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First OnePlus 5 update brings bug fixes, camera tweaks

OxygenOS 4.5.2 is now rolling out with bug fixes and stability improvements. The OnePlus 5 will be going up for sale starting tomorrow, June 27, but if you were able to get your hands on one during the company’s “early drop” sales event, there’s an update waiting for your handset. The OxygenOS 4.5.2 update comes in at just 36MB, and has fixes for app installation issues, camera tweaks, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and network stability fixes, along with better third-party app compatibility. For a majority of users, the update will be available…

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OnePlus 5’s camera shows us the delicate balance of setting and meeting expectations

It’s tough to hype up a phone while also keeping things realistic. With the launch of the OnePlus 5 this week, we got to see a perfect example of what a delicate balance companies navigate in setting expectations and delivering on promises. OnePlus has always talked a (strategically) big game about many aspects of its phones — this year, it was all about the camera. Even during the launch event, at which point reviewers had been using the phone for over a week, the presenters espoused the wonderment of the…

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 camera comparison: Playing catch-up

No matter what we pay for phones, we always want a great camera. OnePlus has consistently nailed the core experience of a high-end smartphone, over-achieving its price in so many ways. But one area where it felt more native to its price point was the camera — but the OnePlus 5 is designed to change that. Even though it is notably less expensive than the flagship competition, the OnePlus 5 will constantly be compared to the top-end phones available today. It’s when you start to compare cameras, especially, that the…

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 camera comparison: Playing catch-up

No matter what we pay for phones, we always want a great camera. OnePlus has consistently nailed the core experience of a high-end smartphone, over-achieving its price in so many ways. But one area where it felt more native to its price point was the camera — but the OnePlus 5 is designed to change that. Even though it is notably less expensive than the flagship competition, the OnePlus 5 will constantly be compared to the top-end phones available today. It’s when you start to compare cameras, especially, that the…

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How to take the best Cardboard Camera photos

Flawless Cardboard Camera photos are not complicated, and so much fun to share. Grabbing a good panorama of that perfect sunrise is often quite rewarding, but if you’re a fan of VR photos you can one-up your game with Cardboard Camera. Instead of a 2D panorama, you’re capturing a full 360-degree panorama with depth. This means the viewer gets to really feel like they are a part of the photo, as long as the photo you captured is something worth sharing. A lot of people struggle to capture that perfect…

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