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

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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.

The $350 OnePlus 2 is probably the cheapest Snapdragon 810 phone in existence

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 2 gets a permanent $40 price cut: you can now buy the 64GB model for $350
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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posted on 08 Feb 2016, 04:59 1

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.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 07:08

8. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)

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

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 07:12

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."

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 08:29

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.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:32

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.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:40

13. Anaron (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 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.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:07

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

How about performance, thickness and weight.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 05:07 6

2. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 08 Feb 2016, 05:29 3

4. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You're right though. $200 for the G Flex 2. Too bad it'll have the overheating/thermal throttling issues.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 05:36

5. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


posted on 08 Feb 2016, 05:36 2

6. Moose (Posts: 415; Member since: 05 Jan 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.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 05:38 1

7. MichiGo (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Sep 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

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 08:40

11. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 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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