10-02-2014 07:42 PM
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  1. Pseu's Avatar
    (Just curious who's winding up choosing this phone, and why.)

    I'm coming from a Nexus 4 (#holoyolo). It's been a fine phone, but my camera (never great) is broken and the battery life (ditto) is getting steadily worse. Time to move on.

    I was intrigued by the first rumors of the OnePlus, and then way turned off by their marketing campaign. But, like I mentioned above, it's time for me to get a new device. And I won't have to carry the marketing campaign around in my pocket, just the phone. I have ordered (not yet received) the OnePlus One because:

    1) I'm cheap. A modern flagship-level phone for tree-fitty strongly appeals to me.
    2) I like a clean, Google-y interface that I can tweak if and however much I want to. (I haven't used Cyanogen before, but it sounds like that's what I'll be getting.)
    3) I'm cheap. I'm on the magic TMO $30 plan and will be able to pop the SIM right out of my N4 and into this phone.
    4) I do like the idea of having something uncommon. Vanity, perhaps, but there you go.

    What I'm not so sure of regarding the OnePlus One:

    1) The size. It just seems Really Big. I guess I'll get used to it. (The N4 was rather bigger than my previous phone, too - the LG Optimus V - and I got used to that.) I'm curious how much I'll have to change my habits - which pockets I carry it in, how I hold it, etc. - to account for it's Largeness.
    2) The quality. OnePlus, being new, has no track record. It sounds like there have been some early issues. I'm hoping this thing doesn't fall apart in a year. Given the price, that wouldn't be *as* awful as if I had dropped iPhone money on it, but still.

    Next?
    09-23-2014 12:52 PM
  2. kd0h's Avatar
    Officially coming from a Moto G.

    Long story short... Had a Nexus 5, girlfriends phone broke, gave her the Nexus, got the Moto X (2013) wasn't all that excited with it or the x (2014) picked up the moto g 2014 as a great backup and went on the hunt for a 1+1 which arrives tomorrow

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-23-2014 01:39 PM
  3. enigmax's Avatar
    coming from Note 10.1 (phone model) after 2 years using it as a phone.

    reason, i saw OPO on news few weeks ago, checked it out, it was cheap, bought it. cut my sim to the microsim size and now using OPO as my phone and Note is only my tablet. another reason, my Note has still android 4.1.2

    Sent from OPO.
    09-23-2014 01:42 PM
  4. Victoria Valentin's Avatar
    I'm going to be switching from a Note 3 (Going to be my backup phone).
    I wanted a different android experience and off contract. Seemed like a good option. Also waiting on the Nexus 6 (won't get it though since I've purchased the oneplus one)
    rawdeadfish likes this.
    09-23-2014 01:57 PM
  5. Woosh's Avatar
    What phone are you coming from?
    Moto X 2013.

    Why did you decide to buy this phone?
    We added my Aunt to our T-Mo family plan, she bought an S4 that got stolen out of her mail. She was devastated and upset at the money lost...So I decided to get a new phone and will send her my old Moto. Since the next Nexus isn't out yet, it was either this or the Moto. I chose this....

    1 - I'm cheap
    2 - Battery life
    3 - Camera
    4 - Screen(While I love my first Moto because of the one handed size, I figure if I'm going 2 handed I mine as well go bigger)
    5 - Fully unlocked
    6 - No bloat and NO stupid carrier logo

    What made you think maybe not?
    Nexus launch next month gave me pause, but I needed something ASAP and there isn't much out there that I can stand to look at.(I hate the look of the S5 and G3). Being a new company gave me slight pause but after watching review after review and seeing a lot of praise, my fears are somewhat eased a little as far as that goes. The size is a bit of an issue for me, I've never been a fan of large phones. But if I figure if I hate it then I can resell it later.
    09-23-2014 02:54 PM
  6. net62957's Avatar
    I'm still using my N5 a couple of days a week. I was intrigued by the One's specs, the screen size, and OnePlus's orientation as a startup company. Great device.
    09-23-2014 02:57 PM
  7. Pseu's Avatar
    coming from Note 10.1 (phone model) after 2 years using it as a phone.

    reason, i saw OPO on news few weeks ago, checked it out, it was cheap, bought it. cut my sim to the microsim size and now using OPO as my phone and Note is only my tablet. another reason, my Note has still android 4.1.2

    Sent from OPO.
    Heh. So how have you adjusted to carrying around such a tiny device?
    09-23-2014 04:02 PM
  8. dizzle16's Avatar
    I was coming from a lg volt on boost Mobile. I switched a lot in the past year. A year ago today, had a galaxy s2, in October 2013 got the galaxy s3, February of this year switched to moto g. June of this year switched to lg volt. July of this year ordered the OPO. Every phone I had in the past year I rooted and put a AOSP ROM on. Couldn't stand the sight of TW on those Samsung phones.

    When this phone was announced I ignored it because it was a new company (I wasn't gonna be the first to buy) and the invite system. Well in June my wife got a LG G2, even though I only had the volt for one month I decided to upgrade. It was nexus 5 or this. Asked some people on this forum, they recommended the OPO. Did a spec comparison and I see why.

    Posted via...The One
    09-23-2014 04:42 PM
  9. atliens's Avatar
    came from a Samsung S3. i was tired of verizon raping my pockets every month so I was told about this phone and i got it. had to wait a white for a invite
    09-23-2014 08:50 PM
  10. rcloke91's Avatar
    I too am cheap. I'm coming from a Developer HTC One M7 (yay 64gb) which I love dearly aside from the battery life.

    Decided to buy it because I wanted something new and cheap. Didn't want a Nexus 5 because of the iffy battery, and I didn't have to work hard to get an invite for the OPO. Was on here for ten minutes and a half hour later my order was placed.

    The only things I'm worried about are the size, as I used M7, Nexus 4, Atrix HD, and One X over the past couple years. I have smaller hands and have found a phone in the 4.5" to 5" range to be right. We will see, though.

    For those of you who've gotten yours, how long does shipping usually take from placing your order? When I placed mine last night I was only given the standard shipping option.
    09-23-2014 09:08 PM
  11. j j6's Avatar
    Woops
    09-23-2014 09:10 PM
  12. atliens's Avatar
    I too am cheap. I'm coming from a Developer HTC One M7 (yay 64gb) which I love dearly aside from the battery life.

    Decided to buy it because I wanted something new and cheap. Didn't want a Nexus 5 because of the iffy battery, and I didn't have to work hard to get an invite for the OPO. Was on here for ten minutes and a half hour later my order was placed.

    The only things I'm worried about are the size, as I used M7, Nexus 4, Atrix HD, and One X over the past couple years. I have smaller hands and have found a phone in the 4.5" to 5" range to be right. We will see, though.

    For those of you who've gotten yours, how long does shipping usually take from placing your order? When I placed mine last night I was only given the standard shipping option.
    placed order on a friday....shipped monday...got it that wednesday
    09-23-2014 09:20 PM
  13. rcloke91's Avatar
    Hmm, so it's possible I could get it this saturday, supply notwithstanding.
    09-23-2014 09:23 PM
  14. atliens's Avatar
    Hmm, so it's possible I could get it this saturday, supply notwithstanding.
    basically
    09-23-2014 09:36 PM
  15. rcloke91's Avatar
    That would be nice, though we'll see. Would have to ship tomorrow for that to happen. Did you use standard shipping?
    09-23-2014 09:45 PM
  16. dizzle16's Avatar
    Hmm, so it's possible I could get it this saturday, supply notwithstanding.
    I ordered on a Tuesday at like 5am and got it the next Monday. You did yours in a Monday night so it could be there by Saturday

    Posted via...The One
    09-23-2014 09:58 PM
  17. atliens's Avatar
    That would be nice, though we'll see. Would have to ship tomorrow for that to happen. Did you use standard shipping?
    that was the only option. it was like 2 day shipping.
    09-23-2014 10:13 PM
  18. rcloke91's Avatar
    I ordered on a Tuesday at like 5am and got it the next Monday. You did yours in a Monday night so it could be there by Saturday

    Posted via...The One
    I guess we'll see. Very excited for this phone. Will always love my M7, and my backup Moto G will go to my friend as his very first smartphone. Very exciting times.

    Is there ANYTHING you guys don't like about the OPO?
    09-23-2014 10:20 PM
  19. enigmax's Avatar
    Heh. So how have you adjusted to carrying around such a tiny device?
    screensize and keyboard were the problem at first. "so small screen... oh, how tiny, cute keys..." it still takes some time on everyday to get used to this, especially to the keyboard. carrying is much easier though.. just put it into your pocket =)

    Sent from OPO.
    09-24-2014 12:19 AM
  20. someguy01234's Avatar
    I have to post this comparison. It may be possible the iPhone 6 camera is more ideal in variety of situation, but honestly, it doesn't impress me at all. I don't even understand why people are still thinking they are best, we have camera like from the S5, G3 and Find 7, even the OnePlus is so much better in daylight. People are hailing the slow motion feature like it's the only phone that can do that.


    09-24-2014 09:35 AM
  21. Chex313's Avatar
    I ordered the One just to try it out... Its cheap for the specs and 64GB storage. I hesitated only because of the lack of Qi wireless charging, which is almost a deal breaker. If my wife doesn't like it, I can use it, since I still plug in everyday in my Big truck (No wireless charging in any of my vehicles). I think I can skip charging at home on the Qi pads due to the larger battery. In which case I would only need to plug in at home on the weekends. That will be acceptable.

    My wife is still on an N4(16GB) and I am worn out offloading her pics and vids once a month.

    The N6 is still my next phone when and if it shows. I always have a crew of folks I know who will buy unlocked phones. I have a buyer for the N4 already and my kids iphone 5. So I'll be replacing the kids phone at Xmas.
    09-24-2014 05:15 PM
  22. rcloke91's Avatar
    Ordered Monday night, still waiting...

    Don't think it'll be here before Monday. Oh well.
    09-24-2014 05:34 PM
  23. dizzle16's Avatar
    Ordered Monday night, still waiting...

    Don't think it'll be here before Monday. Oh well.
    My timeline was: ordered Tuesday July 29th at 5 AM. Order was in processing until Thursday morning, then "order complete" Thursday morning. No tracking info until Thursday night around 11pm. From Thursday until Sunday night, Sunday night, 3 days, I had no movement on the tracking number. Called the post office and everything. Three days with no tracking update? And then that Sunday night around midnight a FLURRY of tracking activity. Phone arrived about 11am that Monday 8/4. So 6 days for me. You'll be wondering a lot, but trust me, it'll get there. Their "standard" shipping is 2 day priority. Found out from the post office they printed the shipping label that Thursday night which is why I got the tracking #, but didn't submit the phone until Saturday to the usps

    Posted via...The One
    09-24-2014 06:06 PM
  24. rcloke91's Avatar
    My timeline was: ordered Tuesday July 29th at 5 AM. Order was in processing until Thursday morning, then "order complete" Thursday morning. No tracking info until Thursday night around 11pm. From Thursday until Sunday night, Sunday night, 3 days, I had no movement on the tracking number. Called the post office and everything. Three days with no tracking update? And then that Sunday night around midnight a FLURRY of tracking activity. Phone arrived about 11am that Monday 8/4. So 6 days for me. You'll be wondering a lot, but trust me, it'll get there. Their "standard" shipping is 2 day priority. Found out from the post office they printed the shipping label that Thursday night which is why I got the tracking #, but didn't submit the phone until Saturday to the usps

    Posted via...The One
    Chances are I'll be on that same timeline. Monday it is. Thanks for the info.
    09-24-2014 06:19 PM
  25. mlthd's Avatar
    Coming from a HTC One M8. I ordered my OPO because I think it's a great piece of hardware with a near stock experience. Had a few concerns about OnePlus being a startup, but I was so excited when I finally got my invite that I pulled the trigger immediately. I ordered Monday night and I'm still waiting for it to ship. Can't wait to get it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-24-2014 07:13 PM
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