10 Reasons To Buy OnePlus Phones
5 Reasons to buy OnePlus One
1. It's cheap
Buy the OnePlus One and you'll be getting a smartphone of worth £600 for less than half the price. Available in 16GB and 64GB variants, the OnePlus One is available at £229. And that make it better than 80% of available smartphones.
2. It's great specification
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip; 3GB of RAM; Adreno 330 graphics; large full-HD display; 4K video recording; high-capacity battery; and the latest connectivity features including dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 4G and Bluetooth 4.0. In fact, the only thing on which the OnePlus One can't compete is expandable storage - so just get the 64GB version and you'll still save £300.
3. It's great for tweakers
Android is more popular then most of operating system because it allows greater customization than other OS. OnePlus One runs CyanogenMod 12S, which is based on Android KitKat (and is upgradeable to Android L). CyanogenMod takes things one step further, allowing even more customization than does standard Android. There are thousands of themes, icons, fonts, wallpapers and more to get your OnePlus.
4. Secure messaging and privacy guard
OnePlus understands the importance of out data, so it allows Secure Messaging and Guard Privacy by CyanogenMod 12S operating system. The former admittedly requires your recipient to also be running a CyanogenMod device, but the latter is great for letting you keep a check on app permissions - ideal if you're keen on running third-party apps not vetted by Google Play.
5. No-one else has one
Take a look at the phones owned by your friends or colleagues. You can find Samsung Galaxy, A cheap phone from Tesco,or iPhone, But there's probably not even single OnePlus One user. And there probably never will be, because as far as most people are concerned the OnePlus One can be bought by invitation only, and obtaining an invitation is enough of a hassle to make them look elsewhere.
5 Reasons to buy OnePlus 2
1. Latest Hardware
The OnePlus 2 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display. The handset is powered by an octa-ocre Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 1.8GHz with an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB/4GB RAM. The handset also has 16GB/64GB storage and a 3300mAh non-removable battery which should power you through at least a day.
2. Future Proof
The rest of the OnePlus 2 is pretty much set for the future, with OxygenOS (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop) and the promise of at least one update covering the software. On the hardware front, the OnePlus 2 has 4GB RAM, which is likely to become the standard for flagship handsets next year.
3. Value for money
On paper, the OnePlus 2 is equal to many devices – and better than a lot of others – but what really sets it apart is its price tag; other devices offering similar specifications retail in excess of $550 but the OnePlus 2 retails a lot lower at $389 for the higher-specced 64GB model (and even lower at $329 for the lesser-spec 16GB model).
4. The invite system
The one thing that sets OnePlus apart from the competition is the (dreaded) invite system. To manage its inventory, the company issues invites to purchase the handset (and then allows people who have bought it to also share invites) and while they have promised a much larger launch inventory, actual availability could be an issue.
5. Missing features
There are a couple of features that have been omitted from the handset. The 3300 mAh battery is certainly large enough for most usage but as it’s non-removable, so you can’t swap it out when your battery does get low.
A crucial feature that’s also been omitted from the OnePlus 2 is NFC (Near Field Communications) and while OnePlus claim it left the feature out as it’s not used that often, we’re entering an era where mobile payments are becoming mainstream. The lack of NFC means you won’t be able to pay for items using your phone and it also means you won’t be able to use NFC for accessories and cross-device communication, which are both likely to become popular features in the ecosystem over the next 18 months.
OnePlus are tying up with ReGlobe, an enterprise at the forefront of product end-of-life management in association with Amazon India for exchange and buyback programs of your older smartphones for a brand-new OnePlus device.
Under this scheme, consumers can avail up to Rs. 16,000 off on exchange of their older smartphones. Take a sneak peek at the terms and conditions and find out the eligibility criteria for the buyback scheme.