1. anon(8730639)'s Avatar
    I've been wanting to get a new phone for a while now and the OnePlus One would be my favorite device to get. However, just like everyone else, I can't seem to get an invite to get one. I have seen ones online at various retailers but they're all very expensive (as you can see from the title, a 64 GB model would cost $500+ including shipping). Is it still worth getting at this price or should I wait for/get another device (other devices I'm considering besides the OnePlus One are the Nexus 5, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia Lumia 1520, and the Moto X+1, if the leaks are accurate)? $500 is really the most I'm willing to pay for a phone.
    08-02-2014 12:26 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    Sounds like a good deal if that's the phone you want/need.

    You need to be sure what phone you really need so you won't feel buyer's remorse afterwards.

    Sent From Another Galaxy
    andr0idralphie likes this.
    08-02-2014 12:35 PM
  3. Indoler's Avatar
    I've been wanting to get a new phone for a while now and the OnePlus One would be my favorite device to get. However, just like everyone else, I can't seem to get an invite to get one.
    Well, that solves that problem then, doesn't it?

    I have seen ones online at various retailers but they're all very expensive (as you can see from the title, a 64 GB model would cost $500+ including shipping). Is it still worth getting at this price
    That's $200 up from the recommended retail price! That is an obscene rip-off. And obviously not worth it.
    At $300 it was/would have been a good deal. At $500 it's obviously not.

    or should I wait for/get another device (other devices I'm considering besides the OnePlus One are the Nexus 5, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia Lumia 1520, and the Moto X+1, if the leaks are accurate)? $500 is really the most I'm willing to pay for a phone.
    Yes, I suggest you wait for or get another device with better value for the money.
    08-02-2014 12:36 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    I wouldn't pay $200 more than the original price. The Nexus 5 is still a great choice

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
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    08-02-2014 12:40 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    moto x+1 doesn't exist yet so the only choice that makes sense IMO is nexus 5.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    08-02-2014 12:43 PM
  6. STARGATE's Avatar
    I definitely agree with Indoler if money is an issue, especially if you can't get an invite.

    Sent From Another Galaxy
    08-02-2014 01:03 PM
  7. Kianski's Avatar
    The nexus 5 is an ace phone.
    andr0idralphie likes this.
    08-02-2014 01:46 PM
  8. jdk2's Avatar
    Check swappa.com. They have some at $425 and up for sealed, new in box devices.
    08-02-2014 02:41 PM
  9. soma4society's Avatar
    The nexus 5 is an ace phone.
    I still love mine. But I have to confess I am really enjoying having a true full day battery again thanks to the 1+.

    1+1/N5
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    08-02-2014 03:59 PM
  10. thebizz's Avatar
    If one+ launched this as a 500 buck phone I would say it's worth it. But I wouldn't pay 150-200 over retail price for it. I would wait or buy an n5 plus accessories. But that's just my opinion.
    08-02-2014 06:49 PM
  11. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    My first thought after reading this is its a clever way to ask for an invite.

    My second thought was, no. 500+ is not worth it to buy this phone. It's a stellar phone but not worth paying more than it retails for.

    Sent from my OnePlus One
    08-02-2014 07:33 PM
  12. thejesse's Avatar
    This is really two questions. Is the OPO worth $500+? In my opinion, yes, it is every bit as good as phones selling for $600-$700.

    Is it worth $150+ premium over retail to buy it without waiting for an invite? That, regardless of the opinions expressed in this forum, is a question that can only be answered by the buyer.

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    08-02-2014 09:33 PM
  13. anon(8730639)'s Avatar
    My first thought after reading this is its a clever way to ask for an invite.

    My second thought was, no. 500+ is not worth it to buy this phone. It's a stellar phone but not worth paying more than it retails for.

    Sent from my OnePlus One
    I wish I had an invite, but that's probably not going to happen.
    If I can find a 64 GB one for less than $400, that would be great, but if not, what's the second best option? I'm seeing a lot of Nexus 5s here, but while shopping around for OnePlus Ones, I saw that the HTC One M7 and Moto X can be had for under $400 too. Are those worth considering or should I just go for the Nexus 5/OnePlus One if I can find one?
    08-02-2014 11:49 PM
  14. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Somebody already answered your question on where to get one. Swappa has them for around 400. You could also buy an invite off eBay for 25 if you want to buy one straight from Oneplus. There is one for sale on here in the marketplace also.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-02-2014 11:59 PM
  15. anon(8730639)'s Avatar
    Somebody already answered your question on where to get one. Swappa has them for around 400. You could also buy an invite off eBay for 25 if you want to buy one straight from Oneplus. There is one for sale on here in the marketplace also.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yeah, I read it and have checked out Swappa. Thank you to the guy who suggested it.
    08-03-2014 12:29 AM
  16. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I agree with the swappa route or buy invite. Would be the cheaper of the options. Other than that, the nexus 5 and moto x are great options.

    Sent from my OnePlus One
    08-03-2014 02:07 AM
  17. mhettrich's Avatar
    Yup, swappa. I've used it to buy and sell phones for the past year or so. Very reliable, and the devices are usually in good condition as well.
    08-03-2014 08:46 AM
  18. thehoz's Avatar
    I'd recommend not buying one from a retailer other than OnePlus if you live in the US. They sell the Chinese variant not the international variant and the LTE won't work in the US. Buying from oneplus you get the international version.

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    08-04-2014 09:24 AM
  19. megatomic's Avatar
    I have seen ones online at various retailers but they're all very expensive (as you can see from the title, a 64 GB model would cost $500+ including shipping). Is it still worth getting at this price or should I wait for/get another device ...?
    As much as I love my OPO, I would in no way pay more for it than retail. I'd go to swappa and buy a used but mint M8 instead with my $500.
    08-04-2014 10:07 AM
  20. anon(8730639)'s Avatar
    OK thanks everyone! I'll let you guys know what I end up doing.
    08-04-2014 07:30 PM
  21. dizzle16's Avatar
    If you didn't know the sticker price I say it would be worth it. It's worth $400-$450 IMO so why not 5. Now $500 compared to the actual price, no.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-04-2014 10:27 PM
  22. andr0idralphie's Avatar
    For the MSRP the One is the better deal, for $500 I'd wait or get a Nexus 5 but I wouldn't pay $500 for a One over a Nexus 5 now. The Nexus 5 is a little smaller but it's a wonderful and extremely capable phone! I wouldn't be surprised if I sell my One when the rumored Nexus 6 is released.
    08-15-2014 10:57 PM

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