If you are a student looking for a new OnePlus 5, or any items from the OnePlus Shop, register for the OnePlus Student Program for 10% off your next order.
However, things aren’t as simple as giving OnePlus your student email; you have to verify your student status at Student Beans. This means the 10% discount is available to students in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, and the USA.
I am a student so I thought I would see how easy this process was. It was as simple as registering an account with Student Beans (Facebook log-in is available) then logging in to the OnePlus site.
OnePlus needs to access your Student Beans account to verify your student status, but as long as you received the verification email and clicked the link, this step should be smooth.
My OnePlus 5 will be arriving next week with a backpack from OnePlus. The OnePlus Travel Backpack looks sleek, but there are no pictures of the inside on the OnePlus store site so I thought I would get a look inside for myself and for all of you.
I’m also looking forward to comparing my OnePlus 3T I bought earlier this year to the OnePlus 5. With increased RAM and a second rear-facing camera, this should be interesting.
I am joining the world of action camera videography. With a couple GoPro cameras in hand, I will be cataloging my traveling, races and training on YouTube.
There will be separate channels for travel and races and another for full length recordings of me training.
On the travel and races channel, I have uploaded a time lapse of my recent trip on Amtrak to San Jose. And I have begun uploading my run workouts as I prepare for the Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego race weekend.
I already have several videos planned for this summer with the first coming from my weekend of racing in San Diego. The majority of my planned videos will be from my trip to Europe in July. These will include time lapses of the flights going to and coming back from Europe, and train rides throughout Europe.
A couple more videos I will be creating will be a follow up to my blog about my TomTom Spark and a brand new blog post about my newest phone, the OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus released the beta for their newest OS version, OxygenOS 4, to the public at the end of March. This beta offered the first look at Android 7.1.1 to OnePlus 3 and 3T Users.
A few minutes ago I received a notification to download a system update on my OnePlus 3T. Now it’s ready to install so let’s see what it will do.
Like I mentioned in my post about the Google Assistant arriving to Android 6 and 7 phones, this update to OxygenOS 4 is yet another step closer to making the OnePlus 3T equal to Google’s Pixel but for a fraction of the cost.
The first thing I’ve noticed is the home screen is now a 5 x 5 grid versus a 4 x 5 grid before. Apps still show in a 4 x 5 grid in the app drawer. This also means neither the home screen nor the app drawer are customizable to different grid sizes.
Another change to the home screen is how the home screen settings are shown. “Customize” used to include both the icon size/design and the gestures (shelf, up and down).
Well, “customize” now only allows changing the icon size and shape. Turning on the shelf, enabling swiping down for the notifications tray, and swiping up for a shortcut to a Google search are now split into a fourth option: “settings”.
The last change I’ve been able to observe is the change to screenshots.
OnePlus announced late last week on Twitter and their forum they are Globally beginning to roll out to the 3 and 3T Android 7.1.1, the latest version of Android which was released back in the beginning of December.
I got the OnePlus 3T because I heard it was nearly stock Android, like former Nexus and current Pixel phones, which I assumed would keeping things easy for OnePlus to release updates to the Operating System and add features.
So far, my assumption has been correct with this update to 7.1.1 and the addition of Google Assistant, even if Google was the company to push the Assistant to phones.
What comes with this update?
Most of the changes are small things like adding new emojis and the ability to send GIFs directly from the keyboard (to compatible devices, of course).
However, a feature from Pixel I hope will be included in this update is revealing shortcuts by long-pressing an app icon. That means I’ll see “Trending”, “Subscriptions”, and “Search” when I long-press the YouTube app on my home screen.
OnePlus announced on Twitter yesterday they will be releasing a limited edition of their 3T smartphone, the colette edition. Only 250 of these smartphones will be sold, and they are being sold only from the colette store in Paris on March 21 starting at 11am.
So, anyone want to go to Paris for me? Oh, you don’t, that’s okay.
A few hours ago, OnePlus announced a drawing which gives the winner a free trip to Paris so they can get this phone. Maybe I’ll be able to go for myself!
This OnePlus 3T colette edition will be a 128 GB version of their 3T phone in a matte black color with the “colette” name on the back. It’s expected to sell for 479 EUR, or roughly $513.