Orders for OnePlus 3 are already getting delivered

Orders for OnePlus 3 are already getting delivered
It was just this past Tuesday when smartphone enthusiasts around the world watched (played?) the VR presentation (VR game?) which officially announced the new OnePlus 3.

What made the OnePlus 3 different from previous device launches by OnePlus, was that the invitation system for buying devices went the way of the Dodo bird – no more invites, you may order the device at your leisure.

Those that embarked on the VR experience during the product announcement had the opportunity to start an order for a OnePlus 3 right from the VR environment. Online orders opened up later in the day. Orders started from the VR app had to be completed on a traditional browser, but during the process, OnePlus noted that deliveries would range from June 21st and beyond.

Your humble writer ordered a OnePlus 3 from launch day and was perfectly okay with the expected timelines for order fulfillment. When the email arrived the next day saying the order had shipped already, I was more than a little surprised.

This morning, just in time to kick off the weekend, the OnePlus 3 landed at the doorstep, albeit with slight wrinkles. Needless to say, this package is nothing like the lux-suite of gadgetry and accessories that Victor unboxed for us yesterday. Crumpled corners and dented box aside, the device itself is unscathed, and all the other components are in their rightful places.

While it would have been nice to see a little more substantial packaging, hat’s off to OnePlus for having its order fulfillment apparatus hitting the ground running, and shipping orders so promptly. As any gadget enthusiast will note, history is replete with high-profile product launches that seemed to be perpetually sold out.

Did you order a OnePlus 3? Has it arrived yet?


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15 Comments

1. sebstin

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Very nice to see launch, order, shipping & receiving happening within days unlike samsung/motorola taking months....

6. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Samsung doesn't take months. Go to a store and buy one. Faster than OnePlus.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Pretty sure they mean from reveal date to the date it ends up on your doorstep. Samsung doesn't take months, but the devices definitely don't ship this quickly after being revealed.

11. sebstin

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

DO you know when recent flagship (Galaxy S7) announced when shipped and when delivered?!?

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

End Feb. announced and shipped around March 19th yea. Oneplus 3 got announced tuesday the 7th.

2. Furbal unregistered

Got mine at noon today. Glad i live on west coast

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Such a bad packaging.

4. Furbal unregistered

Yeah, his was sparsely wrapped. Mine came wrapped in plastic and a bubble container from DHL, no damage whatsoever to the box.

5. beamsboy

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Agree, I cannot believe a $400 phone comes in dented box, terrible packaging.

7. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

You mean delivery company's?? What FedEx and UPS doing with freight you better don't want to see it on your own.

9. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

$700 phones come like this as well now. My S7e & Note5 both were shipped in a bag and the box was dented on the corners. Phones are definitely taking a little bit of a shock beating in transit. Seems like more so than the past, when boxes were used instead of the bags.

8. beamsboy

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

That too, you are right, but I was thinking at least they can put it in a box instead of a large envelop, then likely it wouldn't come in dented like that.

12. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Just to be honest I always send back items packed like that especially if the outer box damaged(who knows how it inside-got broken screens sometimes in),not even unseal it avoiding the return warranty bits! If you order from Amazon,their packaging is unbeatable!!!Safe and well packed!

13. Syracuse

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Yep, my girlfriend ordered one. I'm curious how it turns out.

14. Shocky unregistered

First device to offer SN820 with 64GB internal, rest of the specs are fine so order placed. I'm not paying £600+ for 32GB devices.

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