There are a lot of Android phones on the market, and while it's great there are so many choices, it can sometimes feel overwhelming (especially if you don't follow tech closely). That's why we've compiled this list of the best Android smartphones to buy, updated for early 2020. We have something for every budget and taste, with all of the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision. Read More
As 2019 ends and we enter a new decade, I felt the story of OnePlus deserved a bit more examination. In an email interview with CMO Kyle Kiang, I probed the history of a company that is often as shocking in its successes as it is in its marketing misfires. As it crests its sixth year as a smartphone vendor, it's more competitive than ever, coming a long way from the days when it could barely manage to build enough $349 OnePlus Ones using a tightly controlled and very annoying invitation system.
OnePlus has also transformed in ways I don't believe any of us predicted, going from a scrappy, value-first smartphone maker to a legitimate competitor in a field that includes some of the world's most recognizable brands: Samsung, Apple, and Google. Read More
OnePlus is one of the best Android OEMs around when it comes to improving devices with regular software updates. If you own a OnePlus 7T or 7T Pro, you should head over to your Settings app and check if an update is available, because OxygenOS 10.0.7 (7T) and 10.0.5 (7T Pro) is now rolling out for the phone. Read More
Other than an Open Beta available to anyone, OnePlus also offers a Closed Beta program for its devices. In it, a small number of loyal fans communicate with OnePlus directly and give feedback on early builds of future software long before it's released to others. A few months after releasing the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, the company has now started a call for Closed Beta testers for the two phones, limited to a total of 250 slots. Read More
The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro snagged a new update over the weekend. OxygenOS 10.0.4 adds a new "Cloud Service" for folks in India, which gives device owners a Google Photos-like experience, backing up images through the built-in Gallery app. Outside of India, the update is mostly minor bug and usability changes, plus some front-facing low-light camera improvements, which seem to be unnoticeable in our testing. Read More
When a noteworthy smartphone launches, there are a few predictable events one can expect — like a controversial hot-take from David and a torture test from JerryRigEverything. While the former is still in the works, the OnePlus 7T just underwent Zack's blades in a durability test — and it didn't fare too well.
OnePlus' latest 7T may have earned high marks in our recent review, but there was one major catch: you couldn't actually buy one here in the 'states. As of today, that's no longer a problem, as sales have opened for the OnePlus 7T in the US. For just $599, you can pick up OnePlus' latest phone through both the company's own storefront and T-Mobile. Read More
While US buyers bemoan the lack of choice they've been given with recent OnePlus releases, it's a different story in Europe where both the 7T and 7T Pro are now on general sale. Here's where you can buy the latest "flagship killers." Read More
One of the main selling points for all OnePlus phones is the extensive custom ROM community, giving the devices plenty of OS options if the stock OxygenOS software isn't satisfactory. If you've already bought a OnePlus 7T and started experimenting with it, the stock software is now available for download, in the event you mess something up and need to go back to square one. Read More
The OnePlus 7T sounds like my perfect phone on paper, packing a nice high-end chipset, a bright 1,000 nit 90Hz screen, and the latest Android 10 software. While flagships are pushing the market into fatigue at over a thousand dollars, this phone champions affordability at "just" $600. In fact, I loved almost everything about the OnePlus 7T, though folks like me who are picky when it comes to screens may be disappointed. Read More