The OnePlus 5 continues OnePlus' tradition of offering high-end hardware at a competitive price. Although, that price is a touch higher than the OnePlus 3T was. The OnePlus 5 has a Snapdragon 835, 6-8GB of RAM, and a dual camera array starting at just $479. So, is the OnePlus 5 worth it? Here are the three best and worst things about this phone.
Battery life: OnePlus chose to stick with a passable 1080p AMOLED display this year rather than step it up to 1440p like most high-end phones. I'm sure this was partially a cost decision, but it also ensures the phone's 3,300mAh battery keeps it ticking for a long time. You'll have no trouble making it through a day, and probably most of the next one. I've seen over six hours of screen time with heavy use during the day, which is solidly above average.
Fingerprint sensor: OnePlus has somehow managed to get one of the best fingerprint sensors in its new phone. Perhaps this is technology borrowed from parent company Oppo, but the OnePlus 5 is lightning fast to recognize fingerprints and wake up. The sensor is beneath the screen at the bottom of the phone, and it doubles as the home button. Just a tap on the sensor like you would when going home is enough for your print to be recognized. It's faster and more accurate than the galaxy S8's sensor. It's truly impressive for the price.