OnePlus 2 will cost more than $322 with lower speed SD810


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After OnePlus confirmed the OP2 would have a Snapdragon 810 processor there have been a ton of rumours and complaints which the company spoken out against.

The OnePlus 2 will have a Snapdragon 810 chipset, this was the news a few days ago  quickly followed by people asking about overheating issues and making jokes about portable heaters for the winter. It seems OnePlus are concerned too as they have stated on their forum that they will be under clocking the SD810 in their new phone as a precaution against heat. The SD810 in the OP2 will be clocked at 1.8Ghz rather than the 2.0Ghz it runs in other phones.

In the same forum post, OnePlus also deny rumours that the OP2 will cost $322 and have actually gone on the record to say it will cost more! OnePlus say that they are paying up to %60 more for the SD810 chipset over the SD801 contributing to the higher price.

No other details were mentioned other than the next OnePlus flagship will have components befitting a flagship. Reading between the lines this sounds like a 2K display, 4GB RAM and 16+ megapixel camera to us.

How much are you willing to pay for the OnePlus 2? Are you happy with the processor choice?

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102 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    June 18, 2015

    Me like power. Me like the best of everything but me no like to pay too much. So me say me pay $420 after resellers add their gain on the OP2. Whose with me?

    • Marius Cirsta
      June 18, 2015

      I’m just waiting for the Helio X20 from Mediatek which looks to be a far better deal and it will probably be just as good as the SD810 while using less power, costing less.

      Thanks but no thanks.

      • mf1gt3r
        June 18, 2015

        Helio x20 will definitely be better. If am discarding my Nubia Z7 Max, I need something that’s at least 40% better in all ramifications. Fast charging, 3800mah battery, Sony IMX230 or IMX234, 5.5″ 2k display or a really good 1080p screen with Corning gorilla glass 4 and of course 3gb to 4gb ram with 32 GB ROM + SD slot or 64gb ROM without an SD slot. Not more than 8mm thick, USB type C and finally SD820 or Helio X20 or something from Intel that destroys the competition.

        • Rob
          June 18, 2015

          Good luck with that one, most of it is possible but no Chinese manufacturer I know of has yet to use gorilla glass 4.

          • mf1gt3r
            June 18, 2015

            These expectations remain my benchmark till December. After which it will be updated. Probably see better Chinese products before December don’t you think?

            • George
              June 18, 2015

              Definitely, mtk has nailed it with the 6752,somebody told me that the 6795 in the m9+ was overheating to, so let’s hope that they don’t go to crazy on overclocking

            • Rob
              June 18, 2015

              No doubt we will. I was hoping for a decent helio x10 powered phone but theres nothing on the horizon so im just gonna buy a phone to ‘make do’ with till after xmas then get a decent x20 powered phone. Think the a72 cores and improved gpu will make it the best mtk chip by quite a margin.

    • Simon
      June 19, 2015

      Call me when the OnePlus 3 comes out ?

  2. Nolan
    June 18, 2015

    I was expecting it to be around USD 170-180, maybe 200 tops.

    Oh well, I will buy something from the smaller Chinese value-for-money manufacturers – Anything with MT6753 or higher and 3GB RAM implies that the experience won’t be all that different leaving aside extreme gaming, which I’m not remotely concerned with.

    If I ever pay top dollar for a phone, I’ll buy a Samsung / LG / Apple make, not a Chinese one, no matter the brand, no matter the specs.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 18, 2015

      I guess you are more interested in name and not really getting the value of what you pay for.

      • Nolan
        June 18, 2015

        Only when spending upwards of $300…. Like I said, for cheap phones, I’ll side with smaller Chinese VFM manufacturers. I’m looking at the Elephone P8000 and similar makes in and around the $200 mark.

        However, I’m interested in brand/name when the amount is significant. It’s a personal decision, and I wouldn’t spend serious money on a non-premium top-5 sort of brand (Samsung / Sony / LG / Apple etc.).

        For me, the interest with brand / name is directly proportional to the money involved.

        • balcobomber25
          June 19, 2015

          “A non premium top 5 brand”. What makes them a top 5 brand? In terms of worldwide sales several Chinese phones would crack the top 5. What makes Chinese flagships “non premium”?

          Have you ever used a premium Chinese phone from manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huaweii or Meizu? They use the same components as the phones from the brands you mentioned. Many of them are built in the same exact factories as the brands you mentioned. There is a huge difference between these companies and Elephone. This is ignorance at it’s finest.

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            June 19, 2015

            LG’s top end phones are still made in Korea. Samsung has its own factories in China as does Nokia although I haven’t been to the Nokia factory since MS bought them. Everyone knows Apple uses Foxconn and Sony I honestly don’t know because I’ve never cared or had enough interest in Sony’s phones to check.

            The big distinguishing factor is the quality of the QC or QA as the big international firms will send their own people (foreigners, engineers, etc…) to supervise production and this makes a huge difference actually. The Chinese really have to be pushed hard and watched over to deliver international quality otherwise they get clever and cut corners and buy BMW’s and send their kids to US schools with the money they save. Speaking from experience.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              That’s why I said many and not all of them. Foxconn for instance builds phones for Apple but also for several Chinese brands including Huawei. Huawei also has QC/QA engineers that go out and inspect their products as does Lenovo. The problem is people lump all Chinese phones together and think they all are run the same way.

          • Oz
            June 19, 2015

            For the same buying cost, the Chinese Premium (including One+) phones are superior to well established brands (Sammy, Apples, LC, HTC etc). I owned both types.

          • mf1gt3r
            June 19, 2015

            You’ve said it all.

          • Yeti hand
            June 19, 2015

            KABOUM!!!! balco with another bomb!!!

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              I just can’t stand the ignorance that some people show about products you can tell they know very little about.

  3. Marius Cirsta
    June 18, 2015

    Yeah really no … I’ll just wait for the Helio X20 crowd if I even change my perfectly running Optimus G.

  4. Guaire
    June 18, 2015

    2015 is beginning the end of 2000 yuan Chinese flagships. Let’s say goodbye them.

    Most probably price of Oneplus 2 will be 2500 yuan like LeTV Pro and Nubia Z9 Max.

    Remember Oneplus CEO said that price seems reasonable.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 18, 2015

      Yea, I guess Chinese manufacturers are gradually loosing what made them “the peoples choice”. Pricing.

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      Don’t worry the Xiaomi Mi5 will be out soon and will cost 1999 yuan.

      • Simon
        June 19, 2015

        The Xiaomi Mi5 will be the phone I buy in 2016 (unless the 2nd generation Nexus 5 comes out), then i’ll toss a coin.

      • Guaire
        June 19, 2015

        I don’t think so if it came with SD810 soon. We will see who is right.

        • balcobomber25
          June 19, 2015

          Mi1 – 1999
          Mi2 – 1999
          Mi3 – 1999
          Mi4 – 1999

          A new SoC has never changed the price before, why would it now?

          • Simon
            June 19, 2015

            I think the Xiaomi Mi5 is going to blow the OnePlus Two out of the water.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              I think the Mi4 blew the OnePlus One out of the water. But that’s mainly because I prefer MIUI to CM.

            • Simon
              June 19, 2015

              I’ll wait to see what OnePlus produce for their “Three” smartphone, otherwise it will be the Mi6 for me in January 2017.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              I am most likely going to abandon Xiaomi and buy a Meizu this year. It all comes down to what Xiaomi uses for the Mi5, if it is a SD810 I am done.

              I also am starting an experiment this month. Originally I was going to use nothing but a windows phone for a month but now I decided instead to use an Ubuntu for a month and see how close it is to being a real deal.

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              No its this one:
              http://www.bq.com/gb/aquaris-e4-5-ubuntu-edition

              It has the 2100 band which we use in Thailand and I only paid $149 US for it so I am looking forward to trying it out. If I can live with it day to day am I going to buy the Meizu version.

            • Simon
              June 20, 2015

              Should be interesting. I’ve been to Thailand on holiday – Bangkok and Phuket, definitely go again one day. We could go for Thai Street Food 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              I love me some street food! Just had some sticky rice and grilled pork sticks for dinner actually with fried bananas for dessert, total cost was about $1.25. I live in Bangkok most of the year, travel back to the US occasionally.

            • Simon
              June 20, 2015

              Thats ridiculously cheap, lucky you. Apparently 40,000 Brits live in Thailand, they must be having a wail of a time.

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              Yea some sources claim their are close to 1 million expats living here at any given time from just about every country in the world.

            • Simon
              June 20, 2015

              Wow thats incredible. Is being able to speak Thai a necessity or the bare minimum is enough ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 21, 2015

              I have lived here 3 years and I know very little Thai, enough to say simple greeting to my in laws lol. English is the unofficial second language here, virtually anywhere you go in Bangkok, Phuket, Chang Mai or Pattaya people will peak some level of English.

          • Guaire
            June 19, 2015

            Good question. It should not, but it will IMO.

            Time to time I see some manufacturers talking about how SD810 is more expensive comparing to SD801.

            When you implemented SD810 logically they will also implement LPDDR4 RAM and if they could find from any silicon vendors they can choose UFS 2.0 storage.

            Also metal and/or glass body is good excuse to rising prices.

            Don’t forget fingerprint scanner, OIS etc.

            Sure some of those would rise the cost, but IMO they are also rising their profit margins.

            Look at the Mi4i. Just few days ago a new 5 incher Xiaomi phone spotted in TENAA. People suppose it’s Mi4i and they estimates 899 yuan price tag for it.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              Xiaomi is always raising prices in your opinion. We have had this discussion many times in the past. But the facts remain despite newer technology at the time the price of their numbered Mi Phones have always stayed the same. Util they say otherwise we have to assume the Mi5 will stay the same as well, just based on their trends and their trends alone.

            • Guaire
              June 19, 2015

              Not always, let’s say from the beginning of 2015. Numerous times I tried to explain why I’m thinking that way.

              Let’s wait and see who is right. I have two condition, it have to be released in short term and it have to come with SD810. For the record with that conditions I estimate price will be more than 1999 yuan, probably will be 2499 yuan or close.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              And numerous times I have pointed out that your wrong but skipping over all that lets wait and see. Personally I wish they wouldn’t use the 810 and if they do this will be the year I make the switch to Meizu. But regardless of which SoC they use it will cost 1999. Xiaomi isn’t like most other companies who try to maximize profits from initial sales. Xiaomi believes in two ways of generating sales, continued sales over time and the MIUI App Store.

            • Guaire
              June 19, 2015

              I guess we will talk about that again when Mi5 announced either way.

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            June 19, 2015

            Yup there’s a good chance the Mi5 will also be 1999… and (still) come with only 16GB non-expandable memory.

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              Could very well which for me has never been an issue thanks to the free and excellent Mi Cloud and OTG.

            • Simon
              June 20, 2015

              All you need is an OTG cable and a USB stick or a microSD card coupled with Meenova.

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              Yup I have a 128GB USB thumpdrive I found on Amazon during Black Friday sales. I paid about $12 for it and it works perfectly.

            • Simon
              June 20, 2015

              Excellent. Was it from Amazon UK ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              No Amazon US. But even today you can find some cheap thumb drives if you look around. Here’s one for about $20US

              http://www.amazon.co.uk/Verbatim-49065-PinStripe-Flash-Drive/dp/B0079GI3D4/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1434812744&sr=1-7

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    June 18, 2015

    I already said if you want a cheap SD810 phone today without the waiting, begging for invites, or other ridiculous games just go get yourself a LG G Flex2 now for around $375 USD (give it another week or two and it will be down to $350). I heard LG fixed a lot of the issues with the recent 5.1.1 update (probably because the update throttles down the CPU, not confirmed yet).

    EDIT: Actually I see you can buy it on Hi-mobile for $365, http://www.hi-mobile.net/lg-phones-h959, and MetroSix for $360, http://www.metrosix.com/product-details/1815

    • Simon
      June 19, 2015

      Do these respective websites that you have mentioned above ship to Europe ?

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        June 19, 2015

        Hi-mobile should, although based in Hong Kong they do have a distribution center in the UK with UK hotline telephone number +44 0845-8352886.

        • Simon
          June 19, 2015

          Very interesting. Have you personally used them ?

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            June 19, 2015

            No because I’m often in Hong Kong, but I know they’ve been operating for over 10 years now.

            • Simon
              June 19, 2015

              Nice thanks for the info. I’ll probably get a Xiaomi Mi3 and use it for 12 months and then see what good in July 2016

            • Simon
              June 19, 2015

              Oh yeah if you are in Hong Kong check out a place called T Dimension, supposed to be very good 🙂

  6. Rookie
    June 18, 2015

    Can some one explain to me why companies don’t switch to the mt6795? Isn’t that chip-set superior to the sd810? I am not that technical and don’t know the pro’s and cons of these 2 chips (please name them if you know) only that the mediatek supposed to be faster and doesn’t overheat that fast.

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      For years MTK just couldn’t compete with Qualcomm when it came to flagships. On top of that MTK has a very negative stigma in countries in the West. Even today I read reviews of new 64 bit MTK phones and they list the SoC under the cons or negatives. When in reality MTK has caught up and even surpassed Qualcomm in many areas.
      Qualcomm has deals with most of the major companies, they are very secretive about how much they charge each company for their SoC’s. A company as big as OPPO probably gets a good price which is why I call BS on the “60%” more claim.

  7. roni24
    June 18, 2015

    i have zte with sg410 and it runs smoothly and it scores 17,000 on antutu.
    why mtk chip are laggy

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      The 17,000 on antutu tells you what exactly? And describe how an MTK chip is “laggy”. What chip are you even talking about? I use an MTK 6752 in one of my devices and I have used a SD 410 and the 410 is ages behind in terms of overall speed and function.

    • wackenroader
      June 19, 2015

      It seems that some years you do not test a good device with MTK SOC. The snapdragon 410 of his ZTE no hits a mtk6735 even in overclocking. http://www.phonearena.com/news/MediaTeks-MT6735-SoC-beats-the-Snapdragon-410-chipset-in-benchmark-tests_id68455

  8. MaxPower
    June 18, 2015

    I find hard to understand most of comments below: no mocking meant, if you feel to explain,please do: I’m all hears.

    “I’ll wait for the SD820 or Hello X20 because are better”

    These 2 SoC are not out yet but it seems you have infos about their quality.
    On paper the SD810 was a beast until it reached a development board and find out it overheats and throttle.

    “The Helio X20 is a better deal”

    Do you guys buy the SoC from Mediatek and put it on you old phone?
    Are Mediatek phones cheaper than the Qualcomm equivalent?

    let’s take last year flagships from both companies, Meizu MX4 and OPO.
    The Qualcomm one was cheaper.

    if we take the low and mid tiers then yes, Mediatek version are cheaper, but not on flagships

    • Guaire
      June 18, 2015

      In fact MX4 was cheaper.

      • MaxPower
        June 18, 2015

        International price?
        Are you sure about that?

        • Guaire
          June 18, 2015

          If we are considered Meizu’s BS international pricing our judgement wouldn’t be right. To be fair we have to look Chinese prices both.

      • MaxPower
        June 18, 2015

        Still now the international version of MX4 sells for 449$.
        50% more than OPO.

        Want to take the Chinese price @ launch?
        Ok, 1799 cny (289$) vs 299$
        Meizu 3% cheaper than OPO.

        Is that 3% significant to say with no doubt that Mediatek flagships are cheaper than Qualcomm ones?
        No,Not in my opinion at least.
        Actually the difference of currency is enough to make that 3% disappear because the exchange rate floated of 2.5% during this last year.

        Companies price their phones regardless which SoC they pick.
        SoC is only a part of the price.
        It’s significant,I agree, but it’s not enough to say that Mediatek phones are cheaper than Qualcomm. Not when we speak about flagships.

        OPPO will make expensive phones even if they switch to Mediatek, same about Vivo or Gionee.

        Xiaomi sold the Redmi 1 (MT6589T) and Redmi 1S (SD400) for the same exact price.

        Again, SoC didn’t influence the price

        • Guaire
          June 18, 2015

          Yes, it does. Look at the Redmi 2 vs Redmi 2A.

          • MaxPower
            June 18, 2015

            Right, why am I even debating with you. I should know it by now.

            I started comparing Qualcomm and Mediatek prices on flagship phones and you bring up Qualcomm and Leadcore on low tiers.

            Of course Leadcore is cheaper, you don’t buy from third party.
            But I’m glad you brought it up.

            So,Huawei phones should be cheaper because they make their SoC home but they are not.
            Once again the SoC didn’t influence the price that much.

            Let’s suppose the Helio X20 will be sold by OPPO only.
            Do you believe it will be cheaper?

            But there’s no need the pick the most expensive brand.
            Let’s say Zopo ( zp999 1999cny just like all hundreds of Qualcomm phones)
            Or maybe Lenovo (vibe x2 2499cny).
            Last year flagship from Mediatek cost as much or even more than the counterpart from Qualcomm.

            • Guaire
              June 19, 2015

              Look I was thinking Xiaomi owns Leadcore, but turned out it’s not true. Maybe you are not aware of that. It’s third party.

              Only difference between Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A is chip and it’s cheaper.

              Companies like Oppo or HTC always works with fat profit margins. So they will be more expensive even with Mediatek chips.

              Zopo and Lenovo also isn’t famous with good prices.

              Preovious year while Mi4 and MX4 is around some Xiaomi official was talking about releasing a Mediatek flagship with 1499 yuan price tag.

            • MaxPower
              June 19, 2015

              You’re actually saying the same thing I’m saying.
              It doesn’t matter what SoC you’re using, price it’s up to companies no matter what.

              There’s actually no data that makes anybody think that a new phone with the Helio x20 is going to be cheap.

            • Guaire
              June 19, 2015

              Yes, prices are differ company to company, but cheaper parts helps prices to put at the relatively lower levels.

              I’m almost sure Helio X20 won’t be cheap like X10, however most probably still will be cheaper than SD820.

              Mediatek will pay more licence fee to ARM for X20 comparing to X10 because 2 extra A72 cores and more powerful and up to date GPU. (Well, actually X10 has an Imagination GPU, but let’s get not complicated the matters.) Also will pay more to TSMC to manufacture them because more expensive 20nm process and it’s larger die area both. (Though 20nm process should be cheaper at the time from now.)

              SD820 going to manufacturing even more expensive 16nm FinFET process and I can bet it will contain a giant GPU for mobile phones.

          • balcobomber25
            June 19, 2015

            That is bad example because Xiaomi owns Leadcore the company who made the SoC used in the 2A. If they has used a Samsung, Kirin or Mediatek SoC the price would have been the same as the regular Redmi 2.

        • RZ
          June 20, 2015

          I have bought my mx4 in europe for 299 eur with all waranties and so on…for that price I could only get samsung A5.

          • MaxPower
            June 20, 2015

            That wasn’t my point.
            You could have gotten several phones for that price not only the mx4.

            U3, MI4,OPO,Nubia Z7,Honor 6.

            Which proves what I said since the beginning:
            Cheaper SoC is not equal to cheaper phone. Actually the price of last year Chinese flagship was pretty much the same regardless if it was a Mediatek,a Qualcomm or HiSilicon.
            3 different SoC, same price (or at least same price range) one thing in common: they all come from China.

            What comes out for the story is not that Mediatek phones are cheaper
            (because there’s absolutely no FACT that they are, only opinions).

            What comes out is that Chinese phones are cheaper, we can easily say that because there are several examples to show that.

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      I understand the overall point your making and last year I remember people saying “wait for the 810 its going to be the greatest ever”. We all have no clue how well any of these will perform. But your methodology is very flawed. You cherry picked two phones when there were other flagships that also used the SD 801 that cost more than OPO. When compared to the following devices the MX4 (Mediatek) seems like a bargain:

      HTC One M8 – $649
      LG G3 – $600
      Galaxy S5 – $649
      OPPO Find 7 – $600

      Prices for these phones varied based on what market it was selling in, these were just averages based on the largest markets. But even the cheapest prices for these were well over $500 and the most expensive over $800 in some markets. There are more than just these two. The 801 was used in virtually every flagship (excluding those from Huwaei) last year. When picking the cheapest options the OPO it seems like the Meizu is overprices, when looking at all the options it is actually cheaper.

      • MaxPower
        June 19, 2015

        I agree with you when you bring up the non Chinese brands but if we stay within all Chinese manufacturers the story is different.

        I picked those two phones because they were the cheapest one of last year flagship.

        Let’s keep comparing:
        Nubia z7 max, iuni u3, xiaomi
        mi4 = 1999cny
        Zopo zp999 = 1999cny
        Lenovo vibe x2= 2499cny.

        Where did you see they are cheaper?

        Look, mine is a provocation.
        I know Mediatek chips are cheaper but this doesn’t mean that the phones are cheaper.

        It’s all about how the company price the phone due to market reason and another point that I want wanted to bring up is that
        the SoC is only a part of the overall price which people seems to forget here.

        • balcobomber25
          June 19, 2015

          Again if we choose which Chinese brands to use as examples the story is different. But if we include Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo and Gionee the story is still the same, some are cheaper and some are more expensive. All those are Chinese brands and all of them had an 801 powered phone that launched for over $500.

          I get the overall point you are trying to make that the SoC doesn’t define the price, I just didn’t agree with the example. If anything I would say the brand has more to do with the price than the SoC does. Even an OPO with an MTK would still cost well over $322. Just like a Vivo, no matter what chipset they use their phones are not going to be cheap. Gionee is a prime example of this they switched from a SnapDragon in the E7 to an X10 in the E8 and their phone is more expensive.

          • MaxPower
            June 19, 2015

            I brought few examples just to point that even if Mediatek chips are cheaper it doesn’t mean that phones are going to be cheaper automatically.

            You might have not liked the example but at least you agree with the point.

            Saying that a new phone with the x20 is going to be cheaper doesn’t make any sense to me.
            And I was asking where did they get that.

            Same about the quality of new SoC.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              Lets not fight again honey!

            • MaxPower
              June 19, 2015

              Lol 😀

    • Miko
      June 19, 2015

      Most of the phones that had the Qcomm cpu were much more expensive than MX4… just because OPO had about the same price, that doesn’t change the fact that in most cases phones that have MTK cpu’s are cheaper.
      In OPO case, being cheaper can be due to other facts too, not only CPU.
      Also, since you are interested in Chinese companies only, not all phones have the same components or quality… which also matters in price.
      Another fact also is the date of release of each phone, meaning that the price on the CPU gets cheaper in time, so companies that release their phones much later than the CPU release by Qcomm get better bulk prices. MX4 was one of the 1st to use the new MTK6595

      • MaxPower
        June 19, 2015

        Well, that was exactly my point.

        Having a cheaper SoC from Mediatek doesn’t automatically mean that the phone is going to be cheaper due to way too many factors. You listed few of them and I can add few more.

        That’s why I was asking how did they know that next helio x20 phones are going to be cheaper?

  9. balcobomber25
    June 19, 2015

    I have been saying this along, this is just going to be another phone. The original OPO was a revolutionary phone because it offered flagship specs, a great OS (although i am not a fan of CM) and a great price. Companies like Xiaomi, Meizu and Nubia had already been doing this but what set the OPO apart was it was offered in the West.

    Fast forward a year. A big year for Chinese phones as the new 64 bit MTK SoC’s were released and finally closed and passed (in some regards) their SD rivals. Now everyone has access to flagship specs at all price ranges. The OPO 2 will no longer have one of it’s most popular features, CM. And then there is the price I have a gut feeling this is going to cost well over $400. The OPO fans will still buy it and still might sell well, but the demand won’t be anywhere near what it was for the original.

    • June 19, 2015

      @balco, you’ve done a good job of listing the advantages that they’ve lost, but you’ve left out the baggage and negative aspects that they still have and insist on keeping. Namely they’re horrible marketing practices and their crazy invite system. Plus they now have a reputation of missing their deadlines and not supporting their software in accordance with their promises.

      So it’s not just another phone, it’s “just another phone from a manufacturer that can’t be trusted to update their software and annoys the piss out of everyone with their marketing stunts”. This is significantly worse that just being one of the pack.

      • balcobomber25
        June 20, 2015

        I have spoken at length about their marketing failures lol. Felt like I’d give them a pass this time.

  10. Cuerex
    June 19, 2015

    You should also state that they integratet sheets of graphite to let the heat temperatures dissipate through the whole Phone and is even 4 degrees cooler than 801 now

  11. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    June 19, 2015

    I see some of the most heated debates in the comment-section of the post 😀 I like it.

    • Mesterio
      June 19, 2015

      “Heated”, you threw in a good pun without even being aware. ?

      • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
        June 19, 2015

        Lol, guess I did haha 😀

  12. RiverHorser
    June 19, 2015

    Not sure but despite me living in China for many years, i don’t know anyone who bought an OPO. there sales numbers are super low and they can only survive being bankrolled by OPPO.
    Without CM there is nothing to rave about and other phones offer great quality and way better OS. Pricepoint is not that important and availability doesn’t really help if u doing it OPO way.
    I for my case will not wait for them nor expect them to shift respectable numbers… swan song comes late… but it was a dead born already

  13. Bailey
    June 19, 2015

    The only thing revolutionary about the 1+ was the price. And also their very funny and at time offensive Ad campaigns.

    • alan4195
      June 19, 2015

      Exactly my point. The only real flagship component it had was the SD 801, and even with that they were months behind Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC. Every other component was upper-mid-range in quality and performance. The build quality was top notch, granted, and while I personally love the design that’s a very subjective thing.

      Their marketing stunts were laughable, if not entertaining. And don’t even get me started on the embarrassing invite system.

      • euno
        June 20, 2015

        yes? comparatives? or only “i say it,its true” the japan display screen is bad? the corning gorilla glass is not the same as samsung etc? the sony exmor 214 is a cheaper version? please,explain

        • alan4195
          June 20, 2015

          First of all, Corning gorilla glass is used by most reputable smartphone vendors, even in their low-end range. For example: The Motorola Moto G uses Gorilla Glass 3. So strike that component from the conversation as it doesn’t apply.

          As for the OP1’s JDI display; it’s a good, upper mid-range quality display. Is it superior to AMOLED displays manufactured by Samsung, or AH-IPS displays manufactured by LG? No, which is why OP didn’t use those displays (they would have driven up the cost).

          Lastly, the Sony IMX214 camera sensor was one of 3 Sony Exmor RS 13MP camera sensors available at the time the OP1 launched, the “flagship” of these being the IMX220 found in the Sony Xperia Z2 (the low-end being the IMX135). The IMX220 is clearly superior to the IMX214, both in resolution AND sensor size (among other improvements). So why didn’t OP opt for the IMX220? Simple, because the IMX214 was a proven, quality camera sensor, and it allowed them to keep the OP1 cost at $300/$350.

          It sounds like you’re arguing that, once a flagship component, always a flagship component. Is the SD 801 SoC still a flagship component in your opinion? Probably not. Last years flagships are this year’s mid-rangers (upper mid-rangers at best). If that weren’t true we wouldn’t want to “upgrade” our smartphones as often as we do.

          • euno
            June 20, 2015

            no,im arguin samsung,sony,etc uses common hardware.The imx220 is the top sensor? yes!! but who uses it?? only sony and ( a year later ) meizu? name the models ( released at the same time as oneplus one ) who stay “months” over the opo and why… i only ask is “Every other component was upper-mid-range in quality and performance” the exmor 214 is nos the same than others exmor 214? whats the “mid range hardware tho opo mounts? is a simply cuestion 🙂 im interested

            ( not defending opo or similar! only curiosity.example : the ram memory is make in bad quality for a small company? the gyroscope is a old one whith bugs? )

        • alan4195
          June 20, 2015

          Maybe you were also under the impression I was knocking the OP1. Just the opposite, I think the design/engineering philosophy was brilliant and appealed perfectly to the power user (aka phone geeks like us).

          My perfect phone is one that gives me the best bang for the buck in the most areas. No phone did that better than the OP1, which is why it ranks as my favorite smartphone of all time.

          • euno
            June 20, 2015

            no,no! im a phone geek noob whith a lot of curiosity only 🙂 i like confirmed data not only ” this sensor is bad” and seek to know what middle range hardware mouts the opo 🙂 ( sorry for my very limited english )

  14. alan4195
    June 19, 2015

    Wow, lots of heated debate here. If you ask me, OP is making a huge mistake by following the herd with “me too” specs. They need to get to know the OP1 buyer better (IDK, maybe start reading your own forums?). The OP1 is a geek phone, purchased almost exclusively by phone geeks. If you’re not a mobile or general technology geek, you’ve probably never even heard of OP (and you probably buy all your phones on contract). I sell contract phones for a living in Canada, and since the OP1 released maybe a dozen phone shoppers I’ve talked to (out of thousands) knew of its existence (only 5 I know of bought one).

    My point is, phone geeks know better. They know that QHD (otherwise known as “2K” for marketing purposes) displays are not necessarily better than 1080P displays where phones are concerned and are, in fact, inferior in many aspects. They also know that the SD 810 SoC is only marginally faster than the SD 801, and even less so than the SD 805. In fact, a lot of us phone geeks read articles like this one – http://www.xda-developers.com/sony-xperia-z3-outperforms-snapdragon-810-in-z4/ – and wonder why we’d want to pay more for a device with the SD 810 when we gain almost nothing by it. Bragging rights? Maybe, if you’re bragging to non-phone geeks (and let’s face it, they don’t really know any better).

    A real “flagship killer” doesn’t need to use marketing gimmicks, or compete with the Samsung/LG/Sony’s of the world spec-for-spec. It just needs to have no real weaknesses. A good design, quality build, and PROVEN components is all it really takes. The only thing that really needs to be best-in-class is the price. Such was the lure of the OP1. Looks like OP is going to muck that all up with the OP2.

  15. 101001
    June 19, 2015

    Why can’t they use MediaTek it’s cheaper and not such a piece of crap as Snapdragon is…

    • MexiDroid
      June 20, 2015

      we need custom roms, maybe they wll wait for another SD… or Mediatek should open their code xD

  16. jitender singh
    June 20, 2015

    IT WOULD BE MORE ATTRACTIVE IF IT SUPPORT SD CARD SUPPORT WITH DUALSIM AND DUAL TONE LED FLASH LIGHT