Today I have the OnePlus One finally in my hands and, as always, that means it’s time to do an unboxing.
OnePlus, like it’s apparently affiliated company Oppo, have been in the press quite a bit lately. Sometimes for not so good reasons, and sometimes for good ones (like the fact that their phone has similar specs to the top of the line flagship devices from HTC and Samsung, but is about half the cost). The OnePlus One is a bit elusive though, requiring you to acquire an invite somehow before being allowed to purchase the device on their website. These invites are given out to press, who are annoying enough with their emails to get one (this guy), or you can get them through one of the company’s giveaways (like this one that just launched). But, if you manage to get one the device is a measly $299 for the 16GB version and $349 for the 64GB version, putting it on par with the Nexus 5 prices when that launched (with some bonus storage even). Despite the low price, the OnePlus One isn’t disappointing people who are even comparing it to the higher priced flagship devices with similar specs.
With all of that in mind, it’s easy to see why the device is in such a high demand (and the company can get away with the marketing-fueled annoying giveaways). But should you buy it? We’ll delve into that question in more detail in our review of the OnePlus One, but for now, let’s answer another couple of questions you might be wondering: what does it come with and what does it really look like. Let’s take a look in the video below for the full, quick unboxing.
Check out the specs of the OnePlus One below from our new Device Specs section of our site.