OnePlus Cancels StyleSwap Covers

OnePlus Cancels StyleSwap Covers

By Rich W Woods That’s it. I’m done with these guys. First, I get my OnePlus One and the multitouch doesn’t work. Then, I find out that in order to get customer service, you have to fill out a form and wait over two weeks for a response. When they do respond, they just tell you to deal with it. You think it’s bad when you call up an 800 number and they make you…

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You Should be Skeptical about Buying a OnePlus One

You Should be Skeptical about Buying a OnePlus One

By Rich W Woods Just a few weeks ago, I finally got an invitation to buy the OnePlus One as my new personal phone. On paper, it’s a great phone. It has a gorgeous 5.5″ 1080p display, it’s super fast with 3 GB RAM and a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, it takes great photos with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, and it even takes 4K video. Also, did…

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OnePlus One Review

OnePlus One Review

By Rich W Woods I have been using the OnePlus One for a few weeks now and it is a very interesting phone. There are parts of it that are fantastic and there are parts of it that make me want to throw it in the trash. It’s fast, the camera takes beautiful photos, and it runs Cyanogen. On the other hand, multitouch doesn’t work and there is a slew of other bugs reported by…

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Nokia Lumia 930 vs OnePlus One: Rear Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods There is not much that the Nokia Lumia 930 and the OnePlus One have in common. One runs Windows Phone and one runs Android. One uses Snapdragon 800 and the other uses Snapdragon 801. One has a 5″ screen and the other has a 5.5″ screen. One has a 20 MP camera and the other a 13 MP camera. One has a 1.2 MP front camera and the other a 5…

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OnePlus One vs HTC One M8: Front Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods Many people don’t realize this, but all smart phones have a low resolution front facing camera. The iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020/930/1520 have 1.2 MP front cameras. Some have around 2 MP and the new Samsung Note 4 has a 3.7 MP front camera. There are two phones, however, that have 5 MP front facing cameras. There is a big difference between a low resolution front facing camera and a…

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OnePlus One: First Impressions

By Rich W Woods The OnePlus One looks too good to be true on paper: 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 5.5″ 1080p display, 13 MP camera, 4K video recording, and a 5 MP front facing camera. And, oh, yea. The 64 GB model costs $349 unlocked. The 16 GB model costs $299 unlocked. There is one problem. You need an invitation to get a OnePlus One. There are…

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OnePlus is Not Sexist

By Rich W Woods If you use Twitter, you have probably read about how OnePlus is using a sexist contest to give away invites to buy the OnePlus One. First things first: What is the OnePlus One? OnePlus is a startup company that makes phones. Their flagship phone (or flagship killer, as they call it) is called the One. That makes it called the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One rocks a Snapdragon 801 processor, a…

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