Lava Red OnePlus 5T unboxing and first look

The OnePlus 5T is now available in a brand new color: Lava Red. We have just gotten this newest color version and we are eager to unbox it and compare the new color to the current Midnight Black version and the previously available Sandstone White.
You should know that the Lava Red OnePlus 5T is a limited edition version of the phone and it is only available in the higher-end configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, sold for a price of $560 in the United States. Apart from the color, it is the same old OnePlus 5T, running impressively fast and powered …


Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.2 update for OnePlus 5T halted, OnePlus rolling out a revised version

Last week, OnePlus introduced OxygenOS 5.0.2 – the first Oreo-based version of its custom Android overlay – to the OnePlus 5T. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but many users in India were left bemused by the inclusion of Mkey, a multi-use SMS/keyboard app that required a suspicious amount of permissions and gathered a lot of user data. 

Possibly in response to customer concerns, OnePlus is now rolling out a revised variant of the update as OxygenOS version 5.0.3. The changelog of the new patch is nearly identical …

OnePlus 5 and 5T beta update removes 'infamous' Clipboard app, adds new gesture

OnePlus is testing new features for its latest flagship killers – the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so anyone who’s part of the beta program can try them out. Also, the latest OxygenOS update addresses some issues and adds some under the hood improvements, OnePlus states.

But the most important change is the removal of the Clipboard app that caused so much ruckus among OnePlus users lately. Even though the Chinese company recently released a statement denying the Clipboard app sends data to China, it appears that OnePlus caved in under users pressure and decided to remove it completely.

Well, …

Thanks to a Jedi mind trick, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition returns in India

To sort of quote a line from Star Wars, “Sales must be strong with this OnePlus model.”  The phone in question is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition in Sandstone white, which sold out quickly after being launched last month in India for 38,999 rupees ($615 USD). Indian consumers paid an extra 1,000 rupees ($15 USD) for the limited edition handset, which was equipped with 128GB of native storage.

Those who missed out on purchasing the phone when it was first available, collectively used a Jedi mind trick to get OnePlus to return to the Indian marketplace with the 5T Star Wars edition. …

OnePlus hired "stupid men" for a speed test between its 5T phone and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

OnePlus  never shies away from a little controversy, and that’s exactly what we’re being served via the company’s latest promo video. Titled OnePlus 5 – The Cactus Test, the new video pits the OnePlus 5T against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, but it does it in a most unusual way. 
As you can see below, the video presents two “stupid men” (OnePlus’ words, not ours) who, according to the narrator, are “testing the processing speeds” of the 5T and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 
One man uses the Galaxy Note 8, while the other has a OnePlus …

Face unlock: who does it best? iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T

Unlocking your phone with your face has been a thing for quite some time. It has been a part of Android since 2011, when Face Unlock was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. (Remember that guy?) Alas, the feature was neither secure, nor very reliable, which is probably why it never reached the mainstream popularity that fingerprint scanners achieved over the years that followed.

Yet face unlocking is now gaining traction – not only because the technology has evolved, but also because fingerprint scanners in general are getting less convenient. Growing screens and shrinking bezels …

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White: hands-on

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can buy, a $500 phone with flagship-grade performance and nice extras like ultra fast face unlock feature and Dash Charge, a fast-charging technology that works its magic even when you are using your phone.
The OnePlus 5T, however, is only available in one color: a very good-looking “Midnight Black” with a matte look to it, but… it’s just one color option. These days, OnePlus offered a limited edition version of the 5T in a fancy new “Sandstone White”, a whimsical combination of a white back, …

OnePlus 5T gets loads of new features in the latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus is pushing yet another major update for its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T. For the time being, all the new features and improvements are available to those who are enrolled in the open beta program, but they are likely to be released to everyone in the coming weeks.

As the title says, the newest OxygenOS Open Beta adds quite a lot of new features to the OnePlus 5T, including the OnePlus Switch app, a new Clipboard, and Drawer categories. You can find below the full changelog of this update:

Launcher
Launcher Updated to v2.3;Drawer categories …

OnePlus 5T is now available in Lava Red (but only in India)

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can get for around $500 and now it’s getting a brand new, “lava red” color version that looks exquisite.

Initially, OnePlus will launch the lava red 5T in India only. We have reached out to OnePlus to ask whether it plans to bring the phone globally and to the United States specifically, and we will update you when we get an answer.
The company details the quite complex process it uses to achieve this lush red color: it uses two anodic oxidation processes, double blasting and adds a coating to ensure the …

Get the new OnePlus 5T Sanstone White edition wallpaper

A new, “Sandstone White” version of the OnePlus 5T is coming, and it does indeed look sleek! And although you may not be able to get your hands on the phone right away, what you can do is get the cool, new wallpaper on your phone right now!

Yes, in usual OnePlus fashion, the Sandstone White edition of the OnePlus 5T comes packing its own wallpaper, and it’s not just any old background, but a work of art in and of itself! 
Created by graphic designer and illustrator Hampus Olsson—who is the artist behind the spectacular background …