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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RE[3]: The reason
by WorknMan on Thu 8th May 2014 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The reason"
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For me, it boils down to the 'pocket test'. If the phone fits in my pocket comfortably, then the bigger the better. If not, then it's just not practical to carry around.

Of course, if you wear some baggy-ass pants or carry around a (man)purse, then you could probably deal with even a 7" tablet (as I know some people do). But since I don't do any of these, I think 5.2" is about as big as I will go.

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