OnePlus 5 Soft Gold Variant Hands-on: Beauty with the Beast

OnePlus lately released the OnePlus 5 in the market to compete with the flagship already in the smartphone market. It comes with the latest and highest hardware specs anyone can ever find on a smartphone; it runs on the latest Qualcomm processor and up to 8GB RAM. To elevate the flagship appearance on the latest flagship, OnePlus has released a Soft Gold variant of OnePlus 5. We have it with us for a while and here are our hands-on and impressions about the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant.


OnePlus 5 Soft Gold is almost unrecognizable in Soft Gold color, it looks premium and feels too because of the texture also has been changed to the whole body including the edges of the smartphone. The phone has a white front panel with the 5.5 inches FHD display, front-facing camera and the necessary sensors. The white panel looks gorgeous with the golden accent all over the fingerprint sensor, buttons and the camera module.

The back panel is all soft gold with matte finish which is not like the previous matte finish which we saw on the original OnePlus 5 Midnight or Slate Gray Black variant. The finish is much smoother that the previous one, it feels more premium in hands and adds a little bit slipperiness to the smartphone. The OnePlus logo at the back of the phone is gold too, the mirror finish on the logo is an eye catching factor of this smartphone.

There is nothing changed a bit in form of the hardware or software but there are two themes in the settings which you can set according to your OnePlus color variant to make it look cooler. You can also set the white accent wallpapers to match the smartphone and the theme color. The Android version and the OS is also the same; Android 7.1 Nougat and the Oxygen OS 4.

OnePlus 5 packs quite a punch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM which makes it one of the few smartphones which comes with this hardware. The display is 5.5 inches FHD Optic AMOLED panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top. The smartphone features two camera sensors at the back, 20MP + 16MP with optical zoom and 4K video capture capability at 30fps. The battery in OnePlus 5 is 3300 mAh with Dash Charging feature which is the fastest charging tech right now is any smartphone.

If you want, you can feast your eyes on the pictures of the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold shot with the midnight black version. Everything else is as perfect as it was on the previous version of the OnePlus 5 including the price itself. The OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant is available in 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage only at a price tag of Rs. 32,999.

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