The Lab – Global Recruitment of OnePlus 8T Reviewers (Reviewers Announced)

  1. Zach X.
    Community Team Staff Member Sep 21, 2020

    Zach X. , Sep 21, 2020 :
    UPDATE: We've introduced the OnePlus 8T's The Lab Review squad. You can find more about them and greet them here.

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    Dear community friends,

    Our newest flagship is around the corner, so you know what that means – The Lab is back and with it the chance to review a yet-to-be-released piece of technology!

    With everyone curious about the disruptive and innovative features the OnePlus 8T Launch Event will bring, I’m glad to announce the waiting is nearly over for a lucky few that will be able to touch the new model before everyone else in the world!

    Can’t wait for the phone launch? We will invite 10 candidates to REVIEW THE NEW MODEL BEFORE the OFFICIAL LAUNCH. But it's not just a phone review. The best part is you can KEEP THE PHONE for yourself!

    Didn't make it into TOP 10? We still appreciate your efforts! The TOP 200 candidates who ranked after the Top 10 will receive a discount voucher on accessories with any phone order!

    If you are a tech enthusiast who has a profound knowledge and passion for smartphones, and want the world to hear your voice, please show us your excellent and unbiased smartphone reviewing skill, mysterious awards will be waiting for you.

    How does the Lab work?
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    Who can participate?

    OnePlus and non-OnePlus users, community and non-community members, from the EU, UK, India or North America. No age limit. However, at least 6 out of 10 seats are reserved for our forum users. People who create an account after the lab is announced will not be considered as forum users.

    How to apply?
    Application will be open from now until September 27, 11:59PM EST. You will need to submit some information about you, share your preference for the review format and write a short essay to show your wordsmithing skills. English entries only.

    For OnePlus user: Select your favourite One or Two features on your OnePlus and describe them in a creative way.
    For Non-OnePlus user: Please write a review of an electronic device you are using.

    Submission Closed
    How do we select the reviewers?
    We select reviewers according to their writing, photography and videography skills, but the essential ability is just one – creativity. We highly recommend you to create in various formats so that we can have an all-around evaluation of your entry. In addition, we will also take your demographic information into consideration to ensure the diversity of our reviewers.

    Moderators will be involved and help us review entries during the selection process. The selected reviewers will be announced on September 28th 9PM HKT.

    Tips: Feel free to check out past reviews from the Lab event for creative inspiration.

    What do reviewers need to do?

    If you are selected as one of the 10 reviewers, congratulations! All you need to do is to wait for the mysterious brand-new phone’s arrival before it's officially launched! Once you get the phone, you can start creating your review and upload it after the launch event. Alongside the review, you're also requested to engage with users in your review thread, and to participate in an AMA after the review period.

    How do I win the phone?
    Throughout the reviewing process, we'll keep continuously assessing the review's quality as well as the participation within your thread. If you meet the our requirements, you can keep the phone. However, if you don't, you will have to return the phone within one month. Top 3 reviews will be reposted through our official social media account to get more exposure, giving you a great chance to experience how it feels to be a tech influencer!

    *A non-disclosure agreement has to be signed before reviewers receive the device
    Terms and Conditions applied

    If you have any questions, feel free to reply under this thread. We will collect the FAQs and give answers. Thank you for your support and participation!

    Final 10 Reviewers Announced:
    @Josh Kannenberg

    Congratulations! There will be a new thread introducing the 10 reviewers soon. Stay tuned!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020

  2. SoniaB
    Head Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Sep 21, 2020

    Stickied Post
    SoniaB , Sep 21, 2020 :
    Good luck to everyone that participates.

    I cannot stress enough, please use the tools available to you. Write, review spell check and check syntax. Then repeat before you submit your entry. Please!

  3. SoniaB
    Head Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Sep 22, 2020

    Stickied Post
    SoniaB , Sep 22, 2020 :
    Another tip.

    Applications do not close until 27 September. So please take your time. Do not rush to get your submission entered.

    Use this time wisely. Ask family and friends to read and give feedback. Tweak and perfect it. Worst feeling ever is realising you forgot to write something after you made the submission.

  4. dsmonteiro
    OnePlus Community Team Staff Member Sep 30, 2020

    Stickied Post

    McJader and reallykunal like this.
  5. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Sep 21, 2020

  6. Cakepips
    User of the Year 2020 Sep 21, 2020

    Cakepips , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Sep 21, 2020 :
    Yooooooo I'm down!
    Best of luck fellow forum users! [e]263a[/e]️
    (Will submit mine later! edit: going to take time with mine but will submit [e]2665[/e]️ edit2: done!)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020

  7. AbhilashSaikia
    Backstage Star Award 2021 Sep 21, 2020

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020

  8. yashonagori
    The Lab - OnePlus 8 Pro Reviewer Writers' Club Sep 21, 2020

  9. Black Forest Ham
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 21, 2020

  10. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Sep 21, 2020

  11. Waffle Toaster
    Gingerbread Sep 21, 2020

  12. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Sep 21, 2020

    the_o2 , Sep 21, 2020 :
    All the best to all participants :)

    Great Decision

  13. Oreo.
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 21, 2020

  14. friday051
    Gingerbread Sep 21, 2020

  15. AlienEye
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Sep 21, 2020

  16. Karun Deep
    Jelly Bean Sep 21, 2020

  17. anunayC
    The Lab² Reviewer - Insta360 GO 2 Sep 21, 2020

  18. SRD.
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 9RT 5G Sep 21, 2020

    SRD. , via OnePlus 7T , Sep 21, 2020 :
    Wow ! Lab is back. Not participating.
    Lots of good luck to the participants. I just love the way you experiment with the device.

  19. JelleZon
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 21, 2020

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020

  20. dsmonteiro
    OnePlus Community Team Staff Member Sep 21, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Sep 21, 2020 :
    If only I could participate!

  21. SoniaB
    Head Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Sep 21, 2020

    SoniaB , Sep 21, 2020 :
    I don't even know how you could better your last LAB.

  22. SoniaB
    Head Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Sep 21, 2020

    SoniaB , Sep 21, 2020 :
    But you are a never winner!!

  23. JelleZon
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 21, 2020