New Oneplus 5 Phone Captures 4K UHD Video And Runs Faster Than The iPhone 7

by on June 28, 2017

Juan Carlos Ropel, June 28, 2017

If you are looking for a powerful premium phone with a great camera, the new OnePlus 5 was just released and is widely available worldwide today at a very affordable price.

The OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship device from the Cantonese manufacturer and their sixth smartphone in three years. Its release gives other popular high-end phones in the market a run for their money because it comes at a much lower price and offers some great specs.

The new smartphone model features a 64 GB internal memory and 6 GB RAM in its base model, or 128 GB and 8 GB RAM for the premium version. It has a built-in Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) SoC processor, dash Charge and incorporates a dual camera system with portrait mode that can record videos in 4K ultra HD crystal clarity. The inclusion of Snapdragon chip technology bodes will for this phone’s speed given the power of previous Snapdragon premium phone chips we’ve seen.

Although it is not a huge technological leap forward from its predecessor, it is clearly a superior product and their most complete phone to date.

What’s more, according to YouTube reviewer speed testing done recently, the Oneplus 5 is the first new phone released so far to completely knock the iPhone 7 out of the park on how well it does all kinds of things, like loading videos, apps, games and running multiple programs at the same time.

On the other hand, a few issues and concerns have been raised by some users about the Oneplus 5. The main criticism so far being its lack of EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) when recording video at 4K. Given the level of detail that this video resolution captures, a missing EIS feature could be a bit of a pain for the phone’s camera.

Oneplus 5 phone

In respond to this, Carl Pei, the CEO of OnePlus, stated in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit that they have been focusing on the stabilization at 1080p, but reassured customers that the OnePlus 5 will be receiving EIS for 4K video recording via a software update in the near future, although no specific date was given.

Another future update will solve a problem regarding Wi-Fi in a number of OnePlus 5 units, where the phone seems to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, but cannot access the Internet. And there will also be an update from Android N to Android O by the end of the year.

OnePlus also confirmed that it has no plans to include micro-SD cards in the near future in its smartphones, since internal storage is much faster and offers a much better experience.

The smartphone is now for sale at the official OnePlus website and some retailers. It is priced at $479 for the base model and $539 for the premium version.

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