OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition Photo Gallery & Hands On

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T, the company teased the launch of yet another limited edition. Well, here it is. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T picks up the hottest color of the season and looks rather dapper in it. F0llow along for a photo gallery and hands on!

OnePlus 5T specifications

  • 6.01-inch (2106 ×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Optic AMOLED 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display, sRGB, DCI-P3 color coverage
  • 2.45GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1 ), 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS 4.7, Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, Sony IMX398 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, EIS, secondary 20MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX376K sensor, 1.0μm pixel size, 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, 3 microphones with noise cancellation, Dirac HD Sound
  • Dimensions: 156.1x75x7.3mm; Weight: 162g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB 2.0 Type-C, NFC
  • 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V 4A)

The Lava Red OnePlus 5T as it is known is available only in the higher end, 128GB configuration and is otherwise unchanged from the standard handset.

Up front, the OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition sports a black panel. Surrounded by the red aluminum frame, this looks downright gorgeous and to be fair, much better than the red iPhone that has a white fascia. The Optic AMOLED screen merges beautifully into the inky black frame and when switched off, it can be hard to spot where the screen ends and the bezels begin.

Nothing has changed physically of course and all around, from the sides that gently curve into the back that has a central fingerprint scanner, OnePlus has used a deep red color. With a matte finish that almost seems to be powder coated, the phone appears to shift and change hues depending on the angle at which it catches light. The darker antenna lines further accentuate the design language.

Now, the regular OnePlus 5T wasn’t a bad looking phone at all but it did feel a bit subdued and was meant to simply blend into your daily routine without standing out too much. The Lava Red edition throws that out the window and makes a bold statement. The phone takes a fashion-forward stance, perhaps even more so than the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition will be sold in limited quantities and is priced at Rs. 37,999.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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