Design and Build: OnePlus 5 is one of the beautiful etched product from OnePlus factory which is built to perfection. The device is a fully metallic unibody built with anodized aluminum and the device which we got for review is Midnight black with 128 GB storage and 8GB RAM which looks absolutely stunning in hand. The Smartphone is pretty slim and easy to hold and even operating using one hand is pretty convenient. Coming to basic aesthetics and components on the device itself, there is a power / unlock button on the right side , adjacent to that is a sim tray which can hold two nano SIM cards, and the volume rocker on the left , also there is an dedicated alert slider on the left of the device which could be used to set different alert profiles as per the requirement. On top side of the device , there is nothing and at the bottom, things are kind of cramped with a 3.5 mm audio jack, USB C type port , speaker grill and microphone. At the Front bottom of the screen, there is a finger print scanner in between two capacitive touch buttons. On the back of the device , at the top right side corner of the device , there is a dual camera and a LED flash. A noise cancelling microphone also located in between the camera and flash. A simple OnePlus Logo underneath that makes device look elegant. OnePlus has conveniently embedded a almost invisible aerial line at the top of the device above the camera. No need to specially mention that device absolutely looks premium and why not? It is their flagship model and OnePlus has done everything to make it look fantastic. Overall, we absolutely loved the design and build quality of OnePlus 5.
Battery: The OnePlus 5 houses a moderate 3300 mAH battery under the hood which supports the proprietary dash charge feature of OnePlus. One of the best innovation is the dash charge which charges the phone from 0 to 100% just under 90 minutes and one doesn’t have to charge their phone over night anymore. If we don’t find even 1 hour time during morning hours to charge the phone , a quick 30 minutes charging the phone is enough for a day long battery juice . We could easily get 24 hours battery backup during heavy usage and upto 48 hours backup during moderate usage and calls. During our test on non-stop HD video playback with brightness sent to 100℅ , we got backup of 10 hours before it gave up which is pretty commendable. We didn’t observe any heating issues during prolonged gaming or entertainment. Overall, on this device even with such a powerful hardware components, the battery performance is really good and commendable.