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tk1000 wrote:
Jul 18th, 2017 10:21 pm
Newly discovered OnePlus 5 bug causes phone to reboot when attempting to call 911
http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/07/18/oneplus-5-911-bug/

Has anyone had to call 911?
bylo wrote:
Jul 19th, 2017 7:21 am
I would hope that no one calls 911 just to test their phone. OnePlus will have to respond to this issue and push out a fix. This is potentially as serious as Samsung's "burner phones" episode last year.

If you feel the need to test your OP5 then at least first call your local police regular number and ask for permission to call 911 on a test basis. Otherwise first responders may find themselves wasting time responding to test calls instead of to legitimate calls for help.
It seems to be affecting other Android phones as well. Probably a bug in the AOSP code.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/commen ... oid_phone/
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How much bad press can a company receive and still survive? lol.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jul 19th, 2017 2:30 pm
How much bad press can a company receive and still survive? lol.
Dunno. Ask Samsung about their "burner" phones or Asus about their similar unable-to-call-911 problem which is still outstanding.

OTOH OnePlus has quickly acknowledged the issue and committed to issued a fix: OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch
Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services...

OnePlus said in a statement "We have been in touch with the customer and have tested a software update that has resolved the issue.
"We will be rolling out the software update shortly."
Added: I'm downloading the update as we speak:

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vivibaby wrote:
Jul 20th, 2017 1:08 pm
Dxomark just published a review on the camera. Apparently it's one of the best.

https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/OnePlus ... us-shooter
"aside from blurry handheld shots, low-light detail is impressive on the OnePlus 5." - lol... As if we're all just walking around with a tripod for our low light cameraphone shots. Seeing the comparisons between the 3T and the 5 in low light, it's really obvious that the lack of OIS makes a big difference.
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Anyone found the best tempered glass for OP5? Tried the official version, didn't like it.
Currently on the Orzly one which is decent at best.
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wearysky wrote:
Jul 20th, 2017 1:33 pm
"aside from blurry handheld shots, low-light detail is impressive on the OnePlus 5." - lol... As if we're all just walking around with a tripod for our low light cameraphone shots. Seeing the comparisons between the 3T and the 5 in low light, it's really obvious that the lack of OIS makes a big difference.
Does it make much of a cost difference to have kept OIS for the 5? It doesn't make sense to charge MORE when removing something that should be a given in today's camera technology for the most benefits
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jul 19th, 2017 2:30 pm
How much bad press can a company receive and still survive? lol.
Don't be fooled. OnePlus is part of China's BBK Electronics, there's no chance of One Plus going bankrupt because of a little bad press. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about BBK:
BBK Electronics Corporation is a Chinese multinational specialized in electronics such as television sets, MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. It markets smartphones under the Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo brands, and Blu-ray players, headphones and headphone amplifiers under the OPPO Digital division.

In Q1 2017, BBK Electronics shipped 56.7 million smartphones surpassing both Apple and Huawei to become the 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, just behind Samsung.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBK_Electronics
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endokuken wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2017 1:28 pm
Does it make much of a cost difference to have kept OIS for the 5? It doesn't make sense to charge MORE when removing something that should be a given in today's camera technology for the most benefits
From what I heard, it was about getting rid of the camera hump, not cost savings.
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geokilla wrote:
Jul 25th, 2017 1:13 pm
Too bad OnePlus is going to get a lot of flack for it by uninformed readers.
To the contrary. They should get full credit for taking the issue seriously as soon as it was reported to them, then pushing the fix out in an OTA Hotfix to their user base in a matter of a day or two.

By contrast Asus took far longer to acknowledge their similar 911 problem, far longer to fix it, and then required their user base to manually apply that fix. And Samsung denied they had a "burner phone" problem until several of their customers went down in flames.

Added: Further to OnePlus' credit, this bug was relatively obscure, so finding it so quickly likely required a lot of effort. Oneplus' explanation: [IMPORTANT] Emergency Call Issue Resolved – What we learned.
The source of this issue was related to a modem memory usage issue that triggered a reboot. This reboot was a random occurrence for some users on VoLTE network where OTDOA protocol was triggered when placing an emergency call.

We have worked with our partners at Qualcomm to resolve this issue globally.

To clarify, this occurred only on some OnePlus 5 devices, in random instances under the circumstances described above.
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X-Nemesis wrote:
Aug 7th, 2017 6:43 pm
Anyone else waiting for the 5T?
No. Why?
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