With CPU and GPU vendors laser-focused on power consumption, modern gadgets such as notebooks and smartphones are getting cooler by the year. Mobiles in particular are still near-doubling in performance with each generation, without a matching leap in heat output. But how do today's popular phones stack up against each other in pure numbers? Pass over that heat gun, would you?
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We've reviewed "the best cheap phone you can buy", even dubbing it a flagship killer -- but there's a bit of a snag for some Aussies getting the most out of the new handset.
Once used for our analog TV network, LTE Band 28 is the 700 MHz spectrum essential to both Optus and Telstra's next generation LTE networks. And the OnePlus 3 doesn't support it.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
In 2014, OnePlus arrived out of nowhere with a powerful idea: What if a phone could look good, be powerful, and not cost a crapload? The OnePlus One was a mic drop and the OnePlus 2 a successful sophomore follow-up, but the new 3 silences the haters -- the OnePlus 3 is a "Flagship Killer" and at $US399 ($550), with no more dumb invite system, it's not just the best OnePlus phone ever, but one of the best cheap phones too.
OnePlus makes exciting smartphones at a great price point, but isn't exactly great when it comes to simplifying the purchase process. From a complicated invite system, to a ridiculously sexist "ladies first" selfie campaign there have been small windows of opportunity to just buy the damn phone like a regular human buying a regular product.
Want some good news? When the OnePlus 3 launches on 14 June, a simple purchase process won't just be a small window of opportunity, it will be the norm. But of course, this is OnePlus, so there's a twist