OnePlus 5 review: Doing the math
Doing the math
One of the few custom apps on the OnePlus 5 is the Gallery, which defaults to a view of photos and videos taken by the phone, arranged by date. Switch to Collections and your selfies are separated from the main camera photos, plus you get access to your screenshots, downloads, and whatever other folders you have. Videos are also played from within the Gallery- there's no dedicated app for them.
The built-in editor is very capable, giving you tons of options for adjusting brightness, contrast, and whatnot. Filters can be applied too, and if you absolutely insist you can stamp 'Never Settle' on your photos.
Google Play Music for playing your tunes
With OnePlus's own Music app gone, you get Google Play Music out of the box. You don't need a subscription to access your local media, and you get bells and whistles like album art, powerful searching algorithms, and the neat ability to upload your own tracks to the cloud and stream them for free.
Solid audio quality
The OnePlus 5 performed nicely in the first part of our audio test. The smartphone had perfectly clear output with an active external amplifier, while its loudness was good.
When headphones come into play the volume drops a bit, but remains above average, while distortion is well controlled. Some extra stereo crosstalk and a bit of intermodulation distortion appear but neither of those makes a large difference in non-lab conditions. We’ve seen a few smartphones provide more accurate and louder output with headphones, but our guess is that few will be disappointed with what the OnePlus 5 has to offer.
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OnePlus 5 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
- 16 Aug 2022
Bought it July 2017 and stil working perfectly since day 1. Only the battery performance after five years is weaker (lasts little more than one day). Definitely my next one will be OnePlus again.
- 28 Mar 2022
Touch pad not working. Need to sell this
- 27 Jun 2020
When I bought my oneplus 5 it was cracked in the top left and I dropped it and had to pay £70 for the replacement led screen. Since then the screen is not very good as I have to press it a few times to get it to work and the Bluetooth range is ...