Video: This is how the OnePlus One fits beneath the Sony Xperia Z1


Before they launched the OPO, OnePlus posted the above photo of their “Flagship Killer” claiming that the 5.5-inch device sits under a 5-inch Sony Xperia phone, keep reading to see the video.

In all honesty the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z1 isn’t the smallest of 5-inch phones in the world, but still the claim that a 5.5-inch device can fit beneath it had many tech enthusiasts amazed! It all hit the fan though when the official dimensions of the OPO were announced stating the phone was in fact larger than the Z1

OnePlus One beneath a Sony Xperia Z1

So as you can see, and by now probably know, the OPO does almost fit beneath the Z1 in width but not length. Some fans of the start-up have taken the news well, while others aren’t at all pleased.

What is your take on all of this? Is the size really a problem or should we be more concerned about how those invitations are going to be distributed?

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32 Comments

  1. highwind
    May 6, 2014

    comparing the dimensions of an all water & dust proof phone to a regular phone is so meaningful! xD
    and calling a phone which wont be available anytime soon “flagship killer” is completely ridiculous on its own already

  2. Sere83
    May 6, 2014

    To be honest, while i do like the one plus design i think the ‘never settle’ tagline was not really applicable to a lot of users and in fact the size was a big oversight. The fact remains many people do not want to carry a huge phablet. This phone is massive. My friend was very interested until i told him how big it was and he instantly wrote it off saying he didn’t want a huge phone. Why they did not make it 5 inches or release a mini version is beyond me. Shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the market in my opinion if they honestly believe that everyone wants a huge comedy size phone. At the end of the day they want to sell product and by making it so big they have alienated a significant proportion of potential customers.

    • Allanitomwesh
      May 6, 2014

      Numbers don’t lie. Big phones sell.

      • Sere83
        May 6, 2014

        Yeah tell that to your iphone owner friends. Missed the point of what i was saying totally. Phablet size is still niche, numbers dont lie.

        • Allanitomwesh
          May 6, 2014

          iPhone shoppers have no choice in display size. Its either 3.5 or 4.0 inch for a device running ios. Now by your logic,the iPhone 4S should be flying off shelves,but it isn’t. The “biggest” iphone is.Faster than all previous smaller iphones. Numbers don’t lie,big phones sell. Now if you were a startup,what would you make?

          • Sere83
            May 6, 2014

            Read my below comment, cant be btohered to explain again, you literally can’t understand what i’m saying. Im saying the majority of people dont want 5.5 inch + sized PHABLETS as they’re phone. Most people want 5 inch or below. All sales figures to date reflect this. There is a significant size difference one you go 5.5 inch plus. Look at a One plus next to a Nexus 5 and you will see what i mean.

            • Allanitomwesh
              May 6, 2014

              Even Apple themselves know they need a bigger phone.And do you know which one sells closest to the iphone? The 5.7″ Note 3. The Note 3 and Note 3 alone,sells half Apples TOTAL iPhones.They don’t have as high profit margins per phone so apple are quick to point out that they still make more profit,BUT BIG PHONES SELL. Understand that.

      • Sere83
        May 6, 2014

        Yeah every one of those phones is under 5.5 inches apart from the note. So the majority of people like phones below 5.5 inches, exactly as i was saying. THEY WANT PHONES NOT PHABLETS. Thanks for backing up the point ive been trying to make.

        • Allanitomwesh
          May 6, 2014

          Note 3 hit its mark twice as fast as the Note 2,and is outselling the S4 which sold about as fast as Note 2. If you are still missing the pattern,the bigger the phone,the faster it sells. Now, don’t confuse overall dimensions with screen size. Saying “users don’t want anything bigger than 5.5 inch ” is FALSE,because Note 3 is literally flying off shelves, why? Its smaller than note 2 with more screen. LG G2 is smaller than the 4.7 inch HTC One M7,guess which one sold more? It was the 5.2 incher. I could go on,but I think you get it.

          • desponent
            May 7, 2014

            Outselling S4? Source?

            Last I check Note 3 is at 10M on Dec 2013 and S4 is 40M on its 6th month.

            • Allanitomwesh
              May 7, 2014

              http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/10/samsung-note-3-10-million-sold/

              A few days behind. Thankyou. However, the S4 has seen its time,the S5 has replaced it. Note 3 is still the go to Samsung at the moment.

            • desponent
              May 7, 2014

              My point is their Galaxy S line is more successful than their Note line which was your point before the U-turn (gee I wonder why), so thank you for proving my point I guess?

              And no, S4 is actually a bit smaller than S3 and Note 3 is smaller than Note 2 which in turn smaller than Note 1, talking about width and thinness, Note line is actually getting smaller.

            • Allanitomwesh
              May 9, 2014

              The discussion from the beginning was on screen size,which i’m sure you noticed I clarified should not be confused with overall dimensions. I hold my point that on the matter of screen size,big sells.

            • desponent
              May 7, 2014

              @Allanitomwesh
              According to you who? you?

              There’s no official sales data for S5 yet but the one we have is painting it favorable even against S4 sales.

            • Allanitomwesh
              May 7, 2014

              Samsung’s own prediction
              http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-samsung-elec-sales-idUSBREA3F09320140416

              Which is sound because S5 is bigger. Successive Galaxy S have been bigger and sold better. Successive Galaxy Notes have been bigger and sold better. See a pattern?

    • highwind
      May 6, 2014

      Always funny to listen to people who consfuse “the market” and “everyone” with “my opinion” and “me” xD

      • Sere83
        May 6, 2014

        lol, you’re a clown, if the market leaders mainly sell big phones of course people will be buying big phones. Your smoking crack if you think everyone wants a 5.5 inch phablet sized phone though. 5 and below is the cut off point for many people and then there’s this phone called the iPhone not sure if you’ve heard of it sells quite a few units as well. Loads of companies all over asia and beyond selling millions upon millions of sub 5 inch devices. Not just my opinion at all.

        • May 6, 2014

          Ummm… is that the same crack that you’re smoking while you try to bully others into thinking that 5″ screens are better (um… at least for you).

          Your iPhone comments will not be relevant until the rumored IPhone 6 (with 4.8″ and 5.5″ screens) comes out. At that point Apple fans will start telling us that Apple INVENTED the idea of big screens and that everyone else copied them. To say that Apple fans “chose” small screens now is ridiculous, they’re just taking the iPhone with the screen that comes with it. Their choice was Apple or non-Apple, nothing else was relevant.

          • Sere83
            May 6, 2014

            How is it possible for you to read my comment and completely miss the point? Bullying? What are you talking about?. Im saying that not everyone wants A PHABLET SIZED PHONE, WHICH IS 5.5 INCHES OR MORE. Im not talking about BIG phones in general. I’m saying a huge majority of people want something 5 inch or less, not a PHABLET. Which I stand by and if you look at the sales figures you will find is probably true otherwise everyone would have a galaxy note or similar wouldn’t they? JeeZ….

            • Force70
              May 6, 2014

              Im one of the minority then, 5″ is far to small…I compare my S4 to my Note 3 and cant see ever going back to a screen that small.the S4 makes a nice paperweight now.

              As for what others want I could care less, I am only concerned with what works for me. Perhaps a few of you should give that a try.

            • desponent
              May 7, 2014

              You should not join in this conversation if you don’t even want to partake on the initial point.

            • Force70
              May 7, 2014

              I am also not concerned with what people think I should or should not do so don’t waste everyone’s time with what you “think” others should do..stick to the topic please and thank you.

            • desponent
              May 7, 2014

              You ever find your own post ironic? No I guess not.

        • highwind
          May 6, 2014

          Tiny iPhone sells really good!!!!!
          http://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-market-share-shrinks-as-android-windows-phone-grow/

          cant decide what is more funny:
          using “many people”, “loads of companies” and “selling millions” as wannabe-arguments while disregarding any proven facts
          or
          using insulting language to pseudo-strengthen the own lacking argumentation and “convince” others

          nevertheless: thanks for the laugh 🙂

          • desponent
            May 7, 2014

            Samsung has two top of the line product line for both size, guess which one is the most successful?

            Though again, yes, there are market for big phone but is it really smart to focus solely on that market like OPO do?

            Let’s wait and see and let the market decide.

  3. Hassan
    May 6, 2014

    One plus one has built a truly extraordinary phone, and offering it to customers at an extraordinary price. Spec wise and build quality wise no other phone come close to it in 300 to 350 $ price range. And it’s 5.5 inch display brings out the fun in videos. Dimensions of the phone are great considering it has 5.5 inch display which supports split screen on android.

    • joe
      May 6, 2014

      Meizu

  4. May 6, 2014

    This is the silliest of the controversies surrounding OnePlus.

  5. May 6, 2014

    I’m actually finding the O+ marketing amusing now. It’s farcical, very Reginald Perrin. And one of the nicest bits of the find 7 is the notification light – exactly the shape of a OPO-Z1 in the vid.
    Invitations, when did Andy join up? me 13 Jan, feel guilty for taking the CEO’s member name.

    • May 6, 2014

      I didn’t join up for an invite

      • May 7, 2014

        I also was hoping for a new kind of peoples phone – great idea… marketing, very annoying.
        I was going to add to my comment above… In the video, they are also advertising the Sony Z1! Great promotional video, let people see that Sony give phones in nice colours.

  6. Liam McLeod
    May 7, 2014

    Half the phone is out of the frame, the OPO could be longer than the Sony…