The OnePlus 2 will be invite-free starting tomorrow


The invite system is what caused OnePlus a lot of trouble, but at the same time gave the brand the viral popularity it needed. News is that the brand has decided to do away with the system for their current flagship phone.

Starting midnight on 5th December, you will no longer be needing any invites to be able to purchase the OnePlus 2.

Back when the system was first introduced (and criticised), OnePlus maintained that it was the invite system that allowed the company to manage inventory and get an idea of how much demand there was for their phone (the OnePlus One, in 2014). With more options being available, and with OnePlus (presumably) turning into a company that now has a better ability to hold stock, the invite system is going for good… but only for the OnePlus 2.

You will still need to have an invite to be able to get a OnePlus X (review)… besides if you buy it between December 5-7. There’s some other discounts that OnePlus is holding for the season. From the forum post by co-founder Pei:

But that’s not all. Check out the other deals we’re offering from December 5-7 just in time for the holidays:

  • OnePlus 2 StyleSwap Covers are 50% off
  • Select OnePlus One accessories are 90% off
  • All other accessories are 10% off
  • As a special holiday gift, a limited number of first orders will receive an exclusive Never Settle mousepad!

Check out GizChina’s holiday buying guides for more killer deals!

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11 Comments

  1. Marius Cirsta
    December 4, 2015

    Yeah nice but neah … I’m a bit of a Xiaomi fan now, I like their prices and the fact that I can actually just easily buy their stuff with now fuss.

  2. balcobomber25
    December 4, 2015

    Your a few months too late One Plus, as usual. Too many good phones are being released now, most people don’t want your portable heater anymore. Always one step forward, seven steps backwards with this company.

    • MaxPower
      December 4, 2015

      i heard they changed their motto “never settle” into “winter is coming”

    • yalok
      December 5, 2015

      Does it really overheat or just gets warm as any other phone would do under similar load? From what I have seen, it doesn’t overheat, but that came at the price of downclock to 1.9Ghz that brought the performance down to the level of oneplus one, which is still more than sufficient for most people.

      • balcobomber25
        December 6, 2015

        It still overheats, OnePlus just used a lot of thermal paste inside so the end user doesn’t feel the heat as much. After some heavy gaming or video editing you can feel it. Thermal paste is a short term solution to a much a larger problem. Eventually that paste will start to break down and unlike a PC there is no way for the end user to reapply it.

        • yalok
          December 6, 2015

          Maybe it overheats at some regions during long gaming sessions, but for people that don’t play that much on a smartphone it should be allright. After all, the SoC is still one of the best and the rest of the phone (camera, materials, design, close to stock ROM etc.) play even a bigger role.

          • balcobomber25
            December 7, 2015

            Overall it’s a good phone but if you do anything that is processor heavy you will notice the heat. I tested one out for a 2 week business trip, I am not one who plays a lot of games. But even just watching videos, listening to music for extended time or editing photos it started to heat up. With two hours of continuous use on the plane I had to put it down, never had that issue with a phone before.

  3. alan4195
    December 4, 2015

    I’m so glad to finally have the option to buy a OnePlus 2. I’ve been waiting a long time to choose NOT to pick one up.

    Bite me, OP.

  4. 10101010101010
    December 4, 2015

    Overestimated demand?

  5. yalok
    December 5, 2015

    Andi, you were using it as your main phone and I remember that you reported some serious issues with it here https://www.gizchina.com/2015/10/12/anyone-else-suffering-any-of-these-7-oneplus-2-bugs-and-issues/ . Were the issues fixed by factory reset?

  6. Pulkit Taneja
    March 23, 2016

    OnePlus 2 is a pleasant upgrade to its already amazing predecessor. The big screen of 5.5” of this device gives a feeling of pride possession in the hands of user. The touch screen is so sensitive that the finger print scanner will be two times faster than the Apple’s TouchID. OnePlus 2 is more on the similar pattern with OnePlus One but with more advanced and amazing features. At present the price of OnePlus 2 is in the range of Rs.22,999/- which makes it a good deal for a smartphone loaded with best in class features.