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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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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How to Flash CM12S YNG1TAS17L on your OnePlus One

How to Flash CM12S YNG1TAS17L on your OnePlus One

By Rich W Woods Earlier this week, you might have heard that OnePlus One was pausing roll out for CM12S due to wanting to add an additional voice search feature. Then today, the roll out went back online, and it turned out that it wasn’t voice search at all that caused them to pause the roll out, but really just a bug in the OTA. Every OnePlus One owner I’ve ever met (and I spend a…

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CM12S Back on Track for OnePlus One, with Different Reasoning

CM12S Back on Track for OnePlus One, with Different Reasoning

By Rich W Woods Earlier this week, we reported that OnePlus was temporarily pausing the rollout for CM12S because they wanted to add a voice search option. Well, the rollout is back, and voice search is now available in your settings; however, Steve Kondik sings a different tune as to why the rollout was halted to begin with. The issues were bug related. Some users in certain scenarios were unable to install the update via…

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OnePlus One: CM12 vs ColorOS Comparison

OnePlus One: CM12 vs ColorOS Comparison

By Rich W Woods I’m going to be completely honest. These last couple weeks have been exhausting for me, and the comparisons I’ve done with the OnePlus One haven’t helped. First, it was OnePlus One users asking me to compare the OnePlus One to other camera apps, such as CameraNextMod and ColorOS Camera. The results were nothing spectacular, so I looked forward to OxygenOS, which would bring all new firmware to the device. Once OxygenOS…

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OnePlus One vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison Part 4: CM12

OnePlus One vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison Part 4: CM12

By Rich W Woods It has been a long road thus far. Way back in September, I compared the OnePlus One camera to the iPhone 6 Plus. It was before I really started doing a lot of more extensive camera comparisons, so I followed it up a few months later with a comparison of the OnePlus One and the iPhone 6. The OnePlus One provided poor, washed out photos. Later, OnePlus pushed out an update,…

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