One of the phones Android fans are dying to see in stores this year is the OnePlus 3, the next-gen reasonably priced flagship handset. The phone is expected to pack high-end hardware putting it on par with current flagships from the competition. If rumors are correct, then one OnePlus 3 version might be better than this year’s Galaxy S7 and HTC One 10, at least when it comes to specs. But a new report reveals one more interesting detail about the handset, its price. Apparently, this year’s OnePlus flagship might be even cheaper than its predecessor. More →
This year’s “flagship killer” from OnePlus hasn’t yet been unveiled, but a new round of rumors claims the company will announce the OnePlus 3 in late May, and release it a few weeks later. Furthermore, pricing for two OnePlus 3 versions has seemingly leaked, as well as expected specs. One interesting detail concerns RAM, as the high-end model will pack as much as 6GB of memory. More →
Hardcore Android fans are more than familiar with OnePlus, the Chinese startup that created three interesting Android devices so far, including two high-end devices priced well below what you’d usually expect for flagship handsets – the 2014 OnePlus One and the 2015 OnePlus 2. The company even has a daring, yet somewhat controversial, a motto that’s supposed to explain its smartphone mentality: #NeverSettle. Though, truth be told, OnePlus did settle quite a few times when it comes to the choices it made for its smartphones.
With all that in mind, we couldn’t be more surprised to see OnePlus create accessories for… wait for it… the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
OnePlus, the Chinese Android startup that’s challenging more traditional smartphone makers with its “Never Settle” motto – though, truth be said, it settles all the time – just unveiled a brand-new smartphone. As expected, the rumored OnePlus X is an affordable piece of technology that’s supposed to offer impressive performance for its price. However, this isn’t a flagship handset from OnePlus, the kind of device that will “kill” 2016 flagships, which is how the company advertises the OnePlus 2.
Interestingly, the OnePlus X does fix one of the problems of the OnePlus 2, the alleged “no-compromise” phone that launched earlier this year and received plenty of criticism for lacking NFC and microSD support. More →
In our in-depth OnePlus 2 review, we discussed how impressive OnePlus’ work has been so far. This small startup has managed to create a mid-range smartphone that outshines many high-end Android phones where design, build quality and sometimes even performance are concerned. Most impressively, the OnePlus 2 can be had for less than half the price of many of the phones it bests.
If you don’t mind paying $650, $750 or even more for a smartphone, there are plenty of terrific options out there. Apple’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the cream of the crop, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are most sleek and powerful Android phones out there, and there are a number of other top-shelf options shoppers have to choose from.
Of course, if you want a phone with a beautiful design, solid performance and a price tag that won’t break your budget, your options are significantly reduced. Among them, the OnePlus 2 is easily one of the best, but it’s also very difficult to actually buy one… until now. More →
After the massive groundswell of excitement made the OnePlus One a surprising success, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when we learned the Chinese company would push forward with more smartphones in the coming months and years.
The OnePlus 2 has already shipped to thousands of consumers participating in the invite program, but anyone who hasn’t pulled the trigger on the updated device might want to hold off a little longer, as another phone appears to be in production. More →
We had some great things to say when we published our OnePlus 2 review back in August. For as little as $329 with no wireless service contract, the OnePlus 2 delivers design and build quality that surpass smartphones that cost twice as much money — or even more. The phone also packs a nice big display and performance that can easily keep pace many top phones on the market in real-world use. Finally, the OnePlus 2 offers an Android experience that is as close to pure as you can get without using stock Android.
The problem, of course, is that it’s very difficult to actually purchase a OnePlus 2 because you need to score an invitation first. At least, that’s usually the case… More →
Not too long ago, OnePlus launched its second smartphone, a hot high-end Android handset that’s so reasonably priced that millions of buyers were looking to score one immediately after launch. Yet some Android fans found reasons to complain about the phone, saying the device still doesn’t meet some of their requirements. One of the biggest complaints regarding the OnePlus 2 – aside from the silly invite-based purchase system – was lack of NFC, but the company will apparently fix that in an upcoming smartphone whose specs sheet seems to have been leaked. More →
The OnePlus 2 might not be one of the best-selling smartphones of the year, but it’s easily one of the best. With solid specs, a gorgeous design and a shockingly low price tag, the OnePlus 2 offers value that few rival smartphones in the world can match. You can read our in-depth OnePlus 2 review to learn more.
As it turns out, however, an upcoming smartphone supposedly set to be released in the next couple of months could offer an even better value to Android fans on a quest to get as much bang as possible for their buck. And the company behind the new phone is none other than… OnePlus. More →
Call them Android fanboys, enthusiasts, geeks or whatever else you want, but the fact remains: avid Android fans tend to have great taste in smartphones. They don’t want to deal with cumbersome user interfaces from smartphone makers, and they always have a zero-tolerance policy for carrier bloatware. “Pure Android” that is free of clutter is always preferential, and that’s why Nexus phones are so popular among hardcore Android fans.
But in 2014, a new player emerged and blew Android fans away. The OnePlus One had style, power, a shockingly affordable price and CyanogenMod software, which is often heralded by fans as an even better option than pure Android. For many savvy Android users, it was the perfect phone.
For the remainder of 2015, Android fans preparing to upgrade will have plenty of devices to choose from, but two of the latest phones stand out in the crowd: the Galaxy Note 5 and the OnePlus 2. One is a phablet from the most popular Android phone maker in the world and the other comes from an independent company making waves in the industry.
So how do the two phones stack up against one another? More →
Earlier today, we published our first impressions of the OnePlus 2, one of the most highly anticipated Android smartphones of the year. If you’re been keeping up with the OnePlus saga, you’re already aware of the invite system that the company has had to implement for its flagship launches in order to effectively move a relatively limited amount of product to consumers.
It can be tough for anxious fans to accept, but now it looks like North Americans looking to get their hands on the latest and greatest from OnePlus are going to have to wait even longer than they initially thought. More →