By Admin - October 07, 2017 10:49 pm 0 628 0
OnePlus 5 gaming-specific features
While Samsung incorporated options to tweak with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ performance with a Game Mode, Game Launcher, and choices of resolution, the OnePlus 5 takes a more minimalist approach to the proceedings. OnePlus 5 has just two gaming-specific features exist: Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode and Dash Charge While Gaming. The former lets users select games to add to a Do Not Disturb list. This, as the name suggests, turns off notifications and other interruptions like accidentally pressing hardware keys, ensuring complete immersion. As for the latter, it lets the OnePlus 5 charge while playing games as fast as it would if it wasn’t. This isn’t just for gaming though: video streaming or GPS usage won’t impact charging either.
OnePlus 5 gaming performance
As you’d expect, we checked out a host of graphically demanding titles. We started off with Asphalt 8 and were treated to lush visuals and gorgeous weather effects as well as detailed car models. Everything looked fantastic on the OnePlus 5 for the most part, but we noticed that underneath the spectacle of god rays and lashing rain that made up Asphalt 8’s Iceland and Tokyo levels, the frame rate was less than satisfactory. There was a perceptible amount of slowdown that made it far from optimal.
Dropping down the image quality to Medium rectified this. We hope that an update from Gameloft fixes this issue since the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ delivered smoother gameplay with less RAM and a comparable SoC, and the OnePlus 3T with last year’s internals and 6GB RAM was running the game just fine.
Things looked better in Breakneck, a futuristic racer in the mold of the Wipeout series of PlayStation games. Not only does it look fantastic on the OnePlus 5, the performance held up even in the busiest of segments with enemies and effects galore. We had a similar experience with Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. This shooter, based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, looked good and played just as well despite high-resolution textures and large numbers of enemies onscreen, making killing orcs and giant robots a smooth spectacle.
The lag-free gameplay extended to Vainglory - the mobile equivalent to Dota 2. Visuals looked great while the frame rate was consistent. Our only grouse was the pre-applied scratch guard on the OnePlus 5 resulted in finer taps not being recognized, forcing us to tap harder than we’d like, before removing it altogether.
Why the OnePlus 5 Is the Best Phone for Gaming
For the most part, the OnePlus 5 seems to be more than a solid choice for gaming on the go. First, let's talk displays — it's rocking a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel. While there are sharper displays out there, games rarely render at higher resolutions than 1080p, so you don't have to worry about the down-sampling or extra battery drain that might come with a 1440p screen. Plus, this screen is bright, detailed, and beautiful.
OnePlus built with the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC processor, which includes an octa-core CPU with max clock speeds of 2.45 GHz, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU. It has 8 GB of RAM to create a buttery-smooth gaming experience for the player. You can play any game on OnePlus 5 like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5 and it will handle things smoothly without a hint of lag.
A max internal storage of 128 GB means you'll have trouble filling your phone to the brim with games, and a 3,300 mAh battery means you'll be playing those games all day. Aside from just specs, real-world battery life is absolutely stellar and also it comes with Dash Charge which will charge your phone very quickly.
The company also leaves the OS alone — this thing's running stock Android, baby. There are no bloatware or OEM skins to get in the way of your gaming experience. Download all the Android games and emulators you want — OnePlus won't be getting in the way.
OnePlus knows its phone is great for games since it includes a game mode specifically designed to mute notifications and disables soft keys. Those soft keys can get in the way while playing — one touch can send you to the home screen, ruining your gaming flow — so we're glad OnePlus found an elegant solution for this.
If you're looking for a phone to satisfy your mobile gaming needs then OnePlus 5 is made for you. Just grab it and enjoy the best gaming experience.