After unveiling the OnePlus 5 earlier this year, OnePlus unveiled its ‘T’ successor last week: the OnePlus 5T. Similar to the OnePlus 5 in many aspects, the 5T does come with its own fair share of improvements that make it the smartphone to buy in $500.
Considering how much value for money the OnePlus 5T packs, the handset will likely end up surpassing the popularity of its predecessor and possibly even the OnePlus 3/3T. If you plan on buying the OnePlus 5T but have some questions surrounding it, check out our FAQ below.
Q) What are the full specifications of the OnePlus 5?
A) The full specs of the OnePlus 5T are as follows:
|Dimensions||156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
|Display||6.01-inch AMOLED, 2160 x 1080 (401 ppi), 18:9
Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon [email protected]|
|Storage||64/128GB UFS 2.1|
|No microSD card slot|
|Water resistance/IP Rating||No|
|Rear Camera||Primary:16MP IMX398, f/1.7, 1.12um pixels, EIS
20MP Sony IMX376K, f/1.7, 1um pixels
|Dual LED flash,Video: 4K @ 30fps, [email protected] video
|Front Camera||16MP IMX371, f/2.0, 1-micron pixels|
|Connectivity||LTE 3xCA, 256QAM, Cat 12
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB 2.0 over USB-C
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, eCompass|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Network||FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD-LTE: Band 38/39/40/41
HSPA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
|Operating System||OxygenOS, Android 7.1|
Q) Does the OnePlus 5T feature a headphone jack?
A) Yes, the OnePlus 5T does feature a headphone jack. The company took a dig at Apple for not including a 3.5mm jack on the iPhone 7 during its presentation and that’s about it. The sound output from the handset, when connected to headphones, is also very good.
Q) Is the OnePlus 5T waterproof?
A) Sadly, no. The handset lacks any kind of IP certification that has become commonplace in all flagships launched so far this year. However, OnePlus says that the handset can withstand some spills. Since liquid damage is not covered under warranty though, you should avoid putting the company’s claims to test here.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the OnePlus 5 features a unibody aluminium build, the battery and the back cover are not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The OnePlus 5T features two nanoSIM card slots. It does not feature a microSD card slot.
Q) Is the display on the OnePlus 5T protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 6-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED display on the OnePlus 5T is protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5T?
A) Yes, you can. The feature is now built into OxygenOS as well and does not require one to download third-party apps.
Q) How many different variants of the OnePlus 5T are there?
A) The OnePlus 5T is available in two different variants with varying amount of RAM and storage. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM/64GB storage and is priced at $499, while the 8GB RAM/128GB variant is priced at $559. The handset is only available in one color for now.
Q) Are there any other differences between the two variants of the device?
A) There are no other differences between the two variants of the OnePlus 5T.
Q) What are the key areas where the OnePlus 5 improves over the OnePlus 5?
A) Compared to the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch FHD+ 18:9 Optic AMOLED display. The switch to an 18:9 display at the front and the reduced top and bottom bezels give the device a modern look similar to that of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The dual-camera setup at the rear of the device has also been tweaked. The 5T uses a 20MP f/1.7 secondary shooter instead of a telephoto lens which is solely used in low-light scenarios. OnePlus uses pixel binning to further improve the overall image quality as well.
Finally, the OnePlus 5T comes with face unlock which is missing from the OnePlus 5.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5T located? Is it touch based?
A) The fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5 is integrated into the ceramic home button at the front, and yes, it is touch based. Similar to the sensor found on the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T’s fingerprint sensor unlocks the handset in less than 0.2 seconds.
Q) Does the OnePlus 5T also feature Face Unlock?
A) Yes, the OnePlus 5T also features Face Unlock which can unlock the handset in just 0.4 seconds. Since it only relies on the front camera, it is not really secure and can be easily fooled. On the plus side, it is extremely convenient as one can unlock their 5T by simply looking at it.
Q) Can you record slow-motion and 4K videos on the OnePlus 5T?
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 7.1 Nougat. It also runs on a newer version of OxygenOS when compared to the OnePlus 5 with some new features thrown in.
Q) When will the OnePlus 5T get the Android 8.0 Oreo update?
A) A beta build of Oreo for the OnePlus 5T should be available by the end of this year, with the final stable build scheduled to roll out in Q1 2018.
Q) Does the OnePlus 5T support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.
Q) Does the OnePlus 5T support Dash Charge?
A) Yes, like the OnePlus 3/5, the OnePlus 5T also supports Dash Charging which can charge the handset from 0-50% in just 30 minutes.
Q) How much free storage space does the OnePlus 5T has out of the box?
A) The 64GB OnePlus 5T comes 50GB of free storage space.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the OnePlus 5T, though the handset does not come with many pre-installed apps to begin with.
Q) Are the capacitive keys on the OnePlus 5T backlit?
A) Unlike the OnePlus 5 and previous OnePlus handsets, the 5T does not feature capacitive navigation keys.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the OnePlus 5T?
A) You get the phone, Dash Charger, a USB-C cable, SIM ejector tool, a case and some regulatory papers. No screen guard or earphones are bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the OnePlus 5T supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When does the OnePlus 5T go on sale in India and where?
A) The OnePlus 5T will be available for purchase for Amazon Prime remembers from November 21 at 4:30PM, with regular sales scheduled to start from November 27. You can buy the OnePlus 5T from here. As a launch day offer, HDFC credit and debit card holders will get an instant discount of Rs 1,500 when they purchase the 5T.
The 64GB+6GB RAM variant of the device is priced at Rs 32,999, while the 128GB/8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 37,999.