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OnePlus One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 891 reviews of OnePlus One. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the sound and reliability. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reception.

performance, price, size, usability, design

reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the OnePlus One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for OnePlus One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of OnePlus One from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive reviews about the reception.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

reception

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OnePlus One 5.5-Inch JDI, 4G LTE, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16GB, 3GB RAM, 65T NFC, Silk WhiteOnePlus One 5.5-Inch JDI, 4G LTE, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16GB, 3GB RAM, 65T NFC, Silk White

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for OnePlus One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of OnePlus One from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the reception and GPS navigation get critical views.

price, performance, portability, screen, camera

reliability, size, GPS navigation, reception

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OnePlus One A0001 64GB Black Unlocked International GSM modelOnePlus One A0001 64GB Black Unlocked International GSM model

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

OnePlus One review

 

OnePlus One is a huge bargain on paper, but we don't recommend it. This phone is chock full of annoying bugs and issues, and customer service isn't up to par.

If you’re a geek willing to tolerate a lot of bugs, glitches, quirks, and poor customer service for a low price, the OnePlus One remains a good deal. This is essentially a Galaxy S5 (without waterproofing) or HTC One M8 for half the price. It can be a...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

OnePlus One review: When opportunity strikes

 

5.5" 16M-color 1080 x 1920px IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 401ppi, Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat CyanogenMod 11s OS, Quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, 13MP autofocus camera, dual-LED flash,...

Limited availability, slow to meet pre-orders, invitation-based purchasing, No headphones in the retail package, No 60fps normal speed videos (60fps videos are all slowed down), No FM Radio, No IR port, Non-expandable storage (no microSD card slot),...

Devices that excel at everything usually fetch a hefty price but occasionally users will have a tougher riddle to solve. The OnePlus One is a great device with an even better price tag. You probably want it but can't get it. Bummer. This flagship...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good

 

For $300, no other phone comes close to what the OnePlus One offers. Not only does it look and feel like a premium device, but it also comes with specs similar to what you'd find in a flagship smartphone. If you want a high-end phone on a budget, look...

Great value ; Fantastic display ; Premium hardware ; Top-of-the-line specs ; Firmware is as customizable as you can get

Minor stutters in processor-intensive tasks ; Limited availability at launch ; Low speaker volume

It doesn't make sense that the OnePlus One should be this inexpensive. It looks elegant, feels solid and performs smoothly, and it doesn't show any signs that it's a first-generation product from an unknown company. Regardless of how well it sells ,...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

OnePlus One (Unlocked)

 

With an unbeatable price and power to spare, the OnePlus One is an Android revelation that challenges expectations for affordable smartphones.

Unbeatable price-to-performance ratio. Attractive and well built. Excellent 1080p LCD. Unlocked and 4G LTE compatible.

Some software bugs. Disappointing call quality.

Cameras and Conclusions The OnePlus One comes equipped with a 13-megapixel, rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. OnePlus says it uses a Sony Exmor IMX 214 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for gathering more light...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Maurizio Pesce (wired.com)

Review: One OnePlus

 

The OnePlus One is among the best Android handsets on the current market. At $299 unlocked, it's also one of the best deals in smartphones. But demand for the upstart device is so high, it's become exceedingly difficult to actually purchase one.

Big, powerful, and cheap—top-shelf specs for half the price of its competitors. Gestures are easy to set up and genuinely useful. Beautiful operating system is fully customizable, with thousands of theme packs including unique icons, fonts and boot...

Performance occasionally suffers during intense multitasking sessions. Camera is only average—shots are decent, but hardly stunning. Extremely limited availability; even if you score a pre-order, be prepared to wait

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Florence Ion

 

There's plenty to like about this powerful phone that comes free of carrier restrictions and offers a whole host of customizable options.

Thorough customization options let you tweak every facet of the interface ; The 5.5-inch screen is gorgeous and you can tweak the colors to your liking

Low-light photo taking abilities are a bit disappointing

A beautiful display and a multitude of customization options make this phone an attractive option if you’re looking for an unlocked Android device.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

OnePlus One: Powerful Android features, but not for everyone

 

Sporting specs comparable with current flagship smartphones but selling at a much lower price, the 5.5-inch OnePlus One smartphone is a great deal -- if you can get one and know how to use it.

The OnePlus One has a sleek design that comfortably fits in your pocket, and the phone's powerful specs deliver a smooth, lag-free performance for a relatively low price.

The 5.5-inch display is too wide to use with one hand, and the Android-based CyanogenMod operating system isn't very stable at the moment. The camera is mediocre, and audio volume during calls is too soft. Its 4G radio won't work on every network.

Though it's one of this year's better Android phones on paper, the OnePlus One isn't for everyone, nor is it readily available.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

From China with love: can Oppo and OnePlus upend the way we buy smartphones?

 

Chances are, the smartphone in your hand or pocket was designed by a company based in America, Korea, or maybe Taiwan. Most consumers have probably never even looked at or considered a smartphone from a Chinese company.

Sharp display ; Solid build quality ; Good battery life

Ugly software ; Not as good a value as OnePlus One ; Only sold direct

The Oppo Find 7a undercuts competitors from Samsung and HTC by a good amount while still providing a high-end experience

Expert review by : Joshua Ho (anandtech.com)

The OnePlus One Review

 

The OnePlus One has been one of the most hyped smartphones of 2014. There's really not much else to be said, as OnePlus' marketing has been quite noticeable amongst Android enthusiasts. The OnePlus One seems to come from nowhere, although there is a...

Overall though, the OnePlus One isn’t a bad phone by any means. It remains one of the cheapest devices with Snapdragon 801 on the market, and the hardware on offer is really something great. However, there is a disappointing level of polish in this...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (laptopmag.com)

OnePlus One Review

 

Indie smartphone maker OnePlus One packs premium features and a CyanogenMod interface into a handsome body for just $299 unlocked--if you can get one.

Handsome body; Good front and rear cameras; Superb battery life; Great value; Many CyanogenMod personalization options; Shoots 4K video

Buttons beneath display not bright enough; Invite-only availability; Somewhat heavy

Indie smartphone maker OnePlus One packs premium features and a CyanogenMod interface into a handsome body for just $299 unlocked--if you can get one.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3100
Battery performance:3100
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,AMR,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression format:FLV, H.263, H.264, MP4, RMVB
Video formats supported:FLV,H.263,H.264,MP4,RMVB

Navigation

Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:801
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4

Storage

Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:16
RAM capacity:3

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35
Height:6.02
Weight:5.71
Width:2.99