Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2014 20:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Engadget is one of the first large sites to review the OnePlus One.

For $300, no other phone comes close to what the OnePlus One offers. Not only does it look and feel like a premium device, but it also comes with specs similar to what you'd find in a flagship smartphone. If you want a high-end phone on a budget, look no further.

At this point, you really have to wonder why you would want to shell out twice as much for a Samsung or an HTC. Lack of an SD card slot becomes a moot point with the OnePlus One, as the version with 64 GB of storage is only $349. I obviously haven't used it yet, but from all the information that's out there, the OnePlus One and the Find 7/7a really seem to be the best Android flagships of the year.

I feel like a broken record at this point, but if I were Samsung or HTC, I'd be very, very afraid of these Chinese manufacturers.

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by WorknMan on Thu 8th May 2014 20:43 UTC
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At this point, you really have to wonder why you would want to shell out twice as much for a Samsung or an HTC.


The reason is because phones like the OnePlus One and Find 7 are TOO DAMN BIG! If they ever make a smaller version for people who don't wear MC Hammer pants, I'd consider buying one. Even my Nexus 4 feels kind of big in my pocket, so these bigger phones would be way too much for me. And for others who insist on one-handed operation of their phones, that becomes a chore with these.

Another potential issue is that you're probably not going to find very many accessories on sale for this phone, but I suppose if you can find 'generic' docks and such for 5.5" and bigger phones, this might not be much of a problem.

Edited 2014-05-08 20:44 UTC

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