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Oneplus 5T – can the t-reatment make it better?

The oneplus 5 is a pretty good phone, but has fallen behind in many aspects. Can the oneplus 5t fill the gaps? Let’s find out.

Hardware:
The build quality is always very good on Oneplus’ phones, and it’s no different on the 5t. Like the 5, the phone has an aluminium build and feels quite nice in the hand. Finally, one plus has followed the new 18:9 trend, and has shrunk the bezels quite a bit. Because of the shortage of space on the front, the fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the back, where I personally prefer it. If you don’t wish to use the fingerprint sensor, there is also the option of the new face unlock offered by oneplus, which I will come back to later. I think matte black looks amazing on phones, and oneplus’ midnight black looks stealthy and amazing.

Software:
Oneplus’ oxygen OS is amazing. It’s almost like stock-android, and I say almost because where it isn’t the same, it makes android better. Also, oneplus has added a face-unlock feature in the phone’s software, if you don’t wish to use the fingerprint sensor. It’s so fast that you don’t even think about it. It takes just 0.4 seconds, to be exact. It leaves the iPhone X’s face ID in its dust. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s really, really secure, but oneplus’ face unlock is just so much more convenient. You don’t even think about it and, BAM! You’re in.

Camera:
Oneplus has substituted the telephoto sensor from the 5 and now both cameras have the same focal length and f/1.7 aperture. The primary sensor is still 16 megapixels, but the pixels are bigger than the pixels on second sensor which is 20 megapixel one. The camera is much better than the one on the 5, and sometimes pictures come out so good, they are on-par with the iPhone X. The front or selfie camera is quite good and the sensor is identical to the one on the oneplus 5.

Performance:
This phone’s performance is just amazing. The only phone which can rival the 5t is the Iphone X. It’s powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon 835, which is one of the best processors on the market right now. It has 8 gigs, yeah, 8 gigs! of RAM, which is total overkill on android! The experience is unbelievably fast, fluent and seamless. It has 128 gigs of internal storage. Without doubt, the Oneplus 5t is one of the best, if not the best, performing phone on the market right now.

Multimedia:
The 5t has only one speaker grill, which does get loud but the quality of the sound goes down. Another plus point is that they kept the headphone jack, I don’t think we are ready for a wireless life just yet. oneplus is one of the companies who actually listen to the consumers, and the consumers wanted a headphone jack and oneplus gave em’ one.

Verdict:
The oneplus 5t is an extraordinary phone, with extraordinary performance, amazing software, an amazing camera and thank god! They kept the headphone jack. The 5t was one of the best phones of 2017. In my opinion, it can also rival phones such as the the Iphone X. It is a huge improvement over the 5, which wasn’t as good as we expected, but the 5t, man! It’s so good. All-in-all, oneplus 5t is my favourite phone of 2017.

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