01-21-2018 03:25 PM
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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    This was a bittersweet purchase.

    I'd been on windows phone since 2010 and truly loved the platform, but with Andromeda coming it was blatantly clear that windows phone was dead. It was time to move on. I decided early on that Apple was a non starter. Too expensive. Too pompous. And the hardware sucks.

    I've had the 5T for a couple of days now and I have to say I'm absolutely loving this device. It's blazingly fast, the hardware looks and feels premium and the screen quality is just awesome.

    I made the effort to read a lot of reviews before ordering the phone and a few people mentioned that the camera wasn't great. What a load of nonsense. The camera is brilliant.

    I'm finding Android a bit confusing, but look forward to becoming an active participant in the forums and getting the help I'll need here

    And for all those windows phone fans who have made the move to Android, as long as you get yourself a decent phone it's a good move, although I'll still be lurking on the windows central forums and will be first in line when that Andromeda Surface Phone arrives
    12-31-2017 02:48 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Welcome to the Dark Side!
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    12-31-2017 03:06 AM
  3. Jcmg62's Avatar
    The only issue I'm having is with Outlook. I cannot get that dangnabbit app to sync at all, which is a major problem because my 1600+ contacts are all in the outlook cloud too and they won't sync to the phone.

    It's weird because all my other Microsoft apps (Word, Onedrive, One Note, Skype, MS Launcher, etc) have all logged in and syconised first time with no drama......but outlook is proving a nightmare
    12-31-2017 09:58 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! So glad you are loving your OnePlus 5T! The phone is great, and the camera is pretty good - in fact, the phone's specs are excellent; especially considering its price point.

    If you ever need any help or have any questions, we at Android Central are here to help! The OnePlus sub-forums are quite active - so feel free to ask questions and to share your views here!
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    12-31-2017 12:21 PM
  5. Kayza's Avatar
    I made the effort to read a lot of reviews before ordering the phone and a few people mentioned that the camera wasn't great. What a load of nonsense. The camera is brilliant.
    If you are happy with it, that's great. But the comparisons I have seen definitely bear out the notion that the camera doesn't compare well with the top echelon of phone cameras.
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    12-31-2017 02:02 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Morty, do you have one of these phones? what's your honest.
    opinion of the phone camera? 100% real, please.
    I do not own the phone personally, but I have watched reviews from trusted channels; and think the camera is pretty good from what I've seen. Of course, the OP 5T's camera is not on par with the likes of the Pixel 2 line or the Samsung Galaxy S8 - however, for the price and for the specs of the phone, in my opinion, it does quite well.
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    01-01-2018 11:54 AM
  7. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Thank you I've been on windows central for years and believe a strong community makes and platform that much better. I look forward to chiming in
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    01-02-2018 02:10 AM
  8. dov1978's Avatar
    This was a bittersweet purchase.

    I'd been on windows phone since 2010 and truly loved the platform, but with Andromeda coming it was blatantly clear that windows phone was dead. It was time to move on. I decided early on that Apple was a non starter. Too expensive. Too pompous. And the hardware sucks.

    I've had the 5T for a couple of days now and I have to say I'm absolutely loving this device. It's blazingly fast, the hardware looks and feels premium and the screen quality is just awesome.

    I made the effort to read a lot of reviews before ordering the phone and a few people mentioned that the camera wasn't great. What a load of nonsense. The camera is brilliant.

    I'm finding Android a bit confusing, but look forward to becoming an active participant in the forums and getting the help I'll need here

    And for all those windows phone fans who have made the move to Android, as long as you get yourself a decent phone it's a good move, although I'll still be lurking on the windows central forums and will be first in line when that Andromeda Surface Phone arrives
    You make a great point about making sure you find a good phone to switch to. I've seen way too many people over on WC trying Android or switching for good but complaining how bad the experience has been when they were using a budget or mid-range Android phone. It was different on Windows phones because even a low end Lumia would fly because the OS was so smooth and well optimised. While the quality of budget and mid range android phones have certainly came on leaps and bounds recently, they still won't perform as well as a flagship device.
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    01-02-2018 03:20 AM
  9. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    You make a great point about making sure you find a good phone to switch to. I've seen way too many people over on WC trying Android or switching for good but complaining how bad the experience has been when they were using a budget or mid-range Android phone. It was different on Windows phones because even a low end Lumia would fly because the OS was so smooth and well optimised. While the quality of budget and mid range android phones have certainly came on leaps and bounds recently, they still won't perform as well as a flagship device.
    Also with lower end windows phones there was the advantage of not having any pesky apps to slow the system down

    More seriously, I find it odd how many Windows phone users aren't switching and are just buying 3 or 4 950s or x3s and intending to stubbornly stick to their guns. It's BlackBerry all over again.
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    01-02-2018 05:54 AM
  10. Jcmg62's Avatar
    You make a great point about making sure you find a good phone to switch to. I've seen way too many people over on WC trying Android or switching for good but complaining how bad the experience has been when they were using a budget or mid-range Android phone. It was different on Windows phones because even a low end Lumia would fly because the OS was so smooth and well optimised. While the quality of budget and mid range android phones have certainly came on leaps and bounds recently, they still won't perform as well as a flagship device.
    Totally. Bottom line, if you buy a £100-150 phone it shouldn't come as a surprise when it turns out to be less than stellar.

    I think the OnePlus represents best-in-class value. I got the phone (8GB model), a case, screen protector, earphones and 2 charging units for less than half the price of the iPhone X

    My cousin bought an IphoneX last week. Cost a fortune and it keeps freezing on him

    I think we'll see a ton of windows phone guys over here in the next few months. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to see Daniel Rubino, Zac Bowden and Jason Ward lurking in the android forums. What Microsoft done to us Windows Phone fans just sucked big time. The Lumia 950 was a joke (well, mine was. It constantly needed rebooting). Maybe andromeda will be a fresh start, but personally I think the first few versions of a Windows-on-Arm, cellular connected, folding phone device is going to be highly experimental and very expensive.

    Personally I've had enough with being an early adopter fast ring guinea pig and am looking forward to using a finished operating system on a finished phone :P
    01-02-2018 06:26 AM
  11. dov1978's Avatar
    Totally. Bottom line, if you buy a £100-150 phone it shouldn't come as a surprise when it turns out to be less than stellar.

    I think the OnePlus represents best-in-class value. I got the phone (8GB model), a case, screen protector, earphones and 2 charging units for less than half the price of the iPhone X

    My cousin bought an IphoneX last week. Cost a fortune and it keeps freezing on him

    I think we'll see a ton of windows phone guys over here in the next few months. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to see Daniel Rubino, Zac Bowden and Jason Ward lurking in the android forums. What Microsoft done to us Windows Phone fans just sucked big time. The Lumia 950 was a joke (well, mine was. It constantly needed rebooting). Maybe andromeda will be a fresh start, but personally I think the first few versions of a Windows-on-Arm, cellular connected, folding phone device is going to be highly experimental and very expensive.

    Personally I've had enough with being an early adopter fast ring guinea pig and am looking forward to using a finished operating system on a finished phone :P
    My L950 was awful too. It kept rebooting, the screen froze when calls came in so I couldn't answer and the battery was horrendous then it fell out my pocket and shattered the screen within the first week. It wasn't meant to be. I gave the 950xl a try a few months later and it was faultless in comparison and the battery was a lot better too. I had that phone right up to September last year before jumping back onto Android. I've had a tonne of Lumia's starting way back with the L800 and jumped over to iPhone and Android constantly along the way. I'm missing having that 3rd option now but like you say hopefully the Andromeda device actually gets a real go and Nadella doesn't give it a half hearted effort and pull the plug again. I doubt I'll get the first version either. Like the Surface line, I'm sure it will take 2 or 3 iterations to get right and hopefully by then the developers will have got on board to solve some of that app issue that's keeping people away
    01-02-2018 08:31 AM
  12. dov1978's Avatar
    Also with lower end windows phones there was the advantage of not having any pesky apps to slow the system down

    More seriously, I find it odd how many Windows phone users aren't switching and are just buying 3 or 4 950s or x3s and intending to stubbornly stick to their guns. It's BlackBerry all over again.
    There's stubbornness and there's cutting your nose off to spite your face. I think for many it's the latter. I get that people are hacked off and prefer Windows mobile devices but its like your house has been repossed and the bailiffs keep coming in and removing your furniture and appliances and they're about to disconnect the gas and electricity next. People just need to move on even if it is just til Microsoft regroup and see if they can get a successful mobile device back out there in its place.
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    01-02-2018 08:38 AM
  13. newcollector's Avatar
    There's stubbornness and there's cutting your nose off to spite your face. I think for many it's the latter. I get that people are hacked off and prefer Windows mobile devices but its like your house has been repossed and the bailiffs keep coming in and removing your furniture and appliances and they're about to disconnect the gas and electricity next. People just need to move on even if it is just til Microsoft regroup and see if they can get a successful mobile device back out there in its place.
    It is a hard thing to move on for some people. They invest not only their money but themselves in their devices and that attachment becomes palpable. Devotees of an operating system find it hard to let go, don't believe another operating system will meet their needs, to say nothing about the anxiety of learning a new system.

    I know how difficult it can be because I drank the kool-aid when I was with BlackBerry. It is only as I migrated from bbos to bb10 to the Priv to the OnePlus 5t that I have had my eyes opened to the potential of Android and to the implementation by OnePlus. It is light years ahead of the Priv for speed. It is highly customizable and I couldn't be more pleased with the bang for the buck of the 5t.

    OnePlus has been very responsive in updates to improve camera functions, as well as security updates. And I am excited that Oreo will soon arrive.

    OnePlus' Never Settle is a great mission statement for a company that seeks to improve, listens to their customers, and actually admits openly their failures. I think I will enjoy this phone for double my normal cycle of two years. I can easily root it going forward. It is future proof for quite a while, I think.
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    01-02-2018 09:46 AM
  14. Milcacious's Avatar
    Welcome to the community!
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    01-02-2018 11:13 AM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you I've been on windows central for years and believe a strong community makes and platform that much better. I look forward to chiming in
    Absolutely, a community is super important! Chime in whenever you like, and have fun here!
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    01-02-2018 11:23 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    It is a hard thing to move on for some people. They invest not only their money but themselves in their devices and that attachment becomes palpable. Devotees of an operating system find it hard to let go, don't believe another operating system will meet their needs, to say nothing about the anxiety of learning a new system.

    I know how difficult it can be because I drank the kool-aid when I was with BlackBerry. It is only as I migrated from bbos to bb10 to the Priv to the OnePlus 5t that I have had my eyes opened to the potential of Android and to the implementation by OnePlus. It is light years ahead of the Priv for speed. It is highly customizable and I couldn't be more pleased with the bang for the buck of the 5t.

    OnePlus has been very responsive in updates to improve camera functions, as well as security updates. And I am excited that Oreo will soon arrive.

    OnePlus' Never Settle is a great mission statement for a company that seeks to improve, listens to their customers, and actually admits openly their failures. I think I will enjoy this phone for double my normal cycle of two years. I can easily root it going forward. It is future proof for quite a while, I think.
    Your post was very well-written - I agree with everything you've said.

    It's true that some people very often become "accustomed" to a specific OS and it's very hard for them to move on to others. I too was a BlackBerry enthusiast and while I still love it and appreciate the physical keyboard, I do acknowledge Android's superiority on other levels.

    The 5T is a superb phone. I think it does a good job of being coined the "flagship killer." Sure, it doesn't have top notch specs if you compare some OP-specific specs to phones like the Note 8; but for the price point and what you're getting at that price point - it can't be beaten.

    Also, I've heard that there *may* be a "sandstone" (or some other light-coloured name) OnePlus 5T being released soon. I want it!
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    01-02-2018 11:27 AM
  17. newcollector's Avatar
    Your post was very well-written - I agree with everything you've said.

    It's true that some people very often become "accustomed" to a specific OS and it's very hard for them to move on to others. I too was a BlackBerry enthusiast and while I still love it and appreciate the physical keyboard, I do acknowledge Android's superiority on other levels.

    The 5T is a superb phone. I think it does a good job of being coined the "flagship killer." Sure, it doesn't have top notch specs if you compare some OP-specific specs to phones like the Note 8; but for the price point and what you're getting at that price point - it can't be beaten.

    Also, I've heard that there *may* be a "sandstone" (or some other light-coloured name) OnePlus 5T being released soon. I want it!
    I have the sandstone case on my 5t. Love it. Nice and grippy.
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    01-02-2018 12:11 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I have the sandstone case on my 5t. Love it. Nice and grippy.
    Cool beans! Hmm, I could always simply buy the case and skip the phone; which will probably be more expensive than the Midnight Black version... Thanks for the idea!!
    01-02-2018 12:13 PM
  19. newcollector's Avatar
    Cool beans! Hmm, I could always simply buy the case and skip the phone; which will probably be more expensive than the Midnight Black version... Thanks for the idea!!
    Lots of rumors flying about concerning the OnePlus 6. A recent video of "What's in the Box" seems to adding to the speculation about the hardware. I am more than happy with my 5t and will not wish I had waited for the 6 to come out. I really am enjoying my "bird in the hand", and do not long for the one in the bush.
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    01-02-2018 12:38 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Lots of rumors flying about concerning the OnePlus 6. A recent video of "What's in the Box" seems to adding to the speculation about the hardware. I am more than happy with my 5t and will not wish I had waited for the 6 to come out. I really am enjoying my "bird in the hand", and do not long for the one in the bush.
    I'm like you - the "what's next" tech interests me but doesn't sway me from what I still want to get; if that makes sense.
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    01-02-2018 01:15 PM
  21. newcollector's Avatar
    I'm like you - the "what's next" tech interests me but doesn't sway me from what I still want to get; if that makes sense.
    If you keep waiting for the next greatest thing, you will never get what you need now. I know people who fear to purchase now because of rumors of coming devices. They are frozen by choices. In fear of missing out, they never get.

    Tech never stands still. It continues to evolve and offer, but even then sometimes the newest thing isn't the best thing. I have always thought it best to do due diligence. Listen to trusted people about what is good and make a choice.
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    01-02-2018 01:21 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    If you keep waiting for the next greatest thing, you will never get what you need now. I know people who fear to purchase now because of rumors of coming devices. They are frozen by choices. In fear of missing out, they never get.

    Tech never stands still. It continues to evolve and offer, but even then sometimes the newest thing isn't the best thing. I have always thought it best to do due diligence. Listen to trusted people about what is good and make a choice.
    I couldn't agree more with you. If you need a new phone "now," why wait when you can get what is currently available that is arguably just as good as what's about to come out? Sure, 2018 phones will have a bit faster processor, etc; but those kinds of things don't matter much to me. To me, the phones are all still comparable and worthwhile choices. I don't like waiting to see what's next sometimes, because I don't want to feel trapped, like what you are saying. It's better to get what you can now see in front of you. Like you say, there will always be something "new" coming out - you'll always be "missing out" with that kind of "wait and see" approach.
    01-02-2018 01:26 PM
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    If you keep waiting for the next greatest thing, you will never get what you need now. I know people who fear to purchase now because of rumors of coming devices. They are frozen by choices. In fear of missing out, they never get.

    Tech never stands still. It continues to evolve and offer, but even then sometimes the newest thing isn't the best thing. I have always thought it best to do due diligence. Listen to trusted people about what is good and make a choice.
    This is very true. It's something I've been saying for years with PC components.

    There's always something newer a few months away, if you keep saying for it you'll never buy anything. It's always the "wrong" time to buy technology.
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    01-02-2018 03:25 PM
  24. davide445's Avatar
    I'll be ordering my first Android phone OnePlus 5t next week, coming from BB10 instead of Windows Phone.
    Chosen OP5t for about the same reasons. From you as fresh starter as me wanted to know if you feel the need to install security apps such as antivirus, antimalware, antispyware etc.
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    01-05-2018 09:24 AM
  25. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I'll be ordering my first Android phone OnePlus 5t next week, coming from BB10 instead of Windows Phone.
    Chosen OP5t for about the same reasons. From you as fresh starter as me wanted to know if you feel the need to install security apps such as antivirus, antimalware, antispyware etc.
    Hi David, I'll start by apologising for the long response, but wanted to give you a quick analysis of my experience so far.

    I've had my phone about a week now and haven't come across anything that would cause me a security concern. I haven't downloaded any antivirus software and am relying on whatever resilience OnePlus build in with thier Oxygen OS. Maybe a bit naive but I feel secure.

    I think you'll love the phone. It's a great device. However, from a security perspective there is one thing to be aware of and it's the app store.

    The first thing that struck me as a new android user is the sheer number of apps in the store. And I don't mean that in a good way. It's frankly overwhelming, and trying to find ones that are from reliable developers is difficult. It feels like total hit and miss.

    For example, I was looking for a password safe app. As I'm sure you can appreciate, password safe is one of those apps you don't take a chance with. It's got to be rock solid and extremely secure. If someone cracks it they'll have access to every password, bank card and internet login you own.

    In the windows store there are about a dozen password safe apps and all have been authenticated by Microsoft. In the Google play store there are thousands, and some of them are clearly nothing more than an individuals pet software project.

    Ultimately, what I've decided to do to stay secure is to stick with major developer apps. So my phone has a very Microsoft feel to it. I've downloaded the Microsoft launcher, office, edge, news, weather, etc all from Microsoft so I trust they're secure.

    I'm sure Google do a lot of store screening and purging whenever they find dodgy apps, but it still feels like you're walking around central park at 3am with your wallet hanging out of your pocket.
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    01-05-2018 09:58 AM
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