Android pay oneplus 5

Is anyone successfully using a OnePlus 5T to buy using Android Pay?

If you are can you explain how you hold it to the NFC card reader and how long? I’ve tried it a dozen times and no joy. But I do know that the NFC is working fine as I can use a card reader app on the phone to pick up card details from NFC cards, including my Monzo card, just fine…

Any advice VERY welcome!



Hi Yes, it hasn’t been smooth. I tried a few angles and find that if you hold it at about 30 degrees to the card reader (just don’t touch it) , with fingerprint reader closest to the card reader for about a sec, it works well most times.

I was intrigued by your issue and after a quick Google I found this on a forum…

“Also consider that the NFC antenna is the small line above the dual camera, so you have to place the camera above the tag.”

Not sure if this might be a fix?

Never had any issues… it just seems to work. You can pay from about an inch from the reader if the reader is up to it (not all are… Asda’s seem particularly poor, costa coffee are good).


Asda’s seem particularly poor

Doesn’t Asda use Ingenico iPP 350s? I’ve always found them quite excellent (not counting the [presumably kernel-related] issues they had with Amex contactless on mobile devices) - I wonder if Asda could be doing something wrong in their software.

It is Walmart, so a few things:

  • It’s fully-integrated, I believe. So they could be doing something weird with their software.
  • They don’t support Amex contactless, last I was in one (it’s been a long time).
  • Their corporate parent is well-known to seemingly hate, and has actively spoke out against, contactless. I actually find it surprising they have it here. I guess they gave in to market realities here. Still shocked they haven’t at least tried to push Walmart Pay alongside contactless (like Tesco has done with their system). In the US they have it disabled on all their terminals, and push Walmart Pay instead. They were a founding member of an alliance called MCX widely reported to have required its members to disable contactless. This might mean nothing, but they might not care to tune it well in their fully-integrated system.

The hardware is definitely capable of very good performance.


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OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 5T: Should you upgrade?

OnePlus has followed a six-month release cadence over the last couple of years, introducing a new device in the summer and following it up with a refreshed variant with upgraded internals around November. The OnePlus 5T, for instance, retained the same design aesthetic as the OnePlus 5 while ushering in an 18:9 panel.

With the OnePlus 6, the company is refining its design language with the addition of a glass back. This isn't the first time OnePlus rolled out a glass design — the OnePlus X gets that distinction — but the switch away from metal gives the OnePlus 6 a more upmarket feel.

Like previous OnePlus devices, the OnePlus 6 offers the latest hardware available today, with the company rolling out a 256GB storage option for the first time. There's also a notch up front, which OnePlus says is designed to maximize the screen real estate, and the phone is resistant to the occasional splash of water.

With the phone coming just six months after the launch of the OnePlus 5T, you won't notice a significant difference in specs or the resulting performance. So should you still consider an upgrade? Let's find out.

Category OnePlus 6 OnePlus 5T
Operating system Android 8.1 OreoOxygenOS 5.1.2 Android 8.1 OreoOxygenOS 5.1.1
Display 6.28-inch AMOLED, 2280x1080 (19:9)Gorilla Glass 5 6-inch Optic AMOLED, 2160x1080 (18:9)Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8454x2.80GHz Kryo 385 + 4x1.70 Kryo 385 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8354x2.45 Kryo 280 + 4x1.90GHz Kryo 280
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 540
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) 64/128GB (UFS 2.1)
Rear camera 1 16MP, 1.22μm, f/1.7OIS, EISDual LED [email protected], [email protected] 16MP, 1.12μm, ƒ/1.7Dual LED flash
Rear camera 2 20MP, 1.0μm, ƒ/1.7 20MP, 1.0μm, ƒ/1.7
Front camera 16MP, 1.0μm, ƒ/2.0 16MP, 1.0μm, ƒ/2.0
Battery 3300mAh 3300mAh
Charging USB-CDash Charge (5V 4A) USB-CDash Charge (5V 4A)
Water resistance Splash resistant (no IP rating) No
Security Fingerprint sensorFace unlock Fingerprint sensorFace Unlock
Audio AptX HD, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound AptX HD, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac , 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0USB-C (2.0), NFCGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo Wi-Fi 802.11ac , 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0USB-C (2.0), NFCGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Network LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/1718/19/20/25/26/28/29/3032/34/38/39/40/41/66/714xCA, 256QAM, DL Cat 16, UL Cat 13 LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/1718/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66 4xCA, 256QAM, DL Cat 12, UL Cat 13
Dimensions 155.7x75.4x7.75mm177g 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm162g
Variants Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White Midnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White

The OnePlus 5T wasn't exactly short on performance, and while the OnePlus 6 comes with Qualcomm's latest silicon, you're not going to see a massive difference when it comes to day-to-day usage. There's 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM on either device, but you can get a 256GB storage option with the OnePlus 6.

Thankfully, the headphone jack is intact on the OnePlus 6. You also get AptX HD on both devices, and Dash Charge is unchanged as well if you're looking to quickly top up your phone in the middle of the day.

The OnePlus 6 comes with OxygenOS 5.1.2 atop Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. I'll delve into the additions on the software front early next week, but if you've used a OnePlus device over the last 12 months, the experience should be largely familiar.

What's different

The design of the OnePlus 5T felt iterative, but that isn't the case on the OnePlus 6. The glass back and pronounced curves along the sides make it a much more comfortable device to hold, and the added 15g of weight and 0.45mm thickness — thanks to the Gorilla Glass-encased back — gives it a reassuring heft.

The display on the OnePlus 6 is marginally larger — 6.28 inches over 6.01 inches — even though the phone isn't as tall as the 5T, which is facilitated by the notch. The added 0.27-inch screen real estate fits in a few extra lines of text when you're browsing.

Videos are still letterboxed to fit to a 16:9 ratio (or 18:9 in a few cases), so you don't have to worry about the notch interfering with your ability to view multimedia content on the OnePlus 6.

On the subject of multimedia, the OnePlus 6 continues to offer a single speaker that's located at the bottom, but it manages to beat out the 5T both in terms of clarity and loudness.

There are a few changes on the design front aside from the glass back. The Alert Slider has been moved to the right side of the phone, with the SIM card slot switched over to the left.

While the underlying hardware is largely similar between the two devices, the OnePlus 6 does offer a new imaging sensor (Sony IMX 519) with larger 1.22μm pixels and OIS. I haven't used the OnePlus 6 long enough to make a full judgement on the camera quality or battery life just yet, so stay tuned for that early next week.

OnePlus is also touting water resistance with its latest flagship. The phone isn't certified for an IP rating, so it's only good for the occasional splash of water and won't survive a dunk in the pool, but it's better than what the OnePlus 5T managed.

Should you upgrade?

The OnePlus 5T is still a fantastic phone today, and is in fact better than the OnePlus 6 in a few areas — particularly if you're not sold on the idea of the notch. The device did incredibly well in terms of sales, so much so that it was sold out in North America after just four months, and globally a month after.

If you already have the OnePlus 5T, it makes little sense to pick up the OnePlus 6. Considering the company's release window, we'll likely be seeing the OnePlus 6T in just under six months, with the phone offering wireless charging as a possible differentiator.

But if you haven't picked up the OnePlus 5T and are looking for a phone with flagship specifications and top-notch performance, you cannot go wrong with the OnePlus 6. The notch is irksome, but you can at least hide it away, and the glass back makes the device feel more refined next to its predecessors.

The OnePlus 6 goes on sale starting May 22 in North America, and May 21 in India. The 64GB variant starts off at $529, with the 256GB option going all the way up to $629.

OnePlus One, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T get Android Pie ports

Android 9 Pie has only been out for 2 weeks now, yet we’ve seen an amazing amount of development on our forums already. We’ve seen stable, working ports for several devices, including phones from Xiaomi, Motorola, and OnePlus—all of them working fairly decently with few remaining bugs. As the days go by, this list only keeps growing. Today, three new devices are joining the list and getting unofficial Android Pie ports: the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 5, and the OnePlus 5T.

The OnePlus One build comes from Team POSP and is basically fully stable as no major bugs are listed. However, we recommend against installing it unless you know what you’re doing since it’s marked as a beta release and there could be some undiscovered bugs. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T builds, which are based on pure, unmodified AOSP Android, do have a couple of missing features like NFC and VoLTE, and need decrypting your device before installing. Some missing Android 9 features include the new navigation gestures, for one, but if you don’t mind that and the aforementioned bugs, you can consider these releases as mostly stable, as there are no other major hiccups or shortcomings.

Android 9 Pie on the OnePlus One Android 9 Pie on the OnePlus 5 Android 9 Pie on the OnePlus 5T

Download Android Pie on the OnePlus One, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T

Every OnePlus phone from the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 6 has a publicly available Android 9 Pie build. Apart from these 3 new devices, the OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, the OnePlus 3, and the OnePlus 3T recently received ports of Android Pie. The OnePlus 6, OnePlus’ most recent flagship, has an official OxygenOS and HydrogenOS-based Android 9 Pie beta which will also be available on the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T as well in the future.

If you’re interested in trying out these unofficial builds, check out their respective forum threads, read them thoroughly, and get modding!

Download Android Pie for the OnePlus One

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OnePlus 5 update tracker: OxygenOS 5.1.4 now rolling out

Welcome to the OnePlus 5 Android update tracker page. This page covers all major software news for the OnePlus 5 will be updated regularly with new information.

Unlike our other Android update tracker pages, this article doesn’t contain specific carrier details because the OnePlus 5 is sold in the U.S. unlocked. It also won’t include general security patches.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat update tracker
  • Android 8.0 update tracker

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo update

The OnePlus 5 arrived on June 27, 2017, running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. However, OnePlus promised to bring Android Oreo to the device, which it did in January of 2018.

The OnePlus 5 received its first update just ahead of its online availability on June 26, 2017 to OxygenOS version 4.5.2. This delivered various stability optimizations and bug fixes before its official release. Later, some key members of the OnePlus team took part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread where they confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would get Android Oreo as well.

Eventually, the OnePlus 5 received Android 8.1 Oreo in March.

OnePlus 5 update US

OnePlus 5 updates USAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 8.0
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Previous OnePlus 5 updates:

  • July 27, 2018, the latest OxygenOS update (5.1.4) brings some minor bug fixes and group messaging support.
  • January 31, 2018, Face Unlock lands on the OnePlus 5.
  • January 11, 2018, OnePluls rolls out stable Android Oreo update to the OnePlus 5.
  • December 12, 2017, OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 4.5.15 with GPS improvements, emoji and alarm bug fixes, and the October security patch.
  • October 4, 2017, OnePlus pushed OyxgenOS to improve app launching speeds, optimize adaptive brightness, and give more options for custom ringtones. It also fixed YouTube’s video getting out of sync with its audio, some UI elements, and 4G+ network reception issues.
  • August 29, 2017, Oneplus rolls out OxygenOS 4.5.10 with a number of camera improvements including photo noise reduction, improved stability, as well as 60 fps video noise and texture improvements.
  • August 1, 2017, OnePlus released the OxygenOS 4.5.7 update that introduced a brand new font called OnePlus Slate, which offers an aesthetic change for owners of the flagship device. The update also comes with a useful functional upgrade: Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) can now be used during 4K video recording. Additionally, OnePlus improved Wi-Fi connectivity and standby battery performance and took care of a few bugs.
  • July 6, 2017, OnePlus has reduced the amount of battery consumed when recording videos, provided clearer voice calling, and enhanced the Wi-Fi connectivity in OxygenOS 4.5.5.
  • June 16, 2017, OnePlus rolls out the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update. The 36 MB OTA update fixes various bugs including an app installation issue and a problem with system updates. It also delivers Camera, Bluetooth, network and system optimizations.
  • June 28, 2017, OnePlus delivers the OxygenOS 4.5.4 update to address an issue with 4G connectivity in the Netherlands.

If you’ve received an update we’ve missed, hit the comments below or Tip us!

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T: The state of never settling

The new OnePlus 6 is a beast of a phone. With a top of the line processor, plenty of RAM, and more storage than you can shake your fist at, it seems like one of the best options for those who want to get a flagship-level device for quite a bit less than the competition.

Wasn’t that also the case with the OnePlus 5T, though? For a phone that launched just six months ago, it may be hard to decide if you should upgrade to the latest and greatest, or if the company’s best device of last year will do you just fine.

Let’s take a quick look at the OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T.

Read Next: OnePlus 6 review

If you’re paying attention to screen size alone, the new OnePlus 6 has the 5T beat by a small margin. While the 5T’s display is already quite large at 6.01 inches, the OnePlus 6 takes it up a notch with a 6.28-inch display, all in a slightly smaller footprint.

These are both 1080p AMOLED panels, so neither will be king in terms of resolution. There is only a slight change in aspect ratio, with the OnePlus 6’s 19:9 display up against the 18:9 panel on the 5T. The OnePlus 5T comes in at 1,080 x 2,160 and the OnePlus 6 inches ahead of it at 1,080 x 2,280. Taking resolution and aspect ratio into account, they both share the same pixel density of 402 ppi.

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Nestled in the top of those displays are 16MP selfie shooters, and both are quite good. The resolution enables things like face unlocking which seems equally accurate and fast. Don’t expect it to be as secure as other forms of biometric security, but as far as convenience goes they are both equal to the task. While I didn’t notice a significant difference in selfie quality, the OnePlus 6 is set to get portrait selfie mode soon after launch, which is currently only reserved for a small variety of flagship phones.

The all-glass OnePlus 6 looks quite a bit more premium than its older sibling

The biggest differences are found at the rear when it comes to the OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T design. While the 5T is encased in aluminum, the OnePlus 6 is wrapped in an all-glass chamber. This makes it slightly thicker, at 7.75mm, than the 5T’s 7.3mm. I’m actually a fan of the thicker design, since it makes the phone feel a lot sturdier, even if battery capacity is the same.

The Gorilla Glass 5 exterior used in the OnePlus 6 is quite solid, and OnePlus has added a layer of film to this phone to make it feel unique in the hand. Each color gets its own special film application too, so you’ll have a totally different experience depending on the model you get. For more on the different colors, check out our OnePlus 6 color comparison.

Both phones feature dual rear cameras at 16 and 20MP, but the OnePlus 6 has 19 percent larger pixels at 1.22 μm for better low-light performance. The OnePlus 6’s camera orientation has been rotated 90 degrees and centered on the back of the device, which will please lovers of symmetry and haters of the iPhone alike. The OnePlus 6 camera is also outfitted with optical image stabilization, giving it a smoother video experience overall. The OnePlus 6 also has the upper hand on video options and performance, giving users the ability to shoot 4K 60fps, 1080p 240fps, and 720p 480fps.

The OnePlus 6 camera has optical image stabilization and support for 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, and 720p at 480fps.

Both devices feature fingerprint readers on the back, but the OnePlus 6’s reader has returned to an oval shape more closely resembling the sensors on older OnePlus devices. Both sensors are equally fast, detecting your unique biometric footprint in under 0.2 seconds. I personally preferred the circular scanner on the 5T as it gave users a bit more vertical reach to work with, but it’s really not a big deal.

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Turning to the specs, the OnePlus 6 wins out in a couple of categories, as should be expected. The OnePlus 6 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, while the 5T only has an 835. Both models feature options for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The OnePlus 6 now also has a 256GB storage option, so if you’re a media buff you might want to go for the new device.

Access to the Android P beta could entice potential buyers

Both feature 3,300mAh batteries, and OnePlus says the Snapdragon 845 should increase overall battery life by about 10 percent. The ever-so-slightly bigger screen on the OnePlus 6 won’t be likely to decrease battery life more than the newer chipset increases efficiency, but either way, we wouldn’t expect vastly different battery performance between generations.

Both models run on OxygenOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo, but new devices are always supported longer, and the OnePlus 6 can even take part in the Android P beta program. This alone may be sufficient enticement to upgrade for those more interested in software than hardware. The new model also features a few new additions to the software, including an updated gaming mode which can limit bandwidth from background apps and gives you the ability to limit framerate or resolution in order to stay connected and keep your battery going. Some of these may also make it to the OnePlus 5T over time.

Both the OnePlus 5T and the OnePlus 6 offer dual-SIM options, but the OnePlus 6 is the company’s first phone to offer gigabit LTE. This won’t likely matter much unless you live somewhere like South Korea, but it’s nice to have a phone that could potentially get a nice network upgrade down the line, especially if you don’t plan to upgrade in another six month’s time with the OnePlus 6T.

At $529, the baseline OnePlus 6 is $30 more expensive than the OnePlus 5T. I don’t find this to be an exorbitant price hike based on the extra features you get. If you’re sitting on a OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 5, the jump is a no-brainer, but if you only just got a 5T there’s a lot less to make it worthwhile. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide whether or not the notched update is worth the jump, but there’s arguably not as big of a generational leap as you might need to justify upgrading. For more details on pricing and release date, be sure to head here.

So that’s it for our OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T comparison. What are your thoughts on the OnePlus 6? Are you sticking with your 5T or upgrading to the latest the company has to offer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Next: Download all the OnePlus 6 wallpapers here

OnePlus 5 Archives

With a simple ADB command, we can stop OnePlus from collecting user analytics data from the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, etc. without root access.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / January 31, 2018 January 31, 2018

OnePlus 5T owners have previously had to look for community created methods of disabling the software navigation bar and replacing it with gestures. The Open Beta 3 update has just added OnePlus 5T OxygenOS gestures and they will likely make it into the stable update soon.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018

Some people aren’t a fan of the new software navigation buttons used on the OnePlus 5T. I did some research recently and came up with a step by step tutorial that will shows you how to replace the OnePlus 5T software navbar with simple gesture controls.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / January 10, 2018 January 10, 2018

If you have Magisk installed as your root method then you likely prefer things done in a systemless way. With Xposed Framework now available for Oreo, this tutorial will show you how to install systemless xposed on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018

Previous OnePlus smartphone owners are used to hardware navigation buttons but the OnePlus 5T has switched to a software solution. If, like me, you aren’t a fan of this then follow the steps of this tutorial and I will show you how to disable the OnePlus 5T navbar.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / January 2, 2018 January 2, 2018

OnePlus offers an Open Beta program for both the OnePlus 5 as well as the OnePlus 5T and since these require special steps to switch to, you can follow this detailed tutorial below to install it with the stock recovery.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / November 7, 2017 September 20, 2018

OnePlus 5 owners can follow this guide to unbrick their device or simply return the software back to factory stock OxygenOS.

If you’re happy with the version of OxygenOS you’re on, you can follow these steps to stop the automatic update notification from appearing on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / October 10, 2017 December 27, 2017

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners running Android Nougat can now install Xposed Framework by following the step by step guide detailed in this tutorial.

OnePlus 5 / By Doug Lynch / September 27, 2017 December 27, 2017

If you’re done using TWRP and want to accept an OTA update, you can follow these steps outlined below to flash the stock recovery on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

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