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T-Mobile OnePlus 8 update adds new 5G band support

The OnePlus 8 is available as an unlocked device, but T-Mobile and Verizon have their own versions. T-Mobile and OnePlus are rolling out an update today that enhances the phone's 5G support with two new bands. You might not run into those bands right now, but now you'll have them for the future.

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This app lets you (sort of) add a notification LED to the OnePlus 8

Shrinking screen bezels have played a big role in the disappearance of the subtly breathing notification LED from our modern phones. An always-on display is a fine middle ground that lets you stay on top of your notifications right from the lock screen, but OnePlus hasn’t been able to perfect it for general availability. While you wait for the feature to see the light of day, the only way to get a notification indicator (well, kind of) on your OnePlus 8 right now is through the aodNotify app, but it brings along with some unwelcome implications.

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Bootloader unlock process for OnePlus 8 5G on T-Mobile not working for many

For some, the biggest advantage of OnePlus phones isn't the price or the software, it's the fact that they're one of the last manufacturers offering easy bootloader unlocks, which makes rooting and ROMing the company's phones pretty easy. Unfortunately, the unlock process that's been put in place for the T-Mobile version of the OnePlus 8 5G doesn't seem to be working for many device owners.

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The OnePlus 8 is a big upgrade over the OnePlus 6 and 6T, but is it worth the cost?

With the OnePlus 8, the company has put together a compelling phone that has a very calculated mix of features and compromises to keep its price tag relatively reasonable. The emerging Chinese brand that once started off in the mid-tier segment is now sailing in premium waters — a perfect recipe for leaving one’s existing customers in dilemma. The OnePlus 6 and 6T, released in 2018, are nearing their two-year cycles, and many of their owners were eyeing the 8 as a fitting replacement. But the substantially higher starting price of the non-Pro 2020 model has somewhat diluted the value-for-money element, posing a tough question for those due for an upgrade: Is the OnePlus 8 even worth upgrading to?

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Verizon's OnePlus 8 isn't compatible with regular OnePlus 8 cases

We already knew that the Verizon version of the OnePlus 8 was unique in having mmWave support, when the unlocked version of the phone doesn't, but it turns out that's not the only hardware difference. The Verizon OnePlus 8 also puts its volume rocker in a slightly lower position, apparently to make room for a mmWave antenna. That means you'll need to make sure cases you buy are made specifically for the Verizon version of the phone.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro update improves camera 'dirt detection,' no black crush fix yet

While otherwise outstanding, OnePlus’s latest flagship pair was shipped with some software bugs and display-related issues, as pointed out in our reviews. The company has so far fixed a few of those initial hiccups via a couple of pre- and post-release updates. While we're still waiting on a few fixes, a new OxygenOS update is rolling out to both the 8 and 8 Pro, bringing along a handful of general fixes and improvements — though the so-called "black crush" screen problem remains as-is.

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dbrand is ready to protect the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with their signature skin and Grip case lineup (Sponsored)

Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock for the last two months (not that you've had any choice in the matter), there’s no way you missed out on the newest flagships from the company that Never Settles. The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro may be #bendgate proof, but their all-glass bodies are just as breakable as any other overpriced gadget you don’t need (but are buying anyways). Lucky for you, dbrand’s OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro skins and cases are here to protect you from your butterfingers.

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OnePlus and Verizon fast-track certification for unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

If you're a Verizon customer hoping to bring a shiny new OnePlus 8 Pro onto America's biggest, reddest network, you finally can. After OnePlus told us that it could take until June for unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones to get onto Verizon, the carrier today certified both devices to use its towers.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro official US pricing

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were announced earlier this month, and they sport some decidedly luxurious specs, like 5G and the latest Snapdragon 865 in both models and 30-watt wireless charging and IP68 water resistance in the Pro. That's all well and good, but you may be wondering how OnePlus managed to fit in all that tech and keep its trademark "flagship killer" pricing. The answer: it didn't. While competitive, the OnePlus 8 series has dropped all pretense of being a budget offering, starting at $699 for the lowest-spec non-Pro model.

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OnePlus 8 review, two weeks later: Second best is still pretty good

OnePlus exploded on the scene in 2014 with marketing swagger not befitting its status as a startup that had never launched a phone, but the company has matured and proved itself over the years. You don't need an invite to buy its phones anymore, and it doesn't have to cut so many corners to remain competitive. OnePlus has even forged carrier partnerships in the US and been among the first to launch 5G phones. That brings us to the OnePlus 8, the followup to the OnePlus 7T, which is now official after numerous leaks.

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