The OP5T's contacts manager features a tabbed interface which displays all contacts and the favorites. You can sync your phonebook with multiple accounts including Google and Exchange. A button to add a new contact is constantly present in the top right corner - you can choose which account to sync the new addition with.
There's a single bottom firing loudspeaker on the OnePlus 5T, just like the other models in the lineage. But while the original OnePlus One and the 2 were very loud, securing an Excellent score in our three-pronged test, things have been less impressive once the 3 hit the scene, falling into the Good category (that's two notches down). The OP5 bumped that back up to Very Good, but the 5T is back into Good territory - obviously not bad all by itself, just not as loud as OP phones once were. Also not as loud as a lot of the competitors, too.
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Text input on the OnePlus 5T is handled by the excellent Gboard. With a number row, secondary symbols on long presses, emoji, GIFs, glide input, and skins, there's nothing missing. In fact, there might be a little bit too much, if you don't like the ever-present G button for instant searches.
As usual, OnePlus has kept its app package to a bare minimum. There is literally no bloatware to speak of.
The Community app is your direct source of info on all things OnePlus with forum threads on all models plus announcements and contests. That's your gateway to the active community we talked about earlier.
There is one fine-looking File manager app that can group your things by category or give you the usual folder tree. Batch actions are supported, and you can view you Google Drive through here as well.
You can also access your Secure box from the File manager. Secure box is where you can save private files, and you can only gain entry via a 6-digit PIN (different from your unlock PIN) or fingerprint.
OnePlus's Weather app is present on the OP5T as well. It features a very minimalistic interface, complete with animations and a parallax effect. All of the data comes from AccuWeather.