Building a great phone is hard enough, so building a great phone on a budget should be infinitely more difficult. With its fifth flagship, OnePlus makes it look easy. The OnePlus blazingly fast, with a surprisingly good dual camera and solid battery life. OxygenOS is a refreshingly light take on Android, too, and the phone's build quality seems top-notch. It's too bad that OnePlus's designs seem to be getting more generic as time goes on, and that the phone's screen doesn't pack the same punch as its competitors. Ultimately, despite some compromises, the OnePlus is both an excellent phone and an excellent value.
- Excellent performance
- Good battery life
- Dual camera works very well
- The price!
- Design is starting to feel generic
- Still no expandable memory
- Dash charging is a closed standard
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- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET90OnePlus 5 review: The wunderkind gets more wonderThe OnePlus 5 is outstanding, especially for the price; no other phone gives you the same bang for the buck.Wired60REVIEW: ONEPLUS 5Instead of reinventing the wheel or evolving the wheel or however Steve Jobs would have put it, OnePlus simply built a very nice wheel. The OnePlus 5 is a budget phone that doesn’t feel or act like a budget phone.Mashable90OnePlus 5 review: Spectacular on every levelThe OnePlus 5 is the best no-nonsense smartphone you can buy. Period.Android Authority90OnePlus 5 review â€“ the Never Settle promise liveThe OnePlus 5 may be the most expensive flagship from OnePlus to date, but it is jammed pack with features and comes with an insane spec sheet that makes it worth every penny and still provides the best value for an Android flagship.Forbes90OnePlus 5 Review: I Didn't Think Smartphones NeedeUnless you want the absolute best camera or the most eye-catching design, there's not a thing the OnePlus 5 doesn't do as well as the best Android phone out there. ... If you care about value, this is the best bang for your buck right now.TechRadar90OnePlus 5 reviewThe OnePlus 5 may not be as cheap as the company's previous handsets, but it's one of the best phones on the market right now. A great camera, phenomenal performance and a premium design combine to make this a fantastic buy for anyone looking for a more affordable flagship phone.The Verge80ONEPLUS 5 REVIEW: THE ME-TOO PHONEFor OnePlus to stand out without its disruptive pricing, it needed to deliver something truly unique with its new camera system. On the evidence of my experience with the OnePlus 5, it has failed. The OnePlus 5 is good when it needed to be great.Stuff100OnePlus 5 reviewWe’re not in true bargain territory any more, but the OnePlus 5 still beats the competition on price and now feels every bit the flagship phone.BGR90OnePlus 5 reviewPower and performance are on par with the best big-name smartphones in the world, the user experience is as smooth as I’ve seen on any Android phone, and the camera is dramatically improved. What’s more, the OnePlus 5 will be available for much less than most flagship phones.Business Insider90You need to check out the new OnePlus 5 before buyThe OnePlus 5 has the features and performance that make a smartphone great, and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone.