When it came out earlier this year, we said that the OnePlus 2 is a great phone with an invite problem: you can only spend your money on OnePlus’s phone if you have an invite to do so. It’s a dumb system, and starting tomorrow, it will finally die.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a week.
The reversible USB-C cable and charger that OnePlus sells for its OnePlus 2 smartphone is very good at charging that particular phone. But as a Google engineer pointed out, it’s not up to spec for all USB-C devices.
All cables are not created equal: some will charge most efficiently, others might just fry your battery. Google Chromebook engineer and Caped Cable Crusader Benson Leung has been testing USB-C cables off Amazon, and it’s not just the no-brand products that have been failing.
When OnePlus founder and CEO Carl Pei first showed off the new X in our Manhattan office, I was impressed. Nice glass design, kind of a hybrid iPhone/Xperia look. The textbook definition of “premium.” But it’s really what he said next that got me.
I’m a big fan of cheap phones, an obsession that’s been well documented. I’ve tried the Moto G, Nexus 5, and OnePlus One, and have loved them all. I’m completely convinced that a great smartphone and an expensive smartphone are not mutually exclusive. The new $250 OnePlus X is proof.
If you’re the kind of lucky person who owns a USB-C enabled piece of electronica, listen up: OnePlus is selling its fantastic reversible USB-C cables for a song.
Even as Apple, Samsung, and Motorola are pounding out their latest flagship superphones, the OnePlus 2 is easily the most interesting handset hitting the market right now. It’s different: An ambitious, powerful phone that won’t set you back too much loot.
Just as OnePlus finally delivered the long-awaited (and long-rumored) OnePlus 2, the Chinese company’s co-founder Carl Pei let details slip on the OnePlus’ next smartphone. Strange thing? It’s coming this year, too.
Just 72 hours after its slightly strange virtual reality launch, the OnePlus 2 has already surpassed a million invite requests. That’s not bad for the self-styled David in the war against Goliath flagships: the Galaxy S6 Edge took nearly two weeks to rack up 5 million pre-orders. But if you haven’t jumped on the…
One year ago, the OnePlus One became the best off-contract smartphone you could buy. An unheard of Chinese company managed to deliver a high-quality Android handset for a crazy-low $300 price. Now, it looks like that awesomeness wasn’t a fluke. Behold: the OnePlus 2.
The OnePlus One dominated the cheap smartphone scene with a simple formula: flagship performance with a low price. For the second iteration, OnePlus isn’t fixing what ain’t broken. http://gizmodo.com/oneplus-2-hand...
When Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus launched the One back in 2013, it redefined what a budget smartphone could be. Now, we’ve got a glimpse of the follow-up device.
Thanks to short supply and finicky invite system, getting your hands on the (excellent) OnePlus One has always been a bit of a struggle. For the imminent arrival of the updated OnePlus Two, the company is overhauling its invite system, with much more stock on hand, and a long-overdue reservation list.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is known for surprises. When it released the One back in 2013, it was a device that redefined what it meant to mean “budget.” Now, after reportedly getting a complete overhaul with both its hardware and software, OnePlus has confirmed that USB Type-C will be coming to its next flagship.
Cyanogen and OnePlus, the companies that teamed up to make last year’s most interesting smartphone, won’t be working together anymore. What’s next for the anti-Google Android sect?
Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster "We're attempting to take Android away from Google."
The OnePlus One is very nearly the perfect smartphone, apart from how you buy it. Although it's been out in the wild for almost a year, you still can't just buy one — normally, you need an invite. But for a couple hours tomorrow evening, you won't.