OnePlus 5T Overview Updated June 11, 2020

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The OnePlus 5T has gone official with its main new feature being its large 6-inch 18:9 1080p display. While this change doesn’t really increase the overall footprint of the handset over the 5, it did force the company to move the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device and stick to on-screen software navigation buttons. While not much of a spec bump over the OnePlus 5, the 5T does pack several changes to the dual-camera setup, allowing for better portrait and low-light photos…

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OnePlus 5T Specification
Android version Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ OxygenOS
Screen size 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED
Resolution 2160×1080 pixels (18:9 aspect ratio)
Primary cameras 20MP (IMX 376k), 1-micron pixels, f/1.7 | 16MP (IMX 398), 1.12-micron pixels, f/1.7, dual LED flash, 4K 30 fps, 1080p 60 fps, 720p 120 fps video
Front camera 16MP (IMX 371), 1-micron pixels, f/2.0, 1080p 30 fps video
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core w/ Adreno 540 GPU
Storage 64GB / 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
RAM 6GB / 8GB
Battery 3,300mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 162 g
Dimensions 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
Other features Rear-facing fingerprint sensor, software-based face unlock, alert slider, bottom-firing speakers, no water resistance
Color options Midnight Black
Carrier availability Unlocked | November 21, 2017
Base price off-contract $499
In-box accessories USB-A to USB-C charging/data sync cable, in-wall Dash Charger

OnePlus 5T Stories June 11, 2020

Google Stadia now officially supports OnePlus 5, 6, and 7 series smartphones

Google Stadia now works with any Android smartphone, at least in an “experimental” state. However, adding to the list of officially supported devices, Google Stadia now supports just about every OnePlus smartphone.

OnePlus 5T Stories May 26, 2020

Even after launching with Android Nougat, the stable Android 10 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.

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OnePlus 5T Stories May 19, 2020

OxygenOS Android 10 Open Beta 3 rolls out for OnePlus 5/5T w/ camera boosts, more

As the full release of the Android 10 update for OnePlus 5 and 5T handsets draws nearer, the latest OxygenOS Open Beta 3 is now rolling out with fixes and improvements in tow.

OnePlus 5T Stories May 4, 2020

The second OxygenOS Open Beta based upon Android 10 is now available for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, just days after the first beta was released for the former flagships.

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OnePlus 5T Stories April 27, 2020

Finally, after being announced alongside the OnePlus 7T series, the Android 10 Open Beta 1 is now available for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.

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OnePlus 5T Stories March 11, 2020

OxygenOS 9.0.11 rolling out for OnePlus 5/5T w/ February 2020 patch, bug fixes

The OnePlus 5 and 5T don’t get updates as often as they once did, but the duo of 2017 handsets are now receiving the OxygenOS 9.0.11 OTA update.

OnePlus 5T Stories January 9, 2020

OxygenOS 9.0.10 rolling out for OnePlus 5/5T w/ December 2019 patch, bug fixes

Despite still waiting for the Android 10 update, the OnePlus 5 and 5T are now receiving the stable OxygenOS 9.0.10 update.

OnePlus 5T Stories October 17, 2019

OxygenOS 9.0.9 OTA rolling out now for the OnePlus 5/5T w/ October 2019 patch

For holdouts on the OnePlus 5 and 5T, we have good news as the OxygenOS 9.0.9 OTA is now rolling out for both devices.

OnePlus 5T Stories October 11, 2019

Android 10’s rollout is one of the fastest we’ve seen, and today OnePlus confirmed a further rollout to some older devices. Starting later this month, the OnePlus 6 and 6T, OnePlus 5 and 5T will get Android 10 updates.

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OnePlus 5T Stories September 25, 2019

Android 10 could come to OnePlus 6/6T in late October, OnePlus 5/5T Q2 2020

While the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are enjoying Android 10 as you read this, OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 5/5T will no doubt be wondering when the OS overhaul reaches their phones.

OnePlus 5T Stories July 23, 2019

Oxygen OS 9.0.7 coming to OnePlus 5/5T w/ screen recorder, Fnatic mode, more

Owners of the OnePlus 5 and 5T can rejoice, as the latest stable Oxygen OS 9.0.7 update is now rolling out with some notable and solid additions while also including the June 2019 patch.

OnePlus 5T Stories June 26, 2019

Final OnePlus 5/5T open betas now rolling out w/ Zen Mode, more

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are now receiving the final OxygenOS open betas in the form of Open Beta 35 and 33 for the two phones, respectively.

OnePlus 5T Stories June 13, 2019

Latest OxygenOS Open beta adds Fnatic mode, Digital Wellbeing, more to OnePlus 5/5T, 6/6T

The OxygenOS Open Beta program proves to be one of the best for bringing new features to a wide product line. The latest of these OxygenOS betas are now rolling out to OnePlus 5/5T and 6/6T devices with a ton of new additions including Fnatic mode.

OnePlus 5T Stories May 24, 2019

Android Q is heading to OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 7 Pro features heading to 6/6T

Android Q is officially heading to OnePlus 5 and 5T devices with no solid ETA being touted by OnePlus.

OnePlus 5T Stories May 21, 2019

OnePlus confirms Zen Mode and Screen Recorder coming to OnePlus 5/5T, 6/6T

Two neat new features to come exclusively to the OnePlus 7 Pro were the new native Screen Recorder and the mindfulness-based Zen Mode. They were so coveted in fact that users decided they wanted the new features on their older OnePlus devices.

OnePlus 5T Stories May 1, 2019

Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T brings new system update UI, quick reply improvements, and more

For anyone enrolled in the OxygenOS Open Beta for their OnePlus 5/5T or OnePlus 6/6T, the latest update should bring some interesting new changes for all four handsets.

OnePlus 5T Stories April 29, 2019

OxygenOS 9.0.5 for OnePlus 5/5T brings April patch, Phone and video calling fixes

OxygenOS 9.0.5 is now available for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users, with this stable update bringing a few minor tweaks and fixes alongside the April 2019 security patch.

OnePlus 5T Stories April 16, 2019

Latest OxygenOS Open Beta adds parking location feature, April patch for OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, 6T users

The latest OxygenOS Open Beta update for the OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6/6T is now rolling out to those already enrolled on the beta program.

OnePlus 5T Stories March 27, 2019

OnePlus 5/5T and 6/6T Oxygen OS open betas bring improved photo editor, weather app, UI improvements

The latest Oxygen OS open beta program update for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T bring an array of software enhancements and improvements alongside some neat tweaks.

OnePlus 5T Stories March 12, 2019

OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T OxygenOS open betas add March security patches w/ further group SMS features

The OxygenOS open beta program is a great way for the company to tweak and adjust parts of the OS and simultaneously gather plenty of real-world user feedback. Now the latest OxygenOS open betas have been released for the OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T.

OnePlus 5T Stories March 1, 2019

OxygenOS 9.0.4 OTA for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T brings Google Duo integration

The OxygenOS 9.0.4 OTA for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T comes with the recently announced deeper integration with Google Duo for video calling.

OnePlus 5T Stories January 2, 2019

Oxygen OS OTA for OnePlus 6 adds Bluetooth EQ, Nightscape improvements, OnePlus 5, 5T get improved Wi-Fi

The latest Oxygen OS OTAs are rolling out for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6. Oxygen OS 9.0.3 for the OnePlus 6 includes a host of performance improvements including camera fixes and a new Bluetooth equalizer.

OnePlus 5T Stories December 26, 2018

OnePlus is on the short list of Android OEMs who have pushed out updates to Android Pie. Today, though, the OnePlus 5 and 5T are getting final, stable updates to Android Pie via OTA.

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OnePlus 5T Stories December 20, 2018

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T get first Android Pie beta build update

It really wasn’t all too long ago that OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users finally got a taste of Android Pie via the beta program. Both devices though should be getting a new update that adds the December security patch alongside a few bug fixes and stability improvements.

OnePlus 5T Stories November 14, 2018

Android Pie update for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T now rolling out in China

If you are a OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T user stuck on Android Oreo, then you need not worry about your piece of Android Pie. OnePlus has begun rolling out Android Pie beta builds to the 5 and 5T in China, with a worldwide download option likely coming imminently.

OnePlus 5T Stories August 17, 2018

The OnePlus 5T really isn’t that old, but its was still overtaken recently by the latest addition to the family. Its shiny new sibling, the OnePlus 6, launched after just 6 months of 5T in the spotlight. It’s hard to believe that it’s still less than a year old, because it’s still one of the best Android handsets available.

Despite some refinement making the 6 model an easier sell, we think it’s still worth your hard earned dollars. Here are 5 reasons the OnePlus 5T is still well worth purchasing. expand full story

OnePlus 5T Stories August 15, 2018

OnePlus burst on to the scene with its so-called ‘flagship killer’ at a price that was meant to shake up the market. Since then, the self-proclaimed killer is becoming more like one of the crowd — with a steadily increasing entry cost. They’ve invested heavily in hardware driving the devices, but the camera has almost always taken a back seat.

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OnePlus 5T Stories July 17, 2018

OnePlus puts out new beta updates on a pretty regular basis, and these often include handy new features. With its latest betas, the company is focusing in on camera improvements for the OnePlus 5, 5T, and 6.

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OnePlus 5T Stories July 4, 2018

Project Treble means a lot to the future of Android updates, but older devices don’t always support it. This week OnePlus is officially adding Treble support to the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T.

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OnePlus 5T Stories June 28, 2018

Updates on Android are a travesty at times, but OnePlus is one of the few OEMs that manage a decent track record. Today, the company is announcing a commitment to updates with a new maintenance schedule.

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OnePlus 5T Stories May 15, 2018

OnePlus 5/5T beta update delivers May security patch, group MMS support, bug fixes

Updates as a whole in the Android space have been in a bad spot for a long time, but one company that’s done a decent job has been OnePlus. Today, the company has launched new beta updates for last year’s OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5T Stories March 23, 2018

Last November, OnePlus released the 5T with an 18:9 display, a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, and refined camera. Now, just four months later, OnePlus has run out of stock for the 5T in North America and has no plans on producing more units for the market…

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OnePlus 5T Stories March 22, 2018

Last year we saw a trend that absolutely no one was in favor of, higher smartphone prices than ever before. Right as mid-range devices started getting good enough to turn some people away from flagships, everyone decided reaching nearly a thousand dollars for a smartphone was completely acceptable.

However, there are still phones that can blow you away for far less money. That’s where the OnePlus 5T comes in. It packs nearly everything you’d expect from a flagship, but for half the price.t

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OnePlus 5T Stories March 12, 2018

OnePlus 5T picks up Android 8.1 in beta w/ updated gestures and February security patch

The state of updates in the Android world seems to be getting worse and worse, but OnePlus is admittedly almost an exception. This week, OnePlus is rolling out a new beta update to its current flagship, the OnePlus 5T, with Android 8.1 in tow.

OnePlus 5T Stories February 24, 2018

Shortly after the OnePlus 5T began to ship late last year, customers noticed that neither the 5 or 5T could stream Netflix in HD. Thankfully, OnePlus is fixing this issue with an update, but it can only be done if you mail your handset back to OnePlus…

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OnePlus 5T Stories February 22, 2018

OnePlus 5T in ‘Lava Red’ is dead in North America as the limited edition model sells out

The OnePlus 5T is undoubtedly one of the best “bang for your buck” smartphones to come out of last year, and in the past couple of months, the company has been debuting a couple of limited edition variants. Now, the “Lava Red” variant has officially sold out.

OnePlus 5T Stories February 5, 2018

OnePlus 5T arrives in ‘Lava Red’ in the US and Europe for $559 [Video]

After releasing and quickly running out of the “Sandstone White” OnePlus 5T, the company was quickly left with nothing more than the standard Black variant yet again. However, after going on sale overseas last year, OnePlus is now bringing the “Lava Red” OnePlus 5T to more markets.

OnePlus 5T Stories January 31, 2018

Android Oreo hasn’t seen a ton of expansion since launching on the Pixels last year, but slowly it’s gaining ground. Today, OnePlus is bringing a public build of Android Oreo to owners of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T.

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OnePlus 5T Stories January 30, 2018

How to set up and use the iPhone X-like navigation gestures on the OnePlus 5T

Earlier today, OnePlus released the third beta build for the 5T. The surprising new feature found within was the use of a gesture-based system to navigate around the phone rather than traditional on-screen buttons. If you own a OnePlus 5T, here’s how to set up and use those iPhone X-like gestures…

The OnePlus 5T is easily one of the best phones to come out of late 2017, and the company has been improving the experience with software updates. Over the past several weeks, OnePlus has been pushing Oreo updates on the 5T through its beta program, and today’s update makes some important changes.

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OnePlus 5T Stories January 4, 2018

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best values in the smartphone market to hit in late 2017. Now, to kick off the new year, OnePlus is debuting a new “Sandstone White” variant of its latest flagship.

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OnePlus 5T Stories January 1, 2018

Android Oreo now available in beta for the OnePlus 5T

Following up on its rollout to the OnePlus 5, Android Oreo is now closing in on the OnePlus 5T. As a first step to the final rollout, an open beta is available now.

OnePlus 5T Stories December 18, 2017

OnePlus recently debuted the OnePlus 5T ‘Star Wars’ edition in India and select markets around the globe and, for good reason, fans are fascinated by it. Now, it’s been discovered that OnePlus has hidden a clever little Easter Egg in the box with the phone.

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OnePlus 5T Stories December 14, 2017

Star Wars is hitting theaters across the tonight (or tomorrow, officially), and if you’re anything like me, you waited a bit too long to buy your tickets and you’re stuck seeing it in the very front row on the far right side. Well, hopefully these Star Wars wallpapers pulled from the special edition OnePlus 5T will cheer you up before you severely strain your neck in the name of not waiting another 24 hours…

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OnePlus 5T Stories December 11, 2017

OnePlus is giving away 10,000 tickets for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in India

Last week OnePlus unveiled its first special edition phone with the OnePlus 5T “Star Wars” edition. The phone is limited to just a few regions, but the company is sweetening the deal for customers in India by offering up thousands of free movie tickets.

Leading up to the announcement of its latest flagship, OnePlus was repeatedly in the news for different bugs and security loopholes found on some of its handsets. Now, with the OnePlus 5T being shipped and delivered to customers, some have noticed that their latest and greatest smartphone can’t even stream HD video from some of the most popular video providers…

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OnePlus 5T Stories December 6, 2017

The limited edition ‘Star Wars’ OnePlus 5T is coming to three countries in Europe

Earlier this week OnePlus officially debuted a special, limited edition variant of its latest phone, the OnePlus 5T. This new “Star Wars” edition device debuted exclusively in India, but it’s now expanding to a few more countries.

OnePlus 5T Stories December 4, 2017

It’s common for smartphone OEMs to partner up with popular movies or events to make a special edition device, but OnePlus is going for the big one with its first partnership of the sort. Now, the company has officially announced a deal with Lucasfilm for a limited edition Star Wars OnePlus 5T.

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