It doesn’t have nearly as many features as the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8, but I never felt like I was missing those features.
In almost every respect, the OnePlus 5 is more of a classic smartphone compared to the feature-laden smartphones from Samsung, LG, or Apple. That’s because the OnePlus 5 doesn’t have most of the fancy new features from the latest premium models.
Here’s a list of what the OnePlus 5 doesn’t have compared to the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8:
– A display with a higher resolution that 1080p (Galaxy S8)
– A display with an unusual aspect ratio (Galaxy S8)
And yet, despite the OnePlus 5 missing all those new features from the latest flagships, I never felt I was using an outdated phone. I was never yearning for the Galaxy S8’s iris scanning, ultra-narrow borders, unusual aspect ratio, curved edges, or wireless charging.
With the OnePlus 5, you’re not paying as much for the latest flagships from Apple, LG, or Samsung, either.