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This phone provides good reception even in tough areas. Where I live, the nearest tower is 5 kms (3 miles) as the crow flies, as long as he doesn't mind branches! It holds the signal and I get decent data rates. Can't speak to it's 5G capabilities since that tech is still rare around here. The carrier I'm on is Freedom and this is an unlocked T-mobility branded unit. Quality is good, camera is decent but the fingerprint sensor is oddly placed and I'm constantly taking unwanted screenshots. With a case on it, the sensor is effectively useless. I'm buying a different case and hope that one works better. Battery is decent but I got spoiled with my moto E6 power.
This is a Super Nice phone. These phones are (NOT) locked to T-Moblile. My carrier is AT&T. It has an advanced technology, operating system, function, and the fingerprint reader works better than any phone I've had. Having said that, it's very easy to setup. I have AT&T as my carrier, I just swaped the sim card from my old phone and it was ready to setup. Keep in mind this phone does have a Setup Wizard which guides you throught the process. It does have a slot for expandable memory. The technology of this phone works great, I have a pair of Raycon E55 earbuds that have the new 5.0 bluetooth technology (stereo sound) and they sounded awesome on my previous phone but they sound even better on this new N200 5G. I was conflicted between buying the N200 5G and N10 5G, both are very similar but personally I think the N200 5G is the better model. Do yourself a favor and spend an extra few dollars to buy the suggested phone protection case with a black surround. This phone is worth protecting the cameras on the back, against shock if dropped, and it will keep the phone from sliding around as it is very lightweight (but very good quality) and has a slick surface. I can't say enough about how impressive this phone is. Buy it!!!
Update 10-4-2022. I've had this phone for over a year and it still works great!!! I've since then switched carriers from AT&T to T-Mobile for a better rate. The T-Mobile switch was super easy and the service-reception & transmission is as good if not better. This is an awesome phone, buy it with confidence!
This phone is pretty much a disappointment. I've owned a number of iPhones and Android devices in the past, from $800+ devices down to $200 phones like this one. I cannot recall when was the last time I had such a terrible phone. After a month of use, I'm throwing it in the trash to buy another. Money wasted.
To summarize its specs and how they actually are: - The screen is advertised as a big thing, but forget about it! You're never gonna get 90 Hz because the processor cannot keep up. Scrolling through messages or Instagram feed you see lag, so what's the point of a 90Hz capable screen if it lags and you see it at 30 Hz? Color accuracy is good though - The phone's performance is the worst I've seen in the past decade! Forget about multitasking, with no open background apps, when I go to the supermarket I cannot switch between the shopping list app and the coupons app, because every time I switch the apps reload from the beginning. Screen lags, apps take forever to open, and I'm not even talking about games. Never had such a slow and frustrating experience texting, as the phone can't keep up with my typing on the keyboard nor scrolling through threads. - The camera is absolute potato. Remember to grab another camera with you because this is the absolute worst. For fun I compared the camera with that of my previous phones, and found it to be mostly similar in various lightning conditions to that of my Sony Ericsson C901, released in 2009!!! - The battery is huge and great, I can get a full day of power out of the phone with no issue. If the phone wasn't so slow and I did not have to wait for a minute for snapchat to open or type messages over and over again until the keyboard keeps up, my screen time would be inferior and I bet the battery would last even longer. - The fingerprint reader is slow and makes mistakes more times that it unlocks the phone. Face scan is also pretty much useless, as it depends on the camera which is potato. The last time I had a phone without a biometric unlock was 2014. Today, I am dragged 7 years back in time to once again use passwords to unlock my phone. It's extremely frustrating
Perfect budget phone. Do not expect flagship features. I use iPhone 12 Pro Max and got this to have a second device as I need Android for work. Unlocking the screen is not the fastest. Face recognition doesn't work with glasses on, fingerprint is located on the side button(power button) I found it tricky cause i wake up the screen with double tap. Fingerprint reader works however not the best. Camera also is not satisfying, especially at night. But remember this is budget phone, and for this price i think it is pretty good deal. I will keep it.
Full disclosure: I think of a mobile phone as a commodity and buy accordingly. If you think you need a $1200 phone with a 48MP camera to take pictures of your cats, good for you; I do not. That said, I do expect a basic level of functionality regardless of price. In that regard, this phone fails on several fronts.
First, the face recognition is useless. It does work, but it drains the battery so much that it reduces battery life by over 50%.
Second, the fingerprint reader on the side power button must be the most stupid design ever. Even with the fingerprint set to "light pressure" by the time you apply enough pressure to have your fingerprint read, you have also triggered the power button. So the phone flashes on from the fingerprint unlock, then locks immediately from the power button.
Third, the screen will not stay on. I have the screen set to shut off after two minutes. This setting is often completely ignored and the phone goes dim at 15 seconds, then off fully at 20 seconds. I do not have any power saving settings enabled. It does not happen all the time and does not always happen at 15 seconds. but it never makes it to the 2 minute mark. I just tried it now and it shut off at 48 seconds.
That said, the battery life is pretty good as I only have to charge it every few days. The voice quality is good as is the speakerphone. It seems to be rather durable having been dropped a couple of times from waist height onto a hardwood floor with no cracking of the screen. The glass does etch very easily though.
It's 5G, but I don't care. I'm on wi-fi most of the time for data and 5G offers no improvements over 4G/VoLTE for voice calls.
All considered, I'll stick with my $100 price-point phones, use them up, and then get a new one.
I purchased this phone to use as my second device. Honestly, for the money it has not disappointed me. When purchasing phones at this price point, there is always a little give and take when it comes to performance and features. However, I do think OnePlus has struck a nice balance with this model. When I unboxed it the first thing that struck me was the build quality. This absolutely maintains the form factor of their more expensive devices. My primary phone is a OnePlus 8T and this is definitely reminiscent of that. As far as the features and performance is concerned, everything works as it is supposed to. I am actually very impressed by the side mounted fingerprint sensor which doubles as the power button. It works quickly and efficiently and I really feel that even they're more expensive devices should have this feature. In addition, the screen resolution and viewing angles are very sharp and the phones battery power is amazing. I am also very impressed with the single firing speaker at the bottom of the device. A lot of companies tend to cheap out on their speakers when it comes to their more affordable devices. Fortunately, the sound is crisp and clear and definitely not tinny. Connectivity has definitely not been a problem since I purchased the phone. I am not only getting 4G LTE connections but, 5G is connecting exactly how it should. Although, when it comes to factory unlocked OnePlus devices 5G is only capable on the T-Mobile network and it's other carriers such as Metro by t-mobile, mint mobile and many others. Thus, don't expect to get 5G on networks like AT&t, Verizon and their subsidiaries because, it will not happen. Oneplus decided to equip this phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor which is rated at 2.0 GHz per second. They also equipped the phone with 4 GB of RAM. The best way to describe the processing performance is steady and reliable. It is not the fastest processor in the world but, it will get the job done. After all, this is a $240 phone and not one of their $1,000 models. Frankly, you cannot expect flagship performance like you would get with the Snapdragon 865 chipset or the Snapdragon 888. Again, it is not the fastest processor in the world but, it is not the slowest by far. You will have absolutely no problems performing day-to-day tasks, streaming movies and even gaming to a degree. Moreover, the 90 Hertz screen refresh rate definitely compensates for a lot of this. Understand, I am reading this device for what it is and not based on what it's not. If you are looking for a reliable good looking smartphone and you don't want to pay a lot of money then this is really the device you want. I have used it for about a month now and I am very happy with it. I would definitely not hesitate to recommend it.
This phone is better than Apple in every way. The camera is better the speed is better and everything people who review this phone does NOT know what they are talking about. With my iPhone 11 pro Max I would get so many typos it was ridiculous but with this phone not so many typos only time I would get typos if I accidently pushed the wrong button cause my hands are too big. The camera is beautiful it's not slow at all I don't know what these other so called reviewers are talking about but from now on I'm gonna be in the one plus family for a long time. I only had this phone for a couple of days and it's doing well so far which I like other people on here expect more from a budget phone like why would you put high end stuff that you can only find with a thousand dollar phone and put it in a budget phone it's called a budget phone for a reason idiots. The battery holds up great for me and with all the reviews saying you can't add it to Sprint or Verizon network then don't cry and complain about it put it on another network and if you can't just buy another phone it's not that hard. When I get my paycheck again I'm gonna be buying the OnePlus 9 and I'll be back to reviewing another great phone HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! (Edit) This phone is trash now they're aren't new updates it's stuck on Android 11 and will not update it's slow and just good never get a cheap phone from a major company there will always be flaws.