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OnePlus was once the champion of introducing flagship smartphones without the “flagship price” that is often associated with them. However, over the years, each new OnePlus flagship has adhered to the “price creep” that has become the norm with new smartphone releases. Things came to a head this year with the OnePlus 8 Pro, which starts at $899 – not too far off from the Samsung Galaxy S20 family and Motorola Edge+. Sure, the standard OnePlus 8 starts at $699, but it skips some key features like wireless charging and a 120Hz display. For those that want a current-generation OnePlus smartphone, but don’t want to fork over at least $700, the company... Read more...
Typically, when a smartphone maker builds a mobile phone, it makes a device that may have slightly different hardware inside for some carriers, but is physically the same on the outside. That means any case designed for the phone will fit all carrier versions. However, that's not the case with the OnePlus 8 5G sold at Verizon, known as the OnePlus 8 5G UW. Verizon's version of the OnePlus 8 is physically different on the outside compared to versions of the smartphone available from other carriers. The external differences are significant enough that Verizon's device won't fit in cases made for any other version of the smartphone, because this particular version places the volume buttons in a... Read more...
The highly anticipated OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are on sale starting today, and lucky for prospective Android flagship shoppers, we have our full deep dive review on the pages ahead. OnePlus has made a name for itself over the years, especially with Android enthusiasts, for building high quality devices with thoughtful feature inclusions, while limiting costly unnecessary features and delivering exceptional value at almost unheard-of price points. Top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered devices with more RAM, more storage, and OnePlus' lean, mean Android-based Oxygen OS -- at price points hundreds less than competitive devices -- has been the hallmark of the brand. However, this new OnePlus 8... Read more...
OnePlus announced its new 8-Series smartphones earlier this month, and they look quite compelling from the images we’ve seen and the specs on paper. Although you'll have to wait for our full review for overall impressions on the devices, those that want to jump feet first into the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro can do so starting on Wednesday morning. T-Mobile in particular has announced a rather hot deal on the OnePlus 8, which has an MSRP of $699 for an 8GB/128GB configuration, or $799 for the 12GB/256GB configuration. The wireless carrier will sell the OnePlus 8 for half-off ($349) if you add a line or trade in an eligible smartphone. What’s even better is that T-Mobile... Read more...
OnePlus 8 Pro preorders are starting to arrive ahead of the official launch at retail stores on April 29th. Some who received the device early are already complaining that there are screen issues with the high-end smartphone. Among the screen issues that have been plaguing owners are crushed/clipped blacks, low brightness irregularities, "green-tint" issues, image retention, and lines appearing around the punch-hole camera cutout. OnePlus is already promising that a fix is coming, as it is aware of the issues. Some of the problems, like brightness uniformity, are typical for all OLED smartphones. Problems with crushed/clipped black colors are expected be fixable with software. Some owners are... Read more...
The OnePlus Pro 8 has leaked numerous times over the past few months, and the company's CEO has even "teased" certain aspects of the device including first-ever (for the company) wireless charging support. Today, however, the OnePlus 8 Pro is finally official, and it offers quite a lot of bang for the buck. As you might expect for a 2020 flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is paired with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem. 5G availability in the United States is pretty spotty right now, but it is expected to quickly expand in 2020 with wide penetration in 2021. Of course, OnePlus isn't new to 5G, as the company offered the next-generation wireless... Read more...
Some official renders have leaked of the incoming OnePlus 8 that shows a couple of the color options available for the device. The images show an interesting new color variant called Interstellar Glow. This color option starts at a purple color near the top on the back of the phone and fades to a purple hue, to a lighter violet to orange, to red, and then to yellow-orange on the bottom in the render. It's a very cool color option for the smartphone, but we're a bit unsure of exactly how the phone will look. While it looks like a fading transition color in the leaked rendering, there is some indication that it may be a color-shifting type of paint that looks like a different shade depending on... Read more...
We pretty much assumed this would be the case, but OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed this morning that its 8 Series smartphones will be going "all in" with 5G connectivity when they are released later this year. Lau confirmed this bit of information first in a Twitter post, and then in an interview with CNET. But the inclusion of 5G connectivity means that pricing will also have to increase to compensate. OnePlus has always valued itself as providing a lot of bang for the buck with its smartphones, but the 5G revolution will put pressure on that position. The delicate issue of pricing was touched on by Lau in the interview, with him stating, "We've always had a position in creating... Read more...
OnePlus has something up its sleeve for next week, and what exactly it is we don't know. OnePlus India is teasing an unveil for March 3rd. While we aren't sure what it is, OnePlus has reportedly made it clear that it's not a new phone or commercial product. The teaser video on the OnePlus India website shows something constructed out of metal, what exactly it is we have no idea, but it looks intricate with precision fit and finish, maybe a gimbal of some sort? But it's not a commercial product... We're perplexed.  We do know that the unveil isn't for the OnePlus 8 that fans of the brand are looking forward to. While the new product launch is a mystery, there has been something OnePlus 8... Read more...
Although the Samsung Galaxy S20 family might have kicked off the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 festivities for 2020 flagship Android smartphones, it certainly won't be the last new device announced. One of the next smartphones to come down the pipeline will be the OnePlus 8 Pro. In addition to the aforementioned Snapdragon 865 SoC, the OnePlus 8 Pro will also come with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem. It's said the SoC will be paired with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM depending on whether you opt for 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. On the display front, it's expected that the smartphone's OLED will measure 6.5 inches with an FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. pic.twitter.com/laO3szAcsM... Read more...
There is little doubt that OnePlus has not heard the call for wireless charging support to finally be a feature of the company's smartphones—users have been clamoring for the feature for quite some time now. Don't bother finding a mountaintop to shout the request from, however, as it's probably going to find its way to the OnePlus 8 series. How do I know? Well, I don't know, not for sure, anyway. However, OnePlus has seemingly provided a gigantic hint by joining the Wireless Power Consortium. That is not something a company does unless it is interested in wireless charging, just as you don't purchase NFL Sunday Ticket if you have no intention of watching football games. Rumors have been... Read more...
Few people will miss the era of 60Hz smartphones when it finally comes to an end someday. Who knows when that day will actually arrive, but in the meantime, smartphone makers are slowing migrating to faster displays. To show the benefits of a faster refresh rate, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau uploaded a couple of video clips to Twitter highlighting the 120Hz display on the upcoming OnePlus 8. I've often said that 120Hz is 'gaming phone' territory, and that's true—the Razer Phone 1 and Razer Phone 2 both sport a 120Hz display, as does the ASUS ROG Phone II. At the same time, we are seeing non-gaming phones adopt the faster refresh rate as well. OnePlus confirmed it will arrive on its OnePlus 8 series,... Read more...
You have to hand it to OnePlus, the spunky smartphone maker is finding ways to innovate in a field that has begun to feel a bit stagnant in recent years. As such, it will be interesting to see what the OnePlus 8 series brings to the table when it releases. In the meantime, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the OnePlus 8 will ship with a 120Hz screen. That is 'gaming phone' territory. For example, both the Razer Phone 1 and 2 sport a 120Hz display, and ASUS made the leap to 120Hz as well with its ROG Phone II (the first generation ROG Phone featured a 90Hz display, which is still fast for a smartphone). To be clear, though, OnePlus is not marketing its next flagship as a gaming phone. Lao shared... Read more...
We're barely a week removed from the launch of the OnePlus 7T and we're already hearing word of that device's successor. In fact, we have actually have renders of what the device will potentially look like thanks to a well-known gadget leaker. The latest renders come courtesy of OnLeaks, which claims to have inside information on what the OnePlus 8 will look when it is released next year. The device actually looks largely like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but without the over-the-top pop-up selfie cameras. Likely in a move to reduce complexity (and potentially reclaim some internal space), the OnePlus 8 will allegedly instead feature a hole punch cutout in the top left-hand corner of... Read more...