Taking those differences into consideration, whether or not it's worth it to upgrade to the OnePlus 5T is really only something that you as the consumer can answer, and it depends on if you see value in the improvements that OnePlus made between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. It's a flagship phone with almost everything one would want, but for half the price of the competition. Within the dual-camera setup, the device houses one 20Megapixel sensor and another 16Megapixel module.
As always, various tariffs are available, but you can get the OnePlus 5T on contract for £38 per month, paying £9.99 up front for the device. This is the largest one ever on a OnePlus smartphone. The OnePlus 5T is available in three colour variants - Midnight Black, Slate Gray and Soft Gold. It has pushed it to the rear, close to where your finger would rest while holding the phone.
OnePlus claims its face scanner can recognise the user and unlock in less than half a second.
Additionally, the phone offers its own face unlocking implementation dubbed simply as "Face Unlock". Even in low light the phone was able to figure out the face and unlock. It starts at just $499 for the 64GB configuration and scales to $559 if you want the 128GB model.
So, what are the reasons to buy the OnePlus 5T?
It will be the screen that you will notice the most while using this device for the first time. As for the design, the design features a bezel-less look, more ergonomic design, and the Alert Slider is still on the left edge. Also, the screen gets a 18:9 aspect ratio within a build similar to the OnePlus 5, thanks to a 80.5 per cent screen to body ratio.
First things first: Given that the OnePlus 5T doesn't have capacitive buttons, you're limited to software keys. The fingerprint sensor has been shifted from below the display to back of the phone. But it is in the rear camera, where the company has changed a few bits. We did note, however, that there's no portrait mode with the front-facing camera. This price is just $20 more than OnePlus 5. Image resized for web.
The OnePlus 5T will be powered by a 3,300mAh battery equipped with Dash Charging, which is capable of can deliver up to 19 per cent battery in as little as 6 minutes. And when you combine that OxygenOS doesn't deviate dramatically from the look and feel of the platform, the phone runs effectively smooth. We'll update these initial impressions to a full review with score and verdict in the coming days.
Co-founder Carl Pei took the audience through the company's journey, with a great launch but a poor 2015 with OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. With learnings from the past year, the company focused its energies on creating phones the fans would love, resulting in OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5. This will be useful for those with parallel identities. These include a higher resolution, display, enhanced low-light camera performance, and numerous new software features.
Typically the ultra-slim bezel design has so far only featured on this year's market-leading devices, which unsurprisingly have had the most premium of price tags slapped onto them.