer and taller than OnePlus 5. The 2,160 x 1,080-pixel resolution on the 5T is slightly higher too, but it doesn’t make much difference in terms of quality as pixel density remains same, 401 pixels-per-inch (PPI).
OnePlus has also made some tweaks to its dual camera setup. The OnePlus 5T has a similar 16MP main camera and a 20MP secondary camera combination. This time around, however, the 20MP sensor comes with a wider f/1.7 aperture to match the main shooter.
However, OnePlus has eliminated optical zooms from the sensor and instead relies on phone software to zoom in on the objects. The new hardware changes ultimately allow for taking better images even in low light conditions. Overall the cameras deliver same quality barring some minor changes.
OnePlus has added a surprising new feature of Face Unlock in the 5T which uses the front-facing camera to unlock the device. Though not as secure as Apple’s Face ID, it still works with great accuracy and speed. The hardware, however, lacks the ability to allow for the feature to work in low light conditions.
If you look past these minor changes, the core of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T remain same. Under the hood, both the devices are powered by Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 graphics. The devices come in two RAM and storage options – 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of space. There is no microSD card support in any of these devices but both retain 3.5mm headphone jack which many smartphone makers have ditched. The 5T also retains the same 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charging support.
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