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Review: OnePlus 5

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Crunchy Frog

Jul 6, 2017, 7:13 AM

One glaring ommission

So I finally received my OP5 and couldn't wait to get it setup. I did the firmware and restored my apps and data to it. I was busy testing it out (so far so good) when I discovered something that was missing that no reviews have mentioned to date that I read and that is an always on mic.
This may seem minor but for me it is very important. Without this you cannot activate the Google Assistant with your voice when the screen is off. This seemed like something all good phones would have today and I assumed it would have this being a near flagship phone. I also checked settings and even tried attaching the charger but when the screen is off it stops listening. Doing research online I confirmed that this feature is missing.
Problem is that I d...
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sirluke

Jun 28, 2017, 1:45 AM

Got this in the Early Pre-Sale event.

I got this phone during the "early" pre-sale event. So it was at my doorstep last Friday. My old Moto X 2013 had served me well but was long in the tooth. This was quite a bit of money for me to spend... but. I also bought some extra chargers and car charger for the 5volt 4amp charging capability. It's just stupid fast at charging!

I have had 4 System Updates from OnePlus since Friday.. That's commendable considering I didn't know anything was wrong. They list the "bug" fixes and the apps and phone features that were tweaked also. This phone is blazing fast. I am not a gamer so the 1080P screen was okay for me. In direct sunlight a bit dim. The phone is plain... so its not for the "image" snobs out there. I think I got...
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Crunchy Frog

Jun 25, 2017, 9:06 AM

Looking forward to having one

I've almost always opted for the "flagship" branded phones, mainly due to their better performance, camera and battery life. With the phone industry maturing rapidly, I have really started considering some of the alternate brands now over my high priced choices so far.
As much as I love my Pixel, It's not paid off yet and won't be when the next iteration comes around in the fall. If I do opt for the bigger one this time, it'll set me back another $800-$1000 if I get the damage plan again. This is a lot of money to drop on a new phone each year and it seems there's a growing amount of people like me beginning to question these high prices.
The OnePlus 5 looks amazing so far and your article is much appreciated in that it actually reviews wh...
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