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 mkools on Fri 9th May 2014 10:38 UTC
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I wouldn't worry if I was Samsung or HTC. Most people want A-brand smartphones anyway like Apple or Samsung.

This phone is really nice for the price you can get it but you'll have to import it and most people won't do that because they don't know what to do or don't want to go through all the hassle when it breaks and they have to sent it back for repair.

Look at sites like fastcardtech, you can buy S5 similar phones for as low as $150,-. Ok not with the same specs but good enough for most people, yet people still buy the original S5.

Sure it would have more impact when you can buy one in the local store here, but even then, I think people are very comitted to one brand, the same as they always buy their car from the same manufacture.

I would buy this over any phone because I don't care I want a phone with the best specs for the least amount of money, but most people go along with the hype anyway.

A phone is more like a fashion object these days, I can buy jeans for $50 as well yet I spend $150,- on Diesel jeans, why? I don't know because I tried them on once and they fit really well but I'm sure there's cheaper ones out there that fit just as good.

Don't forget that humans buy stuff to show it to other humans as well, not only for themselves.

Edited 2014-05-09 10:41 UTC

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