This is also where minor issues with motion appear, lacking the kind of smoothness and stutter-free playback we’d expect from a top-end phone.The factory-fitted screen protector is a nice touch, though, helping to keep the Gorilla Glass 5 front panel free from scratches.
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The darkness of space has real depth here, while the glistening white space station itself stayed sharp. Details are merely good, though, rather than great, with more action-oriented scenes losing some of their impact.
And has it now become a flagship phone in its own right? It doesn’t cut as mean a profile as the bezel-busting Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, but a series of style refinements helps the One Plus 5 keep pace with the rest of this year’s big hitters.
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One Plus has taken a giant leap into the unknown with its latest flagship-bothering smartphone.
Unlike previous efforts, where the aim was to find that perfect balance between a bargain price and flagship-grade performance, the One Plus 5 has its sights fixed firmly on the more expensive competition.
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It’s decent enough, but whether we were streaming a Spotify playlist or playing our test tracks directly from the phone’s storage, it didn’t take long to discover a lack of fine detail.
Vocals feel a bit crowded by the mid-range, with a slightly overbearing high-end that lacks subtlety and could use some refinement.
Without the resolution to reveal low-level information, the general presentation of Hans Zimmer’s .
There’s still no waterproofing either, which feels like a major omission.