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OnePlus One torn down for your pleasure, behold its insides

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OnePlus One torn down for your pleasure, behold its insides
Ah, the OnePlus One! After a panoply of leaks, rumors, and speculations, the much-anticipated device got officially introduced a week ago. If you haven't been living under a rock recently, you probably already know that the smartphone combines top-of-the-line hardware with a pretty aggressive pricing. For starters, the OnePlus houses a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, and a 3100mAh battery – the whole shebang is priced at $299 for the 16GB version and $349 for the 64GB one.

Yet today, thanks to the guys at IT168, we are treated to a teardown of the anticipated OnePlus One. The device gets completely disassembled and all of its hardware components get exposed to the wide public. You are probably eager to see what's inside the device, so without further ado, check out the gallery below.


source: IT168 via GizmoChina

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posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:14 2

1. cyborg009 (Posts: 90; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


I was expecting a video..

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:35 1

21. RandomUsername (Posts: 452; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Or an iFixit site ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:18 4

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Looks fine and dandy, but how did they priced it so cheap with bleeding edge specs under the hood of the One still remains a mystery.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:55 11

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No its not a mystry... they are just charging right profit not unjustified profit like other OEMs

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:33

11. Commentator (Posts: 2386; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They're also wholly owned by Oppo, which I imagine helps a bit...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:27 4

17. Salazzi (Posts: 161; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


And who are you to decide what "justified" profit is? Do you own a business? No? Exactly. If you did, then you'd know that you're entitled to as much pennies and dollars as people are willing to pay for your products or services. But go ahead, keep whining.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:55 2

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Oh! I didnt knew it that criticising the prices can hurt you so much, may be you earn your living by getting commissions from as much pennies and dollars as people are willing to pay... by the way no one is wiling to pay huge but to fullfil their desire they opt to pay and as a consumer I have every right to whin about unjustified profit bcoz I am going to pay extra, you will not come to pay for me, if you can then come n I will not at all complain or care about the prices... for me 100% profit is justified, more then this is unjustified

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:35 1

20. Commentator (Posts: 2386; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That's a rather harsh stance. More profit oftentimes means long-run benefits for the customer. I'm all for a company taking as much as they can as long as they put it towards improving their business (expanding their geographic footprint, investing in new technologies, etc.)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:31 1

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I am not going to argue for the sake of arguement... fact of the matter is, everyone in this world is right in their respect... what is right for me, happen to be wrong for you and what is wrong for me happen to be right for you.. everyone is different with different thoughts and ideologies... it all depends on one's perspective that how you see the world

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:52 6

24. Millenialssux (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Wow! There's actually people arguing that corporations don't make enough profit? It's no wonder the 1% are laughing at most of you peons that just don't get it! They are here to take every last single penny that is in your pocket. Charging you exorbitant prices for stuff that cost them a fraction to make in comnparison to what they charge! And reality more often than not refuts the notion that reinvestment of profit is used to make things better for the consumer. Most of the time it is used to pad the pockets of the shareholders.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 15:22 1

25. Salazzi (Posts: 161; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Corporations are smart in that if need be, they simply earn more. How many people do the same? That's really as simple as it gets! Want more, better things? Earn more. Now that is where the creative and fun stuff begins. That is why companies perpetually earn more and more and more because they're smart about it. They look for ways to earn more, how to squeeze out more out of what they have now, etc. How many "peons" follow such an example? Instead they will whine and cry about how they're entitled to more and better things at less the cost, and somebody else should be willing to fork over what they earn/what they could have earned, for the "peons" benefit. Corporations aren't a charity. They don't and shouldn't give a damn about what you think you're "entitled" to. On the other hand they do provide value for your dollar, and only earn as much as the MARKET (the people) deem these things are worth. Apple is able to command a higher income from 10% of the population of the world than Android is from 90%, what's that say? It says Apple is a higher valued brand. You on the other hand may get all defensive and try to belittle the corporation or the people who purchase it's products, all to satisfy your entitlement mentality (I deserve more for less! Greedy Apple!!) but remember that we live in a capitalistic society where the market determines how much something is truly worth. Otherwise, do tell me, who determines prices? It is the sellers job to convince the customer that their product is worth XX amount of dollars, after all, money is a figment of our imagination.. it only exists based upon it's perceived value. If people think $1 is worth a lot, then indeed it will be worth a lot. If people think $100 is worth nothing, then indeed it will be worth nothing. So corporations jobs is to convince us in a likewise manner, as to the worth of their product. If we agree, we buy. If not, we don't buy. Simple as it gets. That is why I say there is no such thing as "unjustified" profit because it is profit that the MARKET has WILLINGLY paid for the product based on a value the MARKET has agreed upon. How is that unjustified, if the market has agreed to it? This may have gone over your head, as I expect it will, but hope it won't.

posted on 01 May 2014, 10:03

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


May be you are right but why you are trying so hard to clearify or justify profit earnings??? do you have investments in those companies which you fear to loose or you have a business where you apply same mentality?
I am having headache reading such a long comment and you didnt felt tired advocating so hardly

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 18:49

27. Furbal (Posts: 288; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


If you find the price exorbitant, don't buy it. If enough people don't buy it, the price will drop.

The pockets of the shareholders are retirement funds largely. There is a reason why people want stock to go up...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:03 11

8. Planterz (Posts: 744; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Very low profit margin. This is typical for China and India and other "developing markets". Build a phone for $190, sell millions of them for $200 each, without spending money on marketing, and make tens of millions in profit. Teardowns of flagship phones ( that sell for $600-700) show that they cost around $250 to produce. Samsung spent over a billion dollars in marketing in 2013. Who do you think paid for that marketing? The consumer did, paying 2-3X as much as the phone cost to make.

OnePlus can sell their One for barely above cost because they have spent very little on marketing. They've relied on internet buzz to get the word out, and it's obviously working for them.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:33 1

10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


So true :D Beside, they are a new company and they need to get their name out there even they lose some money by selling the phone cheap.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:49 1

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


They will not loose any money, they will just make less profit... well, I dont mind... infact I like it bcoz I am going to have a budget friendly option

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:11

15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


You don't know if they are taking a slight lost or not on this phone just to get its name out there. That would seem very stupid but, hey whatever you got to do to get your name out, right?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:25

16. Commentator (Posts: 2386; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If this were a real startup, and not an Oppo spinoff, they'd be taking a huge loss on this. The bill of materials is just the surface cost, and doesn't factor the millions that go into R&D and marketing. HTC and LG barely squeeze out a profit even after charging $600+ for their phones.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 18:46

26. Furbal (Posts: 288; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I was going to state the same. Its much easier to turn a profit when you do not have to invest in really creating a profit. Most of these companies (geekbuying.com phones) take what is already out there, modify them slightly and resell it.

No R&D cost, no marketing cost, dirt cheap labor.

If they fronted for the design/getting parts contracts, they'd go out of business in less than a year with their current strategy.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:49

18. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Every new company needs to do this. There is no way they can compete with the same price. They make a small profit for each phone but it adds up to millions. Overtime they will make more and more for each phone because the hardware specs are getting cheaper. Thats why only a few phones are made in the beginning. Later this year they will be making millions to sell. This is marketing.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:38

23. solidsnake695 (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


because the dont have software team only thing they are giving is the hardware they are getting kinda of free software from cm mod11

posted on 01 May 2014, 08:39

29. tokuzumi (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I'm sure CM is getting paid from this. Now that CM is incorporated, they have to generate revenue. Plus, didn't they get some start up capital from somewhere? That's not going to be paid back by paypal donations from the community.

posted on 01 May 2014, 08:37

28. tokuzumi (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


You can thank all the 8 year old Chinese kids getting lead poisoning assembling your phone for pennies a day, so we can have low-priced consumer tech.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:22

31. yuepc000 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


These same kids get poisoned assembling high-priced iPhones as well. All results of US corporate greed.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:26 4

3. Lyngdoh (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Looks like there's a problem with Google translate lol.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:45

4. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


The iphone 5s coasts as much as three +ONEs, does that mean its three times as better? LoL

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:52 4

6. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No it doesnt... not at all... it simply means that there are millions of ifo0ls in the world

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:14

9. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


S5 costs nearly the same as 5s in the US

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:51 1

13. Ashoaib (Posts: 1837; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


But S5 has all latest tech unlike 5s which has mostly ancient specs by todays standard

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:45

5. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


The iphone 5s coasts as much as three +ONEs, does that mean its three times as better? LoL

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:09 1

14. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


if u painted the iPhone in red then it will become 3 times faster than regular iPhone

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