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Anyone buying a OnePlus One?

£229 (16GB) or £269 (64GB). Looks good!

Anyone buying a OnePlus One?

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AhmadCentral  Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:25

The issue here is that OnePlus are a start up company.
So they can only make limited batches to start with which means that Supply will be limited for the first few months minimum. The reason is because making too much stock could bankrupt a company if the units aren't sold through.

To combat this most manufacturers put these batches up for sale and then its a race to buy them. Once they're sold out that's it and you need to wait for the next batch. Xiaomi for example sold out of 100,000 in under 1 minute. So you really need to be quick with this method or you could be waiting a long time.

OnePlus have taken a slightly unusual method where they are sending out invites do people are guaranteed to get a phone once they receive the invite. The invites will be given out via oneplus forums/competitions etc... so again, a slim chance of getting one.

OnePlus's method is just another way (like the pre order batch method) to sell the limited quantities they have.

So it could be a long time again before we see the oneplus one available online for anyone to buy.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 23, 2014 at 12:33

I'm certainly curious.... BUT: look at last year's BIG newb sensations - the Yota Phone and Jolla.
Both had interesting features and tempting ideas; and both suffer from start-up problems - poor software support, scratch... poor support. Poor 3rd party apps that exploit the devices' respective unique strenths... And, not to forget, craptacular resale value because, um, nobody outside geek-country ever heard of them.

Plus everything Ahmad said... again: reminiscent of Jolla - who waits a month for a phone?
And: oh, the Other Half accessory? Wait another month or two...
Yota? oh, well, yeah - where are the drivers?

Or, Blackberry 10... In many ways BB10 feels like a newbie product.
BB10 has quirks that make you think they never made smartphones before. And apps feel as if they paid IT students to make the most necessary stuff from Popsicle sticks and bytes. I'm currently using a Z10 to see what changed in the last 14 months or so... And I'm not impressed. At all. So, do I trust Oneplus to perform better than Blackberry or Microsoft ca 2011?

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 23, 2014 at 13:16

Nope, I've tried multiple Chinese variants (including brand names) and software/OS quality is non-existed. If Samsung experience is bad with random freezes, force closes and crashes Chinese phones simply do not work at all. You never know if you will be able to make a phone call or if app you are using would randomly freeze for indefinite amount of time.
With small footprint XDA developers are not interested in supporting those phones, compounded by the fact that manufacturers are not releasing their source code for someone else to fix their bugs. I don't believe this phone will be any different. I would consider OnePlus Three or Four, if they make it that far.

Not happening, I don't plan to pay for beta testing. Microsoft is able to have 15GB operating system (win 8) never freeze or require restart. Moto G with 600MB system image is as stable as Windows. If your phone needs to be restarted/freezes more than once a week return it for refund.

neelsn007  Apr. 23, 2014 at 13:28

One key point with the oneplus one is that it runs Cyanogenmod and is backed by the cyanogenmod team. This will mean it will receive regular updates which will be supported by the hardware unlike having cyanogenmod flashed on another device.

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 23, 2014 at 13:42

If that is the case I will definitely be taking a look. CM releases for supported devices are very stable.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 23, 2014 at 16:38

If I can get my hands on one and the reviews aren't awful, I may well get one to replace the Note 2 as my long term, daily driver device. Hell, selling the nearly year and a half old N2 will make back most of the money I'd need to get a 16GB OnePlus One.

It seems better in every way than the Note 2 and it's extremely reasonable priced. If OnePlus can churn these out at a decent rate, the clever money in the smartphone market is really only going to be spent on one of these or a Moto G.

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