Thursday, July 10, 2014

OnePlus One Unboxing and Quick Hardware Tour


What do you get when you combine top of the line specs in a smartphone with a company willing to do anything to make a name for itself? The OnePlus One. OnePlus is a new kid in town in regards to smartphone manufacturing and it's trying very hard to make a name for itself by offering a top tier phone at a mid range, maybe even low range, price. I can't say it's building the best reputation for itself right out of the gate because right now the only way you can possibly get your hands on this phone is by invitation. That's right, you have to be invited to buy this phone. Many don't see the good in that, I'm one of them. About a month ago, OnePlus held a contest called "Storm of Invites" and I was lucky enough to win one of the 2,500 invitations they were giving away. Although I swore I'd never spend money to feed my Android habit, I couldn't help myself because its price didn't break the bank. I hope you enjoy my unboxing of the OnePlus One. A full review will be coming in a few weeks after I give it the good ole push and tug.




UPDATE: Winners of the 2 invites have been notified and invites are on the way! Congratulations Joshua and Christina!

17 comments :

  1. sweet deal

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  2. Logan Sheen8/1/14, 8:43 AM

    Is than an Android Wear watch? How easy was it to connect it up and get that working for you? I don't have an invite, so if you feel generous, please share.

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  3. I need this phone because my G2 Broke on me 2 weeks ago and now I'm using a ZTE softstone :|

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  4. Logan Sheen8/1/14, 9:00 AM

    By the way, it's crazy that you got the "Android has stopped" at the very beginning. Eesh. I'm super excited about this phone, but that's pretty embarrassing for OnePlus.

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  5. It was actually a Google+ Has Stopped error. It continued until I logged in to Google+ app. Once I logged into the Google+ app, it stopped.

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  6. yaa i need this phone bcoz currently i own a samsung`s sevice which runs on android 2.3 and cant be further upgraded and has internal memory of 160 mb..:(

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  7. Logan Sheen8/1/14, 9:27 AM

    OK, that makes me feel better. Did it come with all the updates already installed, or did you have to download any kind of firmware updates after the fact. I realize that's not officially part of the physical unboxing, but it's what I would do before I really even started to use it...

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  8. There were Cyanogenmod updates that needed to be applied right out of the box.

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  9. No, not an Android Wear watch. It's just a Fossil.

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  10. Christina Brown8/1/14, 9:37 AM

    Need doesn't seem like a fair word. Can I not successfully make it to new places because I haven't had functioning GPS and refused to get a different phone waiting for the day to have the OPO? Do I want this phone so badly that I'll "never settle" and continue to wait and go the old school method of pen and paper directions. Yes, I will. I love this phone, specs, camera, snapdragon it has it all. I just can't wait for the day to have my hands on it! Good luck to whoever ends up getting it!

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  11. I'd love this phone because it would make an awesome gift for my mom's birthday :)

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  12. Matvey Yang8/1/14, 9:41 AM

    Very nice unboxing. The packaging that it comes in is amazing. I've been looking at getting the oneplus one since early march, and I would love the extra invite that you have.

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  13. Nice video. I will say the I really like this oneplus. But I wont able to get it coz I live in pakistan, so still hope so….
    Waiting for the review if u make one.

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  14. I need this phone so I can smash it on video and send the video to the OPO marketing team.

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  15. Joshua Ornelas8/1/14, 11:35 AM

    Nice review! I'd love this phone for the sheer power, it would also help out with keeping everything in check via production (i work in film, editing, graphic work, etc.) Also the 4K camera is an awesome perk, as we shoot some segments via phone for some funny "company life" videos we like to do.

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  16. I bricked my old phone and now I have to use my old iPhone . I really want a android. My friends really want invites too but none of us can find invites.

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  17. Krishna Acharya8/1/14, 1:32 PM

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