The OnePlus One
shook our conceptions about how much phone should we get for our cash as much as Google's Nexus line did, if not more. However, it's still a rather large handset, with a size that, despite the proliferation of phablets, can't be called mainstream. Granted, the unbridled success of Samsung's Note series proved that phones like the 5.7" Note 3
can still be extremely popular, and not only in Asia, where big-screen handsets rule.
That's why we asked you last week would you consider getting a much larger than average handset, if it has the flagship specs of the OnePlus One, offered for its midrange $300 price tag without subsidies. The answer is not unequivocally yes, yet 42% of the 4694 respondents checked that they will get the OnePlus One as soon as it becomes available, while 41% will wait for a review or two, and then ponder snatching it. Just 16% are firmly against trotting a 5.5-incher everywhere, despite the breathtaking value-for-money proposition. This only goes to show that should OnePlus decide to issue a more compact phone with the same price-to-specs ratio, there would barely be enough distribution to satisfy the demand. Hopefully the folks from OnePlus are considering such a handset as their next project.
- Would you switch to a big 5.5" phablet like the OnePlus One, if it offers you flagship specs at half price?
Size doesn't matter, I'm getting one as soon as it hits my place
42.44% (1992 votes)
The price is very tempting, but I'll wait for a few reviews before I leap to such a big device
41.12% (1930 votes)
I appreciate the value-for-money offer here, but still can't imagine carrying around and using a 5.5-incher
16.45% (772 votes)