Last week, we had a quick look at the OnePlus 5T’s design and display and reviewed its cameras, one of the most important features you consider when purchasing a new phone. Today, we are going to take a deep dive into the OnePlus 5T’s performance, one of the potential dealbreakers of any purchase in my personal opinion.
Silently setting their own trend of taking the holidays by a storm, OnePlus refreshed its flagship lineup with the OnePlus 5T. While last year’s T model brought us slightly upgraded internals, OnePlus has decided to change the phone’s looks this time around. And that’s for a very good reason – the OnePlus 5 looked too 2016-ish for a lot of the discerning customers. In a world where companies almost literally cut the corners to trim the screen bezels as much as possible, the OnePlus 5 touted chunky chins and an outdated design. Not to mention the camera woes in low light conditions.
You probably watch digital content on your smartphone. Maybe you’re even viewing this webpage on your mobile device right now. Smartphones provide their owners with more than just a pocket computer experience. They can make calls, send messages, navigate locations, manage finances, socialize with friends, and yes, even watch movies.
We decided to compile a list of must-have apps for the avid movie watcher. This list specifically targets mobile apps that offer free and legal digital films. We threw in a few bonus apps at the end for those of you who want a full cinematic experience. They’re in alphabetical order, so be sure to read to the end. Let us know if you have any other apps we may have missed.
As more and more phones sport curved displays, it has become much harder to find quality screen protectors for them. I’ve had the Pixel 2 XL for a couple of months now, and initially, I was using IQ Shield’s liquid screen protector. I never got around to writing a review for it, but, in short, all I can say is that it was decent for what it was worth. Obviously, it wasn’t glass, so it didn’t really feel natural. I definitely considered getting a tempered glass protector, but there wasn’t any on Amazon with good reviews or without fake reviews—that is until Whitestone Dome Glass released their’s late last month. Here are my impressions.
Google’s new Pixel 2 phones have an assortment of third-party cases made specifically for them. However, Google has also gone ahead and designed a few of their own. The one I decided to get to go along with my current 2 XL is the fabric case that they offer. I’ve been using it daily now for about two weeks and here are my thoughts.
Security should be one of the most important things you prioritize on your pocket computer. Every device lets you lock the entirety of your content with a pin, password, or biometric key. However, one of the problems plaguing both iOS and Android is the inability to safe keep specific content from prying eyes and hands.
You could call me a fanboy, but I am not a fan of the AOSP launcher. If you are aware of my ROMing needs, you can probably guess that I am a person who uses Nova Launcher. However, I tend to stick to Trebuchet at times, too. I don’t need too many customization options, but the state of the AOSP Launcher is pathetic, and it’s good to see serious competition in the launcher space.
On May 31st, Paranoid Android for the OnePlus 3 was released after a long line of tweets and test builds. Bemused by the hype, I decided to take a further look. I’ve never really used AOSPA, but the perplexing nature of an entirely different Android version attracted me. I was impressed, but to give you an idea of the nature of this article and what my opinions will be, I am no longer using it.
Tablets have been declining in popularity for the past couple years, and with it came a decline in tablet quality. However, every so often, someone releases a decent tablet, with a stylish design and powerful hardware with a nice price. The Huawei Mediapad M3 is one of these tablets.
Back in November, when the OnePlus 3T launched, OnePlus’ co-founder, Carl Pei, stated in their forums that the Nougat update would come to both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T “later in the year.” But with OnePlus’ fame for unfulfilled promises, it came as a surprise to many that on the last day of 2016, the Nougat update was rolling out to nearly all devices.