OnePlus One

Surprisingly high-quality build and subtle design choices with an industry-leading price point have us intrigued

We've just wrapped up an event here in San Francisco with CyanogenMod and OnePlus, where we finally have our hands on the much-awaited OnePlus One. This much-hyped device has drawn a good number of followers (and critics) over the past few months with an interesting marketing campaign, and now we have the hardware (and software) to look at for ourselves and see how things stack up.

Be sure to hit the break for an extensive gallery of the OnePlus One hardware, along with a few comparisons of other devices and our first impressions, after the break. We've got more on the software and its new version of CyanogenMod as well.

Naturally, we'll be bringing more in-depth coverage of the OnePlus One as we spend more quality time with it.

We'd be lying if we said the design of the OnePlus One didn't remind us of the Oppo Find 5 (and to a lesser extent the Find 7). And when you think about it, it makes sense considering OnePlus is owned by the Oppo parent company. That isn't a bad thing though, because the OnePlus One has clearly refined the idea of the Find 5 to be less angular and drastically more ergonomic, with smooth edges and an overall slimmed down chassis.

The phone looks and feels great, and for once it seems the press images didn't have our expectations set too high for the quality of the phone when it's actually in our hands. The solid back cover — rightfully adorned with "Cyanogen" branding — tapers off to the edges perfectly, has a great feel and makes you think that this phone costs far more than $300. While we wouldn't mind if the chrome rim around the screen was left behind, the material choices leading to the bezel and around the screen are top notch, without a gap or piece out of place.

There's nothing flashy or amazing here — even the branding is subtle — but the design is complete and seems to focus on fit-and-finish more than gimmicky design selling points. Once the variety of replacement back plates are available you'll be able to customize the One on your own after purchase as well, lending even more weight to the "blank canvas" styling here.

Blistering internal specs, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM, push along the latest build of CyanogenMod 11 without a hitch — though we're going to reserve total judgement until we spend our daily lives with the phone. After a few hours of moving through the interface and holding this 5.5-inch flagship in our hands, we can say we're pleasantly surprised about the OnePlus One. But whether or not it truly lives up to the #NeverSettle hypebeast will take more time to evaluate.

OnePlus One hardware specifications

Category Features
Color Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3 @1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Battery Capacity Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery
Display 5.5 inch JDI 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
LTPS IPS with TOL
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras 13 Megapixel - Sony Exmor IMX 214
6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
Dual-LED Flash
f/2.0 aperture
5 Megapixel "Distortion Free" front-facing camera
4K resolution video with stereo recording
Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps
Cell. Frequencies GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
Wifi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support)
Positioning Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Digital Compass
Speakers Built-in Stereo Speakers
Microphone Tri-microphone with noise cancellation
Ports Data & Charging: Micro USB 2.0, Audio: Jack 3.5mm
Buttons Power Button, Volume Rockers, Capacitive / On-screen buttons
SIM 1 slot - Micro SIM
Indicators 1 LED notification light (multicolored)
Audio supported formats Playback: MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV; Recording: AAC, M4A
Video supported formats Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264, RMBB, FLV720P; Recording: MP4
Image supported formats Playback: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP; Output: JPEG, RAW
In the Box 1x OnePlus One; 1x Wall Charger; 1x USB Cable
 

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OnePlus One hands-on and first impressions

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It doesn't, but rooting won't void the warranty and probably won't be hard to do either.

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Oh really, how about you name ONE? I have Netflix, HBO Go, Xfinity off of the top of my head. You're spewing crap. Even if that wasn't complete bs there's root only apps that hide root. Work...aka good etc. is the only thing I'm aware of that causes an issue

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TiVo has already made it clear it will not work on rooted Android devices (and also jailbroken iphones). And I do remember reading about another few but do not recall what they were (since I had no interest). Whether or not they would work with some root masking magic I don't know.

Instead of accusing someone of spewing crap, maybe you could be NOT RUDE and just ask instead?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Sky Go is a no go with root, as well. Not that it matters, as Sky usually takes 3-5 years to add new devices to their whitelist. :)

Listen you don't know...so you're spewing crap. I don't have TiVo anymore and who does. I asked you to provide an app and you gave a shaky one at best. Don't comment when you don't know what you're talking about. Rude? Welcome to the internet when you're wrong: p
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I was not wrong, and even if I was, that is still no reason to be rude. Are you 12 years old or something? Hans, above also gave another example... so I guess you can tell him he is "spewing crap" too. And there are over 4.2 million active TiVo subscribers right now.

There are apps (or in my case, an Xposed module) that will "hide" root so that other apps like TiVo, play movies, flixster, etc will still work.

The only one here spewing crap is you being an antagonistic yet clueless dumbass. Tons of people use Tivo, Sky Go, Barclays' banking app (and many other banking apps that don't work with root), DirecTV's mobile/DVR app, Flixster/RottenTomatoes, and many more apps, none of which work if they detect root. If this wasn't an issue, there wouldn't be multiple Play Store apps and an Xposed framework like RootCloak that hide root status from apps.

Grow up, and "welcome to the internet where you're wrong."

Buddy I own my own home free and clear in my early thirties. Not any sort of dumbass. I will gladly send you a video of my rooted device running any app of your choosing. PM me. I trade securities on my device that are not supposed to be root friendly. Other than Good, I've never ran into an issue since the Nexus S which was my first Android device (of very many). My intention was to inform anyone that may be thinking of rooting that what was stated as a reason not to was incorrect, not to insult. That's still a fact.

Instead of impressing anyone, you just look REALLY sad now. A 30-somthing should be mature enough to not have to be rude and irritating on forums to look important. You were, indeed insulting and just keep it going rather than dropping it or apologizing.

Maybe that is how many 30 somethings are nowadays... growing up not knowing how to interact decently with others.

Buddy, your not impressing anyone here, No one cares if you own a house or "trade securities" Most of the time when someone says crap like that it's because they are lying. If your not great but still No one cares. other people made valid points, you made a point, and so what? you can run apps that most people can't figure out.... SO WHAT.! You have had "MANY" Android devices, so has many other people, No one cares about something that has nothing to do with this article. Your trying to impress other people that's it. you made an ass of yourself. Good luck trading securities "Buddy"

It is the upcoming streaming video support that will detect root, not just the app that allows scheduling and such. TiVo will claim they were bullied into it by Cable Labs Associates.

forget OnePlus, I'm no longer interested now they are outed as an oppo subsidiary, China not getting their hands on my data

It was never a secret. Check out Pry-fi which I expect to be easily installed on this if you're a tinfoil hat type person. Don't think the Chinese are too concerned with you anyway. They have a billion plus to worry about.

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The company was presented as a plucky startup, not an Oppo subsidiary. Just one of several things they've been dishonest about. And Android Central should be reporting it that way.

Who the hell cares? Obviously they wanted to look like an underdog, and compared to Google, Samsung, HTC, etc. they are. As long as they don't backtrack on the price, they're still good in my eyes.

But, why is that an issue? The company is still releasing the product at the price point that they promised.

Let's be completely honest, here: your real beef is that the device isn't as small as you thought it would be. That was your initial complaint, and I doubt that's changed. If this device had been under 5-inches, you'd be all over it.

Android Central is reporting on the device. Period. That's what this post is about.

If that's how you feel then more phones for everyone else. Thank goodness for choices.

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How are you being treated like a sap? Because OnePlus is backed by a large established company who is likely to be able to deliver the goods and not some bearded hipster Wookiees on Kickstarter offering a fair trade coffee grinder?

Your attitude indicates you don't really care about the phone and are just about some weird political pose. You wanted a non-corporate phone made by Amish elves who weren't into making filthy profit and now you're denied. Someone call the waaaaaaaahhhhhbulance!

the issue is they've turned out to be a chinese company.
You really want all your data to be mined and breached by communists???! Its like 1984 (the book, not the year)

Breaking News: All our data are mined and breached by everyone in power nowadays.
Breaking News 2: Communism doesn't exist. If China was communist it wouldn't be the economical(and military) superpower it is today.

The world is changed boy. For the better or the worse, we don't know yet.

Breaking News 3: Everything is made in China. If China really wanted to snoop on others, they probably already have the ability to do so.

Edit: I just saw the post by deltatux below. Lol

My water bottle I bought at Target is made in China and it has a dial on top that allows me to track how many bottles I drink a day. I don't use it in fear that China put a microchip in there to track my water consumption wirelessly. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY COULD DO WITH THAT INFORMATION?!
I will never be a slave to those damn slanty eyed bastards! Down with modern global trade and all form of innovation in the future! Stay in your bunkers lads because the world 'out there' is a scary place! NEW THINGS SCARE ME!

Since most phones and phone equipment are manufactured in Chinese factories if they really want to spy on you, they've already done so. Even if your device wasn't assembled in China, the components were so stop with your tinfoil hat conspiracies.

First of all, it was never a secret that is was a Chinese company. Second, most of the components inside of most every phone are made in China. So good luck with that.

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This may have been a fact that wouldn't have been difficult to dig up sooner, but they clearly wanted people to view them as totally new company. Hence the multiple articles which treated them that way, such as the one on The Verge which talks about "what a startup is capable of."

As they did on several other topics, they may not technically have lied but they certainly mislead.

When a company lies not only about the specifics of its product but about the nature of the company itself, it is relevant.

You are nothing but a seething mass of butthurt over this, aren't you? Hey, do you like Minute Maid orange juice or Dasani bottled water or Nestea iced teas? Did you know that all of those are owned by Coca Cola? Do they have a giant "COKE PRESENTS:" label above the brands? Are they "lying" because they don't?

You're a anti-capitalist poseur with a sick obsession over inconsequential crap. If you think anyone has the capacity to turn out a flagship-grade smartphone in their garage, you're high. Ever notice that you can find all sorts of people who build their own PCs but no one makes their own laptops? You know what that is? Same reason no little "start-up" (under your strict militant terms) is going to make a smartphone or any phone.

OnePlus is to Oppo like Saturn was to GM. It's not a hate crime and no one "lied" to you. You're just a militant for your own little cause.

WTF, we have one guy upthread saying Oppo/One+ is part of a Communist conspiracy to collect data and then this internet tough guy calling someone that doesn't like Oppo/One+ an anti-capitalist.

This is why spewing your moronic political agendas on a thread having nothing to do with politics is a bad idea.

Nothing the butthurt dude said was political in nature yet that doesn't stop you from turning it into politics.

Newsflash, Breitbart.com and Motherjones.com reside at a different ip address.

BTW, I have no problems with One+ and will be buying a One as soon as it's available.

at least they use our data for the common good, namely protecting us from islam and communism.
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

But we have nothing to hide from the chinese either, so why fear them collecting data?

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Don't ever take the name of Islam on your bloody Tongue. You are the bastards ruining the Holy name of Islam itself. Islam is the only religion which holds upon the principles of Peace and Moderation. Just observe the happenings before saying anything. Look at the Bloody Christians in Central Africa. They've killed innocent Muslims enough to stack up stadiums in your whatever country. Please respect our religion. Imagine your creations and observe the religious facts. try to digest the fact that enormous numbers of people are accepting Islam daily. Thank You for your understanding.
May you be saved and lightened with the blessings of Allah. Aameen.

I accept the fact that there are few but more street dogs acting as if they are the pure Islam believers. they are truly wild and freaky making the Islamic religion pay a huge debts for the humanity. I also accept the fact that due to doings of nasty actions by these idiots, neither of you can consider Islam as a devastating religion. I myself follow the Holy Qur'an and Hadith provided by Prophet Mohammed(S.A.W). I've believed in Allah as long as I've lived. But frankly, I've never seen any subject saying to ruin lives of others in any part of this religion. So, please do not blame us for others doings and if you want to say anything about the Islam, take a moment reading and observing holy Qur'an.. Respect others and get yourself respected.

Thank you. I am not Islamic, nor do I claim any religion for that matter. But for someone to say what he did... "at least they use our data for the common good, namely protecting us from islam and communism."...
That just makes me sick how ignorant some americans are...
Islam is a religion, not a terrorist group or whatever hes getting at.
And protecting us from communism? WTF

Yeah, your super peaceful, yet you forbid others to "take the name of Islam on your bloody tongue".

You're peaceful as long as people say the same as you. When you disagree with people the tone changes, doesn't it? Islam is fascist in nature, in that it's a law religion and it doesn't tolerate different opinions.

Those "Christians" are as much true Christians as the terrorists who blew up trains in Spain, buses in London and planes against the WTC were truly Islamic.

The moment you try to defend your religion from unjust attacks by besmirching other religions, you lose all reason you may have.

"Islam is the only religion which holds upon the principles of Peace and Moderation"

Sorry Mohamed, your BS doesn't fly where people have the right to speak the truth.

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.

Fighting, yea, that's peaceful.

Quran (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."

Again with the fighting.

Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

This is your voice of moderation?

Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority"

Since when was casting terror on people peaceful or moderate?

Quran (4:95) - "Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons.

So it sounds like physical acts of fighting for allah (I won't even honor the name with capitalization) is rewarded with special status. Very peaceful.

Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain...

Pain and more fighting... I'm detecting a pattern here.

Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Murder, dismemberment, imprisonment, chastisement.... kinda the opposite of peace and moderation.

Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Beheading and more dismemberment. A pattern indeed.

Quran (8:15) - "O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end."

So now you will suffer hell if you DON'T fight me in the name of allah. How moderate.

Quran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah"

Don't stop fighting until everyone believes in allah... a shining example of moderation if there ever was one.

Quran (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."

More fighting. How surprising...

Quran (9:38-39) - "O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place."

Again, you are to be punished in you do NOT fight for allah.

Quran (9:73) - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.

Hypocrites? Hypocrisy is claiming this bullshit to be peaceful.

Quran (47:35) - "Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost for Allah is with you,"

This sounds like a pretty direct command to NOT be peaceful.

Quran (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"

Of course allah loves those who fight... because islam is so... peaceful? Ummm... never mind.

I could go on, but suffice it to say, you're full of shit that islam is a peaceful, moderate religion. And for the record, neither is christianity, judiasm or most other religions. They're ALL violent, divisive, petty, ignorant and pathetic belief systems that the world would be far, far better without.

Do NOT ask me to respect your violent religion, because none is forthcoming. And the only reason enormous numbers of people might be accepting islam daily is the exact same reason enormous numbers of people accepted christianity in the past - because if they didn't, you'd FUCKING MURDER THEM you moron.

Until someone in power decides to consider what you aren't hiding "dangerous." Like Nixon's (and maybe Obama's) "enemies" list.

Those are the same words the Communist used on its citizens to take control.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

For the record the China data part was a joke, the first part was serious though I'll never trust a company that pretends its a brand new start up when really they are an oppo subsidiary with oppo employees with device designed by oppo mobile.
No start up can bring their own designed device to market in 3 months like they are pretending, it would take longer than that to sort out licenses and get the design on paper

Ok. But, joking aside, how does this somehow take away from the product? It's still an impressive device being sold at a very aggressive price point.

I thought we liked competition? Now that we have other companies willing to jump into the foray and challenge the likes of Samsung and company, we're going to attack them for something like that? I fail to follow the logic of you and your cohort Megaroad.

Where did I attack the Product? Where did I say I don't like competition? jeez strawman to the rafters
I dont like their deception, its lie after lie to get Headlines

Really? I'm just failing to see how you personally were deceived. Were you personally lied to? Did this company somehow steal money from you? If you weren't personally deceived, then you're blowing this out of proportion. It's Internet Dramatics at its finest. Call it whatever you want.

Name one company that has ever been completely honest with you. I bet you can't.

Do you want to start name-calling? I'm good at that game, too, lol.

Seriously, though, I honestly think you're over-reacting, just a little. But, please, don't let me stop you from trying to dissuade other people that this company is the most EVUL CUMPANEE EVAR!!

For me it has something to do with the type of company I want to give my money to.

I don't have a choice but to buy fuel from the evil oil companies but I don't have to reward this company's smarminess by purchasing their phone.

Evil oil companies? Man, I wish some people would lose the hand that feeds them, then when they find out that 99.9% of everything they use and need every day comes from a company and product they trash talk, they would crawl back begging!

One plus said from the beginning that they were backed by OPPO, and the man that started one plus was from OPPO, your just looking for an argument, there are one of you in every forum or discution, just to be a jerk, Finally, it's an Awesome product, at an Awesome price, made in China. Have you checked to see who made your TV or your car, or your microwave, all made in Asia, so by it or not One plus does not care, because someone like me that wants a Great device, at a Great price, will buy it and I will enjoy my new device made by a Chinese company and all will be well, so go find another conversation to try and spoil with your poison

One+ has never presented itself as a completely new startup... Heck, it's common knowledge that the one+ team is made up of former OPPO and cm team members... Has been since the first day one+ was announced...

Why? Our own country has been combing through our data for a long time. What the hell would China want your data for anyway? I would be more worried about our own country as they have more relevant (at least in their eyes) reasons for snooping through our data than China would. Don't drink the cool-aid...but personally, I am waiting for the LG G3 anyway...lol.

While it seems like a good deal I would rather buy a N5 because at least it's backed by a trusted OEM. We don't know enough about the 1+ to want to buy it if there is no future support that is worth mentioning.

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While I understand where you're coming from with your comment, for me the fact that the software is Cyanogen is a major plus. All of my devices have had Cyanogen support for far, far longer than HTC, Asus or Samsung gave. It's not even close.

Yeah, CM has supported phones with their rom, years after the OEM stopped supporting their devices, from the flagships all the way to the low-end models.

I have used cyanogen on a few of my devices and I was not impressed. The functionality was always more buggy than any other ROM I used. I'm not a fan of any manufacturer which makes it hard to find a device because so many are very close in spec's and build quality. I may give them a chance eventually, but I don't want to be a lab rat and buy the product when it comes out. I know that cm supports their software, but I'm sure that some of the work was also done by the OEM which is what I was referring to. I might be wrong which would be ok because that would put more emphasis on CM who has a decent track record. Time will tell how the device will hold up I just don't want to find out the hard way.

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Maybe that's why they needed this whole publicity and super low price point si they get it into the hands of more people and eventually, once they earn the trust (through quality and support), they can sell it for the same money as Apple and others do.

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Look,at the very least this will encourage Google and other OEms to follow the underdog pricing champion specs trend that the nexus line started. Hey,if this means that other oems will have to start being more competitive,then I am all for it. Although I am slightly biased because I just got an N5, this looks sweet as well.

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I just wanna know if the sound from the speakers is worth a damn. I'm not expecting Boomsound, but it has to be better than the N5!

True DAT. Seriously,who's idea was it to place an f#@-')-"ng speaker right where your hand goes when you put the phone in landscape! And why is there only one?seriously? Is this the 1990's?

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Still sad that they aren't front facing. Kinda pointless to have "stereo" speakers an inch apart. That said, hopefully the two speakers are decently loud, and pointing down (or sideways, depending on how you hold it) is still better than a speaker pointing away from you.

Oppo subsidiary? Oppo is well known for their quality universal disc players. They are top notch award winners. Looks like the one plus phone is the same. And for support I am sure ROM support will be plentiful on XDA.

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After every lie, people say "well that's still okay." Some people have a problem with being manipulated, misled, and disrespected.

1) They cynically projected the image of an idealistic startup, when they were really a rebranded unit of an established company.
2) They stated they had a distribution system "better than preorders," which was revealed to be an invitation system to order the phone.
3) They implied they had groundbreaking design, which was revealed to be nearly identical to other Oppo products
4) They lied about the size of phone by claiming it was the size a 5" phone, and then their product was revealed to be taller than a Note 3.

Man, they cannot do everything right eh. If I were you I would never settle (lol) until you find the phone that's right for you. This is a great phone, but if you don't like its size or the way its company has hyped about it the last few months, you should probably get another phone.
Have a nice day :)

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Ever drink a Blue Moon, Stella, Goose Island, Hoegaarden, Guinness, Rolling Rock, Spaten, Labatt's, Leffe, Jack's Pumpkin, Winter's Bourbon Cask, Henry Weinhards Private Reserve, Leinenkugels or Shock Top?

Yeah, that's beer companies "lying" to you.

Let's not act like this is some new practice. The false outrage over this phone is absurd.

Megaroad is the worst sort of crybaby poseur suffering from terminal butthurt. All through these comments, he's shrieking that he was "lied to" because OnePlus is backed by an established company which means the phones will be delivered and not a couple of guys in a garage who did a Kickstarter for Bill & Ted's Fone Makerz. Instead of being like most people who view the Oppo connection as a relief since it means this isn't just vaporware, he's pouring gasoline all over himself and setting himself on fire to protest the "LIES" of capitalism. What a maroon.

To be fair, he isn't protesting about capitalism, but simply fixating on the organizational structure of the company. Having said that, he's clearly out to lunch.

Why are you here then? We are talking about phones and unless you want a wifi only device you have to be connected to a carrier. If you think Oneplus is any less honest than your carrier you have another thing coming to ya.

TThat's a different Oppo (OPPO Digital Inc.). The phones are built by Oppo Mobile. => Different factories. And the parent company talked about is Oppo Electronics.

Looks great. I wish I could you meet you Andrew in a bar or something in Seattle so I could get my hands on it. I'm stuck between the OnePlus, M8, and G3. I'll probably wait until the end of June to make a decision.

If you like unlocked bootloader, CyanogenMod and spend twice less money, there is only one choice.

If you want loud stereo speaker, there is only one choice. Android Authority wasn't impressed with the stereo speaker of the OPO, it might be decent, but the M8 is probably still top.

If you want 1440p display with sim bezel, only one of the three offers it.

Why do you think this is an aggressive price point? I can buy a Nexus 7 for $200. How much for the sim card and radio chip?

Actually, the price for the radio-enabled, 32GB Nexus 7 is 350 dollars. For that same 350, you get a 64GB OnePlus One.

Name another phone that you can purchase for under 400 dollars that has 64GB of storage.
Name another phone that you can purchase for under 400 dollars that is unlocked and has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen.

The list goes on.

For the Nexus 5? Wrong. It is $396 - $24 promo = $372 for the *16GB* Nexus 5 from Tmobile. Don't bother with that crap. Buy the 16GB directly from Google for $349 or get a decent 32GB for $399.

Well, they either took it step further (from foxcon) and decided to cut the off duty hours to 6 in week, combined with ingenious patent to power the production line with glucose extracted from employees or simply gave up on the desired profits , until their name gets well established.
Could be somewhere in between too :)

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That's a several month old Nexus 5, so its definitely not the truest white out there. And indeed it does look a bit yellower next to a brand new OnePlus One. The materials are also different, and that lighting in the event wasn't fantastic.

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Very different sized phones. And I'd have to use the OnePlus One for a lot longer before I can lay down any direct comparisons.

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I would buy this immediately if it worked on Sprint. Specs look great, great price, what's not to like.

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I have Sprint. They are not going after a niche market.

If I buy it, I'll switch to T-mobile. And I'm seriously considering doing just that.

I went from Sprint to Straight Talk AT&T when I got my Nexus 4 and it was the greatest day of my cellular life. Going from Trudge's (as I call them) dial-up 3G slows to HSPA+ was great; getting LTE with my Nexus 5 was orgasmic. AFAIK, they still haven't built out LTE in Detroit and they never finished WiMAX. Trudge was total crap. The bonus: Even though I had a work discount for my Trudge service, I'm paying $29 less with ST, so I'm saving about $350 per year on that alone, just about what a Nexus costs, so nearly free phones!

I was concerned about the lack of roaming and when I go to Toronto I really miss the Sprint option, but I just took a trip from Detroit to northeastern Ohio to Pittsburgh then Columbus and back and never lost coverage or fast speeds AFAIK. I was streaming music in the wilds of eastern Ohio without a glitch, so yay.

If I never placed an order for the Z2 this may have been a purchase upon availability.

Its price point is great but its obviously not sustainable for a start up company.

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1 picture and now i can officially say i have NO interest in this phone. the s5 is FN GINORMOUS and this thing makes it look small...

NEXT

I was thinking the same thing. My G2 is at the max size to my comfort. The S5 is bigger than the G2 and it looks small next to the One+1.

This phone looks beautiful though, I hope it sales really well.

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yeah.. i feel teh same way about the g2. it is JUST ever so slighty bigger than what i would like but i am good with it. but yeah, this phone looks amazing. I want it... but with a 5" screen.

Buttons Power Button, Volume Rockers, Capacitive / On-screen button
???
I don't see a hint of capacitive buttons in the photos - did I miss something?

And since I can never keep the darn frequencies of carriers straight - is this going to work on Verizon?

They are on the bottom bezel indeed. Super subtle, and I'd my eyes didn't deceive me they are I'm the same order as the GS4 and GS3.

You can choose in the software to have onscreen buttons and it disables the capacitive ones. The capacitive buttons are so so soooo subtle that you really can't see them unless they're enabled and backlit to show them.

And no, no Verizon support.

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2014 is shaping up to be a great year for mobile devices. I'm glad there is another player in the mix. Phone looks great. Can't wait to see it in the wild.

If it takes good low light pics, it will hinder my decision on the G3 (since camera could be same as G2)

as this fone runs CyanogenMod will there be an over the air update process as we get now for the nexus line?? The plebs won't want to have to plug it into a PC and upgrade that way..

This looks to be a very nice phone, but what would I do with all my wireless charging pads that I have come to love?

Does anyone remember when this phone was teased and it was supposedly sitting underneath the Sony phone ?? It was an outright lie, this phone is much larger than that Sony. A massive letdown with this phone, epic fail coming.

Yeah, those Galaxy Notes are being sold at dollar stores now because no one wants a phone bigger than an iPhone. Oh wait...

Nice introduction! Thanks for this quick look!

Appears to be a fine phone and a wonderful development. Looks to be a good mix of timely hardware and leading edge software. (Cyanogenmod gave my old HTC Aria an extra year of life, I can only imagine how good it will be on a leading edge-custom made phone!)

Now, the trick is marketing (which has not really been quite top-drawer so far). . .

I'll be very keen to find out... the price is so good, and with the demise of the Nexus program I might be looking at this kind of device as my next phone. I would've preferred they stick to 5", but then again, before owning (and loving) my N5, I'd have said 5" was too big too.

Don't think this individual phone can put all that much pressure on big OEMs directly, but as a part of a general movement towards lower priced hardware.

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Was in the middle of typing the same thing Andrew.

It wont have an adverse effect on OEM's as One+ cant produce this in the same large numbers.

That said it will cause a stir and i hope once one+ establishes itself into a mature company they manage to keep the price down. This will then provide a sweet alternative and therefore it will then have others thinking.

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Embedded battery = a whole lotta nope

I can only speak for myself, but every phone i have had in the past up to my current phone I eventually either get an extended battery or need to replace the stock one for whatever reason.

Then stick with Samsung and move along. Almost no one has swappable batteries anymore, but I'm still seeing the whining about it.

Despite the fact I said I'm speaking for myself you felt the need to put on the internet asshole pants and be a dickhead and personally attack my post.... how about you go die in a fire instead. I dont know where you are buying your phones but plenty of manufaturers still make phones with swappable batteries. Having choice is not a bad thing but apparently in your world it is. ...... dick

This looks interesting. Does anyone know whether it'll be available in the UK and when?

Or if not, do those radio frequecies work in UK/Europe?

Not enough phones with capacitive buttons these days. I really don't get what's the deal with the onscreen ones. The M8 killed the deal for me with it's onscreen stuff. Then again, perhaps better than an annoying logo between only two buttons. Either way looking forward for this one.

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How do the included GSM and LTE bands match up for use on Tmobile?

Vs something like the Galaxy S5?

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Looks good but I feel like it's too large. I really wish this was like 5". These large format phones are a bit much. But for $350 I can have a 64GB phone with 3GB RAM.... I think I may have to try it out.

There is too much hype for this phone, yet the manufacturer has yet to give concrete details about availability and release date. I think I will stick with the LG G3 or the Note4. Good try OnePlus One.. maybe the OnePlus Two will have better market and production strategy.

Brb ignoring the fact a manufacturer has already taken and been using 'One' as it's phone model designation for over a year.

Nobody reads down this far so I can rant to my hearts content...
Hmm..
The $700.00 LG-G3 or the $700.00 Samsung S5 Prime ? (Phone + Tax + Case)
Or.. $300.00 for comparable specs an size/capacities? 4x the storage for $50.00 more..
Oh Man... Let me see....which one is the better value ??? wait... let me think !......

Looks like a serious piece of kit especially at the asking price maybe we will see a price reduction from the major phone manufacturers.....................Scratch that i doubt it very much.

Cell. Frequencies GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40

Does This^ mean that it doesn't support T-Mobile's HSPA+ network and only their LTE?

I was wondering the same thing myself. I Asked around last week and could not get a clear answer. That would certainly hurt T-Mobile users.

Personally, too large and no wireless charging. I think Ill have to wait for the second gen and hopefully smaller One+ Two or whatever it will be called.

So what you're saying is that I should replace my now-shattered Galaxy S3 with one of these? Or wait to see what Motorola unveils on May 13th? Decisions, decisions...

I think the chrome rim looks nice on the black OnePlus One, and it's likely the real star with 64GB of storage. I'd definitely prefer it over the 16GB white version.

Also, I was curious about the feel of the magnesium, so it's great to hear that the build and materials are impressive.

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im super excited to get this phone.......... but is it just me or do the colors look a little washed out? really waiting for the LG G3 tho for my next big time phone

OnePlus is just trolling.
Look at their Facebook page they call OnePlus - the lightest 5.5" phone @ 168GM

The truth
•Blu pure XL - 128gm
•Gionee Elife S5.5 - 130gm

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Oh...nevermind it's just another over hyped brand phone like the Facebook edition phones or the old Firefox tablets.

Interesting device worth looking into. Although it does make me wonder how the CM team could build and release such a device, yet the Ubuntu phone (which had millions of dollars thrown at it, the backing of major manufacturers, & years of development) was shelved.
Things that make you say hmmm....

Used phone for a week now. One word of warning. If you need wifi calling and are on the tmobile network DO NOT BUY IT!!!! T Mobile does not allow wifi calling on non tmoble phones, Wish i had known this before I bought mine,