#TakeTheEdgeOff campaigns gives Samsung owners to trade in for a OP2

The OnePlus 2 is a good phone, but OnePlus are so confident in the handset that they are allowing Samsung phone owners the chance to trade in (up?) to the OP2.

It’s a bold marketing, offering the OnePlus 2 as a trade in for a Samsung Edge device and it is already making headlines (as you can see), but other than clever marketing it really doesn’t seem like an offer anyone is ever going to accept.

While the OnePlus 2 is a good phone, it is also much cheaper than say the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. What are the chances that an owner of a more expensive phone are going to trade in for something cheaper, even if it does perform better.

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In an attempt to convince Samsung owners to go for a OP2, OnePlus are saying that they will be donating all the Samsung trade ins to charity, but then again wouldn’t it be better just to give a bunch of OnePlus 2 phones away instead?

We doubt that there will be much of a demand to take part, but incase OnePlus have limited the number of participants to only 50, and are only allowing the offer until the 18th October. You can see more details in the terms and conditions.


So more #hype from OnePlus, and were sure that isn’t the last of it.


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  1. Tajwar
    October 14, 2015

    W-T-F? Just who in their right mind would do that? I agree with Robin Maxwell why not Two phones?

  2. Hieu Nguyen
    October 14, 2015

    not a chance in hell!

  3. MaxPower
    October 14, 2015

    I’m giving away a still sealed,brand new OnePlus 2!!!
    All you have to do is to send me a new, still sealed iPhone 6s.

    the best part of it is that i wont keep the phone, but I’ll sell it and with the money I’ll buy 2 new OnePlus 2.

    one of them will be used to keep the loop going on, while the second one will be donated to all Gizchina readers.

  4. Big O
    October 14, 2015

    OP, still shooting themselves in the foot. What happened to “learning to be humble”?

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    October 14, 2015

    The phones are supposedly for charity but they *only* want substantially more expensive 2015 Samsung flagships? Why would one mobile phone company donate *a competitors* product to a charity? Why don’t they just donate 100 OnePlus Two’s to Hope Phones and call it a day? The whole thing seems very suspicious. I hope someone will follow-up and confirm OnePlus in-fact donates the flagship phones to Hope Phones otherwise this will be a new low for OnePlus.

  6. CoinPhone
    October 14, 2015

    Imagine if Samsung offers a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for every OP2 trade in. And Samsung will donate all OP2 and equal amount of S6 Edge to a third world country. One Plus will close shop the next day. Killed by its own stupid arrogance.

    • CoinPhone
      October 14, 2015

      Oh. Just realized that it will not work. OP2 will be sold out overnight and OP will be freaky rich. Damn!

      • Maciek Buczkowski
        October 16, 2015

        No it wouldn’t be sold out. They have no phones 🙂 You need invitation, so they produce on demand 🙂

  7. Marta Dorado
    October 15, 2015


  8. Aeonia
    October 15, 2015

    Haha..that’s gonna happen

  9. Stef
    October 15, 2015

    So one would give away an Exynos 7420 phone with probably the highest tech in mobile displays and cameras to get a generic 5.5 incher that throttles half of the time?

    That’s highway robbery tantamount to a considerable crime. I mean even suggesting it as there may be naive people to follow through (even if it is one or two, it’s still highly unethical).

    Of course they may accept damaged Edge phones as well (in which case it is a good trade), but I highly doubt it.

  10. Alexis T
    October 15, 2015

    i’ll gladly give away my phone for a Find 9. But OP can shove its OP2 right up its histrionic and showy a$$.

  11. DC
    October 16, 2015

    Though I’m not a Samsung fan mainly because of their price but I must say their latest offerings are very nice albeit pricey, Dream on …. 1+2

  12. DC
    October 16, 2015

    Also being a former owner of 1+1 though it’s a good phone I didn’t get the excitement on 1+2, design wise they are simply committing suicide