OnePlus 5T review

GSMArena team, 20 November 2017.

Custom gallery

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.

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Gallery app

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.

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Powerful editing features

Google Play Music for playing your tunes

Google Play Music is in charge of music playback, there's no in-house player. 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.

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Google Play Music

There's a system-wide equalizer on the OP5T, accessible in Settings, when you plug in a pair of headphones. There are presets for different music styles, and you can adjust the 7 bands yourself. There are also sound enhancement presets for OnePlus' two generations of Bullets earbuds, the more obscure OnePlus Icons, and the JBL-branded E1+.

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Sound settings

Audio output is good

The OnePlus 5T has excellent clarity with an active external amplifier with no weak points as befits a flagship these days. Its loudness isn’t going to win any contests, but is still above average.

Headphones cause a moderate spike in stereo crosstalk and introduce a tiny bit of intermodulation distortion, but overall tracks will still sound the way they were meant to. Users of very high impedance headphones might not get enough volume, but for the majority of music fans, the 5T will do a great job.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
OnePlus 5T+0.01, -0.03-94.094.00.00180.011-93.7
OnePlus 5T (headphones)+0.15, -0.09-94.394.30.00710.135-60.1
Huawei Mate 10+0.02, -0.03-93.493.50.00270.0071-94.3
Huawei Mate 10 (headphones)+0.05, -0.04-93.193.10.00360.063-71.6
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2+0.02, -0.02-94.394.30.00380.0072-93.5
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (headphones)+0.31, -0.01-93.393.30.0160.243-63.8
Samsung Galaxy S8++0.01, -0.03-92.192.10.00200.0086-92.5
Samsung Galaxy S8+ (headphones)+0.03, -0.03-92.592.50.00240.046-77.3
LG V30+0.02, -0.01-93.293.10.00080.0069-94.2
LG V30 (headphones)+0.03, -0.02-92.992.90.00570.051-68.1
OnePlus 5+0.03, -0.01-94.194.10.00100.0070-94.2
OnePlus 5 (headphones)+0.15, -0.08-94.094.00.00330.139-59.9
HTC U11+0.05, -0.11-94.194.10.00170.0067-94.5
HTC U11 (headphones)+0.05, -0.02-93.793.80.00180.105-53.7
Sony Xperia XZ Premium+0.01, -0.03-90.690.40.0180.027-92.6
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (headphones)+0.30, -0.20-90.590.00.00180.145-65.7

OnePlus 5T frequency response
OnePlus 5T frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.

Reader comments

  • Srinivas

Great phone. Nearly 3 and half years still going great. One plus really need to prove on camara dept. Camera is not even good in 9 series. IQoo has much better camera despite priced lower.

Try a custom ROM, i am using crDroid and it is good enough for daily use.

  • Joko

So almost 3 years and I have to say this was a nice phone that is fast for years. But now my battery is really weak and the android 10 update is just buggy. So time to get something else.