Introducing the OnePlus 2: the 2016 Flagship Killer

Introducing the OnePlus 2: the 2016 Flagship Killer

Today, OnePlus finally announced the OnePlus 2. If you didn’t watch the first ever virtual reality product launch, well, here’s a recap. Funny story though. OnePlus has been leaking specs of the OnePlus 2 for the last month or so. As far as I can recall, they officially announced that it would be $449. The only problem with that is that at the end of the launch, they made jokes about how much it would…

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OnePlus Could Mean an End to the American Smart Phone Market as We Know It

OnePlus Could Mean an End to the American Smart Phone Market as We Know It

When OnePlus showed up on the scene a year and a half ago, they came up with their “Never Settle” slogan. Shortly thereafter, people began settling on their products. At the time, the OnePlus One meant an end to carrier dominance in the United States. For the first time, you could grab a flagship phone with the flagshipiest of flagship specs for just $349 ($299 for the 16 GB model, which is very rare and…

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OnePlus 2 will Use Snapdragon 810, but it Won’t Help

OnePlus 2 will Use Snapdragon 810, but it Won’t Help

By Rich W Woods I’ve been debating for hours whether or not I want to bother writing about this. Sure, the OnePlus 2 is going to use a Snapdragon 810. Not only that, but it will be version 2.1 of the SoC, meaning that the overheating issues will be solved. Well, hopefully. First, a little backstory. OnePlus is a start up. They released the OnePlus One in June 2014. With a Snapdragon 801 processor, a…

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OnePlus One Replacement Unit Unboxing and the Terrible Ordeal to Get It

OnePlus One Replacement Unit Unboxing and the Terrible Ordeal to Get It

By Rich W Woods A few weeks ago, I posted an article called This is How Bad OnePlus’s Customer Service Is. I posted screen shots of the entire exchange of emails between myself and OnePlus customer service and posted the article in the OnePlus forum. And guess what. After thousands of people saw my ordeal, OnePlus finally sent me a replacement phone. I made an unboxing video where I explain the problems I had with…

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LG G Flex 2 vs OnePlus One Comparison

LG G Flex 2 vs OnePlus One Comparison

By Rich W Woods So far, I have found the LG G Flex 2 to be an amazing phone. To be completely honest, I found it to be less than exciting when I first heard about it, but when I finally got my hands on it, I realized more and more just how practical and intuitive the curved display is. Then there’s the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One was one of the hottest phones of…

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This is how Bad OnePlus Customer Service Is

This is how Bad OnePlus Customer Service Is

By Rich W Woods The OnePlus One was possibly the hottest phone of 2014. This was due to the fact that it was a full flagship phone for half of the price of competitors, as well as the infamous invite system. While the OnePlus One is undoubtedly a fantastic phone, it quickly became known as a “buy at your own risk” phone. It might cost half the price of competing phones, but OnePlus support is…

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HTC One M9 vs OnePlus One Comparison

HTC One M9 vs OnePlus One Comparison

By Rich W Woods The HTC One M8 and the OnePlus One were two of the hottest phones of 2014. The OnePlus One became popular for numerous reasons. There was the notorious invite system that made consumers actually work for the device, creating a form of brand loyalty among users. The stock ROM was CyanogenMod, something that drew in Android fanatics. Oh, and did I mention that it has the flagshipiest of flagship specs and…

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Extras: The Week in Tech #1, Apple Earns and Microsoft Builds

Extras: The Week in Tech #1, Apple Earns and Microsoft Builds

By Rich W Woods Extras: The Week in Tech is going to be a weekly YouTube video that recaps the week’s tech news. This is the first one. I would love to get some feedback on it, as well as feedback on the name. The name is really just something I thought up. That being said, there was a lot that happened this week. Apple announced earnings, Google wants to buy your patents, LG announced…

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Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

By Rich W Woods The partnership between Cyanogen and OnePlus is officially over. After months and months of a relationship status of “It’s Complicated”, it’s now officially single. This has been a long time coming. OnePlus had been planning to launch their own ROM for some time, OxygenOS, which launched earlier this month in April. Trouble really started brewing when OnePlus launched their “Flagship Killer” OnePlus One in India, where Cyanogen had already signed an…

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OnePlus One vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Comparison

OnePlus One vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Comparison

By Rich W Woods This will be the second comparison I’ve done since I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, I can imagine that a number of people from the OnePlus forums are reading this column, so you probably know that I have not historically been a fan of Samsung phones. You saw my review of the Galaxy Note 4, A Perversion of Innovation, and my review of the Galaxy Note…

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