OnePlus has been known as makers of smartphones that are dubbed as “flagship killers.” Over the years, the company has release a number of mild successful devices based on the Android OS. Now, OnePlus just launched its newest flagship killer, the OnePlus 5.
At first glance, one would think that it looks like an iPhone 7 Plus. From the dual camera to the antenna traces at the top and bottom parts of the phone. The resemblance in uncanny. However, the one thing that OnePlus seems to be proud of is the fact that the OnePlus 5 has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
To most people, this is a pretty big deal. Not a lot of consumers can afford or would want to buy a pair of wireless headphones. For one, wireless headphones tend to be quite pricey compared to even a pair of mid-range wired headphones. Secondly, they are quite unreliable in terms of connection and suffer from short battery life.
On the other hand, although USB Type-C headphones are available, they tend to be quite expensive as well. Furthermore, the market is still in need of a good number of brands for USB Type-C headphone as the current lineup is quite slim.
Another thing that makes the OnePlus 5 attractive to many is its price. The OnePlus 5 is priced at $479 for the basic configuration. For this, consumers will get the latest Snapdragon 835 chip that is paired with 6GB of RAM. As for storage, a decent 64GB flash storage is also available for the basic configuration. For anyone who wants more storage space, there is the 128GB version available for $539.
Although the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5 looked identical, the latter is still a lot cheaper than the former. In fact, at its current price point, the Android phone is 81 percent cheaper than the one made by Apple.
Perhaps the main question is, “is it worth it?” The quick answer to this one is a resounding yes. With its top-notch hardware specs and build quality, the OnePlus 5 is a sure flagship killer.
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