With its arrival spoiled by a myriad of leaks, there was nothing too surprising about the OnePlus 5’s unveil, which came with a $479 price tag. At this point the only question is whether or not the phone is worth the money. To that end, here’s a selection of OnePlus 5 reviews from around the Internet.

Wired

Camera imperfections aside, the OnePlus 5 hits nearly every mark…Instead of reinventing the wheel or evolving the wheel or however Steve Jobs would have put it, OnePlus simply built a very nice wheel. The OnePlus 5 is a budget phone that doesn’t feel or act like a budget phone.

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Engadget

I’ve been using a Galaxy S8 as my daily driver since I started reviewing it, and I thought it was going to stay in my rotation indefinitely. Well, sorry, Samsung — I don’t think I’m going to put the OnePlus 5 down anytime soon. The company built a phone that’s very, very hard to dislike. It’s blazingly fast, has a surprisingly good camera and excellent battery life….Is it perfect? No. But building a phone like this is always an exercise in compromise, and the balance that OnePlus struck among form, functionality and price is incredible.

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The Verge

The way I feel about the OnePlus 5 is not dissimilar to the way I felt about its predecessors. If you’re not too fussed about the camera, it’s one of the better choices I can recommend out there. It’s ridiculously fast, handles every task and app I throw at it, and it’s got the ergonomics and aesthetics of a true premium device…For OnePlus to stand out without its disruptive pricing, it needed to deliver something truly unique with its new camera system. On the evidence of my experience with the OnePlus 5, it has failed.

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Business Insider

…if you don’t mind getting Android updates a little later, the OnePlus 5 is a clear winner for its price tag. Sure, you wouldn’t get as many features as you would with the Galaxy S8, but most of those features seem expendable after using the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 has the features and performance that make a smartphone great, and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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Trusted Reviews

It’s not quite the revolutionary step forward that the OnePlus 3 was, but there are solid improvements across the board. I can’t see anyone picking up this phone and feeling short-changed or disappointed.

I do think the higher price does make some of its shortcoming more noteworthy, though, and I feel some areas have been improved that were sufficient anyway – such as the RAM – while more vital but less glamorous bits like Wi-Fi and audio were left unimproved. I’d also have liked to see some form of water-resistance here, as that’s becoming almost a prerequisite in 2017.

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Tom’s Guide

The OnePlus 5 is a prime example of a focused device executed to perfection. The phone’s processing power is as good as it gets, its no-frills aluminum body is refreshing in an increasingly glass-obsessed category, and its battery life is one of the best we’ve ever seen…Really, the OnePlus 5’s biggest issue is that you won’t be able to use it on CDMA networks like Verizon or Sprint. I also wish OnePlus had been able to find room for a more powerful speaker and some expandable storage, but the 5’s dual rear cameras and excess of RAM more than make up for those minor quibbles.

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So everyone seems to agree that the OnePlus 5 is pretty stellar for its price point, but lacks bells and whistles associated with more expensive flagship phones. There does seem to be some disagreement over the quality of the camera, but it looks like the majority are singing its praises. All in all, it sounds like a winner for those looking for a quality, basic phone that won’t destroy their budget.

 

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