OnePlus 5G Open Course Part 2: Benefits of 5G

  1. aris
    Jelly Bean Mar 18, 2019

  2. mojoyoyo77
    Lollipop Assistant Head Moderator Mar 18, 2019

    mojoyoyo77 , Mar 18, 2019 :
    You can try: [adb enable 5G Network] :p:D

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  3. GopalB.
    Nougat Mar 18, 2019

    GopalB. , Mar 18, 2019 :
    Nice... Now just something for the cameras to pop out as well... [​IMG][​IMG]

  4. ADSolution
    Cupcake Mar 18, 2019

  5. ChampPayne
    Eclair Mar 18, 2019

    ChampPayne , Mar 18, 2019 :
    This is a jab at AT&T with the "no software update" can make a phone 5G. This is because you need a 5G radio receiver in the device to reap the benefits of the enhanced frequency. For those upset the 6 or 6T won't connect to 5G why else do you think OnePlus is launching 3 phones this year instead of 2? 7, 7T & 5G. FYI the 7 or 7 Tsing connect either that's not there intended purpose nor should it be considering 5G rollouts haven't even started in the US yet

  6. G_Sopheak_Pich_YBQO
    Eclair Mar 19, 2019

    G_Sopheak_Pich_YBQO , Mar 19, 2019 :
    Right, we should be talking about risks too.

  7. ChampPayne
    Eclair Mar 19, 2019

    ChampPayne , Mar 19, 2019 :
    The risk is in the hands of the service providers not so much as to hardware manufacturers in my opinion

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  8. kktpsa
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2019

    kktpsa , Mar 19, 2019 :
    Its clear that you guys are preparing customers to buy 5G phones. Good, but you should also think about giving good deals on buyback of our older models.

  9. Varking
    Froyo Mar 19, 2019

    Varking , Mar 19, 2019 :
    This dude is right.

  10. Varking
    Froyo Mar 19, 2019

    Varking , Mar 19, 2019 :
    Don't they offer a trade in model?

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  11. kktpsa
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2019

    kktpsa , Mar 19, 2019 :
    I mean, they should give better deals than before. Because with these "5G customer mind preparing acts" they obviously are expecting 6 & 6T or newly bought phone users to buy 5G within few months.

  12. ChampPayne
    Eclair Mar 19, 2019

    ChampPayne , Mar 19, 2019 :
    Depends on the demo graphic. Some early adapters may jump from other brands since I'll assume at the moment OnePlus will offer the best price for a 5G phone compared to others. Although I would full expect a trade in offer of some sorts either from OnePlus direct or the selected carriers for the device.

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    Cupcake Mar 19, 2019

  14. Styler_sd
    Eclair Mar 20, 2019

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    Eclair Mar 21, 2019

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    Cupcake Mar 22, 2019

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  18. androidForever9864
    Honeycomb Mar 22, 2019

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  19. f1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 22, 2019

    f1982 , Mar 22, 2019 :
    I'm worried about that the OP7 might bring when it comes to 5G. OP have already said they intend to bring a 5G phone to market this year, and it's possible it could be the 7, 7Pro or 7T. Judging by all the talk by OP of 5G right now, it's almost certainly going to be in the 7 or 7Pro.

    What do we know about 5G?
    • It is power hungry. At present it requires an additional chip which burns a significant amount of battery, meaning either lower battery life or a bigger battery required just to maintain the same duration between charges as the previous model (6T).
    • It is expensive. It will undoubtedly add a significant amount to the cost of any phone carrying that chip. OP have already suggested this.
    • There is no network to use it yet. Wont be in 2019. Some will launch in 2020 but realistically the first time you'll ever use 5G in a meaningful way is still 2 years away.
    Rumours are that there may be a Pro version of the 7 this time. I suggest the pro will have a few upgrade features over the 7, including a much bigger battery and that would be the one carrying the 5G chip. However it will be an expensive product.

    So here's my worry. I would be willing to consider a Pro version if it had pro features. But in 2019 putting a 5G chip in there makes the phone worse. More expensive and worse battery life. I don't want to be paying extra for a chip I can't use, to have a heavier, thicker or bigger phone to accommodate a bigger battery, whilst the battery life is just the same as the regular phone because it's wasted on 5G. It might as well have a 6G chip in there and a heater module for all the use a 5G chip will bring.
    We could be on the brink of seeing a fantastic 7Pro made more expensive and worse by 5G.

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    Mar 23, 2019