OxygenOS on OnePlus 5: here are all the new features and improvements

OnePlus’ custom software, OxygenOS, has gotten a few welcome improvements with the OnePlus 5. It’s a light skin that resembles stock Android and we have praised earlier versions for adding meaningful features and welcome details like the option to select whether the back key should be on the right or left.
OnePlus is taking it to the next level with the OnePlus 5, and we take a first look at the software that brings the killer combination of a Snapdragon 835 system chip and 8 gigs of RAM come to life.
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OnePlus had no real reason to abandon the OnePlus 2, and it won’t need one for the 5, either

Good news, everybody – the OnePlus 5 is finally official! What this hopefully means is that the company’s hype campaign for the device will thankfully die down soon, at least for a short amount of time. But aggressive and slightly irritating as it was, it sure worked: the 5 is eagerly being awaited by a ton of fans, nevermind its slightly higher price and… unimaginative design.

But everyone out there who’s considering buying the device should know exactly what they’re getting into. Consider the following article as a word of advice: for all of its great marketing, …

The OnePlus 5: yeah or meh?

Well, folks, the OnePlus 5 is announced and wow — it is brim-packed with hardware. Snapdragon 835, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of storage, 16 MP + 20 MP dual camera on the back, 16 MP camera on the front, $479 starting price, OnePlus, hold your horses!

Yes, the handset has some spectacular specs on paper, though, the way it looks may be a bit divisive among fans, due to its… similarities to the iPhone 7 Plus. In any case, it’s time we ask you what you think about the new flagship killer!

OK, so, we won’t ask you if you’ll be buying it just yet, but …

You can buy a OnePlus 5 from a Pop-up event as soon as today! Check out all the venues and times here

Today, the highly-anticipated OnePlus 5 finally broke cover. Staying true to the “Never Settle” slogan, the new flagship packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.

Many fans of the brand will be eager to receive their very own OnePlus 5 unit, and fortunately, the wait won’t be long. The European and North American release date is set for June 27th, merely a week away from the time of writing. Those of you who do not want to wait until then can order the phone straight away with the …

OnePlus teams up with Otterbox to bring you ultimate protection

Otterbox is a famous smartphone case manufacturer, best known for its rugged protective designs. OnePlus has long been known to offer fitting accessories for its “flagship killers” straight from the OnePlus.net store and it seems as it’s ready to up its game even more!

Yes, cases for OnePlus flagships are nothing new, but, according to the company’s presentation, the new series are developed in partnership with Otterbox themselves. We don’t know how much that would affect the quality of the shell-style covers, which we’ve seen before, but we can see a brand-new …

OnePlus 5 Slate Gray vs Midnight Black: which one to choose


The OnePlus 5 is here in two undeniably badass, yet confusingly similar color variants: Slate Gray and Midnight Black. Isn’t it curious why OnePlus would offer two versions of its phone that are this similar? It turns out there’s a lot that separates Slate Gray from Midnight Black aside from the slight difference in shade. Here’s what you should keep in mind when choosing which color to go for…

1. Color difference between Slate Gray and Midnight Black
First things first, let’s look at the color difference itself and think about what it means. Make no mistake: both OnePlus 5 color …

Surprise, surprise – the OnePlus 5 cheats in benchmarks, just like those before it

It looks like OnePlus is back to some of its old tricks with the new OnePlus 5, for XDA Developers caught the handset with a bit of virtual ‘doping’ during benchmarks. According to their report, which we have no reason to distrust as the board and attached news outlet bring together highly competent specialists, the OnePlus 5 review unit they have uses a mechanism to maximize the Snapdragon 835 SoC’s performance during synthetic benchmarks. This is a problem because the smartphone isn’t capable of sustaining the same performance level in regular daily use, hence users …

More OnePlus 5 photos leak out, cases and retail box included

Since OnePlus couldn’t – and didn’t – want to keep too many secrets about the OnePlus 5, its upcoming flagship phone, we know quite a lot about the device. The handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual rear camera à la iPhone 7 Plus, and an overall design that also makes us think about Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone.

Shortly after we’ve seen what appear to be renders showing the front and back of the OnePlus 5, we can now check out another set of photos that seemingly present the upcoming phone in (and out of) its retail box. It’s not clear what the exact origin of the …

OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.
We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus …

Clear image of the back and front of the OnePlus 5 surfaces

With the introduction of the OnePlus 5 scheduled to take place tomorrow, we now have the clearest image yet of the new flagship killer thanks to tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass.Yesterday, we got a little closer to the actual look of the phone when a few seconds of a television ad aired in India was disseminated on social media. After the introduction of the phone tomorrow, the handset will be launched two days later via flash sales.

While Amazon India has an exclusive in the country, in China online-retailer JD.com has started taking registrations for its flash sale. The latter will be …