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manus31

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Is anyone feeling fed up with OnePlus on some level. This week they released their new beta 7 for the 6T. The update lists updates for weather and Switch app and this is the same for all their devices on open beta.

To me at least it feels like they're struggling to keep up with the beta roll outs for all their devices.
There are many bugs/feature requests that are being ignored and they are just rolling out these meaningless updates so that they can say that they provide two beta updates a month.

I've spent a fair bit of money on OnePlus phones in the last few years and always defending them mainly with the point of updates are frequent and the software is great,. It now I'm not so sure going forward. Looking at other devices now giving more for less money,even Samsung mid range A50 is giving a 4000mah battery,expandable storage,and official IPS rating amongst many other features

Really thinking of moving on from OnePlus as the price keeps rising and it's not worth it for what we're getting
 

xgerryx

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Honestly the software isn't a problem. The complaints most people have are prices rising without anything more in the phone. IN FACT from the 6 to the 6t we lost several features and QoL things.
 
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manus31

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Honestly the software isn't a problem. The complaints most people have are prices rising without anything more in the phone. IN FACT from the 6 to the 6t we lost several features and QoL things.

Absolutely,this is a major concern. I got a free 6T through the referral program and sold my 6 which I soon realized was the better device. Do miss my led and working fingerprint,just concerned that the software is taking a tumble now too
 

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Feel free to go buy a crappy $1,000 Samsung or iPhone that provide nothing except nice screens and cameras. Good luck with that. For the money, OnePlus is the best value performance and mod friendly phone around that supports all cell networks in the US. So does a Pixel, but that is also another $1,000 phone and their updates are no better.
 

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Feel free to go buy a crappy $1,000 Samsung or iPhone that provide nothing except nice screens and cameras. Good luck with that. For the money, OnePlus is the best value performance and mod friendly phone around that supports all cell networks in the US. So does a Pixel, but that is also another $1,000 phone and their updates are no better.

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rickysidhu_

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    OnePlus 9
    I've owned the following (not counting my previously owned iPhones lol):

    Nexus 6P
    Pixel XL
    Pixel 2 XL
    Pixel 3 XL

    OnePlus 5
    OnePlus 5T
    OnePlus 6
    OnePlus 6T

    The 6T has definitely been my favourite device and best performer out of all these past smartphones I've listed.

    The 6 has the same specs as 6T but I guess the software wasn't as polished as it is now on my 6T. It's blazing fast and smooth, no stutters or lag.

    It's surprisingly faster and less laggy compared to my recent 3XL! The initial app launch speeds for example, are significantly faster on my 6T (and no, it's not just because of faster animations).

    The price is slowly going up, but it's still the best bang for your buck compared to other devices in this price range.

    I do enjoy quick software updates, but I'm not a beta user and it's also by no means a deal breaker for me. I don't mind a few delayed updates here and there. No big deal.

    Battery life has been insane as well, averaging 6 hours of SOT where I normally get about 4-5.


    The issues I have with this phone are the following:

    - Lack of VoLTE and VoWiFi (but I think this is a carrier specific issue for me)

    - Weak and cheap feeling vibrate motor

    - Inferior camera (especially after using the Pixel 3 XL camera) (Gcam port helps a bit, but still inferior)

    - FP scanner is hit or miss, and I hate how night light disables and screen brightens during scan/lockscreen

    - FP scanner incompatible with custom ROMs (the flashaholic in me is having withdrawals) (however OOS is growing on me and I'm loving the stock software experience now!)

    - Wrong mic used in some apps (i.e. Snapchat)


    However, despite all these issues, I still consider it to be an overall better experience and value compared to all my other devices I've owned in the past. I may skip the OnePlus 7 and keep this, not only because it's been a great overall experience, but also because the 7 is supposed to have a popup front camera. Introducing motorized parts is asking for trouble, so I may skip it.


    All-in-all, it's the best phone I've ever owned and I'm definitely not fed up or anything of that nature.
     

    PapaMag

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    Coming from Samsung to OnePlus 6T. There isn't a chance in hell for me to go back. Devices are way more expensive and they aren't as good for me any way.

    With storage and root capability I couldn't ask for more, other than maybe a working LED.

    As for updates unless they have something that really changes things then great if not who cares. People buy new devices then immediately want updates I just don't get it.

    For me this is the best device I have ever owned. Just my two cents.
     

    schmeggy929

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    Apr 13, 2008
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    OnePlus 9 Pro
    I've owned the following (not counting my previously owned iPhones lol):

    Nexus 6P
    Pixel XL
    Pixel 2 XL
    Pixel 3 XL

    OnePlus 5
    OnePlus 5T
    OnePlus 6
    OnePlus 6T

    The 6T has definitely been my favourite device and best performer out of all these past smartphones I've listed.

    The 6 has the same specs as 6T but I guess the software wasn't as polished as it is now on my 6T. It's blazing fast and smooth, no stutters or lag.

    It's surprisingly faster and less laggy compared to my recent 3XL! The initial app launch speeds for example, are significantly faster on my 6T (and no, it's not just because of faster animations).

    The price is slowly going up, but it's still the best bang for your buck compared to other devices in this price range.

    I do enjoy quick software updates, but I'm not a beta user and it's also by no means a deal breaker for me. I don't mind a few delayed updates here and there. No big deal.

    Battery life has been insane as well, averaging 6 hours of SOT where I normally get about 4-5.


    The issues I have with this phone are the following:

    - Lack of VoLTE and VoWiFi (but I think this is a carrier specific issue for me)

    - Weak and cheap feeling vibrate motor

    - Inferior camera (especially after using the Pixel 3 XL camera) (Gcam port helps a bit, but still inferior)

    - FP scanner is hit or miss, and I hate how night light disables and screen brightens during scan/lockscreen

    - FP scanner incompatible with custom ROMs (the flashaholic in me is having withdrawals) (however OOS is growing on me and I'm loving the stock software experience now!)

    - Wrong mic used in some apps (i.e. Snapchat)


    However, despite all these issues, I still consider it to be an overall better experience and value compared to all my other devices I've owned in the past. I may skip the OnePlus 7 and keep this, not only because it's been a great overall experience, but also because the 7 is supposed to have a popup front camera. Introducing motorized parts is asking for trouble, so I may skip it.


    All-in-all, it's the best phone I've ever owned and I'm definitely not fed up or anything of that nature.

    Same here , recently switched from HTC with a new model every year since the Touch <1992 maybe) lol.

    No complaints here with the 6T. VoLTE and WiFi calling work. By no means does this phone have a weak vibration motor.
    Google camera is my default.
    Fingerprint scanner works 95 % of the time. Also using Renovate ROM 11.1. I have always used an original OS, no AOSP or custom OS ROMs.
    Looking forward to the full screen 7T and pop-up camera, it will be a nice feature. If your vibration motor has never quit on a phone I highly doubtful the camera will have any issues.
     
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    esjames

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    My last device was a Galaxy S8+, being in the U.S., it would have to be a HUGE breakthrough to get me to switch back. Perhaps like an unlockable bootloader on sammy devices, but we know that isnt gonna happen!
     

    imucarmen

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    I hear you. This is my first OnePlus device and I actually don't like the stock software. After 3 months I grew to hate it due to several reasons. After getting fed up with it I decided to install Havoc ROM and haven't looked back since. I love Havoc and the phone runs extremely good with it. My main regret is the 7 is looking really nice. I like how it doesn't have a front cam because I don't use the front cam and the idea of having a full screen front display is intriguing. I might sell my P2XL and OP6T when the 7 comes out. I might also wait to see what the Note 10 has to offer. I'm not a huge Samsung fan but the Note 10 might be interesting.
     

    DarthVader

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    Absolutely,this is a major concern. I got a free 6T through the referral program and sold my 6 which I soon realized was the better device. Do miss my led and working fingerprint,just concerned that the software is taking a tumble now too

    How does the Referral Program work tho. I know this is OT but OP6T is my first OP phone. Got it solely for the custom Development. And while the FP is a letdown its slow anyway so I don't care. Phone is smooth overall. As for software I couldn't care less as the only time I used OOS was to unlock bootloader.
     

    manus31

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    How does the Referral Program work tho. I know this is OT but OP6T is my first OP phone. Got it solely for the custom Development. And while the FP is a letdown its slow anyway so I don't care. Phone is smooth overall. As for software I couldn't care less as the only time I used OOS was to unlock bootloader.

    You can get a link in your OnePlus account and share it with friends,you will have to refer about 70 people though to get a new phone.You could referv few and get vouchers for accessories .Its pretty good if you can get the prople
     

    rickysidhu_

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    Same here , recently switched from HTC with a new model every year since the Touch <1992 maybe) lol.

    No complaints here with the 6T. VoLTE and WiFi calling work. By no means does this phone have a weak vibration motor.
    Google camera is my default.
    Fingerprint scanner works 95 % of the time. Also using Renovate ROM 11.1. I have always used an original OS, no ASOP or custom OS ROMs.
    Looking forward to the full screen 7T and pop-up camera, it will be a nice feature. If your vibration motor has never quit on a phone I highly doubtful the camera will have any issues.
    Vibrate motor feels weak and inferior to me, especially after feeling the quality of a Pixel 2 and 3 vibrate motor. I can't really feel it in my pocket.

    However, you raise an interesting point with the popup camera not giving any issues if a vibrate motor doesn't. Will have to wait and see once the 7 is officially announced!
     

    Frankenscript

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    I like my 6T. Best phone I ever had. But, I do miss the LED (it was a major part of how I used my phones), and the vibration motor on every phone I've had in the last 6 years or so has gotten worse each time. Not just oneplus. I miss the old Blackberry vibrators that could buzz the phone off the table.
     

    H4X0R46

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    I really like my 6T! Of course it's not all rainbows here either, there's a few annoying thing about this phone I'd change if I could. The mono speaker on the corner of the phone is just plain annoying, far too easy to muffle for a device with a built in "gaming mode" since obviously your hands will be on the top and bottom of the device. And the decision to keep the source for the new fingerprint sensor closed source...... That aggravates me since I soley went oneplus for the stellar dev scene here...... OP threw a wrench in the machine with that. It didn't stop development in any way, but I won't use a rom that lacks such a big feature, through zero fault of the devs here.
     
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    ГАСООП

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    Yes I am fed up with oneplus. Especially software, as it's working bad. I've heard oneplus is supposed to be smooth, in my case scrolling is a nightmare. Also... Samsung s7 gets more updates and faster than this. It's April, and we're still on January patch. And this company has how many devices supported? 4?
     

    manus31

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    Yes I am fed up with oneplus. Especially software, as it's working bad. I've heard oneplus is supposed to be smooth, in my case scrolling is a nightmare. Also... Samsung s7 gets more updates and faster than this. It's April, and we're still on January patch. And this company has how many devices supported? 4?
    You should go on the open beta,surely there's got to be more frequent updates on the open beta than samsung
     

    Bildo41383

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    Coming from Samsung to OnePlus 6T. There isn't a chance in hell for me to go back. Devices are way more expensive and they aren't as good for me any way.

    With storage and root capability I couldn't ask for more, other than maybe a working LED.

    As for updates unless they have something that really changes things then great if not who cares. People buy new devices then immediately want updates I just don't get it.

    For me this is the best device I have ever owned. Just my two cents.

    Agreed, this was a great upgrade coming from Samsung and their soaring prices.
     
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    amunarjoh

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    Yes I am fed up with oneplus. Especially software, as it's working bad. I've heard oneplus is supposed to be smooth, in my case scrolling is a nightmare. Also... Samsung s7 gets more updates and faster than this. It's April, and we're still on January patch. And this company has how many devices supported? 4?
    On beta 7, and Android security update of March 1st.
     

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      Feel free to go buy a crappy $1,000 Samsung or iPhone that provide nothing except nice screens and cameras. Good luck with that. For the money, OnePlus is the best value performance and mod friendly phone around that supports all cell networks in the US. So does a Pixel, but that is also another $1,000 phone and their updates are no better.
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      I've owned the following (not counting my previously owned iPhones lol):

      Nexus 6P
      Pixel XL
      Pixel 2 XL
      Pixel 3 XL

      OnePlus 5
      OnePlus 5T
      OnePlus 6
      OnePlus 6T

      The 6T has definitely been my favourite device and best performer out of all these past smartphones I've listed.

      The 6 has the same specs as 6T but I guess the software wasn't as polished as it is now on my 6T. It's blazing fast and smooth, no stutters or lag.

      It's surprisingly faster and less laggy compared to my recent 3XL! The initial app launch speeds for example, are significantly faster on my 6T (and no, it's not just because of faster animations).

      The price is slowly going up, but it's still the best bang for your buck compared to other devices in this price range.

      I do enjoy quick software updates, but I'm not a beta user and it's also by no means a deal breaker for me. I don't mind a few delayed updates here and there. No big deal.

      Battery life has been insane as well, averaging 6 hours of SOT where I normally get about 4-5.


      The issues I have with this phone are the following:

      - Lack of VoLTE and VoWiFi (but I think this is a carrier specific issue for me)

      - Weak and cheap feeling vibrate motor

      - Inferior camera (especially after using the Pixel 3 XL camera) (Gcam port helps a bit, but still inferior)

      - FP scanner is hit or miss, and I hate how night light disables and screen brightens during scan/lockscreen

      - FP scanner incompatible with custom ROMs (the flashaholic in me is having withdrawals) (however OOS is growing on me and I'm loving the stock software experience now!)

      - Wrong mic used in some apps (i.e. Snapchat)


      However, despite all these issues, I still consider it to be an overall better experience and value compared to all my other devices I've owned in the past. I may skip the OnePlus 7 and keep this, not only because it's been a great overall experience, but also because the 7 is supposed to have a popup front camera. Introducing motorized parts is asking for trouble, so I may skip it.


      All-in-all, it's the best phone I've ever owned and I'm definitely not fed up or anything of that nature.
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      Coming from Samsung to OnePlus 6T. There isn't a chance in hell for me to go back. Devices are way more expensive and they aren't as good for me any way.

      With storage and root capability I couldn't ask for more, other than maybe a working LED.

      As for updates unless they have something that really changes things then great if not who cares. People buy new devices then immediately want updates I just don't get it.

      For me this is the best device I have ever owned. Just my two cents.
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      Honestly the software isn't a problem. The complaints most people have are prices rising without anything more in the phone. IN FACT from the 6 to the 6t we lost several features and QoL things.
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      Feel free to go buy a crappy $1,000 Samsung or iPhone that provide nothing except nice screens and cameras. Good luck with that. For the money, OnePlus is the best value performance and mod friendly phone around that supports all cell networks in the US. So does a Pixel, but that is also another $1,000 phone and their updates are no better.

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