Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SexyHyde, Apr 7, 2014.
Haven't got any yet. I think they go out at the end of the month.
Invites to share start rolling out "slowly" 21/7 and go out in chronological order of purchases. My member number is 3471 so should be towards the start of the 12,000ish early supporter block. The invites only last for 72 hours, so how do you want me to contact you?
If you could drop me a pm with the code and maybe update this
This is my mini review. The OnePlus One replaces my HTC One X, I had put CyanogenMod 11 on it about two months ago so I was ready for the OnePlus One.
Packaging: You should have seen it all by now, minimalist but stylish, good quality feel. I did notice my phone cases box was a pure white as opposed to the off white (creamish) of the phone and charger
Accessories: USB cable looks great, the best I've had actually. It looks like it will last ages too.
I'm in the UK so had the Euro plug with a UK adapter, its very ugly and cumbersome, I'll forgive it this time as I know it's not top priority but please sort out UK plugs soon.
I bought a yellow case, which I love the colour of. The colour on the order page does not do it justice. It has some rough edges and has a slight crack in one corner which means it doesn't always sit exactly flush with the phone. It has also 'scratched away' the Sandstone effect slightly on one corner of my phone from the first fit. I think the case needs to be made from a material a bit more pliable.
The Phone body: Apart from the corner scratch from the case, the Sandstone back has held up well, everyone that has held the phone has complemented its feel, I would describe it as a cross between a smooth nail file and velvet.
The chrome effect plastic surround adds an excellent smooth quality feel which contrasts and complements the Sandstone. I especially like its position against the raised screen, giving a nice rounded feel in the hand.
The volume and power buttons: I just cant make my mind up on. Their definite edge feels sharp to the touch, which sometimes feels like a premium machined finish and others like a cheap unfinished part. This is probably to do with the contasting textures of the Sandstone and chrome surround.
Screen: I did notice a slight yellow tinge at the bottom of the screen, have placed it in bright sunlight but kept it cool and the UV exposure has almost totally cleared it up
The quality is great, I was thinking with the screen size jump I wouldn't notice the resolution, but I can.
Speakers: I was actually pretty surprised here, much louder and better quality than my HTC and the other halfs Nexus, although it does lose a bit of fidelity at top volume. It's even better than my tablets audio.
Battery: Well this was always going to feel good as my old phone was so poor. I'm quite a heavy user and I'm going to bed with 30-40%. this was with around three hours of streamed video.
Camera: All decent phone cameras can take great pictures in good light. The OnePlus One is no different, negative reports on the low light performance had dismayed me somewhat, but I'm finding the low light performance really good in real world usage. It's also really quick and easy to change camera profiles which is a big plus as it saves time messing about in settings.
Hardware buttons: Was expecting to use software buttons as I assumed the reveresed nature of the hardware buttons would have bothered me but I've taken to it remarkably well. Having the back button on the right hand side is actually situated in a better position for me as it feels much more natural.
CyanogenMod: It runs great, I'm somewhat used to it. I personally think it's better than stock Android but I do prefer HTC's Sense very slightly. Although I don't know if I could go back having been spoilt with all these features.
Call Quality: I hardly use phone calls, I have had one bad call BUT it was bad both sides so was probably the line rather than the phone. Voip and Voxer have been as expected, quality was not an issue.
Misc: I have had the phone start playing paused podcasts when I have pocketed it it's only happened two or three times, screen off and I'm pretty sure I haven't pressed the volume button, need to be more observant to see if I can spot what triggers it.
Summary: I'm not normally an early adopter, but I took a chance and despite the chip and case crack, everything else is so good. UV exposure has solved the yellow screen, which wasn't that great, I was only aware of it because I went looking for it. The phone is blazing and cheap, for my £287 (inc case and delivery) It's quite frankly a bargain. It's not perfect or a flagship killer, unless you disregard specs and just talk price, but it is a killer flagship.
Just wondering how you are getting on with it now that it's been a few days?
Dont bother with the bumper case. I'm quite angry about it as their are cracks in each corner and I'll guess it may last another week.
The phone is brilliant, for what you get its an absolute steal. Apart from the yellow bar, it's been perfect. The camera is more impressive in low light the more I have used it. Finally got the battery down to 19% in 16 hours and that's the phone being beasted.
If the yellow screen is going to bother you and you're not prepared to fix it yourself and it potentially taking a while pass on getting this. OnePlus have created a beast, and I'm over the moon with it but it's important to realise it is a new startup and their after sales care seems to be a bit overwhelmed. This phone is easily worth twice the price.
Is there anything in particular you would like to know about?
Nah, nothing in particular, thanks for the updated overview though
Dont know if you're familiar with the yellow screen issue but if not. There are two complaints, one is yellowing of the whole screen - this appears to be a colour calibration issue with cm11s, people with this issue that have flashed colorOS shows the issue to be software. Although OnePlus are stating it's a feature of the os.
The other issue is a yellow band towards the bottom of the screen, this appears to be an issue with the screen adhesive not being cured before operational heating. I haven't seen any horror stories, mine certainly is hardly noticeable and I don't think I would have clocked it had there not been so many people going on about it. Viewing a full screen white image with the phone on a white piece of paper and I struggle to see mine. So much so I consider whether I may have just imagined it.
pm'd and email'd
anyone else interested?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Orzly®-Temp...tPhone/dp/B00KQKATH8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top Got this and if your going to protect the screen I recommend it.
Thanks, will go check my pennies
PM'd you @SexyHyde
Just got a few more invites if anyone is interested. Preorders start this month so invites will work as a queue jump. Although these invites are only valid for 6 days.
4g doesn't work on this phone does it?
Damn you Sexy I am somewhat tempted. Must resist the hypnotoad...must resist.
It has 4G with EE and 3, but will only be on 3G on the others. I've got Wifi everywhere I go and never need 4G as I download all my media and H+ handles everything else fine. Just moved to 3 on PAYG and have spent 16p in a week.
I understand. You don't need it. How good can it actually be for this price? All the benchmarks are probably photoshopped.
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