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If you want a OnePlus One you can finally get one without the stupid invite system

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Sep 2014 0:57 User comments (8)

If you want a OnePlus One you can finally get one without the stupid invite system OnePlus, the Chinese startup behind the cheap and incredibly powerful OnePlus One device, is finally making the device available without the stupid invite-only system that kept thousands and thousands of customers on the sidelines.
The company will offer "flash sales," of the device, with limited quantities being sold on first come, first serve basis. Anyone who orders after the limited quantity are sold, will have their order turned into a pre-order for next time. OnePlus will tell you when it expects to ship your device before you hit "Buy" in the checkout.

Says the company:

During a limited time window, you will be able to place an order for the OnePlus One. If we have the items in stock, we'll ship immediately. If we don't, it will automatically become a pre-order. No matter what, we'll always tell you our best approximation for when it will ship before you submit the payment authorization (we'll reserve the payment and charge you when we ship).

There's a time limit, but no limit on the amount of orders that can be made. If we get a lot of pre-orders, we'll simply show you a longer shipping estimation date. Any time after the pre-order time window closes, you'll be able to forfeit your place in line, cancel the order, and release the payment reserve if you don't wish to wait any longer. If you receive an invite while waiting for a pre-order to ship, you can apply it to skip the pre-order queue and have your order shipped immediately.

To avoid panic, you'll be able to set things like address and accessories up well in advance (we're talking days here!), so at that final moment, all you have to do is press a button. We're looking to launch this in late October, and we'll have final instructions up a week before the pre-orders start.


Source:
OnePlus.Net

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8 user comments

119.9.2014 7:42

cool site!!!

219.9.2014 10:59

I would rather they sold them through a UK supplier - there is no way I would buy a phone without being able to see it or return it easily if I wasn't satisfied. They should sell them through Amazon


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321.9.2014 9:06

Finally! I had to pay for an invite from Ebay, but other than that I am extremely satisfied with my OPO. It's a lot faster than my Galaxy S4 was, and the 64GB of storage rules!! It's so nice not to have to go through the hassle of moving apps to the SD card...I've installed tons of stuff that I would not dream of putting on my S4, and I still have 44GB of storage remaining! :) Everything about the phone is awesome, though I would've preferred that it was rooted before shipping. I haven't had the burning need to root it yet, but there are several tutes out there that sound relatively easy.

I'm very curious now to see what the impact will be on the market. I read an article the other day saying how Apple is afraid of Samsung, when in fact THIS is the phone they should be fearing the most!

421.9.2014 9:09

Originally posted by gbswales:
I would rather they sold them through a UK supplier - there is no way I would buy a phone without being able to see it or return it easily if I wasn't satisfied. They should sell them through Amazon
You CAN buy them on Amazon, though with the invite system they were being sold at a premium. There's nothing saying that you can't resell it if you're not satisfied, but coming from a long-time Android user and proud owner of an OPO I can honestly say I doubt you'd be disappointed in it!

522.9.2014 2:15

I have to find out more about this device Sterno... do they work in oz?


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622.9.2014 7:32

Oz? You may have to consult the wizard about that...lol! :)

Seriously, I can certainly help with anything you'd like to know. For starters they come in 2 flavors: 16GB and 64GB...what's so sweet about the 64GB version is that it's only $349 ($50 more than the 16GB version). As I'm sure you know, that's an unbeatable price for a no-contract phone of this caliber. Here are the specs I pulled from GSMarena's website:


GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2014, April
Status Available. Released 2014, June
BODY Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm (6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)
Weight 162 g (5.71 oz)
DISPLAY Type LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- CyanogenMod 11S
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, dual mono speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 2160p(DCI)@24fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Silk White, Sandstone Black
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
MISC SAR US 0.62 W/kg (head) 0.75 W/kg (body)
Price group About 220 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1196 / Basemark X: 13129
Display Contrast ratio: 799 (nominal), 1.961 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 74dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality Noise -94.1dB / Crosstalk -94.3dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 66h

Also, if you check for reviews on YouTube, you'll find several good ones...this one has had the most views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrgGHAab9D8

If you need anything else, please let me know...except for an invite, don't have any of those...lol ;)

726.9.2014 23:09

Haha I meant Australia Sterno.... as if you didn't know already :P

Wow looks pretty nice. I see why your so keen. At last a performance phone that's more realistically priced... and someone that appreciates it. I'm a bit bit sick of the Stephen Fry's of the world suggesting that iPhones etc. are somehow important to show that you have money to waste. It's what I call, more dollars than sense. :)

You could sit with that phone for ages without feeling any need to upgrade. They need to step up production imo to be a real threat to the establishment.

Cheers, soz about the late reply.



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827.9.2014 11:11

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Haha I meant Australia Sterno.... as if you didn't know already :P

Wow looks pretty nice. I see why your so keen. At last a performance phone that's more realistically priced... and someone that appreciates it. I'm a bit bit sick of the Stephen Fry's of the world suggesting that iPhones etc. are somehow important to show that you have money to waste. It's what I call, more dollars than sense. :)

You could sit with that phone for ages without feeling any need to upgrade. They need to step up production imo to be a real threat to the establishment.

Cheers, soz about the late reply.



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Well, here's a bit of disturbing news about Samsung: Within a 3 week period of time, both my girlfriend's S4 and her niece's S3 not only rebooted, but did so to the factory settings! I scoured the web looking to find a similar issue but found absolutely nothing on it. At first I thought it was an isolated incident until her niece's went south as well. Neither one of those phones have a custom ROM OR are rooted for that matter, which 1) surprises me greatly that others have not had similar issues and 2) worried me greatly that mine may be next. That is why I invested in an OPO, which was a huge gamble for me considering I had nothing to go on except for reviews and such. I am officially done with Samsung as well as crApple (had a ton of issues with them in the past too with an 3G, and even my 5th gen ipod touch's apps constantly freeze or crash so apparently they've learned nothing during the intervening time :().

I did a bit of poking around for you, and gizmodo.com.au did a review of the OPO here: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/07/onepl...ic-smartphone/, and I also found this review from an Australian user on OPO's forum: https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/aust...lus-one.55332/. Therefore I'm assuming it's quite usable "down under", but depending on your provider you may want to do a bit more research on your own before purchasing...good luck! :)

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