OnePlus 5 FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 22 Jun 2017

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The much anticipated OnePlus 5 was unveiled by the Never Settle company earlier this week, and it is slated to go on sale in the US and Europe from next week. Considering the hype surrounding the handset, the OnePlus 5 will likely end up surpassing its predecessor, the OnePlus 3, in terms of sales.

If you are planning on buying the OnePlus 5 but have some questions surrounding the handset, check out our FAQ below that will help clear all your doubts surrounding the device.

Q) What are the full specifications of the OnePlus 5?

A) The full specs of the OnePlus 5 are as follows:

Dimensions 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm
153 g
Display 5.5-inch AMOLED, 1920×1080 (401 ppi)
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Octa-core Snapdragon [email protected]
GPU Adreno 540
Storage 64/128GB UFS 2.1
No microSD card slot
Battery 3300mAh
Charging USB-C
Dash Charge
Water resistance/IP Rating No
Rear Camera Primary:

16MP IMX398, f/1.7, 1.12um pixels, EIS


20MP Sony IMX 250, f/2.6, 1um pixels

Dual LED flash,

Video: 4K @ 30fps, 720p@120fps video

Portrait mode

Optical Zoom

Front Camera 16MP IMX371, f/2.0, 1-micron pixels
Connectivity LTE 3xCA, 256QAM, Cat 12
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual band, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
USB 2.0 over USB-C
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
SIM Dual Nano SIM
Network FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD-LTE: Band 38/39/40/41
HSPA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Operating System OxygenOS, Android 7.1
Colors Slate grey, Midnight black

Q) Does the OnePlus 5 feature a headphone jack?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 5 does feature a headphone jack. The company took a dig at Apple for not including a 3.5mm jack on the iPhone 7 during its presentation and that’s about it.

Q) Is the OnePlus 5 waterproof?

A) Sadly, no. The handset lacks any kind of IP certification that has become commonplace in all flagships launched so far this year.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the OnePlus 5 features a unibody aluminium build, the battery and the back cover are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The OnePlus 5 features two nanoSIM card slots. It does not feature a microSD card slot.

Q) Is the display on the OnePlus 5 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display on the OnePlus 5 is protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5?

A) Yes, you can. The feature is now built into OxygenOS as well and does not require one to download third party apps.

Q) How many different variants of the OnePlus 5 are there?

A) The OnePlus 5 is available in two different variants with varying amount of RAM and storage. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM/64GB storage and is priced at $479, while the 8GB RAM/128GB variant is priced at $539.

Do note that the Midnight Black variant of the OnePlus 5 is only available in the 8GB/128GB configuration, with the 6GB/64GB variant being available in Slate Grey color.

Q) Are there any other differences between the two variants of the device?

A) Apart from the color options, there is no other difference between the two variants of the OnePlus 5.

Q) What are the key areas where the OnePlus 5 improves over the OnePlus 3/3T?

A) The biggest area where the OnePlus 5 has improved vastly over its predecessor is in the camera department. The handset now features a dual camera setup at the rear similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. While the primary 16MP shooter now lacks OIS, it is now paired with a wider f/1.7 aperture. As for the secondary sensor, it is a 20MP f/2.6 with a 40mm focal length. Like the primary sensor, the secondary sensor also lacks OIS.

It can be argued that the design of the OnePlus 5 is also an improvement over that of the OnePlus 3/3T. However, the design of the handset now resembles the iPhone 7 Plus which might not be appreciated by everyone. In terms of ergonomic though, the curved corners of the OnePlus 5 makes it easier to handle compared to its predecessor.

The use a more power efficient and powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset and an Adreno 540 GPU is also a major improvement, but considering how light OxygenOS is and how well the OnePlus 3T still performs, this is an improvement that most people are unlikely to notice.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5 located? Is it touch based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 5 is integrated into the ceramic home button at the front, and yes, it is touch based. Like the sensor found on the OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5’s fingerprint sensor unlocks the handset in less than 0.2 seconds.

Q) Can you record slow-motion and 4K videos on the OnePlus 5?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 5 can record videos in slow-motion (720p@120fps) as well as in 4K at 30fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 7.1 Nougat.

Q) Does the OnePlus 5 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Does the OnePlus 5 support Dash Charge?

A) Yes, like the OnePlus 3/3T, the OnePlus 5 also supports Dash Charging which can charge the handset from 0-50% in just 30 minutes.

Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi Note 4 have out of the box?

A) The 64GB OnePlus 5 comes 50GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the OnePlus 5, though the handset does not come with many pre-installed apps to begin with.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the OnePlus 5 backlit?

A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the OnePlus 5 are backlit. Like with previous OnePlus devices, one can also disable the capacitive keys and switch to on-screen keys. Compared to the OnePlus 3/3T, the capacitive keys completely disappear when not in use.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the OnePlus 5?

A) You get the phone, Dash Charger, a USB-C cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 5 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the OnePlus 5 go on sale in India and where?

A) The OnePlus 5 will be available for purchase for Amazon Prime remembers from June 22nd at 4:30 pm, with regular sales scheduled to start from June 27. You can buy the OnePlus 5 from here.

The 64GB+6GB RAM variant of the device is priced at Rs 32,999, while the 128GB/8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 37,999.

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