OnePlus One finally ditching invites for a proper pre-order
posted by Michael H. / Sep 18, 2014, 10:51 AM
OnePlus has finally announced that it is ending the invitation system, and will be starting a proper pre-order system. OnePlus defended its decision to use the invite system though, explaining that the price point left little room for inventory miscalculations. In order to control losses, and keep from running the company into the ground, the invite system was a necessity.
Now, there will be a "limited window" to order a OnePlus One without an invitation. The plan is to put the device up for purchase in late October. There will be a certain amount of devices that will be ready to ship right away, and once that stock is gone, all other purchases will automatically become pre-orders. If you are put into the pre-order queue, you won't be locked in, and will be able to cancel if you wish.
Anyone out there still interested in a OnePlus One?
- 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
Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2014
Pass. I've never seen a company sabotage their market goodwill and their own marketing efforts like these guys. Used up all my interest long ago, I bought the Oppo Find 7 instead and love it. Never Settle? More like "Never Get."
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:02 AM 17
Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014
oneplus one is dead......DEAD....
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:04 AM 16
Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014
Just because you can't buy doesn't mean the product is bad/dead. Go home, you're drunk.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 1:00 PM 6
Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2014
Yap dead for me too. Buyed already Zenfone 6. "Never Settle? More like "Never Get."" says it all. No matter how good it is now, I got tired that stupid invite system and buyed something what I can get fairly easy. Not as high end specs but darn good phone for 194,90€ (shipping included). :))
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 6:45 PM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2012
The phone is impressive but a slew of other flagship phones have been released. Pretty sure the interest has dropped considerable by now. Personally...the Note 4 is on my immediate radar.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:15 AM 3
Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012
The phone is actually very well built and thin, but in the market right now, there are plenty of options for great android phones which is easier for customer to purchase. I think their initial marketing trick by using invitation only to buy the phone kinda turned off for some people.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:19 AM 1
Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 26, 2012
Moto X is a joke compared to this, like half the battery life, check out Phone Arena battery tests. Note 4 is about double the price, and most likely worse battery life due to 2K screen. Just wait for Phone Arena benchmark, forget about display mate. There is nothing that comes even close to the value of this device, period. Just pay $25 on EBay and get an invite code if you want this today, they can not make this fast enough to meet the demand. It is a small company and they don't have the same capacity of Apple or Samsung. Also they are dragging this out to build interest and fan base while waiting for component prices to drop. I am pretty sure they don't make much money on these devices.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:27 AM 1
Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 02, 2012
If you think OnePlus' invite system was bad, OnePlus customer support is even worse! If you receive a defective handset, you will experience customer service hell: trouble tickets go unanswered for weeks and, in most cases, defective handsets will not be replaced (read the OnePlus forum, search "how long RMA").
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:41 AM 2
Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 18, 2014
The phone is something that could have been amazing had there not been the invite system. That more or less killed probably at least 1/3 of the market that wanted this device. I have no doubts that this phone could be killer, but it's too late as it is right now.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:45 AM 1
Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013
For $350 for the 64GB Black, it's an awesome deal. Almost no phone can touch this with all the hardware and software features for that price (sure arguably the Note 4 is better but it'll cost about double). I put this on the T-Mo $30/month and with Hangouts now offering VoIP (so I don't touch the 100 minutes/month), it makes this phone for someone who wants to spend on a phone and phone plan on a budget that much more awesome! $350 (phone cost) + $720 ($30/month X 24 months) = $1070 total outlay over 2 years.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 11:54 AM 2
Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 26, 2014
its one of the best device available in the market, both by specs and build quality.. Feels like holding something with quality... to talk about software.. though cyanogenmod looks bare, its better than stock version.. feels like a feature rich stock variant.. I donot own one, but got a chance to play around with one for some time... I would give up my LG G2 for one of these...
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 12:03 PM 0
Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010
About time, though I'm sure that there has been a great loss of interest because of the invite system & no one being able to buy one. I know that for the longest time I wanted one, but gave up on trying to get an invite. Right now, the only real reason I'm interested in it is because of the price and its specs are about equal to those of my Note 3 (it also helps that it has CM on it so that it's simple to root and customize).
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 12:20 PM 1
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