OnePlus 5 Aliexpress Price

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The spell of OnePlus phones is no longer a secret to smartphone enthusiasts all around the globe. The newest addition to the family of flagship killers, OnePlus 5 Aliexpress, has a bunch of new features waiting to go head-to-head with premium smartphones out in the market. A big change that comes with the advent of the OnePlus 5 is that there in no China version of the device anymore. A single global version that supports network services provided by a plethora of cellular brands is the only one out there.

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Every OnePlus 5 Aliexpress comes unlocked in its default configuration
One of the greatest benefits of having a single Global version is that every device that sells on any part of the planet comes unlocked out of the box. Well, this basically means that if you are using the OnePlus 5 in a country where even one of the 34 supported cellular brands exists, all you need to do is stuff that telecom provider’s SIM card in your device, and everything will work right away.

Dual-SIM connectivity
The OnePlus 5 comes with a dual-sim slot that supports 4G connectivity for both the SIM cards. Switching between networks is quick and snappy. For customers in some parts of the world, dual-SIM connectivity is not a deal breaker, but for users in some countries, it is! That is where the global version comes to the rescue yet again.

Singularity rules the OnePlus 5
Ducking the practice of having separate versions with slightly varying hardware for different parts of the world, the OnePlus 5 comes with a single Global version. Unlike the 3T, there are no models designed specifically for China, India or South Africa. The OnePlus 5 being sold in America is the same as the one being sold in any other part of the world, and vice-versa.

Verizon gets no love from the OnePlus 5
The current flagship killer only supports AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. Even though the hardware is quite capable of handling the CDMA frequency on which Verizon works, there is no official support provided. All in all, the OnePlus 5 supports 34 different cellular brands all around the globe, but Verizon is not one of them.

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Is the network experience on the OnePlus 5 as fast as the ads claim?
Even on cellular networks, the OnePlus 5 Aliexpress is said to support download speeds of 600 Mbps and upload speeds of 150 Mbps. Speaking in the language of tech enthusiasts, the OnePlus 5 comes equipped with 3x carrier aggregation, 2X2 MIMO and 256QAM. MIMO is the technology that facilitates wireless communication with antennas at the transmitter as well as the receiver. QAM is a form of amplitude modulation that doubles the bandwidth. In the OnePlus 5, the 256QAM is basically intended to deal with LTE waveforms; transmit and receive information at 4G speeds. Carrier aggregation is yet another way to expand the bandwidth. Therefore, combining the power of all three technologies, OnePlus 5 manages to deliver the download and upload speeds being advertised in the campaigns. However, in the real world, there are a million other constraints that affect the performance of cellular networks. The top speeds that practically exist are much lower than the ones the flagship killer is capable of handling. So, yes, the claims are true, but it doesn’t really matter how capable OnePlus 5 Aliexpress is in terms of handling 4G network connectivity when its limits won’t be tested anywhere other than computerised speed tests.

Compare with OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 5 versus
OnePlus 5 OnePlus 3T
Launch SRP
  • From S$
  • From S$799
Latest Price
  • From S$760
  • From S$540
Operating system
  • Android 7.0.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS 4.5
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Oxygen OS 3.2.4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo)
Built-in Memory
  • 6GB RAM
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch / 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi) / AMOLED
  • 5.5-inch / 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi) / Optic AMOLED
  • Primary Rear: 16-megapixel, f/1.7, contrast detection autofocus, EIS, LED flash, 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Secondary Rear: 20-megapixel, f/2.6, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1.00 µm pixel size
  • Front: 16-megapixel, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size
  • Rear: 16-megapixel, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Front: 16-megapixel, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, DLNA, USB Type-C, USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, DLNA, USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1
Storage Type
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 3,300mAh
  • Dash Charge
  • 3,400mAh
  • Dash Charge
  • 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm
  • 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
  • 153g
  • 158g

Is WiFi connectivity better than other smartphones?
Well, the OnePlus 5 Aliexpress supports dual-band (2.4/5GHz) 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is among the fastest standards found on electronic devices. The 802.11ac standard is a much faster version of the 802.11n standard. Support for Bluetooth 5.0 makes the device future-proof for a time when wireless accessories start implementing the 5.0 standard.

So, what are the points to ponder?
The OnePlus 5 is a device that makes use of the capabilities of the Snapdragon 835 chip to a large extent. Even though it is not exactly an affordable flagship killer anymore, it is a flagship killer indeed! Top notch performance, premium body design, nascent hardware capabilities and unforeseen network speeds make the global version of the OnePlus 5 a true winner in the intensely competitive smartphone market that exists nowadays.

Check out the Prices here…

OnePlus 5 Aliexpress Price in China US$495

Comes with Muti-Language support and Global Firmware Product – Original Oneplus 5 4G Mobile Phone LTE Snapdragon 835 Octa Core 6GB 64GB 5.5″3 Camera Android 7.0 23MP 4100mAh NFC Fingerprint

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