OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Worth the Upgrade?

OnePlus 5T Launch Begins in New York City: Live Updates

The device ships with a Dash Charge for a day's battery in half an hour.

While the change is certainly effective, the 5T is essentially the same phone on the surface as the OnePlus 5, only with its physical button snipped off. OnePlus co-founder even took the opportunity to have a jab at Apple by claiming that some phones even cost more than $1,000. Despite the identical focal length, OnePlus 5T retains portrait mode with the biggest difference being that you can now capture a wider field of view. These are impressive phones, and here's how the two compare for those considering the upgrade.

From the average user to the heavy user, this is a good thing as it simply means more screen real estate without having to enlarge the actual physical footprint of the phone. But phone prices have crept up as OnePlus has added pricier components like a second camera on the back, keeping pace with ballooning prices on the high end. There's no longer room for a front fingerprint sensor, which the company has shifted to the rear panel instead.

"In addition to enhancing the visual appearance of the device, the larger display helps to improve the overall user experience". OnePlus has also introduced Face Unlock. How useful is that to you?

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Aside from that, the OnePlus 5T is essentially the same as the 5, and as such, you should expect a similar level of performance.

This also makes the OnePlus 5T a tad taller than its precursor. Both are scheduled to get Oreo, but the OnePlus 5 isn't scheduled to get it until sometime in early 2018. And that was a direct shot at the competition since it was a suggestion that their phones weren't going to meet your needs and OnePlus' phones would. The company also has 250+ beta testers who try new features before it comes in the stable version.

OnePlus 5T Launch Begins in New York City: Live Updates
OnePlus 5T costs $499 on Nov. 21: Face unlock, dual cameras

In terms of storage options, you can choose either the 64GB option that's paired with 6 GB of RAM - or the 128 GB one with 8 GB of RAM.

OnePlus will conduct open sales of the OnePlus 5T starting November 28, same day as the US market.

Five months after the launch of OnePlus 5, the Chinese smartphone maker has sprung another surprise, directly taking on the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 by launching OnePlus 5T. No matter how you slice it, that's at least $1,000 over the course of six months just for your smartphone. The point here is that OnePlus has always tried not to be what they are quickly becoming with each new phone release, yet it's fair to ask if we are getting as much in return for the prices we're now paying.

OnePlus has overhauled the dual-camera system from the OnePlus 5 in the move to the 5T. The internals, though, are all the same, and for the most part the majority of the features are too as it is the same software.

I've had the chance to play with it for a few days as I work towards my full review.

While several features such as the processor of the OnePlus 5T remains the same as its predecessor, the smartphone offers key hardware and software updates that might make every OnePlus 5 buyer an agry and disappointed lot. That all depends on what you value.

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