Posts tagged with: OnePlus
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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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    Color is the spice of our visual lives. We've talked about spacing out in pure blackness and swimming deep to find a blue hue of the corals. Some manufacturers have gotten red down pretty nicely. No, not Rose Gold, red. That OnePlus 3 in red that you've been fawning over? That the Chinese have been fawning over? That OnePlus actually listed for a hot second before retracting the option? Nope. Gone. Not happening. That sentiment was passed on from the company to GSMArena and it leaves us only the Graphite and Soft Gold colors available. Hey, Motorola's still trying for all the colors. ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (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] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    Currency markets have taken their hardest gyrations in a long time thanks to the United Kingdom's voting public expressing their desire to leave the European Union. The Pound Sterling has taken an 8 percent fall against the Dollar in the past few days, leading it to lows we haven't seen since the mid-1980's. The so-called Brexit vote has smartphone manufacturers worried, especially those with headquarters from London to Manchester. Maybe a move to Belfast, Glasgow or Ireland may be in order. But the buying Briton will be the most impacted for the time being and OnePlus is calling in to ...

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    Let's have a little fun with this one. We've produced numerous comparison videos, and talking about mid-range devices is increasingly popular territory for folks looking for solid performance without having to break the bank or lease their handset through a carrier. We're watching manufacturers pack increasingly powerful hardware into devices at lower and lower price tiers. If we had a budget of $400, what phones might be available to sway us away from more expensive mobile options? We're staging a showdown between the newly released OnePlus 3 vs iPhone SE vs Nexus 5X in a budget battle ...

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    This is an odd stunt, even for OnePlus, a company that once encouraged its fans to smash their perfectly functional old phones for a chance to receive a new and better one. It also makes us wonder whether co-founder Carl Pei might actually still be gauging interest in a prospective OnePlus smartwatch. Sure, Pei is adamant the wearable device “could have been but never will be”, following a decision taken in 2015 to cancel it over fears of losing smartphone focus and not being able to stand out in a “cruel”, crowded, challenging market where so few OEMs can turn a profit at the ...

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    When we produced our full review of the OnePlus 3, we decided to focus more on price than on comparing it against more expensive flagships. OnePlus still maintains the "Never Settle" branding, but the company's PR has walked away from some of the bolder "flagship killer" comments of the past. Still, we received NUMEROUS comments from viewers and readers wondering how the OP3 might fare against more expensive options. A showdown was in order. In picking which phone to compare, we decided to stay in the Android ecosystem, and opted for the most popular handset of the first half of 2016. If ...

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    OnePlus and controversy go hand in hand, so even as the budding device manufacturer got rid of the invite system, its first metal unibody product sparked red-hot debate across the interwebs. Some devoted fans of previous OnePlus flagships lamented the move from sandstone to aluminum, while others thought the OP3 looked too similar to a handful of rivals. Then there was the highly publicized RAM management issue, as well as concerns over a display deemed mediocre by our master reviewer Juan Carlos Bagnell. Still, at the end of the day, and even assuming an update didn’t fix everything ...

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    The general wisdom on consumer electronics is that you shouldn't buy the first generation of a product. Bug fixes, refinements, or price drops, it might be safer to wait for a second generation gadget, but honestly, we consumers really don’t seem to start taking a company seriously until we’ve seen them in the market for three product releases. This is a big year for OnePlus. Not only reaching a third smartphone, but also growing up and dumping the invite purchasing system used in the past. Any review of this phone can take one of two courses. We can focus on the performance of this ...

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    OnePlus isn't going to let itself be victim to the OnePlus 3 haterade be it for the PenTile display, the weird color gamut it has or for the RAM management. People have escalated the issues to the point where the company feels compelled to address them and fast. So it shall with its first OTA update that will bring OxygenOS 3.1.4 to the table as well as an sRGB mode that sticks to more accurate color representation. RAM management will be more forgiving, supposedly being able to carry a heavier load. Review units will get the update first. Consumer-bought OnePlus 3 devices will receive a ...

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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    The OnePlus 3 might've represented a coming of age for the startup behind it, but with its past marketing material — telling consumers to "Never Settle" and buy their "Flagship Killers" — seemingly haunting what could be considered as an overspecced phone by default, OnePlus certainly has a challenge in telling people that it either has either narrowed down or completely shifted its target demographics for its products. There's one thing, though, that Carl Pei cannot forgive. [OnePlus] needed to cut somewhere and since they managed to get Samsung panels on discount it's not that ...

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    Never settle! Flagship killer! OnePlus makes some bold comments regarding its phones. On this third iteration, are there compromises to make when buying a phone for $400? Our Real Camera Review series looks to raise the bar on how we talk about smartphone cameras. These days, it's not a severe compromise for many people to use their phones as their main photography solution, so we're aiming to talk photos and videos for phones in the same way we would for a standalone camera. For the OnePlus 3, we've got a 16MP sensor, which is a bit more pixel dense than the trend of 12MP cameras found on ...

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    In the nebulous of smartphone manufacturers that is China, there's always one brand trying to be the same as Apple, another trying to be different and one more trying to be the same as everyone else. Take BBK, for instance. It owns the OPPO and vivo brands and is strongly connected to the OnePlus brand. The company has a massive presence in the consumer market. What it might want to do next is tailor its craft for the education industry. Enter this teaser poster that connects the BBK name and its 20 years of expertise in the education business to a new name: imoo. And apparently, what we ...

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    The OnePlus 3 was put on a leash with its six hearty gigabytes memorizing fewer apps than it was capable of in an effort to be power-efficient. As a result, we learned that it wasn't as fast as it could be loading and keeping open apps and games when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. XDA dug in to figure out a tweak that could radically change how the OnePlus 3 handled its RAM. One switch in a string of code later, what else would switch? C4ETech did the initial speedtest comparison and has done another with the tweak turned on. Spoiler alert, the OnePlus 3 has the S7 edge by a ...

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    How much difference might there be in one year? We here at Pocketnow are pretty conservative about recommending one year upgrades. Phones are expensive, and the changes from on year to the next might not always reflect the best bang for buck consumers might be looking for. You worked hard for your cash, and we want to respect that. It's a topic we're really interested in though, and when flipping a phone makes sense, it can be an exciting development. OnePlus is a tricky company to fully pin down. They're a smaller company, better recognized by the techier Android fans out there, and ...

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    What do you expect from a phone these days? Does a smartphone define or compliment your personal style? What kind of performance do you require to get your work done? How much are you willing to pay for that performance? For fans of Android we've been through some highs and lows over the last couple years when looking at manufacturers building "price disrupting" handsets. Initially the Nexus was a high water mark we could point to for companies to include high end processors in lower cost devices. OnePlus took that philosophy and paired it with a fairly unpopular purchasing system that ...

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