OnePlus compares its One to the new HTC One M8: lower price, "no extra logo on front"
Enter OnePlus, a new China-based company that’s getting ready to launch a CyanogenMod-based smartphone called OnePlus One. According to OnePlus, its own One is better than HTC’s M8, because it has a 5.5 inch display with Content-adaptive backlight control (CABC) technology, a six-lens 13MP rear camera, a 3,100 mAh battery, and “no extra logo on front.” Moreover, an unlocked OnePlus One will cost less than $400, while HTC’s new One is priced at $600 - $650 off contract.
Of course, while the OnePlus One looks good on paper, there’s a big problem with it: at the moment, this handset does not exist from a buyer’s point of view. We don't know what it looks like, and it’s not even announced - its official presentation will take place on April 23.
source: OnePlus (Facebook)
22. jan25 (Posts: 389; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
"no extra logo on front" they nailed it with that one.
32. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Exactly! Haha.. I'm more excited about the OnePlus than I was with the One.
34. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
I love it how easily people get hyped about claimes on paper when they haven't showed us anything, I remember oppo N1 with its great camera claiming it will destroy the competition and at the end it was just an ok camera.
54. SleepingOz (unregistered)
These aren't just mere claims since it's coming from the oem, itself. And they aren't claiming that their phone will blow the M8 out of water. They are just stating that their phone will come with better specs.
67. Doakie (Posts: 1252; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Could you imagine if HTC did one? HTC One: Original name. One Plus One: Copycat name.
How is it possible that HTC didn't copyright the name "One"? I can't believe HTC hasn't sent Cease and Desist letters to BLU for their BLU Life One and now One Plus for their One. These names are getting stupid and whoever thought naming these new competing phones One was an idiot.
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1885; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Hmmmm....so its still a concept? This kills the One already :)
11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1283; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Concept and reality could be far apart. However, I would love to see what One Plus is bringing to the market. Especially the price point of $400, that is attractive right there. I love paying under the average flagship price and getting top spec at the same time. I really hope they have great software support once the phone comes out. That would be my only concern there.
24. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Custom version of cyanogenmod is installed on OnePlus One. Its been confirmed cyanogenmod/OnePlus will give at least two years software support :)
61. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1283; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
WOOOT :D if that's the case, even after two years, people can still flash their phones freely if they want!! Beside, I don't think I can hold another two years to switch phone again XD Upgrading my 1 year and 4 months old Nexus 4 to the HTC One (M8). I was looking forward to the Z2... but I don't think it's coming out to AT&T at this point.
23. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Hi its no concept, OnePlus will be available to buy shortly after 23rd april :)
4. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
So only HTC don't think that they have made a mistake with the front logo..
5. karkavelas (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
Do you really think that the htc logo is there without reason?
Where should they hide all the hardware connections?
7. HTCOE (Posts: 473; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
you're smart actually...the design team hasn't found a way to place them differently without compromising the design and funtionality
8. pwnarena (Posts: 903; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
of course nothing is without a reason. it's just that there are times these reasons are borne out of stupidity, the lack of ingenuity, or plain laziness.
12. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Do you see iPhones, Galaxys and other phones to have so front gaps/bezels like the One?
21. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 201; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
They wouldn't need to considering their speakers aren't the best in the industry. HTC has a pretty neat excuse for that.
36. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Have you tested the 2013 ONE speakers next to an iphone 5, S4, Z1? Its miles ahead, so clear and generally much much better speakers. If M8 are better, which should be then I dont care for any bezels. Tell me why dont see any flagship from apple and Sony to look like crap, feel cheap in hand like the galaxy's are? Each company has its own reasons. Give it a rest.
56. Cicero (Posts: 368; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
If you are interested in speakers so good for you. But usualy people don't listen music on smarthphone speakers. It is about privacy. If you like the One only for the stereo loudspeakers is better for you to buy bluetooth speakers for better sound.
57. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Most people listen to music with headphones.. And if they want to listen with speakers, they always can plug a 3.5mm jack to external speakers. So most people only will use the speakers for notifications and maybe video(youtube)..
P.S: One of my friends haves the One(2013) and they are very good, but you can't enjoy music a lot with those speakers..
42. FeRoZ (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Dude where did LG hide the hardware connections in G2 ??? HTC should have removed that logo n made dat display bezelless n they could have fit a 5.2 r may b even 5.3 inch in that body i will stick with my G2 for another year thnx OEMs 4 saving my money dis year ..☺
58. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
And it would be ~1:1 in dimensions with the original One.. :)
6. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Put up or...
If this one+ is not all that,
I'll never give it a second look.
9. alumoyo (Posts: 177; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
Big talk for a device that doesn't exist yet. Let you DEVICE do the talking please - spare us the hype!
33. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Have to agree with you. I can count so many companies claiming this and that and when the product was released it was mediocre. The price seems great for those specs, but there are SO MANY other brands with great specs but mediocre experience. HTC's sense is so great and it took HTC years and years to polish it.
43. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
You dont have the knowledge or know the history of OnePlus to mock them! Ive been on Official OnePlus forum for over a month have chatted to actual staff employees so i know alot more than you. Sense, touchwiz all come with unremovable bloatware stored on the phone. OnePlus One will come with custom cyanogenmod installed & no bloatware, save your judgement till 23rd april.
45. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
That's what we're saying...
You got no pictures. No proof more or less...
Just vapors to actual fact.
So um yeah, put up or shut up is the drift that is implied to them.
So save the BS till the 23rd I'd say.
66. frhoward (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)
You really have no idea who the Cyanogenmod team is do you? They have spents years porting the newest Android software into almost all phones available. They were the foundation for the development community in alot of ways. They took their custom software where they made it available to the masses free of charge to do whatever you want to do with it just so everybody can have the pure Android experience on almost any phone. They did it as a hobby, yes they are in the boat to make money of course but their main purpose is to provide the ultimate phone without breaking anyones pockets. Given the way they will be releasing the phone they will have a lower COG metric compared to a company such as HTC, Samsung who not only have to make a hefty profit because they are paying some dead weight, taxes, licensing fees, overhead, high dollar exec, multiple execs, not just a handful of them. All of this is to say specs and price are amazing so far. The software support argument should be squashed seeing that Cyanogemod team is over software for this phone. All that is left to know is how the phone actually look. Quite Frankly this will more than likely be my next phone unless the design of the phone is horrific but it doesnt seem like it will be.
10. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
They didn't even show their product design and all of its features but they're talking a lot. Anyone here remembers EA and its Shift 2 hype barking at Gran Turismo 5?
28. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
OnePlus arent money grabbers like ea lol they believe in customer value. Come join our site OnePlus.net
29. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Really? A company that does not care to make profit and its shareholders richer? Ye right. Even UNICEF and other charities make money and pay their CEO's or what so ever ridiculous amounts of money, Please spare this crap we believe in customer value to some kind who has no clue of how the world works.
55. alumoyo (Posts: 177; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
NOBODY makes phones for charity. NOBODY. IT'S A BUSINESS! IT'S ALL ABOUT M-O-N-E-Y! Please come join us here in the real world.
14. Fluxman (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Don't forget the number of One's in the name: HTC One - 1, OnePlus One - 2
win for OnePlus One!
15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2128; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
"No extra logo at front"
Haha, owned. What was HTC thinking? Next time they'll add another bar with a BoomSound on it? Maybe one for BlinkFeed? :) Totally unnecessary waste of space.
30. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
You think an average use is gonna give a crap about the small black bezel in the front? Unlike you and 90% of haters, trolls, and she-ps in here an average person has no clue and they get what they like or what they see on tv etc advertised. Grow up.
46. vincelongman (Posts: 1178; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Depends, I'm disappointed at how big it is, it's a full cm taller than last year's HTC One
If the logo wasn't there it could been half a cm shorter, which its as bad.
16. karkavelas (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
HTC One m8 is also water resistance hahahaha!!! HTC Rules!
That is good build quality.
Type All New HTC One (M8) Water Test - Water Resistant? to find the video from the TechSmartt
40. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I wonder why it's not a listed feature, or did I miss it?
17. desniper9 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
HTC has overpriced the phone here in Australia
$899 SERIOUSLY HTC
47. vincelongman (Posts: 1178; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
At least you guys have the Play Store with the Nexus 5, Kiwis has to buy the Nexus 5 for $600 :(
64. desniper9 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Thats partly due to your higher GST and I guess price gouging
65. vincelongman (Posts: 1178; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I think its mainly because our extremely low population
Also, to some degree, we're a much poorer country as well.
18. xsoft7 (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
couldnt they (oneplus one) get other name? i'll stick with the original HTC ONE, and not shi*ty chinese crap
27. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Htc couldnt call there new smartphone htc 1+ because OnePlus trademarked the One+ (OnePlus) names first, htc were to slow lol & 90% phones get made in china. No need for racist comment! Ps. Htc are Taiwanese company, Taiwan is beside china. China is is second most powerful country in world behind only usa.
60. xsoft7 (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
i'm not racist, but mainly chinese stuff, and not phones only are just tech clones of other countries, most of the time is poor quality. some consumers prefer it because the price is much lower, and to tell the truth they are right because most of people dont care about their phones and those basic stuff they do doesnt require 800$ phones, which can 200$ chinese do
35. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Theoretically speaking, HTC is a chinese company.
19. Marienx (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Please, this ppl at One + are probably going to sell you the phone and never, and I mean NEVER going to update it... and will be plastic and the imitation to EVERY SINGLE PHONE!!!
25. Chinda3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Actually iphones, e.t.c are all made in china. OnePlus major investor is bbk who are massively rich company also own vivo & oppo. Ps. Cyanogenmod are going to give at least two years software updates. Also OnePlus is made of metal with changeable backs, real bamboo, kevlar, denim.
31. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
How can I trust a new company with no history claiming so many things? As far as history has show us, Chinese based etc companies have a bad reputation of updating their phones. Just look at oppo releasing a new flag ship in 2014 that's based on 4.3 android.
37. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You sir are an ignorant! Oppo is one of the best oem when it comes to update. They issue update every now and then to fix minor unnoticeable bugs. They've also got a great support from the Cyanogenmod team.
39. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 404; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
How am I an ignorant when they are releasing a new flagship in a month or so thats based on android 4.3 which is old almost a year now?
26. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
you don't understand the concept of running Cyanogenmod out of the box do you?
20. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 201; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
$600 is actually really decent for a flagship launch.
41. antonioli (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
No extra logo loooooooooooooooooooooooool