Oneplus 5

Discussion in 'SMB' started by bryc1, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. wardleymackum

    wardleymackum Central Defender

    I've been looking at a one plus 5 phone as my Nexus 5 is dying a slow death battery wise. Bit expensive at £500 ish, add another £100 and buy a Google Pixel....!

    I've also been looking at the Wiley Fox Swift 2 X for £219. Lad in the local has the earlier version and hasnt had a problem with it.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Roid

    Roid Winger

    Glad this thread cropped up, as I was thinking of upgrading from my Oneplus One (which a cracking phone and still going strong)
  3. Billy Rocket

    Billy Rocket Winger

    What are you planning to fill 128gb with?

    I used to be mad for SD cards, but now we have tons of internal storage and (more importantly IMHO) USB stick support in both Android and (custom) recoveries, I'm not that bothered any more.

    Lenovo took over Motorola (from Google) at least a couple of years ago iirc.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  4. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    I rang the 3 shop in Chester-le-Street and the bloke told me they weren't getting anymore Lenovo P2's due to them taking over Motorola.

    A quick Google and aye it happened a couple of years back. I assume they are just rebranding or merging models or something then?
  5. Billy Rocket

    Billy Rocket Winger

    Could be. A lengthy rationalisation of similar ranges.
  6. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    To be honest the spec. especially the camera weren't brilliant but the size appealed. I'm not really into huge phones but it's hard to find smaller models.
  7. bryc1

    bryc1 Striker

    I couldn't get on with the oneplus 5 took it back after a day and got iphone 7 guess im just institutionalised...
  8. I've got a oneplus two, and its serving me well. Part of the attraction was the cracking price point, which is a strategy oneplus have obviously ditched, as its flagship device has almost doubled in price in the last couple of years.

    Probably change mine in the next year or so. Dunno what with. Getting a bit sick of the android fuckon so might go in with apple again. Mind, I'd miss Kodi on my fern... decisions decisions
  9. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I guess it's still only 60-65% the price of the other flagships, but i don't think of pay it.
    The Nokia looks like a good candidate

    Takes more than a week to switch tbh. Took me a month just to get used to a new Web browser!

    Sony have been a good option for smaller sized phones. Experia x compact seems canny (for one for the wife recently). Not flagship spec, but actually, it's perfectly fast enough. I've realised top end cpus are a waste of time in phones unless you're paying games.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  10. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    I currently have a Sony Z3 compact, nice small, nippy phone. However, I had a prolonged period after an upgrade when calls were more or less impossible. The upgrade took away an option in the settings that meant I could barely hear or be heard during calls. It took them and 3 about 2 months to sort it out.

    Even now the speaker phone is completely unusable and the speaker sound is rubbish. For those reasons this is my first and last Sony.
  11. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Shame. She had the z1 compact until this one, and it was excellent and still fine when we sold it
  12. yamar1

    yamar1 Winger

    xiaomi make cracking phones too, well worth the money.
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  13. Medulla

    Medulla Striker

    I've got one. Pretty impressed so far.
  14. Smiler

    Smiler Striker

    Follow up care with Oneplus is fine. Mine had a damaged circuit board or something and wasn't dash charging. Sent it to them (they gave me a label), back to where it was sent from (Poland or Czech I think) and I had it back fixed within a week
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  15. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    Got my new Honor 9 on Tuesday. Lovely bit of kit, especially for the price.
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  16. Tommasi

    Tommasi Striker

    I have a OnePlus 3. Had it about a year I think and no plans to upgrade at the moment & still very happy with it.
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  17. mux

    mux Striker Contributor

    Mate I literally can't see anything about IOS that is better than Android. For me going back to Apple is a massive downgrade no matter what phone you are using. Restrictive as hell and you pay more for the privilege.
  18. Billy Rocket

    Billy Rocket Winger

    Gsmarena is good to find models that match your needs. Shortlist, then Google reviews and best prices.

    For example here is a search of the gsmarena database for recent models (post Jan 2016) with small (4.5-5.0") screens, the latest Android (7.1), and 720p or better screen resolution.

    You can change those filters, and add many others if you want. See the "refine search" link in the results page. Whenever you change any filters it automatically shows you how many models match in the red banner at the top of the filter page.

    It looks like various Sony, Motorola and Google models are your best bet for small screens that you can actually buy.

    I also saw this about forthcoming Sony XZ1 models that have smaller screens.

  19. What's the battery life on these things like?
  20. yamar1

    yamar1 Winger

    or take £400 off and buy an xiaomi note 3.

    best money you will ever spend.

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