Hot Specs, Cool Price: OnePlus Looks To Upset Mobile Industry With “One” Smartphone - HotHardware
Hot Specs, Cool Price: OnePlus Looks To Upset Mobile Industry With “One” Smartphone

Hot Specs, Cool Price: OnePlus Looks To Upset Mobile Industry With “One” Smartphone

Details of the OnePlus One smartphone are here. The phone boasts terrific specifications and features while keeping the cost in check--there are two handsets, actually, a 16GB white one for $299 and a 64GB black model for $349--and they’ll be available in Q2 2014.

There’s no compromise on hardware here. The One runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 801 (2.5GHz) chip with an Adreno 330 (578MHz) GPU, 3GB of LP-DDR3-1866MHz RAM, and the aforementioned 16GB or 64GB of storage.

OnePlus One

The 5.5-inch display is 1080p Full HD, and the rear camera is a 13MP Sony Exmor IMX 214 affair with 6 lenses and dual LED flash that can capture 4K video while the front-facing camera is a not-too-shabby 5MP. The 3100 mAh LiPo battery is embedded. There are built-in stereo speakers and a tri-microphone with noise cancellation. The handset is 8.9mm thick, but the tapered edge (for easy gripping) is a mere 4.6mm.

On the connectivity side, in addition to dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, the One offers GSM, WCDMA, and LTE. There’s also NFC, GPS+GLONASS, and a digital compass.

OnePlus One

What really sets this smartphone apart, though, is the fact that it runs CyanogenMod 11S, based on Android 4.4, as an OS. OnePlus says that you can mix and match thousands of themes, and the Advanced Camera and Gallery apps offer powerful ways to edit and share your memories.

Finally, the OS offers SMS encryption “between your One and CyanogenMod or TextSecure-compatible device”, and Privacy Guard lets you control how apps use your data.

The One seems like a heck of phone, and all things considered, the price is incredible.
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Great specs for sure!! Now are those prices on contract or off?? If off contract that is one amazing price for the phone! I do not like the pricing different between the models however, they are pretty much forcing you to buy the 64gb version! I myself only need between 8-12gb on my phone so 16gb models are what I buy but it is priced only $50 less for 1/4 the memory... so either the 16gb model is overpriced or the 64gb model is underpriced.

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Well, no carriers were mentioned, and another review I read said this was the upfront price.

I am REALLY tempted...I'd love for Virgin Mobile to allow this on their (Sprint's) network, but it would probably be a while.

And it's not just the hardware. The thing is beautiful.

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I'm so in the dark... I just saw my first video regarding this phone and came here hoping to get a thorough breakdown. 


You know what one of the most attractive features of this phone for me is?  The complete and utter lack of bloatware.  Followed closely by how raw and customizable the settings and security are.  I've been on Verizon with a Samsung for 5 years now with minimal complaint, but that alone might be enough for me to check this out.  The fact that Verizon's network won't support the phone, but T-Mobile's GSM network will doesn't sound so bad a change either with all the good press T-Mobile has been getting lately.

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Only 50 bucks for 4 times more storage? Take a hint Google/Apple/Every Smartphone Manufacture ever.

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