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Things no one told you about the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 had launched globally a week ago with a price tag of $479 and $539 which is not cheap anymore as compared to OnePlus’s previous flagships like the OnePlus3 and OnePlus 3T. The company has made drastic design changes in the new OnePlus 5 which most of the people think as a copy of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus just because of the dual cameras.

The device is offered in two variants; the cheaper model has 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory while the other one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory. Both of the variants run on the super fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540 GPU.

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The OnePlus 5 has let many people down after its launch as it doesn’t meet their expectations. Being a flagship with such a price tag, the device lacks many useful and important features which most of the other flagships at the same price range have. Let’s have a look at them.

1.    Full HD Display

Being such a great flagship and yet having a 1920 x 1080 Display? We had expected 2960 x 1440, a much better display for they hype the device had. The current display won’t be very much suitable for VR purposes.

2.    No 2x Zoom

When the specs of the device were released by the company it stated that the OnePlus 5 would have 2x lossless zoom and not optical zoom. But in fact, the device came out with 1.6x lossless zoom and the remaining will be done by the Smart Capture Technology featured in the device.

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3.    No OIS and EIS

The OIS and EIS techniques are necessary for better stabilization and crisp clear photos and videos. Unfortunately, the OP5 in spite of having dual cameras lacks OIS and EIS. Due to this, low light images would be a bit blurred and dull.

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4.    No IP68 Protection

Yes, the OnePlus 5 is not Water Resistant nor Dust Proof. Users will have to be a lot more careful while using the device in monsoon seasons.

5.    No wireless charging

Just like the previous flagship, the OnePlus 5 uses the Dash Charge feature for charging.

6.    No Iris Scanner

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Aint the fingerprint scanner too mainstream now? :p The Iris scanner was very much expected in such a high-end flagship device.

7.    No IR Blaster

Nowadays even a Rs. 10k phone has an IR Blaster but the OnePlus 5 does not!

 

A 16yo tech enthusiast and a gamer!