OnePlus 3 and 3T beta update patches the BlueBorne vulnerability, adds new screen calibration

OnePlus has just announced a new software update is available for its last year flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but only in the open beta channel. Even so, it shouldn’t take the Chinese company more than a week to make it available to everyone owning one of the two smartphones.

The most important change is the patching of the BlueBorne vulnerability. A security issue that was discovered last week, BlueBorne makes all devices with Bluetooth (except those using Bluetooth Low Energy only) vulnerable for takeover from as far as 32 feet away.

Basically, a person can take over your Android …

OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition goes on sale in Paris September 22nd

A limited edition version of the OnePlus 5, designed by fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, will be launched on September 22nd at 10am CEST (4am EDT in the U.S.) during a Pop-Up event at the Colette fashion boutique in Paris. The design is called “the Callection,” while the full name of the handset is the OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition. This version of the OnePlus 5 will sport a blue power button, yellow mute/vibrate button, and a red volume rocker.  The design features writing on the back in script. Other Pop-Up events offering the phone will be held in Europe in the weeks ahead.

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Android Oreo update hits OnePlus 3 closed beta group, public beta for 3, 3T, and 5 coming soon

A new OTA update has become available to members of the OnePlus 3 closed beta group. With a size of around 800MB, the patch contains the eighth major version of Google’s mobile OS – Android Oreo. 
According to Android Police, the current build of the Oreo update is far from stable. Testers are experiencing connectivity issues, such as unstable Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth, non-functional NFC, and so on. OnePlus has advised users to report any issues that may arise during the trial period.
Apparently, …

LG V30 vs Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5 vs HTC U11: Android heavyweights specs comparison

With the LG V30 now being official, the Android heavyweights space is getting more cramped than ever.
The brand new Galaxy Note 8, the excellent OnePlus 5, and the surprisingly-solid HTC U11 will be waging a war for consumers’ pockets come the next few months, and the LG V30 will have a tough mission ahead of itself, considering that Google will have the final say with the second generation of its Pixel phones.
But as for now, these are the devices that stand between the LG V30 and the path to success. Let’s see how they compare in …

LG V30 size comparison versus Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, LG G6, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, iPhone 7 Plus

It’s big, it’s sleek, and it’s got small bezels: meet the best LG device to date, the V30.
With specs that don’t skimp on anything, design that’s up there with the most beautiful handsets on the market, and finally, has a slew of intriguing features that are more than just random party tricks.
We’ve already explored how the V30 fares up against its more notable rivals, but one thing we haven’t done yet is a size comparison to clearly illustrate how it measures up against the other contemporary flagships. Well, it’s time to do that …

OxygenOS 4.5.10 update brings camera improvements to the OnePlus 5

OnePlus continues to push updates to its high-end smartphones. Last week, both OnePlus 3 and 3T received a major OxygenOS update that added a few improvements and removed Hangouts.

Today, the Chinese company is pushing out another update, but this time it aims another of its high-end devices, the OnePlus 5. OxygenOS 4.5.10 mostly brings camera improvements, as well as some bug fixes.

First off, the update adds photo noise reduction, camera stability improvements and enhancements to 60fps video noise and texture. Also, OnePlus has added country info of photographers …

You can buy a OnePlus 5 (and other OnePlus products) for 10% off if you're a student

OnePlus today kicked off a program aimed at students in various countries around the world. The company allows students to save 10% on any order they place via the official OnePlus website – buying phones, or accessories, or both.

Thanks to this new program, if you’re a student, you can purchase a brand new OnePlus 5 for $47.90 off if you want the model with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space (normally priced at $479), or for $53.90 off if you intend to get the model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space (normally offered for $539). Unfortunately, …

Oxygen OS 4.1.7 is here for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

Oxygen OS 4.1.7 is on its way to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, delivering the Android August security patch, some bug fixes and enhancements to the two handsets. The official OnePlus web site says that the update will improve the touch latency of the phones. In addition, there are some other enhancements to the two models, including an optimization to the batteries powering both units.

Ironically, the latest OnePlus model, the OnePlus 5, currently is equipped with an older version of the Android security patch (July). The complete changelist for Oxygen OS 4.1.7 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5: first look

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s most feature-packed smartphone to date, but to refer to it as the brand’s flagship would be incorrect. That title still goes to the Galaxy S8, which is built from the ground up to capture the attention of the mainstream audience. Meanwhile, the Note 8 remains an enthusiast-grade phone, even though it is superior to the S8 in a number of ways. You know what other phone is clearly made for enthusiasts? The OnePlus 5, which offers killer specs at a reasonable price. Let’s see how it compares against Samsung’s latest and greatest.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5 vs Google Pixel XL vs HTC U11: specs comparison

It’s time for the Note 8 to go head to head with a solid bunch of heavy-hitters, namely the OnePlus 5, the Google Pixel XL, and finally, the HTC U11.
A respectable round-up indeed, those 3 are not exactly direct rivals to the Note 8 due to the latter being a productivity-oriented device that’s still a bit mainstream.
As some consumers could end up being on the fence between the upcoming Note 8 and any of the aforementioned devices, a specs comparison that should help you with the decision is a mighty fine idea. Here’s how these four …