OnePlus 3 Stories November 19, 2019

The October 2019 security patch is the final update for OnePlus 3/3T

After three years of regular security updates and patches, the OnePlus 3/3T is now receiving its final update in the form of the October 2019 security patch.

OnePlus 3 Stories May 22, 2019

While Android Q is just a couple of short months from being publicly available, but Android Pie is still making its way to plenty of devices. Today, OnePlus is rolling out Android Pie to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T after a few months of beta testing.

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OnePlus 3 Stories May 7, 2019

OnePlus 3/3T second Android Pie beta update rolling out now bringing key bug fixes

The OnePlus 3 and 3T might finally have a full-fat taste of Pie on the horizon as OnePlus is now rolling out the second Android Pie Community beta to devices enrolled in the program.

OnePlus 3 Stories April 17, 2019

OnePlus 3/3T gets first open beta for Android Pie, now available for download

The long-awaited Android Pie open community beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T is now available for owners to download and install.

OnePlus 3 Stories April 5, 2019

Chinese OnePlus 3/3T devices receiving first Android Pie beta

OnePlus has provided support for its entire ‘flagship killer’ lineup for some time, and confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T would eventually jump straight to Android Pie sometime in the future.

OnePlus 3 Stories March 22, 2019

Oxygen OS Android Pie closed beta registration is now open for OnePlus 3/3T

Just yesterday we reported that a beta test of the Chinese equivalent of Oxygen OS — Hydrogen OS — with Android Pie was currently underway. Well, if you are a OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T owner you can rejoice, as you can now apply to be part of a closed beta test of Android Pie.

OnePlus 3 Stories March 21, 2019

Android Pie for OnePlus 3/3T being tested in China, global rollout likely very soon

The ongoing Android Pie update saga for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T might finally be drawing to a close. This comes as the company has now recruited Chinese testers for its HydrogenOS fork of Android Pie.

OnePlus 3 Stories July 30, 2018

OnePlus is one of the better Android OEMs when it comes to software updates, but it hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to supporting its older devices. Today, OnePlus is confirming an Android P update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

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OnePlus 3 Stories May 25, 2018

OnePlus 3/3T pick up Face Unlock, May security patch in latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus is one of the few companies doing a decent job updating their devices. Now, the OnePlus3 and OnePlus 3T are picking up new security patches and features in a new update.

OnePlus 3 Stories November 19, 2017

When OnePlus announced its latest flagship this past week, it stated that Android Oreo wouldn’t be coming to the 5 or the 5T officially until 2018. While unfortunate, it seems as though owners of older OnePlus devices, the 3 and 3T, are receiving the first official build of Oreo starting today…

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OnePlus 3 Stories September 7, 2017

OnePlus’ track record for software updates has been shaky, to say the least, with many owners of the OnePlus 2 and X still mourning the premature end of software updates for their devices. OnePlus previously announced that Android 8.0 Oreo would be coming to the OnePlus 3/3T by the end of the year, and it looks like that day is quickly approaching.

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OnePlus 3 Stories August 11, 2017

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are two of the most highly-regarded phones that OnePlus has released to date, and leading up to the announcement of the OnePlus 5, there was some concern surrounding whether or not OnePlus would actually continue to update its older hardware. Android O is still scheduled to be released for the OP3/3T, but according to a Q&A that OnePlus shared on its forums, you shouldn’t expect any major software updates following it..

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OnePlus 3 Stories June 27, 2017

OnePlus held a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) yesterday as a way to answer questions from Android enthusiasts about its newest flagship: the OnePlus 5. While many inquired about the phone, others asked questions about when older devices would get upgraded. In response, a OnePlus representative has promised that the 3 and 3T will be updated to Android O “within this year.”

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OnePlus 3 Stories June 1, 2017

OnePlus brings a new ambient display, May security patch & an exclusive font to OnePlus 3T

OnePlus is pretty good about always working on updates for its smartphones and keeping its customers in the loop through betas. Today, the company has released yet another beta update for the OnePlus 3/3T and included in it are quite a few nice additions.

OnePlus 3 Stories May 31, 2017

In terms of bang for your buck, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were easily two of the strongest releases of the past year. However, the company has recently discontinued those devices to make room for the upcoming OnePlus 5. Now, we’re getting confirmation that the company won’t be leaving them behind, confirming Android O for both phones.

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OnePlus 3 Stories May 2, 2017

OnePlus 3/3T users pick up UI refreshes and Bluetooth optimizations in latest beta update

OnePlus is traditionally pretty good at keeping its devices updated when it comes to optimizations and features, even if it’s a bit slow when it comes to major system upgrades. Today, the company is debuting yet another new beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T users.

OnePlus 3 Stories January 18, 2017


I’ve had the OnePlus 3T for about a month now, but there’s one flaw with this otherwise awesome phone that I just can’t get over. As you may have heard before, the phone has a touch latency issue. It’s not terrible — definitely not as bad as some of the bottom-of-the-line Android phones you might be familiar with. But it’s enough of an annoyance that I — and plenty of others — notice it every day.

And while OnePlus told us last month that the phone would be getting some “optimizations” relating to its touch latency with the release of OxygenOS 4.0 (which brought Android Nougat), we can’t really tell if there is any improvement in the new version. So we thought we’d bring it up again…

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OnePlus 3 Stories December 31, 2016


Earlier this year, we received word from OnePlus that they planned to get Nougat onto the OnePlus 3 and 3T before the end of the year. As we quickly approached the New Year, many became skeptical that this deadline would be met. Now, on the last day of 2016, Carl Pei, Co-founder of OnePlus, has announced that they will begin rolling out a stable build of OxygenOS 4.0 (Nougat) later tonight…

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OnePlus 3 Stories December 28, 2016


OnePlus said last month that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would both get Android Nougat by the end of the year. That obviously hasn’t happened for either device yet, but it’s getting closer and closer every day. Today, the former device is receiving another beta build of Nougat in the form of OxygenOS beta 10…

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OnePlus 3 Stories December 15, 2016

New beta build of Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 prepares for final build with new optimizations

Ahead of its final release, OnePlus has just rolled out a second beta build of Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3. Oxygen OS Beta 9 takes feedback from the initial Nougat beta to squash bugs and optimize the OS before the final build goes out to all.

OnePlus 3 Stories November 30, 2016

OnePlus 3 gets its first Android Nougat-based open beta OxygenOS build

OnePlus CEO Carl Pei said earlier today that the OnePlus 3’s Android Nougat release is getting priority over the many complaints people have about its touch latency issues, and it looks like he was serious. Now, the now-outdated flagship from the Chinese company is getting its first beta build of OxygenOS based on Android Nougat…


There’s no doubt that the OnePlus 3 and recently announced OnePlus 3T are among the best bang-for-your-buck Android smartphones on the market today, but they aren’t without issues. As owners have noticed over the past few weeks, both devices have poor touch latency. Now, Carl Pei, one of the company’s founders, has responded to those complaints.

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OnePlus 3 Stories November 27, 2016

Android Basics: How to turn on dark mode on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Depending on your preference, you might like the look of dark themes instead of the default light themes within applications. With the OnePlus 3 and 3T, you can enable a system-wide dark mode…

Android Basics: How to change the battery icon on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

People love their OnePlus devices in large part because of the amount of customization they can accomplish without having to root or modify their handset. One of these small system tweaks is being able to choose from four different battery icons right out of the box…

OnePlus 3 Stories November 26, 2016

Android Basics: How to setup secondary actions on the capacitive buttons on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus offers a lot when it comes to customizing the 3 and 3T. Building on top of the ability to enable either on-screen or capacitive navigation buttons, OnePlus allows you to add additional actions behind the Home, Recents, and Back buttons…

Android Basics: How to switch the placement of the recents and back buttons on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

If you choose to use your OnePlus 3 and or 3T with on-screen navigation buttons, you can swap the placement of the Back and Recents buttons so that they are in the same order as those on the Samsung Galaxy S7

OnePlus 3 Stories November 25, 2016

Android Basics: How to toggle on and off on-screen navigation buttons on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

One of the unique features found on the OnePlus 3 and 3T is the option to either use on-screen buttons like those found on the Pixel or capacitive buttons which can free up some space on your screen…

Android Basics: How to enable gestures on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

While OEMs like LG allow you to double-tap on their device’s screens to unlock them, OnePlus has built in functionality to launch and control different features on their phones…

OnePlus 3 Stories November 24, 2016

Android Basics: How to take a screenshot on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus has just released the OnePlus 3T, which is the successor to the company’s previous flagship device. Although the changes are minimal and mainly  spec update, it is important to still know some of the basic functionality of the smartphone if you happen to pick one up…

OnePlus 3 Stories November 17, 2016


Following OnePlus’ announcement on Monday of the OnePlus 3T, it was unclear if the company was planning to keep both models and offer flagships at two pricing tiers, or if it was planning to fully replace the OnePlus 3 with the OnePlus 3T. Now the company has confirmed that it’s the latter…

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OnePlus 3 Stories November 11, 2016


As Android Nougat starts to permeate the Android ecosystem, OEMs are preparing updates for many different smartphones. So far we know that LG is about to push an update to the LG G5 and Samsung is actively testing out Nougat on the S7 family. However, while speaking to Engadget, OnePlus confirmed when Nougat would hit the OnePlus 3.

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OnePlus 3 Stories October 13, 2016


Just yesterday a report came out to say that due to a lack of stock, OnePlus would be halting production of the OnePlus 3 to make room for a new “OnePlus 3S.” In that refreshed model, the company would swap the existing Snapdragon 820 chip for an 821 and also trade the AMOLED display for an LCD, to the uproar of some fans.

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OnePlus 3 Stories October 12, 2016


OnePlus may have finally ditched its infamous invite system for its latest — and, hopefully, future — devices, but that does not mean that the company isn’t having troubles meeting demands. After weeks of discontinued sales caused by unforeseen request, the fate of its “3” flagship may see it coming to a permanent halt. But there’s more…

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OnePlus 3 Stories September 19, 2016

Tons of bug fixes and improvements now rolling out to OnePlus 3 with OxygenOS 3.2.6 update

OnePlus over the weekend announced the rollout of a new version of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3, version 3.2.6. While this new version doesn’t bring any groundbreaking new features, it does pack a plethora of minor updates that will improve the OnePlus 3 experience in general…

OnePlus 3 Stories September 10, 2016

Paranoid Android 2016

Paranoid Android is a ROM that gets a lot of attention from the Nexus, Oppo, and OnePlus communities due to its stock Android appearance and useful features added atop Google’s mobile operating system. With today’s announcement, the hard-working people at Paranoid have announced official support for the Nextbit Robin

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OnePlus 3 Stories September 5, 2016


It’s been a few weeks since Android 7.0 Nougat went official and since the source code went public developers over at XDA have been hard at work creating ROMs for various devices based on the OS. Just a week ago we saw builds pop up for older devices such as the Nexus 4, OnePlus One, and even the Raspberry Pi 3.

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OnePlus 3 Stories August 25, 2016

Oxygen OS 3.5 Community Build released for OnePlus 3 w/ camera & UI improvements, new apps

OnePlus has today announced a new software build for the OnePlus 3, Oxygen OS 3.5. This new “community build” is available directly from OnePlus, although it won’t be available as a standard OTA. Community builds are essentially OnePlus’ version of a beta, allowing its fans to test out new software builds so any problems can be found before the full rollout.

OnePlus 3 Stories August 8, 2016


Despite being a relatively new company whose products often tend to lighten your wallets less than the likes of, say, Samsung or Apple, OnePlus is a company that always makes sure its voice is heard loud and clear. This is especially true when it comes down to reaffirming its position in the tech realm; and that, often, leads to direct comparisons like the one posted today…

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OnePlus 3 Stories August 3, 2016

best flagships

It’s August, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. The summer started off strong with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (not shipping!), and most recently Samsung finally showed us its Galaxy Note 7 after many months of leaks. But which ones are the best buys?…

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OnePlus Logo

There has to be some sort of curse in the tech world for OnePlus, from which consumers are the primary victims. However, the Chinese OEM fares no better, and amid post-Brexit price surges, it looks like other European customers too will be affected by another form of disservice, whose fault may or may not be on the firm’s shoulders…

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OnePlus 3 Stories July 26, 2016

OnePlus 3 picks up Oxygen OS 3.2.2 w/ usability improvements

OnePlus has today announced the latest update for Oxygen OS, version 3.2.2. This latest update is still based on Android 6.0.1 but brings along several usability improvements to provide an overall better experience for OnePlus 3 users.

OnePlus 3 Stories July 25, 2016


Back when the OnePlus 3 first launched, we caught a glimpse of a gold OnePlus 3 in press images. However when the device finally went up for sale, only a silver color was available for purchase. The company has since been teasing the gold color variant and starting tomorrow fans of gold devices will be able to get their hands on OnePlus’ latest smartphone in “Soft Gold”.

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OnePlus 3 Stories July 23, 2016


Things in the world of USB-C have been complicated since day one, but as time goes on things aren’t getting much better. As more USB-C devices hit the market we continue to see issues with Type-C compliance here and there, but with most of these devices the violations lie in accessories, such as the charger. However OnePlus has made things worse with its recently released OnePlus 3.

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OnePlus 3 Stories July 21, 2016

S7 edge vs. OnePlus 3

They say that specs don’t matter; and that, to an extent, is often true, in the sense that software optimization can take you to far greater lengths than a more powerful processor or some extra RAM. We reported about a video comparison posted a few months ago by PhoneBuff’s David Rahimi between the two models of the Galaxy S7 edge — the Snapdragon and Exynos-powered ones — where the latter prevailed largely due to some in-house software tuning made by the Korean giant.

But for all its technical prowess, Samsung‘s top smartphone couldn’t help but lose its throne to a newcomer…

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OnePlus 3 Stories July 5, 2016

PSA: Checking for software updates on your OnePlus 3 can expose your IMEI on open networks

With major updates for the OnePlus 3 on the horizon there’s no doubt many users are constantly checking for that update to hit their devices. While that’s usually completely fine, a flaw in OnePlus’ system could turn this average task into something a bit more dangerous.

The best Android phones you can buy [July 2016]

It’s already July, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. We had the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and others around the time of Mobile World Congress, and last month saw the new OnePlus 3 and Moto Z. But which ones are the best buys?…

OnePlus 3 Stories July 4, 2016


Update 2: OnePlus now resuming rollout, but this time pushing 3.2.1 instead of 3.2.0.

Update: OnePlus says it is halting the OTA update to investigate issues some are having while upgrading.

Due to some reports of issues while upgrading, we are temporarily stopping the rollout to investigate. We will start back up as soon as possible.

OnePlus is currently rolling out OxygenOS 3.2.0 to the OnePlus 3. This new update has been promised by the company for quite some time and within it brings improvements to RAM management, the addition of an sRGB mode to the developer settings, as well as a handful of bug fixes.

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OnePlus 3 Stories June 25, 2016


In this week’s top stories: Specs for the rumored HTC ‘Sailfish’ Nexus device leak, more on the OnePlus 3, Google’s new Prompt two-factor feature, we review Sony’s Xperia X, and much more.

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