What's your opinion of OnePlus?

What's your opinion of OnePlus?
When smartphone entrant OnePlus finally took the wraps off of its first smartphone — the One — we were part of the cheering crowd — that's how our review (now year old) of the device started out. The Chinese upstart was determined to grab the headlines by playing off people's imaginations, and presenting itself as a complete underdog that dares to challenge the big boys, and 'never settles' for anything but the best. 

As time went by, however, we found that more and more compromises were made in order for the company to offer a flagship-level device for just $299 off contract. Whether we're talking about recurring software bugs, willful touchscreen panels, or problematic displays, it's fair to say that OnePlus had a lot of opportunities to learn from its mistakes. And that's without counting the whole fiasco with the invitations-based purchase system. 

Yet, the OnePlus community is holding strong, and the company's name is still making the rounds across the blogosphere, all on a microscopic marketing budget. Like it or not, OnePlus managed what very few entrants have — to take attention away from conventional smartphone makers and win itself a ton of publicity. And now, with the company's second smartphone just weeks away, it's time we finally asked you: What is your opinion of the company?

What's your opinion of OnePlus?

Positive
63.77%
Neutral
23.29%
Negative
12.94%

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41 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

OnePlus many problems and issues with Cyanogenmod not Android. That is my opinion.

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

So its good. I hate CM

10. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No more CM for me, full of bugs and it's just a piece of shit. And I guess there will be no more CM for OnePlus as well since they got ditched by Cyanogen.

15. waddup121 unregistered

Generally Postive but with some neuteral factors.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't know much about them. So Neutral.

16. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

CyanogenMod is not the same as CyanogenOS (which the OPO ships with). Same base, different branches. I use LiquidSmooth (4.4.4) on mine with zero issues.

2. beedeezy14

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

I'm very pleased with my One. Thankfully, mine wasn't plagued like some of the others. Still looks great. If the second version is anything like this, then it should be another hit.

39. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

"wasn't plagued like some of the others" Do you mean plagued with bloatware?

3. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

..+1..

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Positive, now that I have one. Hopefully they've learned from their mistakes.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have positive opinion about oneplus one, negative opinion about oneplus. In short: hate the company, love the phone.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Very positive. Great Specs, Software and Price. It extends to their accessories as well.

8. Shocky unregistered

Very arrogant company, good phones but far from perfect. Rubbish with software updates, probably the only manufacturer who release software updates that don't work with their own recovery software. Avoid them if you don't know what you're doing or want everything to just work.

13. pcaming

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

the software updates are done by cyanogen though

32. Shocky unregistered

Who gives a crap who does them, they don't install automatically and software is a very important part of the product. They need to get simple things right and currently their not doing that.

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Positive, not because I have one or I'm thinking of getting one (maybe in the future), it's because of they're offering their flagship on a bang-for-the-buck price with flagship specs, and they don't even need to rely on TV ads to get their brand and product recognized by people. This manufacturer has a lot of potential. Hopefully no more invite system bullshit.

11. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I am negative with Cyanogen screwing OnePlus and trashing Google. OPO is improving and I appreciate their efforts.

12. II2012

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Extremely happy with my One. And CM has been quite fine for me, regular updates and no issues.

14. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

One hit wonder

26. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Exactly my thoughts

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Disappointing but only because they suggested it would be smaller than the Xperia Z2 but it ended up being way bigger. I never had a chance to really play with the software so I can't comment on CM. Let's see how the new phone stacks up.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

All I know is my gut says maybe.

20. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

Not a fan of their marketing tactics and lost a lot of respect for the company before the One was even released.

21. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

They treat customers like morons...

22. middlehead

Posts: 447; Member since: May 12, 2014

I like the idea of the company, I'm just not going to buy a 5.5" phone. If the next unit is 5.2 or less, I'll probably get it.

28. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I have not seen a company which would make it's next flagship model size smaller. Only one possibility is mini version.

23. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I like what the company is doing. Their phones seem to be good quality and the price is just right, but they need to get rid of that invite system. Just let everyone pre order the phone and if we have to wait 2-3 months for the phone to arrive, let it be. To say that I need to wait for an invite just to order the phone in my opinion, will make me shop else where.

24. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

I like the one plus one my fiancé has one I should of gotten one too it's a really nice performer on a daily basis no issue on here's aleast I haven't heard she even bought the portable battery she love ths one plus one products. I'm waiting on the two I have a nexus 5 now so it's either the new one plus two or a new nexus but the smaller nexus I don't like big phones.

25. Metropolis75

Posts: 195; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Never owned or even held one. So no opinion.

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