OnePlus 5 review: The best phone under $500

by birtanpublished on September 14, 2020

Toad's good guys exact here with Android police taking a look at the latest offering from one plus the 1 plus 5 so it's pretty crazy to see how far 1 plus has come while they're still not super popular and not everyone knows about their phones they're definitely a

Growing company and each year they do their best to release a phone that they hope will make people think twice about that iPhone or Galaxy and with the 5 I guess you could say they've done it again now it has been a while since I've

Seen a phone under so much fire for a number of different reasons you've got people displeased with the design saying it's ugly and it looks like an iPhone you've got people disappointed in the price tag it's

Missing features the list just goes on while I understand their frustration I don't really think the phone deserves all that now let me start off by saying the 1 plus 5 is one of the best phones if not the best phones you can get for

Under 500 bucks it's pretty hard to find a phone with this loaded of a spec sheet in this price range right it's pretty hefty on paper well the design isn't flashy and being totally serious here I prefer the looks of the 3t over the

Design of the 5 but I do like the 5 steel in the hand better it's more comfortable and it's easier to manage I get it it looks pretty plain but for me what it lacks in design can easily be made up for with this black dragon skin

I got from D brand link in the description I do give one plus credit for making the phone very very thin while keeping the headphone jack yes the headphone jack is alive and well here on this phone along

With the headphone jack we have the alert slider on the left so they kept that too it's really nice to have and I kind of miss it on other phones sometimes and something else they kept is this five and a half inch 1080p

AMOLED display yes it's pretty much the same exact display as the three T's some people hate that others like myself honestly don't mind well I've definitely been spoiled by 1440p displays I'd be lying to you if I said this screen isn't

Good because of its resolution once again it's one of these best-looking 1080p panels you'll come across on a phone and on top of that it supports DP three color gamut which allows the screen to display a wider

Range of color so yes the oneplus 5 isn't flashy it doesn't look particularly cool it's still missing things like water resistance and wireless charging but in spite of all that similar to the Google pixel it's

What's on the inside that counts and what we get on the inside is nothing short of so we've got Android 7.1.1 talked with oxygen OS complete with the stock Android look and feel and the usual

Oxygen OS customization features and the user experience here is fantastic never has this phone lag choked up and stuttered on me so nothing like that it's smooth it's quick responsive and very fast and pretty much everything

About this phone is fast from just using the phone unlocking it using the fingerprint reader to charging the phone it's great the gaming and media experience is nice as well the bottom firing speaker does leave a lot to be

Desired but it gets the job done and if you're a heavy reader there is a feature that pretty much puts the phone into what I call the Kindle paperwhite mode to make reading easier and more enjoyable battery life is also pretty

Solid mine brings in about five and a half hours of screen on time consistently for making it through the day on a single charge is quite easy overall performance is nowhere near an issue for the oneplus wise now something

That can be looked at as an issue is the camera first let me say that the camera on the phone isn't bad by any means you can get some really nice shots with this using both the rear and front facing cameras and I've definitely seen worse

In this price range you get the added bonus of the secondary 20 megapixel telephoto lens that lets you zoom in to your subject without losing much detail compared to using regular zoom you also get portrait mode which looks to

Completely blur out the background of your subject to get that more professional photography look it only works okay it's not the worst thing ever but it's pretty inconsistent and I couldn't bring myself to use it on a

Day-to-day basis and alas there's no sign of optical image stabilization which is especially apparent when taking video but overall the camera on this phone is nice and I can trust it for a day of shooting so I gotta say all

Things considered I really like what this phone has to offer I will admit it didn't exactly meet my expectations and it's not a huge upgrade from the 3t and what makes this phone great is what made previous phones from oneplus grade what

We get is a phone that does everything it's supposed to do and it does those things well and say what you want about its price tag is still under 500 bucks and I can definitely recommend it to someone who's looking for something

That's cost effective easy to use and something that just works it's a simple phone and sometimes that's exactly what people need the one plus five is a great phone and while it won't value but it looks it will be sure to let it

Formants and user experience do the talking so what do you guys think of the 1+5 go ahead and let us know your thoughts by dropping a comment down below as always we'd love to hear your feedback but anyway that does it for

This video I hope you guys enjoyed it if you did please feel free to hit that like button subscribe to the Android police channel if you haven't already also shout out to D brand for supporting the channel go ahead and check them out

In the link in the description that does it for me I'll talk to you guys later and thanks for watching

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