So if you would compare it with iphone 6, what would you say?
If I had to choose between these 2 phones, without taking in consideration the fact that the OnePlus One with 64 gigs is half the price of a basic iPhone 6, I would definitely go with the iPhone.
The built quality, the buttery-smooth OS, the camera, the seamless integration with Mac OS, the iOS exclusive apps and games. iPhone is a great overall device.
But the OnePlus can’t be ignored. For 300 bucks you’ll get one of the best Android devices available on the market right now.
As I promised – here’s a quick feedback of the product:
1. Out of the box – The phone feels quite good in hand and has a slight premium feel to it. Not iPhone or HTC One premium, but it does feel good. It certainly feels better than the Galaxy S5 or LG G3. I guess the back cover helps a lot. The material used for the back cover (either black or white) definitely improves the overall feel & looks of the phone.
2. Performance – I’ve installed almost 80 apps, including an antivirus that always stays on. The majority of apps delivers push notifications. The phone is snappy. No lag or performance issues up at this point.
3. Battery – In the first day, the battery kept quite well. Almost 23 hours on a full charge. I consider myself as a phone power-user, with multiple apps running in the background, switching from one to another, copying / pasting text, reading various blogs, watching videos etc. The Wi-Fi was always on, screen brightness not less than 60%. For about 30 minutes in those 23 hours I’ve used the mobile data. Tested the camera a lot.
4. Camera – Pretty good camera. Not much to say here. Better quality than the HTC One M8, definitely. Not as good as iPhone 6 Plus, but it is fast and reliable for taking pictures and films.
5. The software is brilliant. Cyanogen did a good thing not over-modifying the basic Android OS. You have endless customization possibilities and you have some neat features like gestures, themes, built-in screencast and more.
Here’s the negative points that I’ve discovered: 1. The camera doesn’t have optical stabilization. This is a big throwback for some users. You’ve got to have a steady hand when filming. 2. When filming in 4K DCI ( 4096 × 2160 ) I kinda get some low frame rates. But I saw this does not translate in the actual recorded video, only in the camera app, so I’m thinking this is a software issue, that can be resolved with an update. 3. The low frame-rate also appears when you use the RAW option for saving pictures. 4. The screen is extremely sensitive. I’ve had some small issues when typing fast. Good thing the autocorrect from the third-party keyboards works like a charm
As a last note I want to say that overall I’m extremely satisfied with this device. The 1080p screens looks beautiful, the color reproduction is quite accurate. The phone didn’t flinch a second, no errors or crashing until now.
If you need any info, please let me know, I’ll gladly help you out!
I do not want to play sweepstakes or wait some invitations, to be able to order the phone. It is completely annoying. For my money I want to buy when I want! That is why 1 + 1 will have to wait for my money, until they start to more respect customers.
On the 20th of January One Plus One will be available for all users, without invite, just saw it on their Facebook Official Page.
From what I’ve read this is all about cost management. The company provides users with invites based on how many phones are already made, so they won’t have to create a huge stock of devices that no one knows if it will ever sold.
From a Forbes article the profit the company has on each device is extremely low. And the company is extremely young, it was founded on December 17, 2013, so that’s what – a year? Of course they have some issues, the support is slow and whatnot.. But in the end, how will they every grow in becoming a company on which you can rely on, if you never put your trust in them?
So I see it this way: I’m providing them with my complete trust, purchasing one of their device and maybe they’ll become more professional and better on creating flagship smartphones. If I’m satisfied maybe I’ll become a faithful client, if not, at least I didn’t payed too much money.
Fantastic i’ll be waiting for your review, since i was thinking either one + one or iphone 6 or 6+
Sure, after I get my hands on it I’ll keep you posted.
After years of using only iOS devices, I was also thinking of buying the new iPhone 6. But I’ve wanted to try something new, so the next best thing was an Android flagship. OnePlus One isn’t that expensive so the migration from iOS to Android won’t hurt my bank account
If it’s not what I’m expecting it to be, then I guess I’ll return to iPhone and start appreciating it more
Thanks for the replies guys! Really appreciated! You’ve helped me a lot.
Last night I’ve managed to get my hand on an invite for 64 gigs sandstone black version. I’ve order it and in a matter of hours the phone was already getting shipped from London, UK. So in a couple of days I’ll be up & running with a brand new OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone
Will provide some comprehensive feedback on this thread about my experience with this mobile device, maybe I can help somebody out.
Looks or feel in the hand are not the main features I’m looking for. I’m more on the performance, camera quality and reliability.
For a couple of hours I’ve tested the LG G3 and I’ve experienced some lag when multitasking and some overheating issues. From what I’ve read on interwebs OnePlus One has a pretty neat and fluid software and interface.
Hey guys, been a while since I’ve posted something on the forums.
I’m going to make a change in my life for more than 4 years I’ve been using exclusively iPhones and iOS devices and although I’m extremely satisfied I’m going to migrate soon to an Android flagship.
Right now the one that really got me going is the OnePlus One – I’ve watched unboxing, reviews and whatnot but I’m looking for some opinions ( and an invite, why not ) from actual owners that used the device for more than a couple of days.
So … How’s the phone, screen, battery life? How does it compare to other smartphones in its category?
I’ve been using Yosemite for quite a while now, since the first beta was released. It had a bunch of issues from the start and various applications weren’t supported by the OS. I really hope with the final release some of this issues are gone!
I got to go with the guys on this one. I’ve been using Skrill with my own card plus the card they have provided for more than 2 years and I haven’t got a single problem.
I really hope I’m not going to jinx them