OnePlus

  • User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection

    User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection

    Earlier this week, it was revealed that independent phone maker OnePlus was collecting all manner of information from phones running its OxygenOS — without telling users, of course. Caught red-handed, the company is backing off from the opt-out data collection program, giving users a choice up front instead of buried in the options. Read More

  • The OnePlus 5 brings modest improvements to the best deal in smartphones

    The OnePlus 5 brings modest improvements to the best deal in smartphones

    The OnePlus 5 is a modest upgrade over its predecessor — the company isn’t making any bones about it. It’s slimmer than the 3T, there’s a dual-lens camera on the back, the latest Qualcomm processor inside (Snapdragon 835) and some decent — but not groundbreaking — software tweaks. There are no signs of a company really trying to break out from the pack in… Read More

  • The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

    The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

    OnePlus has been doing a solid job hyping its next handset without delivering much in the way of actual information about the thing. On June 20, the company will finally debut the phone to the world, in a customarily idiosyncratic fashion, offering up “popup” events at locations around the globe to show it off in person. OnePlus has never been above a good launch gimmick, a part of… Read More

  • The OnePlus 3T makes one of Android’s best bets even better

    The OnePlus 3T makes one of Android’s best bets even better

    OnePlus has always been a people pleaser. It’s an impulse grown, in part, from the hardware startups close connection to a tight-knit fanbase. As other new entrants like Le Eco on the smartphone scene push to be the biggest and flashiest, the company has been producing excellent handsets from the very beginning, devices capable of taking on the top flagships at a fraction of the… Read More

  • The OnePlus 3 is dead, long live the OnePlus 3T

    The OnePlus 3 is dead, long live the OnePlus 3T

    OnePlus hasn’t done a great job keeping a lid on the 3T. For the past week or so, both it and Qualcomm have been seeding social media with glimpses of the upcoming smartphone, finally taking the official wraps off the device today, a mere five months after launching its latest flagship, the OnePlus 3. Those worried about the company cannibalizing its still fresh handset rest assured… Read More

  • OnePlus will launch its new device November 15

    OnePlus will launch its new device November 15

    That new OnePlus device that Qualcomm not so subtly hinted at yesterday? It’s going to launch next week. The company took to its own Twitter account with a little news of its own, announcing that the hardware will be officially shown off a week from yesterday. An exceptionally brief video confirmed the chipmaker’s assertion that the device will sport a Snapdragon 821 (at 2.35GHz)… Read More

  • Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

    Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

    There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly made things a bit more crowded, Samsung’s recent struggles have, perhaps, left an opening for another flagship. At just under three years old, OnePlus certainly still qualifies as a newcomer, but… Read More

  • OnePlus says it’s temporarily halting European sales to meet increased demand

    OnePlus says it’s temporarily halting European sales to meet increased demand

    Say what you will about OnePlus’ now-defunct invite system — it certainly helped the company control its supplies and gauge demand. The launch of the OnePlus 3 marked a brave new, invite-free world — one that’s apparently come with a few growing pains as the company works to meet demand. Co-founder Carl Pei took to the company’s forums to announce that it will… Read More

  • The OnePlus 3 packs a flagship-sized punch at $399

    A great phone doesn’t need a great back story. But it certainly doesn’t hurt. The world wasn’t exactly desperate for another player or a new spin on Android when OnePlus partnered with Cyanogen to announce the One in April 2014 (a measly five months after launching the company), but the company managed to build a passionate online following while impressing the pants… Read More