Tag Archive: OnePlus

5 things I learned traveling with the OnePlus 5

Travel revelations from OnePlus’s latest creation.

As a person who has to travel with lots of smartphones to do his job, choosing which one to use as your main device on a trip can be quite a conundrum. Nothing tests a phone to its limits like travel, where you’re pushing the phone’s storage, battery, camera and other features harder than ever.

This time around, as I start a four-week stint in Taiwan, my device of choice has  [Read More…]

How to fix OnePlus 5 battery life problems

No matter how long your battery lasts, there will always be someone who needs more.

The OnePlus 5 has above-average battery life thanks to its lean software, efficient processor, and 3300mAh battery. But not everyone uses their phone the same way or has the same demands from the limited power supply — some of us need more longevity than others. This difference in configuration means that some may have a combination of factors leading to lower battery  [Read More…]

What you need to know about dual-SIM on the OnePlus 5

Here’s what you need to know about one of the OnePlus 5’s most underrated features.

There are many reasons why you might want to pick up a OnePlus 5 — the price, the clean software experience, fast performance, or the bragging rights that go with 8GB of RAM. But one of the phone’s most useful features for travelers isn’t being heavily advertised. OnePlus’s latest phone, like earlier models, is a dual-SIM handset. And that can save you  [Read More…]

Latest OxygenOS beta for OnePlus 3/3T includes battery and data usage optimizations

New OxygenOS beta is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta 20 to the OnePlus 3 (Open Beta 11 for the 3T) that lets you take scrolling screenshots even when a GIF or video is playing. The update includes optimizations to the battery saver indicator — you’ll now see a notification instead of the orange status bar. OnePlus has also improved the calculation method for data usage, leading to more  [Read More…]

OnePlus is looking into potential OnePlus 5 ‘911 reboot’ issue

The OnePlus 5 may have a pretty dangerous ‘911’ bug.

Over the last few days, a small but growing number of OnePlus 5 users have claimed that upon dialing ‘911’ or ‘999’ — numbers designated for emergency services in the U.S. and UK, respectively — their phones have rebooted prior to the call going through.

On Reddit, many people have speculated that it is a problem with the phone’s ability to find a reliable GPS signal, which  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5 is filled with great little software customizations to make it your own

It’s your phone, and you should be able to change things — no matter how small.

The OnePlus 5 receives appropriate praise for its clean software experience, but there’s more to it than simplicity. OxygenOS, as OnePlus calls it, integrates a ton of little useful customization options to let your OnePlus 5 look and act just how you like it. Now there isn’t so much customization in here as to let you change the entire experience, but  [Read More…]

Don’t miss this chance to win a OnePlus 5 from Android Central!

We’re pretty big fans of the OnePlus 5 here at Android Central. We want you to experience this phone for yourself, so we’ve put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win a OnePlus 5, because who doesn’t like winning free phones? All the details are below, so get yourself entered now!

THE PRIZE: One Android Central reader will be taking home a new OnePlus 5!

THE GIVEAWAY: Head down to the  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs. OPPO R11: Identity crisis

The OnePlus 5 is indistinguishable from the OPPO R11 in terms of external design, but the internal hardware tells a different story.

The OnePlus 5 is one of the best affordable flagships you can buy today, and although it’s costlier than previous generations, you still get a lot of value. With the OPPO R11, the spec sheet isn’t necessarily the primary focus, with the brand instead focusing on the overall experience.

The OPPO R11 is limited to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 review: A second opinion

OnePlus’s latest is the fastest phone out there right now. And despite some reservations around its highly finicky camera setup, it’s hard not to recommend for the price.

Contrary to its marketing mantra, picking up a OnePlus phone has always involved “settling” in some way or other. When the very highest of the high-end sell for almost twice the price of the company’s latest, something’s got to give.

What’s more important is the question of whether the  [Read More…]

People are taking the OnePlus 5 ‘jelly’ problem a bit too seriously [Update]

Don’t look too hard.

Update: The offending Tweet has been deleted, and a OnePlus representative confirmed to Android Central that “the Twitter post does not reflect our official stance and has since been deleted.” You can see the original below, but as I made very clear, I think the issue is being terribly overblown and this post was not meant to be taken too seriously.

I feel for OnePlus these days, despite the opaqueness with which it is  [Read More…]