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OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 showing dual camera

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5, the fifth (some say 6th) edition of the flagship killer phones. It has some killer specs to go with it. Qualcomm 835 SOC with 6/8GB of RAM. The now standard storage of 64/128GB.

The 5 looks set to be like a relation of OnePlus 2 as there is a minimal difference with the predecessor, 3T. The much maligned 2 had a processor upgrade and less NFC.

The saving grace for the OnePlus 5 stands out is the dual rear camera feature. A 16MP f/1.7 sensor is paired with a 20MP f/2.6 telephoto lens. This is to give a depth perception or bokeh effect in pictures. The items in the foreground are in focus, while the back is out of focus.

The display is the same one in 3T, AMOLED screen at 1080 x 1920 pixels. To keep to a certain look, the dual camera is offset.
This clashed with the placement of the display controller. The display panel is flipped to make space. Some users have complained a jelly like scrolling, attributed to the flip display. It is difficult to see this in a video, I managed to find this recording done at 960fps. link

If you are looking for a phone and don’t have a OnePlus 3T, I recommend this. No physical buttons to spoil, solid developer community, good specs for the long haul.

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