OnePlus One

The ever-hyped and just-announced OnePlus One is finally making its way into the wild, and we finally have our hands on the device to spend some quality time with it. We've given our initial impressions after just receiving it, but there's no way we can cover every question you have with just one post. To hopefully answer even more of your questions, we've opened up a thread in the forums where you can ask all of your burning questions so we can get more information on this thing out there.

Big or small, we want to hear all of your questions about the OnePlus One — hopefully we can clear up the air about some of the device's mysteries. Hop into the forums at the link below and get to asking!

I have a OnePlus One - ask me about it!

 
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sharpehenry says:

i threw a screen quality question in the forum. "How is it compared to SAMOLED or iPhone or nexus 5?
something like color accuracy, brightness (indoor/outdoor) saturation, contrast etc.."

How do you like CM 11s? How is it similar and different from CM on other phones?

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Theodroid says:

* Is this rooted, or a non-rooted version of CM11?
* Does it have a SD card slot? (I think not, but you never know)

Would be odd if it doesn't have an SD slot. The back is removable as far as I know? It would also be odd if it is rooted from the factory, as a lot of subscription services ban rooted devices.

patstar5 says:

It doesn't have micro SD card slot. But 64gb version I'd only $50 more than 16gb.

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it's not rooted but it's kinda like it's rooted out of the box. rooting capabilities are really easy though

Neozx25 says:

Does the CM software have its own update center?

jakeuten says:

i can tell you this, yes.

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limitbreak09 says:

Are you satisfied with +one?

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(commence foaming at the mouth)

Eclipsed Moto X

djeborn says:

Haha! I'm there with you on that! :-P

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menningm says:

how is the touchless control feature? does it work and is the key word still "ok one plus?"

It's " hey snapdragon" you have to train your voice. The Moto X wins in touch less controlls

How's the hardware quality vs the nexus 5 ?

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On par, if a little higher quality when comparing to the white Nexus 5.

ibleedbloo says:

I'm considering this upgrade from a note 2. Screen size is the same and according to specs foot print is very close. Does the rounded back make it feel smaller/slimmer/different than the comparable sized Samsung competition?

It has a better feel compared to the note 2, It's more rounded like the Moto X and the HTC one (M8) but it's much more grippy than the one M8

daspost says:

Can you try a couple of different MHL adapters to see if there is any way to get HDMI output?

noo7na7 says:

How's the speakers?

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Quoted from the forums by Andrew:

"Haven't used the speakers for music or anything yet, but they seem quite loud for notifications and ringtones. Will have to spend more time to compare, but they sound average right now."

They are real dual bottom speakers. it will sound way better than the nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s because those have one mic and one speaker. The oneplus one is not as good as the HTC one but very close.

My big question is how get this smartphone ? Do I need invitation to buy this ? whyyy ?

DaydreamHero says:

How is daylight readability of the screen when outdoors in full sun?

it is really good cause of the touch on lens technology

I'm considering to upgrade from note 2 can I use this for sprint does this comes in cdma version.

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you will have to buy a T-Mobile or a AT&T SIM card. it as no support any CDMA bands. it only works with GSM.

AOSPrevails says:

Does it feel too big? and how is the battery life?

"Too big" depends on what you're used to. I'm used to the Nexus 5 and I can say it seems very large, large enough that it's tough to use in one hand for some things.

Haven't used it long enough to give you a battery life estimate.

AOSPrevails says:

Thanks for your response, as a Nexus 5 user myself that would mean the phone is too big for me as well.

Pedro7th says:

What is the difference between the One plus one and the Cyanogen 11S

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s2weden2000 says:

Diffrence is ...oneplus one is the phone..cyanogen is the software

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

LLGolf01 says:

Is CM11s choppy? Seems like a lot of the videos I have seen of it shows it not as fluid as KK.

Definitely wouldn't use "choppy" to describe it. Haven't used it long, but it seems pretty darn smooth to me.

The new updates of CM 11s are completely smooth fluid

Does it have wireless charging and is it water resistant?

Is the theme engine the same that is in CM? Can you switch themes from the ones already in the store or does it have it's own store?

No wireless charging, no waterproofing.

The theme engine is brand new, but its not exclusive to this phone. There are three pre-installed themes, and you can install more from third parties.

It's not water resistant that's official. But wireless charging is not official. for the people who got it with invites or won smash the past contests it is a prototype model so no one knows yet there have been a couple of rumors though.

murphdsurf says:

How is the PRL updated in oneplusone? I know from flashing CM roms on prior devices I always had to flash back to original rom to update to get the PRL updated then flash back to CM.

This is a GSM device, there's no PRL to update.

murphdsurf says:

Si I guess there are no plans for a CDMA version then?

sublimaze says:

After you are done with it, can I have it? :D

My only concern is USB connectivity to my PC. I've owned 2 Nexus products(N4 and N7 2012), and PCs wouldn't recognize them no matter what I tried to do, so I got rid of them. My current phone(HTC One M7) has no such issue. My reason to change phones is that I want a larger display, better battery life, and more storage. Everything else I'm completely happy with.
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That's a driver problem, not a problem with the phone. And there are plenty of people who hook up their Nexus 4's, 5's, 7's and 10's to PCs.

That being said I have a Mac and don't have to bother with drivers. I plug it in and it works.

That's funny you mention drivers, because I uninstalled every single driver I could find related to smartphones, even drivers of smartphones I no longer owned. Still wouldn't re cognize any Nexus devices when I reloaded their respective drivers. Doesn't matter now I guess.

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s2weden2000 says:

That's what happen when you do it wrong...

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

sidzi says:

Is there USB-OTG?

How about GPS fix speeds?

quailallstar says:

Will it blend? :)

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marlon2748 says:

Where do I get One?

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Through the invite system or through contests

Anish Yuvang says:

Which processor and what ppi does screen has?

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Marc White says:

P It uses the 801 and 401 ppi, seriously people just take five minutes and check out the oneplus website and will have all this information... Also this phone is Gsm only so it will not work on Verizon or sprint, only Att and T-Mobile... The phone comes in a 16 gb white version and a 64gb black version, the phone doesn't have a SD card, and lastly it has a 3100 size battery

Edit also it doesn't have wireless charging or a ir blaster

Sax_Derp says:

Thanks, wanna answer every other question here? Because I don't recall you saying that you have the phone and that you're willing to answer things. There's no reason to be a smart-ass with people you don't know.

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Marc White says:

Not being a smart as.. But most of these questions have already been answered. Either on one plus forums, or a few YouTube videos or from the press release..... No one has the phone other than a small number of reviewers... If you want a bit more detail can also check out a few hands on /campare videos by Android authority on YouTube

rockinfigs says:

What network r u using the phone on.. If att is google wallet tap n pay working?

Marc White says:

Don't have the phone,, no one really does because they using a contest /invite system. Which people either like or hate, but I guess it's what it is... The smash /give way phone to a good cause just ended and I believe the 100 winners are all getting notice. So those first lucky people will get the phone for $1 and be able to invite 3 people each to buy the phone, but if you get a invite be careful cause they seem to only have the 16 go version available until early or mid June

Edit : consider its a unlock phone don't have to worry carriers blocking Google wallet. Just think of this phone like stock android with a bit more features

ya but it's a prototype so it's better just to wait

Is the phone rooted from the factory?

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No but it has a easy root

Has the One Plus One got the Google Camera features like: Lens Blur, Panorama and Photo Sphere?

Yes and more

Will this phone come to at&t? If so when

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TrNz4mD116 says:

It's sold unlocked, so you have to buy the phone full price. It has AT&T radios so it works on the network, it's just not sold through it

it wont be a contract phone you'll have to buy it off contract but since AT&T is GSM you can use your SIM card

DGetz says:

Will you go back to the Nexus 5 or is this your new phone?

How is the camera performance? Recording wise. Can you take pictures of landscapes and other large locations to see how things come out? Thankyou, really do appreciate it and how is the battery life?

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It has good performance. but it's mic while recording video isn't as strong as the nexus 5. and the battery life is better than average.

genaxisvideo says:

Any body there who are so kind to give me an invitation for a One Plus phone.

alecuba says:

Can anyone send me an invite for OnePlus?