mobile phones
The OnePlus 5 Is the New Android iPhone Ripoff – in a Very Good Way

The OnePlus employees seemed a little annoyed when I asked how they felt about people comparing its new device to an iPhone. Sure, both phones feature dual camera designs. Yes, the OnePlus 5 has curves that look a lot like an Apple product. Ugh, fine, it’s a really good phone, too. What’s the big deal? Read More >>

The OnePlus 5 Arrives This Summer

OnePlus, the Chinese phone company that's doing really well for itself, has announced a rough timeframe for the release of the OnePlus 5. The successor to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be arriving sometime this summer. Read More >>

The Limited Edition Midnight Black OnePlus 3T Goes On Sale Today

OnePlus is the latest phone manufacturer to release a fancypants black version of their phone, since Apple kicked off the new trend of pretending black is anything but the most boring option for your new phone. Read More >>

A Souped-Up OnePlus 3 is Coming Next Week

The people who run OnePlus’ and Qualcomm’s social media accounts are almost certainly not to be trusted with secrets. Both companies have all-but-confirmed the November 15th launch of the OnePlus 3T, the heavily-rumoured, souped-up version of the excellent OnePlus 3. Read More >>

O2 Has Exclusive Rights to the OnePlus 3 in the UK

If you want to get your hands on one of OnePlus's cheap not-quite-Android smartphones, you have to buy it directly from the company's online storefront. Or do you? O2 has just announced that it will be the first UK network to start offering the device to customers. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Compared to iPhone 6S Plus, S7 Edge, and Other Giant Phones

So we've finally got to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in an official capacity. You know from a Samsung rep on a stage, rather than some semi-anonymous leaker on the interwebs. But now we need to ask the important questions, how does it compare to other phablets you can buy? Read More >>

The Best Smartphone For Every Need

“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month. Read More >>

One of the Best Cheap Phones Might Get a Price Hike Thanks to Brexit

All the fallout surrounding Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union is still being sorted out. But a brand new piece of bad news for us Brits is that OnePlus’ new phone, the surprisingly great OnePlus 3, may get a price hike in the UK. Not because of any strong EU bias or anything, but because the pound is currently garbage. Read More >>

OnePlus 3 Review: The Best Cheap Phone You Can Buy

In 2014, OnePlus arrived out of nowhere with a powerful idea: What if a phone could look good, be powerful, and not cost a crapload? The OnePlus One was a mic drop and the OnePlus 2 a successful sophomore follow-up, but the new 3 silences the haters—the OnePlus 3 is a “Flagship Killer” and at £309, with no more dumb invite system, it’s not just the best OnePlus phone ever, but one of the best cheap phones too. Read More >>

OnePlus is Finally Ditching its Annoying Invite System

When the OnePlus One appeared out of relative obscurity in 2014, its sparkling arrival came with one glaring flaw: invites. The phone was only available through an awkward system whereby you could sign up for an invite to purchase the phone at irregular intervals. Read More >>

OnePlus Nixes Invites for X

OnePlus’ £200 glass-and-metal OnePlus X is finally off the invite system, meaning you can now buy it like any other phone. Read our review from last November to see if the OnePlus X is the cheap smartphone miracle you’ve been looking for. Read More >>

You Will Finally Be Able to Buy the OnePlus 2 Like a Normal Phone

When it came out earlier this year, we said that the OnePlus 2 is a great phone with an invite problem: you can only spend your money on OnePlus’s phone if you have an invite to do so. It’s not an ideal system, and starting tomorrow, it will finally die. Read More >>

OnePlus to Refund People Who Bought its Flawed USB-C Cable

The reversible USB-C cable and charger that OnePlus sells for its OnePlus 2 smartphone has no problem charging that particular phone. But as a Google engineer pointed out, it’s not up to spec for all USB-C devices. Read More >>

A Google Engineer is Publicly Shaming Crappy USB-C Cables

All cables are not created equal: some will charge most efficiently, others might just fry your battery. Google Chromebook engineer and Caped Cable Crusader Benson Leung has been testing USB-C cables, and it’s not just the no-brand products that have been failing. Read More >>

OnePlus X Review: Great on the Outside, Just OK on the Inside

When OnePlus founder and CEO Carl Pei first showed off the new X in our Manhattan office, I was impressed. Nice glass design, kind of a hybrid iPhone/Xperia look. The textbook definition of “premium.” But it’s really what he said next that got me. Read More >>