The OnePlus 5 is a great-value big-on-specs phone that rivals the
iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8, but its smallest hardware
feature is my personal highlight. It has a mute switch on the side
of the phone, allowing me to instantly silence notifications
without ever having to look for an on-screen Do Not Disturb icon.
Yes, a physical mute switch has me excited.
OnePlus calls it the ‘Alert Slider’, and it’s a three-step toggle
between ring, do not disturb and completely silent. It’s something
that should be on every Android phone, but somehow it’s a rare
feature that seems almost exclusive to OnePlus 5 among today’s