Oneplus just released the third open beta for the 8 and 8 Pro, bringing various bug fixes for the Ambient Display and Zen Mode and making Canvas compatible with the new always-on Ambient Display. There's nothing especially exciting here — mostly just bug fixes and optimizations — but it should make for a more stable experience altogether.
Camera quality has always been a major differentiating factor when choosing between smartphones, but it seems like the competition has gotten more intense over the last few years. Some manufactures like OnePlus and Huawei use sensors with big megapixel counts to stand out from the crowd, while others like Apple and Google rely more on the marriage between hardware and software. With such a tight race for the winner of the camera crown, we're highlighting three recent YouTube comparisons worth a watch.
The OnePlus 8T is available to purchase from T-Mobile and OnePlus' own online store, though the phone differs slightly depending on where you bought it from. The T-Mobile includes an IP68 rating and various software tweaks, and just like most phones you buy through carriers, it requires a special code to unlock the bootloader. However, the process for bootloader-unlocking the T-Mobile variant seems to be broken at the moment.
The OnePlus 8T is the latest "flagship killer" from OnePlus, and unlike previous 'T' models, there's no Pro version. The phone was announced last week, and now you can buy it from T-Mobile and OnePlus' own online store.
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Before the OnePlus 8T is even in the hands of consumers, it's getting a sizable update with a few important fixes and an interesting new feature. OxygenOS 11 finally introduced the long-awaited always-on display mode, and this latest update comes with another creative option for it named Canvas.
A new phone debut typically means another new JerryRigEverything torture test, and that's indeed the case with the OnePlus 8T. Zack from JerryRigEverything has already taken some picks and blades to OnePlus's latest flagship, and it fares about as well as one would expect.
When we first pointed out that OnePlus was sneaking in unwanted Facebook apps and services (read: bloat) to its then-latest flagship 8 series and the Nord, the company indicated that it didn’t plan to abandon that partnership anytime soon. But it now looks like the public naming and shaming did actually work and forced OnePlus into doing away with preloaded Facebook crap, starting with the latest 8T.