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  1. SwiggitySwagCat's Avatar
    After Huawei was already banned in the US, and knowing what we know now about Coronavirus and China's cover-up causing a global pandemic; are Chinese phones safe to buy? Or will the government blacklist Chinese products such as smartphones from companies like Oneplus?

    I want to get the Oneplus 8 Pro (or Oneplus 8 5G UW on Verizon- which I have), but worried that in a few months I might get locked out of updates and my phone become obsolete like Huawei phones.

    Edit: Additionally, would you get the Oneplus 8 Pro (or Oneplus 8 5G UW on Verizon) over the S10+ or S20+? Why or why not?
    05-05-2020 06:53 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes , as a owner of 1+6 and 1+7 Pro definitely
    05-05-2020 06:56 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    Yes , as a owner of 1+6 and 1+7 Pro definitely
    Ahh, the OnePlus 6

    Back when they had headphone jacks and notification LED's
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    05-05-2020 07:06 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ahh, the OnePlus 6.

    Back when they had headphone jacks and notification LED's
    I really like that phone
    05-05-2020 07:06 PM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    I really like that phone
    I had the Amber Red version a few months back, it was awesome. I miss Oxygen OS.

    Too bad the phone was a bit too big for my liking.

    With OnePlus, it seems that they get consistently bigger with each release.
    05-05-2020 07:08 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I had the Amber Red version a few months back, it was awesome. I miss Oxygen OS.

    Too bad the phone was a bit too big for my liking.

    With OnePlus, it seems that they get consistently bigger with each release.
    Lol..i think they do get bigger, but I'm good with it . I'm use to my Samsung phones with bigger display but oxygen OS is very very clean and smooth.
    05-05-2020 07:18 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The main concern in the recent past for OnePlus had to do with the clipboard, but this was pretty much felt to be a false alarm: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...rd-data-china/

    Jerry Hildenbrand was initially concerned about it, but then wrote a big retraction after spending more time talking to OnePlus themselves: https://www.androidcentral.com/there...ry-controversy
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-05-2020 07:22 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    Lol..i think they do get bigger, but I'm good with it . I'm use to my Samsung phones with bigger display but oxygen OS is very very clean and smooth.
    Even more efficient than stock Android imo.

    They beat Google at their own game lol
    mustang7757 likes this.
    05-05-2020 07:23 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Even more efficient than stock Android imo.

    They beat Google at their own game lol
    Its really good, I'll leave it at that lol
    05-05-2020 07:35 PM
  10. SwiggitySwagCat's Avatar
    should I get the Oneplus 8 Pro (or Oneplus 8 5G UW on Verizon) over the S10+ or S20+?
    05-05-2020 09:21 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    should I get the Oneplus 8 Pro (or Oneplus 8 5G UW on Verizon) over the S10+ or S20+?
    That's going be what do you prefer ? What phones you had previously ? Can't go wrong with any of them .
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    05-05-2020 09:25 PM
  12. SwiggitySwagCat's Avatar
    That's going be what do you prefer ? What phones you had previously ? Can't go wrong with any of them .
    I've had the LG G3 at some point, my current is the S7 Edge- trying to upgrade to a new phone. Either S10+, S20+, and even considering Oneplus 8 5G UW.
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    05-05-2020 09:28 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've had the LG G3 at some point, my current is the S7 Edge- trying to upgrade to a new phone. Either S10+, S20+, and even considering Oneplus 8 5G UW.
    Do you like the s7 edge or Samsung?
    1+8 is good phone.
    05-05-2020 09:29 PM
  14. SwiggitySwagCat's Avatar
    Do you like the s7 edge or Samsung?
    1+8 is good phone.
    I really like the S7 Edge- I do run out of battery pretty quickly and totally used up my storage. Also, weird yellow dot showed up on my selfie camera.
    Golurk likes this.
    05-05-2020 09:31 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I really like the S7 Edge- I do run out of battery pretty quickly and totally used up my storage. Also, weird yellow dot showed up on my selfie camera.
    S10+ or s20 is way ahead of the s7 edge
    05-05-2020 09:36 PM
  16. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I've had the LG G3 at some point, my current is the S7 Edge- trying to upgrade to a new phone. Either S10+, S20+, and even considering Oneplus 8 5G UW.
    I had an S7 Edge. Was the first Samsung I actually liked. Now using the S10+ and I really love it. The cameras have really improved with the OneUI 2.1 update and it is fast and reliable. The S20 has had a lot of love from users. Some camera issues but overall they find the experience very positive. So I would think about the amount you want to pay and go from there. The S10 line is cheaper and is LTE only. The S20 is 5G capable. But the smaller S20 phone only has Sub6 5G not millimeter wave. So you need to know what type of 5G your carrier uses. The Plus and Ultra versions have both types of 5G built in.

    Good luck with your choice.
    05-05-2020 10:33 PM
  17. David Cole5's Avatar
    Just buy from T-Mobile or Verizon if you are worried about buying direct.
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    05-07-2020 09:05 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I too think that it is safe to buy a OnePlus device. As B. Diddy wrote above, OP is pretty much in the clear for what had happened to them in the past. I think OnePlus is a reputable company and a reliable product!
    ZEXXES and Laura Knotek like this.
    05-07-2020 09:50 AM
  19. ZEXXES's Avatar
    I've owned OnePlus phones since the OnePlus 3. I've owned the 3, 3t, 5, 6T, and the 7T. Will be buying the 8Pro shortly.
    I've owned LGs, Samsung's, HTCs and, Apples in between. And by far they are the smoothest fastest and functional of all of them. Sure in the past Samsung's have more features, but you pay very high premium's for them and they really don't get used as they aren't really necessary for day to day use. Apples integration is great but their phones suck. The only plus for them was their cameras and now that advantage has been shaved to nil. If you want the best camera it's not even a Samsung or iPhone that holds that claim. Not OnePlus either, but their are better options in that department.

    Pros.
    Updates are fastest among all Android phones except for Google's own phones.
    The UI is superior to every phone, period. Apple integration aside, Apples UI is ancient and lacks a plethora of functionality. Samsung's UI while improved is still a resource hog and is filled with bloatware that you'll never used. And white in the beginning, their UI is quite smooth over time Samsung's have issues with slowing down, having poor Ram and Cache management.

    Battery life stays consistent on OnePlus phones. The speed of the thing helps in that regard, using resources for shorter periods of time. 5G while powerful and power hungry also uses resources and power for shorter periods of time. So while it's active it's drawing hard , it does so in such short periods of time that it actually ends up using less power a concept that many forget to include in their calculations.

    The display of the OnePlus 8Pro is the very best in any phone available. 10bit color display at 4k and 120hz is insane! The 10 bit screen alone even when matched with Samsung's display while essentially the same isn't displaying at 10bit like OnePlus. The difference is very noticeable side by side.

    Wire less charging.
    Then there's the Fast charging. Samsung's can't match it whether Wireless or Wired. And Apple? They're a joke. That is the main reason I'm buying the 8pro. I play some very power hungry games on the go, like Ingress which far more power hungry than Pokemon go or Wizards Unite which are three most power hungry games ever. The OnePlus 7T handles 6 hour sessions easily with 50 percent to spare, while a Samsung is near dead at the same time frame.

    Price. Well it is way more reasonable than S10 Ultra which is featured paired, not the S10 which is not. If deciding against the Ultra the price wins automatically as that thing starts at $1000 or is it $1100? I forget, either way, you'll get a better phone with as good a camera and better battery life at 200 to 300 less. Nuff said.

    Water-resistant ip68

    Cons.
    No expandable memory (but do you really need it nowadays?)
    No headphone jack. This used to be a deal breaker for me, until I started using dedicated Bluetooth headphone DAC/amps. the EarStudio ES100 is incredible and I'll never call a phones amp Good ever again. The Fiios BTR5 is also a beast too. These devices power even big power hungry 600 ohm electrostatic cans that.would be a whisper if plugged into a phone. Bluetooth audio has gotten so good that if you have a good DAC it has actually risen to audiophile levels. But you gotta have the DAC. And without a strong enough amp to drive the headphone? Well good DAC aside it's still going to suck without the amp. I have IEMs with 5 drivers a side and though they aren't super power hungry, with ample power they come alive in ways that you won't believe until you hear them.

    Anyways. I highly recommend OnePlus phones

    Buying direct is cheaper in the long run. But if you don't have the money up front, yeah for sure just get it through your carrier.

    OnePlus all day.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-07-2020 02:22 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I've owned OnePlus phones since the OnePlus 3. I've owned the 3, 3t, 5, 6T, and the 7T. Will be buying the 8Pro shortly.
    I've owned LGs, Samsung's, HTCs and, Apples in between. And by far they are the smoothest fastest and functional of all of them. Sure in the past Samsung's have more features, but you pay very high premium's for them and they really don't get used as they aren't really necessary for day to day use. Apples integration is great but their phones suck. The only plus for them was their cameras and now that advantage has been shaved to nil. If you want the best camera it's not even a Samsung or iPhone that holds that claim. Not OnePlus either, but their are better options in that department.

    Pros.
    Updates are fastest among all Android phones except for Google's own phones.
    The UI is superior to every phone, period. Apple integration aside, Apples UI is ancient and lacks a plethora of functionality. Samsung's UI while improved is still a resource hog and is filled with bloatware that you'll never used. And white in the beginning, their UI is quite smooth over time Samsung's have issues with slowing down, having poor Ram and Cache management.

    Battery life stays consistent on OnePlus phones. The speed of the thing helps in that regard, using resources for shorter periods of time. 5G while powerful and power hungry also uses resources and power for shorter periods of time. So while it's active it's drawing hard , it does so in such short periods of time that it actually ends up using less power a concept that many forget to include in their calculations.

    The display of the OnePlus 8Pro is the very best in any phone available. 10bit color display at 4k and 120hz is insane! The 10 bit screen alone even when matched with Samsung's display while essentially the same isn't displaying at 10bit like OnePlus. The difference is very noticeable side by side.

    Wire less charging.
    Then there's the Fast charging. Samsung's can't match it whether Wireless or Wired. And Apple? They're a joke. That is the main reason I'm buying the 8pro. I play some very power hungry games on the go, like Ingress which far more power hungry than Pokemon go or Wizards Unite which are three most power hungry games ever. The OnePlus 7T handles 6 hour sessions easily with 50 percent to spare, while a Samsung is near dead at the same time frame.

    Price. Well it is way more reasonable than S10 Ultra which is featured paired, not the S10 which is not. If deciding against the Ultra the price wins automatically as that thing starts at $1000 or is it $1100? I forget, either way, you'll get a better phone with as good a camera and better battery life at 200 to 300 less. Nuff said.

    Water-resistant ip68

    Cons.
    No expandable memory (but do you really need it nowadays?)
    No headphone jack. This used to be a deal breaker for me, until I started using dedicated Bluetooth headphone DAC/amps. the EarStudio ES100 is incredible and I'll never call a phones amp Good ever again. The Fiios BTR5 is also a beast too. These devices power even big power hungry 600 ohm electrostatic cans that.would be a whisper if plugged into a phone. Bluetooth audio has gotten so good that if you have a good DAC it has actually risen to audiophile levels. But you gotta have the DAC. And without a strong enough amp to drive the headphone? Well good DAC aside it's still going to suck without the amp. I have IEMs with 5 drivers a side and though they aren't super power hungry, with ample power they come alive in ways that you won't believe until you hear them.

    Anyways. I highly recommend OnePlus phones
    Perhaps you are unaware that Samsung's updates are currently just as fast, sometimes faster than Google's
    05-07-2020 02:45 PM
  21. mbbarron's Avatar
    I've had the LG G3 at some point, my current is the S7 Edge- trying to upgrade to a new phone. Either S10+, S20+, and even considering Oneplus 8 5G UW.
    I'm also considering the OnePlus 8 on Verizon but still trying to decide between that and the LG V60. I currently have an LG V30, which honestly I haven't been nearly as happy with as I was with my LG G4. For me it's a few considerations that I'm still wrestling with. Would love everyone's thoughts on my pros/cons list but also taking into consideration that everyone has their own priority list of what features are more important to them.

    OnePlus 8
    Pros
    Smoothest OS
    Better size
    Best screen res

    Cons
    No Wireless Charge
    No SD Card Slot
    No SD Card Slot

    LG V60
    Pros
    Dual Screen
    SD Card Slot
    Headphone jack
    Better battery
    Better video/camera?
    IP 68 Rated
    Free 2nd yr warranty

    Cons
    No Face Unlock
    Too large/heavy
    Can't use screen protect w/ dual case
    Compatible wth Galaxy Watch? (Had trouble with my V30)
    05-07-2020 04:33 PM
  22. Why Do You Need To Know's Avatar
    should I get the Oneplus 8 Pro (or Oneplus 8 5G UW on Verizon) over the S10+ or S20+?
    I have the S20 Ultra and it sits unused because I love the OnePlus 8. Because I miss wireless charging, I am now upgrading to the OnePlus 8 pro. Going to see if I can for a sucker - umm, I mean buyer - for my ultra.
    05-07-2020 05:51 PM
  23. David Stephens4's Avatar
    My first one plus device was the 6t, at the time I was a little nervous about the purchase coming from a Samsung device, not knocking Samsung but soon after I got the 6t I realized just how awesome oxygen OS is... I'm now the proud owner of an onyx black one plus 8... Love it, a big upgraded over the 6t as awesome as the 6t is/was. I recommend one plus.
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    05-07-2020 06:27 PM
  24. Canonfan-tastic's Avatar
    Maybe it's a one off, but my 7T freezes constantly. It's become so bad that I have gone back to my Pixel 2 XL. This is a known problem, I have seen discussion about it all over the web. Why won't OnePlus fix it? The 7 Pro I had was filled with camera issues and this one freezes every time you open an app. So, NO, I absolutely wouldn't be anywhere near comfortable buying their garbage ever again! And won't!
    05-07-2020 06:53 PM
  25. Canonfan-tastic's Avatar
    I'm also considering the OnePlus 8 on Verizon but still trying to decide between that and the LG V60. I currently have an LG V30, which honestly I haven't been nearly as happy with as I was with my LG G4. For me it's a few considerations that I'm still wrestling with. Would love everyone's thoughts on my pros/cons list but also taking into consideration that everyone has their own priority list of what features are more important to them.

    OnePlus 8
    Pros
    Smoothest OS
    Better size
    Best screen res

    Cons
    No Wireless Charge
    No SD Card Slot
    No SD Card Slot

    LG V60
    Pros
    Dual Screen
    SD Card Slot
    Headphone jack
    Better battery
    Better video/camera?
    IP 68 Rated
    Free 2nd yr warranty

    Cons
    No Face Unlock
    Too large/heavy
    Can't use screen protect w/ dual case
    Compatible wth Galaxy Watch? (Had trouble with my V30)
    Stay with Samsung or LG, I beg you don't waste your money on this junk. Not worth the grief!
    05-07-2020 06:59 PM
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