20 OnePlus 5 Facts You Should Know

Namrata Gogoi

So planning to buy OnePlus 5? There must be a flurry of questions doing their rounds in your head right now. Questions ranging from specifications to OTG support and VoLTE to device variants.

FAQs About OnePlus 5

Look no further. We have handpicked a list of 20 frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.

As it’s going to be a long one, let’s jump right in.

Q1. What are the specifications of the OnePlus 5?

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm mobile  platform with Adreno 540 GPU
RAM 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage 64 GB, 128 GB
Display 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Optic  AMOLED
Sensors Gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, proximity  sensor
Battery 3,300mAh
Charging Type Dash Charging
Connectivity GSM / HSPA / LTE
Size 6.07 x 2.92 x 0.28 inches
Weight 153 grams
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes

Q2. What is the camera configuration of the OnePlus 5 camera?

Rear Camera 16MP rear camera with dual LED Flash
Sensor Sony IMX398
Aperture f/1.7
Secondary Camera 20 MP
 Sensor Sony IMX350
 Aperture f/2.6
 Video Resolution 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
 Selfie Camera 16 MP
 Sensor Sony IMX 371
 Aperture f / 2.0

Q3. Is the OnePlus5 waterproof?

The OnePlus 5 isn’t IP-rated which means that it is splash-proof. So, you can use it during a light rain but a dip in a swimming pool will land you in the service center.

Q4. Is the display protected?

Yes, the 5.5 inch AMOLED display is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Q5. What are the available variants of the OnePlus 5?

The OnePlus 5 is available in two variants with the difference being in the RAM and storage. The base variant comes in Slate Grey color and is bundled with 6 GB RAM and 64 GBs of internal storage.

The limited edition Midnight Black is available only in the 8/128 GB variant.

Q6. How much free storage does the OnePlus 5 have?

The 64 GB variant of the OnePlus 5 comes with 50 GB of free storage space and the 128 GB variant comes with around 110 GBs of usable storage.

Q7. Does the OnePlus 5 feature a headphone jack?

Fortunately, yes. The OnePlus 5 does feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack located at the bottom.

Q8. Is it a dual-SIM phone?

Yes, the OnePlus 5 is a dual-sim phone featuring two SIM slots having support for 4G and VoLTE. However, it doesn’t feature a microSD slot.

Q9. Does it have the support for LTE and VoLTE networks?

Yes, the OnePlus 5 has support for LTE and VoLTE out of the box. As for the Indian customers, they can use the Reliance Jio SIM on the OnePlus 5 to make calls.

Q10. Does the OnePlus 5 support USB OTG?

Yes, the OnePlus 5 supports USB OTG which means that you can connect an external storage to the device using an adapter.

An interesting feature is that it lets you disable OTG when you are not using it.

Q11. What are the contents of the retail box?

Just like any other phone box, the OnePlus 5 retail box includes the phone, dash charger, a USB Type-C USB cable, SIM tray ejector tool and some regulatory papers.

Q12. Where can I buy headphones and protective cases?

If you are looking to buy headphones and a protective case, it can be found on the OnePlus online store or on Amazon.

Q13. Which Android version does the OnePlus 5 feature?

The OnePlus 5 runs on the latest version of Android — Nougat v7.1.1  — on top of Oxygen version 4. Notably, the OnePlus 3/3T was one of the few smartphones to have the Android Nougat updates.

Q14. Can the fingerprint lock be used on the apps too?

Yes, the feature to lock apps is now baked into the Oxygen OS in the OnePlus 5. Thus, you can let go off the third-party app lockers.

Q15. Does the OnePlus 5 have gesture support?

Similar to the OnePlus 3/3T, the OnePlus 5 also has support for gestures.

However, with the OnePlus 5, it has gone a notch higher and has added several new gestures which can also be customized as per your choice.

Q16. Are the capacitive keys backlit in the OnePlus 5?

Yes, just like the previous version, the OnePlus 5 also has backlit hardware capacitive keys which can be disabled, just in case you’re comfortable with on-screen navigation buttons.

Q17. How is the OnePlus5 better than the OnePlus 3/3T?

The OnePlus 5 has improved a lot over the OnePlus 3/3T. One of the main areas is camera tech. Unlike OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5 features a dual camera setup at the rear, much akin to the iPhone 7 Plus. The primary camera is a f/1.7 aperture 16-megapixel camera, while the secondary camera is 20-megapixel with f/2.6 aperture and 40mm focal length.

However both the cameras lack OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).

Plus, the OnePlus5 is one of the few phones to have the advanced octa core 10-nanometer design Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Combined with the 6GB (or 8GB for the 128GB variant) of RAM, it can not only render graphics faster but is also more battery efficient.

Q18. Does the dual camera setup really feature a 2.0x optical zoom?

To be precise, the OnePlus 5 features 2x lossless zoom. The optical zoom is only at 1.6x while the remaining 0.4x is captured through the phone’s built-in SmartCapture technology.

Q19. Is the Dash Charge adapter proprietary?

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Yes, the Dash Charge adapter is proprietary, which means that it will be able to ‘dash charge’ only when both the adapter and USB Type-C cable is used together.

Q20. What does Bluetooth 5.0 mean?

Bluetooth 5.0 is the newer version of Bluetooth. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first phone to have it. With it, not only can you connect or air to external devices quickly but also a much-improved range.

If we talk numbers, it can cover nearly 2oo meters in the direct line of sight.

Will you Settle For It?

Phew, that was a long one and I am sure we have answered everything about the OnePlus 5. If you have any additional questions, you know where our comments section is.

See Next:OnePlus 5 Pros and Cons: Should You Buy It?

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.