OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T: Camera and software difference


Here’s a quick comparison of camera and software features in OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.


OnePlus laid special emphasis on 5T’s camera upgrade during its launch last Thursday. According to the Chinese company, the handset comes void of the telephoto lens. They decided to replace it with a lens that features a larger aperture. OnePlus 5T sports the same primary sensor as OnePlus 5 i.e. 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 accompanied by 1.12-micron pixels and an aperture of f/1.7. The difference lies in terms of its secondary sensor.

The OnePlus 5 consisted of a 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor with telephoto lens but OnePlus 5T is equipped with an upgraded 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K secondary sensor with wide aperture lens. The company at the launch event of OnePlus 5T said that they wish to target photography enthusiasts with this launch. Individuals will be able to capture clearer images even in low-light conditions. The firm went on to claim that the handset exhibits a new “Intelligent Pixel Technology” that helps users attain portrait photos. As far as the front camera is concerned, both the smartphones feature a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor.


OnePlus 5 featured with OxygenOS 4.5 based on Android 7.1.1. One feature in OxygenOS is a reading mode. OnePlus 5T was assumed to be shipped with the latest Android Oreo operating system (OS). However, that did not take place. Instead, the smartphone arrives with the age-old Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS. The smartphone runs on Oxygen OS 4.7. They have assured OnePlus fans that the Oreo will arrive on all OnePlus handsets by “early 2018.” The company decided to follow Apple’s footsteps and introduce facial recognition software with OnePlus 5T. They claim that users can simply unlock the handset by looking at it.

Shailesh Sharma

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