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November 26, 2017

First OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 5

OnePlus has been working to bring the latest version of Android to all its latest devices. Last week the company rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and now it’s the OnePlus 5’s turn.

The Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 is now live, which brings Android 8.0 Oreo, UI tweaks, and more to the company’s first flagship of 2017.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, the OnePlus 5 will gain plenty of useful features like picture-in-picture mode, improved auto-fill, smart text selection, notification dots, and much more. To learn all about Oreo, check out our full review here.

The OnePlus 5 is also gaining some visual improvements including new Quick [...]

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November 16, 2017

OnePlus 5T is official: 18:9 display, updated cameras, and a headphone jack!

2016 saw an interesting shift in OnePlus‘ smartphone strategy, in that the company chose to release a follow-up to the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T, a mere six months after the former. It was an iterative update, for sure, but an iterative update to arguably the most popular OnePlus smartphone since the original OnePlus One would be a beloved one regardless.

Fast forward to 2017, and OnePlus is adopting the same strategy by announcing the OnePlus 5T, the iterative successor to the OnePlus 5 released back in June. The OnePlus 5T has all the makings to go up against the best of them, such as a stretched-out display, facial recognition, and a new camera system, all in a package [...]

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August 2, 2017

OnePlus teases new OnePlus 5 variant “coming soon”

The OnePlus 5 has been on sale for more than a month now, and despite receiving critical acclaim, it has made the news for all the wrong reasons since launch. Between the jelly scrolling effect and the failed 911 calls, OnePlus’ flagship phone has certainly caught some flak.

However, the latest news from OnePlus seems positive. Just a few hours ago, on its official Facebook page, the company teased that “5omething new” is coming soon. The message arrived alongside an image of the two flavors of the OnePlus 5 currently available and an uncolored outline of a third OnePlus 5 unit.

As could be expected, some users in the comments [...]

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August 1, 2017

OnePlus 5 vs LG G6 camera: zoom or wide-angle?

With the OnePlus 5 now in many people’s hands, there is plenty to consider with what has been the company’s best effort to date. With a second camera that brings proper zoom, we have yet another dual camera in the Android space. While there is a lot to compare between our two phones today, I also wanted to ponder the notion of camera choice — is it more useful to have zoom or a wide angle secondary camera? For that question, we bring in LG’s latest device.

Although there’s a difference in some of the handsets’ other hardware specifications, and the LG G6 has a few extra frills to its name, we’re going to just focus on the camera hardware for now, and both companies are [...]

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