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    We're eating our hats. We bet the house on OnePlus's whole "V2" reveal today to be on another version of the OnePlus Icons. Turns out that those classy little things won't get replaced anytime soon. Instead, we'll have to think standard. Or re-think what comes standard. The OnePlus Bullets (V2) are replacing the $15 Silver Bullets that are out of stock in its store right now. We could presume that these new "Best Buds for Life" will take the same or similar price point, but with these promo points, who knows where the startup will go... German audio firm LOFO helped OnePlus make these ...

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    With the uneven releases of OxygenOS that have disproportionately impacted the populations using the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 2 and especially the OnePlus X, it's important that updates not constantly introduce new problems while keeping some of the old ones. What's the treatment? It's a community build of OxygenOS 3.5 for the OnePlus 3. The company wants to draw blame away from itself and put it on the fact that its guinea pigs are just testing things out. There are higher expectations for bugs, stops, confusing bits and more when updates are delivered in this fashion — expectations ...

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    OnePlus has been known to sell some miscellany at its will. Yep, even an iPhone case or two. But its main side business (a somewhat ironic term) has been selling earbuds. Sure, there's the generic "Silver Bullets" stuff you can get from almost anywhere, but then there's the OnePlus Icons. They're tagged at $50, have 11mm dynamic drivers touted to bring rich sound and a unique asymmetric design. But they're getting a little old at this point, so we suspect that a "V2" is going to be in place on August 25. Take a look at this cheesy YouTube teaser and see what you think. Okay, OnePlus, just ...

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    The torment of at least a few adventurous OnePlus X users is finally coming to an end, as the latest Android iteration (technically, Nougat isn't out yet) can be manually flashed at your own risk. Granted, we expected more from OnePlus, sooner and faster, with the upper mid-range 5-incher commercially launched last November, and clearly capable of running Marshmallow no problem, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and all. Instead of a timely over-the-air software update to a new and silky smooth OS, the X is receiving a fairly tardy first community build of OxygenOS 3.1. That’s the ...

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    While a year arguably makes a world of difference when it comes to smartphone upgrades, and the OnePlus 3 revises its predecessor’s already impressive internals and attractive design, objectively improving them both and yet keeping the price bar relatively low, you can still appreciate the OnePlus 2 on its enduring strengths. Especially now that the 2015-released “flagship killer” finally runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, setting you back for a limited time an extremely palatable $239.99 on eBay. Top-rated seller cell-force promises to keep the unprecedented deal going for 30 more hours ...

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    OxygenOS 3.2.4 is on the way out over the air this weekend. The update is supposed to fix an auto-reboot bug, improve call quality and go after some nitpicky issues. What users are actually getting, as with previous updates, are more problems. Many are asking for updates to the OnePlus 2 as they feel that device has been neglected by the software team. It's possible that with some major holes to patch, the 2 and the X get pushed to the back of the queue. Others are complaining that even their OnePlus 3 phones didn't get the 3.2.3 or the 3.2.2 update. GPS issues aren't a headline issue and ...

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    Samsung may have conveniently left out the ultimate heavyweight contender to Galaxy S7’s battery life crown when pitting its non-S Pen-supporting flagship against such beasts (and power hogs) as the iPhone 6s, HTC 10, LG G5, and Huawei P9. But knowing full well the strengths of its (relatively) affordable hero device, OnePlus goes for the king’s jugular, refusing to be ignored, with Dash Charge technology apparently running circles around Adaptive Fast Charging. Marketing mumbo jumbo aside, you need to keep in mind the aforementioned monikers are how OnePlus and Samsung refer to their ...

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    In a market already dominated by low-cost smartphone brands, where Apple continues to foolishly pursue profits rather than sales volumes, you don’t see a retailer like Amazon slash prices on Android handhelds quite as often as stateside. But from today through Wednesday, August 10, India-based mobile consumers looking for the best doorbuster deals can get popular OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, YU, Motorola, HTC and Honor models even cheaper than usual. Granted, the discounts may not sound massive to American ears, generally ranging from 10 to 50 percent. What we can’t stress enough is the ...

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    The OnePlus 3 is definitely a phone that should be on your radar for 2016. An awesome all-around performer. It will definitely not disappoint, and, if you factor in the price tag, which is, in many cases, lower than competitors' flagships, you've got yourselves a recipe for success (satisfaction). Like most reviewers out there (and early adopters), we had to settle for the Graphite version; ...and then sales for the Soft Gold OnePlus 3 started at the end of the month, and it's been sold out ever since. Whether you choose the Graphite or Soft Gold OnePlus 3 color option is really up to ...

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    Ahh, the press and the people they cover. My, my, the relationships we have, the bonds we form. So, let's start off with talking about the competition — because that's where the story begins. PhoneArena spotted a freak benchmark showing off a 4.6-inch phone and no name. It had a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, the works. And since the diagnostics came out of GFXBench, which has a tendency to show more traditional manufacturers' products than anything else, it was figured that this thing was a OnePlus 3 Mini. The company would seem game for that kind of challenge. Pretty ...

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    OnePlus has once again found itself in a bind regarding its inventories. This comes as the startup continues to sell the OnePlus 3 smartphone without an invitation queue. CEO Carl Pei wrote in a forum post that the company will have to stop sales of the OnePlus 3 in 25 territories. They are mostly in Europe, where demand has been even higher than expected for OnePlus's "fastest selling device we've ever made." Shipment dates for all customers have been lengthening to as far as two weeks from purchase since sales began in June. Meantime, sales of the OnePlus 3 in China have only just begun ...

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    If you think OnePlus got OxygenOS all wrong for the OnePlus 3, the company wasn't against you changing things up with a different ROM. Thing was, you had to trade out some major fast charging with that choice — it's a feature heavily promoted at the launch of the device. Well, after OnePlus promised to give developers the kernels that make its Dash Charge technology possible, it has delivered the goods on GitHub. Directories should be resynced if already downloaded. Changes have been made to: android_vendor_qcom_thulium android_vendor_oneplus_oneplus3 android_kernel_oneplus_msm8996 ...

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    United States customers will get first dibs on a new variant of the OnePlus 3 that's been teased for quite some time. The Soft Gold version will be available at OnePlus's site in "limited" supply at the same price as the regular Graphite color: $399 in the US. Sales will start at noon Eastern or 9am Pacific tomorrow, July 26. Global sales will be available through OnePlus's Canadian, European and Hong Kong sites on August 1 at 10am GMT. That's 3am in Vancouver, 6am in Toronto, 11am in London and 6pm in Hong Kong. India will get a launch date for the Soft Gold variant soon. Side note: ...

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    The Soft Gold version of the OnePlus 3 wasn't available at launch. It still isn't. But we're still waiting. And waiting. But the Chinese don't have to wait as long. Well, at least one Chinese person on Weibo. OnePlus played its audience by saying it would be randomly giving away a fresh Soft Gold OnePlus 3 to a random, praising commenter. Well, it's been a couple of days, so that winning person probably got a box by now. When we could expect to pay $399 for one, that's yet to be determined. Anyone seeing red, here? Source: Weibo Via: PhoneDog

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    Comparisons at a specific budget are a lot of fun. Say we set the cap at $400, and see what options we have to buy various gadgets. Which manufacturer might offer the most amount of phone for that price. Even sliding the price $50 in either direction can greatly influence things like build quality, or a specific feature like display, audio, or camera performance. We find ourselves in interesting territory here, producing a Moto G4 Plus vs OnePlus 3 video, given that the top of the line Moto is $100 less than the OnePlus 3. That's quite a bit of gadget ground to cover, yet this was still ...

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    There's a little nuance involved with this video review of the Loop VR headset. This unit was offered up by OnePlus as a promotion for the launch of the OnePlus 3, and the manufacturer created a savvy little VR tour of the phone for people to interact with. The headset we're looking at, though using fairly high quality build materials, really wasn't designed for much more than that initial product launch. Still, we've received numerous requests from people wondering if this would be a good compliment to their OnePlus 3 phones. If you had a Samsung, you'd want to use a Gear VR right? Well ...

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    Want to know what's hot? The sun. Fire. Takes. Hot takes. What else seems to be hot for the Chinese developers behind benchmarking app AnTuTu are smartphones and plenty of them. So, the team over there has decided to compile a list of the ten most popular smartphones benchmarked on its app in the first half of the year. Here's the big view for some major geographies: [table] Popularity,Global,China,Korea,US 1,Samsung Galaxy Note 5,Redmi Note 3,Galaxy Note 5,Galaxy Note 5 2,Galaxy S6,Galaxy S7,LG G3 Pro,Galaxy Note 4 3,Galaxy S6 edge,LeEco 2,Galaxy S6,Nexus 6P 4,Galaxy S7,Xiaomi 4C,LG ...

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    OnePlus is giving the update process another go for its latest flagship. The last update for the OnePlus 3, which brought OxygenOS 3.2, had some major issues like notifications not triggering until you open the corresponding app and having the screen turn on in your pocket — leading to "pocket drain."  That update was held back shortly after release. Today, it's been replaced with an update to version 3.2.1. Once again, we see sRGB display mode, better RAM management, updated icon packs and big fixes to dual SIM support and those darn notifications. All that, among other things. The OTA ...

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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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    A new day, a new series of headlines made by the always controversial Chinese device manufacturer OnePlus… for all the wrong reasons. But while early OP3 adopters are still waiting to hear why their important incremental software update was halted, and when might the rollout restart, we have relatively good news to report on the X availability front already. As we suspected, and hoped with every bone in our bodies, the 8-month-old mid-range Android isn’t done for yet, despite being deemed unworthy of a sequel. “Over the next few months”, you should be able to order and actually ...

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    Deciding to focus on a single “true flagship family” of Android smartphones, and therefore putting the kibosh on prospective sequels for the mid-range OnePlus X, is one thing, and might actually feel like a sound business practice from a certain standpoint. Pulling the plug on the $200 Snapdragon 801 5-incher just eight months after its commercial debut with no warning or explanation however is a whole different kettle of fish, and trying to justify such a rushed, illogical call will cause you major headaches. Granted, we’re yet to receive official confirmation of the apparent ...

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    This is shaping up to be a particularly bad day for OnePlus fans, especially those based in the UK who are considering a 3 purchase but can’t procure the necessary funds before July 11. Meanwhile, existing owners of the inexpensive 6GB RAM powerhouse continue to be plagued by various software issues. Previously reported ones, as well as display color calibration and RAM management qualms, were supposed to become a thing of the past with the rollout of a “high quality” OxygenOS 3.2.0 update. Unfortunately, this may have been rushed out the door, and instead of fixing everything, it ...

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    Well, you had your warning, and all the time in the world to purchase the controversial but undoubtedly compelling OnePlus 3 smartphone at its launch price of £309 on British shores. You even get six more days to act on the deal of a lifetime, July 11 officially seeing the Brexit decision impact the appeal of one of the most affordable flagship Android devices out and about. Fret not, though, as the Pound isn’t dropping as steeply as predicted by certain financial analysts and “experts”, so right now, OnePlus feels confident it can keep its “extremely thin margins” intact with a ...

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    The OnePlus 3 is by no means a perfect phone or the world’s best, and expecting it to be flawless was always an insanely tall order, given the $400 MSRP. An over-the-air software update obviously can’t fix “everything” wrong with the first no-invite-needed OnePlus device, though it’s sure going to try. In no more than 48 hours, OP3 owners should receive their highly sought-after incremental bump to OxygenOS 3.2.0. This is obviously still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as well as “absolutely valuable input” from the community, aiming to improve RAM management and GPS ...

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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

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