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One Plus Nord

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by joelk2, 21 Jul 2020.

  1. Top_gun

    Gangster

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    Location: London

    Wholeheartedly agree but what's done is done.
     
  2. TheOracle

    Capodecina

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    Yep, they've done a Samsung
     
  3. Sho

    Mobster

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    Yes it's not ideal. But I just used adb and removed those pesky bloatware.
     
  4. Scam

    Capodecina

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    I'm using a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite which runs Android One. I honestly don't know why more manufacturers don't use it as their OS.
     
  5. AndyCr15

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    This is what it says -

    I never said it was an issue. I also have Facebook installed.
     
  6. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

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    So my sandstone bumper case and tempered glass screen protector arrived from OnePlus today. The case looks nice but apart from been a harder/stiffer material than the included free clear case I don't think it offers any more protection. It's very slim fitting, if I'd known I would have just kept using the freebie original case and waited for 3rd party case's to be released.
     
  7. Sho

    Mobster

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    Yea i too using the freebie gel case. Didn't bother waith the Sandstone case. It's doing a job for the mean time. Just waiting on spigen or any other 3rd party case's to be released.
     
  8. dubs

    Hitman

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    Location: Buckley, North Wales.

    Ordered a sandstone case before my phone arrived (bundle with type c earphones), didn't realise it had a soft clear one included.

    Never mind.
     
  9. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

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    After using the Nord for the last few days I'm really loving it. The warp charge is brilliant, love how quickly I can go from flat to full and the screen is great, really smooth. Very happy :)
     
  10. Squink

    Mobster

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    The included case is fairly awful in my opinion. It fits well, but is ugly as sin.
     
  11. Sho

    Mobster

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    Yea the case that comes in the box isn't all that. For the mean time it'll do a job
     
  12. dubs

    Hitman

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    True it served a purpose, still holding out hope that Spigen will release a case for it
     
  13. Sho

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    Anyone have the OnePlus Buds? Thinking of getting these. Are they any good?
     
  14. TheOracle

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    I bought the white ones a few days back. Over the past few years I've tried allsorts. Anker, Ticpods, Airpods, Oneplus Wireless Bullets, Samsung buds and now these.

    IMHO the Samsung buds are just brilliant, they are the best out of all the ones I've tried, but the software side is awful. The oneplus buds actually surprised me with how good they are. Don't bother reading the reviews, they talk rubbish.

    I really like them. They are almost as comfortable as the airpods, after wearing them for an hour, there was no discomfort but I could tell they were in my ears, whereas the airpods I had no idea. They are probably 95% as good a fit as the airpods, they are a tiny bit bigger, but obviously depends on your ears.

    Soundiwse they are fine. They have clear mids and highs, the bass is plenty good enough without it distoring and they go loud to the point you don't need to go louder. The noise isolation is a bit better than the airpods, but nowhere near as good as the samsungs. Near a busy road you will hear traffic, but nowhere like as bad as the airpods.

    The first few times I wore them I didn't get brillaint bass. I had to wiggle them around and then the bass really started the kick in. Good fit is important.

    Case is lovely, soft touch plastic, which is far, far better than the horrible glossy "scratch plastic" apple case.

    The touch controls are basic, but they work....everytime, which is what you want.

    Most importantly, the bluetooth connectivity is as good as you'll get on android. They are a far cry from apples dedicated chips, but they connect first time and both pods stay connected. This is a big problem with wirless buds and pods, but these are absolutely fine.

    I'd say they are a good buy at £79. I'm keeping them for sure. They are not perfect, but none of them are.

    All things considered, these might actually be my number 1 wireless pods.
     
    Last edited: 10 Aug 2020
  15. Sho

    Mobster

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    Thanks for your input. I have seen few reviews, Some say its some say its alright. This will do me and will go nicely with my Nord.

    For £79 you can't argue with that price. Don't wanna really wanna spend much. Did have a look at anker and aukey buds, again mixed reviews especially when it comes to calls.
     
  16. TheOracle

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    ah calls, forgot about that. Now that it good. I had a very long phone call yesterday on my 5 mile "time to get fit" walk. Traffic and wind noise was a bit of a pain, but it was very busy and I was walking right next to a dual carridgeway at the time, but they could clearly hear me so the mic must be good. Thinking about it, I only had to ask them to repeat themselves twice in the hour, so shows you how good they are.

    for me, they are a 9/10. That missing point is the fitment. If it was slightly more apple like, it would be so much better....but I am nitpicking here. They are good, and for the price, I think really good value.

    There are much more expensive wireless buds on the market, far worse than these!
     
  17. nlel1975

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    Buying Samsung Buds+ is risky anyway as there are some authentic looking fakes being sold. I’d avoid eBay and Amazon Marketplace and buy from Amazon themselves. The price at Amazon seems to go up and down.

    I paid £ 90.82 ex VAT for mine and at the moment Amazon want £ 159 inc VAT but you’re pretty much guaranteed not to be supplied with fakes and if you were, dealing with Amazon would be a lot easier to return them.
     
    Last edited: 11 Aug 2020
  18. magicoi

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    For those who have lived with the phone for a few days, how are you finding it now the new phone effect has worn off? Still happy? What niggles you about it and what do you love?

    Asking as I'm looking to replace my pixel 3 XL and this looks a good option. I simply don't want to buy a 'flagship' phone again!
     
  19. TheOracle

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    We have two nords and one 8 in the house. IMHO, it's quite simply brilliant.
    I'm really impressed with it.
     
  20. dubs

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    Day 6 and I love it, so much better than my old 3t.

    Feels so much faster, screen is lovely and the camera hasn't disappointed me yet.

    All in I'm very happy with it.