Following the official unveiling on June 20, OnePlus 5 made it to Kenya a few weeks later thanks to Avechi, an online retailer that ships to all East African countries.
At the time, the base model, which carries 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, was available at Ksh 58,999 while the high-end variant, which has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, was selling at Ksh 69,999. However, Avechi has discounted the two variants as at the time of this writing.
Where the base model is now available for Ksh 56,499, the high-end variant can be yours at Ksh 68,499. This means that the former leaves you with Ksh 2,500 compared to the original price and the latter saves you Ksh 1,500. Despite the changes in prices, the OnePlus 5 phone you get remains unchanged.
This means you still have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and has a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Both variants are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and for the software, you get Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, with an update to Android 8.0 O expected to come later this year.
OnePlus 5 has a pair of lenses on the back, with the primary shooter featuring a 16MP lens with f/1.7 aperture, EIS, PDAF while the second lens has an aperture of f/2.6 and supports up to 1.6x optical zooming. You also get a dual-tone LED flash and support for 4K video recording. As for the front, you get a 16MP selfie lens with an aperture of f/2.0, EIS, auto-HDR and supports 1080p video recording.
The battery on board is decent at 3300mAh and comes with support for fast charging via a USB-C port. You can have the phone in either Midnight Black or Slate Gray colors, but the former is limited to the high-end 8GB RAM variant.