Android Could the $299 OnePlus One smartphone be a true Nexus killer?

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
A new smartphone called the OnePlus One offers virtually everything you could want in a high-end handset at a fraction of the price. It's still too early to know for sure but could this be a legit Nexus killer?
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G

Guest

I don't know if this will be a nexus killer but it sounds pretty decent for the price not to give it a go.

But seriously I am on this site everyday reading articles and trying to find out lately what was a decent phone to get, and this would of been an option. But I literally just ordered a new phone 12 hours ago.

Damn it to hell.
 
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Guest

Looks decent? It has better specs than most phones and runs a popular mod. Modders and enthusiast will like.
It may not be for your average user as most have no clue or care about mods. This phone won't be for everyone but if it does well expect for people to start hearing about in the coming months. Won't be easy with Apple getting ready to announce the iphone 6 and Samsung readying to release the Note 4. Both phones, whether you like them or not, sell very very well.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
It looks good and is definitely an enthusiasts phone and the price is hard to snub your nose at. I'd be hesitant about buying a brand of phone that isn't made by one of the big boys but who knows how this will turn out. Maybe this will launch them into the big league, if it does their next model will definitely be something to watch out for.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
Interesting how it runs CyanogenMod out of the box. If this phone had an SD card slot it would be a true Nexus killer.
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
64GB White model, I am sold, I love my iPhone but I want to get into Android, so far I haven't had a very good experience, this phone sounds like it was literally made for me, a modders dream and powerful, This might just be the phone to change my opinion on Android. I was genuinely looking at the Nexus but now this, this is even better.
 

matrix86

TS Guru
Uhg, can we please get over this 5+ inch bullsh*t? I love these new phones coming out but I HATE the sizes. I want a phone I can easily operate with one hand.
 
G

Guest

If the spec and the price are the same as described above, then it could be not just a nexus killer, maybe S5 killer too
 

Nobina

RTX 2080 Ti and iPhone XS MAX 512GB
Wait, $299 with or without the contract? It looks nice except the 5.5 inch display which is too big.
 

IAMTHESTIG

TS Evangelist
Looks great! I'm fine with the 5.5" screen though, I don't want smaller. The 5.0" on my Sony Xperia Z is just a tad smaller than I like.

Speaking of the Xperia... this video shows the phone getting sprinkled on with water. Are they hinting it will be water resistant? That would be a nice touch.
 

p51d007

TS Evangelist
It's built on the same assembly line as the Oppo Find7, according to Cnet, not that it is a problem.
349(usd) for a 5.5 IPS 1080P, 3gb ram, 64gb storage, 3100mA battery?
IF this starts to sell and sell big, hopefully it will start a trend in getting the big boys to drop their prices a bit. What could be happening also, is they are selling at a financial loss, for a period time, to grab market share, then jack the price up later in a few years.
 

Nobina

RTX 2080 Ti and iPhone XS MAX 512GB
Yeah, this would be good if more companies made phones like this. They don't have to be cutting edge, but something that can be cheap so in a few years we have large amount of phones we can choose from that aren't expensive as iPhone but with mediocre specs.
 
G

Guest

Reliability is what counts it may have lots of bells and whistles but if it is buggy there is no point.
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
But no SD Card slot. Screw that.
Google is starting to make SD Card redundant, with 'forced' changes the way they apps are allowed to access them (Link with solution for now). Google's real intentions at this moment may not be clear on this, but many believe they want to push users towards everything cloud. So, with all major OEMs following Google on this one, SD Card viability in the longer run (on Android) may be in question.
 

Railman

TS Booster
But no SD Card slot. Screw that.
Google is starting to make SD Card redundant, with 'forced' changes the way they apps are allowed to access them (Link with solution for now). Google's real intentions at this moment may not be clear on this, but many believe they want to push users towards everything cloud. So, with all major OEMs following Google on this one, SD Card viability in the longer run (on Android) may be in question.
Not keen on the push to the Cloud. There are many places that mobile internet is patchy or non existent. For example mobile reception whilst on my train to work. Can you get a micro USB data stick?
 

Dukenukemx

TS Member
Google is starting to make SD Card redundant, with 'forced' changes the way they apps are allowed to access them (Link with solution for now). Google's real intentions at this moment may not be clear on this, but many believe they want to push users towards everything cloud. So, with all major OEMs following Google on this one, SD Card viability in the longer run (on Android) may be in question.
Someone will always make a phone with a SD card. I don't like buying a 16GB phone, when my current 3 year old phone has more storage then that, cause of the SD Card. It's also far cheaper then buying the 32GB or 64GB phones. Not to forget, swappable.

As it is when I reach my data cap, then T-Mobile throttles my speed down, making even YouTube videos unplayable. Makes me mad that I didn't download the video onto my SD Card and save myself the trouble. Why in the hell does anyone believe that Cloud services still have a chance in hell for the future?