A free OnePlus 2 could be yours if you donate one of four Samsung Galaxy handsets

Billed as a contest by OnePlus, the company is offering 50 people (selected at random) the opportunity to "donate" a Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ or Samsung Galaxy Note5, and receive back a new OnePlus 2 handset. The phones received by OnePlus will be given to Hope Phones, an organization that hands out medical technology products to those in need.

OnePlus hasn't had a great track record when it comes to contests. Last year, some participants accused OnePlus of changing the rules in the middle of a contest, preventing them from receiving a free phone that they should have won. In all fairness, OnePlus did go back and award free phones to the rightful winners. In another contest, OnePlus wasn't clear with the rules, resulting in some smartphone owners destroying their current handsets for nothing. And one other contest that asked ladies only to draw the OnePlus logo anywhere (including on parts of their bodies), was considered sexist and was pulled.

The new contest also has its share of issues. OnePlus might find it hard to find 50 people willing to swap an expensive model like the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Note5, for a OnePlus 2. The four eligible Samsung handsets are valued at nearly twice the price of the OnePlus handset in the marketplace. And limiting the swap to Samsung handsets is certainly limiting the "contest" from a marketing standpoint.

OnePlus has cleverly named this the #Take the Edge Off contest. To enter, click on the sourcelink, fill out the form, and if you have been selected, you will be contacted by a OnePlus representative. You have until October 18th to submit your entry.

source: #TaketheEdgeOff, OnePlus via AndroidAuthority



28. jpvala

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Donate your Note 5 or 6S+ and get my moto e 4G (8 GB ) for free. Rules : Phone must be new. At least 64 GB required. P&H charges are additional.

26. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

No wonder the boss at Samsung wasn't interested in taking advice from the boss of Oneplus when just about everything they try fails at some level.

25. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

This is the most stupid marketing campaign ever by any OEM

21. kick413

Posts: 165; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Why would I do something stupid like that?

20. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This makes zero sense. Oneplus are just embarrassing themselves.

19. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Dreamer detected !!

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol maybe one that was in a drop test or water damaged one, but even finding 50 of those might be difficult.

17. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Great way for the OnePlus CEO to get that internship he wants with Samsung, by alienating himself from them with this stupid promotion.

16. golfreak12

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

This promotion is so idiotic that I had to register just to say how f**king dumb it is. Yeah, let me trade my $600 phone for your piece of s**t !!

14. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

iPhone 5s?

12. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

i am fully willing to donate my samsung galaxy core....LOL

11. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Ah... I would love to exchange my GS3 with that ..

22. Cicero

Posts: 1166; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

... and I still have an S Advance shelved. Even my kids avoid this. But I think is in par with OnePlus. lol

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Get the hel out

9. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

No thanks, I'll keep my GS6. I don't want any of your garbage OnePlus products. This CEO can go to hell.

8. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

LOL f that.

6. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

That would be a downgrade if anyone traded in one of those Samsung phones for the OnePlus 2, lol.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

3. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

ok im gonna give up a $650+ dollar phone for a $400 over hyped piece of junk. If your phones are so amazing why not just donate your phones to the program

13. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Their phones are so bad, the charities don't even want em lol

15. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

lmao :P

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

OnePlus You Realize Its Not April 1st Right LOL.

1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

LOL I want some of whatever that dumbass CEO is smoking

5. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

he might have simply smelled/smoked too many farts, and became retarded.

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL!!! So, he also didn't got the invite and wants Sammy's superphones to use. Good idea of replacing OnePlus Two with Samsung phones. Will he take my bro's Galaxy Young?

29. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

i am also using galaxy young :)

27. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Who would do that ? Trading an expensive, way above the league phone for a cheaper chinese phone ? Yeah sure ! I'm still drooling over my one month old s6 edge plus. Man the camera and screen are killer stuff.

24. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

#take the "alleged" smartphone killer off

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