The OnePlus 5T, the new $500 flagship phone from OnePlus, is the company’s fastest-selling and most successful product so far, and to explain all about it. The device, which is an upgrade from the OnePlus 5 that was launched in June, boasts a six inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The screen on the OnePlus 5T looks like OnePlus’s take on Samsung’s Infinity Display which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year. Thinner bezels at the top and bottom of the device make way for the bigger screen, while the OnePlus 5T also features an improved camera. But it’s in one other department where the OnePlus 5T has beaten the competition in a recent test.
The OnePlus 5T has got the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8 beat in one key department, according to one report. According to Tom’s Guide, a group of 10 flagship smartphones to see which one is the fastest to charge. The phones tested include the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30 and OnePlus 5T.
Tom’s Guide tested what percentage battery the phones were able to reach from zero per cent charge at 30 minutes and 60 minutes. And in battery charging tests the OnePlus 5T came out top. The OnePlus 5T reached the most battery charge out of the devices tested at the half hour and hour markers. After 30 minutes of charging, the OnePlus 5T had reached 59 per cent charge and by an hour had hit 93 per cent charge. The Apple iPhone X in comparison had hit 50 per cent charge after 30 minutes and 81 per cent charge after an hour.
But what is the actual difference in performance between OnePlus’ Dash Charge against Samsung’s Adaptive Fast charging and the charge speeds of the iPhone X and the Pixel 2?
“The advantage for the OnePlus? Unlike most other Android phones, it doesn’t use Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology. Instead, it employs the proprietary Dash Charge, which delivers higher amperage than QuickCharge and uses dedicated circuitry in the charger itself for heat management.”
OnePlus 5T is easily the best smartphone the company has ever built. But more than that, it’s one of the best smartphones of the year.