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OnePlus 5T colour options overview – Which one should you buy?

The OnePlus 5T comes in a variety of colour options now, giving users a good range of choices to select from. In this post, we compare all the OnePlus 5T colour options and help you choose the best one.

Launched last year in November, the OnePlus 5T quickly turned out to be one of the flagship killers with all the latest features, including an 18:9 display. After the launch, the company introduced multiple variants of the device and today we have four variants to choose from. So without further ado, let’s talk about the different variants of the OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5T Specifications

Key Specifications OnePlus 5T
Display 6.01 inches AMOLED
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor Octa-Core, clocked at up to 2.45GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 835
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE
Expandable Storage No
Primary Camera Dual 16MP+20MP with f/1.7 aperture, Dual LED flash
Secondary Camera 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1080p, time lapse
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps/30fps, 720p@30fps and 120fps Time Lapse
Battery 3,300 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Price 6GB/64GB- Rs. 32,9998GB/128GB- Rs. 37,999

Midnight Black

OnePlus 5T back

The first colour option in which the phone was originally launched. With a deep black colour, it comes with a premium look and feel to it. This is the only colour option in the device that comes in both the storage variants i.e. 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB.

With the Midnight Black shade, the OnePlus 5T gives the sophisticated look of a premium device. It starts at a price of Rs. 32,999 and you can shop for the midnight black variant here.

Lava Red

The latest iteration of the OnePlus 5T comes in a bright and radiant Lava Red colour. With a bold presence, the phone in this colour sports a deep bright-red back and sides, with a shiny black finish to the front bezels.

OnePlus 5T lava red

With this colour variant, the volume rockers, lock button, and alert slider are also marked with the same deep red shade, giving a harmonious and premium finish. However, the OnePlus 5T Lava Red variant is available only in the 8GB/128GB configuration but is priced at the same Rs. 37,999 as the standard variant with same specifications. You can shop for this colour here.

Sandstone White

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White

Another fine colour variant from the Chinese smartphone maker. The Sandstone White colour on the phone was labelled as ‘Classic Revisited’, which shows the old school approach of the company. With this colour, you don’t just get a sandstone white colour, but sandstone finish too. The alert slider on this variant is a bright red colour, which gives it a distinct look.

The device in this colour feels more grippy and textured to hold, which makes it more premium. However, you will need a case or cover to keep the phone clean, as the white finishing catches dust easily. This one too is available only in the 8GB/128GB configuration and is priced at roughly Rs. 35,400.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

Launched as a tribute to the Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, this OnePlus 5T was a limited edition design. With a Sandstone White finish, this variant has a ‘Star Wars’ branding at the back. Also, as an exclusive, it comes with pre-loaded Star Wars theme and wallpapers.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars

Also, you get a Kylo Ren helmet inspired protective cover with the phone. With only the 8GB/128GB option made available, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is not available anymore. However, you may find used or refurbished devices if you are a star wars fan and missed the phone when it was out.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.