Exclusive: an interview with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global

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We had a chance to sit down with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global and talk to him about the company’s vision ahead of their launch in India. Continue reading “Exclusive: an interview with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global”

OnePlus to do away with invite system this October

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The OnePlus One is perhaps one among the most wanted devices at the moment, at least among those who know about the phone. However, a major hindrance for those looking to purchase the device is the invite system.

It requires a to-be buyer to get hold of an ‘invite’ (basically a unique code) that can be obtained (i) either from others who have purchased the OnePlus One or (ii) from OnePlus itself, via the numerous contests it holds. Although OnePlus has ramped up its production capacity in the recent months, the demand for the OnePlus One still outweighs supply. Continue reading “OnePlus to do away with invite system this October”

OnePlus One vs Oppo Find 7 Photo Gallery

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Oppo unveiled its flagship Find 7 and Find 7a smartphones back in March. Then came the OnePlus One in April after huge expectations. The design of the OnePlus One is similar to the Oppo Find 7. Check out the photo gallery of these smartphones to find out how similar these look. Continue reading “OnePlus One vs Oppo Find 7 Photo Gallery”

OnePlus One Giveaway Winner Announcement

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We started the OnePlus One Giveaway over a week back, and as promised, today we reveal the lucky winner. Before that, we would like to thank all the participants who took their time to participate in this contest, the response has been amazing with close to three thousand entries. Are you the lucky winner of the 64 GB Sandstone black version of the OnePlus One ? Find out below. Continue reading “OnePlus One Giveaway Winner Announcement”

‘Ladies First’ contest from OnePlus sparks controversy; Thread taken down

OnePlus have always maintained their unique marketing strategy, which has often landed them in controversy. The latest ordeal that the company got into has a nice ring to it – Ladies First.

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OnePlus One Photo Gallery

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We reviewed the Silk White 16GB version of the OnePlus One recently with smooth back cover. We unboxed the 64GB Sandstone Black variant of the OnePlus One recently that has a textured back cover. Here we have the photo gallery of the smartphone that would offer you a glimpse of the phone from all the angles. At a price of just $299 for the 16GB variant and $349 for the 64GB variant, this is definitely unbeatable when it comes to value for money. Check out the images below.  Continue reading “OnePlus One Photo Gallery”

OnePlus One Giveaway

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Update: Winner of the OnePlus One giveaway has been announced. Check out if you got lucky.

The OnePlus One is a great flagship device that comes at an affordable price, but it has made a name for itself in the industry for being almost impossible to attain. The folks at OnePlus decided to go through with an invite system that ensured limited availability since launch and the fact that it ships to only a few countries doesn’t really help. We, after a long struggle, had got hold of, not one, but two OnePlus One devices. You might have seen us unbox one and show off another unopened box at the end of this unboxing video – Continue reading “OnePlus One Giveaway”

OnePlus One Benchmarks

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OnePlus introduced the OnePlus One smartphone earlier this year. It went on sale in select countries through invite system. We already brought you the unboxing and the complete review of the smartphone, here we have the benchmarks. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974) 28nm HPm Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.46 GHz per core and has Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with a 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS display, 3GB  RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) based CyanogenMod 11S . Check out the synthetic benchmark scores below. Continue reading “OnePlus One Benchmarks”

OnePlus One review: A fantastic device backed by a not-so-fantastic marketing campaign

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OnePlus sprung out of nowhere in the latter half of 2013, a time when a company called OPPO was at the prime of its popularity. Why are we talking about OPPO in a OnePlus One review? There are two bits to the answer: (i) most of the staff, including the company supremo Pete Lau came from the OPPO camp, and (ii) OPPO is believed to be OnePlus’ parent company, even though neither like to admit it. Continue reading “OnePlus One review: A fantastic device backed by a not-so-fantastic marketing campaign”

OnePlus One gets official stock Android 4.4.4 ROM

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OnePlus One that runs on CyanogenMod 11S is already based on AOSP version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). Today OncePlus has released its own version of stock Android version 4.4.4 based on AOSP for those who prefer pure Android without any CyanogenMod customizations and features such as CM Account. It is still a work in progress so there are some issues that needs to be fixed, says OnePlus. So try it at your own risk since there might be a lot of bugs and errors. Continue reading “OnePlus One gets official stock Android 4.4.4 ROM”

OnePlus One Unboxing and First Impressions

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OnePlus, a technology startup announced the OnePlus One, the company’s first smartphone after a lot of hype. We managed to get an invite to buy the phone. The phone packs top-end specifications and premium build, but comes at a competitive price of just $299 for the 16GB variant and $349 for the 64GB variant. The company calls it as “2014 flagship killer”. We have the 64GB variant in Sandstone Blackcolor. It runs on CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Here is the video to show you what the device looks – Continue reading “OnePlus One Unboxing and First Impressions”

OnePlus hand out 5,000 invites for the OnePlus One

China’s Xiaomi might be in the forefront these days, but compatriot OnePlus is making sure there’s still some thunder left for them. After Xiaomi launched their Mi4 smartphone two days back, OnePlus hit back in their own style.

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OnePlus respond to ‘OnePlus Two’ rumours, say they’re still working on the One

The elusive OnePlus One might not be easy to get hold of, but the device certainly has a massive following on the internet. That has caused a lot of rumours around the company to show up, some of which talk about a possible OnePlus Two aka ‘Lettuce’ that’s apparently in the works. Their first device, the OnePlus One, is known by the codeword ‘Bacon’ which might be the reason behind the name for the OnePlus Two.

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OnePlus One StyleSwap covers to go on sale later this month

If you haven’t heard of the OnePlus One yet, its time you get out of the cave you’ve been living in. The insanely popular device has proven extremely tough to get hold of, but that hasn’t stopped folks at OnePlus to go about their usual business.

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