The OnePlus One's AnTuTu benchmark score puts it at the top of the hill, ahead of the Galaxy S5 and the rest
1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
If it does cost $400 USD when it comes out, I might have to get myself one to check it out :D
33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I may sell my nexus and get this..wish t mobile would get this phone..but..no biggie
36. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
The OnePlus should work with T-mo and AT&T, but I do not think it will be sold via either company. I am pretty sure the OnePlus will be sold independently, kind of like the Nexus and GPE devices you can buy on Google Play.
37. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
There are always eBay and other website that sells phones from oversea :D
34. express77 (unregistered)
looks promising. lets see the battery life now.
2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
its a very high quality hardware..... and all that matters to me is the build quality...
11. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
What matters to me is "After Sales Support". will spare parts be available should it need repairs, Will it get upgrades etc etc etc.....it is a chinese product and they don't usually have the best stores and repair centers outside of China
13. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
1. We havent seen the phne, how the fk can you say its very high quality hardware? Samsung has been cheating on benchmarks for years..
2. You people should chill out calling all this big names for something we haven't seen and we have no idea if its going to be any good at the end.
23. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
As if only samsung was cheating...
samsung already removed the code responsible for performance boost...
25. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Doesn't matter, if it falls in line with the S5 then that is all that matters. I want a phone made by enthusiasts not the marketing department of some company and this seems to be the closest thing to that.
3. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
This phone makes other flagship phones look overpriced
26. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, that useless logo that means literally 0 in today's world.
12. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
the nexus 5 makes other flagships look overpriced
19. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
You are wrong Mr.dick
One Plus is better value
27. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well if the camera is good than it does since that was literally the only downside to the nexus 5 (6 months ago).
31. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
but nexus 5 has only 2 GB of RAM & 2300 mAh. And its cheap price is only for the U.S.
4. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I might consider this over the Oppo Find 7a.
6. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Wow.. Now... That changes everything else...
7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Plus its cyanogenmod rom. So this is indeed the king of the hill when it comes to software experiences.
16. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Nah, CM is bascially pure AOSP which is kinda boring compared let say PA, let alone the TW experience. But the support will be great though.
18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
You sir have never tried cyanogenmod, Have you? I had similar thoughts that cyanogenmod were vanilla rom. I wont explain everything just Watch some videos on youtube and read some articles about CM. It just looks like vanilla, but in reality its far more functional and versatile/customisable than ugly touchwiz with all root functions. Also CM is far more battery and performance efficient than touchwiz or vanilla.
21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
P.S. Also most custom roms including Paranoid android (and majority of android dev community) use CMs source code for development to build over. So please respect them dont call it boring.
22. tedkord (Posts: 10243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
CM is usually buggy. And yes, I've been using it for years.
24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Yeah my exynos powered s2 had some serious issues but i found an unofficial 11 which is better than official. But this is an exynos trait. My snapdragon powered nexus 7 and moto G have very small ignorable bugs which i'm sure will be solved once it hits stable phase.
28. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea but that was what they were making for free without any real reward or funding. Even with that they accomplished so much, they probably can destroy the competition with actual incentives and backing.
8. luis.d (Posts: 327; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
As if this phone didn't already seem too good to be true! :)
20. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
But that's exactly the issue I have with it.
When a phone seem too good to be true it normally is!
So I will wait for formal reviews before I make up my mind.
29. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
But that is usually when the rumor mill is what you are basing the assumptions on. These are usually official inside information releases so probably way more reliable.
9. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I am really surprised there has not been one single leak of what this thing might look like. They must keep a pretty tight ship over there. Good for them. But the big question will be this. Even though they have spent next to nothing on marketing, word spreads fast. If it is the low cost hit we all hope it will be, it seems unlikely they will be able to keep up with demand. Even the Nexus 5 had its fair share of shortages, and that was made by big time manufacturer LG. I guess we will see when this thing actually goes on sale.
10. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Good price, good camera, good spec and good looking, Any company with those "4 goods" is sure going to be a big hit.
14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Samsung is missing the good looking good quality department for years and it kicks ass. Its all about marketing and gimmicks. Something no other company has as much as Samsung does. Whats one + one going to do when its marketing budget it smaller than dying HTC?
15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
That's easy. With affordable price tag, they might have a chance to grab a decent share of market in China. A decent share in China could help you make a lot of money :D
17. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Samsung lacks good looking, but always have the best specs and the best cameras(among android), and as you said, the best marketing
32. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
look at htc marketing really the worst commercial ever if they put a 8up camera then it would have been better even without the 2nd camera, at that price people will flock to the phone if its easy to find and they do the right thing on a single commercial show whats faster and better than all the rest, 1 commercial saying big batttery big camera great build in not to big of a package with 3 g ram and good sound speakers for the low price will have every android user buying one as a main or a kids or back up unit for that price and if carriers (t mobile) recognize and jump on it boom millions of people in the usa will buy and also around the world, if the phone cost 200-250 to make doubles profit and we have our next big phone maker and put the ceo name and recognition who he is people will buy.
35. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
There is one thing that hurts HTC. At the heat of smartphone race, they released the HTC One X on AT&T. It was a beautiful device and a lot more people would have pick one up if it wasn't only for AT&T. Then they came out with HTC DNA for Verizon and somewhat different look of HTC One X for Sprint... At that point, you are talking about 3 different phones that should have been one. On the other hand, Samsung came out with Galaxy S3 for all four carriers in the U.S. Fast forward to today, Samsung have became the household name for Android smartphone and on par with Apple in the popularity department in their own OS. (well... only iPhone runs on iOS, but you know the point haha). Now, an average consumer would be more like to pick up a Samsung device simply because that's the one brand that he/she has heard a lot of. Average consumers would go with something that they are more comfortable with. We, phone geeks, on the PA daily are a whole different animals. We do care about every aspect of the phones. We research, we compare, then we decide what phone is more suitable for us. However, we are the small percentage in the real world.... I hope other companies start to gain more share and have more money to make more awesome phones for us to look forward to :D
38. chadful33 (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
What about Apps? Do they plan on using a version of Google play like Amazon?
39. rob5150 (Posts: 159; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
I'm a smart phone enthusiast like everyone else here... We read about all these awesome great phones from China all the time. They are never released in the good old
40. techperson211 (Posts: 1169; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
This phone is starting to be overrated . Hopefully once launched it'll not dissappoint.