[Video] OnePlus 5: Unboxing & Hands On

Last week OnePlus officially took the wraps off the new OnePlus 5 smartphone and general retail availability is slated to open tomorrow. If you are considering placing an order and want to get an early idea of what you get and some initial hands on impressions, TalkAndroid’s own presenter Kent Oki put together a video just to whet your appetite. Check it out after the break.

As Kent reveals in the video, he is not very familiar with the OnePlus OxygenOS system that sits atop Android, but his initial impression is that it is a nice interface. The use of OxygenOS is one of the features that makes the OnePlus 5 unique. OnePlus also took time to work on producing a slim device without sacrificing things like the audio jack. Kent notes the OnePlus 5 has a nice, sleek look and feel thanks to the work OnePlus did with the design despite the criticisms that the device is very similar, perhaps too much, to the iPhone.

Along with the phone itself, OnePlus shipped four different backs for the OnePlus 5 to help change up the look and feel. Kent shows how easy it is to pop one of these on to the device. In what should be no surprise for an unboxing video, we also get a look at what else is included in the box like the USB charger and the USB-C cable.

The OnePlus 5 will be available for $479 in Slate Gray with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and for $539 in Midnight Black with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.