Anonymous, 21 Jun 2017Security, performance and marketing.
External storage if you lost your phone, people can st... more- Security should be up to the user - I bet most Android phones (including OnePlus) are not encrypting the internal storage by default either
- Performance - a decent microsd is plenty fast for storing photos, podcasts, videos, etc
- Marketing - Doesn't apply to OnePlus as it's only $70 for an extra 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM - having an SD card would sell more of both units (I would buy the 128GB version myself).
The SD controller is already included on the Snapdragon 835 SOC, the only thing that manufacturer needs to do is add a slot and wire it to the SOC.
Some other possible, but easily shot down reasons:
- Water proofing - OnePlus 5 doesn't have a water resistance rating and Galaxy S5 (with an SD card) does
- Space / size - I bet there's enough room to include a slot without changing the case size at all, and if it did need to be changed, it's likely it would not be noticed by anyone - it would still be just as pocketable.
- Cost - extreme discount phones (ex $50) have microSD card slots, so it's definitely not a problem
Conclusion: It's a bad decision (likely the root cause is copying Apple, Google, etc, which is not an excuse - OnePlus and any non-market leader should be trying to beat the market leaders, not copy exactly what they do)
I would buy this but there's no SD card slot and no infrared - everything else looks great
Price is important to me, but I'm willing to pay $70 extra for an extra 2GB ram, so I'd have the 128GB model anyway, but I still want an SD card!!! I really can't understand OnePlus not including the slot.
After having 3 LG G4's die on me, with nothing recoverable off the phone memory, and all the SD card memory completely recoverable, it's crazy to have a phone without a microSD slot.
One thing is really missing from the endurance rating: GPS. Every phone dies in about 2 hours if they have a low power battery. Screen can be power efficient, processor can be power efficient, evan 4G can be power efficient in cities and well-covered areas, but GPS eats the battery in hours.
Moribunny, 21 Jun 2017The only thing keeping me from buying this phone right away is the battery capacity - 3300mah ... moreYou'll probably get a day from it with a moderate usage.
In terms of battery it's an average phone at most.
Surprisingly most people I see commenting on battery believe or like to believe the SD835 SOC runs on air.3300 is a small battery for a 5.5 device.
The only thing keeping me from buying this phone right away is the battery capacity - 3300mah for 2017 is paltry. There are midrange phones with 5000-6000mah, and I was hoping OnePlus 5 would be the first high-end SD 835 phone with 4000mah. Instead they made it the thinnest flagship (who cares how thin it is? that only hurts durability)
James, 21 Jun 2017Every year they are just changing the soc name, I doubt there's marginal improvement, and my o... moreNo, it's not. Go and check out JerryRigEverithing's durability test od Mi5. It's very dissapointed indeed. I recommend you Mi6 instead.
Jason Melling, 21 Jun 2017They've been releasing the same phone over and over again for several years. Stay away from th... moreExactly .. One plus following its sister company "oppo" foot steps .. Dissapointed!!
In the news its selling like pancakes, i dont think so. They were caught cheating, what else on gsmarenas vote page and in the news.. They can't even show proof that its selling like pancakes
Lg g6 is much better option .. Better camera (no Ois in op5 lol), more durability, less bezel , water resistant, dac, better display which is not 1080p lol (using same display of last year model 3t), The most important NOT A COPY CAT OF APPLE The design as well as the camera lmao and many more in almost same price.
This Fake hype needs to die
Every year they are just changing the soc name, I doubt there's marginal improvement, and my only concern is one plus is following apple footsteps, market the product as very good one but in reality its expensive and there's no big difference in the previous model. Then they didn't make the price move for years, as if they are luxury item. Mi 5 is a good choice, 200usd.
OnePlus 5 caught cheating in benchmark results, using the same old display as 3T. This hype needs to die.
Don't give better then others give different then others.
Do not buy any product by reviews. Companies can get reviews fabricated.
In my opinion softwear (OS) are more important then the hardwear when it comes to ease of using the phones utilities. One OS for many different hardware is a difficult task. OS system should get made according to the hardwear configuration.(vice versa)
One can not beat the pioneer and a scientific product by marketing gimmicks.
Use your own head instead.
Serp, 21 Jun 2017I allways wonder why they make phones without a memory card slot. If phone breaks you lose eve... morebcz if u use SD card slot u have to pay royal charges for the company which acquired patent for SD technology. Do you know why apple cut headphone jack, SD card slot ? this is the exact reason.
Android mobiles pay charges of $5-$20 for each mobile for using some of MS patent technology.
no front led flash i dont know why they skipped it. other companies are also stupid like samsung,htc,lg,google
none of their flagship phone have front flash .may be they all are waiting for apple to provide it first then they will follow and battery is also less.
05PR3Y, 21 Jun 2017But it's way more powerful...also both Oppo and OnePlus are owned by BBK so they can do that a... moreOh but it is wrong because the Oppo R11 is a iPhone 7+ copycat.
Please go to any chinese third-party international online store and see for yourself how many iPhone 7+ rip-offs are available at the moment from various Chinese manufacturers.
HarryD, 21 Jun 2017Isn't it entirely possible that this phone is unofficially water-resistant?
I remember the On... moreNo it's not,if you buy this thing keep it away from liquids and vapour.
Unofficially(is you're interested in the unofficial stuff) they put a leprechaun insides that cheats on benchmark tests.
Springleafy, 21 Jun 2017it's been said that the battery makes it through the day with filming videos, surfing, gaming,... moreYou can download pixoff application of long lasting battery for any Android phone, it works.