Normally glass back flagships have IP68 rating and comes with wireless charging too, where else Sony's opted metal body for their Xperia XZ1 which has IP68 waterproof something Oneplus don't have the resources to implement waterproof protection. Oneplus still a small company only produce midrange budget phone with flagship specs. What do you expect anyway?
ramjack, 20 Nov 2017One thing not pointed out is the 5T back isn't made of breakable glass = big advantage over th... more1st iPhone 7+ also wasn't made of breakable glass, but anyway, it must be glass for good wireless charge
One thing not pointed out is the 5T back isn't made of breakable glass = big advantage over the expensive flagships. Unless you have unlimited money, expensive phones that break easily make no sense.
Expect design & big display, nothing special in it
Op5t disappointed me after big hypr
Kudos to gsmarena for getting the full review published online so quickly!! Battery life scores very useful.
AnonD-441601, 20 Nov 2017Man my phone only once got hit by water damage and that was when it slided from my pyjamas poc... moreExcept u don't have to pay 100 to 200 bucks more for waterproofing. And it's not just a tropical rainforest but any tropical country for that matter where rain is frequent and unpredictable.
At the end of the day 5T is a very good phone at a very good price but the difference is it's no longer a "flagship killer" cos it's priced to match other flagships and is now competing with them directly. I guess OPPO is fine with that cos One Plus is after all their premium brand and by now has built up a premium image around it. But the days of getting an uncompromising flagship at half the price of its rivals ala OP One is long gone.
Macbeth, 13 Nov 2017The hype just got real today...It actually gets real tomorrow
Chaudhry Taha, 19 Nov 2017Have you ever tested it's EIS? Its really good! And even some of the phones with OIS do not... moreBut OIS is much needed especially for low-light camera. EIS doesn't give functionality on still images at all, just stabilise the video recording.
Abhinav , 19 Nov 2017Well it's gonna get android oreo on December and the waterproofing is not certified but is thereCould you pls confirm on uncertified waterproofing?..
Is this company being sued for using dual camera technology as apple is?
AnonD-596087, 19 Nov 2017That was true until OP 3T. When 5 released it was only marginally cheaper than other flagship... moreMan my phone only once got hit by water damage and that was when it slided from my pyjamas pocket into toilet.
Unless you live in rainforest r so you dont need to worry about water damage.
Anyway in heavy rain no matter if you hav eIP68 or MIL-STD you will worry to take out your phone and call someone especialy it is a flagship.
Anyway water resistant cover cost like 2-5 eur on alliexpress so paying 100-200 bucks for IP68 is waste of money.
OnePlus 5T is an excellent phone and it would have been great if:
1: it had included a dedicated (not hybrid) SD card slot.
2: packed a larger 4000 mAH battery (with the same awesome optimization it already has).
3: Bumped up the AMOLED panel resolution to 2k or 4k and made it VR compatible!