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# 143688 23-Apr-2014 20:52
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I am surprised this thread hasn't started yet. This phone was just announced, One+ One.

http://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_one_is_official_runs_custom_cyanogenmod_11s-news-8349.php

https://plus.google.com/102032589992734862411/posts

http://bgr.com/2014/04/23/oneplus-one-specs-features-release-date/

 
This is a top notch phone with HTC One like design and better than Nexus prices. 16gb version for 299 usd whereas the 64gb is for 349usd.

I am really interested in seeing this phone to make it to local markets.

Have a look at Android Authority's first look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evEiekq_Di8



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  # 1030115 23-Apr-2014 21:08
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I've been following this phone for sometime with interest. Although the design hasn't turned out how we all were expecting, mainly due to the dimensions and bezel size (I was hoping for bezels like the Sharp Aquos phones). But the price for this phone is extremely good which is too good to pass up. I will be definitely looking at picking up a 64GB model after all this invite nonsense is over.

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  # 1030174 23-Apr-2014 22:02
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Yeah phone looks quite impressive.  I might trade my Nexus 5 for the 1+1 depending on reviews...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030207 23-Apr-2014 22:43
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Damn how did I miss this thread when posting my own. I agree, I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed already!

It's an amazing phone for the price. It's great to see some real competition coming in!

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  # 1030208 23-Apr-2014 22:48
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No SD card!





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  # 1030216 23-Apr-2014 23:02
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Phone looks very sleek, but why another 5"+ device..... Makes me sad as I'd buy this if it were <= 5". My S4 is pushing it as it is.


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  # 1030249 24-Apr-2014 07:02
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No SD card can make things a bit tricky or slower at times. Shame the screen is so large.

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  # 1030265 24-Apr-2014 08:11
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Great specs, loving the large screen.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030289 24-Apr-2014 08:44
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Really dislike the physical design of this (and the Oppo Find 7, for that matter), just screams mass produced no-name Chinese OEM IMO - even though this is something quite different. Nice to see specs getting pushed by smaller manufacturers, hopefully next year there will be some truly compelling points of differentiation.




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  # 1030341 24-Apr-2014 09:29
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NikT: Really dislike the physical design of this (and the Oppo Find 7, for that matter), just screams mass produced no-name Chinese OEM IMO - even though this is something quite different. Nice to see specs getting pushed by smaller manufacturers, hopefully next year there will be some truly compelling points of differentiation.


Really? Thought it looked quite sleek, along with the Oppo.

Samsung on the other hand...along with the Nexus 5

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  # 1030428 24-Apr-2014 10:14

Kopkiwi:
Really? Thought it looked quite sleek, along with the Oppo.

Samsung on the other hand...along with the Nexus 5


I think it was the start of last year that basically every lesser-known OEM at CES had some kind of identical 5" 1080p quad core device. Acer, Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel, & many more. HTC did it first with the Butterfly. They all looked the same - Generic slabs with three capacitive buttons at the bottom. These look like those to me.

I have odd taste in industrial design in the phone space, though. Historical favourites from the design standpoint include: HTC's HD2, Motorola's Photon & Droid RAZR, Dell's Venue Pro, Nokia's Lumia 900, and Sony's Xperia Z. Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is pretty snazzy too, and oddly enough I find HP's new Slate 6 an extremely attractive device.




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  # 1031142 25-Apr-2014 14:57
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timmmay: No SD card can make things a bit tricky or slower at times. Shame the screen is so large.

Who needs an SD card when the 64gb version costs only $50 more than the 16gb

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  # 1034431 1-May-2014 02:40
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Android Central have put up a 'hands-on' story - I think the phone looks great and then there's that incredible pricing:

http://www.androidcentral.com/oneplus-one-hands-and-first-impressions

Edit: And Phandroid too:

http://phandroid.com/2014/04/29/oneplus-one-hands-on-video/






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I've been following the 1+ for a while, and have an Oppo Find 5. Great hardware for the price, and got to see Cyanogenmod on it. Also possible to put Oppo's Color OS on it, which is an absolute abomination and still stuck on android 4.2.2. Their marketing strategy has been interesting to say the least, and they're making similar promises of ongoing support that Oppo (and they seem to be closely affiliated) made and never fulfilled so I'd rather watch this space than jump over as an early adopter this time.

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  # 1034461 1-May-2014 06:58
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Yabanize:
timmmay: No SD card can make things a bit tricky or slower at times. Shame the screen is so large.

Who needs an SD card when the 64gb version costs only $50 more than the 16gb


People like me who have almost all their music on their phones, just upped my 64G SD card to 128G on my phone which is 32G.

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  # 1034487 1-May-2014 08:38
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I suspect by the time it gets to NZ it won't be anything like the equivalent US$299  but closer to NZ$600+




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