Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone.
I’m basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It’s what we praise as “beautiful fit-and-finish” with great “feel in hand.” Every. Single. Time. And we’re not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you’re a real special case — we will [...]
Startups make a habit of raising hell in their respective industries because not only do they are out to “fix” said industries, but they have to differentiate and provide better services than the old guard does. OnePlus told us that we should “Never Settle,” that we should “Shatter the Past” and that ladies (worth ogling over) come first, but “no nudity please.”
Taking the company’s word at face value has been hard in its infancy, especially because everyone’s working off of their own definitions of [...]
There’s some other forward movement today from OnePlus as earlier on we found out about some mysterious hardware. Thus, now the software comes around. We come to OnePlus’s rolling OS of its own creation, OxygenOS. While the company had to kick into overdrive to get the interface up and running, the sailing so far has been over calmer seas.
Well, the churn’s stirred up with the recent OTA push to version 2.1 of OxygenOS. The slew of new features bundled into the update include a manual mode for the native camera app and RAW capture support for third-party camera [...]
And the opinion rounds have come full circle. We praised OnePlus for beginning to wear the big pants now after the OnePlus 2, an underdog that has hopes of clawing its way to the top. And when the big reveal came undone … whiplash. No NFC, no wireless charging, no Quick Charge 2.0 and furthermore, nothing special. We’re at that point in the sub-$400 smartphone bin where consumers are demanding panache for their cash.
The LG G4 is wafting down after only a month on the market. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is making treads to Cheaperville. Any manufacturer with good sense to [...]