“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a week. »
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?
When the OnePlus One came out last year, it was a killer deal: a $300 off-contract smartphone so beautiful, it made Google look like poop for charging so much for the Nexus. The only problem was that, aside from special promotions, you needed to be invited to buy it. But that exclusivity is now over: Starting today,… »
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 a great phone, and probably the best bang for your buck if you want to go off-contract. The biggest problem with it up until now was that you needed an invitation to buy one. But OnePlus is making its so-called "flagship killer" phones available today without an invite (until they run out). »
The OnePlus One is a fantastic smartphone in almost every way, apart from how you purchase it — normally, you need an invite to be able to buy. Which means you would need to have actual friends. But as a special treat for this weekend of unbridled consumerism, OnePlus is letting you buy sans invite for the next 72… »
There's no shortage of great Android phones on the market if you're looking to switch, buy your first, or upgrade. Even so, there are certainly some phones that stand above others, either because they have great specs, include good software, get fast updates, or are just a joy to use. Here are five of them, based on… »
The OnePlus One is one of our favorite smartphones even before you consider its ludicrously cheap $300 price tag. Until now, the biggest knock against it was its inane invite-only purchase plan. But for the next hour, you can line up a pre-order in a civilized manner. Just head right here at 11am ET and click until… »
The OnePlus One is a fantastic phone for a fantastic price. It's borderline unbelievable. It's also damn near impossible to get your hands on. Up until now, you've needed an invite to buy a OnePlus One but that's about to end. Starting in October, you'll be able to straight-up buy one, if you're fast. »
Just like the rumors foretold, Apple's iPhone 6 now comes with an extra-large 5.5-inch screen size. It's Apple's first foray into the big screen smartphone realm, which means there's plenty of competition waiting to take it on. How's the iPhone 6 Plus compare to the competition? Let's find out. »
Wanting to own the very best—the fastest processor, a display packing the most pixels, a professional-grade camera—made sense in the days when nearly every smartphone was terrible. A raft of new devices, though, has cemented that cheap price no longer means cheap quality. And they're going to save you a whole lot of… »
Tech companies have a pretty awful track record where talking to women is concerned. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you'd think they'd try to avoid making the same mistakes again. And you would be wrong. Enter OnePlus' new lovely-ladies-only invite giveaway. Because, as… »
Maybe you've heard of the OnePlus One. It's the self-styled "flagship killer" aiming to swoop in from China and beat the Nexus 5 at its own affordability game. That's a tall order, but the OnePlus One fills it. It's so dirt cheap, and so incredible, that it's damn near unbelievable. »
Say hello to the oddly named OnePlus One: a high-spec new phone from a Shenzhen-based company (not to be confused with the HTC One) that runs a CyanogenMod version of Android straight out of the box. »