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The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

There's a version of the OnePlus 8T available at T-Mobile USA that's different from the OnePlus 8T we've reviewed. The one we've reviewed is called OnePlus 8T, or OnePlus 8T 5G. The T-Mobile version is called OnePlus 8T+ 5G, and it has the same physical hardware as the non-plus version. The difference is in the software.

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Which phones have 5G right now?

Which phones have 5G right now?

With 5G we're on the cusp of a new age of mobile phone data speed and connectivity, and a limited set of phones are ready for it. Even fewer are owned by people who are connected to their chosen 5G network properly. Today we're going to take a peek at which devices are ready to connect to 5G data if and when your mobile data provider of choice has coverage as such.

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The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

Yesterday, Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, in the process taking its line-up of handsets in 2020 to seven. That's before you consider the different colors and storage variations of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you're trying to figure out which is the "best" new iPhone 12 to buy, then, you'd be forgiven for feeling confused.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s 2020 5G flagship

iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s 2020 5G flagship

If you want every single one of Apple's biggest and most powerful iPhone features in the year 2020, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is where it's at. Like most major smartphone brands today, Apple tends to reveal a set of devices - at least one that's spectacular, the headliner, and at least one that's more affordable - and a lot less flashy. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most extravagant smartphone the company's ever produced.

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iPhone 12 mini is a smaller 5G phone

iPhone 12 mini is a smaller 5G phone

Apple has a new, smaller version of the iPhone 12, with the iPhone 12 mini promising a more compact experience of the new 5G smartphone. Unlike the 6.1-inch iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch display using Apple's Super Retina XDR technology. However you still get 5G networking support.

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iPhone 12 is Apple’s first 5G phone

iPhone 12 is Apple’s first 5G phone

The iPhone 12 was revealed today in several colors with a release date and pricing all at once. The iPhone 12 looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4, with flat sides and what Apple suggested was "new technologies into a smaller form factor." Apple's Kaiann Drance introduced the iPhone 12 with details that made it appear like a whole new generation of smartphones, complete with a body that's 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.

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So iPhone 12 will support 5G… but where?

So iPhone 12 will support 5G… but where?

Today we're taking a peek at what sort of 5G you'll get with your new iPhone 12. To be particularly blunt: You don't get magical 5G speed around the world just because you've received a new iPhone 12. Unlike Apple's move from 3G to 4G LTE speeds in the iPhone, this move is more about preparation than it is about immediate usable product delivery.

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Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

We are in that phase of the year when one side of the digital hemisphere is anxiously awaiting the launch of the new iPhone 12. On the other side are Samsung fanboys anticipating some competitive features in the next flagship from the South Korean tech giant. Generally, Samsung follows a pattern of launching a new flagship smartphone in the Galaxy S series in the first quarter of the year – February to be precise. It’s a long way from now to then, but we are already hearing ample things suggesting what to expect from the next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

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Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Smartphones these days are powerhouses, able to perform any process and graphics-intensive task you throw at them. This is made possible with the new age processors which are venturing into new horizons with each passing year. Qualcomm is slated to release its next Snapdragon processor by the end of this year, and it is going to come with significant improvements thanks to its new 5nm process, making it smaller than the 7nm predecessor. Here is all that you need to know about Snapdragon 875 and what it brings for the next-gen smartphones.

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The Pixel 4a 5G is here and I’m feeling deja-vu

The Pixel 4a 5G is here and I’m feeling deja-vu

Deja-vu just got bigger, and faster, with Google's Pixel 4a 5G arriving to add some speed and screen size to what's probably been the best budget Android phone of 2020. More affordable sibling to the new Pixel 5, the 5G-capable smartphone still starts out at under $500 but adds the big display that some felt was missing from the Pixel 4a.

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Google Fi 5G coverage detailed as these new phones join line-up

Google Fi 5G coverage detailed as these new phones join line-up

Google Fi is adding support for a bunch of Samsung phones today, in addition to rolling out support for the latest Pixel phones. The phones being added to Google Fi today include all of Samsung's 5G phones, the Pixel 5, and the Pixel 4a (5G). 5G service is definitely the theme of the day, with Google Fi detailing its 5G coverage in the US as well.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 event is on October 13 – What to expect

Apple’s iPhone 12 event is on October 13 – What to expect

Apple will hold its next event on October 13, with invites for what's expected to be its big iPhone 12 reveal landing today - and the "Hi, Speed" tagline suggests 5G is on the menu. The launch - which will, like the Apple Watch and iPad unveils, and WWDC 2020 before it, be live-streamed rather than an in-person event - will kick off at 10am PT (1pm ET), and the stakes are high.

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