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Is OnePlus 5 really a Flagship Killer 2017 ?

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Beast has come to India

If you are a OnePlus fan then it is exciting time for you. As Oneplus’s brand new flagship Killer Oneplus 5 is launching today in India just after two days of global inauguration of this beast. Is Flagship Killer 2017 has arrived?

Gone are the days when Indians had to wait for months or even year to have their hand on latest flagship devices.


What’s in  a Name

so if you are confused about direct jump of Chinese manufacturer from Oneplus 3T to Oneplus 5. Then do not worry regarding omit of Oneplus 4. It is just because since no. 4 is considered unlucky in China. Let’s not focus on the name rather look at the power and stability they are offering in our hands.


Oneplus 5 is bit iPhone-ish in looks with thin bezel but unlike Samsung Galaxy S8. It has more body to screen ration in comparison to Samsung’s flagship. However it looks stunning and beautiful than its predecessor with Anodized Aluminum body. Oneplus 5 is available in two color variants Slate Grey and Midnight Black.. Buttons are same like other Oneplus devices. And also Dedicated Do Not Disturb or Alert slider with LED notification light is present. Display is 5.5 inches with AMOLED type Full HD resolution (401 ppi).  Display has 16:9 aspect ratio and secured with Corning Gorilla glass 5. Fingerprint sensor is equipped in front only as like previous models.

Power and Storage

CPU has a boost with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor clocked up to 2.45 GHz. It comes with mammoth RAM of 6 GB and 8 GB available with massive storage of 64 GB and 128 GB respectively. Both the variants comes pre-installed with latest popular Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat.


This is first Oneplus device which comes with dual rear camera with 16 MP and 20 MP respectively with dual LED flash. Rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps and slow motion videos of 720p at 120 fps, thanks to Sony IMX sensors under the layer.

Front camera also has 16 MP with aperture of f/2.0. It can easily produce high quality front videos of 1080 p at 30  fps. Rear and Front both the sides has Image stabilization features too.


Oneplus 5 has also dual nano sim with both slots supports LTE connectivity. Learning from the past mistake this flagship is also equipped with NFC other than usual Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities. Oneplus has chosen standard 3.5 mm audio jack with USB 2.0 Type-C port.


As usual non removal battery with juice of 3300 mAh along with Dash Charging technology for super-fast charging.


Oneplus 5 may not be Flagship Killer but price is obviously lower than other flagship devices in the market launched in 2017. You can grab the dazzling phone by just paying Rs 32,999/- for the 6GB/64GB and Rs 37,999/- for 8GB/128 GB variant of Oneplus 5. It is available exclusively on Amazon India for purchase.

Is it Flagship Killer 2017?

In my opinion, specs are superb at this price point but aesthetically not at par in comparison to newly Samsung Galaxy S8. However, I would let this question on you. Let me know that what you think about new flagship of Oneplus under comments section.


Image courtsey: Oneplus, Amazon India

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