One Plus One pre-order period lasts for one-hour on October 27th

One Plus One pre-order period lasts for one-hour on October 27th
Pre-orders for the OnePlus One will take place starting next Monday, October 27th. Previously, the only way to purchase the device was to obtain an invitation from the manufacturer. OnePlus used this method in order to keep track of supply and demand. The manufacturer tried to make sure that it didn't produce more handsets than invitations. Doing so would mean that OnePlus spent more money than it needed to, in order to satisfy demand.

While the pre-order period starts at 11am Eastern Time on October 27th, it will end after just one hour. That's right, OnePlus is allowing buyers only 60 minutes to reserve a OnePlus One. Buyers are not allowed to reserve more than two of each item, including discounted accessories. The pre-orders are being processed by PayPal. Despite taking pre-orders (albeit, just for an hour), OnePlus is sticking with the invitation system. If you receive an invite, you can go straight to the front of the line to order the device.

The first two weeks of October saw 50,000 invitations sent out as a way for OnePlus to prep its servers in advance of the pre-orders. And OnePlus is also giving away a free 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One. To enter the contest, you merely share a link about the pre-order period with your Twitter followers. The entry to the contest can be found at the OnePlus website.

If you want to, you can head over to the sourcelink now and set up your pre-order, so that when that 60 minute window is open for pre-orders, you simply have to make one click and your pre-order is sent out. For $300, you're getting a 5.5 inch flagship model, with 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm 801 CPU. Inside is 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. There is no microSD slot, however. The 13MP rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/2.0 for great pictures even in 'low-light' conditions. And there is a 5MP "selfie" snapper upfront. A 3100mAh battery keeps the lights on all day. With CyanogenMod 11S running on top of Android 4.4.4, you are getting the opportunity to pick up a flagship model at a great price.

source: OnePlus via Engadget

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll pass

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I gotta agree with you on this one. This in't interesting to me anymore...

4. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah, I was a bit interested at first. Like 4-5 months ago. I had signed up for the forum and was really trying to get one. I got a pre order about 1-2 weeks ago...but I had to pass. Phone is too old now. I think they screwed themselves with me for future purchases as well. I agree with the rarity thing they had trying to be unique...but I feel they rode that a bit too much. Nexus 6 for me now...

6. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I am with you. I got a invite last Tuesday and passed on it.

24. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I did get the first wave of invite, bought the phone, sold it on ebay, and made quick $100. So I'm pretty happy about it. OnePlus One still got nothing on my Z2 :P however, it was hard for me to not open the package

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Lol are you serious?? One hour? I can already tell you what's gonna happen. Less than half of the people will be able to preorder because OPs servers won't be able to handle the load. This company is seriously a joke. They just keep making themselves look worse and worse.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Look worse? Maybe to lazy fellas...seriously, if you want it, then show your interest by asking in their forums.

25. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Shut the hell up

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Get the f**k out.

28. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012


5. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Even though the price is still pretty decent there are better phones to be had out there anyway. Sure we pay more for them but we get the support that's necessary should shift happen to the handset. They should do a better job the next time around if there is a next time.

7. astarling10

Posts: 25; Member since: May 12, 2014

nice phone but I will pass. One of my friends is considering it because of the nexus 6 price. I told him good luck on getting one. The OPO is selling at a premium on swappa right now.

23. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I got an invite a less than 24hours of trying to get one. My phone should arrive in a day or so. It isn't hard to get one now.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Anyone buy one from Aus? Whats the shipping price like?

9. zulrakz

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

it's limited to few countries!!!!

10. tuba_tim

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

No way am I ordering anything with them. They had the invite system because it's phone was one of the best, but now it's hardware is getting older, so doesn't make sense for them to keep the invite system going. Just sell the device, OnePlus.

20. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

"They had the invite system because it's phone was one of the best" What a stupid thing to say. You are a stupid individual.

11. frayo unregistered

16 gig??? What happened to 64 gig

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I haven't heard about anyone who owns a one plus phone. What are they up to? Could nt they just sell their phones? People had already lost interest in their phone.

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Wait wait wait WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?! You want me to throw down $300 Back-flip through a 1 hour pre-order window to get a phone with 16GB native storage and NO micro SD expansion?!?!?!?!!??!? Its a joke right?

16. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Da fuq?

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

2014 Flagship killer? The Iphone 6, Xperia Z3, Note 4, LG G3, SGS5 losing to this? I dont think so.

22. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

When you allow price to be one of the bullet points, then yeah, this one beats all of those that you mentioned.

15. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

All hail OnePlus and the mythical beast that is the One.

17. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

At $350, its still a great phone (I have the 64GB). Many phones still use the SD801 and 1080p is still acceptable. It might not be cutting edge compared to a phone like the Note 4 (which I also own), but at half the cost, it is definitely worth it. For me as a 2nd phone on the T-Mo $30/month prepaid plan, it'll cost me $1070 over it's 2 year life.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I don't care what the restrictions are. This phone is beyond worth it. I value savings and I hate rip-off products (which almost every SmartPhone officially is), if all it takes to gain savings is show my interest, then I'm more than happy to do that. People are just too lazy. Seriously, if you want it, it doesn't hurt to ask for an invitation in their forums; people that put the effort say they get an invitation in 5-20 minutes. I haven't had the time for that just yet, and wasn't really that desperate to get rid of my jailbroken iPhone 4s (my last iPhone)...but with this preorder, I'm just gonna get it with little to no effort and keep it in my drawer until my iPhone 4s dies on me :P If a more intriguing OnePlus One (perhaps OnePlus Two) shows up in 2015 with Snap Dragon 805, a fingerprint scanner and OIS, I'll proudly sell the OnePlus One for a slight raise in price (maybe $80) and grab the next when my iPhone 4s breaks down. Regardless, it will be my first ever Android SmartPhone. The savings are just too hard ignore...

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well, me and my brother was very excited about this phone... but it was not easy to get an invitation.. we got invite back in august but our excitement was already finished that time... now we are purchasing note 4

21. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I just ordered one on Thursday and should be here in a day or so. I got an invite from a youtube commenter on a video about the One. It seems pretty easy to get an invite now.

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