07-16-2017 02:13 AM
47 12
tools
  1. neil74's Avatar
    My OP5 8gb/128 model finally arrived yesterday (long story) and I had the chance to set it up and have a play last night. My initial impressions are mixed tbh hut here is what I think so far.

    - It's super quick, greased lightning.
    - Fingerprint sensor. On the front and very fast. Big thumbs up for that!
    - Vanilla android is nice although it will strangely take some adjustments.
    - Does not feel as nice in the hand as I expected. Actually not that comfortable to hold tbh
    - Screen is very nice although it feels more cramped than I was expecting due to the drop in res. vs my S8. Probably need to dive into nova and have a play with icon sizes etc
    - Build quality feels ok, it does feel very light though. Not sure if I consider this a good or bad thing yet.
    - wifi performance is TERRIBLE It took ages to install all my apps from google play as it it kept popping up a disconnected error. After they finally installed wifi feels noticeably slower than other recent phones I have used.

    I have left it at home today as I am undecided if I am going to return it or not so it is back in the box ,today while I ponder......
    Morty2264, Aquila and ecr80 like this.
    06-28-2017 03:31 AM
  2. JeBe4's Avatar
    Bummer, I know several updates were released this week - if performance is that bad I'd return it.
    06-28-2017 05:12 AM
  3. J R Mtz's Avatar
    WiFi on mine is actually pretty great. Hitting almost 400mbps on the speedtest app on WiFi. Initial setup of apps was a bit slow, but then it was over 100 apps, so i'll cut it some slack.
    06-28-2017 08:13 AM
  4. THARD11's Avatar
    I turned off "Smart WI-FI Switcher" and have not had any problems since. Have not tried un-switching with latest update although.
    06-28-2017 09:27 AM
  5. digitalbreak's Avatar
    For WiFi issues, did you install the latest 4.5.3 update? That is supposed to fix the update.

    Screen display - Yes, it's nowhere comparable to the S8 or G6 or the U11 but but certainly usable on a daily basis.

    I quite like the build and love to hold due to its curved design on the sides
    06-28-2017 09:50 AM
  6. dannyar11's Avatar
    Mine is boxed up and ready to go back. I just don't feel the $540 im holding. Camera has been subpar in my testing, screen is not very good when you are coming from a 2k display like I was with the g6 and s8, and having to manually change APN settings for my carrier out of the box to get certain apps to work was a big turn off. For $50 more I have a HTC u11 on the way that has been getting rave reviews and actually checks off all the premium phone marks. Sure it has less 4gb of ram instead of 6/8 but it wont make a huge difference day to day. But the excellent camera, waterproofing, expandable storage and 2k screen sure will. Oneplus needs to go back to its roots and make a flagship level phone that sacrifices in some areas but is able to keep the price in the $350-$400 range. Most people would rather pay the extra $100-$150 for a true flagship that doesn't skimp.
    krazyatom and Ilya Ivanov like this.
    06-28-2017 09:57 AM
  7. cdd543's Avatar
    Mine is as well. Just waiting on a response from oneplus on the process. It's been two days and nothing. Hopefully this isn't going to be an issue. My reasons are pretty much the same as the ones mentioned already.
    06-28-2017 10:48 AM
  8. dannyar11's Avatar
    Mine is as well. Just waiting on a response from oneplus on the process. It's been two days and nothing. Hopefully this isn't going to be an issue. My reasons are pretty much the same as the ones mentioned already
    They are horrible with their return process. Just make sure you request the return through your order history and open a service request. It will then prompt you to select return, or repair. From there you will get an email within 48 hours from Acer which handles their whole repair and return process.
    krazyatom likes this.
    06-28-2017 11:05 AM
  9. krazyatom's Avatar
    Mine is boxed up and ready to go back. I just don't feel the $540 im holding. Camera has been subpar in my testing, screen is not very good when you are coming from a 2k display like I was with the g6 and s8, and having to manually change APN settings for my carrier out of the box to get certain apps to work was a big turn off. For $50 more I have a HTC u11 on the way that has been getting rave reviews and actually checks off all the premium phone marks. Sure it has less 4gb of ram instead of 6/8 but it wont make a huge difference day to day. But the excellent camera, waterproofing, expandable storage and 2k screen sure will. Oneplus needs to go back to its roots and make a flagship level phone that sacrifices in some areas but is able to keep the price in the $350-$400 range. Most people would rather pay the extra $100-$150 for a true flagship that doesn't skimp.
    HTC U11 seems to be better device per most of tech reviewer. Give us an update when you get your HTC U11.
    06-28-2017 11:52 AM
  10. dannyar11's Avatar
    HTC U11 seems to be better device per most of tech reviewer. Give us an update when you get your HTC U11.
    I definitely will come back to give me thoughts. I consider myself a phone junky and have had literally every major phone release since the original iphone. that includes every iphone, every galaxy note and S device, every HTC One Device, every nexus, every LG since the G2, every Oneplus device,and thrown in a few Huawei, Honor, Motorola and blackberrys, so I would hope my opinion would hold some weight in here.
    krazyatom likes this.
    06-28-2017 12:03 PM
  11. neil74's Avatar
    I am going to have a play tonight again and see how it grabs me. The only thing keeping me curious right now is the (almost) vanilla Android experience. I do also like the speed (it is quick! quicker than my S8) and the finger print sensor.

    Honestly though when I pick it up it does not feel like a £500 phone
    06-28-2017 03:13 PM
  12. skinnytoo201's Avatar
    I have had just about every phone as well. This isn't terrible, but certainly not worth the $539 I paid. It's blazing fast, but I'll keep my S8+ until I try the new Pixel, V30 and Note 8. I thought maybe this would hold me over until then but guess I was wrong. I so wanted to keep it, but pics and vids are not cutting it. Signal quality isn't so good either.
    06-28-2017 09:28 PM
  13. dannyar11's Avatar
    Oneplus has fizzled out. There wont be so much hype for their next phone after this monstrosity of a phone launch. They should definitely open a refurb store with the amount of OP5 they will have sent back to them
    06-28-2017 09:54 PM
  14. LeKeiser's Avatar
    For WiFi issues, did you install the latest 4.5.3 update? That is supposed to fix the update.

    Screen display - Yes, it's nowhere comparable to the S8 or G6 or the U11 but but certainly usable on a daily basis.

    I quite like the build and love to hold due to its curved design on the sides
    You can't say nowhere comparable to this phone... Ok I don't have the S8 nor the G6 nor the U11 (can't have them all heh? ) but I have an Axon 7 with a QHD display, and I really think that the display of the O+5 is really good when I put them next to each other. OnePlus has done a great job with it, it's near perfection.
    When you say "nothing comparable" it sounds like it's ****, when it certainly isn't.
    newcollector likes this.
    06-29-2017 03:01 AM
  15. dannyar11's Avatar
    You can't say nowhere comparable to this phone... Ok I don't have the S8 nor the G6 nor the U11 (can't have them all heh? ) but I have an Axon 7 with a QHD display, and I really think that the display of the O+5 is really good when I put them next to each other. OnePlus has done a great job with it, it's near perfection.
    When you say "nothing comparable" it sounds like it's ****, when it certainly isn't.
    You are comparing a QHD display of a budget Axon 7 vs one on a $750 s8. The differences between the 2 are astronomical. The Oneplus 5 while close in comparison to the Axon 7 is light years away from the panels on the s8 and quite far behind the lg g6.
    06-29-2017 08:26 AM
  16. LeKeiser's Avatar
    You are comparing a QHD display of a budget Axon 7 vs one on a $750 s8. The differences between the 2 are astronomical. The Oneplus 5 while close in comparison to the Axon 7 is light years away from the panels on the s8 and quite far behind the lg g6.
    you know that the display of the A7 is a Samsung display? Supposed to be the same one you can find on the S7. Budget display then? Cheap??
    Why don't you just say that you don't like the O+5 and you want to return it just because... well no reason, just suxx.
    06-29-2017 09:46 AM
  17. dannyar11's Avatar
    you know that the display of the A7 is a Samsung display? Supposed to be the same one you can find on the S7. Budget display then? Cheap??
    Why don't you just say that you don't like the O+5 and you want to return it just because... well no reason, just suxx.
    Its not actually.And there are many reasons that a lot of people are returning it. Overhyped camera, smaller battery, bad screen, horrible customer service, and last but not least is Price/spec ratio. The phone is no longer a budget flagship device. You can get many of the true flagships on sale for less or equal amount with better features.
    Ilya Ivanov likes this.
    06-29-2017 10:59 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you for your review! Too bad about the Wi-Fi. That can certainly make or break an experience. Hopefully updates fix it, and/or that you can return it swiftly!
    06-29-2017 11:15 AM
  19. jefbeard911's Avatar
    dude, ya gotta sleep on it. Give it a week of daily use before you return it. The Wi-Fi issue could be down to other things.
    krazyatom likes this.
    06-29-2017 11:45 AM
  20. LeKeiser's Avatar
    Its not actually.And there are many reasons that a lot of people are returning it. Overhyped camera, smaller battery, bad screen, horrible customer service, and last but not least is Price/spec ratio. The phone is no longer a budget flagship device. You can get many of the true flagships on sale for less or equal amount with better features.
    well it's the same display, sorry... check it out on the specs.

    the reasons people are returning it are... sorry but they are lame.
    Design? It's not like people didn't see the phone before they bought it. Lame excuse to return it.
    Display is FHD? People had the specs before. Lame excuse to return it.
    Smaller battery? Newer CPU, different charge. And the autonomy is praised by many. So lame excuse to return it.
    Not water resistant? Specs... Lame excuse to return it.
    Price? Find me a phone with the same 8GB RAM the same CPU the same DC the same... at the same price. Please.

    Please, give me the names of those phones...
    jefbeard911 likes this.
    06-29-2017 12:19 PM
  21. jefbeard911's Avatar
    I'd like the names of those "true flagship" phones too.....
    06-29-2017 12:46 PM
  22. dannyar11's Avatar
    So the OP5 is a true flaghip because it threw an unnecessary 8gb into a phone?? That's laughable. The u11 is arguably just as smooth and only needs 4gb. Except the u11 has a way better camera, QHD screen, sd card support, and water proofing. Oh not to mention it looks original and not like an iphone 7 clone. Price you say? Well the u11 was $599 at launch which is only $120 more than the cheap OP5 and only $60 more than the 8gb model. No one is returning it due to the specs they knew about before hand as your "lame" response claims. They are doing so because they are disappointed with the performance of the overyhyped camera, the feel in the hand, the fact that it has needed 2 updates in 3 days to fix issues that should not have been in a final build, and for the simple fact that you get more for your money from a u11.
    ecr80 likes this.
    06-29-2017 01:33 PM
  23. digitalbreak's Avatar
    So the OP5 is a true flaghip because it threw an unnecessary 8gb into a phone?? That's laughable. The u11 is arguably just as smooth and only needs 4gb. Except the u11 has a way better camera, QHD screen, sd card support, and water proofing. Oh not to mention it looks original and not like an iphone 7 clone. Price you say? Well the u11 was $599 at launch which is only $120 more than the cheap OP5 and only $60 more than the 8gb model. No one is returning it due to the specs they knew about before hand as your "lame" response claims. They are doing so because they are disappointed with the performance of the overyhyped camera, the feel in the hand, the fact that it has needed 2 updates in 3 days to fix issues that should not have been in a final build, and for the simple fact that you get more for your money from a u11.
    While you could say you don't need 8GB RAM, it is using UFS 2.1 as opposed to UFS 2.0 for the 12GB storage. The 6GB version comes equipped with UFS 2.0, so you should see significant speed increases especially if you are transferring files or loading files from the storage. The 8GB RAM could be used to reserve more memory for the launcher itself while also giving preference to increasing gaming performance. So may possibilities that OxygenOS can do here. And telling because you feel its bad, so its bad for anyone buying it is not the right argument.

    Calling it an iPhone clone? I have both and OnePlus 5 has distinct curves and design that it differentiates itself from the iPhone 7 Plus. The fact that people fixate that it looks like an iPhone is because the media drove that with flat back but forgot to actually show how the device fully looks and behaves, a very important thing that should drive this argument which was ignored.

    2 updates in 3 days? You clearly have not owned U11 since day 1. U11 already has delivered 2 updates for the US and 3 for the Europe region. And this is a good thing. You are talking as if this is a bad thing - having updates to fix issues. The fact that OnePlus (HTC) are able to push updates so soon is a welcoming thing in the android world when Samsung/LG all take months to push updates!
    newcollector likes this.
    06-29-2017 01:48 PM
  24. krazyatom's Avatar
    dude, ya gotta sleep on it. Give it a week of daily use before you return it. The Wi-Fi issue could be down to other things.
    I don't hate OP5. OP5 was good overall but other manufacturer offering were better so I decided return it. Now that OP5 is basically flagship price range, as a consumer we have so many other choices. I decided to go for U11 for better camera, speakers, water resistant.
    06-29-2017 01:54 PM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    While you could say you don't need 8GB RAM, it is using UFS 2.1 as opposed to UFS 2.0 for the 12GB storage. The 6GB version comes equipped with UFS 2.0, so you should see significant speed increases especially if you are transferring files or loading files from the storage. The 8GB RAM could be used to reserve more memory for the launcher itself while also giving preference to increasing gaming performance. So may possibilities that OxygenOS can do here. And telling because you feel its bad, so its bad for anyone buying it is not the right argument.

    Calling it an iPhone clone? I have both and OnePlus 5 has distinct curves and design that it differentiates itself from the iPhone 7 Plus. The fact that people fixate that it looks like an iPhone is because the media drove that with flat back but forgot to actually show how the device fully looks and behaves, a very important thing that should drive this argument which was ignored.

    2 updates in 3 days? You clearly have not owned U11 since day 1. U11 already has delivered 2 updates for the US and 3 for the Europe region. And this is a good thing. You are talking as if this is a bad thing - having updates to fix issues. The fact that OnePlus (HTC) are able to push updates so soon is a welcoming thing in the android world when Samsung/LG all take months to push updates!
    That's because they are non carrier branded devices they are able to push updates. Leave to the useless carriers they will never bother pushing updates so soon. Personally, whenever possible always will choose the non carrier branded phones over the crippled carrier ones. I also agree it's great to see companies like HTC, OnePlus pushing multiple updates soon to make sure any launch issues/bugs are addressed quickly. Crazy people put a negative spin on more updates 😂😂
    newcollector likes this.
    06-29-2017 03:39 PM
47 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-08-2017, 11:57 PM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-01-2017, 12:18 PM
  3. how do i disable peek on galaxy s8
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-29-2017, 10:39 PM
  4. FM radio on cell phone
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-29-2017, 03:49 PM
  5. My music on my sd card is showing up on my device
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-29-2017, 03:00 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD