Benchmarks are important metric by which the performance of a given device can be measured. They provide a reliable means of determining whether one laptop, computer, phone or other device is faster than another — at least that’s the idea. OnePlus and Meizu are manipulating results of benchmark tests, says a report by XDA Developers. Specifically, the OnePlus 3T and the Meizu Pro 6 have been found guilty. According to XDA’s report, these smartphones detect when benchmark tests are being run and perform differently in order to produce better benchmark results. Continue reading “OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6cheating on benchmarks”
OnePlus started out as a scrappy underdog from China and carved out a niche for itself in the smartphone industry to an extent that today nobody would tell you to not get a OnePlus because it’s Chinese. All has not been well for the flagship killer company though, but after a rough 2015, the company seems to be back on track with a more than amazing 2016 and two successful flagships. The company managed to deliver one of the best and consistent experiences that one could purchase in its price bracket.
But OnePlus has once again made headlines with the launch of the OnePlus 3T: an “enhanced re-release” of their best product, aiming to solidify their position as one of the top dogs despite the continuous barrage of new competition. Continue reading “OnePlus team answers user questions in a Reddit AMA”
OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 3T which is a souped-up version of the OnePlus 3. More speed and more battery life come to the best smartphone value of the year. It now comes with the Snapdragon 821 processor and a bigger battery, improved EIS and better front camera. Dash charging is available on the OnePlus 3T as well.
The new model comes in two colors — the attractive “soft gold” of the 3 and a new “gunmetal” dark gray — and has an option for 128GB of storage in addition to 64GB (128GB is exclusive to the gunmetal color). It will be available for purchase in the US starting on November 22nd and in Europe starting on November 28th. The other difference is the 3T’s price: it starts at $439 for the 64GB version and goes to $479 for the 128GB model, an increase of $40 to $80 over the outgoing OnePlus 3.
The OnePlus 3 is, without doubt, one of 2016’s very best smartphones because it offers true flagship performance at half the price of most rivals. But just five months after release OnePlus has controversially announced an upgraded version called the ‘OnePlus 3T’.
For this mid-cycle refresh, OnePlus has focused on bumping the specs and adding a few extra hardware features to the OnePlus 3T. The core of the experience in terms of external hardware, display and main camera components remain unchanged. But internally we have some new additions with a better processor, new front camera, 128GB storage option and a larger battery. Continue reading “OnePlus 3T is official at $439 (USD), $599 (CAD), €439 and £399”
Qualcomm’s latest chipset is the Snapdragon 821, which is not a huge upgrade from the Snapdragon 820, but it is a nice upgrade. It’s already available in a few smartphones like Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as LeEco’s Le Pro3. Now, according to Qualcomm, OnePlus is working on something that is powered by the Snapdragon 821, as they confirmed on Twitter this morning. Stating “Something new from OnePlus is on the way…and it’s powered by our #Snapdragon 821 processor. Stay Tuned.”
OnePlus has a new device coming soon. If you haven’t been following the rumors and reports, it’s expected to be called the OnePlus 3T, with launch pencilled in for November 14. Continue reading “Qualcomm teases OnePlus 3T, to be powered by Snapdragon 821”