OnePlus officially began it’s Phone Smash promotion a few hours ago, but before you all go out and smash phone current phones (well if that’s what you are planning to do) you should really check the details first.
The OnePlus Phone Smash is the start-ups latest promotion to bring more attention to the brand and also a way to distribute the first 100 OnePlus phones and 300 invitations. But there is more to it than just smashing up your old phone and waiting for your new OPO to arrive though.
First of all those of you (mad) enough to want to take part will have to apply to OnePlus through the Phone Smash page. Oneplus will take a look at applicants and choose 100 people to take part. Once selected the “lucky” participants will need to record a video of themselves smashing their device, as creatively as possible, and upload it to YouTube. You must also be over 18 and be located in one of the countries where the OPO will be available at launch.
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In return for destroying your phone you will be able to buy a 16GB OnePlus One for just $1 and also 3 invitations which you can pass out to friends of family.
I would personally not want to take part in the OnePlus phone smash. The cost of smashing a perfectly good phone would be a complete waste, and after seeing the viral Samsung Galaxy S5 smash fail, I would prefer to wait for an invitation rather be sprayed by an exploding battery.
But then again I’m not everyone! If you do decide to take part feel free to share your ideas and the phone you will smash with us in the comments section below.[ OnePlus ]
Unfortunately not available for Malaysians. Pity, I was hoping I’d get to smash my mom’s old S3.
Strange marketing wave, and I would like to recommend for all one thing – be patienly. Before phone will be for sale normally(Q2 a.k.a June), you can expect Nexus 6, Meizu MX4, something more from Xiaomi and etc. with more features and similar price. Sure, if you’re waiting for invitation, in my opinion – it’s a best choice.
The Phone Smash contest is very disappointing and really makes no sense. First of all, it’s limited to a specific amount of countries and specific devices. Many of the devices are expensive. Like who is going to smash their $700 Galaxy s5 for a $300 1+1? The feedback of this contest has been very negative and isn’t good for OPO’s reputation. I am personally against the Invitation system. I simply want to buy a good phone and not be obligated to work hard for it. I read your blog on why Chinese manufacturers offer small inventory on high demand phones, and a lot of what you wrote makes sense. On the other hand, why make buying a phone in such a high competitive market so difficult?! I 100% agree with Andrew, be patient and see what the Nexus 6 and others will have to offer in the near future.
“it makes no sense at all”… it does mate, you wrote about them
Hi Cuerex. I didn’t write “it makes no sense at all”.
“The Phone Smash contest is very disappointing and really makes no sense.”
all they want to crave for is attention which works
Hey Cuerex. Indeed I said that. I need to better read what I write… 🙂
Bottomline, it will be nice to be able to buy the phone without all the hassle.
it will probably be in june, you still need an invite though which shouldn’t be to much of a hassle by then
Samsung GS5 for an OPO? -.-‘
I think One Plus One does not care about the safety of the users. How can they ask to do such unsafe act with battery?
It is crazy. Smash good phone to win Oppo shit ?
Don’t forget to take out the battery in order to avoid an explosion !