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OnePlus 5T Long-Term Review: (Still) The Best ‘Affordable Flagship’ Out There

The launch of a new flagship smartphone is generally followed by it being extensively covered by various media outlets and technology portals. And before you know it, unboxings and reviews are all over the place.

This haste is probably necessary, and only indicative of the whirlwind pace of today’s technological world. Because even before the hype around the new top-tier smartphone has settled, everybody already starts looking forward to the ‘next big thing’. But for our review of the OnePlus 5T, we decided to use the ‘flagship killer’ smartphone for one month.

It’s been just about two months since the OnePlus 5T was launched, and the company has already announced that its successor will be arriving in a few months. So should you wait for that, or go ahead with the 5T?

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Having used OnePlus 5T as my daily driver for a little over a month, I would definitely recommend getting it. Read on to find out more!

What Has Held Up?

Design & Build Quality

While it’s definitely no head-turner like LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T’s design isn’t bland either. The all-metal aluminum construction and smooth finish, lend the smartphone a solid in-hand feel. Power button and volume rocker are nice and clicky, and the ridged alert slider works great. The dual-camera system and two-tone dual-LED flash are located at the top left corner of the back panel, with the circular fingerprint sensor and an engraved OnePlus logo in the middle.

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The USB Type-C port is at the bottom, flanked by a mono speaker and a 3.5m audio port on each side. At the front, a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 hides OnePlus 5T’s FullHD display. Above the display is the earpiece, usual assortment of sensors and the 16MP selfie shooter. The bottom bezel is bare, since the 5T uses on-screen nav buttons.

Display

In line with the latest fad in smartphone world, OnePlus 5T has a vertically stretched display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This results in the handset being usable with one hand despite having a 6-inch display.

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Speaking of, the FullHD screen (1080x2160px resolution) of OnePlus is plenty sharp for everything from 4K movies to graphics-intensive games. Being an Optic AMOLED panel, it has rich contrast levels and deep blacks, The display supports DCI-P3 color space, in addition to the widely-used sRGB.

                                                          

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Ranging from Cosmology and Automotive Design to World Music/Movies and Philosophy, Rajat's avocations are, well, multitudinous. Then of course there's Technology, which is something he can talk about for hours at a stretch. A grammar Nazi and an atheist, he believes science has (or will ultimately have) answers to everything. As the Editor at Gadget2Buy, Rajat is not only responsible for ensuring that the quality of content published on the website and its associated social channels is top-notch, but also for the digital properties' overall growth and development. He can be reached on his linked social profiles.

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