OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5 Updated to Android 8.1 With OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA Update

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OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5 Updated to Android 8.1 With OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA Update
Highlights
  • The update brings the latest April security patch
  • It also adds other gaming and launcher features
  • Size of the update is approximately 766MB

OnePlus on Sunday announced that it is rolling out the latest OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. This update will bring Android 8.1 Oreo to both smartphones. Changelog of the OxygenOS update includes system updates such as the latest security patch and support for full screen gestures, and certain other gaming and launcher-focused additions to the software. Size of the OTA file is said to be around 766MB.

As per a forum post, an OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update has been released for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that brings the latest April Android security patch on both handsets. Along with this, it brings support for the latest full-screen gestures (like the ones on iPhone X) albeit only on the OnePlus 5T. Gesture support was first added with OxygenOS Open Beta 3. Apart from these system updates, the changelog also suggests the addition of newer optimisations in gaming mode, including pausing adaptive brightness and power saving. Gaming mode also adds network boost that includes network priority for gaming apps in the foreground.

The Android 8.1-based OTA update adds category tags in the search section of the launcher's app drawer and automatically names folders based on category. OnePlus' bug report forum can be used to submit feedback and report bugs in the latest update.

"As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days," says Manu J, Staff Member, Beta Program and Developer Relations, OnePlus in the forum post.

Back in February, both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T had been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo with the OxygenOS 5.0.2 update. This OTA download brought features such as UI facelifts, CPU patches, and various updates to pre-loaded apps to the handsets.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Ergonomic and light
  • Good primary camera
  • Very good system and app performance
  • Fast charging works very well
  • Handy software features
  • Bad
  • Uninspiring design
  • Weak sunlight legibility
  • Dual camera setup feels half-baked
  • No stabilisation at 4K
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Large, bright and clear screen
  • Great battery life
  • Useful software features
  • Very good performance
  • Bad
  • Photo quality in daylight could be better
  • No weatherproofing or wireless charging
  • Android 8.0 update will take months
Display 6.01-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels
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