Tested In-Depth: OnePlus One Android Smartphone

We test the new high-end Android smartphone from OnePlus that’s unique because it comes with Cyanogen built-in, and only costs 0 off-contract. And with a …


  1. Rafael Saapunki
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 17:57:58

    should i buy the phone from ebay or a code from ebay???


  2. XTheGamingBossX
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 18:51:41

    +SGT_HAM Disagree, plenty of big and small reviewers who love the phone. I
    expect it’s just hard since they make a loss.


  3. Agtsmirnoff
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 19:29:48

    Has anyone checked this yet for spyware?


  4. Oadevour
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 20:21:23

    25:00 actually if you download Google launcher then OK GOOGLE WILL WORK

    I have a oneplus and it works for me


  5. TheOSC
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 21:10:37

    I can see a lawsuit coming for that name. HTC One vs 1+ One


  6. Arto Pekkanen
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 22:08:17

    Damn that battery usage sucks, like with all other smartphones. My friend
    had Nokia E7 (an older communicator, Symbian OS) and it could run 4-6 days
    without charging, even when checking email every now and then (manually of
    course, otherwise 3G would drain battery for no good reason).

    I use my phone to check mail and IMs (Hangouts, Skype) only a few times a
    day, and that’s it. Have not found one damn smartphone that could last more
    than 3 days on idle. My Samsung Galaxy S2 (retrofitted with a 3200 MAh
    battery, Cyanogenmod as OS), can last 3 days with the usage described
    above. That’s just pathetic.

    Not to mention this phone, as well as just about any other smartphones
    these days, break easily if you drop them or if they get wet.

    There has to be some companies that still value battery life and
    durability. Any ideas where I could get a durable, very long battery life
    phone with IM software capabilities?

    PS. Actually I’ve been thinking of creating an IM proxy on my server, which
    would poll different IM networks and then send me a mail if somebody has
    sent a message. This would actually save battery since most IM software eat
    more battery (compared to syncing email) when they go online.


  7. Tested
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 22:56:06

    One of the best Android smartphones we’ve used only costs $300. Here’s how
    OnePlus can get away with it.


  8. Designandrew
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 23:14:29

    It is ABSOLUTELY NOT a fair price at all (6:08). The shitty memory these
    companies put in phones is CHEAP. The difference between a 16GB chip and a
    64GB chip is NOTHING, literally cents or at most dollars ($2.00). They
    design the phones to take the maximum, so there’s no difference between
    putting a 16GB chip or a 64GB chip in the phone, other than you have to
    have two toolings for manufacturing. That does NOT translate to $50 more.
    Apple is the worst at this, but even google with it’s nexus range do the
    same thing. Why do you think they leave out SD card slots? It’s an absolute
    price gouger and people need to wake up to it!


  9. Eipok Kruden
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 00:12:37

    $350 for an unlocked 64gb 5.5″ screen, 3gb RAM, etc…? Holy fucking hell.

    Y’know what… I don’t think I’ve spent enough on the App Store for that to
    really be a reason to not transition. I’d been thinking about moving over
    to Android for a while, but this is the first phone that really caught my


  10. TritdenT
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 01:02:14

    Is it possible to remove the cyanogen mod off the One or no?


  11. DriveCancelled
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 01:55:37

    Wow my hands must be a lot bigger than Norm’s since I can easily hit the
    top of my Note 3’s screen. Never thought I have big hands. o_o


  12. Blake Erban
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 02:30:54

    I know you guys are saying the G3’s 4k screen is useless because of the
    current video norms/standards but I can remember that being said about
    1080. Its really only a matter of time before everything is in 4k. Like you
    said, YouTube now supports 4k video…


  13. Cody Ward
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 02:43:49

    I need a new phone and have been holding out to see what comes out this
    Fall, this phone meets all my requirements, AND it’s super cheap! Now if
    only I could get one before I end up buying a different phone.

    What a poor business model.


  14. gaivoron
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 03:38:36

    They are OEM like Foxcon?? 0:47 that guy just is seriously pedantic, not


  15. mistaflake
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 04:14:13

    Is it waterproof?


  16. TuxSax
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 05:01:47

    Looks like a killer phone!
    So how does one get an invite??


  17. Jacob Dunn
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 05:10:09

    Can you get a mini-version of it?


  18. DukerHD - Gaming & More
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 06:02:49

    Watching on my OnePlus One :o


  19. Mael Lorach
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 06:33:27

    just buy an invite on ebay


  20. VideoNOLA
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 06:37:55

    A few key points you glossed over:

    1. It is a “micro” SIM as you said
    2. No Band 12 (i.e. no 700MHz LTE)
    3. Yes, you can train it and activate “OK, Google”
    4. Easy to get 2 straight days’ battery life with moderate use
    5. Android L promised for this phone within 90 days of official release
    6. Notification LED is multicolor RGB
    7. Few phones available in U.S., but thousands out on Asian market


  21. IceLava
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:04:17

    woot! I just ordered mine today.


  22. Mustafa Hakimuddin
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:39:14

    You forgot to mention that you can buy this phone without an invite at
    websites like oppomart for a slightly higher price of 400 for the 16 GB


  23. David Diaz
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 08:04:23

    Understandably norm kinda missed some things, like Google Now and getting
    it to work by saying Ok Google and making the left swipe work. I didn’t
    understand his one-handed zoom though. Why use two fingers? Double-tap and
    drag lets you zoom…

    As for the SD Card slot, they didn’t include that, because it doesn’t read
    and write very quickly, they just stuck with onboard storage which is much
    quicker, just to keep that smooth experience.


  24. weaponexp
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 08:27:27

    Does anyone have a link or at least a name of the graph-paper like mat
    thing they have on the table? Thanks


  25. Thomas Lee
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 09:25:06

    fuk i got an invite and bought this phone. Coming tomorrow, so excited.


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