OnePlus 2 gets a permanent $40 price cut: you can now buy the 64GB model for $350


Starting today, the 'flagship killer' OnePlus 2 has gotten a permanent price cut: the 64GB version of the phone is now available for $350 (€345 in Europe, $450 in Canada, £250 in the UK) down from its initial $390 price. Keep in mind that the 16GB version of the OnePlus 2 was discontinued a few weeks ago.


What's particularly great about this deal is that it applies retrospectively to those who have purchased a OnePlus 2 within the last 15 days: those buyers will automatically get a $40 (or the equivalent in other currencies) refund.

OnePlus has been quite aggressive with a few great deals recently: it scrapped shipping fees on all orders above $100 from its website and made the OnePlus X avaiable without invitation fastest of any other previous OnePlus phone.

What is the reason behind this neat price cut for the OnePlus 2? The company explains that with growing scale and prices of parts falling, so has the cost of making the device and this allowed slashing the price.

If that price has brought back excitement about the OnePlus 2, make sure to also read our detailed review of the phone to learn more about it. 


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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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13 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Unless it costs 100$ less than oneplus one, it's not worth it. oneplus one is so much better than this thing.

8. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

To be sincere, what makes oneplus one better than better than the oneplus 2?

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Way better battery life(around 2x), thinner lighter, better calibrated display, faster(oneplus 2 shuts down A57 cores and is basically as fast as a SD 410 in real life). I don't see any practical reason why anyone would choose 1+2 over 1+1. I'm pretty sure you are going to ask me for the source of the performance issue. So this is straight from anandtech review: "When I saw the web performance results from the OnePlus 2 I assumed there had been some sort of error, so I decided to completely reset the phone and run them again. Unfortunately, these results are not erroneous. You may have noticed that they bear a remarkable similarity to the results from the Moto G (2015). After looking at the CPU activity during web browsing I realized that this isn't really surprising, because the OnePlus 2 simply does not use any of its Cortex A57 cores during web browsing. This means that you're really getting a quad core Cortex A53 CPU, and with JavaScript being heavily bound by the performance of a single core it's no wonder that the results are close to those of the Moto G (2015) which uses a quad core 1.4GHz Cortex A53 CPU. I don't really want to retread the Snapdragon 808 and 810 topic, but it's really worth noting that this is the worst implementation of the SoC I've seen to date."

10. Shocky unregistered

GPU performance, the one area the SN810 is not that weak. Sacrificing the Cortex A57 cores is acceptable if your a gamer, in fact for general use I doubt anyone would even notice they were disabled. Not making excuses for OnePlus 2, but not everyone has the same priorities.

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

I doubt anyone will be happy with a slow usual phone. And yes, a gamer won't be happy anyway as the oneplys two dies pretty quickly while gaming.

13. Anaron

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Being a huge OnePlus One fanboy myself, I'm gonna have to disagree. The only two things that the OPO beats out the OP2 is battery life and colour calibration of the display.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

How about performance, thickness and weight.

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

THE G FLEX 2 IS THE CHEAPEST SNAPDRAGON 810 PHONE IN EXISTENCE

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

WHAT!?! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!! You're right though. $200 for the G Flex 2. Too bad it'll have the overheating/thermal throttling issues.

5. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

GOOD TRY, BUT NOPE, THE CHEAPEST PHONE WITH SD810 IS XIAOMI MI NOTE PRO.

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Good price but I don't believe their reason for the price reduction. Nobody does that. The only possible reason is over supply and under demand. They must be selling fewer devices than they made.

7. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Well their detailed review paints the phone as pretty crappy. I just looked over it again and honestly it is not worth 350 based on PAs review

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Hmmm....I will do more research on this phone. $350 seems to be a pretty good price point for this phone.

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