A research done last year revealed that some smartphone manufacturers (including OnePlus) cheat on benchmarking apps to get higher scores, OnePlus 5 is accused of this as well. but real life tests are showing that the phone is, in fact, faster than other flagship smartphones in the market.
Well-known YouTuber Jeremy Ortega recently posted a test video on the site where he compared OnePlus 5 with other smartphones on the market running Snapdragon 835 SoC. In the test, Jeremy launched 20 apps on all three smartphones, one after another. In the first round speed test of internal storage was done while the second round of launching the app was done to see how phones do on handling running apps and multitasking.
OnePlus 5 was easily faster than both other smartphones in the test. While HTC U11 and Galaxy S8 took 2.02 and 2.19 minutes respectively, OnePlus 5 was able to load all apps in just under 1.53 minutes.
While OnePlus 5 does not have other premium features of other flagships, the phone packs 8GB of RAM and it also has considerably faster storage.
OnePlus 3T was also a very fast phone compared to competitors at that time, Xiaomi is planning to launch Mi 6 Plus soon, so it will be interesting to see how it compares with the OnePlus 5.