10 Best OnePlus 5 Android Oreo Features


OnePlus 5 has finally received the Android Oreo 8.0 update. The Android Oreo update is based on the OxygenOS 5.0 and weighs around 1587MB. It brings a lot of good features to OnePlus 5, however, face unlock is not one of them at the moment. But, Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus has announced that OnePlus 5 will soon get the face unlock feature present on OnePlus 5T.

Without any further ado, let’s dive into the OnePlus 5 Android Oreo features.

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo features

1. Redesigned gallery

Android Oreo for OnePlus 5 redesigns the gallery and brings bottom navigation bar. Earlier, you had two options “Photos” and “Collections” that were present at the top. The Photos and Collections tabs have now moved to the bottom. These tabs contain icons as well as text labels.

In addition to that, the new update also adds a new tab that goes by the name Places. As is obvious, Places shows the photos on Map at the location that they were taken. In a nutshell, the gallery app now has three tabs – Photos, Collection, and Places present at the bottom.

2. Redesigned camera

Android Oreo update for OnePlus 5 also redesigns the camera app. The significant change that you will notice when you open the new camera app is the descriptive text for Video, Photos and Portrait mode. Previously, the dots indicated the camera modes. Now, OnePlus has made it easy to identify the camera modes.

Moreover, the Settings have been moved to the bottom. You need to swipe up from the bottom to open the settings or modes. Plus, you also get beauty effect mode in the Portrait mode. To locate it, open camera app, navigate to the Portrait mode and tap the Beauty icon present at bottom right corner in Portrait mode.

3. Shot on OnePlus

Further, the Android Oreo for OnePlus also brings Shot on the OnePlus feature. You will find it in the sharing mode. To use it, open the Gallery app, tap the photo and hit the share icon located at the bottom left corner. Select Shot on OnePlus from the menu.

4. History feature for Calculator

The update also brings the much-needed history feature for Calculator. If you want to see your previous calculations, just swipe down on the calculator and you will see your past calculations in the Calculator history.

5. Parallel apps

Parallel apps feature lets you run two instances of the same app on your OnePlus 5. You don’t have to download any third party app to use this feature. The feature comes pre-loaded with Android Oreo for OnePlus 5.

To use it, open Settings, go to apps and tap Parallel apps. All the supported apps will be listed here. Tap the app that you want to enable. Go back to the launcher and you will see two icons for the same app. With the help of this feature, you can log in with two different numbers, accounts on the same OnePlus.

6. New design for Quick Settings and lift up design

Android Oreo for OnePlus 5 also brings new design for Quick Settings. The icons are now white instead of blue. In addition to that, the design of lift up display for ambient services has also changed. It is now present on the left side.

7. Picture-in-picture mode

Android Oreo also brings Picture in picture mode for OnePlus 5. This mode decreases the size of video or maps and lets you do other work while watching a video or checking directions on the Maps. Currently, it only works with Chrome, Google Maps, and YouTube Red.

8. Notification dots

If you have been using third-party apps for notification dots, it’s time to bid them goodbye, as Oreo brings notification dots for OnePlus 5. When you get a new notification, a small dot or bubble will be visible on the app icon to inform you about the new notifications.

9. Auto-fill for apps

Similar to the auto-fill password available on the Google Chrome, Oreo brings the same feature to apps.

10. Smart text selection

Another useful feature that Oreo update brings is the smart text selection. Suppose you select a number or an address on your OnePlus 5, the smart text selection option will offer you to open the selected text with the appropriate app. For instance, if you copy a phone number, you will have Phone app listed under selection options.

The Android Oreo update also brings optimizations for Wi-Fi and Battery saver mode.