OnePlus 5T review, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition – With the release of much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi upon us, OnePlus has announced the launch of a Star Wars-branded limited edition of the OnePlus 5T.
The latest episode of the epic space opera film series is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and releases on December 15. Interestingly, last year, SoftBank unveiled two Sharp phones in Japan with Star Wars theme (one for the light side, and other for the dark side) around the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Interestingly, for this launch, OnePlus changed its tagline from ‘Never Settle’ to ‘Strong Enough To Rule The Galaxy’ which aligns just fine with the inter-galactic theme of the movie, and is also an obvious dig at the Samsung Galaxy series.
OnePlus hasn’t really altered the design language we’ve seen on the OnePlus 5T but has introduced subtle changes to commemorate the Star Wars franchise. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is clad in white like a Stormtrooper with black accents on the lock button and volume rocker. The alert slider stands out with a unique red finish. At the back, there’s the Star Wars logo emblazoned in red, matching that button.
The Star Wars edition’s phone design has been inspired by the planet Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Crait is a white mineral planet with red sediment under the surface, which explains the red alert slider.
Well, apart from the cosmetic changes in the design, the Star Wars Limited Edition is a OnePlus 5T at heart. It’s got the same internals as the higher spec’d OnePlus 5T (8 GB + 128 GB), but that isn’t a bad thing. Star Wars or not, the OnePlus 5T is a solid smartphone and has a well-rounded appeal for a broad audience.
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOS
- Display: 6.01-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) AMOLED | 401 ppi | 18:9 aspect ratio | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm | Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: 128 GB
- Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | 1.12 µm | f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP IMX 376K sensor | 1.0 µm | f/1.7 aperture
- Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 µm, f/2.0 aperture
- Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
- Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 162 g
Again, like the 5T, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS on top. Android Oreo out of the box would’ve been a nice highlight of the smartphone, but alas!
But of course, there’s enough Star Wars for you. There are ten limited-edition wallpapers and an exclusive red, black, and white Star Wars theme. It’s pretty neat, actually.
In The Box
The limited-edition smartphone comes in special packaging, too. There’s a nicely designed Star Wars-themed box which includes the OnePlus 5T, a Dash charger, and the OnePlus signature red USB Type-C cable.
There’s also a special Kylo Ren phone case which comes bundled with the device. It looks like a strong bumper that can take a fall easily, but is also big and adds quite an extra bit to the size of the phone – both in width and thickness.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is a sleek tie-in for the movie. Star Wars is a massively popular franchise, especially amongst the geeks, and the launch around the movie release will give it quite a buzz.
Priced at ₹38,999 ($607) and with only a 1,000 rupees premium over the regular variant (with a case included), fans of Star Wars (well, who isn’t?) who’ve been eying a mid-range flagship smartphone should definitely be interested. OnePlus 5T packs a punch, and the force is strong with this one.
The limited-edition smartphone though is exclusive to India (along with select European countries including Finland, Sweden, and Denmark), which would annoy a lot of Star Wars fans in countries far, far away. A couple of weeks ago too, OnePlus launched a lava red color variant of the OnePlus 5T in China, while other countries were snubbed.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will be available starting December 15 exclusively on Amazon.in with some exclusive launch offers, apart from the official OnePlus brand store – oneplusstore.in.
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