OnePlus 5 is finally launched in India. The Phone is priced at Rs. 32, 999 for its 6GB/64GB variant and the other variant of 8GB/128GB is priced at Rs. 37,999. And with this arise many questions about the phone. Is the phone worth its price?
OnePlus launched its previous flagship OnePlus 3T at Rs. 29,999 and it is still available at the same price. The earlier version of this flagship OnePlus 3 is priced at Rs. 27,999 same as it was during its launch. So, this time the company has raised the price range quite a bit with the launch of OnePlus 5.
OnePlus 5 Specifications
The OnePlus 5 comes with 5.5 inches AMOLED display. The resolution of the screen is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density offered is approx. 401 ppi. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone runs on Android 7.1.1. Nougat with its own OxygenOS on top. The phone is backed by a 3300 mAh battery with Dash Charge support.
If we talk about the processor, the phone is powered by 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC. The OnePlus is available in variants with 6GB and 8GB of RAM coupled with 64GB & 128GB internal storage respectively. Although the storage is not expandable.
Coming to the camera, it is the most exciting and much talked about feature of the phone. It is one of those few phones that sport a dual camera setup at the rear. OnePlus 5 features a 16MP f/1.7+20MP f/2.6, wide angle and telephoto camera at the rear.While at the front it has 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. And, OnePlus is supposedly the best camera smartphone till date.
While at the front it has 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. And, OnePlus is supposedly the best camera smartphone till date.
With such top-notch specifications, the OnePlus 5 looks all set to offer performance comparable to the ones like iPhone 7 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S8. Now, we compare the prices of all these four smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched in India at Rs. 57,900 in India for the 4GB/64GB storage model. iPhone 7 Plus was launched in India in three variants- 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, priced at Rs. 72,000, Rs. 82,000, and Rs. 92,000, respectively. However, in the recent sales by Amazon and Flipkart, these three variants have witnessed the price cut and are available at Rs. 57,000, Rs. 65,000, and Rs. 80,000, respectively.
So, the OnePlus 5 seems quite less costly than these flagship devices of Samsung and Apple. Also, if we compare it to its predecessors- OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 5, the company has always added newly upgraded specs. But when it comes to pricing, it’s just leveling up itself. Even after the 10% price increase, the OnePlus 5 does seem to be more value for money compared to flagships from other companies.
Overall, going by the specs it is offering, like the Snapdragon 835 chipset or the Dual camera setup, we can say it is a budget premium smartphone.