Is OnePlus 5 Still the best mid-range smartphone?

2017 seems the year that top notch smartphone brand release their flagship smartphone.Samsung Note 8 and iPhone 8 on the list of flagship smartphone launching this year other companies take no chances in uplifting their game in the smartphone industry.One Plus is one of the companies among them. OnePlus is different than another Chinese smartphone manufacturer. OnePlus is able to satisfy their customer with their flagship killer. They release specific smartphone which gets highly appreciated due to the availability of great features at the considerable price. After several leaks, rumours and speculations OnePlus 5 was finally out last week. The phone received mixed reviews as there were several aspects of the phone that need to be discussed. So, is the new member of OnePlus able to compete with a top smartphone in the market like Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 which is by far the best smartphone until now this year.
OnePlus 5

Side by Side comparison of iPhone 7, Oppo R7 and OnePlus 5

Firstly, the main drawbacks and major reason for heavy criticism of the smartphone is due to its design. The phone received heavy criticism with many people claiming it to be the clone of iPhone 7. And people can easily get confused once they get the rear view of the smartphone, it looks exactly like iPhone 7. The dual-camera setup on the back was the significant change in the design of the smartphone. Is One-Plus running out of ideas? Well, honestly people were expecting the phone to be bezel-less and good looking design. But that certainly means the price of the phone will rise which is not the thing user expects from OnePlus. Many people still claim the OnePlus 5 to be pricey. OnePlus is famous for producing flagship-killer midrange smartphone. But is OnePlus 5 still the mid-range smartphone?

 Let's have a look at specifications of OnePlus 5 first:

  • Body: aluminum body, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 display glass
  • Display: 1920x1080px resolution, 401ppi;,5.5" AMOLED
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (Kryo 280, 4x2.45GHz + 4x1.9GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno 540 GPU.
  • Rear Cameras: Main camera: Sony IMX398 sensor, 16MP, 1.12µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, EIS; multi-shot noise reduction; 2160p/30fps video recording. Tele-camera: Sony IMX350 sensor, 20MP, 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture.
  • Front camera: Sony IMX371 sensor, 16MP,1080p/30fps video recording, f/2.0 aperture; 
  • OS/Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with customised Oxygen OS(Stock Android Experience)
  • Memory: 6/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM; 64/128GB Storage
  • Battery: 3,300mAh Li-Po (sealed); Dash Charge fast charging technology(5V/4A).
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, USB Type-C (v2.0); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS,NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Misc: Home-mounted fingerprint sensor; 3.5mm jack; single speaker on the bottom.
So what will be the price of OnePlus 5 in Nepal?

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