Is it worth to upgrade from OnePlus on the OnePlus 5 5T

Company OnePlus has unveiled its new flagship OnePlus 5T. Without any doubt the smartphone was great for the price. But whether to buy new or go for it with the OnePlus 5? A large number of owners 5-Ki trying to figure out is there any sense to update them a powerful device for almost the same model. In this article we will explain the reasons why it makes little sense to upgrade to a new smartphone.

The hardware part of the smartphone has not changed

The new flagship has the same processor as its predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which can operate at maximum frequency – 2.4 GHz. Most likely it was due to the fact that Qualcomm this year presented only one flagship chipset, in contrast to the previous year. Snapdragon 835 is still the best processor on the Android market.

If you need a real flagship phone, the OnePlus 5T is the right choice. But if you already have a OnePlus 5, and you need a much better performance, then there is no reason to buy OP5T. In addition, please note that the OnePlus 5 really is the best Android device in various benchmarks. There are two versions of the device are the same as OP5: 6 GB, or 8 GB. Internal storage also did not change: 64 GB or 128 GB.

The screen resolution is the same as in the OP 5

While most of the best flagship smartphones on the market have a display resolution of 2K, OnePlus is of the Full HD resolution. Yes, you could argue that the OnePlus 5T has larger screen than OnePlus 5. But note that he still has a 1080p screen (2160×1080p). Of course, many users probably no difference, but still would like to have higher resolution. The only change comparing with the OP-5 is the availability of technology sRGB and DCI-P3.

The lack of ratings

OnePlus 5T has no protection from water and dust. In OnePlus 5 was not IP certification. But the company has officially confirmed that the phone is splash-proof, even if this information is not mentioned in the specifications of the device.

Similar camera without OIS

The OnePlus 5T double camera which works same as OnePlus 5. The main camera sensor is exactly the same: Sony IMX398 with a resolution of 16 MP. The second chamber has changed – Sony IMX376K, but with the same resolution of 20 MP. This is no longer the telephoto lens. Both cameras have a maximum aperture of f/1.7. This should ensure better pictures with low light. But unfortunately, the novelty, as in the predecessor, there is no optical stabilisation, only software.

Outdated design

In the design of the OnePlus 5T not so much innovation. Honestly, it was a bit outdated, although many still like him. OnePlus 5T has a metal case, similar to the OnePlus and Oppo 5 R11s. Some say that the OnePlus 5T is a complete copy of Oppo R11s. It’s actually not, but aesthetically they are similar. Of course, the most important design difference from the OP 5 was the frameless screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Bigger screen but same battery

OnePlus 5T has a 6-inch frameless Optic AMOLED display with protective glass Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone dimensions are still a little more than 5 OnePlus. But, oddly enough, the battery remains the same – 3300 mAh. Competitors with the same screen, are more energy-intensive batteries, such as Huawei Mate 10 – 4000 mAh, and Galaxy S8 Plus is 3600 mAh. By far, this battery was enough for an active day of work OP 5, OP 5T but still more than the screen.

Outdated version of Android

Many companies have already started to update their smartphones to the latest version of Android Oreo. And some new devices have come out with a new OS on Board. Such as Google Pixel 2, XZ1, Sony Xperia, HTC U11 Plus and others. But, for unknown reasons, the new OnePlus will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A strange decision, such as company phones, like the OnePlus 3/3T has officially updated to Android Oreo. Of course, the smartphone will be updated to the latest OS, but towards the end of the year.

The price of OnePlus 5T

Every year smartphones are becoming more expensive because of the increased cost of its components. The same happened with the OnePlus 5T. The device went up by $20, which in principle is not much, but the price tag in Europe has not changed at all. If to speak about the CIS countries, without any doubt, the smartphone will cost more than its predecessor simply because the local shops want to make it. After all, the previous version of the smartphone is still on the shelves and needs to sell.

Good flagship OnePlus 5T

Definitely, Yes. If you want to upgrade your old smartphone, you should look to the new company OnePlus. Despite the fact that the price in the United States or in the countries of the CIS will be more, the novelty will still be cheaper than the flagships of Samsung or Huawei. Probably the only competitor on a similar pricing OnePlus is the company Xiaomi.

The advantages and disadvantages of upgrading to the OnePlus 5T

  • A large frameless screen.
  • Similar dimensions with the OnePlus 5.
  • Slightly improved camera.


  • Same processor and memory.
  • The lack of optical stabilization as well as in OP 5.
  • High price.
  • The lack of relevant operating system.
  • The same battery.
  • The transfer of the fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the smartphone.