out of stock OnePlus 5 64GB from $599 Sold by OnePlus Australia (Overseas Stock)

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One plus is entering Australian market with an open sale event starting today at 10 am with limited supply of oneplus 5 to test their product and supply chain. So, Order OnePlus 5 today starting at AUD 599 to get a free Sandstone case.

Please note:

We're selling the international version of the OnePlus 5 shipped from our Asia warehouse.

This means no GST / Tax Invoice, and an overseas charger.

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  • +2 votes

    How good is the OnePlus 5 really? I know the others were quite good for cheap, but $599 is approaching mid-range flagships now.. Does it live up to the price tag?

    Just notice the Sony Xperia XZ is also $599 - comparisons??

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      Reviews are pretty good from what I have read, but they are mostly from overseas reviewers and their prices for thr OP5 are cheaper.

    • +11 votes

      Compared to the XZ it has a CPU that's 1.5 genration newer and 2x more ram, rest of the specs are probably a toss up.

      Hardware aside, I think another main factor people are attracted to this is the stock experience… which sometimes regardless of hardware you just can't beat that buttery smooth user experience.

      For example I am using a S8… phone before this was an Onelus 3. Smoothness of the OP3 is better, with a much better fingerprint sensor. Of course S8 has its good camera, screen and waterproof… but user experience is much better on the Oneplus imo.

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        Bang for your buck wise, is it one of the best values still? Or is there another one you would recommend?

        • +16 votes

          Bang for your buck is very subjective… depends on budget and 'must haves' on your list. I had a Xiaomi Note 3 Pro for under $200 that's probably the best value ever (I even sold it 1 year later for $150)

          All things cosindered, for flagships of this or last gen, locally the HTC 10 at JB for $499 plus whatever you can get off gift cards is a great deal. Grey imports you could consider LG G6 at $470 on eBay when they're on sale… that's assuming no bootloop issues for this gen.

        • +1 vote

          @hweita: HTC 10 for $499 at a physical store before any discounts I can get!?! Wow that is an amazing price!!!
          Considering breaking my contract which has 2 or so months left just so I can buy this! Real fan of HTC Sense, so much better than BloatWiz :)

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          @pennypincher98: BloatWiz actually adds many great features that people actually use. Otherwise you need to go pay for apps and features. I mean you can't even get themes on stock, but samsung has it…. Stock is boring, empty, and featureless.

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          @OnlinePred: Yes, stock is boring and empty. But I'm not comparing it to stock :)
          HTC Sense gives you much more customisation and features IMHO.

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          @pennypincher98: Yes and then TouchWiz adds even more features and customisation.

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          @OnlinePred: your obviously a fan of Samsung and while I respect that, I disagree with your statement.

        • +1 vote

          @pennypincher98: It's okay, I come from all sides of android, currently using a Pixel XL, previously had a OP3/OP3T/Note7.

          And to disagree that Samsung adds more features and customisation, is just plain incorrect. Nothing to do with respect or anything, it's just wrong.

          An FYI, I am a fan of phones. I try many different phones, and enjoy some more than others through their experience.

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          @OnlinePred: different people look for different things in phones. I don't need an S this and S that personally. I swear soon there will be an S walk my dog lol

          I prefer customisation and personalisation, and no one does that better than HTC. It's the only android 'flavour' that you don't have to have things in their own little rows.

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          @pennypincher98: literally both Samsung and Sony do customisation better than HTC.

          Anyway all good you are a htc fan. HTC make great phones so enjoy!

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          @OnlinePred: HTC does make great phones, as do Samsung (despite several mishaps or poor decisions) and Sony, Google (even though someone else makes the phone), LG etc.

          However what sets HTC apart is it's freestyle layout in Sense 8.0 - as far as I am aware, there is no other customisation like this. True freedom to put items where you want without them being locked in a grid pattern. Correct me if I am wrong.

          True Samsung has more features, but HTC has more customisation.

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          @pennypincher98: no sorry mate like I said perhaps you haven't used a Samsung or Sony recently. 3 years ago Sony made a theme engine that can change the colour of most ui elements, apply icon packs, change layouts, change fonts, change colours etc etc. Samsung uses this too. HTC does not. HTC in comparison is severely limited as far as customisation goes in comparison to Sony and Samsung. And if you truly wanted customisation, you would be using Nova launcher anyway.

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          @OnlinePred: Sounds like you haven't used a HTC recently. I can change all that. I can make a theme based on the photos in my photo album in addition.

          I encourage you to google what Freestyle layout actually is before commenting further.

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          @pennypincher98: I had a HTC 10. Freestyle is just a like a themable launcher so is very limited to what it can do.

          If you don't know what substratum is, let alone what samsung or sony theme engine can do. The overlay theme manager can change the whole phone, from fonts, system colours, icons, home screen layout, system sounds, lock screen animations, statusbar icons, navbar style.

          http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/theme-service/
          https://www.androidcentral.com/many-many-ways-theming-your-s...

          Anyway, if you don't know what else is out there, you just don't know right.

          You can download the HTC Launcher on any android phone, and get the freestyle theming ability if you didn't know. You can do this as it's just a Launcher. You cannot get samsung or sony theme engine on htc as it's part of the ROM.

        • -2 votes

          @OnlinePred: Freestyle is just a themable launcher?? I am aware that you can get HTC launcher from any phone, and only Samsung and Sony on their phones.

          They advertise freestyle as you being able to move icons wherever you want - kind of like on a computer you can lock them into a grid or you can choose not to.
          Also - I have no interest changing most of that up there. It's just all gimmicky stuff.

          I personally prefer only changing the practical stuff and not worry about petty stuff such as fonts (which you can do, I haven't done though) and get rid of all this bloat ware.

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          @hweita: my Nexus 6P (Huawei) just went into bootloop after 1.5 years of ownership… newer knew about bootloop until now!! argghh.

      • +1 vote

        Stock is boring. I have an S8 atm and wouldn't go back to Stock. I need more features. Samsung skin isn't as cluttered as it used to be a few years back.

      • +6 votes

        OnePlus have one of the best custom ROM support.

        I'm running SultanXDA OnePlus One Nougat ROM. Everything works, including root and Android Pay. It's one of the first device to get official support from Lineage OS. Someone is already working on an early release of Oreo.

        The only thing I don't like about OnePlus devices is that they don't have expandable storage. My partner bought this OnePlus One from oversea reseller for around $450 when it first came out. For $599, you get local support and the latest generation technology.

        For people who only use their phone for call, social media and light gaming, I would recommend the Xiaomi Note 4X for round $200. Much more bang for your bucks.

        • -5 votes

          It does have expandable storage? It's called a USB TYPE C adapter with a 256GB SD card or TYPE C OTG adapter :D

          I have tested this myself, this phone can handle up to 3TB external USB and is compatible with USB keyboard/mouse etc. ROM support is fantastic on xdaforums, I'm running OOS with a custom kernel and Kali Nethunter. Although I've tried many ROMs, nothing was as fluid as xXx NoLimits and Resurrection Remix…

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          @koalafied: not the same at all. Hassle to carry. Easy to misplace. Ugly dongle hanging out permanently. Ruins the ergonomic etc etc.

      • +5 votes

        Axon 7 for $499 at JB Hi-Fi is also worth a look. Pretty good bang for buck. Even better if you can get JB vouchers for 7% off.

    • +5 votes

      Its a top end phone.

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        Thanks for that comparison - had no idea the OP5 was so big!!
        154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm (6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 in) - where has the pocket friendly era gone!
        5.5 inch screen.

        • +6 votes

          5.5" really isn't that big. I've been using LG G4 for the past two years and can't think of going back to anything smaller

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          I agree.

          These modern fondle-slab phones are too big for my pockets and hands.

          The old Sony Z3 compact was the ideal size with a 4.6" screen.

          Unfortunately Samsung has cancelled their S8 mini.

        • +4 votes

          I've never struggled to fit my Nexus 6P which has a 6.27 inch frame in my pockets…

          In fact, I think the screen is slightly too small at 5.7 inch. Would prefer a 6 inch screen wholeheartedly.

        • +2 votes

          @BradH13: you need a Samsung note 8

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          @BradH13: may I ask what you do on your phone?? Movies? I don't need to carry around an iPad mini as a phone because that's not what I use mine for.

          I have a 5 inch phone and while I definitely wouldn't go any smaller, I don't think I would go much bigger either..
          I have my 2-in-1 laptop for all my big screened adventures.

        • +1 vote

          @pennypincher98: Nah, couldn't think of anything worse than watching movies on a phone. Haha.

          Just the general social media, text, phone, camera and web browsing. I don't even play games on my phone.

          I just like a big screen so I have room to type fast and accurately, really. I also need to spreadsheet on the road every now and then and the big screen comes in handy. Eliminates needing to bring a tablet or laptop with me.

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          @BradH13: oh okay fair enough, I unfortunately need windows not android so I can't really take that shortcut..

          I can't stand watching anything on my phone either haha

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          @xiangtan:

          You are one lucky person if your LG G4 has lasted two years without boot looping, I had two (bought one and then had it replaced under warranty) and both of them boot-looped around the 12 month mark.

          (they wouldn't replace it a second time despite it being a known hardware issue).

        • +1 vote

          @psyclone1982: Yep. I certainly am. It hasn't skipped a bit since I got it, and it's got pretty much every feature I want (bar the finger printer scanner). No desire to upgrade any time soon.

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          @xiangtan: Your LG G4 has lasted 2 years without boot loop….go out and buy a Lotto ticket!

      • +1 vote

        I took this from your link…. benchmarks are way in favour of OP5….
        OP5 - Performance Basemark OS II: 4300 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3601
        Basemark X: 38844
        XPERIA XZ - Basemark OS II: 2273 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2151
        Basemark X: 29548

    • +1 vote

      Xperia XZ is Snapdragon 820, OnePlus 5 is 835. I believe 835 is about the best when it comes to mobile CPUs currently.

      To put it another way - it is indeed priced as a mid-tier, but it's top of the line hardware.

    • +1 vote

      The specs of this phone are more like the "Sony Xperia XZ Premium". It's got the SD835 processor which is currently the best mobile processor. This is a great price.

      Note that while SD835 is faster, you won't notice ANY lag in the interface/browsing when using an Xperia XZ (snapdragon 820).
      The Sony UI isn't bloated like a Samsung or anything like that. The build quality of the XZ is better.

    • +2 votes

      I have got an Oneplus 3 which is 2 models older then OP5 and I can comfortably tell you this is by far the best phone I have ever owned. I had many iPhones in the past which were pretty reliable but the price of an iPhone is near ridiculous then I moved on to a cheaper Android phone, tried Moto X Play and Nexus 5X and to be very honest I was very disappointed with the phone performance. A couple of people talked me into gettibg the Oneplus 3 and I did and I don't regret at all. The build quality is pretty good, the software is very stable and the price is very affordable, the only downside was the hassle to buy it from Gray importer and no Australian warranty but that problem right now goes away.

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      Far better than any sony phones

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      Camera is quite bad compared to S8/IP7 etc.

  • +1 vote

    This is great news I'll wait until the 6 as my op3 still kicking goals

  • +5 votes

    except it won't come with an Australian charger but a UK plug :(

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, if they're selling it in Australia it should come with an Australian plug. I assume it's just a standard USB charger socket on the phone, though? If so then most of us have probably got a half dozen of the things laying around the house anyway, so not a deal breaker.

    • +3 votes

      Buy the OPPO Vooc charger https://www.mobileciti.com.au/oppo-vooc-flash-charger-mini-w... it works for dash charging as OnePlus rebrands it as Dash Charging. I've got the OP3T :) Just make sure you use the Official OnePlus cable with it.

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      They said that this is a trial run to test Australian supply chain. If it all works, they will look at AU chargers.

  • +15 votes

    Interested. So sick of Samsung's prices now, and the other Android platform phones in Aus just don't cut it. Just bought a Mate 9 for the wifey and she loves it, so it looks like I'll be going Huawei, OnePlus or Xiaomi for my next phone.

    • +18 votes

      Spot on. When I buy an $500 imported Oneplus or Xiaomi I can afford to change phone every year for the next three years and enjoy three rounds of new bells and whistles. Whereas with the iPhone, S8 (at launch price) or S8 Note etc I have to keep it for 3 years. Not a difficult decision really.

      No phone is worth $1500 no matter how good it is. A phone is just a means to an end. Some people has more money than brains. Colleague of my wife paying off a Samsung and iPhone plan simultaneously. Yet she cannot afford a mortgage. Go figure.

      • +8 votes

        You know something.

      • -1 vote

        Colleague of my wife paying off a Samsung and iPhone plan simultaneously. Yet she cannot afford a mortgage. Go figure.

        This is my mums life lesson whenever we talk about doing it tough. She had just 1 pair of jeans and lived out of an esky when they got their mortgage in the 80s. These days kids expect the proverbial smashed avo AND a house. It's just not possible to live like that unless you have two solid incomes, and even then if you're renting good luck with the savings/avoiding mortgage insurance.

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          So true. No smashed avo for sure, nor cafe latte, when I was got my first mortgage. Home made sandwiches for ten years. And I won't even go into my mum's life lesson from the post WW2 generation.

          It is the age instant gratification. Want everything but not the need to work for these.

        • +6 votes

          @I know nothing:
          C'mon, let's not do the 'bash a whole generation' thing again. (Damn millennials!)
          Some of us (myself included) will have their house paid off in 7 years all going well, run an old Motorola, drive a cheap car, make my own lunch and don't buy coffee or smashed avo.

          I know people of my parent's generation that are worse with money than some 'millenials' I know.

          'entitled millenials' is a very, very cheap shot.

        • +11 votes

          These days kids expect the proverbial smashed avo AND a house.

          Let's say a smashed avo is $20 a week. (I don't think anyone is having cafe brunches every day, are they?)

          That's $1 040 a year.

          So, if you forgo your Sunday brunch for an entire year, you can now buy a house worth $6k more ($1k + borrow an extra $5k, based on an 80% LVR).

          Neglecting inflation, if you had forgone cafes for the past decade, your house purchasing power has increased by $62k. That's 5% of the Sydney median house price, or enough to move your purchase about a block closer to the shops/station/city. Not enough to get an extra bedroom, or a better suburb.

          So if it brings you some happiness, eat the damn toast I say.

        • +4 votes

          @abb: The key word (which was missed/ignored for the lol by the entirety of the Australian mass media months ago as well) was proverbial mate. It's the smashed avo lifestyle that is not sustainable if you want a mortgage and don't have a combined household income of $120k+

        • +11 votes

          @imnotarobot: Exactly. Look at the facts, rather than opinons - the actual stats: https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2016/oct/18...
          Scroll to the graph, and click "food", "alcohol" and "housing". The reason is NOT because younger people spend more on cafes or getting drunk… because actually the old generations spent FAR more of their income. The problem is that housing has become more expensive.

          So if you want to generalize, it's very simple: The reason millennials can't afford housing is because housing costs much more now, and millennials spend LESS of their income than previous generations on eating and drinking out.

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          @Putnum: Fair enough. My point is better to enjoy some lifestyle than live in misery, if your household income is under 120k in Sydney you'll probably never catch up to house prices anyway! Unless you get a good deal from the proverbial bank of mum and dad ;)

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          @abb: > the proverbial bank of mum and dad

          Always helps mate ;)

        • +1 vote

          @nickj: Excellent work, nickj. One set of graphs completely destroys the argument of Putnum.

        • +4 votes

          @abb: a $500k house is going to take two teachers 10 years to pay it off at $800 per week with a $100,000, 20% minimum deposit … it can be done.. but you'll be living off rice and pasta and maybe a $10 chicken snitty down at the pub once a week you'll be driving a 99 honda civic or a 02 Excel .. can be done.. but you could be dead in 9 years with all that's happening around us.. im going with the Toast (Y)

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          @MADBONE89: or somewhere in between

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          Why do you think we're on OzBargain? ;) I smash my own avo at home so I can get a mortgage….win win I say!

    • +1 vote

      huawei warranty is a nightmare. avoid i reckon

    • +1 vote

      I has a Huawei Nexus 6P from virgin mobile conk out after a month, and Huawei said it was owner damage. Never dropped or abused. Definitely no external physical damage to speak off,cased and glassed.

      Had to go to Ombudsman for Virgin to honor warranty as they were left out in the cold by Huawei

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    No cashback?

  • +5 votes

    im confused… they're doing a soft' aus launch and they dont have aus charging bricks? wtf?? why get this over cheaper greys…?

    • +1 vote

      Supposedly 2 year official warranty plus the free case… how much that is worth is up to the buyer.

      If you are travelling you can also get GST back which gets you to about grey prices.

      • +1 vote

        Not sure if this will have GST. Honestly I doubt it

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          totally agree. I doubt this will have an AU tax invoice with GST. As I mentioned on another thread, it would be illegal for them to sell this product locally as the plug is not AU/NZ standards compliant. So most likely grey stock with local warranty (similar to how Kogan sells the OP5).

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          @cheapbloke: that's exactly how it is.

  • +2 votes

    I have been using oneplus 3t,128 gigs and I totally love it. Camera could be little better but otherwise this is a rally nice phone.

    One thing I really hate about this phone though is the ringer button on the side like an iPhone. So cannot schedule/program quite hours without sliding this button up or down. I wish they get rid of this hardware switch in next version.

    • +4 votes

      A lot of people including me are considering that feature as a plus that no other Android phones has, so I dont think they will take it away.

    • +1 vote

      Some folks on XDA has managed to port the camera app on the Pixel to several other phones. Really makes the photos on my 3T quite a bit nicer with the HDR+.

  • +1 vote

    I will be buying one. Hope this will come with genuine charger.

    • +1 vote

      It has a UK charger, clearly mentioned on the page.

      Please note that the OnePlus 5 comes with a UK Type G plug charger

  1. I know nothing on 29/08/2017 - 09:03
  2. hweita on 29/08/2017 - 08:34
  3. Putnum on 29/08/2017 - 08:44
  4. aja12 on 29/08/2017 - 09:39
  5. hweita on 29/08/2017 - 08:23