OnePlus 3T 128GB Model Now Up for Pre-Order

Had you been holding off on purchasing the OnePlus 3T because you really wanted the 128GB model? If so, we have good news to share today. The 128GB model is now up for pre-order and says it’ll ship within the next 8 days.

The 128GB model comes in Gunmetal and costs $479. The jump to 128GB of storage from 64GB costs an extra $40, in case you were wondering. That actually seems like a pretty decent price when you consider the fact that Apple or Google would probably ask that you fork over another $100 for the added capacity.  (more…)

OnePlus New Year’s Resolution: Ship Phones More Quickly to Buyers

OnePlus has big plans for the start of 2017 regarding its ability to ship phones to buyers as soon as a purchase is made. With OnePlus, typically, you order your new phone and then maybe receive it in a few weeks. This is due to high demand of its smartphones, which is completely understandable, but folks don’t tend to enjoy waiting too long for their purchases.  (more…)

OnePlus Starts Pushing Nougat Update to OnePlus 3 and 3T

On New Year’s Eve, OnePlus squeezed in a couple of announcement posts to share to the world that Android Nougat is here for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Well, sort of. They announced that they were starting the incremental rollout of each update, so you may not have seen it yet, as they do so slowly to hopefully not send out an update that could cause problems for everyone. Related, though, they also released a beta of Nougat for the OnePlus 3T, for those who don’t want to wait for the stable build.  (more…)

2017 in Android is Probably Going to be Awesome

I love Christmas and the whole holiday season, but now that it’s all but over for 2016, I’ve got to say, that I’m starting to get excited about 2017 and Android. As much as I’d also like to sit here with everyone else and continue to complain about how sh*tty parts of 2016 is/was, there are some good things on the horizon to consider. Plus, don’t we all need some positivity in our lives at this moment? (RIP, George and Carrie.)

Think about what we just went through. Samsung made their three best smartphones ever by a large margin. Sure, one of them had an affinity for fire and probably needs to be wiped from memory, but it was still an awesome phone. Outside of Samsung, though, we saw Google create a new line of phones that they seem ready to promote and push forward in competition with Apple and Samsung and the rest of the players in the smartphone game. We also got a best-of-the-year phone from OnePlus and watched Motorola do modularity better than anyone. But where this gets good in 2017, is largely based around all of that moving forward another step or two.

Let me explain.  (more…)

Our Favorite Android Smartphone of 2016

While we are still bringing in votes for the DL Reader’s Choice for Phone of the Year (POTY), we are ready to present you with our choice(s). In 2016, we saw a plethora of great smartphones from a number of makers, which made for a very exciting and busy year.

Because there was such a high number of fantastic phones, it was actually quite the struggle to choose a single one as our favorite. As you will see, we have a couple runner ups this year, only because we didn’t want to have a three-way tie for favorite. (more…)