OnePlus One will cost "under $500" unlocked
0. phoneArena 21 Feb 2014, 11:11 posted on
We haven't gotten too much as far as hard information about the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone which will ship with CyranogenMod. All we know for sure is that the device is planned to be released in Q2 of 2014, beyond that is just marketing hype like CEO Pete Lau claiming that the device will rival the iPhone in design. Now, we're getting a bit of hard info on the cost of the device...
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1. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
"OnePlus has also promised that the One will be built using the best components and "2014 flagship specs" both inside and out. Of course, we don't know exactly what those components and specs will be, but anything aimed at the high-end that is under $500 unlocked is an intriguing proposition."
Nexus 4 shipped with (almost) the best of 2012 for 300 bucks. Nexus 5 shipped with the best of 2013 for 350 bucks. How is this impressive??
3. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
In terms of on paper specs, yeah, the Nexus 4 and 5 were using the best of the best for their respective years. There are still a bunch of things that were skimped out on that I notice on my Nexus 5:
-Faint lines show up behind the display when it's used in the sunlight, also not the best viewing angles.
-The speakers had an issue which was kind of fixed, but they still aren't great.
-The antennas are worse than the mid-ranged Pantech Burst I got in 2012 for $0.99 on contract.
-The design is great, the build quality could be better.
-Camera is 8mp, 13mp was pretty standard in 2013.
-And most importantly the mediocre-at-best battery life.
On paper it will probably be pretty close to 2014 flagships but hopefully they'll put money into the less obvious things like I mentioned.
7. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Camera maybe 8 MP. But it's got OIS, which most flagships did not.
4. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Impressive because it will be in a similar class as that of Nexus.. Nexus' low cost costs are managed because of the financial and tactical prowess of Google.. Any similar achievement by a new player in the handset market (CyanogenMod) is commendable and a very welcome development.
8. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
That's the problem. CM is new to the market. There is no guarantee that they will support the device for 2 years. Google supported the Galaxy Nexus for almost 2 years, 22 months to be exact. CM may not.
6. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Oneplus One = 2
2 => Htc one 2 and Xperia Z2
2 => 2014 best specs
Htc one 2 and Xperia Z2 = 2014 best specs