Are there any catches?
A few. Fortunately, nothing too insurmountable.
The OnePlus 5 won’t ship with an Australian power cable. Out of the box, it’ll come with a a UK Type G plug charger. You’ll have to source an adapter yourself.
In addition, while the company will be offering after sales services such as repair and replacement for phones bought during the Soft Launch, they say this will take longer than they typically do in other countries.
Should I buy it?
Overseas, the OnePlus 5 has reviewed quite favorably.
The Verge’s Vlad Savov praised the ergonomics, aesthetics and performance of the handset but fell short of greatness when it came to its camera. “For OnePlus to stand out without its disruptive pricing, it needed to deliver something truly unique with its new camera system,” he wrote in his review.
Engadget’s Chris Valazco was similarly impressed, claiming that the device sees OnePlus make “the leap from good to great”. According to him, “anyone looking for a high-powered smartphone should have the OnePlus 5 on her shortlist.”
Expect to have our own review live on the site within the coming weeks.