Yeah, unfortunately it looks like OnePlus have increased the cost since the 6/6T and added the Nord for that price range.Another day, another OnePlus phone. I'm still using a OnePlus 5, my wife a OnePlus 7. Neither of us see a convincing reason to upgrade to OnePlus's latest model while the phones we own already do everything we need.
Also a new phone release used to mean something, now there seems to be one every 6 months, the only point of which tbh seems to be to edge up the baseline price. What used to be a £300-400 phone is now a £600-700.
That's a really good run!Iys in Android 6.0.1 and it uses it own Oxygen firmware. Still works OK apart from the battery that only last around 10 hours now.
That was my fear. They should follow suit and match Samsung's or Sony's.
That's interesting, as my Oneplus 5 is still being updated, 3.5 years after purchasing it (It's currently on Android 10, and Oxygen 10.0.1) - this is well in excess of 2 years updates.
By all accounts this is a good phone, but it is getting harder to see what is the angle of OnePlus. Prices are pretty much equivalent with the competition. Their pricing was always very aggressive and that gave them the edge.I agree, if OnePlus are charging Apple/Samsung flagship prices they should offer similar levels of software support. Maybe they will support the phone for much longer, but the official promise is 2 years OS and 3 years security updates. I read they had technical troubles upgrading the OnePlus 7 to Android 11, maybe they don't like to commit to more when Google could make changes in the future that are difficult/expensive to support.
I guess the upper mid-market is getting crowded so they are trying to rebrand as a premium offering, but I'm a bit doubtful how successful they can be without Apple/Samsung/Sony marketing and infrastructure and levels of hardware/software service.
I'm undecided whether to upgrade, I think I will wait until the Mi 11 Pro/Ultra are announced next week and see how they compare.